Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – 01

Somebody has it REALLY good

I feel like I should have started writing this review last night when the episode was still fresh in my mind, but oh well. Let me just start out by saying that I was most definitely not intending to blog this show, but I had just so much fun watching it that I have to ramble about it somewhere. Any way, let’s begin!

To start us off Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai basically translates to “I do not have many friends,” which seems pretty hilarious to name a show…but then again, what I found funny with this show was pretty much all over the place.

Well our episode starts out with our  hero, Hasegawa Kodoka, quite the unfortunate guy indeed. He  recently just transferred to St. Chronica’s Academy, but no one wishes to befriend him because of his blond hair and rather fierce face…all of which were none of his fault. His mother was english, so the hair thing is not because he was a yankee, like the whole school seems to believe, and the ‘fierce face’? Poor Kodoka took the wrong bus on his first day of school, had to take another bus to get to class, and sprint all the way to his classroom, where he missed his opportunity to properly introduce himself. But this is an anime after all, so of course there was no way he could have avoided his fate…doomed to be alone for the rest of his days, to be thought of as some thug.

The leading ladies...Yozora and Sena don't seem to like each other...at all.

But then a swift change of pace occurs! Kodoka happened to be walking back to his classroom when he heard the sound of one usually silent classmate, talking rather animatedly. Upon closer examination, Yozora Mikazuki was actually just talking to her imaginary friend ‘Tomo-chan.’

If that isn’t awkward, I don’t know what it.

Realizing that their non-existent social lives are rather pathetic and that joining a club at that point in time would only be a hindrance to the relationships already established, Yozora decides to make a club of her own and take Kodoka along for the ride.

And thus the Neighbor’s club was born! The description of the club was extremely BS, but if you read the flier advertising it at a certain angle, you could read the subtle plea for friendship written by Yozora. And it is read, just not by the sort of person Yozora had in mind. Sena Kashiwazaki, the school’s resident idol, answers the call, saying that while she has the boys wrapped around her fingers, but she lacks girl friends because of it.

Miss Antisocial + Miss Popular + small room = CHAOS!

Most of the cast has yet to be introduced, but I’m looking forward to it next week!

This show looks like a keeper > <

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