My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Tops Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Ranking
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The cover preview image for the 2014 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel is Amazing!) guidebook describes one of the contents of the book as “an interview with the grand prize winner, the author of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU).” The full list of winners will be announced when the book ships on November 20.
Wataru Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.
The light novel series received a television anime adaptation earlier this year, and a video anime that was bundled with the limited edition Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (Even Though It's a Game, My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected) PlayStation Vita game on September 19.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the television anime and plans to release it on home video this year.
Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online, Kazuma Kamachi's Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, Ishio Yamagata's Rokka no Yusha, Kenji Inoue's Baka to Test to Shōkanjū (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts), and Tsukasa Fushimi's Oreimo novels topped the best novel chart in the guidebook's 2013 issue. Sword Art Online also topped the 2012 issue.