- 鳴門教育大学研究紀要 = Research bulletin of Naruto University of Education (ISSN:18807194)
- vol.36, pp.142-156, 2021-03-10
This paper focuses on the online comic "No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!", analyzing the mind and behavior of the heroine Tomoko Kuroki, a high-school girl, especially in Book 8-9, "School Excursion" part, in which she could form friendship with others. The discussion develops to the realization of Hiruko(Leech-child)'s return, the largest issue of Japanese mythodology argued by Hayao Kawai as his lifework, and tries to make an exciting or even a little bit strange hypothesis.