Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with giant robots, true love, and intense drama… in their colorful imaginations, at least. In reality, they are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn’t be interesting? Whether it’s an intricate RPG reenactment or an unexpected romantic encounter on the riverbank at sunset, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is rife with bizarre yet hilariously relatable situations that are anything but mundane. – My Anime List
Based on 14 review scores:
The Cajun Samurai
Anime News Network
If you enjoyed the absurdity of Ixion Saga DT, chances are good that you’ll enjoy this as well. With jokes that rarely fall flat, great vocal work, a very funny and purposefully poorly sung ending theme, and an overall nice look, Daily Lives of High School Boys does the genre right.
The Foodie Geek
What you have to expect in this anime is nothing special i’ll tell you now. Daily Lives of High School Boys is not your average school-life comedy, no, its just what boys do in there spare time. We all have something in common with this anime whether its trying on your sisters school uniform, spending all your money on those claw machines or even deceiving a girl to see her panties (okay maybe not that last one). Don’t get me wrong when I say its nothing special, personally I lol’d in every episode, and thats pretty rare for an anime to do that! Written by Yasunobu Yamauchi.
A few of the jokes miss, but most of the time this show left me laughing uproariously. Nichibros’ brand of humor is probably closest to Gintama— ridiculous, over the top, and direct. The characters each have their own quirks which make them unique and memorable.
Daily Lives of High School Boys is an interesting show because its unique humor is so appealing, viewers that may not even like Anime should take notice. It mocks the genre…and it embraces it. It’s a wonderful mix of satire and slapstick comedy that’s thoroughly entertaining and charismatic. Don’t be fooled by the show’s misleading title; this is no cornball Anime teen drama, it’s anything but. For anyone that even remotely enjoys good Anime, this is a rare gem that deserves a place in your collection.
I came into this not expecting much with the “school” and “slice of life” tags, most of us have seen it a dozen times, and I think a lot of us are sick of these animes and want them to die, but this show was great. It had some of the best jokes I have heard in a long time and I truly enjoyed them. I loved the characters and I loved the jokes. I would highly recommend this to someone who just wants to watch a good comedy with no real drama in sight.
My Anime List
Through and through, an outstanding show. If you can connect with its brand of comedy, the humor and heart within will stick with you for some time to come.
Ironic as it might be, I hope this show starts a new trend. While I’m not above liking some of the aforementioned “cute girls doing nothing” shows — like Hidamari Sketch, for instance — the anime roster as a whole need more of this stuff, with jokes that challenge gender norms and returns the boy side to a more even keel, far away from the hapless losers or the almost supernatural heroes of the worlds. With clever dialogue and punchline setups and hilarious, hilarious gags, awkward opening episode notwithstanding.
Overall this show is quite funny and a good show overall. I think it was the best show of the Winter 2012 season.
As previously mentioned, DLoHSB doesn’t have a series-long plot to resolve, yet at the end, you do get a sense of closure. Despite all the mindless shenanigans, you feel as if the characters learned a valuable lesson they’ll eventually apply going forward. DLoHSB is primarily aimed towards males, but everyone should be able to find something identifiable about it – either as the victim or the offender in one of its many comedy shorts. So, male or female, if you like subversive, self-aware comedy with funny and likable characters, then, yeah, watch this!
I really enjoy this series, it reminds me of my youth, and how bad it was to date girls in high school. A highly recommended series.
Daily Lives of High School Boys definitely has a lot to offer, but it’s the kind of comedy show that you have to dig in and work at it a bit in order to really get at it. The characters are thin on who they are, but they’re filled with realistic quirks and amusing bits of personality and imagination that allows them to have an interesting kind of depth that we don’t often see. But since it works with short form storytelling within a larger framework, we don’t get anything along the lines of real growth or exploration to allow us to connect with these characters. What we get is a lot of humor – and not a lot of toilet humor or sex humor either – that shows us some people that you certainly enjoy watching but aren’t sure you’d really want to hang out with. Across the twelve episodes here, there’s plenty of enjoyment, but it’s one that really needs to be spaced out and needs a certain kind of comedic appreciation for. It worked for me more than not, but the flaws in it kept it from being a stronger show overall.