This one reminds me a lot of Haganai., complete with a name that’s even more impossible to remember. We have a club with people who can’t make friends who eventually become friends.
It differs (so far) in that the characters aren’t just marked off a checklist like in Haganai. These could potentially be actual people.
The show does much better at presenting the more serious issues than Haganai as well. With that said, they’re still the dumb anime “serious issues” like should you try hard, how to make friends, etc. But it doesn’t quite come across as preaching here since it’s grounded in an actual, albeit contrived, situation. Regarding that, how is it possible to not be able to cook? I don’t understand this. You just read a list of directions and follow them.
It’s not particularly funny, but I don’t get the impression that it’s really trying to go for laugh out loud humor, at least not at this stage.
Overall, I’m going to keep watching it. I can’t think of a very good excuse for why I liked the first episode, but I did. It might possibly have something to do with the fact that for once it looks like the smart girl is going to win. (it always pisses me off that male anime characters find idiocy attractive) Still I recognize that this setup is a recipe for disaster and the show will inevitably head in that direction.