My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, abbreviated as OreGairu and Hamachi, and also known as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, is a Japanese light novel series written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. The series follows Hachiman Hikigaya, a pessimistic, closeminded, and realistic teen, who is forced by his teacher to join the school's service club and work with two girls with issues of their own. They offer help and advice to others while dealing with their inner conflicts. There are three manga adaptations and two anthology volumes. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired between April 4 and June 27, 2013 and was followed by a second season which aired between April 2 and June 25, 2015, as well as a third and final season which premiered on July 9, 2020. Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru, a video game was released by 5pb., for the PlayStation Vita was released on September 19, 2013. A second video game also by 5pb was released on October 27, 2016. Both games were bundled together in a release for the PlayStation 4, titled Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru. & Zoku Omatome Set, which was released on October 26, 2017.
The main characters in the series are members of the school's service club, which is supervised by Shizuka Hiratsuka. ;Hachiman Hikigaya ;Yukino Yukinoshita ;Yui Yuigahama
The light novel series is written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. It is being published by Shogakukan under the Gagaga Bunko imprint. The first volume was published on March 18, 2011 and the series was concluded with its 14th volume released on November 19, 2019. Volumes 3, 4, 7, and 8 were published simultaneously with limited special editions. The special editions of the 3rd and 7th volumes were bundled with drama CDs and those of the 4th and 8th volumes – with art books by Ponkan8 and guest illustrators. A set of the first 7 volumes was released on March 19, 2013. A collection of short stories, volume 7.5, was published on August 20, 2013. Three additional short volumes, 6.25, 6.50 and 6.75 were bundled with the limited editions of the 1st, 3rd and 5th DVD and BD volumes respectively of the first anime series, and were released as single volume, numbered 6.5, on July 22, 2014. A limited special edition of it was bundled with a drama CD. Another short story collection volume, labeled 10.5, was released on March 18, 2015.
A drama CD, titled Tatoeba Konna Birthday Song, was released with a special edition of the 3rd light novel on November 18, 2011. The drama CD contains a character song, sung by Saori Hayami and Nao Tōyama, titled "Bright Generation" and composed by Yukari Hashimoto. A second drama CD, titled Hikigaya Komachi no Keiryaku, was sold together with the first one at Marvelous AQL's booth at Comiket 83, held on December 29, 30, and 31, 2012. A third drama CD, titled Kanojotachi no, We Will Rock You, was bundled with the special edition of the 7th volume, published on March 19, 2013. The drama CD contains a character song by Hayami and Tōyama, titled "Rock You!!" and composed and arranged by Yūya Saitō. A fourth drama CD, titled Sono Christmas Candle no Akari ga Yureru Toki..., was released with the special edition of volume 6.5 on July 22, 2014. The fourth drama CD contains a character song by Hayami and Tōyama, titled "Kimi to Merry Christmas".
The first manga adaptation is illustrated by Rechi Kazuki and published by Square Enix under the title My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected -Monologue-. Its serialization began in the magazine Big Gangan on September 25, 2012. As of April 7, 2020, there have been sixteen tankōbon published. A second series, illustrated by Naomichi Io and titled My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @comic began serialization in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine. The first chapter was published in the magazine's January 2013 edition, released on December 19, 2012. It has been collected into fifteen tankōbon volumes so far, with the first published on May 17, 2013. A 4-panel manga series by Yūta Taneda was published by Ichijinsha under the title Yahari 4-koma demo Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa machigatteiru.. A preview chapter was published in the May 2013 issue of the Manga 4-koma Palette magazine, released on March 22, 2013, and the first chapter – in the June 2013 issue, on April 22, 2013. A tankōbon volume of it was released on June 21, 2014. It ended on Jun 22, 2015 and was collected in two volumes. An anthology volume by several authors was published by Ichijinsha under their DNA Media Comics imprint on May 25, 2013, and a second one, on July 25, 2013.
''My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected -Monologue-'' volumes
''My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @comic'' volumes
A 13-episode anime television series, directed by Ai Yoshimura and produced by Brain's Base, aired between April 5 and June 21, 2013, with an additional anime-original episode with writing by Wataru Watari following the series on June 27, 2013. The series was simulcast with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. An OVA episode on Blu-ray Disc was bundled with the limited edition of the video game, released on September 19, 2013. The opening theme is "Yukitoki" by Nagi Yanagi and the ending theme is "Hello Alone" by Saori Hayami and Nao Tōyama. The anime has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand. A second season was announced by Shogakukan in 2014. The season, titled "Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku", is produced by Feel and directed by Kei Oikawa, with character designs by Yuichi Tanaka and series composition by Shōtarō Suga. It aired between April 3 and June 26, 2015. The opening theme is "Harumodoki" by Yanagi. The ending theme is "Everyday World." by Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama. The second season has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. An OVA episode, titled Undoubtedly, Girls Are Made of Sugar, Spice, and Something Nice, is bundled with the limited edition of the second video game, which was released on October 27, 2016. A third and final season was announced by Shogakukan on March 18, 2019. Feel is returning to animate the third season, with Kei Oikawa returning as director, Keiichirō Ōchi replacing Shōtarō Suga as series composer, and Yuichi Tanaka returning as character designer. The season, titled "Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan", was set to premiere on April 9, 2020, before the series was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 6, 2020, it was announced that the third season will broadcast in the summer of 2020 based on a "trial and error" production process that accounts for the safety of the production staff. The third season began broadcasting on July 9, 2020. The opening theme is by Yanagi, and the ending theme is by Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama. Sentai Filmworks licensed the third season globally excluding Asia. In Southeast Asia, the series is licensed by Medialink and released on streaming serviceiQIYI. The third season will run for 12 episodes. On April 2, 2019, Sentai Filmworks confirmed on Twitter that the series will receive a dub. On July 5, Sentai announced both seasons 1 and 2 will be dubbed.
A video game for PlayStation Vita, titled Yahari Game demo Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. was published by 5pb. and released on September 19, 2013. Takuya Eguchi, Saori Hayami, and Nao Tōyama reprised their roles from the anime. The limited edition was bundled with an OVA episode. 5pb. developed a second video game for the series for the PlayStation Vita that adapted the second season of the anime television series. It was released on October 27, 2016. Like the first game, the limited edition was bundled with an OVA episode. The release date of the second game was postponed from July 28, 2016 to October 27, 2016 on June 14, 2016. Both games were later released in a bundle for the PlayStation 4 on October 26, 2017.
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected was chosen as the best light novel of Japan according to the online polls compiled by the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! annual guide book in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hachiman Hikigaya was elected the best male character in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Yukino Yukinoshita was elected the best female character in 2015 and Ponkan8, the series' artist, was chosen as the best illustrator in 2015 and 2016.