Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san's ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?
In the moment you encounter that special someone, everything else is rendered obsolete. In this encounter, the world around you, the people in your life, and the things they demand of you all lose meaning. Your attention belongs to that special someone and no other. Time itself ceases to move as your encounter unfolds; when that special someone carries on a conversation with you, it feels as if it’ll last forever. Your heart races, pulsating as if it’ll spring forth from your chest at any given time. Your nerves quiver, the butterflies fluttering freely inside your body. Your vision blurs and your face crimsons, the
blood coursing through your head at an alarming rate. Clouded by a whirlwind of strange thoughts, emotions, and instincts, you react to this encounter in a completely different fashion than you would in any other situation. The ideas you contemplate, the things you say, and the actions you create are a jumbled mess, shaken and stirred by the heat of the moment. Just as the conversation is gathering steam, that special someone departs from you and the encounter concludes. Time has moved forward again. While you’re mostly relieved to distance yourself from the situation, there’s a part of you that pleads to return to that brief encounter, that yearns to conversate with that special someone, that fantasizes of losing yourself in the moment once more.
For those that have become infatuated with a crush, for those that are adjusting to their feelings of attraction for another, for those that are stumbling their way into their first relationship, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san is a reflection of their lives, their own romantic endeavors manifesting themselves on a grand scale. As this show ignites and refines the chemistry between its two protagonists, Nishitaka and Takagi, it reveals its understanding of relationships and the intricacies they possess. Subdued in its tone and serene in its outlook, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san’s handling of its central couple is accomplished with nigh-unparalleled ease, using their series of frivolous yet elaborate pranks to slowly and steadily transition into something more, and its examination of their relationship is delivered with a rather unconventional approach.
When two contrasting personalities attempt to align, there is an army of problems that arise along the way due to the differences between them. Although said differences can generate a rift in relationships, they can also strengthen them; contrasting personalities naturally heighten common interests. While most works of the romance genre opt for discovering these common interests, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san almost entirely ignores this pursuit. Instead, what it values is how these characters think and why they’re attracted to one another. In particular, it values these concepts as they relate to Nishitaka.
It is his point-of-view that Skilled Teaser Takagi-san operates from. It is his series of pranks, his attempts to outwit and “tease” Takagi, that this show mainly revolves around. Nishitaka is always thinking of ways to perplex Takagi, either by concocting a complex scheme to use on her or (more often than not) by solving the problems she gives him. Every challenge Nishitaka tackles, every puzzle he confronts, makes for a satisfying watch. No two obstacles are alike; each distinct in their own way, they’re deceptively simple at first glance but dangerously intricate the more you analyze them. And, boy, does Nishitaka analyze these obstacles. The music crescendos to a fever pitch, with saxophones screaming their way through, and the animation dizzily spirals out of control, its color scheme constantly changing, as he ceaselessly conjures countermoves and hypothetical solutions in his head. To Nishitaka, these pranks are far from trivial pastime activities. To him, they are battles of the intellectual variety, epic in scale, each choice determining one’s fate.
It’s obvious that Nishitaka cares deeply about outsmarting Takagi, which makes it all the more depressing to witness him falling short time after time. It matters not what plan he formulates, what measures he takes, what approach he adapts; the result never changes. Nishitaka is Sisyphus, forever doomed to try changing his fate, to watch his efforts go to waste, to repeat the same pattern. It’s not his fault, though. With his remarkable tenacity, perception, confidence, and cunning, Nishitaka definitely distinguishes himself as a talented individual. Were he competing against someone else, against anyone else, one could argue that he’d easily be more than a match for them. However, as long as Nishitaka remains tethered to his current circumstances, he’ll always be defeated. Sure, he’s quite intelligent for someone his age but, for all of his virtues, he pales in comparison to the titular character.
“Prodigy” is an overused word; it's a term that's often given to people who don't deserve such praise. Takagi, however, is an exception. Not only is she able to unravel the most intricate of Gordian knots but she also does so effortlessly. Not only does she repeatedly confound Nishitaka with riddles, traps, and decoys galore but she also manipulates each and every one to obscure her true motives. However, it’s not just Nishitaka that Takagi dupes. On multiple occasions, she easily deciphers the tricks her classmates pull on her, alongside subjecting them to a few of her own, and (in one memorable instance) she’s even able to deceive her teacher, manipulating him into disciplining someone else for her transgression.
With each competition, with each episode, with each challenge, it’s almost pre-determined who's going to persevere in the end. On the one hand, this pattern of predictability causes Takagi to come across as a Mary Sue, one who's almost entirely defined by her ceaseless victories. On the other hand, you simply cannot resist watching her mercilessly outfox her peers time after time. Takagi is akin to a world-renowned chessmaster practicing against novices of the game, a decorated military tactician competing against cadets in the field, a veteran criminal investigator matching wits with rookies on the job; the inevitable outcome of each encounter never detracts from the entertainment value that they provide. While it is pleasing to witness Takagi flaunting her intellect, it’s in conveying this show’s themes where she really proves her worth.
Skilled Teaser Takagi-san is, perhaps more than anything else, a master of subverting expectations. With each issue that arises, the solution to them is never what you’d anticipate. Takagi and the show itself deceive you into assuming, alongside Nishitaka, that the motives, nuances, and hints in each situation are leading to one solution when the true answer is entirely different. Again and again, this show emphasizes that Takagi’s victories are due to Nishitaka overthinking each situation, attempting to uncover the deeper meaning behind it, instead of choosing the most obvious answer. Through its titular character, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san argues that the problems we encounter in life aren't as challenging or complex as we think they are. Through Takagi, this show argues that if we can push aside the details surrounding these problems (alongside our preconceived notions of them) and simply examine them for what they are, it'd be easy to find a solution for our issues.
For Takagi, each challenge presents an opportunity for Nishitaka to acquire more knowledge, and she strives to accomplish that goal. Yes, part of why Takagi teases him is for her own amusement; she enjoys watching her opponent panic, struggle and ultimately collapse under the pressure she places upon him. However, the other part is because Takagi wants to see Nishitaka mature and grow. The puzzles that she tasks him with are crafted out of love; Takagi gives Nishitaka a hard time mainly because she cares about him, and this detail really strengthens their relationship.
When Skilled Teaser Takagi-san directs its focus away from the smoke and mirrors, it's actually a genuinely sweet and charming show to watch, and the central couple’s relationship emphasizes its virtues. The crisp and detailed scenery flourishes around them as the central couple steadily increase their feelings of affection for one another. On the surface, Nishitaka and Takagi couldn't be more different if they tried to be. While Nishitaka approaches every situation with tact and caution, Takagi is far more direct. While Nishitaka leans towards the naive, Takagi is extraordinarily perceptive. While Nishitaka is something of a workaholic, Takagi is more relaxed. However, with a closer observation, one can see that, despite the surface-level differences, they are essentially alike. Both Nishitaka and Takagi are confident and intelligent individuals that adopt an extremely timid approach to their relationship (Nishitaka more than Takagi). Watching them develop more and more into expressing their feelings for one another, while supporting each other along the way, is easily the highlight of the show. In fact, the central couple's bond is so heartwarming, nuanced, and inspiring that it allows one to overlook the more unappealing aspects, the various deficiencies and mishaps, of this show that materialize just outside the insulated sphere of the central couple.
100% Unrequited Love is an in-universe anime that not only inspires a few of Nishitaka’s schemes but it also serves to poke fun at other works of the romance genre. By overloading Unrequited Love with genre-specific stereotypes, cliches and, tropes, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san claims that it's different from the other shows of its chosen field, more intelligent and self-aware than the rest. However, when it involves its supporting cast, Takagi-san resorts to the same tiresome and tedious cliches as its peers. Whenever this show transitions away from its central couple and towards the people around them, it almost always suffers because of it. While the supporting cast strengthens Takagi-san’s youthful charm, they also represent this show at its weakest. With each appearance the supporting cast makes, it becomes more and more apparent that, outside of its central couple, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san isn't all that adept at developing its characters.
The relationship between Mano and Nakai, classmates of Nishitaka and Takagi, is among the most dull and lifeless that I’ve seen in recent memory. Mano is the “shy one”, blushing, squirming, and stammering about to no end, while Nakai is but a cardboard cutout, hardly worth mentioning, really, and they lack even a faint resemblance of chemistry. Then, there's Mina and Sanae, classmates of the central couple that serve as comic relief. The adventures that this pair embark on are rife with memorable gags - my personal favorite is a recurring act where they dub over random conversations, like an exchange between cats or a chat between the central couple - but they tend to wear themselves out after a while. Mina and Sanae’s adventures are meant to represent the protagonists’ shenanigans from a different, more carefree, perspective but they (more or less) come across as re-iterations of previous events than anything creative or unique. It doesn't help matters much that this show stylistically pigeonholes these two. One is the “genki girl”, manically working herself into a frenzy over trivial matters, while the other is the “quiet one”, silently observing the mess that unfolds around her, and Takagi-san never allows either of them an opportunity to establish themselves beyond these classifications.
It's all very disappointing but none of that compares to Yukari. She is, without exaggeration, the worst character this show has to offer and honestly it's not even close. Within the confines of Takagi-san's cast, Yukari is the “smart one”, the character that tags along with Mina and Sanae but doesn't partake in their mischief, and she filled out her role nicely, at least in the first few episodes. In a show that's defined by its boundless creativity and childlike wonder, it's Yukari that attempted to maintain a sense of order; while it was a clever contrast, she didn't stand out all that much. In those first few episodes, Yukari was a decent, albeit forgettable, character. However, as the series progressed, her personality became much more distinct, and not for the better. As the central couple’s relationship began blossoming, Yukari started fostering a bizarre feeling of jealousy towards them that quickly ballooned to seismic proportions. Instead of further developing this concept (perhaps this bitterness could’ve been influenced by a backstory colored by childhood neglect) or resolving the matter entirely (maybe by, you know, giving her a love interest, someone that relates to her), Takagi-san allows Yukari’s growth to become stagnant. What remains is someone with little resemblance of emotion, depth, or rationale beyond this shallow resentment. While the other supporting characters are but walking cliches, Yukari is something worse; she's a caricature, one that symbolizes this show's most glaring weakness.
When Takagi-san strays from its intended course (mishandling a supporting character here, re-treading an old plot line there), it's the central couple's chemistry that helps re-adjust its focus. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san is, in part, an elaborate game of chess, a neverending battle of wits, with brilliant strategists on either side. It is also a refreshingly pure and simple tale of romance, a love story mostly unchained by the conventions of its peers. And all of it is deftly secured by the incredible bond between its protagonists. Fascinated with their intellect and awestruck by their passion, you cannot resist wishing to accompany the central couple in whatever direction their relationship guides them toward. Time itself ceases to move as you rush headlong into Takagi-san, allowing its loving, all-encompassing embrace to overtake you.
Life is like a game, if you play right, you’ll win. Well, that’s sounds like bullshit but life can feel like a game sometimes. You’re like a player in a world with others and to be successful, you need to play right. Now, what the hell does that have to do with a show like “Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san”?
To put it simply, this show feels like watching two players compete but not in the way you’d think. To me, Takagi and Nishikata are two characters that play with each other in life. However, it’s a little bit different than competition. Between the two, Takagi is
always the one that stays ahead of the game. Think of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. In that show, the coyote attempts to catch the road runner but always comes up short. For this show, Takagi is always successful in defeating Nishikata at pretty much anything. As predictable and tedious as that sounds, the show is actually more than that.
I’ve read the manga and even as a 1-cour adaptation, the show manages to deliver what’s needed to achieve success. The majority of the story focuses on the duo of Takagi and Nishikata as the two main characters. Every episode takes on multiple segments that features the two in various shenanigans. Even though the show is fictional, many of these shenanigans can occur in real life. These range from being tricked into strolling down a shadowy tunnel, competing in sports, test of courage, school academics, and among many others. The main attraction of the show is to sell the character chemistry between Takagi and Nishikata. This pair’s relationship will undeniably be the take or break for most viewers.
On the individual level, Takagi is a clever girl with a cute face and crafty mind. While she isn’t a prodigy or gifted with extraordinary talent, she often thinks outside the box to outsmart her opponent, Nishikata. Takagi’s character and personality also makes her quite likable as she carries a youthful charm. Even as she teases Nishikata, it’s more than just teasing. She wants to know him more and through their interactions each time, they unintentionally grow closer. There’s also no malice between the two despite the low key drama. From my perspective, Takagi considers Nishikata as more than just a friend. Some people may call that nonsense since she often plays Nishikata like a toy. However, if you really pay attention to their character interactions, it’s easy to realize how close they are. Does this venture into the territory of romance? That’s actually left for viewers’ imaginations. There’s the genre tag of romance for this series but it’s far from a love story.
Nishikata is pretty much the boy that gets defeated by the master of tease, the one and only Takagi. The show often tries to make audience anticipate with a thrilling feel on whether he can ever beat her or not. For me, this made me come back to this show every week. From simple games involving erasers to more complex mind games with playing with emotions, it’s the type of show that categorizes game as more than just winning. Nishikata himself is an average kid with an average personality and living an average life. We don’t find out much about his past and honestly, I don’t think we need to. This show focuses on the present and what’s ahead rather than characterization. In essence, the show’s character dynamics lies in how characters connect rather than how they develop.
Speaking of characters, there are also three others that show up in the show although they are unrelated to the series as a whole. Well, technically they are in a way but they don’t get involved with the teasing and games. That’s probably one of my complaints about this show. They should keep the characters from Ashita wa Doyoubi away in this anime as it feels like a distraction. Thankfully, their screen time isn’t long and mostly added to make the show flow a bit as a slice of life. That being said, I think the show succeeds not just in the character chemistry but also in pure comedy. The way characters react comes out naturally in many ways. This is especially true for Takagi as she often gets the joy of teasing Nishikata shown through her reactions. While Nishikata feels annoyed by this, he never truly hates her. In fact, you could say that he gets a joke out of losing countless times in their daily life games.
A simple show like this only needs simple visuals and TMS Entertainment accomplishes that. Takagi is undeniably adorable with her charming smile, bright personality, and facial expressions. She’s able to carry this show thanks to these characteristics that are adapted straight from the manga. Similarly, Nishikata has a goofy looking face that often makes him look like a fool, as viewers will expect in many episodes. It makes this pair incredibly cute to watch thanks to how they act. The art style enhances that experience. Their voice mannerisms also stays pretty consistent throughout the show. Even someone like Yuki Kaji can play a character like Nishikata as he’s been in the roles of goofball characters before. The incredible voice acting of Takagi makes her character even more believable as a master of teasing.
I decided to give this show an 8 after reflecting on what I watched. At first, it seems like a high score for such a dry story. However, it’s the pure comedy and character chemistry of the main character pair that won me over. Every episode made me laugh and it never betrayed expectations. There are times when I wish this show’s segments would last longer than it should. Time flies fast when you’re having fun after all.
Do you want to know what school days love is 10 years back?
This is a story of 2 backbench kids or to be precise, a daily or slice of life of a boy named Nishikata who gets teased by his benchmate Takagi by playing mind games on him.
Almost every situation is kind of different, i.e unlike in some anime like 'Tonari no Seki-kun' where the situation is always in class but here in this anime we see diffferent scenarios from walking from home to school, doing homework, studying in library, summer holidays etc.
The main beauty of this anime is the presence of innocent love
or crush between the kids, the tension in air and being careful not to hurt the other person (Nishikata with Takagi). That sort of attitude is missing these days.
Each and every episode is refreshing and gives you smile especially seeing the expression on Nishikata's face, because they are priceless like Takagi states and teases him.
While the starting episodes have lots of teasing, as the series comes near ending, they are reduced and the focus is more on romance.
Like I said it, It is a slice of life, so basically there isn't any story at all and not much characters either. Excluding the 2 main characters, we have 7 side characters who would'nt impact the main characters much.
The art is funny, cos the head is big while the body is small, but it gives a better opportunity to understand the emotions of characters.
Coming to soundtracks, The opening and ending songs are really good and pleasing to hear, while the soundtracks in middle are just some monotonous tones to convey the situation.
Overall, If you are a fan of 5 minutes short comedy like Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan or Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, which do not have much story but make you smile every 5 minutes and remind you of your childhood days crush stories, then I am sure this anime is best suited for you.
If you want story, or development of characters or something meaningful to learn, then this isn't the choice for you :)
Winter 18 was a pretty bad season for new anime. Not counting the squeals or any leftover anime. Am talking about all the new shows from the block. Darling in the Franxx so far is just a another waifu pandering meme feast show that doesn’t know to properly tell a story but instead wastes its time with references, sexual elements and panders heavily on certain characters. Violet Evergarden or as I like to call it Violet Everboring is in the same boat with Franxx but it's worst because despite Franxx being a bad series it's still was entertaining to watch and least it never
made me ummm what that’s word again ummm... Oh that that’s right BORED!!! Not only that show was a slogfest but the story and character are terribly written to a point where you don’t give a shit about the show anymore even if the shows try to be emotional which it also fails at. There is also a couple more craptastic anime like Killing Bites, Hakyuu Houshin Engi and Itou Junji: Collection which were so bad I dropped them like a freaking rock.
So were there any good winter 18 anime at all?
Yes but only two. Laid-Back Camp and A Place Further than the Universe. Those two series are brilliant in almost every possible.
So what about KarakaiJouzu no Takagi-San?
When I first saw the cover of this show back in January when I was sorting out anime that am wanted to watch weekly or once it finished. Karakai Jouzu no Takagai-San was one of the anime that I wanted to watch weekly because one it gave me the Kodocha vibes thanks to its middle school setting and cute character designs and two I simply just wanted to watch a good romcom series from 2010 era of anime. Then I watched all 12 episode of it and to be honest I kinda liked this show at first thanks to the main two leads being enjoyable to watch however as the series went on it started to tank and tank until my excitement was replaced by anger, headache and endless face facepalming and it got to point where I started really dislike this show. Am not kidding this is easily one of the most frustrating romcom anime that I have seen and I have seen the Love Hina (Anime) and that show was awful beyond repair.
So what caused this show to tank so badly to a point where I heavily dislike it.
You’re soon going to find out.
Hello, everyone, this is Shawn aka KurataLordStage and welcome to my review of KarakaiJouzu no Takagi-san and with that out of the way let's get started.
The story is honestly pretty bad.
I know this is a cute show and all but least have some actual substance to it.
It just your typical school romcom anime that features a lot of romcom clichés that we all seen before and doesn’t try to try something new or unique. The one thing that this show is good at doing is the teasing game between Tagaki and Nishikata which was honestly not that good. It was fine at first but HOLY SHIT did it get repetitive as the series goes. Throughout most of the series, we see Takagi teasing Nishikata with the very identical setups with the same outcome where Nishikata always loses to Takagi. Not to mention some of the teasing acts really got out of hand to a point where in one episode Tagaki literally screw over Nishikata in the test. That’s not teasing that’s you being a heartless and a dick to someone. Also, some of the teasing acts were downright wrong which I won't mention here because you honestly have to experince it for yourself
Another thing that I don’t like is how the show hints that there will be Takagi and Nishikata will end up together. The problem is that instead of the show focusing on romance elements in the second half the show mostly goes back to square one with these same tease scenes. As for writing itself, it's pretty bad and at times it's none existent.
In short, it's a typical romocm anime that is clichéd up the ass. The romance barely goes anywhere and instead, the show mostly wastes the viewer’s time with theses teasing acts caused by Takagi which got very repetitive.
Are the characters any better?
No, in fact, they’re worse.
Okay, the characters started off decent but as the series progresses they just became bland, annoying and downright unlikeable to a point where you want to punch them for being so insufferable to watch.
I liked Takagi at first as I thought she was one of those’ great troll type characters like Izaya from Durarara however unlike Izaya her teasing acts overstayed it’s welcome and it got to a point where she literally took it to far. The perfect example of this is in episode 5 where she literally screws Nishikata for the test as well humiliating him in the classroom after that. Am sorry but how in the hell is that funny!!! How would you like it if your friend gave you an outdated maths revision book and you get a 0/100 because of him? I would be pissed off at him and because of that act, I started disliking her because why would you screw over a classmate like that who just wants to pass the exam. Another thing that I don’t like about her is how she’s style over substance. She barely has any character development whatsoever and the audience still sees the same character from episode 1 even people will be in episode 10 or something. The final nail in the coffin of this character that she only exists to pander to the lowest common denominator where she’s only waifu bait material that will be forgotten in years to come. Screw this character and everything that she stands for.
Nishikata is in the same boat as Takagi expect his even worst to a point where he's actually the worst character in the show. Despite being a victim of teasing he doesn’t even bother outsmarting Takagi with her tease scenes. He’s just a punching bag who doesn’t ever defend himself and instead allows all the bullshit to happen in front of him. Unlike Tagaki who was decent in the first few episodes, I still hated him from start to finish. Even when he starts to overthrow Tagaki in later episodes I still find him to be very unlikable due to him being a dumbass. The final nail in the coffin is character how the writers tried to make Nishikata sympathetic and guess what? It backfires because it makes the character even worse for the actions that he was going. How do you do that? They couldn’t do the main character right and instead he just an unsympathetic dipshit. Easily one of the worst romcom males leads I have ever and his up there with Banri (Golden Time) and Keitaro (Love Hina) Screw this character.
The rest of the characters are just moving bodies on-screen who don’t matter and they are just forgettable. One of the things that I loved about Kodocha is it had character balance. Sure Sana and Akito were the main characters but AkitarouDaichi made sure that most of the supporting characters in that show were given character development instead of being them one note. For example, Tsuyoshi and Aya were one-note characters, in the beginning, however, the series progresses especially earlier on both of them get character development to a point where they are a lovey-dovey couple and they stay like that in the rest of the series.
> But Tagaki San only has 12 episodes and the show didn’t have enough time to even proper establish the rest of the character. Why are even these two shows to each other?
The main reason I compared these two shows is because one both shows are set in middle school two both shows are cute and three both shows have a lot of comedic elements expect Kodocha has overall better character cast that are very likeable and relatable as well having actual romance that was well established and we actually see the romance in action.Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san doesn’t do any of this and instead wastes most of its run with tease game that got very trying and repetitive as well having unlikable/forgettable characters that you want to punch. Hell Tsurezure Children despite having 12 episodes like Tagaki san it was able to establish the romance with every single character as well developing them and making them likable for the audience. The funny thing is that despite Tsurezure Children only having 12 minutes of runtime for each episode it was still able to have better characters and romance elements than this show. HOW PATHETIC!!!
So yeah this show had no excuse whatsoever.
Overall the characters are awful and I ended up hating every single one of them.
The visuals are pretty decent overall. It’s very simple and cute. The character designs are pretty nice to look at and they fit well with the middle school setting. The actual animation itself is okay for times but at times the show can at times got a bit choppy at times as having quite a lot of still frames.
In short, the visuals are just okay.
The soundtrack is honestly nothing that special as it features a lot of typical romcom tracks that we all seen before and honestly this soundtrack will be forgotten as the year goes on. The same thing can apply to the opening and ending themes of this show which are honestly forgettable.
As for the dub vs sub
All of Seiyuus did a good job with the roles that were given. I cannot say the same thing about the dub is was honestly lackluster. Apart from Sarah Wiedenheft as Takagi who did a good job, everyone else ranges from mediocre to pretty bad. If you had a choice of dub or sub stick with the sub for this one.
In short, the soundtrack is just forgettable however the voice acting was pretty good minus the subpar dub.
What a total waste of time of this was.
Am not kidding this is easily one of the most frustrating romcom anime I have ever seen and it’s not even in a good way like in Maison Ikkoku where despite a series having a couple of bumpy roads throughout its 96 episode run it still become a good coming of age story that has good romance. This show did not and it only treated me and audience like fools with its generic story that barely goes anyway terrible and unlikable characters. Not to mention it didn’t have any substance whatsoever. The only good things about this show are the visuals and voice acting which is cute I guess.
I was not asking that you will be another Kodocha or any other good romcom anime out there. I just wanted this show to have its own identity where despite this sharing some elements of past romcom anime from the past it becomes its own thing of awesomeness. Maybe I was expecting too much about this show because after all for me romcom anime stop being since 2009 where Toradora most romcom anime that I saw ranged from okay to downright horrible. They were a few expectations that I enjoyed like The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Tsuki ga Kirei and Tsurezure Children! Which were good shows but between the good romcom post 2009 they were so many bad ones like Masamune-kun no Revenge, Golden Time, Gamers!, My Girlfriend is Shobitch and I could go on.
You're honestly better off watching Kodocha, Tsurezure children or any other good romcom series than this.