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 2132221,322 users)
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Ranked: #124772
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Popularity: #3213
Members: 41,432
Favorites: 55

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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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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 ...
Oct 25, 2015
First of all, this is obviously geared at girls, much like how most ecchis are geared at boys, so already there is a dichotomy here that should tell you in advance if this show is or isn't for you.

That being said, I am a man, and while Makura no Danshi was not a complete and total failure in the entertainment department, it crashes and burns in the objective department. Literally, there is no OST to speak of besides the OP and ED; It's like the whole world is muted while these guys are talking even if there should be something like an instrument playing. ...
Sep 6, 2018
Please don't watch this. It's for your own good. Trust me.

I saw other reviews that started negatively and thought, "hey, a lot of people don't really get short episode anime. A lot of people don't like first person stuff. A lot of people don't like fanservicey guys." etc. etc. I didn't believe them. But please believe me. I went into this thinking I should give it a chance and that I might end up liking it. I came out with something strange that made me uncomfortable and unmotivated to watch any anime as a whole.

The specifics? Let's begin with the 'story'. Simply put, ...

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