30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 2

DAY 2: Favorite Anime I’ve Watched So Far

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Throughout the years, I have had many favorite anime series but as of late, I love the anime series, My Teen Romantic Comedy: SNAFU or to some its called Oregairu.

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I have a very great interest in stories that try to tackle the psychological and reasoning aspects of the characters. In this series, we focus on our main characters Hikigaya, Yui, and Yukino as they become members of the school’s service club and try to solve the problems of their clients – mainly high school students.

It was a great portrayal of the normal high school life and how twisted relationships become. Bullying, social climbing, packs, those who are called nerds and those who are deemed cool – everything about a high school society is wonderfully portrayed in the series.

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Another thing is the logical thinking of our main characters. You could say that they are the type of people who try to read between the lines. People who always have their guard up and can see right through you – well, for the exception of Yui, since she serves as the viewer’s guide to everything that’s happening in the series.

Hikigaya Hachiman is an interesting character. He always tries to read between the lines and deems that everyone around him has an ulterior motive. He always assumes for the worst and has no self-respect. Which gets interesting since he usually uses his own dignity in order to help out with a problem since it is the most efficient way – much to the disgust of Yui, Yukino and those who feel really deeply for him.

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He’s the kind of guy that has good intentions but does things really wrongly and that makes the series somewhat interesting and entertaining.

The concept of the story is in the title itself: My Teen Romantic Comedy: SNAFU. The thing here is that Hikigaya Hachiman is supposed to be in a teen romantic comedy but it’s not really what it seems to be. It’s sort of like a deconstruction of the rom-com genre since every girl can find him charming because of what he does but they disgust him because of his really low methods.

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The psychological aspects, the relationships, the conversations and the characters got me to love this anime series as I do today and I don’t think there’s probably a substitute since Sagrada Reset was my best bet – and that doesn’t seem to be working out quite well.

Overall, Oregairu is one of those anime series that needs your full attention and understanding while viewing. Characters drop down hints about their current situations, there’s a lot of wordplay, ulterior motives going around that get the viewer either really confused or really riled up because they’ve sort of lived these experiences.

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What made me like Oregairu is that it felt real – the characters, the scenarios, the plot itself.

I’m hoping for another season but since I heard that the light novel is still not producing enough chapters to get another season going I might have to wait.

Honestly, this article is not enough to fully express my love for this anime series. There’s just too much to talk about this that makes it a great series to watch and spend time to.

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7 thoughts on “30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 2”

  1. YES, Oregairu definitely feels so real! And the dialogue (internal and external) is just perfect – the light novel source of the material is just as good and demonstrates why the wordplay in the anime is just right. This series is my favorite as well!

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    1. The good thing about Oregairu is that the internal and external dialogue have a sort of depth into them. A simple sentence or statement can mean something in the long run or may not mean anything at all.

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      1. Absolutely. And I love how Hikki is both so wise and so naive. Most anime protags are only relatable on a superficial level, but because through Hikki’s dialogue we see that even though his words are wise, he’s still so flawed and weak beyond his willingness to admit, we can also see our own weakness and need to grow and we listen to his words. So much great stuff in this series!

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  2. I really enjoyed this show and also wouldn’t mind it continuing. These characters are all quite intersting and the way they continue to grow (while remaining much the same) really does feel genuine. I would love to see where they go in the end.

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    1. The light novel series is likely coming to an end in the next volume or two, so another series is unlikely…but OVAs for Oregairu have come out in the past, and I imagine we might get one of those.

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