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My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected Novel Volume 1

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SKU: 9780316312295

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About My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected Novel Volume 1

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected Novel Volume 1 is written by Wataru Watari.

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?


  • Publisher: YEN ON
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
  • Themes: School Life, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 9/27/2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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5 star rating out of 5

My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected Novel 1

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I am so happy this title finally got licensed for English release. I read the first book as soon as I received it in the mail and couldn't put it down. I finished it in 3 days which is good given my schedule.

I have to say this book is easy and fast to read. The characters are engaging and relatable especially Hachiman. Hachiman has a negative outlook on life but I do find what he is going through relatable and realistic. Yukino and Yui are likable but my wish is that both remain friends with Hachiman instead of delving in a love triangle but I guess this is asking too much on my part. I love the friendship between the three, so Hachiman ending up choosing one of the girls will kind of make me sad.

I am really looking forward to the second book which comes out in January 2017. It's quite a long wait but I'm excited nevertheless. I hope Yen Press licenses the short story collections as well.

This book is highly recommended.

5 star rating out of 5

Another Rave Review

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In high school, social status is everything, and there are as many ways of dealing with the pressure to be popular as there are high school students. This light novel takes these themes and turns them into a comedy goldmine. While I like to think I was a better socializer than Hachiman, I can definitely relate to his outlook on high school and life in general. The other characters fill their roles perfectly, and are all confoundingly likable.

The writing/translation flows well and is consistently entertaining, and I love Ponkan8's diverse illustrations!

5 star rating out of 5

Shows Promise

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No cliche harem setup (I am not saying I wouldn't like it if it was) and an interesting main character. After I watched the anime I knew I would be buying the light novel the second season was also great. Even though I knew the story it took me less than a week to read it, a timeless classic of light novels

5 star rating out of 5

A Cynically Love Story with Lots of Laughs


This series is a create one to read with awesome and witty characters and snappy dialogue. It's laugh out loud funny and I highly recommend it to those looking for this type of cynical love story.