Every anime season, I try to reserve watching a small handful of shows to make things more palatable. After all, there are so many anime shows these days that watching all of them with a busy schedule is next to impossible to do practically. With that said, I highly recommend anime fans check out Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Skilled Teaser Takagi-san is the rough translation).
Amid so many anime plots taking place in high school, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san already breaks the mold by taking place in middle school. OK, this is a slight improvement already in this regard.
The manga was also a lot of fun for me to read (I will admit I binged it and its spinoff already).
But allow me to explain the premise of this show!
Slice of Life Meets Innocence
As a show in the slice of life genre, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san is a story about a girl whose last name is Takagi and a boy whose last name is Nishikata (you never learn their first names). Simply put, the girl has a crush on the boy, and the boy is too dense to figure it out. The girl “teases” the boy constantly that frustrates the boy. But all of this is in good fun!
For example, Takagi tricks Nishikata about something during class to make him laugh out loud, which gets him in trouble. Again, this is all because Takagi has an obvious crush on the boy! Childhood youth at its finest!
But hold on – how can such a show like this be that worthwhile for a recommendation?
Well, that’s the real charm of the show. Its premise may not sound like much on the surface, but the entertainment value stems from how cute and charming it is. Slice of life is a nice change of pace from complex storylines that can involve battles and whatnot.
You just do not have to think too much. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Having an anime that takes place with the innocent interactions between a middle school girl and boy makes this an easy watch if you want a chill anime to watch this season. For more information, check out this link.
All Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san anime images and video clips are licensed by Funimation.