English name: Daily Lives of High School Boys
Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Side stories: Daily Lives of High School Boys Specials (unaired episodes)
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is about the lives of three high school boys: Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake, who goes to Sanada North High School, which is an all-boys academy.
I bet lot of people (maybe mostly boys) can recognize themselves in the anime. It really sticks to ordinary but true-to-life themes. Each episodes contains short sketches (with all or some of the main persons), that again mostly boys one point or another has encountered. But most important they are funny and makes you laugh! They are well written and unique in the way that the whole anime does not have a story. At the end of each episode, there is a side story where it focuses on though and bad mannered girls, which itself is like a parody.
Even though the main characters in the anime is Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake, we meet lots of other characters. Each sketch focuses either on groups or specifically in a character, which I like, so we get to know them a little better. However, there is no character development due to not having a particular story, which does not ruin the experience at all!
I wish I had some crazy and fun friends like Hidenori, and Yoshitake. I did miss more screen time of Tadakuni at the end of the anime, he kind of just disappeared.
Both the animation and sound are not that special, it is quite basic. But for once the boys have not been glorified and do look like boys. They look like normal and plain (not in a bad way) high school boys! I really liked the opening song for the anime! 😀 I did not really notice the soundtrack, but they fit the mood and plays along with the scene/situation.
To conclude: as this anime is tagged shounen, the contains might be easier for boys to relate to, but the anime is definitely funny! Moreover, it contains “realistic” everyday situation. I thoroughly enjoyed every 12 episodes and wished there were more! (∩︵∩)
If you liked Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou you might like:
-Nichijou: slice of life and comedy, about daily high school life of students
-Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!: daily struggles of a high school girl who is not popular and plays a lot of otome game
-Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: also funny, but does contain a little romance