OreGairu season 4 s’ future is up in smoke; can it still happen?
How did you feel when you entered your high school every morning? Did an accumulation of friends greet you? Did the girls all swarm you and fawn over what you did? Were you always the “popular” kid?
If your answer is No or maybe even Yes, there is a good chance you would have enjoyed watching Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru or My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU aka OreGairu.
OreGairu is a Romcom -slice life anime based on the Japanese light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8.
The plot follows high schooler Hikigaya Hachiman who is entirely rejected and remarked as “gross” by those who know him.
He does what he can to make himself unnoticeable by his classmates and doesn’t draw attention to himself. However, you can only remain a loner so long before some event comes around and forces you to end up stuck with other people.
In a typical high school, that would probably be a group project, which ends shortly, and you can return to your loner style of life, but Hikigaya isn’t so lucky.
After his essay criticizing the mentality of modern youth enrages his teacher Shizuka Hiratsuka, he is forced to join the Volunteer Service Club of the school to help solve the students’ problems in their high school life.
In the club, he meets ‘the-ice-cold-beauty,’ Yukino Yukinoshita, another loner and the ‘self-made’ Miss perfectionist, who is the healer of anyone’s problems.
Although behind all the facade and beauty covers, even this young woman has her problems which no one is aware of, nor does she want anyone to be aware of because, according to her, ‘relying on people is a weakness.
Can the two anti-social characters help the students with their problems as they confront questions of self-identity, relationships, and their future is the central plot of the show?
The series has completed three seasons, but fans have been hoping for a fourth season for a long time. Is there any chance of renewal; let’s find out as we bring you all the latest updates on OreGairu Season 4.
OreGairu anime is rated 8/10 and ranked #551 with 1.2 million members on MyAnimeList.
OREGAIRU SEASON 4 RENEWAL STATUS
The series premiered on 5th April 2013 and ended on 28th June 2013. The second season aired from 3rd April 2015 till 26th June 2016. OreGairu Season 3 ran from 9th July 2020 to 24th September 2020.
At the time of writing, there will not be a season 4 of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, and the series has officially concluded; hence expecting an OreGairu Season 4 release date would be considered futile.
The official website for OreGairu has listed the third and final season of the series with six Blu-ray and DVD volume releases.
A total of 12 episodes across a range beginning in September and ending with the final volume of the series releasing in February have been mentioned on the website.
The series has always taken its time to renew new seasons. The series’ first two seasons were particularly egregious about ending on major cliff-hangers, and the third season took four years to be renewed.
Either way, Oregairu fandom would have to be content with just the three seasons. However, anime fans have learned never to say never, and there is always the possibility of another OVA or movie later down the line.
OREGAIRU SEASON 4 PLOT
All good things must end, and OreGairu followed that narrative as the series culminated with a perfect closure.
After realizing the perceived superficiality of their club and relationships, Hachiman Hikigaya, Yukino Yukinoshita, and Yui Yuigahama confront their genuine thoughts and feelings about their situation as they finish their second year at Soubu High School.
If the anime is renewed for season four, we can expect a possible plot line featuring the characters and their final year at high school. Fans would also love to know the life of Hachiman and Yukino after graduation.
OREGAIRU LIGHT NOVEL AND MANGA CATCHUP
The light novel series is written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. Shogakukan is publishing it under their Gagaga Bunko imprint.
The light novel is collected into 14 volumes, with the first volume published on 18th March 2011, and the series was concluded with its 14th volume released on 19th November 2019.
The official Twitter account for the publisher confirmed that Volume 14 of the series would be the final release for the series.
The third and final season of the anime adapted the final volumes of the original light novel series, so there is also no more source material left to use even if a fourth season happens.
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected was chosen as the best light novel in Japan according to the online polls compiled by the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! annual guide book in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Hachiman Hikigaya was elected the best male character in 2014, 2015, and 2016, Yukino Yukinoshita was elected the best female character in 2015, and Ponkan8, the series’ artist, was chosen as the best illustrator in 2015 and 2016.
The author of the light novel Wataru Watari shared on her Twitter that the literary franchise has exceeded 10 million cumulative copies in circulation as of April 2021.
The light novel sold 5963 copies and was ranked 6th on Japan’s Top 11 Weekly Light Novel Ranking from 27th September 2021 to 3rd October 2021.
OreGairu light novel is rated 8.7/10 and ranked #34 with 65k members on MyAnimeList
The first manga adaptation is illustrated by Rechi Kazuki and published by Square Enix under My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected -Monologue. Its serialization began in the magazine Big Gangan on 25th September 2012. As of 25th March 2022, there have been twenty volumes published.
OreGairu manga is rated 8.1/10 and ranked #520 with 6.7k members on MyAnimeList.
OREGAIRU CHARACTERS, CAST, AND CREW
OreGairu is directed by Ai Yoshiura and produced by Hajime Maruyama. Shotaro Suga scripts the series, and the music is composed by Kakeru Ishihamas. Feel studios develop animation.
You can find the list of Oregairu characters and voice actors below:
|Hachiman Hikigaya||Takuya Eguchi|
|Yukino Yukinoshita||Saori Hayami|
|Yui Yuigahama||Nao Tōyama|
|Saika Totsuka||Mikako Komatsu|
|Hayato Hayama||Takashi Kondō|
|Yumiko Miura||Marina Inoue|
|Hina Ebina||Nozomi Sasaki|
|Saki Kawasaki||Ami Koshimizu|
|Kakeru Tobe||Chado Horii|
|Minami Sagami||Minako Kotobuki|
|Iroha Isshiki||Ayane Sakura|
Unfortunately for OreGairu fans, season three was the end, but hope remains that the series returns in some capacity in the future.