|Volume Number||Volume 9|
|Chapter Title||Because I'm Not Popular, I'll Get My Head Patted|
|Published||18 September 2015|
|Previous Chapter||Chapter 84|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 86|
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!
Tomoko watches a TV show that claims girls love it when a guy pats their head. Curious, Tomoko tries it on her purple stuffed toy. Later when she arrives at school, she notices a boy pat the head of a girl in the shoe locker room, though the girl does not like it.
In the hallway Tomoko squats when a male student passes her, hoping that he will pat her head. He does not, and she figures that no random stranger would do that. Seeing a girl walk down the stairs with her hand on the railing, Tomoko decides if she sits at the bottom of the stairs, a guy will touch her head as he walks down. Thinking further, she feel such a pat would prove meaningless; he decides instead that a head pat would only be fulfilling if a guy did it after she succeeds at something incredible.
She changes the water in a flower vase, but despite her theatrical attempts to attract attention, no one notices. Later, she sits outside on a park bench and feeds a stray cat. She laments that no one noticed her replacing the water and feeding a stray. The cat's food falls, and while she is picking it up the cat gives her a head pat.
In order of appearance:
- The television show lists these as the "Top Three" things girl love guys to do. WataMote Wiki has not tested these claims. . . .
- 3rd: When he fluffs your hair.
- 2nd: When your eyes meet.
- 1st: When he pats your head.
- Head Patting: a common trope in manga and anime, there exists at least one survey in Japanese which has been reported on in English that suggests Japanese women do like an affectionate "head pat (頭ポン・ atama pon)."
- Tomoko does not seem to notice that the girl does not like having her head patted.
- A cat pats Tomoko's head.
- "So only the cat noticed, huh..." – Tomoko
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