Chapter 74
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Volume Number Volume 8
Chapter Title Because I'm Not Popular, I'll Hang Out With My Group
Published 05 March 2015
Previous Chapter Chapter 73
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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!


On the second day of Tomoko's field trip, Yuri asks Tomoko to wake Yoshida up. After failing in her first attempts, Tomoko decides to tickle Yoshida, and progresses to groping then pinching Yoshida's chest. Yoshida punches Tomoko and blushes.

The title page shows Kotomi and Itō eating breakfast together which has the side narration: "Everyone has their own fashion sense."

On the bus, Tomoko stands blushing and sweating some distance from Yoshida who is turned away from her scowling. Yoshida notices some open seats, but Tomoko nervously prefers to stand. Yuri suggests that Yoshida should apologize to Tomoko for hitting her, but Yoshida refuses and angrily refuses to explain what Tomoko did to her. Later, when walking the grounds of Kiyomizu Temple, Yuri asks Tomoko what she did. Tomoko downplays it and fears that Yoshida will force her to publicly apologize and embarrass her. Nevertheless, she sheepishly approaches Yoshida and "apologizes" by asking Yoshida to pinch her nipple. Barely containing her anger, Yoshida asks if Tomoko is trying to start a fight with her. Yuri tries to calm her down by claiming that Tomoko did apologize. Yoshida does not think Tomoko's invitation is an apology, but Yuri rhetorically asks Tomoko, "you didn't have any bad intentions, right?" Yoshida grumblingly moves on, and Yuri tells Tomoko that Yoshida forgave her.

Later on the balcony of the temple, Yoshida seems happy and delighted with the view. Naturally, Tomoko ruins the moment by calling her a "delinquent." She runs to Yuri to beg her to mediate again. Inwardly, Yuri wishes someone would mediate between herself and her friend. Her thoughts are interrupted by the happy squeals of a girl looking at a displayed stuffed bunny. Tomoko tosses a coin in the offering box and prays for the future misery of all of the girls in her class. Observing Tomoko's apparent piety, Yuri wonders if she has a boy she likes. Inwardly, Yuri notes that she has no idea what type of people Tomoko and Yoshida are since she never got to know them before. She wonders if fate brought them together. She buys a talisman for bringing together future lovers, friends, and for making up with people.

Tomoko announces it is time for them to go to their next destination. As they stand at a viewing area, Yoshida once again remarks on how pretty the view is, and Tomoko once again teases her as being a delinquent. As Tomoko begs for Yuri to save her from the wrath of Yoshida, Yuri concludes that she did learn that Tomoko is an idiot.


In order of appearance:


  • This chapter starts the second day of Tomoko's Kyōto field trip, with the first day concluded in Chapter 73.


  • As an apology, Tomoko actually says "乳首つまんでごめなさい. . ." (chikubi tsumande gomenasai) which can more literally be translated, "pinch a nipple please," which fits Tomoko's idea of "tit-for-tat" apology and better explains Yoshida's angry reaction. Most fan translations somehow render the sentence as "I'm sorry for accidentally groping you this morning."

Cultural References

  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Saisen (賽銭): money offered in a Japanese Temple. Tomoko tosses her coin into a saisen-bako (賽銭箱). This provides a guide to ettiquette at Japanese temples, shrines, and the differences between the two.
  • NEET
  • Coming of Age Day  (成人の日・Seijin no Hi)

Memorial Moments

  • Tomoko "waking" Yoshida
  • While Tomoko still exercises responsibility as the group leader, she cannot help insulting a girl she does not know based on her prejudices.


  • "Really? But then she'll make me get on my knees and beg for forgiveness in front of all the people at the temple and upload a video of it to the internet. She is a delinquent after all. . . ." – Tomoko on apologizing to Yoshida
    • "She wouldn't go that far. I think. . . ." – Yuri
  • "D-Do you like high places because it's fun to look down on people as a delinquent?" – Tomoko
  • "I pray that all of these girls here end up married to fat NEET losers." – Tomoko
  • "Talismans for chance meetings with your fated lovers, your future best friend, your coworkers… Even ones for making up with people or those with an unrequited love." – Yuri



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