Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru Episode 11 – Changing the world

He'll change something alright.
He'll change something alright.

Hachiman changing the boundaries.
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“Thus, The Curtain Of Each Stage Rises, The Festival Reaches Its Climax.”
“Soshite, Sorezore no Butai no Maku ga Agari, Matsuri wa Saikō ni Fesutiba Tte Iru.”
(そして、それぞれの舞台の幕が上がり、祭りは最高にフェスティバっている。)

Hikigaya Hachiman may not be the most charismatic person. He may not be the smartest, but he has a certain air about him that separates him from other protagonists. Perhaps it’s his outlook on the situation around him, perhaps it’s how surprisingly confident he is in himself, and maybe it’s how he approaches various difficulties in unconventional ways. Whatever it may be, if he wants to, he may just change the world. Or so he says.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
Episode 11 Impressions

Oregairu totsuka saika and Hayama Hayato

That’s… That’s hawt.

So he did tag along.

Yuigahama anime angry

Oh she’s angry.

Can’t argue with that.

Totsuka being a trap aside, Hikigaya Hachiman’s demeanor is actually quite different from how he was in the beginning of the series. Instead of leaving everything to Yui, he actually decides to go with her to see Yukino himself. While it’s by no means because he likes her, it indicates how he grew closer to his “friends” even though he may not acknowledge them as such. Hikigaya is a person who is not easy to approach and may act awkwardly at times, but when it counts, he does his role as a friend on his own accord. Yui, on the other hand, is open in her approach and lets Yukino and Hikigaya know her feelings without feeling restrained. Her character balances out some of the silence that Yukino and Hikigaya give off while also giving them that little push they sometimes need.

Yukinon holding her hand out to Yui yahari

Awww,,, How nice…

Yuigahama Yui

:D

Yukino, having no friends herself, at least before she met Yui and Hikigaya, can be seen as a person who is just trying to tread the path of understanding relationships. By not having people she can depend on in the past, she forces everything upon herself and what results is an excessive and unnecessary burden on herself. Hikigaya may not have much experience in this regard as well, but he’s definitely very perceptive. His attitude towards the idea of supporting one another is understandable. It’s not necessarily mind-blowing that someone has to “get the short end of the straw,” and that not everything will be so great when working together. Still, it’s undeniable that having to depend on people is a necessity. Yukino may not be able to work with, understand, and know when to rely on people yet, but she could build a foundation by starting with Yui and Hikigaya. It’s just that, working with others is not as rose-colored as some people put it sometimes. It’s so simple to say “getting help is good.” However, it’s a totally different matter to get the to know when to get help, and to get that help from the right people.

Hikky dissing hayama

Ooooo man.

Hikigaya Hachiman ew

LOLOL.

Sagami Minami unsettled

OH SHIT. Hikigaya doing work!

Sagami anime stunned

It’s over.

Haruno laughing at situation

lololol

Now that you mention it…

:)

Yukinoshita Yukino rejected

Most lovely rejection of all time by Yukinon

HAHAHHAAHAHAA. Oh man. That’s good. Hikigaya is starting to become one of my favourite main protagonists. The way he executes everything is just unlike what I see from other protagonists. It’s genius though. By putting an image of a slacker who is forced to do the work he doesn’t want to do while still getting the work done, it makes everyone else in the committee against him for how antagonizing he is. It’s not like they’re just going to be lower than a person like that right? Essentially, he’s made himself seem like an asshole while upholding the slacker image. The rest of the committee will not want to fall to the asshole level by being a slacker so they’ll actually end up picking up the slack. Talk about manipulated. Well played Hikigaya Hachiman. Of course, that’s the reason why Haruno and Yukino are laughing in the first place.

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Yahari ore no seishun yukino yukinoshita

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF EVERYONE’S HEARTS MELTED UPON SEEING THE YUKINON MOE. MOAR PLS

Whao whoa. It worked!

Whao whoa. It worked!

Yahari Haruno anime

Still awesome.

yahari-11-31 Hikigaya Hachiman totally annoyed yahari-11-33

That's good. She's not just a complete dick for no reason

That’s good. She’s not just a complete dick for no reason

IS THAT JEALOUSLY I SENSE?

IS THAT JEALOUSLY I SENSE?

Ouch.

Ouch.

So after all of that, it looks like Yukino is finally opening herself up to Hikigaya and we can expect some nice future developments in the future. As for Haruno, I understand now that she’s at least trying to help her sister even if her methods are… not the best. I may not like the way she acts, but it’s nice knowing that she’s actually willing to participate in the festival by helping Yukino out even if it’s just with the paperwork or the minor tasks. If she really didn’t care or hated Yukino, I’m sure she would disregard her coldly and not show up at all or find some way to unsettle everyone to make Yukino feel worse. But man, Haruno sure is making Sagami feel bad with the way she says, “now this is how you get work done!” or “I’m feeling so fulfilled right now” when looking at Sagami in the corner of her eye.

Sagami stumbling on stage

ROFLMAO OWNED.

Sagami Minami failing

Get outta hereeeeee…

Jab.

Hit.

She’s just flirting now :)

MORE OF THIS PLS.

Totsuka Saika and Hayama together

Saika totsuka and hayama festival

Lolwat.

Hina Ebina nosebleed

For those Sagami haters out there, I’m sure you all had your fill of Sagami destruction. Seeing her struggle on stage sure hit the spot. It serves her right for dumping all the work on everyone else, taking no responsibilities, and not being prepared. Ignoring her pathetic “speech,” the exchange between Yukino and Hikigaya is… cute to say the least. She’s getting a little bolder and is taking little jabs here and there not to really make a point like she usually does, but to just poke fun at Hikigaya which is something she never really does. If this is a hint of some of their interactions in the future, I sure hope there’s a season 2 for Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.

He wants some Yukinon love.

Yuigahama Yui smile

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO CHOOOOSEEEEE?!

Moving along…

Yuigahama Yui puffed face moe

Hikky and Yui

Hikky strike 1.

Sagami Minami devastated

Hah. Get destroyed.

Damn, just as Hikigaya wants to know about whether Yukino said anything about him, probably something to do with how she feels about him, he starts getting something going with Yui as well. Yui is really the one who doesn’t stand idle while things happen like Hikigaya can be. She’ll chase after what she wants just like how she mentions that she won’t wait for Yukino if she doesn’t come; Yui will go to her and almost force her to come. From that standpoint, it’s interesting to see how Hikigaya’s relationship with the two of them will unfold as each take an opposite stand in terms of personality. Will things start to get romantic? Hopefully, but it’ll be short lived as the season is almost over. What a shame, just when things are getting started! Oh and Sagami is probably getting destroyed on the inside. I don’t think I really need to talk about that.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru Episode 11 Review

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but this anime is really growing on me. I think that I’m most attached to this anime’s characters this season. Nothing else really compares in terms of complexity, quirks, and character progression. A lot of it has to do with Hikigaya Hachiman, but Yukino and Yui are great themselves with the amount of flavour they bring into the show with their distinct personalities. Even Haruno has a surprising amount of depth for the time that she’s been on screen. I’ve seen plenty of other anime that have characters with many more appearances, but with a fraction of the character intricacies.

Anyways, as for this episode, I’m very glad that they didn’t take the more dramatic route to doing this arc. Some people may have wanted more drama, but I think what’s great about this anime is how subtle it is in solving problems, and how we actually have to think about what they’re saying to fully comprehend their actions, and the ramifications of such actions. A lot of other dramatic shows tend to turn melodramatic because of how they execute the interactions (excessive shouting, crying, screaming, and so on), but such things are not even possible to the extent that they are in other shows because of the nature of these characters. It’s quite refreshing and makes me appreciate how a show can send strong messages utilizing different methods. This is one of the anime that I’ll be very sad to see go after seeing the characters interact, struggle, and grow with one another. All I can do is try my best to give reviews worthy of an anime like this and send it off with my best regards while hoping for a season 2. *Sigh. I’m already starting to feel it…

yahari ore no seishun wallpaper yuigahama yui yukinoshita yukino

 

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  • xxbabaxx

    great review, exactly what i think of this show aswell. Who said there has to be Plot for a good highschool drama anime? just chuck in Hachiman and is all G.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Thanks a lot!

      Well, I wouldn’t say there’s no plot as every decent show has a plot. Plot really just means how the overall story is executed or basically what happens in the general story. In this case, the story could be “a friendless and pragmatic teenager meets others who affect his life.” The plot would be how it all occurs, and in this case, it would be the various character interactions. The overall story itself isn’t that different from Haganai, or other slice of life highschool anime, but what separates it from the crowd is really the characters which in turn affect the plot making it a unique show.

      I’ll be sad to see Hataraku Maou-sama! and OreGairu go for sure. I’m really hoping for a second season as they’re both selling pretty well.

      • xxbabaxx

        oh … plot … http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-watch-it-for-the-plot this is the plot i mean. haha

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          Aaaaaaaaaaaa sorry. I feel retarded now haha.

          PLOT AND ECONOMICS.

          Second season would be great. They could expand more on the Ente Isla stuff.

  • The Atomic Dwarf

    Yukinon Moe! HNNNNNNNNG!

    No really, the sublte changes in her personality and the way she’s gradually opening up to her friends shows her development as a character and hopefully we’ll get to see some more of that in the final episode.

    As for Hachiman. His way of solving things is wierd, unorthodox and amazing at the same time. He took the whole concept of “the common enemy” and adapted it to his needs and personality. Definetly one of the best MC’s to come out of slice of life anime until now.

    Now then… Even though the title for the last episode suggests we won’t see a proper ending I don’t mind. Actually him not choosing a girl seems more apropriate this time aroud. This is one of the rare cases when an anime which has a neutral ending can be forgiven.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Just when the Yukinon development is getting good the season is ending ffffffffffffffffff.

      It’s really nice how Hikigaya doesn’t change himself to change his surroundings, but he changes the surroundings to suit his needs. He’s not conforming; he’s changing those around him which is something great to watch.

      If he actually chooses a girl, I’ll be pretty angry because they all have so much development ahead of them that letting him choose one would be quite a waste. Leaving it open would probably be better. They could make him picking one of them work in terms of character development, but with the anime ending, it would feel like the girl “won” rather than creating the prospect of future growth.

      • The Atomic Dwarf

        Ok I did a bit or reseach. Seeing as this series is based on LN as well we might get to see a second season though not anywhere in the near future.

        The anime is based on the first 6 LN and the last episode will be a completely original ending. Guess they want to have a back-up plan in case the author screws things up in the LN.

        As for the novels, 7 have been publised until now. Don’t know much about no7 but it looks like it won’t be the last one so rejoice!

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          Oh it’s going to be an original ending? Well, I just hope they won’t screw it up.

          It’s good news that it’s continuing, but it’s going to be a long time for the second season… Agh. Oh well, at least it’s something.

          Thanks for the info!

  • Ian Anthony

    We need season 2 of this please xD seriously, I kept rewatching the entire anime as how it really is well written and the depth is great. I got sad knowing after episode 11, that there were only 13 episodes. Each day agonizing that I know this anime will end in 2 more episodes. Brings more sadness than all other sad animes there combined, into to this epic romcom, even though if its a short on.e

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      I actually have to rewind a few times and listen to the conversation and look at the way they act to give a proper review of it. I don’t often do this with other anime as it’s fairly apparent what the anime is portraying when I watch them most of the time. It’s nice to see that something is making us think even if it’s just a little bit more. These are the kinds of shows that I really enjoy watching because it reminds me how profound some shows can be with a competent writer.

  • Haki

    Season 2 ????? are :O

    • The Atomic Dwarf

      S1 covers 6 LN volumes.So far 9 have been published so it’ll take a while before we see a second season. But from the rumors I’ve heard things will turn really interesting from vol 7 so maybe the 2nd season is not that far away :)