drpepperfan Feb 14, 2020 10:24PM

"You got some on your cheek."

RIP whisk. :(

GiantEnemyShark Feb 14, 2020 11:05PM

Honestly my favorite part is Ucchi being in the background being disgusted (and in pretty much any pictures).

ToMboItRaSh Feb 14, 2020 11:42PM

Nemoto shipped it.

minagi mikoto Feb 15, 2020 1:12AM

I see LOTS of yuri fan arts and doujins from this series, so is there actually any yuri in the main series? I watched a few episodes of the anime and could not continue but it's actually yuri...

Linterdiction Feb 15, 2020 1:13AM

Nooo, Yuri, it's okay, you won't be left behind!

TheYuriTomboy Feb 15, 2020 1:18AM

^^ the ‘yuri’ only occurs in the manga, and really only comes into play in any stretch after something like 70 truly cringeworthy chapters (that’s a positive for what watamote goes for). The yuri is mostly subetext, but it’s pretty blatant at points and there’s plenty for artists to feed off. Ucchi in particular at least has an official canon interest in tomoko, and tomoko herself is bi.

Aquwin Feb 15, 2020 1:19AM

Yuri about to snap minagi mikoto the girl looking through the window is in love with tomoko

EshaSunrise Feb 15, 2020 1:19AM

@minagi mikoto

Read the Manga. It starts as the same cringe comedy the anime is, but slowly develops into one of those "how gay can we make this before we have to rebrand" type series.

Senjougahara_sama Feb 15, 2020 6:06AM

Nemoto shipped it.

I dunno that sort of looks like that blank dead stare she does sometimes when she wants to hide what she's thinking.

bighandxyz Feb 15, 2020 7:35AM

@minagi mikoto

I was where you are 6 months ago. Dont finish anime, go straight to ch70 in manga. Thank me later

Azero25 Feb 15, 2020 7:56AM

Yuri's eyes scare me

whitenight2013 Feb 15, 2020 9:18AM

The kouhai is adorable, and I really want more of her

minagi mikoto Feb 15, 2020 10:20AM

So I guess there's a lot of yuri material from everyone's answer. Is there a yuri-ruiner guy though?

GaleBlue Feb 15, 2020 11:04AM

^ nah, Tomoko is just a chick-magnet

Aal Feb 15, 2020 11:13AM

I'd recommend reading the manga from the start. The cringe is a slog, but it makes it all the more worth it once her situation improves

YHVH Feb 15, 2020 11:35AM

Can't spell harem without "harm". Look at that poor whisk in YanYuri's hand.

bighandxyz Feb 15, 2020 12:13PM

Telling people to not skip chapter when they had already quit due to the cringe is silly. I went straight to ch70 and I've missed nothing. Went back and slog through a few earlier ones but glad I did not have to start there

thechampionmike95 Feb 15, 2020 12:39PM

Nemo doesn't ship it. The whole point of her and Yuri staring is because they think the complete opposite. I that Shizuku is the only person that thinks Tomoko is cool.

bitfarb Feb 15, 2020 3:14PM

I'd suggest at least skimming the chapters leading up to the school trip. Getting a better picture of Tomoko's life and personality makes her changes all the more satisfying.
Plus it's fun to see how early you can spot characters in the background who later become important.

random Feb 15, 2020 7:25PM

^ "After getting up to date on the manga, go back and have a drink when you encounter a character or plot element that would become more important later on."
- TVTropes drinking game

The authors earn a hat tip for their foresight in making random background characters just distinctive enough they can be readily spun up into more prominent colourful cast members as needed/desired. Nemo is one of the earliest and most notable examples, having spent the first in-universe year as one of Okada's unnamed friends who had like two lines total over that entire period...

This series turns Ascended Extra into an art form.

sorathecrow Feb 15, 2020 7:42PM

Natural lady killer strikes again. Sacrificed most basic skills for charisma. And only with women.

minagi mikoto Feb 16, 2020 12:43AM

Thanks for all the answers. I guess I'll try the manga. :)

nio_neka Feb 16, 2020 2:27AM

Ucchi's gross sense is tingling

elevown Feb 16, 2020 7:40AM

lol I didnt notice the whisks demise at first.

Dragonfang Feb 16, 2020 10:06AM

Why is Yuri so strong and protective of tomko,next thing you know she breaks someone's arm

random Feb 16, 2020 11:36AM

Yuri being rather stronger than she looks is just one of those running gags; but she's rather more possessive than "protective" of her friends and at best takes a while to warm up to new people in her relationship matrix as eg. Nemo could attest - and Shizuku has the superpower of pissing off other girls pretty much just by existing, so...

CuttySark Feb 16, 2020 9:17PM

Yuri ruiner? There's tomoki...

TheYuriTomboy Feb 17, 2020 4:27AM

^ Tomoki doesn’t ruin the yuri, he’s only on komiwhatshername’s and that one other girl’s radar. neither of which have any real yuri subtext with anyone in the first place. an argument could be made for Yoshida i guess, but other than that... He doesn’t pose any legitimate threat to yuri

random Feb 17, 2020 3:21PM

Tomoki would rather not appear in the series at all, anyway. That not being an option he's doing his level best to ignore the two lunatics trying to get a look at his dick.

Marion Diabolito Feb 17, 2020 6:25PM

Poor Tomoki. Of course, there used to be three lunatics, and Tomoko is the only one who discussed having sex with him. But she's outgrown that by now.

AIso: Yeah, Yuri and bent whisk. Yandere aIert. I see her having a Iot of IittIe breakdowns, and Ucchi saving up for one big one.

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juanelric Feb 17, 2020 7:51PM

What does the text between Tomoko and Shizuku mean?

Also, I hate when people turn random characters into yanderes (or turn female characters into traps).

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random Feb 18, 2020 9:05AM

Yuri has always been pretty... territorial... about her friends in canon tho. And even normally very amiable sorts like Nemo and Asuka tend to get testy around Shizuku.

onyxpanda Feb 23, 2020 4:08AM

This is the image and discussion that led me to getting up to date with Watamote... ch 70 is definitely the catalyst for the yuri, but the character growth in ch 115 is the reason I stayed. Thanks to everyone who made a good argument to read it. Also, now being able to appreciate it fully... I love how accurate this art is.

Rainendant Mar 1, 2020 2:57AM

lol,, tomoko such a thickhead,, she should consider the other girls,,,

Marion Diabolito May 30, 2020 12:33AM

"hoppen-ni choco tsuiteruyo" "there's some chocolate on your cheek, you know."
The little "tsu" at the end of "pero" is pronounced with a glottal stop but in sound effects it's like an exclamation point.

Also, Shizuku is a girl Tomoko has wished she were a boy in order to steal her from her boyfriend. The Watamote irony there is that Tomoko was actually trying to imitate her beloved sempai Imae Megumi by befriending and mentoring Shizuku, and ended up perving on her (and maybe succeeding in getting her to fall for Tomoko).

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Marion Diabolito Mar 6, 2023 11:45PM

In the manga, the only one that's gotten yandere with Shizuka over Tomoko is, surprisingly, Emily Uchi. She even said "don't get cocky, bitch!" when it was obvious Shizuka was charming Tomoko. The humour there is that this is exactly what Shizuka went through with other girls in middle school and the BOYS they were interested in, who were swarming around Shizuka. Now, she has to deal with the Lesbian Edition®