Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. — First Impressions


This one reminds me a lot of Haganai., complete with a name that’s even more impossible to remember. We have a club with people who can’t make friends who eventually become friends.

It differs (so far) in that the characters aren’t just marked off a checklist like in Haganai. These could potentially be actual people.


The show does much better at presenting the more serious issues than Haganai as well. With that said, they’re still the dumb anime “serious issues” like should you try hard, how to make friends, etc. But it doesn’t quite come across as preaching here since it’s grounded in an actual, albeit contrived, situation. Regarding that, how is it possible to not be able to cook? I don’t understand this. You just read a list of directions and follow them.

It’s not particularly funny, but I don’t get the impression that it’s really trying to go for laugh out loud humor, at least not at this stage.

Overall, I’m going to keep watching it. I can’t think of a very good excuse for why I liked the first episode, but I did. It might possibly have something to do with the fact that for once it looks like the smart girl is going to win. (it always pisses me off that male anime characters find idiocy attractive) Still I recognize that this setup is a recipe for disaster and the show will inevitably head in that direction.

9 thoughts on “Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. — First Impressions

  1. “how is it possible to not be able to cook? I don’t understand this. You just read a list of directions and follow them.”

    Funny is that Yukino had EXACTLY same reaction.

  2. the annoying thing about this is, its actually funny, but there is so much talking it distracts you from the jokes. This has laugh out loud humor but so many people are not getting it.

    1. Yeah, it has some great jokes but also a lot of talking that isn’t that funny. Could be much more concise than it is.

  3. I’m not yet fully sold but this could be quite an interesting series. As you say, the characters here seem to be much more like actual people than like jokes. And although there was too much dialogue for my taste it did make some sense. But I guess I’d have to rewatch a few times to come to a conclusion as to whether there is something to learn from this show. As for now, I hope there will be some action and less dialogue. And I hope the second girl, Yui, will become less annoying.

    Also, I quite like the character designs and facial expressions. Yukino is one of the best-looking anime heroines this season imo.

    1. I’m not sure how it’ll go yet either. Somehow I’ve already fallen behind. I remember finding the last episode I watched less interesting, too. Oh well, harem shows usually start out decent and peter off into failure.

      Yukino is pretty cute.

  4. I finished watching this series and while not great it is good, for example hachiman (8man) was actually one of the most memorable mc I’ve watched recently because of how practical he was by following unmoral methods. You could say he did the Lelouch in the last few episodes. It gets better in the later episodes, really.

    1. Yep, he was one of the better main characters in recent memory, particularly in this genre. He did pull off a bit of a Lelouch except without the insanity and twists.

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