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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 2763127,631 users)
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Ranked: #57462
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Popularity: #2255
Members: 81,345
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The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who've become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time.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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"Shintouatsu Symphony (浸透圧シンフォニー)" by Sasami Tsukuyomi (Kana Asumi)


Dec 21, 2021
Studio SHAFT is well known for delivering unique anime experiences that tend to break the mould of what we define anime as. Weird direction, overly-dramatic animation and sleek style is the signature of the studio and big names such as Monogatari, Madoka Magica and Nisekoi all benefited from this.

In this review though, we look at a less-known title of theirs, where they decided to crank the dial of crack in whatever they're smoking up to 11. Of course, the title I'm referring to is "Sasami-san@Ganbaranai".

The anime is about a girl named Sasami who we first meet as a shut-in NEET living a comfy life under ...
Nov 13, 2020
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"Sasami-san@Ganbaranai" is something you don't see everyday. The manic, hybrid-fusion between Japanese mythology and niche, otaku neologisms. Despite the slathering-on of Studio Shaft's sensual sense of comedy, the light novel adaptation (originally written by the author, known as ※Akira) rivals NISIOISIN. Ameliorating common bishōjo tropes, to create a series full of twists, turns, and towering lore!

※Akira is famously known for the writing the series, Kyōran Kazoku Nikki. The aforementioned series received an anime adaptation in 2008!

⚠️ This review will be spoiler-free ⚠️


Usually Shaft Studios is hit-or-miss for me, but I feel that Mr. Shinbō's animation style suites it perfectly. I wasn't the biggest fan ...
Oct 5, 2019
Once upon a time there was a studio called SHAFT, which hired a man named Simbo Akiyuki and created one very good school comedy called Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei (SZS). It sold so well, it kept making more similar comedies, and even though none of them were as good as the first, they kept making money out of the fame they got thanks to it. And this is why we get Sasami-san at Ganbaranai at present time

What made SZS so good was the simple fact it had a character for every possible situation. They could deal with any issue they could think of thanks ...

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