Anime Review: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou – 12 [Final]
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou‘s final review and impressions are going to be lazily written.
Boy, they really tried to make the finale like they wanted to end it. You get the sense that the good old times in high school would come to a close but by the end of it all, I don’t even know what was real and what was a dream. Dammit Tadakuni, the one time you actually have a crucial part to the episode and you fudge it up. What the hey, bro! Does that mean he made up the part where the Literature Girl spoke like a normal person and finally met her fated one? Is that just a dream? I should have expected it, trolled to the very end.
Still, I got to commend the presentation of the finale. As if it’s meant to be shown in rewind fashion, Funky Girls came first and then the end theme, and by the twenty-two minute mark, the series “ended” the way it began, with Tadakuni pretending to be a main character and running to school with a conventional breakfast item dangling from his mouth. It’s nice to kinda come full circle although teasers of all sorts makes it hard as hell to put this series to rest. Funky Girls movie? Heck yeah, I’m down with that. And what is this? It doesn’t take Japanese reading comprehension skill to see that (2) at the sponsors message, which obviously hints at a second season.
I think there were more dramatic and emotional parts than comedy, because it’s just hard to say goodbye. I mean, it’s hard to say goodbye seriously, which then makes it comedic. You know this had to be a dream when Tadakuni’s sister was being sincerely cute and when the Nago’s reflection actually came to life. I was all excited about everyone getting a good end and then it happened. Dammit, Tadakuni. Dammit! Well, what should I have expected? This time, I end up laughing at myself.
GO Rating: 4/5
Great first impression, greater final impression. Maybe just one or two slow episodes but no episode went without a good laugh. Forgive my horrible translating ability but a title like The Daily Lives of High School Boys does not even spell out funny in any manner. In fact, I don’t think my daily life as a high school student was remotely this fun or funny. Yet, I find it extremely easy to relate to because boys will be boys, and we will horse around for a good time. (Yes, we’d even try wearing bras and play the same dumb pranks for attention.) I don’t think we’re actually all that noble but when we aren’t, we like to devise creative schemes to look up a girl’s skirt if hitting on her directly doesn’t work out. Ah, Ringo, how I will miss you so!
Easily, this is the funniest series I’ve watched in recent memory. It’s still too early to say funniest of 2012 but it might end up there based on bias and preferences. I definitely think it’s one of the better gems of the year, surprising many others along the way at how balanced the humor is. Despite the title, many girls get featured too, and for a change of pace, not all girls needed identities to get the point across. I found it better that way, especially knowing that I’ve watched similar comedy series that primarily focused on girls.
I don’t think I have to share any more to say that Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is a blast. Rather than having me trudge my way to boring you, I highly recommend this series for all anime fans.
Finally, there are speculations of a second season. I really would not mind that although I’m not sure what more they can do. But honestly, I’d rather have Square Enix work on a sequel for this rather than DLCs for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Different branch, I know, but gosh, it doesn’t cost so much to enjoy a hearty laugh. Unless if you’re Ultros.
Overall GO Rating: 4/5