WataMote Manga Chapter 030


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!

Title: Because I'm Not Popular, I'll Run

Published: 02 November 2012

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It’s the start of winter and Tomoko’s school ends up having to participate in race. She is confident in her abilities to do marathons but early into the race, she has stomach cramps. Tomoko decides to wait until the race is over to use the bathroom but as she continues, she realizes it’s too unbearable and ends up knocking on a stranger’s door. She is let in but while she’s sitting in the bathroom, she becomes too nervous and is unable to go. Tomoko gets back into the race and finishes possibly in last place. She is later distraught to find that there is a long line to use the portable bathrooms.




  • In 4th grade, Tomoko placed 10th out of 36, putting her in the top 28%.
  • Tomoko fished in 386th place. If she is the last person to finish, this would mean her high school consists of only 386 students.
  • The girls’ race was 5 km long which takes about 1 hour to walk, indicating that Tomoko had to hold it in for that long, assuming the line for the bathroom balanced out the time she was able to run for.

Cultural References

  • In Tomoko’s flashback, she does the Kazu dance, which is a dance performed by Kazuyoshi Miura, a famous football player.

Memorial Moments


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