Followers of Hachiman rejoice because Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko confirmed that volume 12 of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.) will be published on September 20th. This will be the first new volume in two years and will serve as the beginning of the final arc.
Writer Wataru Watari and illustrator Pokan8 began working on the series in 2011. The duo has finished 11 volumes and 3 short story collections for the series. OreGairu has been on an inconsistent release schedule since Watari began working on Girlish Number and Qualidea Code.
OreGairu is a rom-com drama series that follows Hachiman, a loner with a grim world view. He feels society is filled with hypocrites and that happiness is a myth. After writing a scathing report on social relationships, Hachiman is forced to join the Service Club to help students with their problems. The “ice beauty” Yukino is the club’s only other member and the bubbly Yui serves as an assistant. Hachiman will find his cynical world view challenged while helping students seeking the club’s assistance.
OreGairu has been adapted into a two season anime. Brain’s Base produced season one and feel produced season two. The series has inspired two visual novels, a manga adaptation, and two spin-offs.