Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! Season 2 Release Date
WataMote is a painful story. That’s the easiest way to describe it. It’s the painful story of a painfully anti-social girl’s painful life. There are very large pros to having a story like this, but there are also huge cons that can come with it.
Watamote is a very simple storyabout a girl trying to become popular. Seems straightforward, right? The story IS that simple. But you don’t watch watamote for the story. You watch it for Tomoko (MC). She is socially awkward and when I say awkward I mean VERY awkward. She can’t even hold a proper conversation with anyone outside of her family. Upon entering high school, she decides to change all that. What differentiates her from others of her ‘kind’ is her undying determination even in times of great despair. She fails, gets up and tries again. Then fails again and gets up again. Then fails YET again and so on. Some people may find that repetitive BUT that’s how life is. Life ain’t like a shoujo manga where the girl falls once or twice and is then saved by a prince. That is NOT how things are in real life.
Despite what you may think, watamote is NOT all that depressing. Why? THE COMEDY. The things that happen to or around Tomoko in her quest to find inner peace are cringe worthy. There are some REALLY awkward moments and they are funny as all hell. I guarantee you will be laughing your ass off by the end of each episode. The final 3 episodes are more serious but comedy is still there. The comedy does NOT get repetitive. I repeat. The comedy does NOT get repetitive. Also, there’s a LOT of cursing/bad mouthing in this show so if you’re into that kind of stuff…well lucky you.
It’s relatable. The strongest thing that painful stories have is that people who have felt similar pain can relate to the main character, when that occurs a person can easily fall in love with a story. If you’re someone that is anti-social, socially awkward, shy, or can’t express yourself well then you’ll find Tomoko practically reading your mind at several points.
But what about people who aren’t like that? What of you folks who can easily talk with people, have tons of friends and go out and have fun regularly? What you end up with is a gruelingly torturing story of a sad girl futilely attempting to make friends. When you see the things in the story that happen to Tomoko, you don’t go “It’s so true!” You go “Oh, my god that’s so sad. Poor Tomoko.”
Like I mentioned earlier your enjoyment of this show may heavily depend on how much you can relate to the experiences of Tomoko. It made a huge impact on me so I hope this gets a second season!