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Chapter 36
WataMote Manga Chapter 036
Information
Volume NumberVolume 4
Chapter TitleBecause I'm Not Popular, I'll Become An Adult
Published01 March 2013
Previous ChapterChapter 35
Next ChapterV04 Omake

私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!

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!

SynopsisEdit

It is Tomoko’s 16th birthday, and she walks to the coffee shop thinking about how she has become more of an adult. She is celebrating by meeting with at the coffee shop. She arrives an hour early and further muses over how mature she has become by reading adult novels instead of manga and drinking black coffee. She sees a motorcycle and imagines, as a "woman" how cool she will look, only to crash and end up in intensive care in her imagination! She then muses about marriage and having a family--at 16!: "It's definitely possible for an adult woman like me." Her mind then wanders through the difficulty of raising children, then her mind focuses on and keeps repeating "I don't wanna work!"

Her thoughts are interrupted by Yū's arrival. Yū gives Tomoko the perfume she smelled when she shopped for underwear as a present. Tomoko finds this a "mature present." They catch up a little bit, and Yū suddenly asks Tomoko what “XXXX” is, something a friend of hers said. Tomoko takes this chance to show how mature she is by acting unfazed as well as being knowledgeable on the topic. Yū blushes as she listens. Tomoko asks Yū why she suddenly wants to know what it is, and a sweating, blushing Yū say "a friend" said it, and she could not find it in a dictionary. To herself, Tomoko wonders, then starts interrogating the embarrassed Yū if her boyfriend did things like "XXXX" with her, which Yū denies, then asks if "her friend" could have done "things other than just XXXX." Shifting, Yū admits that "her friend" could have done "some other things."

Eventually, Yū stands and says she wants to tell Tomoko some of the things "her friend" has done that "she" does not want other to know. She whispers into Tomoko's ear for a number of panels as she smiles and Tomoko looks both excited and shocked.

Tomoko gives her book to Yū since it is more suited for her. She watches Yū leave, smiling, accepting she is still a kid, but vowing to "slowly climb the stairway to adulthood."

CharactersEdit

ReferbacksEdit

  • Tomoko goes to the same coffee shop she met Yū at in chapter 3.
  • Yū makes a reference to the time they went underwear shopping in chapter 8.

TriviaEdit

  • At 16, Tomoko still has not learned how to ride a bicycle.
  • Tomoko claims she does not like kids, despite interacting with them a lot more than people her own age.
  • Tomoko is about a week older than Yū.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Tomoko claims that raising kids and starting a family is possible at 16, but legally, she still needs her parents’ consent.
  • The book Tomoko read and then lend to Yū is Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami.

Memorial MomentsEdit

  • Yū is much more experienced then even Tomoko thought.

QuotesEdit

  • "Now that I've turned 16, I've become a bit more of an adult." – Tomoko
  • "Hmph, the me who's capable of making ironic jokes about the weather is different from the girl I was yesterday." – Tomoko
  • "The hell is this slut saying?" – Tomoko
  • "It's when a guy uses that to do that with that for that." – Tomoko

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