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 2186021,860 users)
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Ranked: #131232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3428
Members: 42,601
Favorites: 61

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Uesaka, Youichirou
Aoi, Sayo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Makura no Danshi (枕男子)" by Merry (Natsuki Hanae)

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Feb 12, 2016
Before anything, I suggest you look up 'ASMR' before you watch this anime. The concept is the same since this anime is to 'heal' your tired heart. I really like the concept of this anime cause it is very similar to ASMR and I was honestly surprised with the awesome outcome.

Story: 8/10
A simulation from a realistic point of view with different characters. The content is mostly reciprocal and it is really fun to get along with the characters as they're trying to converse with you.

Art: 9/10
The art is very common for a bi-shounen characters so it was good.

Sound: 10/10
Earphones required. The seiyuus' performances will not ...
Oct 1, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Makura no Danshi AKA 'Lonely Otaku's Looking For Men' (guilty as charged)

But no, in all seriousness this is one of those anime's you want to watch just to relax and enjoy the characters. (because fan service) It is also a very peculiar anime in a way, because throughout the anime there is no sound. Only the guy talking. The opening, naturally has a song and everything, but when it comes to actual sound during the episodes, there is none. It's very weird, but at the same time makes you want to focus on the voice talking more. The art, however, is not as good in ...
Oct 2, 2015
alright, i've never written a review on here but i'm drinking and this one has earned it.

the original concept described was pretty interesting and worth checking out: pretty anime boys are gonna talk at you like they;re beside you in bed. and if you see just the op you might actually think this isn't going to be bad. so wrong.

this is show is a beautiful trainwreck. rather than have the boys just tell stories about their day or something, they're trying to talk at you. and it's not only rhetorical questions. if this dora the explorer "shout map!" vibe wasn't weird enough the camera is ...

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