Learn Japanese with Anime: “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun” (Intermediate Level)


Webmaster Review

78% Excellent

Because of comedy animation, there is no special story. Comedy elements are highly amusing (Sakura's tsukkomi is pretty good.). The character design is not bad. It looks like a girls ’ comic, but it is as good as any other. The drawing is stable and pretty. It's good that the background is like a shaft. The sound music does a good job, especially the piano. I recommend that you watch the program without shying away from the title.

  • Story/Worldview 75 %
  • Character 70 %
  • Animation/Background 80 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 80 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Title (Jpn)月刊少女野崎くん
Aired Year2014
GenresRomance, Comedy



2. Synopsis

Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Umetarou Nozaki. Much to Chiyo’s confusion, when she confesses to her beloved Nozaki, he hands her an unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is actually a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki’s manga assistants.

Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the “Prince of the School,” Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/23289/Gekkan_Shoujo_Nozaki-kun



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The prevalence of difficult words is rather high at 7.3 words per episode, but it is easy to understand since most of the words are related to comics. The difficulty level itself is low at Level 2, so let’s learn how to use this manga. The recommended learner is Intermediate, but you can also watch it on Elementary, which aims to be better. Also, for the Japanese, it is a very funny comedy, so if you can laugh with this film, you can say that you have acquired a lot of Japanese language and sense of Japan.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 7.3 terms/episode= 87 / 12
Difficulty Level12th grade= Middle School
Total Difficulty Score87.6 points= 7.3 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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