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Twelve Days of Anime – Day #9: Kimi to Boku and Nichibros – What It Means to be a Teenager

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We’ve seen countless shows focus on school life, but constantly use that setting for some wacky purpose. That’s fine and all, but there are two shows that totally connected with me and boy do these shows seem similar yet completely different at the same time. 

Let’s face it: not many people watch anime for realism – it’s an escape from the real world, and at times it’s just the thing you need the most. But sometimes you stumble across a show like Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou or Kimi to Boku and realize that, while they’re anime and have a lot of unrealistic things and details, there’s glimpses of pure realism that is unmistakable. It’s boys that do things like stealing panties, get caught in awkward situations, make dirty jokes that really remind me of the good ol’ high school days. If you’re still not an adult, just enjoy it while you can because the transition to adulthood is pretty much a sudden shift, at least it was for me.

Anime may be an escape from the real world, but sometimes it can bring a sense of nostalgia that reminds you that the real world doesn’t completely suck.

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2 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Anime – Day #9: Kimi to Boku and Nichibros – What It Means to be a Teenager

  1. “Anime may be an escape from the real world, but sometimes it can bring a sense of nostalgia that reminds you that the real world doesn’t completely suck.”

    Well for me, watching Kimi to Boku made me realize that my life REALLY do sucks. It’s my favorite show but since it contains realism it made me compare my life with their lives. Oh boy, I wanna hang out with them sometimes.

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