English: Daily Lives of High School Boys
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisTadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake are students at the all-boys academy, Sanada North High School. This is a tale about just that—their daily lives as students. Winning the basketball tournament? Finding true love? You won't find any of that here. Whether it's sparking random arguments while hanging out with friends, meeting that one weird co-worker at a part-time job, or even letting imaginations run wild on a windy afternoon, we've all experienced the show's ordinary but true-to-life themes at one point or another.
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This anime is obviously about High School Boys and their daily lives, or should I say, the highlights of their daily lives?
It's a really good anime with lots of weird and awkward moments, which will make you smile and laugh.
Story: 7 of 10
There is no exact plot in this anime, but only short story arcs in each episode. Each arc contains some of the characters, either in their High School Building, by the riverbank, or in Tadakuni's house, convenience store etc. Each arc is quite short but funny, albeit the endings aren't that good. Each arc may just end as if they're on square one again, leading to nothing at all. Most of the times, you won't be able to see what actually happens. One character hits another but then, the ending is just with a picture of what happened, with the person in the pictures voice saying "Daily Lives of High School boys", in weird voices. I think that they have chosen to do it like that to simplify things by not having to animate more scenes for each arc. I think that the stories need some development, some of them do get a bit tiring. I personally still like it though, because it shows just the daily mundande activites of teenagers. After the ending of each episode, you'll get a glimpse of daily lives of "Funky High School Girls". But the daily life isn't always funfilled.
Art: 6 of 10
The art is very simple, the character designs are similar to each other, there are nearly no wardrobe change (they all have their school unforms on). This is a bit disappointing, but it's understandable because it's often about their lives as High School Boys/Girls. The colour leans toward pastel colours, making it look like a shoujo anime. But that didn't put me off, I personally love it! Too bright colours wouldn't have made it into a slice of life anime. The movements of the characters are a bit akward, though it's nothing to worry about!
Sound: 6 of 10
I didn't like the opening song nor the ending song, they weren't that catchy either. They were quite average and sounds like typical anime songs (pop song).
Character: 9 of 10
The character designs weren't that good, but I really liked all the characters. Each of them had their quirks; Tadakuni, the "too" normal guy, Hidenori, the glasses guy who looks really boring but is one of those who will make you laugh. His voice actor is really good! And then we have an anime character who looks like a middle aged man, but is actually 17 year old. All of them are one or another very considerate of others feelings, especially girls. They sometimes try to not point out things, for example when getting the wrong amount of change and not saying anything because they don't want the cashier to get into trouble. They do small kind deeds that actually makes you like them. They aren't stereotypically dirtyminded, though panties are something that pops up here and there xD
Enjoyment: 10 of 10
This is one of those rare animes where you can't help but enjoy every scene, every character and their weird but somehow cute behaviours. They make you laugh, and also, makes you cherish your everyday life. Some parts may be a bit boring, but, in the end, you always get a funfilled ride in every episode. Though none of the endings left me satisifed: This anime is addictive.
Overall: 9 of 10
Bottomline: A feel good anime, with lots of laughters and not so daily blunders and moments!
— Hilarious jokes and situations, in both setup and execution
— Insightful and outrageous satire of common anime tropes
— Stellar voicing and relatable, varied cast of characters
— Segment-based structure keeps things moving before jokes grow old
— A few jokes you can see coming, a rarer few that miss the mark
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (from here on DKN) went far above and beyond my expectations. Playing off the all-too-common “schoolgirls and everyday life” genre, DKN is far more than the mere gender reversal it may first appear to be.
Having an all-male cast, ignoring the “moe” factor really works in the show's favor. There is likewise no unnecessary fan service—the show places jokes first and foremost, and that lends itself well to the short skit-like structure of the various comedy bits. Alternately dry and outrageous, DKN's jokes never fail to solicit a laugh. They are helped along commendably by the flamboyant facial expressions and varying vocal tones for which anime is so well-loved.
It's hard to universally recommend a comedy show as the genre draws on what is often rather personal taste. The best parallel I can make to its off-the-wall humor is the type found in many 4-koma and parody manga strips. If you enjoy the aforementioned, you will find yourself at home with DKN.
Of note is the parodic vein of common anime situations, characters, feelings, and stereotypes DKN contains. I don't want to give too much away, but the “meta” humor it features is a real high point.
Even with its nearly pure comedy focus, DKN manages to achieve the “refreshing” vibe that so many slice-of-life works go for. The author's keen understanding of high school boys' mentality—their zeitgeist, if you'll humor my ten-dollar vocabulary—really shines through in the show's less zany moments, and those of gut-busting hilarity alike. As a male viewer, abundantly flowing were my (figurative) single-cheek tears of laughter and nostalgia at the familiar antics and feeling of young friendship illustrated in this masterwork.
Special mention must be made of the insanely clever Literature Girl segments, easily the show's standout and my favorite comedy bits of any show in recent memory. Also to Sugita Tomokazu, the well-loved Kyon, for his excellent portrayal of Hidenori in said skit and across the show at large.
Through and through, an outstanding show. If you can connect with its brand of comedy, the humor and heart within will stick with you for some time to come. read more
“I suppose if we couldn't laugh at the things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.” – Hobbes, from Calvin and Hobbes.
As a stressed out college student, I constantly find myself looking back at my high school years and remembering the fun old times. My all boys school meant that we could rein in free chaos without the worry of having to act proper around girls, so my class and I did all sorts of pranks and whatnot. From playing football in the hallway, to accidentally taking down a security camera, to taking down the school flag and wearing it as a cape, lighting up fireworks in class, all those things. Truth be told, high school was boring, but my classmates made it so much fun during our free time. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is about.
A comedy anime like no other, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (or Daily Life of High School Boys if you prefer) had me laughing just as much (and probably more) as any comedic work out there. I found myself wiping tears from my eyes constantly and enjoying every single second of it. At twelve episodes in length, Danshi Koukousei promises that you will enjoy every single moment.
First off, Danshi Koukousei has no overarching story. There is no typical high school plot in here as you would imagine from most generic slice of life animes. In fact, the show is presented in what most people would refer to as a ‘skit’ format. An episode of the anime will generally contain in average eight skits, each of them representing wildly different aspects of the free time that high school boys face on a day to day basis and what they do to liven up their boring lives.
Of course, most of these are exaggerated at some points, but there isn’t anything wrong with that. In fact, it adds more to the realism of the show and how high school boys tend to exaggerate normal situations in their mind. Add that to the fact this anime is a HUGE parody of anime as a whole, taking in various anime tropes and destroying them before your very eyes. Oh you were expecting this to happen? Well haha, FUCK YOU PREDICTABILITY!
On the subject of characters, there is no better way to describe the main cast as extremely human. Each character has his own little quirk that makes him instantly relatable to someone. I found myself constantly laughing and thinking along the lines of: “Oh my God that is so my friend from senior year!”
The main cast is comprised of the trio of destiny: Tadakuni (whose last name is never revealed and in fact parodied by the show itself), Hidenori, and Yoshitake. Tadakuni is your straight man, the guy who is dragged into the crazy and manic antics that his two best friends get themselves in to. Hidenori is the bespectacled one, the playboy of the group and generally the inner monologue heavy guy who analyzes situations over and over again in a very comedic fashion. And finally, we have Yoshitake, the blonde dyed member of the group who is usually the idiot and goes along with whatever the situation around him dictates.
Aside from those three, the anime introduces many many characters throughout the course of its run, giving us a well varied and excellently written cast. However, due to the sheer amount of characters, it’s kind of hard to remember the names of all of them. But, this is beautifully averted when the anime itself tells you that, while it knows its introducing many characters late into the show, it’s not important to remember all their names.
It is also important to acknowledge the main female characters from this extensive male cast. At the end of every episode, there is an extra skit titled “High School Girls Are Funky!” which features three girls (Yanagi, Habara and Ikushima) who are basically the female counterparts of the main trio. While their skits are not as funny as the male ones, they are still the parts of the series where backstory is heavy handed and offers some insight into the past of some of the characters which, at least in my book, is a step in the right direction.
On the topic of animation, the studio responsible for animating this is Sunrise Inc., famous for shows such as The Visions of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass, Tiger and Bunny, among others. In itself, the animation is very simplistic and it actually works in favor of the show’s theme. Add that to the fact that most of the characters sport some weirdly exaggerated faces to go along with some of the jokes makes said jokes all the better. A curious thing to note about the animation is the decision to shadow the eyes of the majority of the small female cast. This, I found out much later, was surprisingly parodied by the show as well in one of the later skits.
The voice cast does a beautiful job with the characters as well. Most of the voices are blown out of proportion for some of the jokes, which makes the delivery of them all the better. You might find some of the voices rather familiar, particularly with Hidenori’s seiyuu Tomokazu Sugita, famous for lending his voice to Gintama, another comedy anime. Miyu Irino is present here as the voice of Tadakuni, showcasing his amazing talent, and Kenichi Suzumaru is here as well, giving his voice to the bumbling idiot that is Yoshitake. Add to those three Daisuke Namikawa as the voice of everyone’s favorite delinquent Motoharu, and you have one of the best voiced casts in recent anime history (at least that’s how I see it).
Aside from that, the music is also very well executed. Audio Highs, known for their previous work in Bakuman and Gintama, are responsible for the masterfully well-crafted music that is present in this show. The anime sports one opening and one ending, with the opening being “Shiny tale” by Mix Speakers, Inc. while the ending theme is “O-hi-sama” by Amesaki Annainin. Both are very good, with the first one really pumping you up for a high school anime while the ending is… well, stupid. It simply fits with the whole theme of the show in its own, unique, way.
Now that I’ve covered everything there is, it’s time to go down to the final verdict.
This show means a lot to me. Not just because it made me laugh, but because some of the skits that the show has are actually situations that occurred to me during my daily life while in high school. The days I spent laughing with my friends, worrying about a friend’s little sister (well, actually it was his cousin) and whatnot really brought me memories that had long passed. It made me look back in life and smile at how beautiful everything was with my old friends and how much I miss them. It’s an anime I hold very near and dear to my heart simply because of the feelings it evoked in me while watching it and, truth be told, for being the funniest anime I have seen in my entire life.
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou gets a very well deserved 9/10. It would be a 10, but the short length left me wanting for more. But, just like everything else, even the short length is parodied by the show. Aside from that, a couple of jokes fell flat on their faces, but this didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the show.
Much thanks to Mel, for proofreading this (I love you my little internet daughter), Erika, for providing her helpful insight, and my good friend Wendy, who should write some reviews of her own because she is a FREAKING GENIUS.
There will be more to come, so expect more from me in the following months. AND AS ALWAYS, ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
This is Team Dai-Squirtle, to the stars and back!
The Video Review is out on my youtube channel, but here is the written Review. This was one of the harder anime to review.
Story - 8/10
The Daily Lives of Highschool Boys story is exactly as the title says, it’s based on the Daily Lives of Highschool Boys. To make a long story short, there is no definitive story. The show is more a sketch show, there are a lot and different segments featuring most if not all the characters in the show. And all these different sketches are clever and well written, because they all do their jobs, it’s funny, and not just haha funny, more like roflcopter lol lmao I’m dying funny. Most skits start out as the characters are bored, and they find ways to pass time and have fun, some situations they go straight right in the thick of it. Some of these activities can be a range from simple conversations, doing activities or something you probably wouldn’t do. Yet it all works. There is also a side story, where instead of boys, it focuses on girl activities and it is sort of a parody in itself.
Although there is no overarching plot in this anime, the different segments and situations that they’re a put in is very entertaining. Some of these sketches are really relatable, especially if you were a boy, you may have once in your life had experience the same situation. Each segment is cleverly written and paced quite well. Every sketch was funny, and it’s supposed to be, so the writers knew what they were doing with the script. I love the different situations they came up with; I was entertained from start to finish. Although it doesn’t have a story, it’s so unique and that it doesn’t really need a story.
Characters - 9/10
The characters, where shall I begin. There is so many characters in the show. Even though they’re supposed to be three main characters, Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake, I thought all the characters got the enough screen time for all them to be equal, especially the boys characters. Because each skit is usually focused on one group of boys, then it jumps to another in the sketch, or it could be focus on one particular character in general.
Tadakuni is pretty much just the straight man, he usually tries to get through the day or situation as normally as possible, but his friends think otherwise and they usually bait him into doing something stupid. Even though he is given off as the main character, he is probably seen the least and the reason for that is quite funny.
Hidenori is the one who usually gets the boys into awkward bizarre situations. He’s the one usually setting up the sketches, he looks at situations and decides to make them more interesting. However this is also shown as he tends to overthink simplistic things.
Yoshitake is supposed to look like the cool character of the trio, like the bad boy rebel. He gets caught up in the adventures with the trio, and he is mostly seen with Hidenori. Despite posing the bad boy look, he is actually quick witted and smart.
There is no character development in this show. Because its sketch show. However I love all the characters and the roles are all filled out, and when they interact with each other, you can only expect something great is going to come out of it. All the boys in general are really relatable, if you were guy, you know exactly how these high school boys will react, but of course it is more dramatic than real life. Because these characters are all so funny and well written, I loved pretty the whole cast, whether they were awkward or straight up cool.
Animation and Sound - 7/10, 8/10
Now the animation and art style is rather basic, however for show that knows what it is, it executes it well. The animation is nothing special that even the characters and writers say the animation isn’t great. Most the character designs look very similar, so sometimes it is hard to point out other characters, because they look kind of the same. However it does look more realistic, the boys actually look like boys, they never wear their uniforms correctly and they’re not huge muscular guys. Most of the eyes in the show is rather basic, it’s just one colour fill with an iris that’s either bright white and big or a dot. Most of the girls in the show don’t even have eyes at all, because it’s a show about boys, so they didn’t put much detail into the girls, only some main girl characters. They even make a joke about this in the series. But because of its simplistic nature, it works well with the anime, I think the simple art adds to the concept and the comedy of the show, and also they have funny face faults as well.
The soundtrack does well for setting up boring mundane life situations, because that’s how the sketches usually starts, they’re bored and they find something to do, and the music is just nothing special it fits it. The opening theme is pretty good I must say, it’s upbeat like the show, only thing it does sound a bit more serious than the actual show itself, but it’s still does a good job. But let’s get to the ending song. It’s so bad, but yet so good at the same time. It’s catchy as hell and it’s freaking funny as well, and put that with the ending sequence where the boys are performing in a play, it fits perfectly. It’s purposely sounds bad, but when you realize what it’s meant for it’s so good.
Enjoyment - 10/10
I had so much fun watching this show. Because it’s so quick you really pass the time, before I knew it, it was over. I laughed at pretty every joke in the show, it’s that funny. They’re able to keep the comedy consistent. There are many types of jokes, whether it’s simple slapstick to even breaking the fourth wall. The jokes are fresh each time, and watching the build-up is enjoyable. Because they are sometimes when you expect the joke anyway, it comes out and you’re still laughing because you predicted it, but if you don’t expect it, it’s still funny. If you’re looking for a comedy anime, this is probably the funniest anime of all time. I’m just going to say it right here, this is definitely my funniest anime of all time. If you’re looking for a quick laugh, it’s good to pull out one sketch or episode and get yourself a laugh, because it’s that funny.
Verdict - 8.5/10
Like I said earlier in this review, this is one of the harder anime to review. The story gets a 8 from me, despite being no overarching definitive plot, the segments and sketches and writing were so smart clever and unique. I loved every situation they came up with and also because it’s relate-able.
For the animation and sound they get a 7 and 8 from me. The animation simplistic style really fits well with this kind of genre, however sometimes it maybe too simple, such as character designs and backgrounds. The soundtrack does its job, however it’s the opening and ending themes that a great, especially the surprisingly bad, but good ending song.
For characters, I give them a 9, for the reason, there is no character development in them. However I loved all the characters in this show, every character pretty much had equal time to shine and also they were all well written and likeable.
For my own personal enjoyment, I give it a 10, my only regret is that I can’t give it any higher. It is the funniest anime I have ever seen. The jokes were consistent from start to finish, the comedy never dropped and I had so much watching this, before I knew it, it ended.
So for the overall score I give it a 8.5 after rounding it all up. But regardless of the score I recommend you go check out this anime as it’s probably the funniest anime, well my funniest anime of all time. It’s just pure fun, especially if you’re looking for good laugh or even a quick laugh. read more
Exactly the same kind of humour, but different setting.
Kimi to boku meets Gintama.boys doing random funny stuff in high school setting.it is from Sunrise like Gintama and shares many staff with it like Takamatsu, Shinji as director,Audio Highs for music and Sugita, Tomokazu and Suzumura, Kenichi as Voice Actors
Other than the fact that one of the main character is voiced by same voice actor as Gintoki, this anime really does remind me of Gintama, but in an entirely different and refreshing set up. It was also very unique for me in terms of its take on high school girls, most anime I see show high school girls as timid and powerless or outright evil. The comedy is outstanding, there's never a dull moment. Don't give it much thought, just go for it. This series won't disappoint.
Daily life, crazy characters, a lot of comedy, randomness.
They're both comedies animated by Sunrise. They also happen to have the same director and composer and a few similar voice actors.
They both have a very similar style of comedy and you'll definitely get Gintama vibes while watching Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.
DanKou and Gintama share some of the aspects as the comedy anime. Although Gintama (and it's sequel) are superbly funny, DanKou's Situational Comedy was similar to Gintama. You got the same director, same music composer, same producer for this anime and the same seiyuus from the epic anime series.
They nearly have the same comedy sense, it doesn't have any arcs but its hilarious to the core. If you liked Gintama's way of comedy and the way that girl's are stronger than guys, go ahead and watch Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou!
Jokes' topics, episodic style and pure randomness make Daily Lives of High School Boys and Gintama quite alike in terms of comedy. As for die-hard Gintama fans, these animes not only share Sugita Tomokazu and Suzumura Kenichi, but also voice actors of Sa-chan, Zura, Kijima Matako and even the frigging Shogun! You'll definitely have some fun figuring them out.
When i think of 'What similar to Gintama..?' I instantly think of Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou! Both animes have the same kinda comedy feel to them. They drop jokes in the same way too and they also kinda break the 'fourth wall' during episodes. The only difference between the shows would be Gintama is about Yakuza's and fighting while Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is about high school boys in their daily lives.
Overall both animes and great and similar in many ways.
The same sense of humor. Some scenes are totally random, characters have epic inner thoughts about ordinary things and sometimes have the same way of speaking. Both series are very funny and make you laugh out loud.
Also you can hear a few seiyuus from both of these series. Hidenori is voiced by Sugita Tomokazu - the same goes for Gintama's main character - Gintoki. There's Suzumura Kenichi (DKNN - Yoshitake, Gintama - Okita), Ishida Akira (DKNN - President, Gintama - Katsura) and Kobayashi Yuu (DKNN - Yanagi, Gintama - Sacchan).
And both are made by Sunrise. It explains everything.
Studio Sunrise animated both of them.
Shinji Tkamatsu directed both of them.
Tomokazu Sugito voiced Gintoki from Gintama and Hidenori from DKnN.
Audio Highs composed music for both shows.
Also, same comedy style: mocking everything around them!
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is Gintama in High school setting.
The style of parody is really similar to Gintama, not to mention same seiyuu on one of the characters.
Both involve a trio and there is no real story to it, but both are really enjoyable comedies all the way through.
Danshi Koukousei and Gintama are two rare shows in anime industry that make use of situational irony as its main source of entertainment, though Gintama also heavily lean on parody of practically everything. Both shows are mainly episodic, showcasing the main characters' daily lives.
Made my the same studio and has similar comedy. Both are hilarious! Both have the same delivery of jokes and comedic behavior. If you enjoyed or loved either of these you'll enjoy the other as well.
Guaranteed to make you laugh each episode. Have a bunch idiot, crazy people that sometime make the "tsukkomi" (straight man) stressed. Both main "boke" (funny person) voiced by an awesome seiyuu Sugita-san, make it even cooler. The difference is that Gintama sets in ancient Japan, danshi koukousei now. Also Gintama has more development of plot. If you love comedy, you should watch both of them.
These two series have the same kind of comedy and absurd situations, maybe because they have the same director and Sugita Tomokazu in the lead role (Gintoki/Hidenori).
Both are mainly plotless but have some long-lasting stories.
Their music (same composer) has also the same perfect way to accompagny the comedy.
Gag humour that picks up after a while, if you enjoyed Danshi in that manner you will probably enjoy Gintama and get more.
Both are very funny and relaxing.
Gintama - Is longer and therefore has more deep story
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou - doesn't have a real plot
Overall, they are both great anime and worth your time unless you dislike comedy.
JUST DO IT.
Everything in Gintama except well its fans and 200+ episodes is in Danshikou. They both have Sugita-san in it, above all else, sexual jokes and some touching or laughable or touching/laughing moments.
Both anime focuses heavily on comedy and gags, both are produced by Sunrise, you can find same seiyuus in both anime such as Sugita Tomokazu, Suzumura Kenichi, Kobayashi Yuu.
My favourite comedy series, altough different in settings (Gintama is set in the Edo period with a twist and Danshi is set in highschool) the story follow tree main chars and their daily lives but here is where the fun begins, every little thing becomes the biggest thing in the universe, every normal scene turns into something comical and everyone is anything but "normal".
Both share a couple of voice actors (Tomozaku Sugita as Gintoki and Hidenori, Suzumura Kenichi as Sougo and Yoshitake etc), both made by Sunrise.
Having a bad day? Start watching this, the bad day will turn into the best day eva.
Both are freaking awesome :P
Plus have the same sense of humour.
Both shows have similar humor. If you liked one you'll like the other. The director if I am not mistaken is the same as in some episodes of gintama and the voice actor of Hidenori is the same of Sakata Gintoki.
Same style of comedy, has references to different animes. Both will have you laughing a lot.
Gintama is set in a world of samurai and aliens
Danshi Koukousei is a school type setting
These are one of the funniest show ever made. Gintoki truly reminds me of the cast of DKnN. Laid-back, catches up to the mistake of everyone and makes a joke about it. With the absurdity in this anime i doubt you'll survive. Good luck!
Both animes have the same type of humor. They are both extremely hilarious with never-ending jokes.
Gintama : Gintama is about a former Samurai trying to make a living while being a Jack of All Trades. He befriends two people, Kagura and Shinpachi, and they decide to stay and work with him in the odd jobs they are given.
Danshi Koukousei no nichijou (Daily lives of high school boys) : Is simply as the title says. Three friends, high school boys, go through their normal, joke filled days in high school. Wondering what normal boys wonder such as things about girls, food, etc.
In these two animes, you will never be bored. Every episode is packed with hilariousness. The main character in Gintama has the same voice actor as the main character in Danshi as well.
These two animes are not ones to be missed, they are extremely hilarious.
Well, besides the fact that one of the mc has the same VA as Gintoki, both are pretty funny and has similar kind of humour. The only major difference is the setting. If you really enjoy Gintama, you should enjoy this too.
Well both of these anime's are made by the same studio, but that's not all infact both of these anime's are almost exactly the same. Daily Lives Of Highschool boys is the same as GIntama in just different settings. Gintama and Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys are definitely in top some of the most hilarious anime's i've watched. Both of the series uses almost exactly the same voice actors which just adds to the similar feeling. At the start of Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys i started to believe it was just a parody of Gintama. These two anime's are by far the most similar anime's i've ever watched.
Both are amazing comedies, with our favorite voice actor: Tomokazu Sugita, playing one of the main characters.
Both are slice-of-life anime dealing with the everyday high school lives of boys/girls. Both can be rather hit or miss in the comedy department, though Nichijou tends to takes its jokes to whole new extremes.
Slife-of-life series that set themselves apart from the rest with their ridiculous humour and random high-tension moments. They call themselves 'everyday' series, and sure enough, even their absolute weirdest moments can be strangely relatable.
Despite the fact that Nichijou focuses on the daily lives of high school girls, and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou focuses on the daily lives of high school boys, there are three elements that shine very brightly and show a certain correlation in both series. The first is the underlying concept: these shows tackle some of the common aspects of being a high school girl or boy, respective to the title, as well as some of the stranger aspects of it. Second is the execution of this idea. Both are comedies, and, therefore, exaggerate certain scenarios, but both do so in a similar manner, and typically through the eyes of a growing set of cast members, while still remaining primarily focused on three main characters (well, I suppose you could say five or six, in Nichijou’s case). The responses to these absurd scenarios are typically outrageous, but always unique to the individual character who experiences or responds to it. Thirdly, the art style of both are different from each other, but, at the same time, very distinct and set apart from the art from other titles, and the music is very unique and catchy.
Both of these anime are set apart from other comedy-based anime due to their unique execution and strangely engaging, yet distant cast. If one of the two manages to capture your attention, the other is likely to do the same.
Daily life of high school students with a lot of comedy, and both is so RANDOM!
Both series' episodes contain a few sketches which rarely correspond to other and they have similar humor style.
Both are school comedies with the same type of random humor. One is just mainly about girls, and the other one is mainly about boys.
Even the title is similar. DKNN presents the daily life of high school boys. Nichijou does the same, but with girls. Both series are very funny, have the same sense of humor and hilarious/wierd characters. Yukko is a little bit similar to Tadakuni IMO. And Mio reminds me of Hidenori and Yoshitake.
I think that every Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou fan should try Nichijou. It's worth it.
Very similar comedy styles. Both set in a "normal" slice-of-life school setting, with random cutscenes of hilariousness. The only difference is Nichijou treats truly impossible events (robots, cats talking, etc.) as completely average. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou focuses more on regular high school boys.
A story about their everyday life, the random things they do. They are really similar to each other only except that Nichijou has female main characters.
Both series adapt a slice of life approach with exaggerated scenes of humor, comedy, and absurd dialogues. In fact, some of the moments in both series are so random that it almost makes little to no sense.
Both series take place at a high school life setting where there is drama involving the main characters.
Both series also feature main cute scenes and just in general, nonsense revolving around the characters' lives.
A group of three school friends with varied personalities involve others in their weird, but entertaining lives.
Both are very funny except for nichijou,the comedy began o shallow but fun to watch
If you liked Nichijou, then you'll love Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. The two share a style of doing skits and random humor. The characters are quite enjoyable and the skits are unique. Although Nichijou is a bit more clean when it comes to the humor. Both still have got me laughing until I cried.
You will smile with this anime a lot. The jokes are very good and it's very original. I love this anime too, I smiled and enjoyed a lot with this anime. For me, is the best anime of comedy. I really recommend it.
Danshi and nichijou are both slice of life/comedy/randomness anime. They are really funny and interesting, but i think danshi is a bit funnier than nichijou. These shows don't have a story, so don't watch them if you expect story, these are just a bunch of random and hilarious jokes. While in danshi mc are male, in nichijou mc are female.
Both of them are Slice of Life series about highschool girls and boys. They've got similar humour and jokes as well as funny characters. I guarantee you that you won't stop laughing when watching both of them.
Both shows take place in high school and the episodes are made in the same way with different skits. They both mainly follow three friends but have a lot of side characters as well. If you liked the comedy of one then you'll surely like the other.
both of them have a mild comedy-life story, but sometimes excessive
they also have a little weird character
this anime are comfortable to watch when you've spare time
Nichijou was about similar to Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.. In Nichijou, the story goes with female casts and some male supporting.. But in Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, it was backward.. The story was casted by male actors and some female actors supporting the story.. Funny and laugh was the similarity of these anime series..
At first glance, both anime seems like regular old school life anime based on their titles, with Nichijou being the version center around female students while Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou can be the male counterpart. But, it can't be more misleading. Both anime can't be any farther from ordinary, and are hilarious and very fun to watch.
If you watched Nichijou I highly recommend to watch this too. Well if you already watched and loved Nichijou watching another "Everyday life" anime wouldn't hurt. The Comedy is on equal or IMO slightly better than Nichijou's. Also you don't need to remember the character's names to have fun (as stated in the anime) :D
Same kind of humor, about teenaged boys trying to figure out life.
Both are slice of life dealing with high school students. However, unlike the norm it doesn't focus around female students but male students.
Hilariously high-tension slice-of-life series about high school boys. Neither has much of a plot to speak of, but they both have the same bizarre sense of humour -- if you've seen one, you know what I mean!
Group of high school guys having their daily life with comedy.
Group of the boys do a crazy things. Both titles are slice of life.
The school life of a group of male friends, DKnN is on the sillier side of things but still has a nice warm feel to it.
The "plot" is kinda similar. Both series are about daily life of high school students. Also - both series are funny. The diffrence is that DKNN is more crazy while KTB stays more quiet and normal.
One of the main characters from Kimi to Boku, Chizuru, is voiced by Irino Miyu - the same guy who voiced Tadakuni. Another main character from KTB, Kaname, is voiced by Karasawa's seiyuu - Ono Yuuki. The guy with glasses from DKNN has the same voice actor as Akira from KTB (Kaji Yuki). Mitsuo has the same voice as Fuyuki (Okamoto Nobuhiko). As you can see - lots of seiyuus worked in both series.
From the perspective of a teenage male attending the equivalent of high school, these two animes are adventures which are extremely realistic and relatable. These two series both deal with the eccentricities and idiosyncrasies of teenage boys (especially in romance and in their perception of the other gender.) If you like either series about dudes discovering about life and enjoying their friendships, you'd probably like the other.
Both follow a group of male high school friends that depict them in their daily lives doing crazy and hilarious activities plus the random pranks make both anime really enjoyable (watch if you like comedy) Don't watch if you don't have a sense of humor you will dislike it im pretty sure of it.
Both are comedies about little strange high school boy's daily life. Though Kimi to boku is more cute and moe-like, when danshiko is more realistic and grazy.
The animation style, characters(both have a funny group of boys), comedy and the plot of a high school for boys
If you like Kimi to Boku you will like this
its about boys everyday school life and it is funny but danshi koukousei no nichijou is more hillarious due to their stupidty activities
Both have to do with a group of highschool boys and it shows them living there lives. Danshi Koukousei is less serous and more random/funny then Kimi to Boku
Both these series are school comedies, and in my opinion the best two there is. These are the best of the genre for me since i am not big on school comedies. They both revolve around a group of friends and their misdeeds and adventures on a daily scale. Both are pretty short, simple to watch and incredibly entertaining!
Surreally hilarious (and hilariously surreal) slice-of-life series about allegedy normal life at all-boys high schools.
Same sort of random comedic happenstance of boys in high school environments, both ridiculous in many ways. Cromartie is more over-the-top, but not so much to be a completely different idea.
Similar style of humor, only with really different art style and less surreal characters (but equally surreal jokes).
A bunch of high school guys goofing off and getting up to hilarious antics.
both funny and about the daily lives of high school boys at an all boys high school. Cromartie involves delinquents though and unlike this show does not rely on girls to make it funny.
Similar absurd, sometimes surreal, type of humor focused on a group of unusual high-school students. The main difference is that the deliquent motive is the core of Cromartie comedy, while in Nichijou it's only a part of a very wide array of skits.
I didn't want to believe it at first. I thought Cromartie High School was in a league of its own but I've found it's long lost bastard child. The pace of the humor, the total deadpan simplicity, everything, it's brilliant.
Short comedic skits by high school boys. Both anime follow lives of high school boys, which deal with all sorts of gags and comedy.
Similar style of comedy with the viewer expecting something crazy, yet still being surprised enough to make it funny. Likewise parodies the high school anime genre.
Very similar type of humor.
-Both contains School Life/ Slice of Life/Romance and is centered around comedy.
-Both animes are compiled of short stories, and are full 30 minute episodes.
Slice of life high school comedy. All girls main cast. This is smack in the blue funny, too.
It is almost the same except that main characters are high school boys and therefore jokes have different style.
+Both are slice of life comedies.
+School children who are seemingly normal... but not really.
+I swear they're the same thing but gender-flipped.
+Jokes about high-school problems. (Guys have a more perverted sense of humor though)
Yeah anyways. They're really similar. So if you like one, you'll probably like the other.
Both plots are about school and they go on about rubbish talks every day. Really funny and entertaining.
Lucky Star can be said to be 'The Daily Lives of High School Girls'. Just like Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, it involves a group of High school girls and their interactions with each other as friends
Both are hilariously funny gag animes.
Both have a series of small senarios in each episode.
Same atmosphere and comedy but DKnN is with boys and Minami-ke is with girls. If you like one, you will like the other.
Comedy, comedy, and comedy with a bit of slice-of-life of course. Both series will try to get the viewers to laugh through parody.
They are both slice of life comedy themed animes. The characters are funny and each of them has different qualities which makes the show perfect in both series. The atmosphere is almost the same. In Danshi Koukousei, it's about three high schooler boys and their friends while it's three sisters and the people around them in Minami-ke. Both are likeable are both male and female watchers.
slice of life and comedy..
both have 3 protagonists..
Minami-ke and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou are just animes you want to watch for a pointless laugh at wide range of characters and the way they can turn simple every day activities into something hilarious
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is only twelve episodes with one special whilst Minami-Ke has four seasons and one OVA. Both anime feel like a breath of fresh air after watching many serious anime or ones riddled with clichés. If you prefer a coherent story with lots of character development then neither of these are for you. If you're just getting into anime or you want to have a break from anime that take themselves too seriously then give both of these a go.
Both of them are animes that actually have no plot but very funny and the characters are likeable.
~Both anime talks about their daily lives in school and other places
~Very similar to each other (Jokes, Characters & events)
~Makes you laugh until you cry
~Makes you want to watch more
Opening Theme#1: "Shiny tale" by Mix Speaker's,Inc. (eps 1 - 11)
#2: "Ohisama (おひさま)" by Amesaki Annainin (雨先案内人) (ep 12)
Ending Theme#1: "Bungaku Shoujo (文学少女)" by ENA (ep 1)
#2: "Ohisama (おひさま)" by Amesaki Annainin (雨先案内人) (eps 2-11)
#3: "Shiny tale" by Mix Speaker's,Inc. (ep 12)
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