MVM Acquires Watamote It's You Guys Fault I'm Unpopular
posted on by Andrew Osmond
MVM has announced that it has acquired the Watamote ~ No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular comedy anime series. According to MVM's announcement, "We'll update with a release date and formats as soon as the ink has finished drying on the contracts."
The slice-of-life gag comedy adapts Nico Tanigawa's manga about Tomoko Kuroki, a girl who thought she would be popular when she went to high school. However, she has a rude awakening, for cruel reality is not like the otome games (romance games for female players) she played.
Izumi Kitta (Brave10, Cardfight!! Vanguard) stars as Tomoko. Yūichi Nakamura and Kana Hanazawa also co-star as Tomoki Kuroki and Yū-chan, respectively. Kitta performs the anime's ending theme song "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai" (No Matter How You Think About It, I'm Not Wrong), while 16-year-old Konomi Suzuki (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Dusk maiden of Amnesia theme songs) collaborated with the "death pop band" Kiba of Akiba to perform the anime's opening theme song under the unit name "Konomi Suzuki n' Kiba of Akiba." The opening theme song is also titled "Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!"
Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Natsu no Arashi!) directed the anime at the studio SILVER LINK from scripts by Takao Yoshioka (The Familiar of Zero, High School DxD). Hideki Furukawa (Date A Live, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens) was chief animation director, and also handled the character designs. Satoshi Motoyama was the sound director, and Sadesper Record provided the music.