The popular romantic comedy anime My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected, commonly referred to as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU or Oregairu, debuted a new key visual for the anime’s upcoming 10-year anniversary festival: Oregairu Fes. 10th. The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime originally premiered in April 2013 and the festival commemorating the 10-year milestone is set for February 17, 2024.
Members of the main cast and staff that are scheduled to appear at the event include:
- Takuya Eguchi: Hachiman Hikigaya
- Saori Hayami: Yukinoshita Yukino
- Nao Toyama: Yui Yuigahama
- Ayane Sakura: Iroha Isshiki
- Aoi Yuki: Komachi Hikigaya
- Chado Horii: Kakeru Tobe
- Nagi Yanagi/yanaginagi (Performed all three opening songs)
- Wataru Watari (Original creator)
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected began as a light novel, published in Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko from 2011 to 2021. Oregairu Fes.-FINAL- was held in 2021 to mark the 10-year anniversary of the light novel. Japanese TV channel TBS, who aired all three seasons of the anime, also announced that a Blu-ray disc covering Oregairu Fes.-FINAL- will go on sale on November 29, 2023.
Oregairu Fes.-FINAL-Fan Disc will have 120 minutes of the event, plus an additional 157 minutes of bonus content. Details for the Blu-ray can be found on TBS’ website. TBS also revealed that the first round of releases for the Oregairu Fes.-FINAL-Fan Disc will grant the buyer priority in their application for tickets for Oregairu Fes.10th. Oregairu Fes.10th is held at FOSTER Hall in Akishima, Tokyo. TBS encourages fans to not miss the Blu-ray sale in November.
Anime Corner was able to speak to author Wataru Watari and his editor Hironori Hoshino earlier this year. Here, Watari and Hoshino reveal the motivations behind the story, characters, and the process of writing My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. While the main story ended in 2021, My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected continued in My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected Shin which were 6 additional novels packaged alongside the Blu-rays of the final season of the anime. An OVA for My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected Climax was also released in 2023.
Yen Press holds the North American license for My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. They describe the series as such:
Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynic. “Youth” is a crock, he believes–a sucker’s game, an illusion woven from failure and hypocrisy. But when he turns in an essay for a school assignment espousing this view, he’s sentenced to work in the Service Club, an organization dedicated to helping students with problems in their lives! How will Hachiman the Cynic cope with a job that requires–gasp!–optimism?
Source: Official Website
© Wataru Watari, Shogakukan / OREGAIRU Production Committee