Makura no Danshi

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Synonyms: Pillow Boys
Japanese: 枕男子(まくらのだんし)
English: makuranodanshi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:16 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.461 (scored by 2161821,618 users)
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Ranked: #130592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3319
Members: 42,075
Favorites: 58

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Whispering sweet lullabies into the ears of the viewers, Makura no Danshi presents the watcher with an experience of comfort. Each short episode features a different boy who will listen to the audience and hold them when they need it.

There are boys to suit all tastes: Merry is a gentle brown-haired boy; Sousuke Tanaka is a mature working man; Kanade Hanamine is a high school student who acts tough, but is frightened by mere spiders; Eiji Kijinami is a sore loser who looks like a punk, but has a tender heart; the shy Ryuushi Theodore Emori loves stargazing; Yuu Maiki is a freshman with delusions of grandeur; Haruto Enokawa is an energetic 5-year-old who refuses to sleep without a bedtime story; Nao Sasayama is a hip college student that is addicted to his smartphone; Shirusu Mochizuki is a librarian that treasures both books and book lovers; Yonaga and Yayoi Chigiri are siblings who are learning flower arrangement; and Yuuichirou Iida is a humorous old man who runs an oden stall.

Though the watchers may be troubled with various issues in life, these boys will softly talk about themselves and coax the audience members into revealing their problems. All the boys have kind hearts and will make the viewers feel special and loved.

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Uesaka, Youichirou
Aoi, Sayo
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"Makura no Danshi (枕男子)" by Merry (Natsuki Hanae)

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Apr 29, 2022
This is hilarious, please watch it.

An absolutely bizarre show that is so uncanny, gratuitous, and over the top, while still being subdued enough to not go completely off the rails and still maintain some sense of cohesiveness.

I thought it was going to be pure fanservice but it's definitely tongue in cheek and parodies a lot of anime and otaku tropes. My favorite parts where when the anime boys directly made fun of it's audience.

The storytelling dropping you in the middle of 2-3 minute scenarios was more like watching some funny improv as opposed to being just boys talking you to as you sleep, which it ...
Mar 28, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Makura no Danshi is hard to describe with one word. The concept is interesting. The art and animation is great. The varied characters from episode to episode are also pretty interesting. The one-sided conversation makes me feel more alone than ever. The random close-ups of the characters makes me want to sleep with the light on, but luckily we left that phase about halfway through. Sound wise, it’s relaxing, with little to no background music to allow for the episode to be soothing. On the other hand, the intro music juxtaposes the entire show (not to say I dislike the intro music, it’s very funky ...
Apr 11, 2023
It took me a ton of breaks to finish this harrassment anime, and now that i've finished it, i can finally say how awful this is.

The main point of this anime is basically that you have boys talking to you while you're supposed to be sleeping? It's very confusing, and I honestly don't know why the creator of this anime wanted to make this. I don't know who is going to enjoy this, but I sure didn't.

The episodes are simple. It starts off with a preview, like the boy talking to you, then the 1 minute long intro which is absolutely ridiculous given the episodes ...

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