Ranked #1137

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Alternative Titles

English: Haganai
Synonyms: I Don't Have Many Friends, Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Japanese: 僕は友達が少ない

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: AIC Build
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 158,584 users)
Ranked: #11372
Popularity: #76
Members: 260,535
Favorites: 2,489
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Synopsis

Every teenager has undergone the awkwardness of high school. Making new friends and trying to fit in. It's hard enough doing so under normal circumstances. Try doing so with blonde hair and a bad boy face... in Japan. After transferring to a new school, Kodaka Hasegawa was instantaneously labelled a "delinquent" due to his eccentric appearance. Having classmates shiver in your presence is not a good way to start the school year.

One day, Kodaka has a surprise encounter with a female classmate, Yozora, who just might be more of an outcast than him - she has both a bad temper and an imaginary friend. However, even outcasts desire companionship. The two decide to form the "Neighbors' Club," specifically designed for people who don't have many friends. Kodaka, a lone wolf in the wild terrains of high school, had finally found his pack. But will this dysfunctional bunch be able to form normal relationships with each other? Or will their unique personalities collide?

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is a slice of life anime that portrays the difficulties of fitting in and making friends in a comedic and heartwarming way. Viewers can't help but root for these adorable underdogs.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kashiwazaki, Sena
Kashiwazaki, Sena
Main
Itou, Kanae
Japanese
Itou, Kanae
Mikazuki, Yozora
Mikazuki, Yozora
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sakura, Ayane
...
Hasegawa, Kodaka
Hasegawa, Kodaka
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Seri, Akiko
Japanese
Seri, Akiko
...
Hasegawa, Kobato
Hasegawa, Kobato
Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana

Staff

Saitou, Hisashi
Saitou, Hisashi
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Setou, Kenji
Setou, Kenji
Episode Director
Kitahata, Tooru
Kitahata, Tooru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 We Can't Make Any Friends
Boku-tachi wa Tomodachi ga Dekinai (僕達は友達が出来ない(´・ω・`))
Oct 7, 2011
2 There's No God in the Electric World
Dennou Sekai wa Kamisama ga Inai (電脳世界は神様が居ない(゜Д゜))
Oct 14, 2011
3 There Are No Flags at the Swimming Pool
Shimin Puuru wa Furagu ga Nai (市民プールはフラグがない(;´Д`))
Oct 21, 2011
4 Underclassmen Don't Hold Back
Kouhai-tachi wa Enryo ga Nai (後輩達は遠慮がないΣ(゜口゜;)
Oct 28, 2011
5 This Time, the SAGA is a Serious Battle
Kondo wa SAGA ga Gachi na Tatakai (今度はSAGAがガチな戦いヽ(`Д´)ノ)
Nov 4, 2011

Opening Theme

"Zannenkei Rinjinbu (Hoshi Futatsu Han) (残念系隣人部★★☆(星ふたつ半))" by Tomodachi Tsukuritai (友達つくり隊) (Marina Inoue, Kanae Itou, Nozomi Yamamoto, Misato Fukuen, Kana Hanazawa, and Yuka Iguchi)

Ending Theme

"Watashi no Kimochi (私のキ・モ・チ)" by Marina Inoue



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Detective
Jan 2, 2012
If you have strong feelings about this anime, please don't read any further. I just noticed there was an abnormally large amount of overly positive reviews for this show and thought it would be best if there was a second opinion readily available.

Haganai was not an enjoyable anime for me. I did not find it funny past a certain point. For the first three episodes the show revolves around the mistaken delinquent and the two "heroines" of the series - Yozora and Sena. These episodes for the most part were quite sharp, and as Sena and Yozora's antics grew and grew, Kodaka's role as the read more
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TheArchangel
Dec 22, 2011
With Christmas fast approaching, I can safely say one thing: All I want for Christmas is Meat. Delicious, delicious, Meat.

Ahem.

What do you get when an ambitious and rather oddball girl drags an unwilling male into forming a club for whatever reason? You get the "Save the World by Overloading it with Fun (SOS) Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade!" Oh wait, wrong show. You alternatively could get the "Neighbors Club." Yes, that seems about right. This fabulous club is composed of Kodaka and Kobato Hasegawa, Yozora Mikazuki, Sena Kashiwazaki, Rika Shiguma, Maria Takayama and Yukimura Kusunoki. Watch as this rebellious group takes on one of the read more
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jonathanexp
Oct 7, 2011
Outstanding-Is one word that can sum up this entire series.

First of all, the story is exceedingly compelling. The underlying complexion of such a minute situation in the premise of today’s society and its impact on people nowadays may seem like trivial matter, but that may not always work out for all of us. Generalizing, many of us laugh/disregard those who are disabled or lack some sort of trait or ability that hinders them from their true potential. Those people, who do make fun of others, are none less than a prick. We fail as humans to understand the feelings of others, and must take into read more
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Emperormin3
Dec 12, 2014
Disclaimer: My normal scoring preconditions go flying out the window. This is my first non-critical review. This show is mainly for humor so I review it as such. So my scores are based more on how much laughter I got out of it and less on critical appeal. See the rest of my body of work for something more critical. If you don't agree with my score, please don't downgrade it just because you think the show is stupid or what not.

Summary: Haganai is another average slice of life anime. It's humorous, kinda realistic, and in a club school setting. I didn't expect much read more
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'Teen Romantic Comedy Gone Wrong', or whatever typically long-winded light novel jibberish 'Yahari Ore' translates into shows all the signs of being Boku Friendship DONE RIGHT. As another user noted with their recommendation, Boku Friendship gradually turns into something of a full-on ecchi harem fest. Unlike Yahari, Boku wa started out as purely lighthearted rom-com fluff--causing later developments that expand on previously 1D comic relief characters to be awkward & its lead's turn towards a more... emo stance coming across unnaturally. Yahari one-upped this by presenting its characters as humans with relatable social difficulties from the get-go whilst still retaining sharp, witty dialogue.

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reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
These two are so similar that the OreImo cast made a 'from behind' cameo appearance, in episode 11 of Boku.

Kirino and Sena are the same character... breasts aside. Their spoiled princess attitudes, erotic game addiction, prideful arrogance getting in the way of friendship and fangs are NEARLY IDENTICAL. What's more, Kuroneko and Yozora ALSO MIRROR EACH OTHER--sharing 'bickering love' friendships with K&S respectively. They argue CONSTANTLY when together, oblivious to the how similar their personalities are. The only difference of note in the relationships between the shows is that Yozora clearly has the upper hand against Sena--often forcing her to run away, crying.  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
For whatever reason, this didn't hit me until I watched the first episode of Tomodachi's second season but there's a SUPER OBVIOUS linking factor to be found between these two:

- Crazy bitches/galpals in a small school clubroom.
- One crazy bitch/galpal bullying the other in a "friendly" way.
- The male lead quickly becoming indifferent to the chaos surrounding himself; going with the flow due to being smart enough to know that it's pointless to either resist or intervene. (Instead, it's OBVIOUSLY better to commentate to the viewers with his internalized thoughts about what's going on.)

I suppose the whole love triangle  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Both of these stories are about people who have problems making what can be concidered a true friendships with each other because of some sort of social stigma that they themselves place, or someone else does. The art style is also very simular. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Toradora!
Lead male complained and avoided by his delinquent appearance but a nice guy in the inside, also both live alone with a naive and not completely independent female whom they care while doing the housekeeping. They both also interact with a set of ladies in an institute environment.  
reportRecommended by evanicafan
Anime: D-Frag!
Both are school-comedies where the main male character is dragged into a not-so-ordinary club. Also, I find Chitose sorta like Yozora with her slightly violent personality, Kenji a bit like Kodaka and Takao to be like Sena (she is wayyy better than her though) Also Kenji acts like a delinquent, same as Kodaka. Both are funny and lovable. 
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