Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge)

(12 episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a gag web-manga.


Tanaka, our lead character, keeps falling asleep in class. Or at least, he tries to ; most of the time he gets into an uncomfortable position that allows him little sleep. Apparently there’s a whole art to sleeping while sitting at a desk.

Oota, his best friend, is our straight man. I’m amazed by his patience.

Production Values

Okay enough, I guess.

What did I think of it ?

I’m not sure the intended reaction was to put me to sleep, but it’s nicely ironic.

The joke’s just not strong enough to carry an episode, let alone a whole series. Tanaka’s anemic delivery doesn’t help, and the show does little to keep it visually interesting.

I have no wish to watch any more of this.

Source: [In Which I Review] New anime, Spring 2016 – Page 5

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I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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