The plot of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) may come off as yet another stereotypical school rom-com anime, but in reality, it is something different. Words like original and unique are hard to use to describe Oregairu. The anime starts with the introduction of the cliche outcast protagonist and the most popular girl in school. But by the end of the show, you will realize that the characters are not just bland placeholders following a set of tropes.
While Oregairu has the perfect deadpan characters that may even come close to home in real-life, but the beauty of this anime lies in realism. Anime has always been an exit from the real-world. But not in the case of Oregairu, which tries to replicate real human interactions with its harsh views on the world. The series has a good amount of unhappy and depressing moments. However, it often uses charming and humorous take on loneliness and societal rejection. It approaches hard to talk about subjects without making the topic feel heavy for viewers.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) attracts new fans because of the main character’s witty replies and comebacks. But it takes several rewatches of the series to understand the deeper meaning behind all the dialogues. All those popular snappy comebacks from the series are the shield the characters use to express their true feelings.
If you are planning to watch My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) anime, watch it according to this order.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) watch order:
01. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
02. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU OVA
Alternative Title: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. OVA
03. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!
04. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! OVA
Alternative Title: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku OVA
05. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 3
Alternative Title: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan
Stream/Buy On: Not yet aired
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Oregairu) is a school drama anime series with its first season directed by Ai Yoshimura and second season by Kei Oikawa. The director’s change didn’t affect the core storytelling, but the transition in the studio between the first and second season had a significant revamp of character designs and animation style. The anime is an adaptation of a light novel series written by Wataru Watari and drawn by Ponkan.
Synopsis: Hikigaya Hachiman is an introvert high school student with a pessimistic view of life. While he is good at studies, due to narcissism and no social skills, he prefers to avoid making friends. One day, Hikigaya’s literature teacher and guidance counselor learn about his rotten views of the world through an essay. Later she forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club.
Volunteer Service Club helps any student looking for guidance, whether it be odd jobs or life advice. Yukinoshita Yukino, the most popular and intelligent girl at the school, runs the club. She excels at everything but kind of shares similar opinions as Hikigaya. Maybe this odd pairing between them may result in something unexpected. It may even turn into an awkward teenage love comedy?