Daily Lives of High School Boys Episode 1/2 review


When I picked up “Daily Lives of High School Boys”, I wasn’t expecting much. Boy, I was wrong…

When I first saw the title, I had thought to myself that, well, this should be just a boys’ version of “High School Girls”(or “Joshikousei Girls High” ). I wasn’t expecting much at all. I had actually ran out of “new” animes to watch, since I do not follow the “must watch for this spring” list.

When the title screen appears, I was thinking, “Sunrise?? Square Enix?”

Searching far into the database of my brain, I could not remember any anime created by square enix being terribly nice to watch, except for Final Fantasy 7, Advert Children, Kuroshitsuji, and Darker than Black. Well, Kuroshitsuji and Darker Than Black are not hits, but they are not bad either.

Sunrise, on the other hand, was being associated to Mechas by myself. Then again, while searching on the web, Mai Hime/Otome came out of nowhere and knocked me out. Mai Hime/Otome was by Sunrise? I couldn’t remember. Well, as I had always told my friends, my Anime-otaku level is too high for normal people, and too low for “Real Anime-Otakus”.

The first scene opens up, with a strange “I am late and I am running and I have a piece of bread on my mouth” kind of opening. All of a sudden, it evolved into a Mecha when the Zakus appear. Immediately in my mind was, “Yeah, even though they own the Gundam series, they do not have to abuse it” kind of thinking. Basically, my face went =.= …

The daily lives of the boys are being played out in blocks of 4 or 5 minutes, and the real deal breaker for me comes in the form of “High School Boys and Skirts”.

Yes. There pantsu too.
your Sister's Pantsu is Mine

My first “thundering laugh” for the series came when Tadakuni was tricked into wearing her sister’s skirt, something that was very much expected by me. Then again, having to see the actual scene left me laughing out loud…. really loud.
I was too naive...

A unique point for this anime series is that, it allowed supporting characters to be…. eyeless…
Eyeless Onee cha

Take note that the above 3 characters appears “FREQUENTLY”, and had no whatsoever reasons to be eyeless.

That being said, if figurines for those 3 characters are made, I will definitely buy them as I can use my imagination to morph them into any characters I want, since they have no eyes.

Episode 2 start with a sword fight between friends…

Kenshin styled.

The new character, Nago san showed us that, sometimes, just by changing a little angle, a person can become beautiful all of a sudden…

even though if it means for it to be virtually…

NOTE: images in a mirror are “virtual”, as they cannot be “projected” onto a screen. Check Wikipedia on this.

Let us look at it again….
A different angle will make this…

into this…

Nice, isn’t it?

The character that leaves the most impression on me is none other than…. the Literary Girl. The reason being, her expression…

Her expressions….

No words are needed. Just her expressions are enough…

Even if other people are angry with her, her expressions were enough for me to forgive her…

What really gets me into the show is the way Tadakuni’s imouto suddenly appearing in some of the gags…

Tadakuni no Imouto!!!!!


IMOUTO!!!!!!!!!

One thing that puzzles me is…. even if the gang plays with her bra….

Plays with her underwear…

She somehow still “listens to the boys’ conversation”. In episode 2, it was revealed that Takaduni is not really in good terms with her imouto. Hmmm… so, why do she still keeps in close proximity of the boys? I wondered.

The last scene of episode 2 brings out a character that is more or less, Akira-sama from Lucky Star…
She do behave like Akira-sama anyway, so the voice and the face do really suits her.

Before I close this article, this is probably one of the favorite scene of everyone…

Arh. Yes. The part when Takaduni was changing into herhis imouto’s bra.

I may or may not be doing Episode 3. So, for anyone reading this, try not to expect it too much.

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