Daily Lives of High School Boys (男子高校生の日常) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasunobu Yamauchi. The manga was serialized in Gangan Online and was released in seven manga volumes between May 21, 2009 and September 27, 2012. A twelve-episode anime series produced by Sunrise aired between January 9 and March 26, 2012. A live-action film directed by Daigo Matsui was released by Showgate in Japan on October 12, 2013. The anime adaptation was praised for its consistent humor and performances of the voice actors, however the cast of characters were described as being largely similar to each other.
Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake are students at the all-boys academy, Sanada North High School. This is a tale about just that—their daily lives as students. Winning the basketball tournament? Finding true love? You won’t find any of that here. Whether it’s sparking random arguments while hanging out with friends, meeting that one weird co-worker at a part-time job, or even letting imaginations run wild on a windy afternoon, we’ve all experienced the show’s ordinary but true-to-life themes at one point or another.
Daily Lives of High School Boys. That’s basically it. It is a standard slice of life type of story, but one that works amazingly well. The episodes are divided into segments and focus on a big number of characters, each of them with his own peculiarities, as he endures daily tasks. To portray something so simple in an amusing way is not easy at all and I think most animes that actually try this end up filled up with dull boring moments that just kill the mood. DKN avoids that in almost every single scene which is quite amazing and even in its worse episode you’ll still laugh out loud quite some times. Most segments are short which gives the comedic tone light, random and fast paced giving it a tremendous enjoyability. To sum things up, it isn’t an amazing and complex storyline since it is a slice of life, but the setting and the execution of the comedy match and fit each other so well that you just can’t care about how simple the story is.[sociallocker]
[Feb 22, 2012] Mix Speaker’s,Inc. – Shiny tale / Capsule (OP & Insert Song)
[Feb 22, 2012] Amesaki Annainin – Ohisama (Ending Theme)
[Apr 03, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 1 Bonus CD
[Apr 25, 2012] DJCD Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
[May 02, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 2 Bonus CD
[May 23, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou OST
[Jun 02, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 3 Bonus CD
[Jul 03, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 4 Bonus CD
[Aug 02, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 5 Bonus CD
[Sep 04, 2012] Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Vol. 6 Bonus CD[/sociallocker]