My Clueless First Friend: An Anime Review

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The Delight and Surprise of Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.

I must admit, the title of this article caught my attention. It’s been a while since I’ve felt the need to use such a line, and it saddens me because I truly love this series. It was a pleasant surprise to see it receive a second season, especially considering that I never expected it to get a first. Stories centered around kids but aimed at adults always face an uphill battle in terms of commercial success. They are often dismissed and not given the recognition they deserve. Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru was no exception to this pattern, as many people simply took it at face value, appreciating its adorableness and humor without fully grasping its brilliance.

An Unexpected Upside Surprise

In a season teeming with manga adaptations, Jijou Tenkousei stood out as the biggest upside surprise. This may seem contradictory considering I already read the manga and enjoyed it. Perhaps I underestimated its potential or was guilty of judging it too quickly. It’s possible that the anime medium itself contributed to its success, or maybe Pierrot worked their magic and subtly elevated the story. Regardless, this delightful series surpassed others that were hyped and even exceeded personal expectations. In a season filled with compelling couples, Akane and Taiyou emerged as the sleeper killer couple.

A Bomb Scare and Funny Feelings

The episode includes a hilarious bomb scare, one of the funniest moments in the manga, where Taiyou’s chest feels funny whenever he thinks about Akane. Umi quickly identifies this feeling as love, but Dai-chan remains oblivious. As it turns out, Akane is experiencing the same phenomenon. Meanwhile, a prank by the “Scorpion Club” backfires, resulting in the “bomb” ending up in Nishimura’s locker. To save themselves, these less-than-gifted students recruit Taiyou to defuse the “bomb.” However, their plans go awry when Akane discovers the device and unwittingly involves their homeroom teacher in a comedy of errors. Taiyou’s genuine excitement and his mimicry of a bomb technician add to the chaotic hilarity.

A Ten-Year “Timeskip” and Messages

The episode then transitions to a class assignment where the students draw themselves ten years into the future. Daichi takes a comical approach by drawing himself wearing a tank top, while Akane struggles to come up with any idea at all. Taiyou, on the other hand, envisions himself as a hero who has found a magic spear named “Dark Dancer,” with Akane faithfully accompanying him, complete with her ectoplasm. This prompts Taiyou to unleash a series of exaggerated attacks on Akane in a playful manner, demonstrating his vivid imagination.

The topic then shifts to messages, with Akane finally mustering the courage to send Taiyou a text. Upon receiving it, Taiyou is overjoyed to the point of exaggeration, claiming it makes him so happy he could die. Akane dismisses his enthusiasm, but Taiyou insists that he’s genuinely thrilled. He goes on to explain a superstition that if the Reaper messages you, you must send it to 20 people to avoid a curse. However, Taiyou cleverly spins it, presenting Akane’s messages as sources of good luck instead. He gleefully shares her messages with his classmates, infecting them with his charismatic charm.

A Heartwarming Exclamation Mark

After the credits, there is an uncertain scene that may be anime-original, serving as a thoughtful outro. Akane is walking with her dad when Taiyou unexpectedly joins them. In his typical flamboyance, Taiyou confidently addresses her as “Akane,” and she bashfully responds with “Taiyou.” Initially taken aback, Akane’s dad experiences a transformative moment of realization. He witnesses firsthand the immense happiness that Taiyou brings to his daughter’s life, something that was rare before they met. It dawns on him that he should embrace this newfound joy and appreciate the positive impact Taiyou has on Akane. This poignant revelation transcends their initial clash and sets the stage for Akane’s happiness.

A Deeper Look Into Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.

Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. is undoubtedly a feel-good series that leaves a lasting impression. With each episode, my face ached from all the smiles it brought forth. Yet, amidst the cute and comedic moments, it doesn’t shy away from addressing the darker aspects of Akane’s childhood experiences. By doing so, it strengthens the importance of her relationship with Taiyou. The series strikes a perfect balance, delivering razor-sharp comedy and endearing charm, all while displaying intelligence and emotional depth. It encourages viewers to contemplate the underlying themes presented, rewarding those who pay close attention.


In conclusion, Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. has been an unsung hero in a season crowded with headliner titles. Although I will miss spending my Monday nights with these delightful characters, the series can stand tall as a remarkable standalone season. The anime adaptation successfully captures the essence of the manga, providing a satisfying viewing experience. As for the future, while I would love to see more of this anime, I am grateful for the joyful moments it has brought us. Jijou Tenkousei will always hold a special place in my heart.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I enjoy Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. if I haven’t read the manga?

Absolutely! The anime adaptation does an excellent job of bringing the story to life and immersing viewers in the charming world of Akane and Taiyou. You can fully enjoy the series without any prior knowledge of the manga.

2. Is Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. suitable for all age groups?

While the series primarily targets high school-aged viewers, its wholesome and heartwarming nature appeals to a wide range of audiences. It’s a delightful show that can be enjoyed by both younger and older viewers alike.

3. Are there other hidden gems like Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. this season?

While every season has its unique offerings, Jijou Tenkousei truly stands out with its combination of comedy, romance, and emotional depth. That being said, it’s always worth exploring other series to discover hidden gems that suit your personal preferences.

4. Does Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. have a satisfying ending?

Yes, the series wraps up in a satisfying manner, providing closure to the storylines while leaving room for viewers to imagine the characters’ future adventures. It’s a fitting conclusion that will leave you with a warm feeling.

5. Where can I watch Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.?

Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. is available for streaming on various legal platforms. Check popular streaming services or official anime websites to find the series and enjoy this heartwarming and humorous journey.

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Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru. has been an unsung hero in a season crowded with headliner titles. Although I will miss spending my Monday nights with these delightful characters, the series can stand tall as a remarkable standalone season.