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"Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Think About the Future"
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Season 1, Episode 12
Episode information
Directed by Shin Ōnuma
Written by Takao Yoshioka
Original air date September 23, 2013
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"Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Think About the Future" (モテないし、将来を考える Motenai shi, Shōrai o Kangaeru?) is the twelfth episode of WataMote. The episode was written by Takao Yoshioka and directed by Shin Ōnuma. It was broadcast in Japan on September 23, 2013.

In this episode, Tomoko reflects upon her previous attempts to become popular and tries one last attempt at popularity.


As Tomoko reflects on her uneventful past and thinks about her future, she views Megumi as the kind of student she should aim to become. When a cockroach roams about the class, Tomoko kills it hoping to be praised as a hero, only to leave a less than desirable impression on her classmates. Later that day, Tomoko tries to initiate a conversation with Megumi, but runs off after a blustery wind ruins the mood, not staying to hear Megumi's words of praise about her. The episode ends with Tomoko reading the Unpopular Girl definition from the first episode and laughing, realizing none of it matters.

Adapted fromEdit

This episode is adapted from chapters 31, and 34



At the 12:46 mark when Tomoko hears her recording a character mentions "Burger Queen", an obvious reference to Burger King.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - "Hare Hare Yukai"
  • Attack on Titan - Soldier pose
  • Dragon Ball Z - Dragon Ball radar screen
  • Another - Tomoko imagines herself wearing Misaki Mei's clothes and characters. Monica Rial, the voice of Tomoko for the English dub, coincidentally also voices Misaki Mei for the English dub of Another.

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

Memorable MomentsEdit


  • Tomoko: "Seriously, it doesn't even matter."

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