Tanaka-kun is Always Listless - Reviews

Alt title: Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

takeabite's avatar
May 17, 2016

This anime is extremely cute.

I love everything about it. Of course, if you're looking for action this is not the place to be and many have called this anime boring. I disagree. This anime is about Tanaka, and Tanaka is listless so what you expect? Watching his efforts to get through everyday tasks with minimal effort is very entertaining to me, and if you like that sort of thing, this show is for you.

The characters are really cute and lovable, which is helped by their character design. Oota is like a mother figure to Tanaka, and their interactions form the basis of the show, without giving off the impression that the other characters are unimportant. 

There's subtle humour in this anime, I feel like it flows easily throughout and there's no overused/exended jokes to get bored of. However there was nothing that really made me cry laughing, so I don't think the comedy is what has attracted me to Tanaka-kun. More than anything, I think this anime makes me happy because of the characters and the pretty animations, as well as the soothing atmosphere - helped by the music, which is always fitting with the mood.

Overall I would definitely recommend this to slice of life lovers, or people who'd enjoy a happy and relaxing anime, but it is not for everyone. So, if you're looking for something that is super thrilling with lots of fan service; you've probably come to the wrong place.

9/10 story
10/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
10/10 overall
Mendacious's avatar
Oct 20, 2016

If you are looking for something to send you softly pleasantly to sleep then...

I have seen only the first episode. While it was not bad, there was nothing there the draw me into watching the second episode, so I left it. It is quite a nice softly pleasant slightly humorous show.

A lethargic protagonist surrounded by lax friendly easy going people with no apparent story in sight is far too much listless for me. But if that is what you want then add two stars on to my review.

2/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall
idislikeyou's avatar
Dec 25, 2020

If you're looking for a plot heavy show this is not your best bet but it is honestly a great anime. The characters are loveable and unique and they play off eachother very well. It's very funny and a lot of scenes just genuinely bring me joy. It's not over hyped comedy or gags but just funny situations with Tanaka's character. The way they present the story and the sounds of the anime makes it very relaxing to watch though it might make some tired even if it's an entertaining scene. This anime is really not for everyone but if you appreciate some chill slice of life or just some plot less comedy then this is for you.

7/10 story
8/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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MatHatter's avatar
Nov 17, 2019

It was such a relexing anime. Really nice to watch and everything just went at a nice and laid back pace. Usualy when there is no story progression or something in an anime I just find them to be slow or boring, but with this one there was no particulair goal, just getting to know the different characters and do some stuff that you would normaly not even find interesting in your own daily life, and yet they managed to keep me interested. 

The simple animation style fitted quite well, and they put more attention into the background and stuff. In the endcredits there is this absolutely amazing looking grassfield accompanied by a relexing song. The grass in combination with that song kept me from skipping the outros like I usualy do.

I would definately recommend this one if you have some time to relax or want to watch some anime while also playing a game on your phone or something.

9/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
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AKIAKIRA's avatar
Aug 8, 2020

This is very relaxing for those who is saying that this anime is boring then don't watch it this anime is meant to be like that it meant to make the viewers relax sometimes I even feel sleepy while watching this its the best anime if you want something relaxing or want to feel sleepy like literally Tanaka the main character of the series  is spreading his laziness like just watching him makes me sleepy and bored to move it's a good anime to watch when you have a bad day

8/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
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