A better Sakamoto Desu Ga?
Anything to make any sense
Heartfelt slice-of-life like Handa-kun‘s pre-sequel, Barakamon
I was recommended Handa-kun as another comedy similar to Sakamoto Desu Ga?but done better. Both follow the trope of a singular well-liked main character within a high school setting. However, Handa-kun differs itself from Sakamoto Desu Ga? in that the main character, Handa, is not actually that competent. All of his positive achievements are due to misunderstandings by his peers. As these misunderstandings spiral out of control, other people come to revere Handa while Handa himself becomes more and more convinced other hate him.
The level of misunderstanding becomes cult-like at a certain point and it was at this point I got a little uncomfortable with the series. However, Handa-kun was able to bring it around and actually develop character relationships, albeit not significantly, giving the sentence that is this 12 episode series a nice punctuation. The subtle nods to Handa’s original series, Barakamon, where we see him as an adult is fun since Barakamon is one of my favorite series to date.
The two emotions of this show: delight and utter disgust
Overall: 7/10 (Never boring but overbearing at times)
== Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo (Konosuba) == (MyAnimeList)
Modern character in true fantasy setting.
Heavy satire of genre.
Off-the-walls crazy characters.
Perverted, scumbag, hilarious main character.
No but seriously everyone in this show is high on something and I want some.
Modern school setting.
Students with powers fighting fantasy monsters.
Cute enjoyable comedy and action scenes.
Your lord and god Cthulu.
Bombass soundtrack (“Naked Dive” is dope.)
Efficient, complete package.
Well, school has started being a pain again and what better way to alleviate that than with a nice high school romantic comedy? Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun was an anime highly recommended to me by many of my friends, so it naturally caught my interest. Furthermore, when I realized the main character Nozaki was voiced by the sexiest male protagonist voice actor, Nakamura Yuuichi (see Tatsuya Shiba from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. dat sexy bass voice aw yeah bass pride), I became quite interested.
The main premise of the show is that Sakura, a normal teenage girl, confesses to Nozaki her love. However, by stating that she “is a fan,” Nozaki mistakes her admiration as that of a fan, not a crush. This is because Nozaki is actually a professional manga artist for a Shoujo manga; a genre targetted towards teenage girls. I watched the twelve episode season over two weekends, splitting it up seven and five. My reaction, however, is quite mixed. While I absolutely love the characters, comedy, and overall presentation, I absolutely despised the very last episode to the point that I was somewhat insulted. Watching Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun was a delightful journey that finished off extremely poorly.