Haganai

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (2,747)

Haganai, or Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, is a 2011 anime series produced by AIC Build and directed by Hisashi Saito. The show centers around the main character, Kodaka Hasegawa, a transfer student who has difficulty making friends due to his natural blonde hair and intimidating appearance.

Kodaka, desperate for companionship, stumbles upon the Neighbors Club, a group of misfits who, like him, are struggling to make friends. The group consists of Yozora Mikazuki, a sharp-tongued girl with a love for the supernatural, Sena Kashiwazaki, a beautiful and popular girl with no true friends, Rika Shiguma, a perverted genius inventor, and the gentle and air-headed Yukimura Kusunoki, who idolizes Kodaka and considers herself his 'servant.'

Despite the club's name, the group struggles to get along at first, often bickering and teasing each other. However, as they spend more time together and learn about each other's struggles, they begin to form a genuine bond and begin to work towards their goal of creating lasting friendships.

Throughout the series, the group faces various challenges that threaten to tear them apart, both from within the club and from external sources. Haganai explores themes of friendship, self-acceptance, and the importance of communication and understanding in relationships.

One of the aspects that makes Haganai stand out as a series is its strong characterization. Each member of the Neighbors Club is unique and fleshed out, with their own distinct personalities, motivations, and struggles. Yozora, for example, has a difficult time forming connections with others due to past traumas, while Sena struggles with her own vanity and the pressure to maintain her popular image.

The series also features strong writing and pacing, with a good mix of comedy, drama, and character development. Despite its serious moments, Haganai never takes itself too seriously, and the comedy is often used to relieve tension or provide some light-hearted moments.

Another notable aspect of the series is its animation style. The character designs are unique and eye-catching, with exaggerated features and colorful outfits. The animation is fluid and dynamic, with some memorable fight scenes and action sequences.

Overall, Haganai is a well-written and entertaining series that explores the complexities of forming and maintaining friendships. The characters are relatable and endearing, and their struggles and triumphs resonate with viewers. If you're looking for a series that will make you laugh, cry, and root for the underdogs, Haganai is definitely worth checking out.

Haganai is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2011.

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I _____ Many Friends
25. I _____ Many Friends
January 18, 2018
Kodaka's cowardly flight from the club room has left the Neighbors on the brink of collapse. Will he be lured away by the world of normal kids with real lives, or can Rika save the club with the help of her deadly new weapon?! Hold onto your yaoi holes, it's time for the final showdown!
My Childhood Friend is Too Much of a Battleground
21. My Childhood Friend is Too Much of a Battleground
January 18, 2018
The Neighbors Club will be presenting a movie for the school festival, and Yozora's writing the script! What can we expect? High drama! Steamy boy-on-boy action! Meat! A samurai? Probably a lot of repressed feelings of isolation and self doubt, too!
I ______ Many Friends
12. I ______ Many Friends
March 29, 2013
Kodaka's cowardly flight from the club room has left the Neighbors on the brink of collapse. Will he be lured away by the world of normal kids with real lives, or can Rika save the club with the help of her deadly new weapon?! Hold onto your yaoi holes...
Dismay of I, the Chicken
11. Dismay of I, the Chicken
March 21, 2013
This week is full of lessons for the Neighbors: There's no such thing as a yaoi hole; little girls can't really be nuns; Kodaka really is that much of a putz.
The Sad-Case King and the Stone-Cold Story
10. The Sad-Case King and the Stone-Cold Story
March 14, 2013
Sena refuses to be seen in Yozora's plagiarized movie, so the Neighbors have to do it over again. High drama! Steamy boy-on-boy action! Meat! A samurai! No, for real this time!
Stray Cats Overheat
9. Stray Cats Overheat
March 7, 2013
Kodaka meets Yusa Aoi, Sena's classmate and perpetual runner-up. Someone has tricked this girl into thinking that Kodaka and Sena are happy and well-balanced individuals -- in a committed relationship! Who is responsible?
My Childhoold Friend Is Too Much of a Battleground
8. My Childhoold Friend Is Too Much of a Battleground
February 28, 2013
The Neighbors Club will be presenting a movie for the school festival, and Yozora's writing the script! What can we expect? High drama! Steamy boy-on-boy action! Meat! A samurai? Probably a lot of repressed feelings of isolation and self doubt, too!
He's My Brother, But As Long As There's Love, It Doesn't Matter if He Gets More Sisters, Right?
7. He's My Brother, But As Long As There's Love, It Doesn't Matter if He Gets More Sisters, Right?
February 20, 2013
Kobato's birthday is coming up, and the Neighbors need to get her some presents. Kodaka and Sena find themselves shopping together! Will Sena be able to break down the wall of Kodaka's obliviousness? Do you really have to ask?!
Unbreakable Strange-Girl
6. Unbreakable Strange-Girl
February 13, 2013
The school festival is approaching, and the Neighbors will be taking part! Can our intrepid band of oddballs find a way to attract normal people to their booth? Can they stop Rika from scaring away customers?!
That Kind of Play Is Not Allowed! ~My Worldview Is Disturbed When You Are Around~
5. That Kind of Play Is Not Allowed! ~My Worldview Is Disturbed When You Are Around~
February 6, 2013
Yozora tries her hand at one of Rika's dating sims, and quickly learns that she doesn't like virtual people any better than real people. Then, Kodaka tests out Rika's new time machine!
A Man Is Among Them!
4. A Man Is Among Them!
January 30, 2013
Yozora and Sena face off in a race to conquer the Black Dragon at Yokoshima Wonderland. Who will prevail?! Later, Yukimura's shocking secret is revealed!
My Little Sisters Are This Cute
3. My Little Sisters Are This Cute
January 23, 2013
Maria runs away from home (with her big sister's help) and winds up at Kodaka's place. Later, the Neighbors celebrate the end of finals the only way they know how: awkwardly, with lots of public humiliation!
Homo Game Club
2. Homo Game Club
January 16, 2013
Rika draws from her extensive knowledge of gay erotica to give the Neighbors a crash course on male friendship. Later, Kodaka runs into an oddly familiar-looking lavender-haired nun...
Yeah, My Youth Is Seriously Wrong
1. Yeah, My Youth Is Seriously Wrong
January 9, 2013
As we rejoin the Neighbors, we find that, no, they still don't have any friends. Sena decides to follow Yozora's lead with a stylish new haircut! Kodaka doesn't get much studying done during his visit to the Kashiwazaki manor...
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Where to Watch Haganai
Haganai is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Haganai on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,747)