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Sasami-san@Ganbaranai


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sasami-san at Ganbaranai, Sasami-san@Unmotivated
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
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.741 (scored by 19,031 users)
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Ranked: #43782
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Popularity: #1031
Members: 55,585
Favorites: 115
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Episodes: /12

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The Japanese call them hikikomori—people who've become so withdrawn socially that they refuse to leave their homes for weeks and even months at a time.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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Alteration" by ZAQ

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

BentoLegend
Mar 16, 2013
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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timewizardphil
May 30, 2013
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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QuietDiscourse
Jan 3, 2014
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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UltimaniumX
Feb 12, 2013
For many, the first episode is like candy they've never tried before. They may like it, they may not, or they may not be accustomed to the taste so they give it another shot. If you fall into the latter, you will find that Sasami-san is more than meets the eye.

With its combination of supernatural occurrences, mysterious story line, unknown depth of characters, and extremely weird chain of events, you're not sure where the producers SHAFT is going with this. However, each episode contains enough elements to pique your interest, leaving you with a sense of longing and desire to see the next episode.

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