Oregairu Analysis – I Can’t Tell Isshiki Iroha (一色いろは) Who is The Mastermind Behind The Prom’s Cancellation. [Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.]

How Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) pushes Isshiki Iroha (一色いろは). (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime ep 6)

This Oregairu analysis will reveal who is the mastermind behind the prom’s cancellation that the student council president, Isshiki Iroha (一色いろは), Yukinoshita Yukino (雪ノ下 雪乃), and co. are organizing.

Before I will start

Before you will read this, I strongly recommend you to read LN 10-12, Yahari anime ss2 ep10-12 or manga -Monologue- up before proceeding.

ps.

  • Please read Attention page first, to let you understand that my all analyses are not 100% right.
  • Spoilers up ahead.
  • I recommend you to read/watch Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。), Oregairu (俺ガイル) LN/anime Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続)/manga Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. -Monologue- (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。-妄言録-) before proceeding.
  • My English sucks, such, sub.

And I recommend you to check out related posts below. Because these events might have some link to her action, especially the post [Why Does Yukinoshita’s Mother Cancel Prom?].

1. Arranged Marriage (Or Engagement) Might Happen For REAL!?
2. Why Does Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) Want Himself & Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) To Be Equal? And His “Silent Plan”.
3. Why Does Yukinoshitas’ Mother Cancel Prom? – LN v12

In my previous post, [Why Does Yukinoshita’s Mother Cancel The Prom?], I assumed that parents/Mr.Yukinoshita’s companion who request Yukinoshitas’ parents to solve a problem is Hayama’s parents. The reason why they ask for Yukinoshita because of “that problem” is related to their son, Hayama and “the important event”. Since their son and the oldest daughter of Yukinoshita family, Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃), are going to get married (or engaged) and this will be announced soon so it is not the properly for Hayama to participate prom because of the unsuitable manner of him and his partner (who is not Haruno) during prom event will be recorded in photos that will cause huge problems.

Those photos might be uploaded to the internet and some people may use these as a hot topic. If this happens as adults are worried, it will ruin Yukinoshita and Hayama’ reputations. So the solution for this problem they need to choose is canceling/postponing an event. After they considered between canceling/postponing the marriage or prom, the result they agreed is stopping an event that we know what it is in LN v12. This is my assumption in the previous analysis.

But!! My conclusion in the previous post led me to “the next question”.

Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) Yukinoshita Yukino (雪ノ下 雪乃) Yuigahama Yui (由比ヶ浜 結衣) Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) Hiratsuka Shizuka (平塚 静) Miura Yumiko (三浦 優美子) Ebina Hina (海老名 姫菜) Hikigaya Komachi (比企谷 小町) Zaimokuza Yoshiteru (材木座 義輝) Totsuka Saika (戸塚 彩加) Kawasaki Saki (川崎 沙希) (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 drama 7)

Who is the real generator?

Even if I wrote that it is possible that Hayama’s parents are people who ask Yukinoshita parents,  I reviewed Hachiman’s monologue in LN v12, I found “something” that makes me suspect that character who knows Hayama’s parents well is the one who “directs” them and others to cancel prom. But before I will continue, even if I believe that this assumption would be correct, I will not guarantee anything since I have no any solid evidence. Because it is still possible that nobody manipulates Hayama’s parents and others too, his parents found the problem because of those photos by themselves and requested Yukinoshitas’ parents to solve it. So I recommend you to check the answer with LN v12.

Then, I will begin with the hint that makes me suspect that person.

Hachiman’s Opinion About SNS & Users’ Intentions

At first, I didn’t think much after read his monologue since I got the conclusion that Hayama’s parents are people who ask Yukinoshita parents. But I thought that there is something fishy after read these monologues again and I witnessed that character caused many problems to other people in LN v8,10-11.

So this is just my hunch but thanks to those experiences, I supposed “if he is the true mastermind?”

After I got this assumption, I checked if it is true by reading the story during organizing prom. Hachiman’s opinion toward the connection between social network services in devices of parents and children and users’ intentions lie the answer I was looking for.

As a matter of fact, the students who have joined the photo shoot didn’t had any intention to show any affectation—they were just being honest— they weren’t expecting this kind of conflict—that is why they uploaded the photos throughout the SNS. It is not weird for the parents to check on their children who started other SNS applications such as Instagram because they are linked with their parents in LINE. However, it is the truth that we weren’t consciously making sure that our students were acting without guile. If they had been, then there is a possibility that a lot of people would be aggressively calling the event unhealthy.

These underlined texts and colored words (that specify good and bad intentions of users) make me begin to doubt that WW still uses professional writing skill to reveal the truth but hide it at the same time. I ever saw this technique in LN v8 & 10.


Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku ep4)Oregairu Analysis – The Conclusion of Haruno’s Plan (Operation Fire Doughnut) & The TRUTH(s) behind Hayama’s Sacrifice for Hachiman (The Last Part).
In v8, during Hachiman explains about himself to Hayama but it actually explains Hayama’s true feeling instead. In case you want to see how it is, you can find it in this post and ctrl+f with this keyword, “Hayama’s thought (Final TL)“.


And in this v12 is another time that WW uses this complex technique. This time he hides intention and action of that character in the monologue of another character. So I decoded the hidden truth by using my conclusion about [Hayama’s parents are people who ask Yukinoshita parents] overlaps with [Hachiman’s monologue] to interpret the true will of this mastermind and how he directs people to cancel prom for his own benefit that this might be the truth that WW hides it and present it at the same time. ⇓

TL:
The students That student who joined the photo shoot had any intention to show any affectation— they he was just being honestthey he wasn’t was expecting this kind of conflict—that is why they he uploaded the photos throughout the SNS. It is not weird for the parents Hayama’s parents to check on their child who started other SNS applications such as Instagram because they are linked with their his parents in LINE. However, it is the truth that we weren’t consciously making sure that our students that student was acting without guile. If they he has been, then there is a possibility that a lot of people would be aggressively calling their son’s actions in this event unhealthy.

It is not like I tried to blame that character to make my assumption correct. But when I saw two intentions (honest and guile) and how parents can check on their children’s posts in Instagram by connecting with LINE, this “urges” me to doubt that Hachiman’s monologue might have a hidden truth. Even if I didn’t believe in my assumption that much but after I reviewed 8man’s monologue again, WW explained how that character directs his parents to take action while he is hiding his true intention from everyone, people who he uses and people who he hurts their feelings. WW’s explanation via 8man makes us know how Hayama’s parents got those photos from that person. And no one can make sure if he was acting without guile.

Help others is good but Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人)'s objective is not for helping committee. It is... (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 anime ep 12)

At this point, if Hayama’s parents saw those photos because they check them via the SNS connection with their son, we would notice who is their child. This character is the criminal mastermind of this case and how his another silent plan (stop prom so it will not ruin his reputation and the plan to get married with his crush will not be ruined) begins.

Out Of Topic (A Little)

ps. About his silent plans in LN v6,10-11, besides the silent plan that I pasted the link at the beginning of this article, if you are interested to read other silent plans of this person during the school cultural festival, you can read as this list.

  1. “LOVE Plan ♥” of Hayama During The Cultural Festival? (The First Part) (The Last Part) – LN v6
  2. The (Secondary) Career Path of Hayama is… – LN v10

When I consider how this character plans things silently many times in the story for his own benefit that most of them are gaining attention from someone or living in a peaceful environment. So to explain his intention and how he launches the plan to cancel this prom, it would be like this…

  1. After promotional photos and video that was shared via the app like LINE, this person would know this from his mobile or his friends since he is very smart, he was worried that this event will deliver him big problems because poses of him (in his own imagination) and his partner (who is not his bride-to-be, Haruno) will be like these promotional photos, leaning each other like a couple and the atmosphere of this event is like the wedding party. So he was worried that his photos will ruin his reputation, peaceful world in the school after this and his ultimate plan to get married with his love might be postponed or the worst case is it might be canceled.
  2. Since he will be going to engage/get married soon, taking his and his partner (in prom event) photos will be shared with various SNSs, would backfire on him. And sharing is not the only problem, storm of questions and gossips from every direction with those evidences are what he needs to fear. I think people need his explanation and they would not be tired to bring this topic to discuss again. At least I will be not surprised if a certain blonde hair girl will ask him.
  3. Since he is a popular guy in the school, if there is just one person considers his marriage and his activities with another girl during the prom, this will be a hot topic and if he is voted to be the prom king for real, this position will be like adding oil to the fire, turn up the heat of this hot topic to other people like R*sident E*il. This natural phenomenon might even reach other schools nearby and even …the upper class who are familiar with his and Yukinoshita’ families.
  4. Imagine how he will live in the school after that topic was shared. It must be much more difficult than during the rumor between him and Yukino definitely (and I wonder if his fire shield, Miura Yumiko (三浦 優美子) will not feel anything).


    Yukinoshita Yukino (雪ノ下 雪乃) & her tea pot. (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime)Oregairu Analysis – The (Secondary) Career Path of Hayama is…
    This post explains how Hayama choose different career choice from Yumiko’s.


    But I think Yumiko can’t recover Hayama’s situation although she is with him either, and I don’t see how the service club can help him either.

  5. One of the possibilities is Yukinoshita parents might consider postponing or the worst case, canceling this marriage/engagement to prevent definite damage, to maintain their reputation that includes their daughter, Haruno since the reputation of Yukinoshita and Hayama’ families will be ruined for real by the cause above. Getting married to the boy who has imperfect history is not the smart move to do since they still encounter many people in the society and they “like” news like this. Imagine when Yukinoshitas need to endure people’s opinions around them. That’s why the decision of Yukinoshitas’ parents (since their status are higher that Hayama) to choose between postponing or canceling this arranged marriage is up to their weighing pros and cons. And I believe that character will not allow adults to postpone or cancel his marriage since he will not get married to his crush.
  6. So he needs to do something and since he can’t escape from this event by himself or even postpone the prom (it must be arranged on March only) and he has no any intention to change schedule or stop the arranged marriage either because although we know that adults decided this marriage by themselves, it’s him who wants this event to happen the most since he will get married with his love.

    If you read my analysis [why does Hayama want him & Hachiman to be equal & his silent plan], I explained how this mastermind arranges people to believe as he expected.

    In case of prom is canceled, when adults announce the arranged marriage of him and Haruno, people will not think he betrays their expectations (especially Yumiko) because he will act as if he needs to answer his parents’ expectations but the truth is this is he is answering his own expectation. That’s why he has no any intention to stop or even postpone the marriage he is dreaming for. Canceling prom is a must!

    Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続) anime ss2 ep 1)

    Forgive me but I have no choice.

    And if we consider adults’ agreement to stop the prom, it seems that at least, Hayama’s parents see the marriage as the first priority, much more important than the student event like prom. Or else they would consider postponing the marriage for now but they still agree to stop the prom instead. So their decision can reflect their wishes to establish the everlasting relationship as soon as possible. For example, the expectation of Hayama’s parents is high to the point they don’t consider to postpone what they dream for all times, to …join with Yukinoshita family that is not easy to obtain.

  7. When he considers everything and reaches the conclusion that he needs to stop prom asap so that multidimensional crisis in full series will not occur. I ever wrote about the character’s development of this person, to not let anyone know his true intention and acts as he doesn’t do anything so nobody will realize that he plans this, so this time he let his parents and others complete this mission by urging his parents to know that this prom will cause them huge problems by acting as if he is innocent, uploads photo(s) about prom in SNS (I use Hachiman’s monologue to explain how the mastermind starts this silent operation) and his parents will fall into his trap by checking on his post. This would happen at the same day with the day participants (who join to promote this event) share their photos in LINE because Yukinoshitas’ mom and Haruno come to school in the next day (the possibility that they saw these photos and come to the school to stop prom at the same day is very low for me to believe).
    So it means that his parents saw those photos and hurry to report this to Yukinoshitas’ parents on the same day. This reflects how they are so worried and hurry to meet people who can solve this problem. Although they might believe that their son will be voted to be the king for sure, their temporary happiness vanishes instantly if they realize that their son’s photos might cause the big problem since the arranged marriage will be announced. So if they don’t do something, their son’s photos will be shared in public.
    After the arranged marriage is announced, someone, somewhere will address their son’s behavior during the prom and a lot of people will be aggressively calling his actions in this event unsuitable in the end. With the short time gap between these two events, because they (Hayama family) can’t let go the gold chance to unite with Yukinoshita family, I don’t see how Hayama can escape from people who are thirsty for the truth. No matter how he will answer, every choices are weird for listeners.Kanbara Akihito (神原 秋人) can't watch the cute moment of Kuriyama Mirai (栗山 未来) & Inami Sakura (伊波 桜). (Kyoukai no Kanata Beyond The Boundary 境界の彼方 anime ep8)
    …Wrong pic.This is his true intention and how this character sent his personal problem to his parents so they will solve it for him and his parents sent this problem to Yukinoshitas’ parents (from individual’s problem to village problem, from village problem to local problem) and ends up with cutting what they can accept, while he hides the truth from everyone.

Mrs.Yukinoshita is curious two people beside her youngest daughter, Yukinoshita Yukino (雪ノ下 雪乃). (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime ep 10)

Standby mode is the best.

And in case his parents are not worried after saw the post in SNS, he can “urge” them without they realize his intention by saying things naturally (from my own experience, I had a super nice classmate who did like him, s/he could hurt her/his close friend (not me) and watched the result silently. Of course that close friend never know who is the mastermind. I and other people also got involved with this drama and we ended up dancing in that classmate’s palm despite I knew my action is the correct thing. But after I reviewed my classmate’s intention over and over because I started to doubt this classmate, this classmate is not nice at all. Everyone felt guilty because of their own actions but the origin of this circle is this super nice classmate. Maybe s/he did that because s/he did it many times and lives in the similar environment like Hayama’s until it became the habit. I was so angry because I acted as that classmate expected but now I really pity her. I would not be surprised if my super nice classmate is so proud of her/his action. Hayama’s case is more difficult to catch the criminal because he can act as if he is innocent but if I tell this truth to accessories, I believe they can see the connection. That’s why the ultimate key to escape from ill will of others is not understanding/knowledge but the watchfulness. Understanding this classmate made me know her/his decline and my own mistake but the watchfulness will solve this problem clearly because it also includes the ability to understand things actually. …Maybe this begins to out of topic but that’s why Hayama’s case this time is so realistic). Hayama’s influence to his parents in LN v12 is like when he tries to convince Ebina Hina (海老名 姫菜) to not include him to her BL show.

Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) Ebina Hina (海老名 姫菜) (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. ( やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。) anime ep10)

I don’t know how Yukinoshita & Hayama’ parents discussed until they reach this decision to stop prom. Before Mrs.Yukinoshita will convince the prom team to cancel this event, she needs any necessary knowledge so they need to research and might force Haruno to this job. Since Haruno is forced to get involved with this mission, I think it is possible that she would know why her mom wants to stop the prom too. Or else she would vend her feeling to the prom team after her mother discussed with them, such as she doesn’t understand why her mom wants to cancel prom or something like that.

To sum it up, this mastermind doesn’t need to invest anything, just upload some photos with his phone (I am not sure if he will use computer to upload but I think using the phone is more convenient).

If this assumption that connects with my previous theory (Hayama’s parents are the
companion of Yukinoshitas’ father), Hachiman’s monologue, and Hayama’s chronicle, this mastermind behind prom’s cancellation is not anyone but Hayama Hayato himself.

So Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) will do as Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) says. (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime ep 11)

To be honest, I really hope you are not the generator.

For this case, directing his parents and Yukinoshitas family (except Yukino) would not be a good thing and I hope he would feel guilty more or less. But in his opinion, this is still the right thing to do so since stopping prom will stop problems that will swoop to them too, especially their reputations and their future to obtain the everlasting relationship.

With all of these steps, it becomes that the prom team are dissatisfied at people who stop what they are doing and that person is Yukinoshitas’ mother who is in the front line. And Haruno might know that Hayama’s parents ask her parents (and even her) so his parents are the origin of this story. But I doubt everyone includes the inner circle (I don’t mean the inner circle from The G*fted TV Series) knows that someone manipulated them and if it is like this for real, no one can prove it since his action can be interpreted as innocent as Hachiman thought.

More Hint In v13.

In LN v13. Haruno confirms my assumptions that 1)she might know the reason why her mother wants to stop the prom since she says her mother is not interested of this prom. So her word is consistent with my suspicion toward her mother because 2)it is weird for the elite like her to be worried about this school event to the point she comes to the school to cancel it.

To sum it up, she knows why her mom wants to cancel prom.

End!

As always, since I lack solid evidence except for Hayama’s incentive, the truth behinds Hachiman’s monologue and Hayama’s history, so my post this time is just a notice only. Please consider its possibility carefully before believing it. I recommend you to read LN v6,8,10-12 since Hayama’s history about planning multiple silent plans lie there.

Isshiki Iroha (一色いろは), the student council president. (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime ep 10)

…I really hope Isshiki will not realize who ruins her plan.

I hope WW will write Hayama’s story because I can’t believe his truth will be revealed in LN v14. Reading his story can help us see the truth from another point of view and his life connects with many people such as his love rival, Hachiman and his crush, Haruno.

The void occurs in the certain cafe because of Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人). (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 anime Ep 10)

I am not sure if I will write the next post, “Who is The Owner of The First Monologue in LN v12?”. But her/his feeling in this monologue is interesting because it connects with previous events in her/his life.

 

Because they didn’t talk, this person’s misunderstanding still continues. This misinterpretation is not different from that time when this person mistook for their relationship in that episode of anime season 1.

 

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10 thoughts on “Oregairu Analysis – I Can’t Tell Isshiki Iroha (一色いろは) Who is The Mastermind Behind The Prom’s Cancellation. [Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.]

  1. I love your analysis. I just wanted to ask what motivates Hikigaya to know Yukino and help her even? Why did Yukino rejected Hikigaya twice when he offered friendship? Ahhh also did the betting game have an official winner already? Are you still active? Have you read Vol13 already?

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    1. I think somewhere in the first half of the story Hiki thought that he will never change until he is put in a circumstance that he have no choice but to change. Do you think that is a foreshadow of what will happen in vol14?

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    2. Wow, many questions. Thank you for asking. I will do my “besto” to answer although they might not be correct. I also want to know your opinions.

      1) The reason 8man wants to know Yukino because of his own past (encountered the fake, ill will of people around him and suffer to be alone) and his desires (gains the true relationship and doesn’t want to be alone). Yukino in 8man mind is like “the ideal” (honest, strong and correct). Understanding her, knowing her emotions as Hiratsuka-sensei taught him are the believes that will lead to the genuine thing, the true relationship between them, “true friend” that is different from the relationship between him and other people in the past. His logic alone is not enough to know her. Gaining this relationship will answer another expectation of him to not to be alone that is the same as other people. Discard his loner image so we can realize who 8man is (during the middle story). Shortly, he wants the high quality friend(s) like that, honest, strong and correct that is so different from most people in the society.
      Another thing I suspect that he wants to know her because Yukino told him that “right now she knows him” in LN v6 that happened before he will talk with sensei. Her word might be the trigger for him to want to know her more and also might be another reason why he doesn’t want to end their codependency. One reason is not enough to motivate him.
      I am not sure if you want to ask about the sport festival or prom.

      2) The reason she rejected him for the first time is because she couldn’t see why she needs to be his friend, I assume. But the second, I think she counted him as her friend already (as I notice her attitude toward him after the cultural festival ended. She is just pleased after she rejected him, the usual way of her to knock him out like that. Please don’t believe in her rejection, believe in her excuse when she denies 8man’s opinion, it is fine to tell lies because she needs to find the truth in order to support her lie. So the truth she brings to support her lie is what we can believe.

      3) About the official winner? I am not sure if this is decided yet. But Personally, I think the trio will be the winners together in the end. 8man gains the true relationship, (I am not sure about Yukino’s wish), Yuigahama gets both of them. I think it is …weird if the only one wins while others don’t. Winning together is more suitable for the ending. But this is just my personal opinion. If my idea is correct, it means the official winner is not decided yet.

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  2. Ahh thank you for your answers.
    I doubt whether they’ll all win though
    In my impression, Hachiman loves Yukino and Yukino also loves Hachiman. And it is wierd for me if he won’t end up with someone

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    1. Yeah, although I hope they will win together, I also doubt if it will happen for real. I also agree with you that this story will make him find someone as the title said.

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    1. She is foxy and good girl. I think both of them would be the suitable couple. However, in order to make that route happens, the story needs some triggers to make them can feel the same. It is up to the author.

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