Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2014 to Mar 25, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.881 (scored by 19697 users)
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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?
Related AnimeAdaptation: D-Frag!
Side story: D-Frag! OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
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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"So, I think we're going to start the king's game now.
this game has a number of sticks in which one is inscribed the king. The rest are commoners. The commoners should follow the king's command at all cost. But since there are only two players this time, we are going to go with a simple game where the one who draws the king will win.
...So why the hell are these two ready to kill each other?!?!?"
First of all, let me put the summary of this whole anime in one sentence.
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEND!
...Then, before I actually begin, let me explain that because this is a comedy like nichijou where nothing makes sense but everything is funny, I'll grade this differently.
PS. Absolutely no spoilers, but some words may suggest indirect minor plot points.
I'm wrong? There isn't much of a story?
No, this is not that simple.
Creating a comedy requires more skills than one might think. Especially for a theme like D-frag, one needs to be very thoughtful. This is not just senseless laughter found in nichijou, or a laughter at the dumbness of baka to test. This gets a game as casual and simple as king's game or the war of thumbs and create something funny and interesting. Nobody wants to watch two men playing the game of thumbs, but in this, yes you do. The ability to make something boring funny is a grandiose skill that requires much attention and imagination.
Another criterion that I absolutely loved was the continual unfolding of funny behind stories and mysteries that just cracked me up. I cannot explain this without spoiling, so I will go on.
Story was a work of art. Many will disagree and say there was no much of anything for story, but this, like I said, need to be given a whole new method of grading.
Sure, the animation is not the best in the world, and we can't help but notice the rainbow colors of the hairs.
However, these are not necessary factors when making a comedy.
What D-frag wanted and needed was an animation where one could easily crack up, or be caught in adorableness, and this type of animation was its soul mate. Instead of hiring IG entertainment or Ufotable, the simple and "chibi" animation was what it really needed.
But this alone wouldn't get the anime 10, so I gave art a nine. A fluent movement in unnecessary scenes are also a factor to crack people up, but unfortunately D-frag didn't contain this element. For that I gave art a 9.
Starting from the seiyuus this time, in contrast to how I usually grade the sound. The sound is in three parts: BGM, OP/ED and voice over.
The voice actors are some of the greatest in the world. For Shibasaki Roka, who needed both the yandere-type voice and cute-type voice, there were not too many in the anime history who could do both but the jack-of-all-trades voice actor hanazawa kana. Roka's voice requirements overlapped well with Sengoku Nadeko of monogatari series, and there was no better candidate than Kana in this voice over. Then, as for our main-character delinquent, we have katsuyuki konishi, the prime voice actor of delinquents. In addition, for the voice actor of sakuragaoka, a girl-like boy who had to sound both like a boy and a girl, we had the voice actor of hayate, shiraishi ryoko. We have the woman who changed Japan towards cuteness, aki toyosaki, for the best girl, along with takao in the story, funabori. Not to mention of course, they all did their jobs admirably. Even the extras' voice acting was admirable. However, there were times when the voicing was a little awkward--especially when kazama played the straight-man role. To begin with kazama's voice actor is not aced in straight-man role. Also, the times when the voice actor shouted "ba-ka!" weirded me out a little bit. Still, kazama's voice actor did his job splendidly and the ba-ka was understandable for the genre of the anime, so I gave voice acting a 9.
As for the opening, I at least hated the song. However, as we learned from a certain song called "Platinum Disco" and the opening of "Haiyore Nyaruko-san", there are songs which deserves A+++ for the music quality and other songs which deserves A+++ for catchiness, and this opening is the latter. Still, the song could annoy some people off, so I gave this an 8.
The ending, on the other hand, was in between quality and catchiness. It was both easily remembered in the ear and sang well. Still, the song was not good enough to be given a 10, so I gave the ending a 9.
Lastly, the BGM's were done splendidly. They weren't cliche or repeated over and over. They were used thoroughly and well. Some songs inspired urgency and even awe and a BGM that does the right job deserves a 10.
So all in all, I gave the sound a high 8.
Don't you just love all characters?
We have all characters with their own appeals, especially Takao and Funabori, who are not in the main 5 characters but are more famous than the main 5's. I cut it off also because of that--the main characters are not given enough attention, especially Sakura. She, although being a part of the club, shows little significance in the whole anime. I also cut off points for the teacher characters that appeared at the last second.
BUT WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT ALL THESE?
D-Frag certainly cannot be a masterpiece, considering each categories carefully.However, they can make people laugh like no other, and they don't need any of these categories to do so. The story? WHO CARES! The art? WHO CARES! The sound? WHO THE HELL CARES!!! The characters? WHO IN THE HELL CARES!!!!! D-Frag is simply fun. It does not bring up the nonsensical exaggerated comedy in Nichijou, or the eternal dumbness in baka to test. They are fun because they are. Even if the story is nonexistent, even if the art is premature, even if the sound is annoying, even if the characters aren't fully developed, D-Frag can turn the tables and create enjoyment out of it.
D-Frag is certainly, without doubt, the best anime of the spring/winter of 2014. There might not be stories to be awed at, or arts to be awed at, or sounds or awesome character developments to be awed at, but this definitely is an anime that you can be awed at.
It most definitely needs more attention. If you haven't watched it, you should immediately start watching.
Then, happy anime-ing and may the anime be with you. 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.
Both shows have an abundance of entertaining comedy, cute girls, and fun conversations.
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.
Both animes have clubs and they always talk about stuffs and so on.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
HE STAR OF "BOKU WA TOMODACHI GA SUKUNAI" THIS TUCKED IN THE SAME SITUATION THAT HE "D-FRAG". A TEENAGER THIS OFFENDER GOTTEN IN A COMEDY problematic and HAREM.
Opening Theme"Stalemate! (すているめいと!)" by IOSYS jk Girls (eps 2-)
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-)
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