Haganai, short for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, is a series of Japanese light novels written by Yomi Hirasaka, illustrated by Buriki and published by Media Factory. Several adaptations of the manga have been given; the first incarnation with the same title and main plot began serialization in 2010; it was written and illustrated by Itachi and published in Monthly Comic Alive. A retelling of this series, written by Misaki Harukawa and illustrated by Shuichi Taguchi and titled Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai +, was published in Jump SQ.19. The 12-episode anime adaptation of AIC Build aired in Japan between October and December 2011. The original animated episode aired on September 26, 2012. The second season of the anime, Haganai NEXT, aired from January to March 2013. The film adaptation was released on February 1, 2014.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai)
Episodes – 01 – 25
Status – Completed
Transferred to the Academy of Sacred Chronicles, Kodaka Hasegawa had a hard time making friends due to the combination of brown hair and violent eyes that made him look like a criminal. One day he accidentally meets the equally lonely and very stern Yozora Mikazuki, who is talking to her “airy” friend “Tomo”. Realizing that they lack social life and skills, they decide that the best way to improve their situation is to create a Neighborhood Club, “an after-school club for people who don’t have friends like themselves.”
Other students with different backgrounds join the club: Sena Kashiwazaki is an attractive but arrogant idol who has no female friends and treats boys like her slaves; Yukimura Kusunoki is an effeminate junior high school student who worships Kodaku and strives to be as brave as he is; Rika Shiguma is a brilliant scientist with a perverse mind; Kobato Hasegawa – Kodaki’s younger sister, who usually portrays a vampire; and Maria Takayama, a ten-year-old foul-mouthed nun who serves as the club’s advisor. The story follows their adventures as the club tries out various school and community activities to find friends.