Chronicles of the Going Home Club

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (52)

Chronicles of the Going Home Club is a lighthearted comedy anime that follows the daily lives of a group of high school girls who are part of a unique after-school club. The show first aired on NTV in July 2013 and has 12 episodes. The premise of the show centers around the Going Home Club, a club where members do not participate in any formal activities but rather enjoy each other's company as they walk home from school. The club's members are five high school girls: Natsuki Andou, Karin Touno, Claire Kokonoe, Botan Oohagi, and Sakura Domyoji.

Natsuki Andou, the group's self-proclaimed leader, is a fun-loving girl who always knows how to inject some excitement into their walks home. Karin Touno is the smartest member of the club and enjoys trading witty banter with Natsuki. Claire Kokonoe is a wealthy girl who often talks about her travels around the world, while Botan Oohagi is a shy girl who is often pulled into Natsuki's wild antics. Finally, Sakura Domyoji is the newest member of the club, having been "recruited" by Natsuki while walking home from school.

Despite the lack of structure to their club, the girls always find themselves in amusing and sometimes absurd situations. Chronicles of the Going Home Club is a comedy anime that relies heavily on wordplay, slapstick humor and recurring jokes that are closely tied to the individual characters' personalities. For instance, Natsuki's tendency to make terrible puns never fails to get a reaction from the other club members, while Claire's extensive knowledge of world geography often provides fodder for humor.

The show's animation style is colourful and simplistic. The backgrounds are usually bright and cheerful, and the characters are drawn in a cute, chibi-esque style. The opening theme song is catchy and upbeat, which sets the tone for the show's light-hearted and comedic nature.

One of the unique aspects of the show is its use of 'field trips,' where the girls take part in an activity in their city that is usually unrelated to school or the Going Home Club. The field trips are often the highlight of an episode, as the girls' personalities shine through in the situations they find themselves in. For example, in one episode, the girls are tasked with coming up with a promotional video for their city, which leads to some hilarious and creative ideas from the group.

Another standout episode involves the girls attending a summer festival. At the festival, they get separated and have to navigate their way back to each other while avoiding the crowds and participating in various traditional festival activities. This episode is a perfect example of the show's ability to blend comedy with heartwarming moments.

Chronicles of the Going Home Club is a fun and lighthearted anime that is perfect for viewers looking for an easy-watch that will make them laugh. The jokes can sometimes be repetitive, but the show's endearing characters and charming visuals make up for it. The show's lack of a clear plot may be a turnoff for some viewers, but for those who are looking for a casual, slice-of-life anime, this show is worth a watch.

Overall, Chronicles of the Going Home Club is a delightful anime that puts a humorous spin on the daily lives of high school girls. Although it may not be the most significant or impactful anime out there, it certainly earns its place as a feel-good comedy that provides plenty of laughs and endearing moments.

Chronicles of the Going Home Club is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 4, 2013.

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E 12
12. E 12
October 10, 2013
Misreading / What's Tap-oom? / I Hate Bugs / Conserving Water / Antonyms / Debut!! Aikarin / Aikarin Strikes Back / Complacency / The Perfect Equal / Animal Sounds / Map / Taste of the Commoners / Heroic Tale / What if the Person Inside the Four Bear Kings / A Song That's Not Even Vaguely Remembered / You Fed the Cute Girls Too Much / The "How to Draw" Song / Cute / The "How to Draw Sakura-chan" Song / The Retorters' Pit / Important Announcement
E 11
11. E 11
October 3, 2013
It's her first day of high school, and Doumyouji Sakura is looking forward to a fun high school life. The Going Home Club is about to go bowling in the school corridors, when the student council president, Takamado Reina, appears. Sakura tries to get the girls to think about the final episode: what they "should do" and what they "want to do." What kind of "final episode" does each of the girls want to see?
E 10
10. E 10
September 26, 2013
At the end of summer vacation, Natsuki had a dream that the members of the Going Home Club have undergone striking changes in image. Botan and the club head to the dojo of Hagizuki-ryuu's sworn enemy, Hagishirabe-ryuu, for training. The girls participate in the "Telling of One-Hundred Tales" which involved putting out a candle each time they tell a ghost story. Sakura wants the girls to join the club relay at the Athletics Festival. When they go to the field to practice, they find the soccer club is already using it.
E 9
9. E 9
September 12, 2013
Sakura suggests a "training camp" for summer vacation so the girls can take a trip together. Sakura has decided on a location for their training camp! The location is... Kagawa? After their training, the girls spend the night at an inn. The Going Home Club heads out to the pool. The subject comes up of just how "free" freestyle swimming is, which leads to a discussing of summer vacation research projects.
E 8
8. E 8
September 5, 2013
It's revealed that Natsuki has a brother two years younger than her. Intrigued, the other girls start peppering Natuski with questions about him. Sakura makes the members of the Going Home Club write poems to be sold on the street around the station. The club members come to Natsuki's house to meet her little brother. Sakura asks the question "Which is the main body?" and points to Natsuki's cowlick.
E 7
7. E 7
August 29, 2013
Natsuki and Sakura are alone together in the club room, and decide to play Word Chain to pass the time. The Natsuki vs. Sakura Word Chain battle has escalated from a mere pastime to a fierce competition. The girls are planning a Surprise Party before Natsuki's birthday.
E 6
6. E 6
August 15, 2013
The girls are playing video games when Sakura proposes that they play a game that doesn't require electricity. Sakura abruptly faints in the club room, shocking the other girls. Just then, a masked figure appears on the TV screen and announces they will play a "Judgment Game." The Hagishirabe-ryuu is a long-time rival to its father house, the Hagizuki-ryuu.
E 5
5. E 5
August 8, 2013
Schubert famously wrote a song called "Demon King," but Botan believes that the Demon King in the story lacks the desired qualities of the real thing. Sakura starts talking about other good stories in their textbook besides "Kokoro," and starts remembering other works of literature she once read. The Going Home Club realizes that while they remember the stories of Momotaro and Urashimataro well, they're hazy on the story of Kintaro.
E 4
4. E 4
August 1, 2013
The school holds a sports tournament. Sakura and Botan's class 2-1 faces Claire's class 2-5 in a softball match. The club is discussing a schoolwide fire evacuation drill that occurred the day before. Botan reveals a surprising reason for her training: She thinks the show will retool itself into a fighting show if its popularity drops!
Kill the Suspicious Person! Middle School Diary / Don't Feed the Cute Girls / Fifteen Years in Solitude
3. Kill the Suspicious Person! Middle School Diary / Don't Feed the Cute Girls / Fifteen Years in Solitude
July 25, 2013
Botan's powers are incredible, but she doesn't get much use out of them in daily life, so she doesn't know what to do with herself. Karin greatly admires Botan's strength. Botan proclaims that her strength is not physical, but mental. Claire just can't help herself in the face of Karin's cuteness. A certain event inspires Botan to tell the other girls about her lonely life in middle school.
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July 11, 2013
Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu each have a poem to describe their personalities that begins "If the Cuckoo won't sing...". The Going Home Club members each try to compose a version of the poem to describe themselves. Although assumed to be a "serene blockhead" type, Karin brings in cookies that she made herself. She reveals a level of Home Ec Club-cultivated "Girl Power" that astounds her fellow members. Karin tells a story about a peer from middle school attending a social mixer. Sakura decides to have the club assume the role of boys and girls and practice so they'll know what to do if they're ever get caught up in a social mixer.
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1. Go-Home Club Applicants Life Is Short; Go Home, Young Lady Beware of Hagizuki-ryuu Practitioners Extravagant Youth: Priceless
July 4, 2013
Andou Natuski, starting her first year in high school, feels annoyance at the prospect of joining a club. Her classmate Touno Karin sees her and leads her to a certain club room. Natsuki realizes that it is the club room for the "Go-Home Club." Despite her reservations, Natsuki joins the Go-Home Club. She asks the club president, Doumyouji Sakura, what the club does. As for the answer she receives... The Go-Home Club's tactical supervisor, Oohagi Botan, is the heir to the ancient Hagizuki-ryuu style of martial arts. Her extraordinary abilities involve slicing through a plastic bottle with a single chop. What is the story behind her "Summer Bear Tour"?! Kokonoe Claire is the daughter of the head of the Kokonoe Corporation. She feels no sense of loss when she spends money. The shocking extent of her money-spending and her fleeting aspirations are brought to light in this chapter.
Where to Watch Chronicles of the Going Home Club
Chronicles of the Going Home Club is available for streaming on the ntv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chronicles of the Going Home Club on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 4, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (52)