All posts tagged: watamote

WataMote Review

High school. That magical location from which anime characters live their exciting daily lives or, owing to some outside force, fight secretly to save the world from danger. Yep, it certainly is the place to be…unless you’re unpopular. We all know about the charming transfer student, the badass fighter who is actually surprisingly good at tests, heck even the silent types get some serious screentime. So it shouldn’t be too hard to make a splash in anime’s favourite playground right? To skilfully navigate through the hormonal jungle that serves as a preamble to adulthood. Especially if you’ve spent your life enjoying and absorbing the tropes of said anime. I mean, it’s not like you’d be the unpopular one…right? Wrong. Oh so heart rendingly and soul crushingly wrong. Meet Tomoko Kuroki, a social inept otaku who continuously proves that she is by no means the traditional protagonist type. A fact even she herself is painfully aware of, due to her immense knowledge of the ins and outs of anime. Before making the transition to high school, hope filled Tomoko’s …

Watamote English Dub Cast Announced

Popularity. It’s a dangerous game that people play. To appeal to the masses and earn renown throughout school, work, the world et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum. But regardless of the inherent social perils, some still wish to take part… At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she’s easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows. In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she’s only had one actual friend. All of this makes Kuroki’s entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell. While Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she’s actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it. After all, the things that work in “otome” games rarely play out the same way in …

Hanabee Announce 6 New Titles at AVCon, Including Valvrave and Watamote!

Hanabee Entertainment have made some major announcements at AVCon over the weekend. They have confirmed that they have acquired the license to the following anime series: Valvrave the Liberator – DVD & Blu-Ray, 12 Episodes Subtitled Only, October 1st, 2014. Watamote – DVD & Blu-Ray, 12 Episodes Dubbed and Subbed, October 1st, 2014. Kasukimonogatari – DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack, 5 Episodes, October 1st, 2014. Rail Wars – Simulcasting on Hanabee.com, Episode 1-2 streaming live, July 21st, 2014. Fate Kaleid Season 2 – Simulcasting on Hanabee.com, 10 Episodes in total, Season 1 to come in future. Aldnoah.Zero – Simulcasting on Hanabee.com, Episode 1-2 streaming live, July 21st, 2014. This is certainly an impressive line-up of title acquisitions! It is great to see Hanabee pushing the boundaries with their streaming service bringing down some major titles for Australian anime fans. Stay tuned for more information on Hanabee and their acquisitions as it surfaces. -30-