Daily Life of High School Boys. It’s an anime about what high school boys do, in high school, on a daily basis. Can I finish this now? No? Fine.
‘Daily Life of High School Boys’ was based off of a manga series that ran from May 2009 to September 2012 with seven volumes. The original anime, produced by Studio Sunrise, ran from January 2012 to March 2012 with twelve episodes and seven specials. A live action movie was also produced in October 2013.
The boys themselves and their coming-of-age antics make up the majority of the show. They’re not complex or developed, but they don’t need to be. They have enough characteristics to separate themselves as characters, but that’s about all you need for an anime like this. As for the plot, the opening statement I made in the beginning sums up the plot nicely. It’s a slice of life anime, guys. What did you expect? Gundam meets Sword Art Online?
However, let me get this off my washboard chest, while I still have the chance. This anime is funny. Very funny. Honestly, one of the best comedies I’ve ever watched. The humor itself ranges from all different types of humor, from anime culture, to sexual humor, to just plain silly jokes. It pokes fun at all the craziness and silliness that bored boys do in their free time during their teenage years.
To get all the technicals out of the way, the animation and music score is average. It doesn’t need grand animation for such a simple and laid-back story. It doesn’t need super-complex characters with dramatic backstories. It doesn’t need a kick-ass opening theme (It doesn’t hurt to have one, but that’s besides the point). The anime was advertised as a comedy. And it fulfilled it’s job to the upmost extent. If you’re looking for a simple, slice of life anime to get a ton of laughs out of you, then this anime is for you.
I’m done with slice of life for a little bit. Now to hit Unbreakable Machine Doll!
By: Shannon Kasane