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Wataru Watari

Naomichi Io is the artist behind the manga adaptation of the hit light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected.


Wataru Watari is the author of the ultra popular light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected.

Works

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic (manga)

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 1 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 1 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. He believes "youth" is a crock-a sucker's game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. Unsurprisingly, he's not the most popular guy. Meanwhile, there's Yukino Yukinoshita-brilliant, beautiful, and chillier than winter in Antarctica. Would you believe she's not exactly beloved by her classmates either? The unlikely pair gets forced into a club dedicated to helping solve their fellow students' problems. But will an ice queen and a screwup really be able to help anybody?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 2 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 2 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    Hachiman Hikigaya may be in a club with two hot girls, but this isn't going to turn into a rom-com. He may have given out his number, but his phone will remain untexted. Besides, the only true cutie around here? Yeah, it's a guy. Hachiman the loser, Yukino the ice queen, and Yui the bimbo have to find some way to put the "service" back in "Service Club"--but so far they've scored zero points in the game of high school life.

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 3 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 3 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    Hachiman Hikigaya's travails in the Service Club continue! When his younger sister Komachi comes to the Service Club with a problem involving Hachiman's stoic, intimidating classmate Saki, he's faced with a challenge. How's he supposed to break through Saki's unflappable and frankly frightening demeanor? Is it possible that Hachiman's notorious cynicism is actually going to be good for something, for once?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 4 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 4 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    In spite of his best efforts, Hachiman still finds himself helping out his fellow students as a member of the Service Club. When delusional fantasy lover and fellow reject Zaimokuza tries to establish a "Playing Club," how will Hachiman, Yui, and Yukino handle his antics?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 5 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 5 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    Spending summer break at home is the perfect scenario for loner Hachiman Hikigaya, but his club advisor, Hiratsuka-sensei, knows just how to ruin his dreams. Say good-bye to a quiet vacation and hello to taking care of some snot-nosed elementary school brats at summer camp! But there's a bullying problem among the kids, and the target is a pint-sized loner named Rumi Tsurumi! Can Hachiman and the rest of the Service Club help Rumi out, or is her social life done for?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 6 (manga)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 6 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    As Hachiman's summer vacation continues, the topic of Yukino comes up. She's had an influence on everyone around her, but what does Hachiman think of Yukino?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 7 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    Who thought it would be a good idea to put the most cynical, anti-social loner in school on the school festival committee? What's done is done, and Hachiman wants nothing more than to simply muddle through and do as little work as possible. But when the head of the committee can't be bothered to even show up to most meetings, work begins to fall heavily on Yukino and the others. The event date closes in relentlessly but will they finish the preparations in time when half the committee is slacking off?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 8 (manga)

    By Wataru Watari, Naomichi Io, Ponkan 8

    With this year's Culture Festival coming to a close, the Service Club returns to their regular duty, when council president, Meguri Shiromeguri, appears! She wants Hachiman and the rest of the Service Club to make the upcoming Sports Day a success!

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 1 (light novel)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 1 (light novel)

    By Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8

    Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. "Youth" is a crock, he believes--a sucker's game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he's sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires--gasp!--optimism?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 2 (light novel)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 2 (light novel)

    By Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8

    When reputations are threatened, loners alone have no fear.

    Hachiman Hikigaya's life has changed little since being forced to join the Service Club. Sure, he now spends his time after school in the company of the icy Yukino Yukinoshita and bubbly airhead Yui Yuigahama, but his warped personality still ensures that he won't wring a moment's enjoyment from his insufferable school life. When someone starts trolling his class with hateful e-mails, though, and the Service Club is enlisted to help solve the case, Hachiman's "unique" perspective as an outsider might finally come in handy...or he could still just be a loser.

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 3 (light novel)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 3 (light novel)

    By Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8

    Nothing ever changes. No friends, no girlfriends--nothing but a solitary life at school... So why is Hachiman so uncomfortable? Maybe it's the fact that their club room is one girl short. There's no way Yukino and Hachiman can solve the problems born from this chain of misunderstandings. The bittersweet time with Totsuka, preparing for battle with Zaimokuza, a secret side of Ms. Hiratsuka...and strip poker? Surrounded by characters sprinting headlong in the wrong direction, will the club ever return to normal?

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 4 (light novel)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 4 (light novel)

    By Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8

    It's summer break, and Hachiman is continuing his leisurely life of solitude-until Miss Hiratsuka forces the Service Club back together to volunteer at a campground. For some reason, Hayama, Miura, and their crew of normies are there, too... Thus begins a compulsory, youthful season of fireworks, tests of courage, nighttime conversations, and bathhouse incidents, with no escape for Hachiman. Summer is indeed a minefield for the loner...

  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 5 (light novel)

    My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 5 (light novel)

    By Wataru Watari, Ponkan 8