Opening Songs
OP 1 - Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai (Masayoshi Ōishi)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Uraomote Fortune (Ari Ozawa)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Episodes: 12

Its been awhile since I've gotten so happy to watch a high school romance comedy anime. And no, this isn't one of those standard ass harems that you see everywhere. Think of it as more along the lines of "D-Frag" or "Baka Test". Its funny, there's some romance in it (though its also more or less there just to reinforce the comedy factor), and there are a ton of likable characters in it. So much so that I actually felt reluctant to leave it behind when I finished it. "Gekkan Shojo Nozaki Kun" is entertaining to watch throughout. While the story and premise may initially start off simple, it soon shows that it can impress with tons of hilarious dialogue, scenarios and brilliant characters. "Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun" makes me proud that I haven't quite abandoned the high school genre in animes that so many people have deemed cliche.

Moral of the story, its not all about looking cool.

The opening song is " Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai" by Masayoshi Ōishi. Its a great song, reminds me of the stuff that Milktub used to cook up for the "Baka Test" series. Its full of youth, it screams shounen (even though this anime is more catered towards the shojo audience), and or some reason, I find that it fits incredibly well with this anime. The ending theme is Uraomote Fortune by Ari Ozawa. Its really cute-sy in comparison to the opening theme, and while its not bad per-se, I just can't see myself getting used to it so easily. She just doesn't sound like Sakura at all.

Rating: 8.0/10

Needless to say I really enjoyed myself here. For the most part, the brilliant characters and hilarious scenarios carry the entire show. Every single character ends up being funny as hell, even when they're not meant to be, and when these characters come together, its just a brilliant mishmash of madness and crazy antics. Of course, the main component of "Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun" is the comedy. On that end, it excels with flying colors. Every episode is packed to the brim with laughs and plenty of ridiculous moments. Dialogue is funny, and the over exaggerated art style on some of the male characters (and Kashima, of course) only seem to amply the ridiculousness even further. There is some romance in this game, though its mostly only applied to our main heroine. Its not badly done, but I must say, it goes nowhere, making the romance segments seem somewhat pointless at the end of the anime.

That fact still amazes me to this day.

Sakura Chiyo is just an everyday normal high school girl with a secret crush for a certain guy. One day, she decides to go for it and confess to him. She didn't get rejected, but her crush, Nozaki, took things the wrong way, and instead of responding to her love, he gave her an autograph. She even got invited to his house to do some...betas for manga. After going home that night, she realizes something through studying the autograph that Nozaki gave her. Nozaki is none other than Yumeno sensei, a famous shoujo manga artist responsible for a popular series that many girls follow, including Sakura herself. Now she finds herself part of his group of assistants, which consists mostly of fellow high school students. With datelines and thirst for ideas haunting him every day, Nozaki constantly seeks for new inspirations and discoveries within school life, and Sakura is dragged along with him. Sakura may not have gotten the romance that she wanted, instead, she gets dragged along to ridiculous character hunts and has to deal with all the weird assistants that Nozaki works with.

"Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun" has the characters and scenarios to make you cherish the idea of slapstick high school romance comedy in anime. There's something for everyone here, and the show doesn't lower itself to fan service to satisfy its viewing audience, so even female viewers can join in on the fun. I really liked this series, and I hope that it continues. Sakura NEEDS to end up with Nozaki, though I think he's too stupid to get any vibes at all.