|Volume Number||Volume 1|
|Chapter Title||Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Take Shelter|
|Published||06 October 2011|
|Previous Chapter||Chapter 4|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 6|
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!
Tomoko laughs to herself reading a manga in a convince store and notices a salesclerk looking at her. She decides to leave, still laughing at a profane scene in the manga, but she discovers it is starting to rain. She takes shelter under a bus stop but is soon joined by two guys. Tomoko becomes nervous but still tries to make conversation when the boys greet her. Her first attempt is an obvious observation about how it is raining. One of the guys politely agrees. Tomoko then notices she is sweating profusely. Her second attempt is to make a funny basketball manga reference to her sweat, but she barely gets a response as neither of the guys even know she was trying to talk to them.
Tomoko then realizes she is begining to cry. She tries to make an excuse about having to take a dump to prevent them from seeing her cry. She is further embarrassed as they think she is being serious. After leaving the bathroom, Tomoko finds the bus stop empty and thinks they abandoned her. However, the two guys had actually gone to the convenience store to buy an umbrella for her. When they return, Tomoko is asleep and they decide to leave the umbrella next to her. Upon waking up, Tomoko notices the umbrella and uses it unaware that it was left by them. Walking home, she wishes that for once a boy would treat her kindly. The narration notes that it would be nice if she for once "noticed the unseen kindness."
- This chapter is adapted into the third episode of the anime.
- First appearance of Kosaka.
- Tomoko's social anxiety drives her to tears.
- "That scene where the main character got naked and kept saying 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry,' in front of his ancestor's gravestone while rubbing his genitals on it."– Tomoko
- “I bet they're normally entertained by shitty, boring, perverted jokes. Do you laugh at those impressions on TV? It's because of that you don't get such a high level gag!!” – Tomoko
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