1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good for a laugh about a shy high school student,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular, Vol. 1 (Paperback)
I watched the anime first before reading the manga (the anime is titled Watamote, if you're interested) and really enjoyed it. The gist of the story is about how Tomoko, the shy, introverted protagonist, expected to get more popular once she started high school. Suffice to say that this does not happen, and Tomoko tries various methods in order to improve her popularity. She's a bit of an airhead and ends up embarrassing herself every time. It's mostly comedy but at the same time you can't help but feel a bit sorry for her over her repeated failures.
The manga is very good, love the cover's non-glossy feel (prevents fingerprints from showing); Tomoko's character in the manga is almost identical to the anime's except she's a bit more judgemental here. But this also adds to the realism: her envy and jealousy at her classmates is even more pronounced and really feels like that of a resentful teenager. Don't worry about the plot getting too serious - it's almost always played for laughs. I wholeheartedly recommend it.