Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Umetarou Nozaki. Much to Chiyo’s confusion, when she confesses to her beloved Nozaki, he hands her an unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is actually a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki’s manga assistants. Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the “Prince of the School,” Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings. – My Anime List
Based on 15 review scores:
In conclusion, Monthy Girls’ Nozaki-Kun is a wonderful addition to the anime world and is definitely one of my recommendations to any comedy lover and those looking for something outsides the cliche’s of anime!
J And J Productions
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is the funniest comedy anime that I have ever seen; simple as that. The characters are lovable, the antics are always hilarious, and the humor hits the mark. It is the best anime of the summer, hands down. Of course, humor is subjective, and if this is not your type of comedy, then the series might not resonate with you as much.
What truly defines Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun is its cast of characters, all coming off as reflecting one trope of the shojo genre, at least in the eyes of Nozaki-kun. The combined romcom-style theatrics layered on top of Nozaki’s surprisingly entertaining manga author woes makes for a unique and entertaining watch. If the Limited Edition Set is too excessive for you, I would at the least recommend the basic Blu Ray Set for its dub alone.
Ka-Chan Anime Reviews
It is a good show that is strong on comedy, and while the plot is kind of random it is still a good show to watch. Seriously…go watch it!! It will be worth it.
Anyway, Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun is a blast and I recommend it to everyone. I think almost every anime fan will find something about this series that they can appreciate and get plenty of laughs to go along with it. On other thing, I love Tonuki.
So, if you like comedies and cute romances, this show is really for you! I know I personally loved it, and honestly it’s probably my sixth favorite anime of all time!
The bottom line when it comes to reviewing any comedy, is whether it’s funny or not. Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun is hilarious. It’s never less than funny, and at some points I was laughing so much that it hurt. It may not be the most consistent of comedies, but even at its weakest, it’s never dull. But I have to admit straight up that it plays to a certain audience, one that has enough experience with manga and anime, especially shojo manga (stories about young love created for young female audiences) that there is some familiarity with the character and story tropes that this show plays with and subverts. Fortunately it’s such a broad and common manga genre that it’s unlikely that any anime fan will have issues here, but if you’ve never seen an anime or read a manga before, this probably isn’t the show to start with.
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun wasn’t a terrible anime, just felt very lacking & unsatisfying. There wasn’t much of a story to follow nor were the characters anything you could relate to or entertaining to watch. I would recommend people to not watch this anime overall, but if you decide to watch it, it has it’s charm, but it’s nothing special. There are definitely more complete animes out there in this genre.
Gekkan Shoujo is basically a comedy anime with hints of romance here and there. So if you want a lovey-dovey anime, then this is not an anime for you. But if you want to watch an easy going anime and laugh your ass off while you’re at it, then Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun is exactly what you are looking for.
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If you’re fine with repetitive humor, then watch this if you’d like. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something original in terms of characters and humor, you’re better off looking for something else instead. There’s certainly worse shows out there in regards to this, but there’s also far better ones as well.
Anime UK News
Although it is lacking in the romance and character department, I can’t deny that Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is an incredibly funny comedy that never fails to hit its mark.
Nozaki-kun is adapted from a 4Koma manga and is easily on par with some of the most famous 4Koma adaptations, like Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star. This is undoubtedly a fresh and original take on the shoujo romance genre, which has a great cast, memorable scenes, and is filled with hilarious moments.
The off-the-wall humour, lovable characters, colourful animation, and overall, a story that hasn’t made me laugh in forever.
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun may not be the romance series that you’d expect it to be but it’s definitely one of the best comedy series of recent years. Characters are well developed and likeable which is surprised given it’s based on a 4-koma manga. If you’re looking for a good comedy series to fill your time then you can’t go wrong with Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun.
It is an amusing, lighthearted show. It was a fun thing to watch from here to there. The problem is that it never shows that it can be anything great. There has to be a high-chance of a second season & hopefully then will see improvements.