Joshikousei no Mudazukai Season 2
The Wasteful Days of High School Girls takes a trio of childhood friends that reunite in a fair all-girls high school with a humorous twist of fate once they lost contact in middle school. They step right back into their old ways, living their seemingly banal lives but actually enjoying their childhood despite their regrets of not having boys thus far in their high school.
At one stage Tanaka insists to give nicknames to each of the women and as such they are termed as the trope they embody. Tanaka is Baka, Saginomiya is Robo, Amane is Wota(ku), Yamamoto is Yamai/YAMAMOTO! And so forth.
Their talks are so authentic yet funny you would think that it’s some hidden camera slice of life comedy if it were not animated. As dumb their cares and problems appear to be, they’re real. Everyone has hopes and fantasies from being a mangaka or microbiologist to being a dragon rider. Meeting these kinds of individuals are a rare blessing/curse but really makes the dull high school environment intriguing.
Along the way the main trio are joined by new women who are as weird as they’re yet at the same time regular. Groups are formed and their interactions make this story that’s concentrated in the here and now of their lives have a relaxing setting.
Sawatari, the instructor, must take care of the antics of the women in the hopes of making them really study. In addition, the instructor’s glasses are a part of their own.
While the manga has a simple, clean look, the anime takes the jokes and throughout the terrific management and storyboard make the stories even better. The kotatsu scene is a excellent example. The character designs are as expressive as in the manga. The wallpapers have varying detail but are nonetheless immersive.
The sound management is amazing with all the chest hair shoulder and joke gag (a reference to Nausica of the valley of the wind) from the manga being made even funnier from the anime. The opening tune is sung by the primary cast VAs and is among the very best and catchiest songs this season (Together with Fire Force ED and OP and Dumbbell OP and ED). The score matches their personalities to a T.
The comedy style a bit more subdued compared to shows like Nichijou and Azumanga Daioh being more of a personality comedy than slapstick.
Some could say that this anime is just funny today from the present but will become forgettable, but I, for one, find it great and love it a lot and think that it is going to be appreciated in the future.
A comedy ought to be rated by how funny it’s so this series gets out of me a 10 for enjoyment and 9 overall (8 for story and artwork, 10 for sound and characters).