New Manga Pickup of Awesomeness: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Recently, I was stalking everyone who exists ever on twitter (I’m literally friends with 6.4 billion people….because everyone on Earth has internet access, even hobos and third world babies), when I clicked on some link that someone left. I think it was Nyarth, and by think, I mean, here’s the link, but first, a completely random yet awesome video (because there’s a lot of words coming up, and seeing that many words at once can be overwhelming):

Nyarth Link

Yeah, so I clicked on the link that Nyarth left, and immediately read a scenario that I thought was funny simply because I know it’s happened to almost everyone at least once.

I’m of course referring to that moment when you’re watching porn, all alone with some headphones on (because that’s what you do when you live with other people), and then the headphones accidently (or in this case, intentionally) pop out, and suddenly, the room is filled with skank talk and a loud, endless supply of sex moans accomponied with the vicious slap of a man’s frontside on a woman’s backside BYYAHHHHH!!! (I got you all in check)

Not so funny when it happens to you (well, maybe a little), but FUCKING HILARIOUS when it happens to a character in a manga, or pretty much anyone else who isn’t you.

This is a case of the latter, and since I found it funny, I decided to look into the manga more, and found a nice, unique premise (sort of unique), which is:

Hasegawa Kodaka has transferred schools, and he’s having a hard time making friends. It doesn’t help that his blond hair tends to make people think he’s a delinquent. One day, he runs into his bad-tempered solitary classmate Yozora while she’s talking animatedly to her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any actual friends, they decide that the best way to alter this situation is to form a club and start recruiting.

That is how “Rinjinbu” was formed, a club specifically designed for people who don’t have very many friends. As other lonely classmates slowly join their little club, they’ll try to learn how to build friendships through cooking together, playing games, and other group activities. But will this group of relationship-challenged misfits really be able to get along?

I copied and pasted that from mangafox, which is where I am currently reading all this shit. To be honest, at first read-through, I was kind of put off by the line, “…cooking together, playing games….”

Oh shit, playing games!? If I didn’t already know better (which I did), then I would have been scared of this manga going the way of K-On or something similar, but considering the page I read was actually interesting and presented a scene worthy of praise, I knew that it was already infinitely better than the previously aforementioned.

And so I read.

I read and I read.

Then, I read some more.

After I was finished with all of that, I realized that I had read almost 4 pages of the Preview chapter (or whatever)!

Update: The male lead is kind of like a half rip off of Ichigo, in that his hair isn’t bleached but everyone thinks it is. Just sayin…

CHARACTER PROFILES TAKEN STAIGHT FROM THE MANGA:

Lord have mercy! Look at all these awesomely specific character profiles! They all have specific reasons why they have few friends, and frankly, I love that shit! Sure I’ve only read a couple chapters so far, but I can tell you that I like this manga, and at some point, anime. I mean, right off the bat we learn that Mikazuki has a-

Well, that’s all the time I have. If you want to know what Mikazuki has that makes her even more awesome (and the fact that she actually admits it proudly), then read this shittttttttttttttttttt.

Extra Shit

I have lost literally all aspirations to watch No. 6 this summer after reading the phrase: “he meets a beautiful boy” in several previews on several well respected sites. I’m more avid towards that library one with the cliche “boy discovers random girl” trope.

It’s been a long, tough week…ugh…

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10 thoughts on “New Manga Pickup of Awesomeness: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

  1. I’m the last of a dieing breed. I have no twitter, and though I have a facebook, I have never posted anything on it. all I did with it was play mafia wars for about a month, and change my profile picture to fanart of Megas XLR, also known as the best series ever (non anime, of course)

  2. Just to let you know, “the previously aforementioned” is grammatical rhinoceros vomit. You should say either “the previously mentioned” or “the aforementioned.”

  3. the character designs look good. It reminds me of Hyakko. I might check this out if time permits it though I have a feeling that it will go down the same cliche harem route.

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