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Pre-air of Daily Lives of Highschool Boys

Daily Lives of Highschool Boys have taken an unusual route of advertising their material by releasing 5 minute short episodes over the internet before the show airs on TV this winter. Not expecting much, I checked them out. To give you a little idea of what to expect, here’s the lyrics to the ending song.

If we were girls, we could get popular by doing anything
Rock Band, Jazz Band,
Karate, kendo, mahjong, cyborg, synchronised swimming
On the other hand, high school boys are
useless outside of battle and sports anime
But they’re recklessly trying to make a slice-of-life anime about us

I take back what I said in the season preview. I am now hyped for this show. Although knowing what my hype usually leads to, perhaps it’s better to pretend this post doesn’t exist.

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36 Comments

  1. Posted December 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Hidamari Sketch?

    • Scamp
      Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

      No

      • Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

        Aria?

      • Scamp
        Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

        No

        Think Gintama crossed with Azumanga?

      • HomuHomu
        Posted December 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

        Damn, now you got me hyped for this show.

      • Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:44 am | Permalink

        Silly, I watched the PVs! But seriously, watch Aria. I will continue to pester you~

      • DarkEnergy
        Posted December 4, 2011 at 3:12 am | Permalink

        Yeah, no kidding. Fucking watch some more Aria already.

      • Scamp
        Posted December 4, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

        Guys, you know I won’t like Aria. Why are you trying to get me to watch it?

      • Someone Else
        Posted December 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

        Coz its fun YEAH!

        But I did watch all seasons and OVAs

      • Posted December 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

        Because you’re worth it! And perhaps you will like it.

  2. mcm38
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    They’re aware they’re being reckless. That’s the first step to better anime producing. Kudos.
    The next step is: being smart enough to stay away from cliche jokes and overused stereotypes.

  3. Guest
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Cyborg tte nani?

    Seriously, wtf is cyborg as an activity?

    • Scamp
      Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

      Sticking calculators up your nose

      • Guest
        Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

        Tried it. Sounds weird but feels surprisingly great.

        If it hurts at first don’t worry, it gets better I swear.

  4. Posted December 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    The awesome thing is that I think they used up the weakest jokes in the manga. Things are bound to get weirder and funnier!

    DAT HYPE.

  5. Posted December 3, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure the fourth episode, where they act out RPG stereotypes, was a word-for-word recreation of something I did with my friends in high school. And college. And last week.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

      I’ve still only watched 2 of the 4 pre-airs. Will have to get back to you on that

    • Scamp
      Posted December 4, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Just watched it. Brilliant like all the rest. That moment where the girl walks by and they all shuffle off looking embarrassed. Fuck yeah this show!

  6. Posted December 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    And suddenly the winter season looks rosy again.

  7. romulus
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    To be self-aware when creating anime is a very good thing which is necessary to create ambitious animes and can save low-budget piles of fanservice. <– the difference between Ben-To and Guilty Crown.

    • Posted December 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

      I thought Guilty Crown was a high budget pile of senseless fanservice.

      But hey, I’m hyped for this now.

  8. The Big Guy
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    I have no idea if you read my original post about how awesome the pre airs are, but if you did, then I told you so.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:33 am | Permalink

      Yes I did. They are what got me to watch them. So yeah, you called it

  9. Posted December 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I watched pre-airs 3 & 4 and they both were surprisingly funny. This was a good call on their part, because I was prepared to completely ignore this show. Now that I have seen it can be a fun watch, I have happily reconsidered.

    BTW, they say it is slice of life, but the two segments I watched were straight up comedy. Each one took a situation high school boys might encounter (asking a friend for advice about getting a girlfriend, and finding a stick) and then presented the hilarity that ensued.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:34 am | Permalink

      eh, anybody who thinks slice of life can’t have comedy must have a really boring life

  10. Posted December 4, 2011 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Don’t be a hypester, scamp :(

  11. Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    when I saw Sugita as one of the seiyuu, I was so sure that this one gonna rock my world.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:35 am | Permalink

      He was also in Spelunker Sensei and Legend of Duo. Real quality there :P

  12. Elysium
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    … oh my freaking god.

    You’ve got me hyped too.

    :/

  13. Someone Else
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Really made me laugh with the lyrics, now lets see if this is true quality

  14. Thrashy
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Going by the title, I expect episodes to be comprised of activies like:
    * Throwing Rocks At Each Other
    * Playing Halo While Talking Smack
    * Disgusting Food Eating Contests
    * Off Color Jokes
    * I Can Totally Drive A Car, Watch This
    * Let’s Steal Jimmy’s Stuff And Hide It

    • Scamp
      Posted December 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      You’d be surprised how close you are

  15. Posted December 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Just watched the 4 previews…..I am going to love this show.

  16. Posted December 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    For once an anime title is tongue-in-cheek instead of beating you over the head with its identity like My Sister Can’t Possibly Be This Derivative Otaku Fantasy Bullshit.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      I lol’d

  17. Posted January 5, 2012 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, I wish I found this sooner. This looks set to be hilarious.

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