Learn Japanese with Anime: “Haganai” (Proficiency Level)


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77% Excellent

This anime is a comedy in which you can enjoy slightly sexy and cute comedies of very cute girls with strong personalities. Maybe you don't like this character design. But don't worry. Your sense of incongruity will soon disappear, as your drawing is stable and there are many cute productions (And, of course, it's sexy.). It's a bit old, but it was a very popular comedy animation in Japan. Please watch it if you have time.

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


1. Information

Title (Eng)Haganai
Title (Jpn)僕は友達が少ない
Aired Year2011
GenresComedy, Romance
SequelHaganai: NEXT



2. Synopsis

When Kodaka Hasegawa finds out that he will be transferring to a new school, he is determined to make a positive impression, and maybe even some friends. However, Kodaka discovers he is out of luck when he immediately gets labeled as a violent delinquent due to his blond hair and intimidating expression. Although a month has passed, Kodaka is still alone thanks to his notorious reputation. However, his life begins to change when he finds fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki talking to her imaginary friend in an empty classroom.

After sharing stories of their lonely high school life, Kodaka and Yozora decide to overcome the difficulties of making friends together by starting the Neighbor’s Club. Created for people who don’t have friends, daily activities involve learning social skills and how to fit in, which will hopefully allow them to make friends. Joined by the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki, and other eccentric outcasts, Kodaka may finally have managed to find people he can call friends, in this club filled with hilarious oddballs.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/10719/Boku_wa_Tomodachi_ga_Sukunai



3. Proficiency can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The prevalence of difficult words was 14.4 words per episode, which was quite high. Furthermore, the words that appear are not in the same genre, and there are quite a few words that are not usually used. Therefore, listening to words alone is expected to be a heavy burden. He also gives unique phrases to the characters based on their specialties. The only character who can listen is the main character, Kodaka. Furthermore, there are many things that even Japanese cannot understand about Chuni-byou and Yaoi, and there are also things that cannot be recommended, such as names that abuse others. It is not practical for Japanese learners to try to understand this work. Even students with proficiency or higher may find it difficult, so this work is not suitable for Japanese study materials.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 14.4 terms/episode= 172 / 12
Difficulty Level20th grade= Graduate
Total Difficulty Score288.0 points= 14.4 * 20
Comprehensive JudgmentVery Hardover 310.0 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerProficiency 




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