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Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge


Alternative Titles

English: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
Japanese: 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Shochiku
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Silver Link.
Source: Web manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 44,427 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #550
Members: 99,955
Favorites: 1,069
8.10
Ranked #423Popularity #550Members 99,955
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly... sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka
Tanaka
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Oota
Oota
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Miyano
Miyano
Supporting
Takamori, Natsumi
Japanese
Takamori, Natsumi
Shiraishi
Shiraishi
Supporting
Koiwai, Kotori
Japanese
Koiwai, Kotori

Staff

Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
CooRie
CooRie
Theme Song Performance
Mizutani, Hiromi
Mizutani, Hiromi
Music


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

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




More reviewsReviews

WFCgbow
Jun 25, 2016
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
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emmme
Jun 25, 2016
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
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BlueKite
Jun 29, 2016
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
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Maz
Jun 25, 2016
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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