|Volume Number||Volume 1|
|Chapter Title||Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Take A Little Detour|
|Previous Chapter||Chapter 3|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 5|
Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular!
It’s the start of the holidays and Tomoko ’s classmates are all planning on going to a karaoke, which makes her think about all the things she hasn’t done since becoming a high school student. She decides to go into a bookstore because that is the only place she can enjoy without having company. After reading 20 books, Tomoko goes to WcDonoald’s where she manages to awkwardly order a burger. Tomoko goes to the second floor to finish her meal, but soon afterwards some of her classmates show up and sit at a table near the stairs. Tomoko becomes distressed as she believes that if she is recognized, they will start talking about how pathetic she is for being alone during school and outside of class. Thinking of a plan, Tomoko goes into the bathroom to tie up her hair, pull back her bangs, and suck in her cheeks in an attempt to create a disguise. She walks out and makes it to the stairs where she is unexpectedly met by her brother and friends coming up. As they walk past her, she overhears one of Tomoki’s friends make fun of how ugly she is. Saddened, Tomoko exits the restaurant and goes to a park and sits on a swing. Eventually, Tomoki finds her and walks home with her.
- Tomoko Kuroki
- Tomoki Kuroki
- Akane Okada (unnamed)
- Yoshinori Kiyota (unnamed)
- Hina Nemoto (unnamed)
- Homeroom Teacher
- Tomoki's friends
- WcDonald's employee
- Tomoko's disguise is her "cute" makeover from chapter 1
- The author's notes on the last page make a reference to Tomoki being the forward in the soccer club, which was revealed back in chapter 2
- First appearance of Okada, Kiyota and Nemo.
- This chapter is adapted into the first episode of the anime
- Tomoki's friend calls him Tomosa.
- It's possible that Tomoko used her socks to tie up her hair since she has socks on before and while she is eating her burger, but then no longer has them on after she walks out of the bathroom.
- The restaurant Tomoko goes to is called WcDonald's which is a fictitious version of McDonald's.
- “Oops! My Mike down there just started to howl! Don't mess with me! Ahh! My speaker is starting sound good. How annoying!!” – Tomoko
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|Manga Volumes||01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12|
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