Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

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Japanese: 田中くんはいつもけだるげ
English: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
German: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
French: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Web manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 188698188,698 users)
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Ranked: #7702
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Popularity: #448
Members: 407,958
Favorites: 3,934

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For high school student Tanaka, the act of being listless is a way of life. Known for his inattentiveness and ability to fall asleep anywhere, Tanaka prays that each day will be as uneventful as the last, seeking to preserve his lazy lifestyle however he can by avoiding situations that require him to exert himself. Along with his dependable friend Oota who helps him with tasks he is unable to accomplish, the lethargic teenager constantly deals with events that prevent him from experiencing the quiet and peaceful days he longs for.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Kensho


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Takamori, Natsumi


Koiwai, Kotori


Suwa, Ayaka

Tanaka, Rino

Yuuki, Aoi

Oota, Saya

Touyama, Nao


Murakawa, Rie


Iguchi, Yuuichi


Okitsu, Kazuyuki


Kawatsura, Shinya
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kaneko, Shingo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Utatane Sunshine (うたたねサンシャイン)" by Unlimited tone (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

1: "BON-BON" by CooRie (eps 1-11)
2: "Utatane Sunshine (うたたねサンシャイン)" by Unlimited tone (eps 12)

Jun 25, 2016
WFCgbow (All reviews)
While scrolling down the Spring 2016 anime list I encountered Tanaka-kun is Always Listless. It seemed like an anime with no presence and no one would've cared about it.

I was wrong.

The anime is actually really good overall and people started noticing it because it was actually good. I feel this is really underrated because of the unusual synopsis and such.

The story is about Tanaka and his friends around him, basically like the usual high school girl with the conflicts with the outside connections between the main MCs. This is the lowest point because, it is extraordinary in a way but the plot didn't really get read more
Jun 25, 2016
emmme (All reviews)
This is an anime that was FULL of potential. I started it without many expectations, but the first two or three episodes managed to raise them, and make me think of this as the possible gem of the season.

From summaries and reviews, one might be thinking Tanaka-kun defies mainstream narrative clichés, and that the overall product tends towards a certain general calm feeling.

The truth is: Tanaka-kun had the potential to be that. It had the potential to tell an entertaining, relaxing, non-stereotypical story, while having an upbeat general tone and characters.

Then it became... something else. There were a lot of harem hints, and a read more
Jun 29, 2016
BlueKite (All reviews)
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is a show I didn’t expect to like a lot. Initially, the show didn’t really click with me because it just felt so dull and boring. The refreshing art was the only redeeming factor I saw. I asked to myself, “How can a show about a listless individual be of any good?” I didn’t want to see every episode to be just Tanaka lazing around and ramble on how it feels nice to be listless. There must be more to the premise than this. But as a person who upholds the “no dropping” rule, I kept watching if it gets better read more
Jun 25, 2016
Maz (All reviews)
We've all felt it at one point during our lives; that lethargy that grips us and doesn't let go, leaving us in a bumbling state where our basic motor functions just don't want to cooperate. The very prospect of moving makes us groan, and every surface suddenly becomes a veritable pillow. Our thoughts drift off into space, and daydreams abound. Whether you're taken in the middle of a class, trying to be productive in an office, or are simply kicking back in the garden with a beverage in hand, a state of listlessness has surely came about at least once. It is the antithesis of read more

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