Review of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Reevothemusefan

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<em>Episodes 1-4</em><br>\r\n\r\nIn recent years, some of the best comedy anime have come from adapted Gangan Online manga, series like <em>Daily Lives Of School Boys</em>&nbsp;and <em>No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular</em> which have both been solid hits in my book, so next up is a manga to anime adaptation of <em>Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.&nbsp; </em>Does it provide enough comedy to be worth watching?<br>\r\n\r\nThe show is animated by Studio Dogakobo, who have recently hit some good form when it comes to anime comedy with titles like <em>Love Lab&nbsp; </em>and<em>&nbsp;Yuruyuri</em>, and the show is directed by Mitsue Yamazaki who seems to still be new as a lead chair but has directed a bunch of <em>Mawaru Penguindrum </em>episodes.<br>\r\n\r\nEpisode one starts off with a confession scene at school, with Chiyo Sakura struggling to tell Umetarou Nozaki how she feels, after accidentally telling him that she's a fan; Nozaki then signs an autograph for her. Not long after school, she finds out that he writes a popular shoujo manga. Next day, Nozaki asks her to come to his house to help him with his manga and&nbsp;thus begins a unlikely partnership.<br>\r\n\r\nFour episodes in and I'm already impressed with how the show approaches its comedy; at the start we get to know&nbsp;our main duo, then we slowly get introduced to other characters such as Mikoto Mikoshiba, who is a major playboy but easily gets embarrassed when he flirts, and Yuzuki Seo a tomboy who easily gets on people's nerves but has an amazing singing voice. The show does a great job of teasing what are supposed to be generic character archetypes, which adds to the comedy.<br>\r\n\r\nFor the most part, the show discusses various shoujo tropes to help Nozaki with his manga,&nbsp;delivering the funniest moments on the show, whether discussing the most romantic way to ride a bike, which ends up having a great two-seated bike gag, or how to play dating sim games, which leads to a Boys' Love manga being written; the comedy hits at the right moments for the most part, which is the best thing I can say about it so far.<br>\r\n\r\nAnimation won't blow you away, since it's minimal in these early stages, but the characters' facial reactions in the show are fantastic at times. Add to that one of the best openings of the season and you have one of the surprises of the&nbsp;summer and a show I really like.<br>\r\n\r\nSo if your looking for a solid comedy this season, then I recommend you check out <em>Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun</em>.<br>\r\n\r\n&nbsp;<br>\r\n\r\n<em>Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is available to watch on Crunchyroll.</em><br>\r\n
<b>Final score: 8 out of 10</b>

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