This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters: “They’re a bunch of liars.” When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, “Not working.” A teacher gets Hachiman to join the “Volunteer Service” club, which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.
How do you feel / How did you feel when you enter(ed) your high-school every morning? Were you greeted by an accumulation of friends? Did the girls all swarm you and fawn over what you did? Were you always the “popular” kid?… No? Me neither, and that’s why I enjoy this anime. The anime revolves around protagonist Hikigaya Hachiman who is a entirely rejected and remarked as “gross” by those who know him. His goal in his high-school life is to remain a loner and to avoid making friends. He does what he can to make himself unnoticeable by his classmates and he doesn’t draw attention towards himself. However you can only remain a loner so long before some event comes around and forces you to end up stuck with other people. In a normal high-school, that would probably be a group project, which ends shortly and you can return to your loner style of life, but Hikigaya isn’t so lucky, as he is forced into a club in which his goal along within the female protagonist is to fulfill people’s requests.
The anime is a great slice-of-life. It portrays perfectly how a loner feels and acts in a school environment, and it’s hilarious to watch the protagonist attempt to fit in with the club he’s stuck in. The comedic aspect of the anime focuses highly on the use of sarcasm, so if you’re a fan of sarcastic comedy then I definitely suggest you give this anime a watch. The character progression lacks a little, but I can’t say too much as I have only seen a few episodes so far, and there is hints that it will reveal more about the how the characters turned out the way they did. Aside from progression however, the way the characters act serves for a great laugh and if you’re a loner yourself you’ll find yourself really relating to the protagonist. The sound does a great job of fitting the mood of each scene, and there are even some moments where it can express the sarcastic remorse within a scene of constant sarcastic dialogue, so that no scene gets stale even if there is continued dialogue. The art is beautiful, the characters look great and the scenery is always well drawn. They don’t move much out of the school, but when they do venture out (such as to the mall in an episode) you can see just how fantastic the art is.