Introducing LB: Nozaki-kun Review

Hello everyone out there! My name is L.B. and I’m going to be your new anime blogger here at Viewster. It’s my job to keep you up to date on all the things that are happening on this site related to anime.

Now I know that the fall season is right around the corner, but today I’d like to talk to you about a summer series that you might have missed: Nozaki-kun!

In this show, Sakura is a high school girl who finally gets the courage to tell the boy she has feelings for how she feels, only when she confesses she uses the word ‘fan’ which makes him think that she is actually a fan of his manga. You see, in his spare time Nozaki is actually a professional shoujo manga author! What follows is twelve episodes of hilarious antics as Sakura becomes Nozaki’s assistant and learns all the in’s and out’s of producing a manga series.

I’m going to be completely honest with you at this point because I feel like in the last three paragraphs you and I have become friends. For the first three episodes of this series, I was really confused by what the big deal about Nozaki-kun was. I wasn’t laughing and I just didn’t get it at all.

Somewhere around the fourth episode though, something clicked in my head when Nozaki played a dating sim with his assistant Mikoshiba. After that Nozaki-kun grew on me and soon I was laughing out loud. This is just the infectious type of series that Nozaki-kun is. You can resist all you want but eventually this series is going to wear you down and before you know it, you’ll be in love with the characters. If you want to laugh out loud while gaining some exaggerated knowledge about the industry this is a title that you should be picking up and enjoying.

 

Nozaki-kun

 

Charming and clever, Nozaki-kun was a highlight of the summer and deserves all the praise it has gotten and much more! Be sure to check it out.

PROS

  • Clever inside look at the manga creation process
  • Cute and likeable characters
  • You don’t need a flow chart to follow the straight forward relationships in this series

CONS

  • Takes a couple of episodes to get warmed up
  • Very fast pace that doesn’t wait for anyone! Be ready to give this one all your attention so you don’t miss a single gag
  • Don’t expect these relationships to go anywhere as it gives you a typical ‘will they or won’t they’ type of ending

 

Watch now

 

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