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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai  
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Description
Hasegawa Kodaka has transferred schools, and he's having a hard time making friends. It doesn't help that his blond hair tends to make people think he's a delinquent. One day, he runs into his bad-tempered solitary classmate Yozora while she's talking animatedly to her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any actual friends, they decide that the best way to alter this situation is to form a club and start recruiting.

That is how "Rinjinbu" was formed, a club specifically designed for people who don't have very many friends. As other lonely classmates slowly join their little club, they'll try to learn how to build friendships through cooking together, playing games, and other group activities. But will this group of relationship-challenged misfits really be able to get along?

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Associated Names
У меня мало друзей
はがない
僕は友達が少ない
我的朋友很少
ชมรมคนไร้เพื่อน
Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai
BokuTomo
Haganai
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends
Haganai: Nie mam wielu przyjaciół
I Don't Have Many Friends
I Have Few Friends

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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Forum
3 topics, 15 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (490 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.3 / 10.0
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September 5th 2014, 7:46am PST


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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)
Comic Walker (Kadokawa Corporation)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kadokawa Shoten
Seven Seas (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #394 increased(+43)
Monthly Pos #414 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #124 decreased(-26)
6 Month Pos #155 increased(+71)

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Better than sex   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kidabcdefg
August 2nd, 2014, 2:15pm
Just kidding, well maybe. It's hilarious, and the romance is just right. I highly recommend! The characters are all entertaining. Each one has something fascinating about them. I also praise the art style and character expression. Yozora is the most fantastic character in the world of fiction, imo. I'll be buried with this manga.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2014, 3:26pm
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Interesting characters   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hellsayer
July 4th, 2014, 7:46am
Some people may hate Yozora, but to me she is one of the coolest females in manga. She doesn't just shut up and blush at every little thing, and she is verbally abusive and sadistic rather than physically violent and willing to anything for friends. It may not make a lot of sense but i find her attitude unique and interesting.
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I Tried   
Rating: N/A
by dtim
November 16th, 2013, 8:10am
I really did. I can't like Yozora. I don't have a problem with flawed characters or "tsundere" types in general but she's just too much. The "Connect" chapter was the final straw. It was supposed to show some events from her perspective and to my shock it made me dislike her even more.

If you can read the first volume or so and still like Yozora then go ahead and read the rest. Else, go find something else to read. There's plenty of harem type manga available.

... Last updated on November 18th, 2013, 8:08am
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Skip this Manga   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by DrManga
May 5th, 2013, 8:02am
I am not going to praise this and there aren't any spoilers.

The premise sounded really interesting but the Manga is shallow as anything can be. The characters are cliche and have no depth. One learns to hate all characters apart from Yukimura, which I am indifferent to, Maria and Kobota which are likable.

Yozora, the female "lead" is a sadist bitch with cruel tendency to humiliate and insult the others. Yet the author expects us to feel sorry for her when she is down.

Sena is made for adolescent boys. We are meant to believe this walking breasts is at the top of her class but somehow is a complete doormat for Yozora.

Rika is a freak.

I didn't find it funny just crude. If you are after ecchi then there are better Manga's to read, if comedy then this is pretty low. My mistake for starting this, I am not a fan of harem and should have realised what a p(b)ile of crap this would be. Don't let the premise fool you, its nothing to do with making friends,

... Last updated on May 5th, 2013, 8:20am
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Why so serious?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
September 15th, 2011, 7:35pm
Cute, funny and fairly original in terms of execution if not setup, this is a quality comedy. It touches on students who are ostracized but it does not dwell long on the negatives. Though much of their trouble finding friends can be attributed to straight out prejudice, especially in the case of the half blooded protagonist, the manga tends to focus more on their defective personalities' faults which are often (though not always) at least partially the result of their initial ostracizing in the first place.

Chapters consist mostly of the club members researching ways to find friends. Activities are largely attempts to become comfortable with social situations which fail due to their unwaveringly bad personalities.

On the topic of loners, if you want to see a realistic depiction about kids ostracized from class, this ain't it. Realistic stories about loners are depressing like Columbine and Virginia Tech. Outside of dark comedies like Zetsubou Sensei, it wouldn't be funny if the story was about the half Japanese kid who gets depressed and commits murder suicide against six other kids.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2011, 7:43pm
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Reply to FifteenVersts   
Rating: N/A
by Spearsmen620
September 3rd, 2011, 6:43pm
=.= Yozora is definitely not like Haruhi....(from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya?) Yozora may be eccentric, but nowhere as much as Haruhi. Don't read the manga of Haruhi Suzumiya, it's nothing like the light novels or the anime, if this is where you are getting your info. And Boku wa Tomodachi is not "copying" from other mangas. It's just coincidences/cliches, since if that's your opinion of copying, then there are alot of mangas that copied each other.

Anyways, Boku wa Tomodachi is a very nice comedic manga! I recommend it to everyone who likes to laugh!

Reply again... after a couple months.. =.=
OH! That's what you meant by that creating-wierd-club(but a lot of animes do have them making "weird" clubs), but i haven't read any of the other mangas you mentioned(cept Angel Densetsu), so I'm sorry that I do not know who else you are talking about. =.=

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2011, 1:33pm
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Better than the sum of its parts   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by FifteenVersts
August 25th, 2011, 11:47am
BokuTomo happily copies some of its parts from other school and harem comedies, but uses them together in a surprisingly effective and relatively original way alongside its own ideas. The eccentric student club is taken from Haruhi among others, Kodaka is like the protagonist of Toradora, Yukimura is an obvious parody of Kinoshita from BakaTest, the girls basically form a Negima!-esque harem, and like Seitokai no Ichizon, it pokes fun at otaku culture.

What it adds to this formula is a more likable protagonist (Kodaka is funny, strong and quirky, rather than being a boring and geeky reader avatar), insane girls who don't quite fit into any stock character, ala Breakfast Club (like an arrogant rich blonde who suffers the jealous resentment of others and loves H-games) and just plain funny situations. My favorites include the girls' failure at playing a dating sim and the collective novel writing.

It's fun. However, just as a warning, you will enjoy this manga more if a) you are familiar with otaku culture, as there are many in-jokes and references Lucky Star style; b) you can tolerate jerks as main characters and realize they are not meant to be agreed with; c) you like, or don't mind, 'weird' (by western standards) and sexual humor.

REPLY TO SPEARSMEN620:
First of all, I wasn't comparing *Yozora* to Haruhi specifically, but rather the basic 'unusual club' setting. (In fact, I specifically said that the girls weren't stock characters, but rather, deconstructions.) I do think though, that with hindsight, a much better comparison would have been to the clubs in Seitokai no Ichizon or Seitokai Yakuindomo (at least in their anime versions). I also wrote "among others".

Secondly, I stand firmly by my stated impression, when I read BokuTomo, that it inherits some of the specific ideas and conventions of previous work(s) (and yes, you know what, a lot of manga/anime indeed do that) AND cleverly subverts them, AND has ideas of its own. I find it hard to believe that Kodaka's mistaken reputation for delinquency is a 'coincidental' similarity with that of Ryuuji (or that Ryuuji's wasn't itself inspired by the hero of Angel Densetsu...) - likable though he is. Or that the adorable and funny character, Yukimura, would have existed without Hideyoshi from BakaTest (even his haircut is similar, and yes, I'm aware of the spoiler about him). Or that BokuTomo isn't (at least, so far) a harem manga - a very well-established, well-known format.

Perhaps "copies" sounds too pejorative for a manga which I love, eagerly read and recommend; I wouldn't have given it a rating of 8.5 if I didn't, but, well, "It's just coincidences" isn't an accurate analysis of such elements either. And what's the real difference between 'obeying a cliche/convention' and 'copying previous work'?

... Last updated on September 4th, 2011, 11:23am
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Freshy Fresh   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yokeepsitreal
July 19th, 2011, 11:40pm
This manga has a fresh feeling that I haven't felt from this type of genre since reading Hoozuki-san Chi no Aneki I also like how it isn't dumb downed to where they are showing panties every second and the male character is tripping and falling all over the girls for comic relief. (I'm not not trying to say that I dislike panties and ecchi humor tho). What I liked liked most about this manga was not the girls who are very interesting and well drawn but the main character who isn't some weak ass, no personality,overly serious dude. The guy is a legitimate character in the manga unlike most male main characters in ecchi, school setting manga. Anyways, it was a good hour or so read and had quite a laugh.

... Last updated on July 19th, 2011, 11:44pm
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Well Done School Life Manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
April 23rd, 2011, 10:01pm
I don't know what it is about manga and anime based off of light novels but they usually turn out very much above par. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is no exception. Many of the pitfalls of over-used school-life cliches are nicely avoided. The characters and their problems are very easy to relate to, if not, interesting. However, some of the situations they find themselves in and even some of the characters seem downright unpleasant and when you come right down to it, it is another school life manga, just better than average.
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Fun and light   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
March 17th, 2011, 7:17am
Its still too early to tell how good this will get (only 10 chapters out). Its fun and light so far. Its looking to turn into a harem with the usual roles (childhood friend, etc.), but I hope that doesn't become the major focus here as its the other parts that make it interesting. For instance, I thought it was funny and cool that one of the chapters made reference to the proposed legislation banning risque or erotic manga. Also fun was making jokes and references to other manga and anime like Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Sacred Blacksmith. I hope it sticks with some of the social commentary and pop culture references. It borrows quite a bit from other manga, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Right now its decent, not great and I'll update my score if it improves or goes downhill into overused tropes and cliches.
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