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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT – 02

「ホモゲ部」 (Homoge Bu)
“Homo Game Club”

Even though there was a distinct lack of Kobato in this week’s episode, a glasses-less Rika almost made up for it. No matter how you look at it, it’s kind of ridiculous how a small change like removing someone’s glasses can change your entire perspective. In Rika’s case, I have never been a huge fan of her character. She’s a bit too normal and at the same time a bit too crazy so she falls in-between two totally different categories — making it really hard to find a niche to stick her into. But take those character-typing glasses off of her and she turns into a super cute yet terribly wild girl who could rival Makise Kurisu in terms of who looks cuter in a lab coat. That is, until you bring up her love for BL, especially Muscular BL. Something I totally forgot about until we were gracefully reminded with two muscular dudes expressing their intense love for one another. And to think, I almost questioned why Rika wasn’t in the running for favorite character!

If last week’s episode was supposed to remind us of the dark humor that Haganai has, this week’s did a great job at bringing up how awkwardly funny it is when something we perceive as common sense is lost upon others. To put it bluntly, it was still a blast watching the Neighbor’s Club or in this case Yozora completely focus on the wrong points and somehow correlate the relationship between two guys passionately making out with one another to friends kissing. If you’re like me, and I’m hoping that at least some of you are, I was dying when it hit me that Yozora completely missed the whole awkward part of the conversation as she honed her sights straight on Kodaka.

But who would have believed that a BL movie would spark one of the most noticeable changes between Sena and Yozora? If I’m not mistaken, I could have swore that Yozora was completely focused on constantly staying in attack mode last season — taking any and all opportunities to attack Sena. From the constant mocking (MEAT!) to the verbal and physical assaults, I was willing to bet that this season would incorporate some downright cruel tactics. Which is why starting with episode one, it’s been a bit of a shock to see Yozora not only back down but offer a genuine apology to the girl who I thought she so ferociously hated. Then throw in the fact that Sena seems to be going on the offensive whenever it happens and it’s almost like the two have swapped places! It’s shame that Sena can’t follow up like Yozora though since it would be nice to watch Yozora end up on the receiving end of an attack sometimes.

Enter Takayama Kate, the bustiest and grossest sister I’ve ever witnessed in an anime. Constantly burping and farting, I don’t think I’ve ever been this disgusted to see a busty character, ever. But at the same time, I can’t help but love that dark and serious attitude she has when she isn’t too busy being gross. Add in the fact that she’s actually a caring older sister and you have a Takaii that’s terribly torn between liking and disliking a new character. Seriously though, HOW OFTEN DOES A HOT GIRL FART IN AN ANIME?

And another episode of Haganai comes to a close. With the humor this week stemming from a bunch of BL and the awkward relationship our “not officially friends but maybe we are something close to that” characters share, I think it’s safe to say that this makes two great episodes in a row!

P.S. I was so close to setting the excerpt to “Onee-saBABA!” but I didn’t think it would serve this episode justice. So I didn’t :/



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January 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • January 18, 2013 at 11:07 pmricz

    That kobato game T.T
    How could you sena :C

    • January 19, 2013 at 5:15 amKinny Riddle

      For some reason, I get the feeling Sena just disliked your post.

      • January 21, 2013 at 1:53 amD

        You should make the same joke on every single post with one dislike.
        And also every video that has a few dislikes.
        Or maybe you should just choose to ignore the haters instead of trying to insert humor.

    • January 19, 2013 at 11:02 amGiorno Giovanna

      It was me who disagreed, not some fictional character.
      Can any of you really disapprove of the logic, “If you aren’t allowed to say you love what you love, then something’s wrong with the world.”?
      I thought some anime fans besides me would think that way too.

      • January 19, 2013 at 11:07 amKinny Riddle

        Sena, surely you should be able to see that my post was intended to be jestful, no?

      • January 19, 2013 at 12:27 pmGiorno Giovanna

        I wasn’t disagreeing with your joke. I was just naming myself as the one who did it, is that so wrong?

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:12 pmHakumen

    Bromance at its finest. There were some cute Yozora moments in this episode too. Maybe it’s the short hair.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:12 pmKairoru

    Rika, please wear back your megane D:

    • January 18, 2013 at 11:49 pmdeathtogenericshows

      What! C’mon! Glasses need to stay off. Forever and now.

      Look at that “photo no. 8″. I daresay, glasses-less Rika has the cuttest face of them all, even cuter looking than Sena. And Sena is my favorite character of this show, so that’s saying something. I understand your fetish about glasses, but just look at that face and it’s a crime to hide it. Sadly, due to lazy & cheap animators, the glasses are coming back on again as the preview evident shows. Gosh darn it… Well, I still have Sena.

      • January 18, 2013 at 11:52 pmMike

        pfft… I’ll take all four! *is shot*

      • January 19, 2013 at 12:11 amdeathtogenericshows

        MIke, Mike. I hear your enthusiasm, but you do know that one of them is a trap, right?

      • January 19, 2013 at 12:24 amGiorno Giovanna

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:49 amdeathtogenericshows

        Wait, Mike. I take that back. My mistake. Go ahead, take all four. I won’t say anymore. My lip is sealed.

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:29 ampancake

        Not really lazy or cheap animators. Rika’s glasses and hair from this point on change day to day depending on how she feels. Rika#1

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:47 amGuilherme

        No one is cutter than Sena, no one.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:14 pmMrRei

    OMG! That key is so beautiful!

    • January 18, 2013 at 11:58 pmD

      I mean, look at the size of it! The way it shines!

    • January 19, 2013 at 4:40 amKarmafan

      I was taking a sip of soda when she farted and I almost choked to death on it. I was so shocked. I have never seen an anime girl FART before.

      • January 19, 2013 at 10:31 amHD

        is this some kind of milestone? I also never seen an anime girl fart before, but I’m welcoming what Takayama Kate can bring to the series & to the club.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:17 pmLGrey

    Enter Takayama Kate, the busiest and grossest sister I’ve ever witnessed in an anime.

    What’s your take on Black Lagoon’s Eda then? XD

    • January 19, 2013 at 12:26 amGiorno Giovanna

      Funny that you should mention Black Lagoon, I recently found a size chart for that series.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:24 pmJolly

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:27 pmShouko

    Had it not been for the fact that Maria came charging into Kodaka, I likely would have spent the latter half of this episode wondering how Maria had been sent from the future (I was half asleep at the time). If Kate is any glimpse into how Maria will become, I’m not certain whether to be excited or terrified.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:39 pmqwert

    It’s hard to shake the bad feeling when a girl that got off watching train couplings rattle together looks down on your fetish.

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:42 pmNatsu

    Megane my heart goes out to you

  • January 18, 2013 at 11:47 pmTingster013

    Surprise at first when the laptop have Kobato in it and Kodaka say nothing about it. Then I realise Kodaka could have gotten used to it.
    Side-note here: Takaii, there is a spelling error. It is bustiest, not busiest, but we get the point.

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:02 amewok40k

    Rika was actually my favourite gal all the time. The fact she is aware of – and using – meganekko trope is enough for me to tolerate some BL. BTW one of my ex-GF’s used to send me shopping for some BL-ish erotica (she was too shy herself!)
    I want more of sister Kate! While at first sight I was thinking in terms of “adult version of certain time traveller”, soon it became apparent that she is fun character on her own.

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:08 amD

    Can’t wait to see Kate’s massive sis-con habits.
    Did anyone see the can that reads “Crashing and smashing”?
    It doesn’t seem like anyone here pointed out the meme used in the episode. At least none of you are too far gone yet.
    I can certainly share Rika’s feelings when I’m recommending more anime to corrupt people. Its a slow and difficult process that pays off. Hehe.

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:09 amdeathtogenericshows

    Why do I feel like they’re mocking western, especially American girls, with this “Takayama Kate” character and her burping and farting? I KNOW I’m reading too much into this and probably taking it out from my behind to conjure up this conspiracy, but I think I’m officially insecure and offended by this possible connection…. It must be the “kate”+her hair/eye color+behavior. Yep, reading way way too much into this and then some. But just in case some of you may have this false idea (admit it, some of you do, just like having a stereotype on frech women with hairy armpits thing, how many times have we heard that joke), there may be “some” American girls who openly burps, but there are in extreme minority and certainly not that many will openly drop a egg in public, okay!

    Also what a waste of a hot nun character that was. But I’ll at least to acknowledge the bravery of the studio to do this. They are so confident of their stock-full of moe girls on this show to waste one. Yes, that’s how confident they are of their arsenal of cute anime girls.

    • January 19, 2013 at 3:27 amkasrkin519

      racial stereotypes are a pretty common feature in anime. i mean, look at every “British” female in anime…ever.

      • January 19, 2013 at 4:10 pmdeathtogenericshows

        yes. One thing I noticed was that japanese anime writers never ever make a fun of british teeth. Never. It’s always American thing to bash. Perhaps they are sensitive about the teeth thing themselves, who knows?

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:15 amWaffles


    Images flowing in my head… oh god…

    “There’s No Way My D*ck Can Be This Cute” and “Rub! Nyarlo-san”… where can I find these anime? SHOW US RIKA!

    • January 19, 2013 at 12:22 amD

      Damn, you beat me to mentioning it.
      Obviously those are just perverted parodies of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and OreImo.
      Another thing I don’t get is people actively saying that Rika’s perversion is a negative trait. I don’t think I’ll ever understand where this is coming from, its refreshing to see more girls in anime with their minds in the gutter.

      • January 19, 2013 at 12:32 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

        I usually love the perverted, cute megane girls…*thinks of Matsu from Sekirei* <3 lol

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:24 amgawrshness

    “I wonder why Maria turned out so stupid”
    Gee sister I wonder why…

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:26 amCybersteel

    I wonder if they’re gonna bring up that last scene again from the previous episode.

  • January 19, 2013 at 1:00 ambertman4

    This was a hilarious episode. Haganai NEXT is in top form. Mother Kate’s introduction and interactions with Maria were hilarious. It’s obvious Kate cares about Maria, as told to Kodaka, but she’s also a demon in disguise. Aside from how crude she is, calling Kodaka “Oniichan”, is she trolling or is she joining the harem?
    Next up, Ousama Game.

  • January 19, 2013 at 1:23 ambaseone

    miss fart-a-lot appears!

  • January 19, 2013 at 1:37 am†Croos†

    it’s been a bit of a shock to see Yozora not only back down but offer a genuine apology to the girl who I thought she so ferociously hated.

    I know how this feels. Its really feels weird that MrRei/Reizero would apologies to me in RC IRC.It gives me goosebumps. I hate it.

    • January 19, 2013 at 1:47 amRickyMack

      it’s not out of character, it’s similar to how she backed down from trying to antagonize rika. rika was so far out there, yozora got exhausted from trying to deal with her.

      similarly, the dialogue that sena was reading was so over yozora’s expectations, she couldn’t put up the effort to antagonize sena.

  • January 19, 2013 at 3:16 amdumnot

    we had rika with no glasses show everyone a video which was “GAH” make yozora like it so much & also make meat say something from a game got a kobato lookalike on it.

    then kodaka meet nun kate who was drinknig had bit her “doing” with maria of sorts give ok for them helping maria yet a bit ha ha on it all.

    finally got kodaka & yozura had compare answers til meat arrive in same way as usual days goes on.

  • January 19, 2013 at 3:39 amAnanas

    By reading Itachi’s manga you realize just how uninspired the anime adaptations is.

  • January 19, 2013 at 4:21 amKinny Riddle

    AFAIK I believe Kate is probably the first non-hentai anime pretty girl character to openly fart without batting an eyelid.

    I cracked up at Sena about to recite the H-scene dialogue and the scene decided to cut to commercials. All the more to emphasize just how messed up Sena was in that scene. XD

    Though it is refreshing to see Yozora cutely back down many times to Sena when normally she would come up with an even meaner retort. In fact, Yozora has been so much cuter ever since she cut her hair short.

    Oh and there’s Rika with no glasses. <3

  • January 19, 2013 at 5:04 amJ-Luke

  • January 19, 2013 at 5:28 amLinkark

    It is official now: Sena is pervert #1. She managed to beat Rika.

  • January 19, 2013 at 6:18 amNatsuLaSommer

    Looks like the endcard is drawn by cuteg, but I’m not sure. Do you know by who it’s drawn?

    • January 19, 2013 at 7:31 amGiorno Giovanna

      It says the endcard is done by Eretto.
      The same artist that did:
      The manga for this anime.
      Lagrange Episode 4 Endcard.
      C3 Episode 3 Endcard.
      A good amount of other doujins and even Chu2 fanart.

  • January 19, 2013 at 6:55 amNaske

    pretty good adaption of the novels so far i was really looking forward to seeing how sena’s seiyu would read thoughs uber prevy lines only to have them but cut short but it was still a treat. (the whole dialog plus everyone’s inner reactions are all in the novel).
    * on a side note Looks like next episode everyone should be in for a treat if i remember correctly :)

  • January 19, 2013 at 8:15 amNitro

    Animes need more farting babes. That is all.

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:34 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    Dat…dat….DAT RIKA!!!!! <3

    And, as this episode (and episode 1) showed, even when Yozora loses, she STILL wins, lol.

  • January 19, 2013 at 1:10 pmEntrav

    BROTHERLY LOVE. Must adapt into anime.

  • January 19, 2013 at 2:48 pmZhinvu

    -Quite a way to officially introduce Kate into the series. No doubt she can possibly rival even Sena in hotness. I must say, even If I already read about her habits beforehand, seeing her in action can still gross you out a little. I gotta give props to Emiri Katou for Kate’s portrayal. And I thought nothing else can top Gintama’s Kagura-chan.

  • January 19, 2013 at 5:51 pmhaseo0408

    A beautiful girl is all over you and you complaint that she´s too perverted!? What the hell is wrong with you Kodaka!?.

  • January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pmsandland

    cant wait episode 3 its gonna disaster….
    anyway rika looks cute…
    and some fart….lol

  • January 20, 2013 at 4:23 pmJason Isenberg

    My dear GOD the change from Glasses to Glass-less is amazing. They did so well to show how amazing Rika looks without her glasses on! More of that please <3

  • January 21, 2013 at 1:03 amater

    I glad to see Homobu episode, which shows the gaiety members’ fondness… especially Yosora… and Niku was funny that reading the weird stuff which probably reiterated in my comp… not mentioning porns…

  • January 21, 2013 at 12:21 pmWhee

    goddamn this ep was too great
    rika you’re too hot

  • January 23, 2013 at 7:39 pmdarkkodiak

    I hope I’m not the only one noticing the no panty teasing scenes seems to be replacing the panty shot scenes. I didn’t think much of it in the first season but perhaps this will become the new panty shot? Anyways, seems we will get more Kobato and Maria interaction next episode and I eagerly wait for that fiasco XD.