It’s almost been a decade since the first episode of Oregairu season 1 aired in Japan. And in order to commemorate this landmark, the franchise seems to be gearing up with some possible special projects. The staff however are tight lipped on what is going on behind the scenes.
For now, it has been revealed that Oregairu‘s 10th anniversary celebration will take place on April 5, 2023. The official Twitter account of the anime also unveiled a logo for the 10th anniversary.
The first season of Oregairu anime started airing on TBS and other channels from April 2013. It was followed by a second season which aired on April 2015, and a third and final season which aired on July 2020.
Oregairu, which is an abbreviation of Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru, is Japanese light novel series written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8. It was published by Shogakukan under their Gagaga Bunko imprint.
The first volume was published on March 18, 2011, and the series was concluded with its 14th volume released on Nov 19, 2019. Yen Press licensed the series for English release and published it from 2016 to 2022.
Along with the anime adaptation, the series has also inspired three manga adaptations and two video game adaptation.
MAL describes the plot of the anime as follows:
Hachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves.
In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people’s problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students’ problems, will Hachiman’s rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage?