22 October 2012

[Anime Review] Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Hasegawa Kodaka is a recent transfer student to St. Chronica's Academy, a Catholic high school. As with every other school he has ever attended, he finds it difficult to make friends there because of his naturally-blond hair and fierce-looking eyes, which make him look like a dangerous "yankee" to his prejudiced schoolmates.

One day, Kodaka accidentally comes across the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki while she converses with her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any social lives, they decide that the best way to improve their situation is to form a club: the Neighbor's Club precisely intended to make friends and learn social skills.
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What is this Anime about?

The story follows through the life of a high school boy who has been labelled as a 'delinquent' due to his natural blonde hair color, which made him literally 'lonely' as everyone in the school will do their best to avoid contact with him.

He came across a lonely female classmate who does not have any real friends but pretends to have one and usually talks to this imaginary friend. The girl decided to create a school club known as 'The Neighbor's Club', with the objective of helping lonely students make friends.

Recruitment posters with a tricky message (which requires strong deciphering skills) were placed on notice boards around the schools and soon, one by one, weird students with weird personalities began visiting and joining 'The Neighbor's Club'. The club is formed and club activities begun.

The club does not have any specialized activities and the members will experiment with various activities such as playing games, sports, shopping, and going out together.

The club moderator is a 10-year-old nun who thinks very highly of herself but has been tricked to serve the club due to her pride of being a 'superior', grown-up, and matured person.

The club members portray the various interests, hobbies, and fetishes of the modern day high school students such as desperation for leadership, video game addiction, gender identity disorder, and curiosity in sex.

The Verdict

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (TV) is a high school themed comedy Anime title which contains a considerable amount of modern day technical jargons and funny catch-phrases, suitable for audience looking for something to brighten up their day.

If you are someone who prefers Anime titles with strong, serious, compelling, and plot-twisting storylines, this might not be what you are looking for.

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