There’s something about this certain loner named Hachiman Hikigaya that got into people’s minds. This guy tends to hurt people with his words, intentionally alienate himself from others and make girls cry just to escape the stereotypical romantic comedy situations, yet this guy managed to capture the hearts of audiences in Japan with just an episode.
Case-in-point; the very first Blu-Ray volume of the anime series he stars in, ‘Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru’ just sold out in less than one day of release. The Blu-Ray box set was just released earlier today and from what it looks like in Akihabara, it just sold out fast. This anime Blu-Ray box set only includes the very first episode of the anime series.
Akihabara (or Akiba) is known as THE place to buy anime related goods in Japan. It has everything from figures, manga, light novels, plastic models, posters, body pillows, DVD’s, you name it, they have it. With big name shops like Animate and Tiger seen ‘out of stock’ with the anime’s volume 1 Blu-Ray, it definitely speaks volumes about the popularity of the show.
The Blu-Ray box has episode 1 of the anime as well as the anime’s official soundtrack plus a 125-page paperback ‘Oregairu’ light novel volume 6.25 written by the original author Wataru Watari. The Blu-Ray set costs about 4,725 yen.
The anime goes up until Volume 6 of the light novels by Wataru Watari with the last episode (episode 13) being an original story written by Watari himself. Seven volumes of the light novel have been published so far with the additional volume 6.25 bundled with the Volume 1 Blu-Ray set. The series will also have a visual novel game for the PS Vita which comes bundled with an original story OVA to be released this summer.
The series follows Hachiman Hikigaya, a loner who is forced to join the volunteers club by his teacher. There he meets Yukino Yukinoshita, another loner with a sharp tongue and Yui Yuigahama, a happy and energetic girl who is the exact opposite of the both of them. This “Bitter-Bitter-Sweet” trio now make up the Volunteers Club and they must help anyone who comes to their club room seeking help.
Source: Livedoor blog