|Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Think About the Future|
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|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||September 23, 2013|
|Episode 11||Episode 13 ONA|
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.
references to previous episodes
At minute 12:46 when Tomoko hears her recording a character mentions "Burger Queen", an obvious reference to Burger King.
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Hare Hare Yukai
- Shingeki no kyojin - Soldier pose
- Dragon ball z - Dragon ball radar screen
- Another - Tomoko wearing Misaki Mei's clothes and characters.