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12th My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Novel Ships in September, Series Heads Toward Finale

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st volume in over 2 years scheduled for Japan

Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint confirmed on Friday that the 12th volume of Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected light novel series will ship on September 20. It has been over two years since Shogakukan shipped the 11th volume in June 2015. With the new volume, the story is headed toward its final arc.

Watari began the original My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novels with illustrations by Ponkan8 in Japan in 2011, and the series has more than 5 million copies in print as of April. The series topped the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! lists of best bunkobon (A6-sized) light novels in 2014, 2015, and 2016. It was ineligible for the 2017 list as it had no new volumes in 2016.

Yen Press licensed the novel series and Naomichi Io's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic manga adaptation for English publication in 2015. The publisher describes the story:

Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. "Youth" is a crock, he believes--a sucker's game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he's sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires--gasp!--optimism?

The novels inspired two anime seasons, which Crunchyroll streamed under the titles My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!. Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both seasons on home video in North America. Rechi Kazuki's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. -Monologue- manga, an adaptation of the anime version, runs in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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