#12DaysOfAnime – As someone who is still a year before graduating high school, discovering the anime series Oregairu has been quite entertaining for me. It is a show that focuses on a high school setting with a much deeper lens, in comparison to other shows set in the same place. Thus, let me tell you how Oregairu has been unique and interesting for me.
Before everything else, you should totally check out Kat’s blog entry about misunderstanding hate from the Harry Potter books.
This month’s blog tour has been quite a challenge for, not only me, but the majority of everyone in OWLS. The prompt, “Diplomacy,” has so many perspectives to discuss about that choosing one is proving to be difficult. So I decided why not make it a little bit confusing for me by using a show that’s dialogue-heavy, Oregairu.
An anime series known for its deep and mind-boggling hits about high school life and society, I found Oregairu to be the best basis material for the “Diplomacy” prompt as the show is centered around the politics of a regular high school. Before we dive in, spoilers are in great abundance here and if you do not take kindly to that, avert your eyes!
DAY 2: Favorite Anime I’ve Watched So Far
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.