Tomoko Kuroki is an otaku who has played hundreds of hours of dating sims. When she enters high school, she expects to be instantly popular, but it turns out that games are different from real life (gasp!).
The anime Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (It’s Not My Fault that I’m Not Popular!) is based on a web manga created by Niko Tanigawa and published in Square Enix’s Gangan Online. Today, the official website of the anime has received a major update, revealing some of the cast members.
The gloomy, unpopular otaku Tomoko Kuroki will be voiced by Izumi Kitta (Cordelia from Milky Holmes).
Tomoko’s little brother Tomoki will be voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura (Kyousuke from OreImo, Tomoya from Clannad).
Tomoko’s popular friend Yuu-chan is voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko from OreImo, Charlotte from Infinite Stratos).
Furthermore, the opening theme, which has the same name as the anime, will be performed by the 16-year-old singer Konomi Suzuki and “otastylish death pop band” Kiba of Akiba. Together, the strange combo is called “Konomi Suzuki n’ Kiba of Akiba”.
Konomi Suzuki is famous for winning Animax’s National Anison Grand Prix in 2011 and has performed theme songs for Tasogare Otome Amnesia and Pet na Kanojo. Kiba of Akiba is a six-man band that formed in 2008 and have released two singles, including a joint single with the idol unit BABYMETAL. What kind of music will these two sing together?
Also, the ending theme, Dou Kangaetemo Watashi wa Warukunai, will be performed by Tomoko herself (or her voice actress Izumi Kitta), with lyrics by Aki Hata, who also wrote the lyrics to the opening theme of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W (the one that goes “Sanchi! Pinchi!” over and over again). You can listen to the song in the trailer below, although…
Doesn’t Tomoko sound kind of awkward? It seems like she’s slurring a little — or is that how she normally sounds?
You can find out the rest of the staff below. To find out what happens when an shut-in otaku tries to be popular, watch WataMote when it airs on July 8.
- Director: Shin Oonuma (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Prisma Illya)
- Series Composition: Takawo Yoshioka (High School DxD)
- Character Design/Animation Director: Hideki Furukawa
- Art Director: Maki Morio
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Animation Studio: Silver Link
Source: WataMote homepage