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Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

Alternative Titles

English: Daily Lives of High School Boys
Japanese: 男子高校生の日常


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.361 (scored by 89042 users)
Ranked: #1722
Popularity: #138
Members: 166,500
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Tadakuni, 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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Characters & Voice Actors

Tabata, Hidenori
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Sugita, Tomokazu
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Sanpei, Yuuko
Sanpei, Yuuko
Tanaka, Yoshitake
Tanaka, Yoshitake
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko


Takamatsu, Shinji
Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard
Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Mix Speaker's,Inc.
Mix Speaker's,Inc.
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Theme Song Lyrics

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 High School Boys and After School
Danshi Koukousei to Houkago (男子高校生と放課後)
Jan 10, 2012
2 High School Boys and the Morning Journey
Danshi Koukousei to Tabidachi no Asa (男子高校生と旅立ちの朝)
Jan 17, 2012
3 High School Boys and Summer Plans
Danshi Koukousei to Natsu Keikaku (男子高校生と夏計画)
Jan 24, 2012
4 High School Boys and Eavesdropping
Danshi Koukousei to Tachigiki (男子高校生と立ち聞き)
Jan 31, 2012
5 High School Boys and Dubbing
Danshi Koukousei to Atereko (男子高校生とアテレコ)
Feb 7, 2012

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Jul 30, 4:54 AM
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 read more
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Apr 7, 2013 5:35 AM

— 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 read more
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Mar 31, 3:44 PM
“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 read more
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Jun 22, 5:56 AM
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, read more
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Anime: Gintama
Exactly the same kind of humour, but different setting. 
reportRecommended by edwarx
Anime: Nichijou
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. 
reportRecommended by Master10K
Anime: Kimi to Boku.
Same kind of humor, about teenaged boys trying to figure out life. 
reportRecommended by renchan
Anime: Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Surreally hilarious (and hilariously surreal) slice-of-life series about allegedy normal life at all-boys high schools. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Anime: Lucky☆Star
-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. 
reportRecommended by MagicFlier
Anime: Minami-ke
Same atmosphere and comedy but DKnN is with boys and Minami-ke is with girls. If you like one, you will like the other.  
reportRecommended by Xenograft

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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