Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - Netflix
Kuroki Tomoko is a super popular, high school girl who has had 50 years of dating experience and 100 boys... in the Otome game world. In the real world, she is a 15-year-old shut in who has all of the qualities of a "mojo" (a gloomy or unpopular woman). However, when school isn't going as she expected, and she isn't as popular as she had thought she was, she takes a look at herself in the mirror for the first time in a few years, and has some shocking revelations...
Runtime: 25 minutes
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! - Netflix
No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular! (Japanese: 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!, Hepburn: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!), commonly referred to as WataMote (ワタモテ), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nico Tanigawa. It began serialization on Square Enix's Gangan Comics Online service from August 4, 2011 and is published by Yen Press in North America. A 4-panel spin-off manga was serialized in Gangan Joker between January 2013 and July 2015. An anime television adaptation by Silver Link aired in Japan between July and September 2013. The anime adaptation received critical acclaim, particularly for the portrayal of the main character, but was also controversial in its treatment of social anxiety.
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - Reception - Netflix
WataMote has been the subject of much discussion and debate, particularly in its treatment of social anxiety and the main character Tomoko. Many have debated if the series is a comedy or a study of neurosis with many varying opinions on whether the subject matter is supposed to be humorous or not. Still, the anime adaptation has been highly praised by most websites, with much praise directed towards the main character Tomoko along with Izumi Kitta's portrayal of her. Among the most praised aspects of the series, the opening title sequence has received unanimous praise for its opening song, visuals, and how well it represents Tomoko's loneliness, frustration, and intense social anxiety. Kotaku contributor and anime critic Richard Eisenbeis gave the series an extremely negative review, describing the show as being the “most mean-spirited” anime that he had ever viewed as a critic and fan. Eisenbeis criticized the show's main source of humor, the protagonist's social anxiety disorder, as being demeaning to the mentally ill as low-brow. On the other hand, AnimeNewsNetwork's review compared the series to other well-known series dealing with subject of social misfits, such as Welcome to the NHK and Genshiken. Furthermore, Tomoko is portrayed as a completely anti-moe character, since she is angry and vengeful, instead of a typical cheery moe girl who just happens to be socially clumsy. The review praises the series for being insightful and straightforward in its treatment of social maladjustment.
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! - References - Netflix