|Volume Number||Volume 5|
|Chapter Title||Because I'm Not Popular, So I'll Try To Become More Appealing|
|Published||17 April 2013|
|Previous Chapter||Chapter 39|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 41|
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!
The main page a depicts a blushing Tomoko washing her hands in a sink outside the school with the naration stating: "Frantically trying to change the status quo!!"
Throughout the week, Tomoko tries to get her classmates to talk to her buy reading a popular manga during class. She imagines them approaching her to ask her to see it. The week goes by uneventfully and no one asks to see the book.
The next week, Tomoko buys some sweets in another failed effort to lure classmates to her desk. Ogino misinterprets her behavior as trying to avoid her classmates. She takes Tomoko to the staff room where she tells her to make friends. Tomoko grows progressively embarrassed as Ogino pesters her to open up to her. Tomoko finally reveals that she was in fact trying to make friends by reading manga and eating sweets.
Later at the park, Tomoko gives her sweets to a cat and manages to attract two young boys to her bench where they read the manga together.
In order of appearance:
- "Hunter" and "Ippo" may refer to the popular mangas Hunter × Hunter and Hajime no Ippo respectively.
- Tomoko does make an effort to get noticed, even though she depends on others to come to her.
- Tomoko does admit to her homeroom teacher that she is trying to make friends. This will explain some of Ogino's plans to get Tomoko involved with others in later chapters.
- "You've been reading manga and eating snacks because you want to make friends? What are you going on about?" – Ogino
|Volume 05 Chapters||37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | Omake|
|Manga Volumes||01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16|
|TomoMote Chapters||01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 10th Anniv|
|Anime Episodes||01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | OVA|