Shout Out: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular

No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!

The manga

  • Tomoko has a Tiger & Bunny poster in her room.
  • In Chapter 1 she plays Duel Love on the DS.
  • In chapter 2 Tomoko name-drops Gantz. Later in that chapter she is wearing a t-shirt that appears to feature Socially Awkward Penguin.
  • In chapter 2, when the inside of Tomoki's room is shown, a Wayne Rooney jersey can be seen hanging on the wall. On multiple occasions in later chapters, there is also a poster of Andres Iniesta.
  • In the chapter where she first hangs out with Yuu, Tomoko decides to play pop'n music and Quiz Magic Academy.
  • The anime she inserts herself into in her fantasies in chapter 9 seems to be Fate/Zero, since she imagines herself as an eighth Master with Souji Okita as her Assassin-class Servant.
  • Later on in Chapter 9, she imagines the fat kid and herself as Seiji and Shizuku from Whisper of the Heart.
  • Chapter 10 has an anime that looks a lot like Haruhi Suzumiya.
    • Also she's holding Pocky between her fingers in a Wolverine fashion.
  • In Chapter 13 she is briefly seen playing Soul Hackers and fighting one of the Bonus Bosses.
  • In chapter 15 what appears to be a Persona 4 poster can be seen in her room.
  • Chapter 19, she name-drops Battle Royale. She even references the Weapon of Choice for one of the major characters (a sickle).
  • In Chapter 20 she thinks about joining the Light Music Club even though she can't play any instrument. While considering it, she imagines herself on stage in a bunny suit like Haruhi Suzumiya. But even she realizes how stupid the idea is.
  • In Chapter 23, she attempts to go Stealth Moko, complete with shadowy aura. It doesn't work.
  • Chapter 25 contains a Kuroko no Basuke reference while Tomoko is playing gym.
  • In Chapter 26, the Ao Oni can be seen on Tomoko's computer.
  • In Chapter 27, she name drops the S.O.S. Brigade and the Neighbors Club while thinking about starting a club.
  • In Chapter 28 Tomoko imagines herself becoming "that white kid" from AKIRA.
  • In Chapter 31, Tomoko's goal in life is based upon Jormungand. The chapter also shouts out to Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!.
  • Chapter 32: "Untan! Untan!"
  • Chapter 32.5: Tomoko can be seen playing Persona 3 and trying to mimic Mitsuru's hairstyle.
  • Chapter 34: Tomoko imagines herself as Misaki Mei.
  • In chapter 36 Tomoko reads Norwegian Wood and claims that her switching from reading manga to this is a sign of her maturity. She doesn't understand much of it though.
  • In chapter 39 Tomoko manages to guess Nemoto's surname because she remembered that "it was Nemo-something".
  • In chapter 56 Tomoko watches My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. This is also a shout-out to Kitta Izumi who played Tomoko in the anime and also dubs the voice of Rainbow Dash in Japan. Later in that chapter, while playing basketball during her P.E. class Tomoko tries (and fails) to pull off Ignite Pass Kai.
  • In chapter 57, Kotomi considers cosplaying as Shimakaze from Kantai Collection.
  • In one What If? omake Tomoko is shown reading Tonari no Kaibutsu kun. She then breaks the fourth wall to comment that her life would be much more fun if the author of that manga were also the author of her story.
  • Tomoko imitates the sword techniques from Rurouni Kenshin and Shigurui and sends her umbrella flying into a river.

The anime

No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault That My Friend's Not Popular!
  • Chapter 1: Tomoko tries to convince Yuu that her nickname is Kuroneko.

Alternative Title(s):

Its Not My Fault Im Not Popular