Jan 7, 2014 to Mar 25, 2014
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisKazama Kenji likes to believe he is something of a delinquent. Moreover, others seem to like to agree that he is. Of course, Kenji's gang finds their way to a group of four not-so-normal girls—Chitose, Sakura, Minami and Roka—and all at once, whatever reputation he may have is nothing compared to the outrageous behavior of the girls. Shanghaied into joining their club, what will happen to his everyday life from that point on?
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Stalemate! (すているめいと!)" by IOSYS jk Girls (eps 2-12)
Ending Theme#1: "Stalemate! (すているめいと!)" by IOSYS jk Girls (ep 1)
#2: "Minna no Namae wo Irete Kudasai (ミンナノナマエヲイレテクダサイ)" by Roka Shibasaki (CV: Kana Hanazawa), Takao (CV: Shizuka Itou) & Funabori (CV: Aki Toyosaki) (eps 2-12)
While searching for a comedy based anime, I stumbled across one with a strange title: D-frag. The premise seemed unappealing and boring, with a generic setting that didn't promise anything spectacular. Nevertheless, intrigued by the title of it, I began watching it, and I can say I was pleasantly surprised. D-frag is comedy/harem anime, though it is not your typical ecchi/comedy anime out there. So what makes it hilarious? I will try to explain it below.
First of all the comedy is based on the manzai, where a "Tsukommi" (straight man) retorts the actions of the "Boke" (funny man) who creates a funny situation. This is quite frequent in japanese comedy shows, and being a personal fan of this type of comedy, naturally appealed to me. However, if this type of comedy doesn't appeal to you, then this may be not suitable for you.
D-frag focuses on the delinquent Kazama Kenji, who with the help of his gang, the "Kazama" gang, intends to take over his school. This doesn't go as intended and in the process he is forced to join the game creator club (temp), composed of the most strange girls. From here on audiences observe how Kazama deals with the bizarre club members, leading to absurd and hilarious situations. These range from typical everyday life situations, to the same events a lot school comedies have to offer, such as territorial fights or festival games, naturally taken to the extreme absurdness.
D-frag has little story to offer, besides the actions of the game creator club (temp). The story is split in mini arcs, each with enough comedy to make you laugh, making it perfect for this type of anime. It also tagged with the romance and harem category, though the harem aspect is not the main focus of this show, neither is the romance. Moreover, it is used to enhance the comedy.
Being a comedy based anime, D-frag has a lot of characters to offer, each with its own charm. As it is a harem too, there are a lot of female characters but these are not detrimental to the anime; which is to say, it doesn't exhibit an excessive focus on the females. Personally speaking, the protagonist Kazama was of the most interesting character as it was not your typical main protagonist. He doesn't take romantic interest in the female lead characters, neither does he always accomplish his goals, in fact he is often helped by someone, which is bonus.
Other character that stood out, and is my personal favourite, was the teacher Sean Conne Conne, who clearly represents the actor Sean Connery. His character, moral values and actions are very refreshing to the anime, besides enhancing significantly the awe factor of this character. Naturally, character development is nihil in this anime, in addition to the fleshing out of the characters.
The secondary characters also play an import role D-frag: these have all certain personalities that makes it easy to distinguish from the others. While the protagonists create absurd and hilarious situations, these are often enhanced and supported by the actions and comments/retorts of the secondary characters, and vice versa. There are also different factions present, each with their characteristic attribute, for example, the baldies or music bands. The good thing is that these are all simple and not such impressive characters, they're in fact simple people even though the anime portrays them as "badass" characters.
~Animation and sound~
The animation quality of D-Frag is nothing outstanding, though well executed, what is to be expected from a modern show. The art style of D-frag was toned down a bit from the manga, which was at first rather lackluster, and is a welcoming change. Character designs are varied, yet are nothing remarkable. The facial expressions were well done, which was of importance for the comedy gags, as without them it would have been worse.
The soundtrack used in D-Frag was nothing outstanding and it could get repetitive at times, yet there were some compositions that fared well with the different sketches and situations it was trying to portray to the audience. The voice actors performed their roles well, fitting with their character's personalities, as in addition enhancing the comedic element of the anime.
I personally enjoyed D-frag a lot; It made me laugh throughout the whole duration with hilarious and absurd situations, as well as the wide assortment of characters. There were naturally some gags that got old or were predictable, besides of having no story direction whatsoever: this was nevertheless a small drawback. So if you are interested in watching a comedy anime with an enjoyable harem, or just are searching for something to watch, D-frag may be something for you. Just don't expect any deep characters or story.
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It ended. I really ended. After forcing me to laugh so hard every episode, it disappeared just like that. Well, I'm not going to talk about the emptiness in my life or how desperate and lonely i'am after watching the last episode, but instead, I'm going to give you all some insights on the anime by writing this review.
I'm going to start by the story first. To be honest, it's kinda' hard writing about the main idea of the story. Why? BECAUSE IT DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A STORY. Okay here it goes.
High school country delinquent, Kazama Kenji thinks that he got what it takes to be the strongest and the sole ruler of Fujou High. Kenji, despite of having no special traits whatsoever and frequently considered to be a norm, is the leader of the infamous “Kazama Gang”. Together with his two long-time friends who are also in the gang, it seems that nothing could possibly go wrong. That is until one day, the gang bumps into a Game Development Club consisting of four ‘unique’, or to be frank, strange -elemental freak- girls with their overly brute and outrageous behaviors. Kenji could probably be able to say goodbye to his hopes and dreams by the moment he was forced (I really mean by force) to joined the club.
Despite of what i wrote above, this anime isn’t about any of those ‘ruling the school’ thing. This is the story of a boy who believes that he, himself is an ‘infamous’ delinquent at Fujou High. Instead of acting like one, he spends his days of high school slacking off and playing meaningless games in the club that he was forced to joined. Sometimes he also acts like a good guy and the others will say "aren't you supposed to be a delinquent?".
Reluctant at first, he soon finds the club and it’s member to be exciting and interesting and also often defends it from the others who tries to destroy(disband) it. Well maybe not, but one thing for sure is that Kenji isn’t living a normal high school life.
D-Frag is an example of an anime that actually has no meaningful plot at all. It mainly (almost every time) revolves around Kenji, playing board games and throwing limitless funny punch lines at everyone around him until sometimes he literally ran out of breath. Yeah, i think that’s all i can say about the story, nothing more. But that’s not the point. What makes this anime to be considered a very entertaining one is that such plot contains such humorous jokes that surely hit the mark every time and aren't predictable. Behaviours that you don’t see every day will make you burst into tears of happiness.
The artwork in this anime is not what you can say as a masterpiece, not even close. It’s plain, simple, but still very comfortable to see. It seems that Animes such as these aren't in a need of great and extraordinary art. Character’s design are very enjoyable and hilarious to see. Ranging from cute to roguish, bald to long-haired... i don’t really know how to describe in words coz' i find that some are ‘indescribable’, well maybe because they're just a bunch of random people.
Voice actors did a great job in their voice acting. They make a great impression on how the characters are. What really caught my attention is definitely Kenji’s punchlines, so random yet so funny to hear. Not only the voice acting, the soundtracks fits the anime perfectly too. The Opening is very joyful, cheerful, energetic, and funny. It really makes the mood before watching the anime. The ED is sang by the seiyuus and that makes it even more interesting to hear.
Characters is what to be called ‘unique’ or maybe simply random. None of the characters have a normal personality as that of a high schoolers and it effectively supports the comedy which is the main focus of the anime. If you’re hoping for character’s developement, you're looking in the wrong place, my friend. Character development in this anime is so small that it could be considered as none..... But you wouldn't even mind anyway :D.
Story : 8
Art : 7
Sound : 8
Characters : 8
Enjoyment : 10
Overall : 9
D-Fragments or D-Frag! or ディーふらぐ! is a very funny and enjoyable comedy-anime. It is indeed the best example of a comedy anime which can be considered as a 'good'. Personally it's my favorite in this winter season. If you think you have a reasonable sense of humor and is looking for an anime that could make you laugh until you lose your common sense, without no doubt i recommend you this anime!
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Welp, first review - I'll try to keep this short and straight to the point. Hopefully this will be somewhat effective. I'll try to keep this spoiler-free, so apologies if I sound rather vague.
Fast-paced and light-hearted, D-Frag! is a surprising comical piece that never failed to amuse. The main characters are lively, humorous, and full of fun retorts. Although it does not have a slice-of-life tag, it practically is one - after all, this anime follows the daily adventures of the members of the (Fake) Game Creation Club. And unlike other slice-of-life anime, most of the episodes are loosely stringed together (although I wouldn't go as far out to say that there is a coherent plotline).
However, this anime is still far from perfect. The execution is certainly not perfect - being a fast-paced anime, the viewer is constantly being thrown from scene to scene, almost in a daze. Furthermore, many of the characters' actions are overly exaggerated. Although this is clearly done for a comedic effect, these actions are constantly overused - up to the point where it's predictable and does not substantially add any meaning to the character or the plot as a whole. Finally, the characters' relationships to each other are not clearly established or ignored for the most part (minus a few exceptions).
All I can say is that if you're looking to kill time, this is the anime for you.
- Humorous characters
- Loosely tied together plotline
- Characters behave in an overly exaggerated manner up to the point where their behavior is predictable
- Mediocre execution due to its fast paced nature
- Relationships are not clearly established read more
Feeling a little tired of late? Having trouble keeping thoughts organized? Well perhaps you need to D-Frag, or so the title seems to suggest. This show is a Haganai/Seitokai no Ichizon type clone with overly vivid personalities and a rather unique combination of attempted coolness and comedic cuteness. Basically, a supposed wannabe delinquent, with Sonic the Hedgehog sharp hair, named Kenji is coerced into joining a game development club. Except that they don't really develop games. Rather, they just lounge around and occasionally play some games, and occasionally get into trouble with other groups.
If you're looking for a very lighthearted slice of life with some not-so-realistic personalities, this may be a good choice. I say maybe because you'll either love or hate the overall feeling of the show. Personally for me, the attempted coolness came across as immature and rather dull. Others have shown a very different opinion though so you might want to give the first episode a shot and see if you enjoy it.
The animation is fair overall with a vivid color scheme and a lot of over-dramatization. Backgrounds are fairly average and likewise for shading. The characters are pretty unique in styling though I felt that facial animations were a bit lackluster as characters didn't seem to respond much to external stimuli.
I guess there is a bit of action though most of it is extremely light and more of the comical nature. Fighting by splashing water or dirt on each other? Kind of cheesy if you ask me. There is a slight amount of ecchi though more like suggestive references, they probably tried to incorporate something like Seitokai Yakuindomo but didn't really succeed very well. Otherwise you just have bouncy from Buchou and a bit of cross-dressing.
The Engrish OP is pretty representative of the show, taking a very shonen-based cool and combining it with cute-ish female voices. The song is pretty discordant with little melodic value. The ED is a bit more melodic but still has the overly-playful vibe that just feels much more fitting for an elementary school. The BGM is pretty light but serves its purpose. There are a lot of effects, due to the comic nature of a lot of events.
There are a lot of veteran VAs here but I feel like they over-cast for a lot of the roles. Shizuka Itou is the standout as Buchou but most of the other roles just didn't have enough characterization to merit the strong VAs. Especially painful were Kana Hanazawa and Kana Ueda's roles; what's the point if their character can't act cute and tsundere, respectively?
This is frankly a glorified slice of life show that is based heavily on character-interactions, so I wouldn't expect much in terms of a central plot. If there is anything holding the story together, it would be the repeating pattern of someone or some group trying to get the fake gaming club closed. The oddball group works together to somehow try and overcome impossible odds. I guess it helps that the student council chair, who you never see actually doing student council chair-like stuff, is in the club. Some episodes are episodic while others clump up to form mini-arcs. There is a bit of a climax near the end but nothing mind-blowing.
The more important thing to note here is the over-the-top nature of the characters and antics in this show. If you're just watching for the comedic aspect, then this is all fine. However, if you apply an ounce of thought into it, be prepared for very little to make sense. Besides the numerous plot and character holes, the school apparently has multiple infamous gangs and groups running around and causing messes, with relatively little discipline being dished out. A lot of behaviors and events are just so out of the ordinary that the merest thought of plausibility is cast aside.
Granted that this show isn't going for realism, I still find it annoying that the characters were so two-dimensional. Yes, the characters have interesting traits, but these feel unshakable in an unnatural way. A good example is Roka, a seemingly quiet and chibi figure who apparently possesses the comic ability to "conquer" others by putting bags over people's heads. Yes, she's interesting in a curious way but you never get the sense that she's remotely relatable. The sadistic student council chair, Chitose, acts cool all the time but just once you'd like to see her out of that annoying facade- don't bother waiting. The only characters that really have any merit in my mind are Buchou, who harbors some feelings for Kenji, and Kenji himself. Everyone else, and mind you this includes a huge amount of secondary characters, are just fluff. While it's true that the character interactions had a lot of character (no pun intended), it was painfully lacking in depth.
It's probably pretty clear by now that I didn't have a very pleasant experience with this show. Maybe I've outgrown this genre, but I still feel there are much better works out there that provide much more entertainment value without having to resort to meaningless gimmicks and outlandish, unrealistic personality traits. While the show has some comedic value and a drop of relationship value, it is spread out too thinly to make much of a positive impact. If you agree in opinion with my other reviews in the genre, I'd pass on this one. read more
Okay, too many similarities. Both are school-life-centered comedies with a plot involving a laid-back club and it's awesome members. I absolutely love both. Watch one, be ready to love the other ;)
Both have the same set of weird girls and a guy who has to deal with them. One anime focuses solely on the club, while the other is spread evenly between school, guy's friends, and other cast members. The girls are three times weirder than the girls from the other anime.
Looking for a series involving a club with cute girls doing fun activities? A school setting where there is fun, drama, and comedy going around for everyone? Or just some slice of life experience with a lighthearted background? GJ-bu and D-Frag will definitely be the answer to those questions.
There might be only one main male character in both series' clubs but they learn to adjust and get along with others. At the same time, they get involved with the clubs' special activities that they have mixed reactions to.
Expect engaging comedy with an appreciation for fun and laughter.
The same harem genre about a boy and a group of poco locas chicas in one obnoxious club, except the chicas in the new anime are 2X mucho locas than the chicas from the old anime.
"How would it feel like when you are being abducted by cute girls and forced you to join their club? Satisfying or weird?" In the story a main male character was suddenly capture by cute girls and forced him to join the club. Though, he first thinks it is weird, but instead joins them for reasons. It follows the daily lives of the characters main club activities.
D-Frag starts off with a delinquent character who was forced to join the club with weird abnormal girls. GJ-bu starts off with a normal male character with normal club activities.
Both MCs are forced to join a club with weird girls. The art is similar and the character types are reminiscent of each other. I wanted to find an anime like Gj-bu while I waited for the OVA to come out later on this year, and I think I found one quite similar.
In both anime, the female characters have an interest in the male MC, but are too shy. (I am judging this off the manga for D-Frag since the anime just started airing), and the male characters in both don't seem to have a specific girl they are interested in, but instead, switch around depending on what the girl is doing.
The male character from D-Frag is known in the school as a school delinquent but in truth, he has a really pure heart and doesn't wish to hurt anyone. Both MCs have pure hearts and don't act perverted even though they are in the only boys in there school club "harem."
The buchou in both anime are petite and act quite tsundere. The club president in D-Frag doesn't act like the tsundere stereotype as much though.
Both have tall, purple-haired females that are intelligent and have soothing voices.
Both are gag comedies about guy dragged into wierd club full of weird people (mainly females) and most of them developing a crush on him. MC is not amused with the club at first but later starts to like it.
Not much of a storyline that is made up of tales of a club full of weird members and even weirder acts. If you like one, you'll like the other.
Both have a very similiar comedy style and theme. A boy is (forced) to join a club with all girls. In both shows the clubs tend to just have fun. In both they often tease the guy or have him as the butt of the joke. They only real difference is while GJ-Bu is certainly over the top D-Frag! is on it's own level. But if you liked one ypu will like the other.
They are quite similar to each other 'cause they both are about a boy who is essentially nice and is forced to join a club with members who are kinda strange.
Similarities are covered in most of the recommendation descriptions already but I would just like to add that liking one series won't really mean you'll like the other.
GJ-bu focuses more on kawaii girls <3 and D-Frag! is pure comedy. But everybody loves kawaii girls and comedy, so yeah, you'll still like one if you liked the other.
(What the fuck am I even trying to say :l)
-Both male MCs have to deal with girls form the same club
-Both shows are school life and comedies centred
-Both shows involve school club
-In both shows the girls are showing interest over him
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.
A main character becomes part of an unusual club with members that seems to all have their own interests at hand. The club itself also gets into odd events and often causes trouble for the main character.
Regardless, both series are comedy series with humorous dialogues, character interactions, and gags that plays around the school setting and concepts. They both also involve characters that wants the main protagonist to join their club for personal reasons.
Some of the moments in each episode may feel a bit random but are used as a way to present comedy.
The MC are school-rumored delinquent. But the truth is that they have a kind heart, and end up being forced to join a club by the main heroine. The art is kinda similar and from my opinion D-Frag! jokes are funnier than Haganai jokes.
Both are comedies with signs of romance.
Both have a "deliquent-like" protagonist. Really.
The funny thing is that in Boku wa Tomodachi the protagonist has the atmosphere and looks of one, and in D-Frag he wants to look like one, but nobody takes him for one.
A delinquent boy who is joined by beautiful girls in a social club activities... makes it awkward for him to follow their motivation. The romantic comedy focuses the main male character interacting with the members of the club who are a majority population of girls. It can be awkward, relationships, funny, or random at times, but soon he will grown into the club and have fun.
Haganai focus on the "Neighbors Club" which they focus on making new friends and try to socialize each other. D-Frag follows a boy who is surrounded by awkward girls with a club that is a "Fantasy Imaginary" gaming club.
both have :
a mc that gets mistaken for a delinquent
a group of elite's girls
a imouto with a brother complex
a big boob girl who tries to be nice to the mc litlle sister but just ends up scaring her
in both anime's the mc gets forced to join a club they never heard of
and in both anime's they must do something to protect their club
Both has a protagonist that was forced to join a certain club full of interesting club members and both are really numb when it comes to love.
Both animes are school comedy where the protagonists are seen as delinquents and due to this end up getting in several cases and quite interesting moments. Apart from that both end up entering school clubs not so normal, it also has very similar characters.
Weird, abnormal, pretty girls, who have some fantasy images in their minds, and play it just for fun. It follows the main male character who was caught up in this situation where he was either experience one before, or was forced to join their club. Though, as time passes on, he join their antics and bond with the other club members.
Chuunibyou, follows a normal boy who have experience these "delusions" before and was joined by a female character. Some fantasy action scenes, and romance. D-Frag follows a delinquent boy, who was abducted and joined the club.
The worlds of these shows consists of so much imagination. It's beautiful. Why live life normal and plain when you could spice it up? Life is something that can be made special and exciting, and that's what these shows do perfectly.
An unwilling MC pulled into the world of a petite and strange girl with a group of equally weird friends. They're both very comical and don't require much thinking. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
In both shows main character is trying to be normal, but he is stuck with bunch of weird girl. Both animes are really funny. Chu2byou is more romance based, while d-frag is full of random geeky and nerdy jokes, so d-frag is better in my opinion.
School Rumble and D-Frag not only takes place at school but also stars a main male protagonist with traits of a delinquent. At school, they are notorious for their bad boy images that causes them to be ostracized. However, at the same time, they attract the unusual attentions of some characters in ways that are presented comically hysterical.
There is a lot of comedy offered in both series. School Rumble does take on a more serious mood on various times but the point often draws out a line of fictional humor involving its characters.
Delinquent protagonists with over-the-top classmates.
-Both protagonist are self proclaimed delinquents
-Both have the same feeling of comedy and are very funny
-Both takes place in school. (majority)
When I watched the first 2 episodes of D-Frag, I was curios that I feel I watched an anime very similar to this. When I tried to search the anime, I found out that it was School Rumble which left memories of a very much humor that I appreciated. If you somehow love or at least you're entertained to anime like these two, then I suggest you to give it a chance of watching. Who knows, maybe you'll love it. :D
Over-the-top comedy/gag series that take place at school and feature one protagonist who is a former delinquent, both of which have the surname Kenji. There's even a character in D-frag! who looks a lot like Harima from School Rumble.
Although the plot is different, the setting is same, i.e. school. The character designs are also somewhat similar. The biggest similarity is the comedy style; I got a Bakatest feeling from D-Frag. There are great characters, and plus, it's a fun series. If you watch one, high chances are that you will love the other.
Just another school time with idiotic people who does idiotic activities, they both have similar jokes to make you laugh hard enough.
Well, both are higschool animes, and have almost the same comedy.
In both animes, the main character is an "baka" (idiot/stupid), and has other friends with different personalities.
In my opinion, they are the best animes that I watched, but both need more episodes =(
Fast-paced and witty, both series have characters who never fail to amuse. If you're looking for a short series with cheap humor, make sure you take some time to watch both.
There is a sudden degree of odd elements present that defines high school clubs. For starters, delusions come into play with fantasy thoughts playing in the heads of our main characters. As much bizarre as these series can get, they also question anything that directly or indirectly affects them and solves it with their own methods.
The main male protagonist gets himself involved with such clubs reluctantly after sudden circumstances. Although seemingly against the whole idea, the main characters do begin to appreciate more of themselves and the club's members. At the same time, they still make brash comments about others.
Both series still adapt a comedy tone, although presented differently. D-Frag focuses more on comedy and its gags while Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru focuses on its dialogue which conveys its messages.
They both have the MC forced into joining a club that only consists of girls. Yahari ore no seishun has a loner and wish to stay that way, While D-frag MC has several friends.
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