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Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sasami-san at Ganbaranai
Japanese: ささみさん@がんばらない

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.761 (scored by 15219 users)
Ranked: #41472
Popularity: #816
Members: 40,498
Favorites: 81
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Synopsis

The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who've become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time. For Sasami Tsukuyomi, who's attempting to pass her first year of high school despite being a shut in, it's more than just a word. Fortunately though, she lives with her older brother Kamiomi, who just happens to be a teacher at the school Sasami is supposed to attend. Not to mention, her "Brother Surveillance Tool" which lets her view the outside world via her computer and will, theoretically, allow her to readjust to interfacing with people again. What it mainly does, however, is let her view her brother's interactions with the three very odd Yagami sisters, who inexplicably seem to have had their ages reversed and have various types of "interest" in Kamiomi. And then things start to get really weird... Magical powers? Everything turning into chocolate? Is life via the web warping Sasami's brain, or is it the universe that's going crazy?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukuyomi, Sasami
Tsukuyomi, Sasami
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Tsukuyomi, Kamiomi
Tsukuyomi, Kamiomi
Main
Otsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Otsuka, Houchuu
Yagami, Tsurugi
Yagami, Tsurugi
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Yagami, Kagami
Yagami, Kagami
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana

Staff

Ooshima, Miku
Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Tatsuwa, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Script, Series Composition



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May 30, 2013
timewizardphil
Anime auteur Akiyuki Shinbo has with Studio Shaft directed a number of highly interesting, willfully off-kilter and generally amusing series. His work is always bold, with visual flair beyond the norm and he usually chooses to direct works with morbid or bizarre sensibilities and humor. Sasami-san@Gabaranai does not break the Shaft mold in the slightest, but it does reaffirm how well it can work. It's a very strange but thoroughly fun ride.

Shaft's knack for good visuals keeps the series looking strong. Perhaps some of the tricks used are there to keep the costs down; it doesn't matter, the anime looks distinctive and often beautiful. The read more
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Feb 3, 2014
Akuma_Kinomoto
I recently had the pleasure of rewatching Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, and I think my view on this show is now more balanced than it used to be. I loved every episode save for the last three, and wanted to see if I would feel the same way again. Was Sasami-san@Ganbaranai as good as I thought it was? Read on to find out.

Now, I noticed this the first time I watched it, and it’s worth pointing out: the show isn’t deep. Though the story uses a lot of lore from Japanese mythos, it’s just a backdrop and reason for everything that happens in the show. Maybe it takes read more
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Jan 3, 2014
QuietDiscourse
In a dull season plagued by the predictable, describing this newest series as "different" would be a severe understatement. Enter Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, the front-runner for absurdity—playing the seductress, the shrew, the madwoman fueled by crack cocaine. Be forewarned. This is a genuine concoction of the bizarre, lacking any sense of direction, and indeed, having no concern for it. Sheer bewilderment becomes Sasami-san's very forte. Yet, this eccentricity is a double-edged sword, and considering the shallowness of Sasami-san's loony design, we're unfortunately left with a show that is plain disappointing.

Both a strength and a weakness, the plot is all over the place. In the first episode for read more
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Mar 16, 2013
BentoLegend
Initially my wtf is going on radar went off. The first episode threw me for an FLCL loop. As the story progresses you get more of a FLCL meets The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya feel that starts to develop along with Shafts amazing ability to throw art of the abnormal around.

Story -
Take a minute to read the Synopsis... That basically covers the first episode. Things start to get real in depth with the story later on. I would say Sasami heavily feels like a Haruhi in this aspect. She has this power that she thinks she doesn't have. She later has to learn how to read more
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Recommendations

Both female characters pretty much have the ability of gods to manipulate the world to their liking and even unwilling-fully. However, in Sasami-san case, she is aware of her ability while Haruhi is not of hers.

Also, both have the Hare Hare Yukai dance. :)
reportRecommended by Paul - Add to favorites
Denpa Onna and Sasami-san have a similar girl who does not attend school and is seen as an outcast or a NEET, Denpa Onna and Sasami-san share a whimsical young feeling to the series. Sasami-san being a bit more Sci-fi than Denpa Onna, both series have their fair share of very unique and unforgettable characters.
The characters are really funny and seem to have nothing better to do with their lives than going around and interacting with the rest of the cast. There doesn't seem to be much of a plot in either and both put a heavy emphasis on comedy and dialogue.
Both series are very text heavy, and dialogue driven. Bakemonogatari, however, delivers this phonemically, Sasami-san takes a different approach at it. Sasami-san is based around a neet, where as Bakemonogatari is supernatural.
When I began watching the first episode of Sasami-san I immediately thought of FLCL. The themes are super bizarre. Both of them have over the top characters and an overwhelming sense of "what the f*ck?!" when you are watching them. Symbolism, unique camera angles, heavy dialogue and imagery are key components of both. Sasami reminds me a lot of a mix between Naota and Mamimi, but instead of being homeless she's a hikikomori.
Both are surreal with unique, but beautiful art. Both main characters have secrets and powers they aren't sure of. If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other!

Opening Theme

"Alteration" by ZAQ

Ending Theme

"Shintouatsu Symphony (浸透圧シンフォニー)" by Sasami Tsukuyomi (Kana Asumi)

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