Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai — First Impression

Finally a half decent first episode. It wasn’t amazing or anything, but it did make me chuckle a few times and managed to keep my attention. It was much much MUCH better than the OVA.

This episode also alleviated my fears regarding Mikazuki’s voice actor. She bothered me less than in the OVA, although I’m not entirely sure why. Mikazuki managed to come across as sufficiently bitchy and not overly feminine this time.

I’m still not a fan of the Denpa Onna face style. The mouths are too small, the lips are too thin and the pink is too bright. All these girls wear too much makeup.

My biggest worry with this show is that there won’t be enough content— the manga is fairly short, and it seems to be running out of ideas already. Furthermore, the adaptation is not as consistently funny as the manga. We had the same number of jokes here in 25 minutes as we had in one chapter of the manga, so the humor to fluff ratio is much lower.

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6 thoughts on “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai — First Impression

  1. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

    It’s a decent concept, but they didn’t really do much with it. Just feels like your average show, unfortunately.

    They end up picking the same jokes as C3 and a million other series (“big boobs vs. little boobs” confrontation). At least C3 was somewhat crazy, and Tamayura had a lot of moe in it…

    1. It is fairly generic, but the main thing I like about it is the characters actually have interesting personalities. This isn’t quite the usual childhood friend / cute girl you fell on top of setup.

      1. I still think Kimi to Boku is funnier. Maybe beause KtB is *so* bad it’s hilarious. Boku wa Tomodachi is average and on the boring side. They are ripping off better shows like haruhi and welcome to the NHK. Other than that it is OK.

        1. I don’t know, for me Kimi to Boku is *so* boring it puts me to sleep. Boku wa Tomodachi has people outright fighting instead of sitting around being cynical, which at least keeps me watching. It has a lot in common with Haruhi (I can’t see Welcome to the NHK as much) but it does have some unique features, mainly how the club members don’t get along at all.

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