|Volume Number||Volume 9|
|Chapter Title||Because I'm Not Popular, I'll Get My Head Patted|
|Published||18 September 2015|
|Previous Chapter||Chapter 84|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 86|
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 is watches a TV show that claims girls love it when a guy pats their head. Curious, Tomoko tries it on her purple stuffed toy. Later when she arrives at school, she notices a boy pat the head of a girl in the shoe locker room.
In the hallway Tomoko squats when a male student passes her, hoping that he will pat her head. He does not, and she figures that no random stranger would do that. Seeing a girl walk down the stairs with her hand on the railing, Tomoko decides if she sits at the bottom of the stairs, a guy will touch her head as he walks down. Thinking further, she feel such a pat would prove meaningless; he decides instead that a head pat would only be fulfilling if a guy did it after she succeeds at something incredible.
She changes the water in a flower vase, but despite her theatrical attempts to attract attention, no one notices. Later, she sits outside on a park bench and feeds a stray cat. She laments that no one noticed her replacing the water and feeding a stray. The cat's food falls, and while she is picking it up the cat gives her a head pat.
In order of appearance:
- The television show lists these as the "Top Three" things girl love guys to do. WataMote Wikia has not tested these claims. . . .
- 3rd: When he fluffs your hair.
- 2nd: When your eyes meet.
- 1st: When he pats your head.
- Head Patting: a common trope in manga and anime , there exists at least one survey in Japanese which has been reported on in English that suggests Japanese women do like an affectionate "head pat"--頭ポン (atama pon).
- Tomoko does not seem to notice that the girl does not like having her head patted.
- A cat pats Tomoko's head.
- "So only the cat noticed, huh..." – Tomoko
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