Winter Anime Season 2011/2012: Daily Lives of High School Boys

Okay, that’s a rare one – a web manga series titled Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (The Daily Lives of High School Boys) is getting its very own anime TV series! Story and art by Yasunobu Yamauchi, it is the only work of this author that is familiar to the public. The announcement of the new series was made in the Gangan Online web page (the manga has been serialized by Gangan for the time being).  Considering the site is owned by Square Enix, this project definitely has the predispositions to be something really good. According to the manga, the series will will spread its existence within just a few general genres:  slice-of-life, school, shounen and romance.


The staff for the new anime has been announced too!

Director: Takamatsu Shinji (Gintama, Sora no Manimani)
Assistant Director: Yoshimura Ai
Character Design and General Animation Director: Yumoto Yoshinori


Tadakuni: Irino Miyu (Saji Crossroad in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Syaoran in Tsubasa Chronicle and more)
Hidenori: Sugita Tomokazu (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama do we need more?!)
Yoshitake: Suzumura Kenichi (Lavi in D. Gray Man, Sougo Okita in Gintama, Mikiya Kokutou in Kara no Kyoukai and more)
Bungaku Shoujo: Hikasa Yoko (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Hana Katsuragi in Seikon no Qwaser and more)
Ringochan: Yuki Aoi (Mina Tepes in Dance in the Vampire Bund, Shinra Kishitani in Durarara! and more)
Tadakuni’s sister: Takagaki Ayahi (Mikaku Satsukitane in Sora no Otoshimono, Feldt Grace in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and more)
Motoharu: Namikawa Daisuke (Rokuro Okajima in Black Lagoon, Ulquiorra Cifer in Bleach, Baka Ouji in Level E and more)
Karasawa: Ono Yuki (Kaname Tsukahara in Kimi to Boku and more)
President of the student council: Ishida Akira (Kotaro Katsura in Gintama, Arthrun Zala in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Gaara in Naruto and more)
Vice President: Yasumoto Hiroki (Sado/ Chad Yasutora in Bleach, Agni in Kuroshitsuji and more)
Mitsuo: Okamoto Nobuhiko (Takumi Usui in Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Shouta Kisa in Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and more)
Yanagin: Kobayashi Yu (Shuuhei Hisagi in Bleach, Ayame Sarutobi in Gintama and more)
Habara: Yukana ( C.C. in Code Geass, Isane Koutetsu in Bleach, Ai Nanasaki in Amagami SS and more )
Ikushima: Saito Chiwa (Aika S. Granzchesta in the Aria franchise, Hitagi Senjougahara in Bakemonogatari and more)

Official Daily Lives of High School Boys Website

Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.

11 thoughts on “Winter Anime Season 2011/2012: Daily Lives of High School Boys

      1. Well, I was thinking more target-wise… I believe it’s aiming for the Bleach audience more than at the Gintama one, but who knows?! :)

  1. Sounds boring, tbh. What’s good, though is that big companies are actually having a go with a webtoon… Good luck to Yasunobu Yamauchi. :)

    1. Dn’t forget that it’s Square Enix’a gangan that serializes the webton, so it’s not exactly as though it’s absolutely innocent and un copyrightprotected and user-made. There is still a long path to be walked ’till we get to see a good webtoon comic by a totally unknown artist get an adaptation.

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