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.
(Source: NIS America)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Side story: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
— 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
Nostalgia is a bitch. Especially when it's related to High School and stuff. Danshi Koukousei no nichijou takes you back to your High School. Gives you a quick retrospect of your past and makes you laugh on your own actions. DKnN is an unusual anime, featuring random skits with no main story. But that's what it makes it worthwhile. In my book, it scores a complete 10/10. Read the review to find out why.
What's in there?
Random scenes from daily lives of some high school boys as is apparent from the title. But these scenes aren't just normal scenes or re-enactment of your High school lives. DKnN gives those scenes a funny outlook, the end result is great. On the whole, it makes you feel like that all your High School friends have come to you and you were all discussing your time in High School (boys could easily relate to it). It's not just about nostalgia, as a comedy anime, DKnN is brilliant. The Jokes are all original, meaty and hilarious. They give off Gintama's vibe sometimes and you would most certainly feel like watching Gintama's high school version.
DKnN gives comedy the highest priority and never looks back. It doesn't care about fanservice, doesn't care about anime stereotypes, all it does care about is to make us High School graduates laugh our assess off on things we all used to do. Therefore, the characters in DKnN are all extremely relatable. Is Hidenori the 'past' you?? if no, then don't worry Yoshitake will be, if he isn't as well then you'd probably be Tadakuni in High School. To make it short, you'll somewhat find yourself in DKnN repeating the stupid things you used to do and all.
Animation is great. Perfectly sufficient for the job. The facial expressions are funny, the usual 'poker' faces never cease to delight me. The art somewhat felt 'cute'. Even though it wasn't moe neither chibi but characters themselves give you an impression that 'this is gonna be a hard comedy!'.
Just like the Animation, the soundtracks did the job perfectly. The OP and ED were both funny and great. Perfect silence at the perfect moments, is one of the comedy tricks which never get old and DKnN utilizes it most efficiently. But what really sets the mark is the voice acting. All the seiyuus did an awesome job. Sugita like always, is the perfect choice for funny characters. Kenichi also did a great job especially when he would scream "DANSHI KOUKOUSIE NO NICHIJOU" at the beginning of some episodes, it always made me hurt my lungs.
There were also scenes of High School Girls and their daily lives at the end of each episode, mostly occurred randomly. Well, to be honest and obvious, I couldn't relate to them but nonetheless those were funny. The honesty those girls had, I don't know if that exists in real life girls because usually I avoid girls and girls avoid me.
All in all, DKnN does everything honestly. It doesn't try to alter the realities to deliver a really hilarious joke so sometimes you might see the jokes coming. But that's what makes it such a good comedy anime.
Is DKnN worth your time??
Absolutely! I would recommend it to pretty much everyone. Regardless the gender, age and stuff DKnN will be one of the best comedy anime you'll ever see because of it's unusual style. I know I may have exaggerated a bit, but bear with me, it was the only anime in which I found characters to which I could relate. It's one anime that you'll love to see with your friends. So, what are you waiting for? read more
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.
Similar humor. About the daily lives of a group of friends. Both will make you laugh.
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 are hilarious, both are about group of highschool boys (& girls) enjoying their (not so) ordinary daily life
-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.
Both series' episodes contain a few sketches which rarely correspond to other and they have similar humor style.
Same style of humor, but Nichijou is more random.
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 adapts 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 almost makes little to no sense.
Both series takes place at a high school life setting where there is drama involving the main characters.
Both series also features main cute scenes and just in general, nonsense revolving around the characters' lives.
Both are pure nonsense comedy animes set mostly in their schools.
While Nichijou mainly is about girls, Danshi Kyoukousei focuses on boys from an all-boys-school.
A group of three school friends with varied personalities involve others in their weird, but entertaining lives.
Laughter,Comedy,Entertainment... Both anime's has some similar comedy style to it and they can always make the watcher laugh and it is very amusing.
Both animes are slice of life stories into the daily lives of students. Both have weird situations and characters and one of the only differences I can think of is that the main trio in Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou are male.
They're both full of really good Slice of life comedy skits
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.
Both are comedy of high school students' daily life.
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 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.
It's the exact same style of comedy with the exact same type of delivery (not to mention Sugita in a lead role), only real difference is this takes place in modern day with high school kids instead. There's not much else to say, if you love one you'll love the other. There seems to be a lot more jokes focused around the anime industry and overused cliches as well.
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
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.
Uncontrollable laughter...oh and Tomokazu Sugita
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.
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.
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.
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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