In July of this year, the author Rakuda and the editor Kazuma miki commented during an interview that light novels Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo (ORESUKI: Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me?) would have a seventeenth volume, even though the sixteenth (Released on July 9, 2021 in Japan) is officially the last.
At the time, Kazuma miki explained: «This is the end of the main story, but we are preparing an additional fan-service volume with some hidden gems and hard-to-find short stories that have not yet been officially released, so stay tuned!». On the other hand, Rakuda He pointed out in the same interview that in his next project he was interested in changing the literary genre, keeping some of the concepts of the plot of Oresuki. Finally, this seventeenth volume has dated its release for January 8, 2022 in Japan.
Rakuda and Buriki began publishing the light novels through the publishing label Dengeki Bunko from Kadokawa in February 2016 and completed it in July 2021, with a total of sixteen volumes. In addition to a manga adaptation by the hand of Yuu Ijima, the play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios CONNECT, under the direction of Noriaki Akitaya and scripts written by himself Rakuda, released in October 2019. An OVA that ended the story premiered in September 2020.
Synopsis of Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo (Oresuki)
Amatsuyu “Joro” Kisaragi is a completely average high school sophomore who goes on two weekend dates: with student council president Sakura “Cosmos” Akino on Saturday, then with his childhood friend Aoi “Himawari ”Hinata on Sunday. Sadly for Joro, both girls proclaim their love for their best friend Taiyou “Sun-chan” Ooga, the ace of the baseball team. By accepting each of her requests for advice and guidance, she is now responsible for helping the two girls win the same boy’s heart.
Unbeknownst to his friends, Joro’s friendly and obtuse image is almost a ruse designed to present himself as the clueless lead in a textbook romantic comedy. A schemer under her cheerful facade, she makes the best of this unexpected turn of events with a new plan: get Sun-chan to fall in love with either Cosmos or Himawari, and Joro will take the other as his own prize. But Joro’s latest effort is threatened by the shadowy, four-eyed Sumireko “Pansy” Sanshokuin, who surprises Joro not only with her knowledge of his secret personality, but also with a confession of the true self that he hid during all this time. .
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