I have spent some time trying to understand why I enjoy Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (I Don’t Have Many Friends) by concocting a philosophical or intellectual angle through which I can justify my viewing of what is merely just another harem show. I’ll just have to settle for finding it amusing.
Based on a series of light novels by Yomi Hirasaka the main drive of the show begins when lead character Kodaka Hasegawa wonders “I wonder how someone makes friends,”
Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred into Saint Chronica Academy. He’s an outsider, viewed as a “yankee” by his schoolmates due to his aggressive eyes and the blonde hair inherited from his English mother. Whilst wandering around school he encounters Yozora Mikazuki while she is talking to her imaginary friend Tomo. They realise that neither of them have friends and decide to make a club in order to make friends and learn how to interact with others. Soon others are joining the club including Sena Kashiwazaki, the principals daughter, an over-achiever and the girl all the boys in school fawn over, a feminine boy named Yukimura who hopes that Kodaka and his yankee reputation can turn him into a man and a scientific genius/fujoshi named Rika. From there on in we watch the growth of the club and its adventures in modern relationship etiquette.
Two things are obvious the first being that the premise of the show is so slight as to be non-existant and after reading that synopsis the harem aspect is prettyblatant. The opening for the show slaps you in the face with it.