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-> ''"Recruiting Friends."''
-->--'''Agenda of the Neighbors Club'''

Kodaka Hasegawa is a second-year transferee to a [[AnimeCatholicism Catholic]] school, St. Chronica Academy, and as always, he finds it nigh-impossible to make friends due to his natural blonde hair (inherited from his late English mother) which makes him pass for a {{delinquent}}. One day, he runs into the equally solitary and very abrasive Yozora Mikazuki while she's speaking to her ImaginaryFriend, "Tomo-chan".[[note]]This is the Japanese equivalent of calling your imaginary friend "Friendy".[[/note]] They decide that the best way to improve their social situation is to found a club -- the Neighbors Club -- to help them make friends and learn social skills.

Joining them are five others -- arrogant school idol Sena Kashiwazaki, daughter of the school chairman, whose popularity with boys naturally earn other girls' ire; Yukimura Kusunoki, an extremely effeminate freshman who joins in the hopes that Kodaka teaches him how to be more manly; Rika Shiguma, a genius (and perverted) freshman; Kobato Hasegawa, Kodaka's younger sister and a second year middle-schooler with an obsession for goth culture and vampires; and Maria Takayama, a 10-year-old nun and teacher, who also serves as club advisor.

One can only hope that these seven social losers can get their act together before the club implodes from their nigh-irreconcilable eccentricities.

''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai'' ("I Don't Have Many Friends") -- also known by its canonical portmanteau name "Haganai" -- is an ongoing 2009 light novel series written by Yomi Hirasaka and illustrated by Buriki (of ''LightNovel/DenpaOnnaToSeishunOtoko'' fame), with a 2010 manga adaptation illustrated by Itachi and [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-05-17/boku-wa-tomodachi-ga-sukunai-light-novels-gets-tv-anime an anime adaption by AIC]] which aired as part of the Fall2011Anime lineup [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-29/haganai-tv-anime-gets-2nd-season with a second season announced]]. The first season has been picked up for North American [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-28/funimation-licenses-haganai-school-comedy-anime home video release]] by {{Funimation}}. The second season (dubbed ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT'' aired in the Winter2013Anime season, with animation produced by A-1 Pictures instead of AIC Build and was simulcast by Creator/FUNimation.

The series also inspired three spinoff mangas: ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Plus'', a retelling of the story where Sena is the first girl Kodaka runs into and is a co-founder of the Club with Kate; ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Anthology'', a series of one-shot stories revolving around the club; and ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Shobon!'', a series of one-shots revolving around each club member and his/her relation to the Club.

Also a live-action movie adaptation premiered in theaters on February 1, 2014.
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!!This series does have many examples of:
* ACupAngst: Rika, Yozora, and Yukimura all feel this after Sena tries out Yukimura's maid outfit in Episode 6 of Season 2, and complains about how tight it is on her.
** Happens in Episode 3 of Season 2 as well, between Maria and Kobato.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Done by Kodaka to Kobato to welcome her back to the club after her remedial classes in Episode 6 of Season 2.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Not that he realizes it, but Kodaka at the very least has this going for him. Yukimura goes without saying, putting his gender aside. Surprisingly, Yozora is also quite susceptible; while playing an otome game, she gets bored to tears by all the nice pretty boys until she ran across a delinquent character -- who looks like Kodaka, no less.
** Further reinforced in that chapter by the rest of the girls also agreeing with Yozora that the 'delinquent' in the otome game was more to their tastes, promptly shooting down Kodaka's reservations about dating that character.
* AllJustADream: Chapter 1 of the LightNovel, Chapter 1 of the manga, and Episode 0 of the anime -- which is absolutely hilarious in light of the series' premise. Then Kodaka wakes up and it all goes downhill from there.
* AlmostKiss: During a King's game[[note]]A game where players draw lots, and whoever gets the "king" card gets to order other players around based on the numbers they drew, such as making two people kiss. In this example, Kodaka also adds a condition of pre-made orders to avoid ridiculous, over-the-top orders such as having one player lick another's toes.[[/note]] they're playing in Episode 3 of Season 2, Sena, who's the king, grabs an order out of the box which appears to be stuck inside. Yozora has a worried look on her face, and when Sena reads it, it says that Number 3 and the King have to kiss. Kodaka turns out to be number 3[[note]]Yozora likely wrote that note, and was hoping to get the King card so she could do the kiss with Kodaka[[/note]], and as they approach each other, Yozora yells at them and splits them apart, saying its indecent. Kodaka then [[LoopholeAbuse decides to do]] the IndirectKiss route by drinking soda from Sena's glass, which the other girls approve.
* AlternateContinuity: ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Plus'' centers on the idea of "what if Kodaka ran into Sena first instead of Yozora".
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Sena believes in this trope, to the point of naming galge protagonists (usually male) after ''herself''.
* AnimalThemeNaming: The Hasegawa siblings' names translate to "Little Hawk" (Kodaka) and "Little Dove" (Kobato).
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Kobato, or at least that's how Kodaka sees her.
** In a surrogate way, Maria is also this to Yozora.
* AnythingThatMoves: Rika's as close to this as one can get sans the sex -- finding [[HumongousMecha mecha]], arthropods, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Kodaka]] all sexually attractive, and having attempted to kiss jellyfish and planarians in the past.
** Hell, she even finds ''train cart connectors'' to be incredibly sexy,
* ArtShift: Lots of it in the manga.
* AscendedMeme: When the club chooses characters in an RPG they play, Kodaka's choice to be a "wizard" gets tied into the Futaba Channel definition of "wizard" as "30-year-old virgin".
* AssKicksYou: One of Kobato's old hobbies was breaking chopsticks with her butt. [[AdaptationDistillation This wasn't mentioned in the anime.]]
* BaitAndSwitch: In one of the Connect extra chapters we read about Pegasus taking Kodoka's father on a double date with a pair of blonde girls. This doesn't go quite as planned though, because rather than the busty confident acquaintance of Pegasus who he'd been set up with, Kodoka's father instead develops an instant and mutual attraction to her shyer cosplay obsessed friend. The GenerationXerox is supposed to make it quite clear that the girls are Kodoka/Kobato's and Sena's mothers [[spoiler: only for it to turn out that the latter is actually ''Stella's'' making her Pegaus's biological daughter and Sena's half sister.]]
* BalancedHarem: Yozora is the first girl Kodaka interacted with and is his fellow co-founder of the Neighbors Club, [[spoiler:as well as his ForgottenChildhoodFriend with whom he's reconnecting]]; Sena displays the most romantic interest in him [[spoiler:and later becomes his fiancee]]; [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yukimura]] displays the most attraction to Kodaka, much to his confusion and horror. Any affection from Rika is ambiguous, owing to her [[LovableSexManiac overly sexual antics]] and Kodaka's [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased disdain for them]]. On the non-romantic side, Kobato and Maria engage in childish squabbles over Kodaka's brotherly attention.
* BareYourMidriff:
** The {{Stripperiffic}} suit Kobato is forced to wear in Episode 3 of Season 2 has this.
** The opening for Season 2 has Yozora wearing a witch outfit that displays this trope. However, it's hard to see unless [[FreezeFrameBonus you pause it]]. She does it in the ending too, and once again with an outfit in Episode 7.
** Yozora's outfit in Episode 7 of Season 2, which she then gives to Yukimura.
* BatmanGambit: Yozora's motive in setting up the Neighbor's Club was to spend time alone with Kodaka. She designed a recruitment poster that was plausible enough to convince Kodaka she was serious (with a hidden message), with the hope that nobody would be able to figure it out. It didn't work as planned.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 10 of the first season.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor[=/=]BrickJoke: In Episode 8, Yozora expresses distaste for popular people. She also extends her rant to a pool scene from "St. Joe's Academy Tale", a galge Sena was playing at that moment, claiming had she made the game, she'd make it "godly" by adding a DownerEnding where a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks shark appears]] and [[KillEmAll kills all characters]]. A few seconds and one bad choice by Sena later, her galge dives straight into a nightmarish SuddenDownerEnding featuring that very scenario. Even Yozora was genuinely horrified at that instant before regaining her composure and claiming it is "godly". Rika remembers that the game was notorious for bad endings where ''the hero and all his romantic interests'' die in the most horrific ways [[TrialAndErrorGameplay should the player mess up with even a single flag]], even as Sena angrily breaks the disc.
* BerserkButton: When Sena tells Yozora that her ChildhoodFriend past with Kodaka doesn't matter in Episode 8 of Season 2, Yozora gets extremely angry and confronts her. While they argue a little bit more, Yozora then does what Sena usually does, cries a little then runs out of the room while insulting her rival.
* BettyAndVeronica: Arguably, Sena and Yozora respectively. Sena is more conventionally attractive, conformist and popular than Yozora. She doesn't hide any dark secrets. However, her personal issues are just as severe as Yozora's, and few would call her a ''kind'' person.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In Episode 5 of Season 2, Yozora tries out an otome game, which Rika describes as a "gal game for girls". It turns out to be a gender reversed game of the one they played back in Episode 2 of the first season, and Yozora tries it out. Sena grabs the controller while she's attempting to put her name in, similarly to Yozora doing it the first time around. Rika then emanates a very dark aura, and speaks in a monotone voice asking Sena why she was attempting to sabotage her attempts to introduce Yozora to otome games. Rika seems so scary that even Kodaka is creeped out by it.
* BigBrotherAttraction: Kobato adores her brother (not that she says it out loud) and gets jealous when he starts spending a lot of time at the club (although she ultimately joins). She also behaves particularly territorial of her place as his little sister and dislikes when Maria [[spoiler:and later Kate]] start calling him "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology Onii-chan]]".
** BigBrotherInstinct: On the flip side, Kodaka feels this way towards Maria, more so than his actual sister who he considers an AnnoyingYoungerSibling. Naturally, his clubmates accuse him of being a {{lolicon}}.
* BigDamnHeroes: When Kodaka rescued Sena from a group of thugs... then [[WhatTheHellHero chews her out]] for provoking them after he saves her.
** Averted in Episode 5's game. After Maria goes to take a nap, her character is standing still, while the party is fighting a tough boss that could use her character's healing abilities. After everyone but Kodaka's and Maria's characters are killed off, she starts moving again, and for a [[HopeSpot brief moment]] it seems they could possibly beat the boss themselves, but then she pulls a LeeroyJenkins and gets herself killed. [[spoiler: Then it turns out Maria wasn't actually playing, but rather Kobato, Kodaka's sister, who was wondering why he was spending so much time in his club.]]
* BigEater: Maria, and Kobato turns into one when they eat together at the latter's house.
* BigNo: Kobato lets one out near the end of Episode 9, running away from Sena in the process.
* BigSisterBully: Yozora towards Maria, in a surrogate way.
** Maria's sister Kate fits this trope nicely.
* BirthdayEpisode: Episode 7 of Season 2, celebrating Kobato's birthday. The first half spends time showing the Neighbor's club members shopping for birthday presents for her and throwing a party, and the second half shows Kate and Maria celebrating it with her at Kodaka's house.
* BishieSparkle: Happens to Sena in Episode 9 as she chases Kobato in the nude, after the latter ran away while taking a bath together.
* {{Bishonen}}: Unusually for a harem protagonist, Kodaka definitely fits, what with his good looks and blonde hair. The series also gives a realistic take on his hair, giving him a natural dirty blond/brown hair pattern rather than the straight-up bleached look that delinquents go for. Not that most of his schoolmates can tell the difference.
* BlackComedyRape: The "relay novel", where Yozora has Sena being raped by monsters in the street.
* BlandNameProduct:
** ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeite Memory Days]]''
** [[Website/{{Yahoo}} Yafoo Auction]]
** [[UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy Virsual Boy]]
** Microsoft -> Largehard
** [[UsefulNotes/{{Playstation}} Playing States]]
** Sister Kate is seen drinking a can of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola Cochicala]] in Episode 2 of Season 2 when she runs into Kodaka.
* BlueWithShock: Happens to Yozora and Rika in Episode 8 while they're riding a crowded bus to the pool. It's not entirely clear if they were this way due to the sheer amount of people, if they were getting carsick, or a little of both. Both girls are still this way even after they arrive at the pool.
** Kobato's face goes pale when Kodaka innocently asks her if she wants to go with him to Sena's house in Episode 1 of Season 2. She quivers as she declines the offer.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With a chapter about the members of the Neighbor's Club studying and practicing traditional comedy techniques so that they can be funny people to hang around, it was inevitable this would appear.
* BoobsOfSteel: Every single time Sena plays an RPG, she is the melee attacker.
* BreakfastClub: A band of seven attractive social-idiots, outcasts and sociopaths bound in an attempt to gain friendship.
* BreakingTheFellowship: Happens in Episode 12 of Season 2. [[spoiler:After Sena and Yozora thwart Aoi's attempts to disband the Neighbor's Club, Kodaka mentions that those [[TemptingFate two working together would be quite a force]]. However, Sena's LoveConfession to him causes a huge disruption in [[StatusQuoIsGod the status quo]], and Kodaka bolts from the club room. He also avoids going for the next week, and due to his lack of presence, several other club members also stop going. Yozora then leaves them a text message saying she was going to travel for a bit, and to not look for her.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Did you forget what happened last chapter?"
** A separate example by Rika in Chapter 16 of the manga, which also features some BreakingTheFourthWall via the narration:
-->'''Narration Frame:''' "...Kodaka suddenly jumps onto Rika, roughly embracing her and stealing her lips..."\\
'''Kodaka:''' ''No I didn't!'' Also, stop making up the narration!
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Sena is a subversion -- she's beautiful, smart, a fast learner, athletic and very dedicated; her ego as big as her breasts doesn't make her a good friend. Rika plays it straighter -- she gets away with her eccentricities for being a genius and doesn't mind being alone (the only reason she's even in the Club is to get close to her "savior" Kodaka).
* ButNotTooForeign: Kodaka (and his younger sister Kobato) is half-English, giving him a Japanese face and blonde hair, which makes everyone else assume he dyed it and is thus some {{delinquent}}.
* BuxomIsBetter: Inverted, at least within the confines of the Neighbor Club -- Yozora constantly makes fun of Sena's big breasts and even gives her the nickname "[[InSeriesNickname Meat]]" because of it.
** GagBoobs[=/=]{{Gainaxing}}: And the anime drives the point home by focusing many a MaleGaze towards Sena's breasts.
* {{Cameo}}: There is one of the cast of ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'' in Episode 11 - Saori, Kuroneko, Kirino and Kyousuke can clearly be seen in the bottom right, albeit with their backs turned. This is while the cast is discussing the "doujin festival" (Comiket).
* CanNotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:Yozora cannot muster the courage to tell Kodaka that she is "Sora", his long-lost childhood friend, because she's frustrated that he doesn't recognize her (which is justifiable, because she has already grown her hair long during those ten years they never met), at least until he finally does after seeing her on the first day of classes after summer break with her hair cut short. Later, she reveals to him that she failed to meet up with him on his last day at Tooya City ten years ago because she was too scared to appear to him dressed as a girl.]]
** Played straight with Sena towards Kodaka once she develops feelings for him. [[spoiler: She finally averts this trope with a LoveConfession to him in Episode 11 of Season 2, although she says it nonchalantly while focusing on playing a game, which [[WhamLine throws everyone off]].]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sena's father, Tenma.
* CargoShip: InUniverse, Rika is a fangirl for [[HumongousMecha mecha-on-mecha]] pairings.
* CastingGag: The casting department for the drama [=CDs=] and the anime must have clearly thought of [[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai Kuroneko]] and [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Index]] when they drafted Creator/KanaHanazawa and Creator/YukaIguchi to voice [[ElegantGothicLolita Kobato]] and [[SenseiChan Maria]], respectively.
** Also, getting Creator/KanaeIto to voice Sena the Kobato-chaser, which brings to mind Sanae the [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Ika Musume]]-chaser.
* ChekhovsGun: Yozora's horror story about a girl who was killed by a ghost for betraying her friend (and driving her to suicide) over a boy they like. [[spoiler:Later that night, Kodaka can't fall asleep over the whole "betrayal of friends" thing, wondering if "Sora", his only childhood friend, felt the same way about him when they fail to meet on the day Kodaka has to move as promised.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Several examples --
** Kobato towards Kodaka anytime he's not paying enough attention to her. Maria doing TheGlomp on him will often set her off as well, to the point where the two girls are bickering with each other.
** Both Sena and Yozora fall into this trope in Episode 4 after Rika wraps herself around his arm, and talks about being FriendsWithBenefits towards him. They also fall into this trope later in the series as each tries to one-up the other with their time spent with Kodaka.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: '''Six out of seven''' members of the Neighbors Club show signs of this in varying degrees of intensity and frequency. This makes the seventh -- Kodaka -- stick out like a sore thumb in his [[OnlySaneMan normalcy]], his {{delinquent}} image notwithstanding.
** Taking the cake, however, is Maria, who's clueless even for a ten-year-old kid, such as believing Yozora's "Bible verses" that coerce her into lending her favorite naptime room to the Club (and not learning the truth until it was too late) and swimming naked in the pool upon Yozora's suggestion as "cure" for "vampirism" after Kobato bit her hand (cue punishment from her superior later that day).
* ComedicSociopathy: Most of the time.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In Episode 12, when Yozora playfully "threatens" to eat Kobato, Sena [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dobH-gLsYSE mentions that she wouldn't mind doing it for real, and getting a fly swatter to the face for her answer]].
** Everything the Neighbors club members do together is merely a practice run for what to do when they all have "real" friends to do said stuff with, such as going to the beach, a festival, or going out to a karaoke club. It never occurs to any of them that maybe doing it with the club and each other is already a friendship happening, since they seem to enjoy hanging out with each other for the most part.
* ConspicuousCG: The buses.
* CoversAlwaysLie: In-universe example in Episode 2 of Season 2. Rika brings a movie called "Homo Game Club" into the club room. Yozora takes an immediate dislike to it due to its name, but Rika attempts to convince her to watch it before saying it's bad. Her words immediately click with Kodaka, who suggests they watch it first before judging it based on its appearance and name alone, something he is all too familiar with.
* CrazyPrepared: When Kodaka and Kobato visit Sena at her house to greet her father, they arrive fairly late, as the sun appears to be setting. During dinner, Sena's father insists that they stay over. Kodaka learns that buses in the area stop running after 8 PM (cue him looking at the clock striking 8 PM). Stella mentions she could drive them home, but that it's a big hassle, and when Kodaka mentions not bringing pajamas, Sena's father says he has clothing they can borrow, and a guest room to sleep in. Kobato nodding off finally convinces Kodaka that maybe they should spend the night.
* CreditsRunningSequence: Yozora does this in the opening theme.
* CringeComedy: To prove that {{eroge}} [[ItsNotPornItsArt are "art" and not porn]], Yozora makes Sena read out loud the dialogue of an H-scene Yozora and Kodaka walked in on Sena playing through. [[{{Filth}} It turns out to be somewhat different than the beautiful, lovely consummation of the protagonists' love for each other Sena claimed.]]
-->'''Sena:''' Like I can do this crap, dammit! (Runs off crying)
** Also, Rika's favorite doujin... which turns out to be graphically explicit mecha-on-mecha H-action.
* {{Crossover}}: [[LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon With]] ''[[http://www.seitokaixrinjinbu.info/ Seitokai No Ichizon]]''.
* CryCute:
** Frequently pulled off by the [[RichBitch otherwise haughty]] Sena every time her confident aura gets shattered in the most spectacular ways (usually courtesy of [[SitcomArchnemesis Yozora's]] meddling).
** Also, there's Kobato, every time her "vampire-loli" facade breaks (such as running naked to Kodaka because her bathwater has gone cold, and realizing that the air-conditioner was broken).
** And at the end of the third LightNovel and Episode 11, [[spoiler:''[[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/d/d0/Boku_wa_Tomodachi_ga_Sukunai_Vol3_Ch14_Img01.jpg Yozora]]'' herself, after she comes to school fresh from summer break with her hair cut short, and Kodaka finally realizing that she used to be "Sora", his ForgottenChildhoodFriend]].
** Yozora does it again in Episode 8 of Season 2, although under very different circumstances. This time she gets angry at Sena for insulting her childhood past with Kodaka, and she ends up getting a taste of what she usually made Sena do, run out of the room crying.
* CuteLittleFangs: A prominent part of the [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Haganai_04_06.38.jpg art style]].
* CutenessProximity: Sena's somewhat prone to this around Kobato.
** Yozora around cats in the novels and Episode 8 of Season 2.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Part of the girl's school uniform. Most notable on Yozora, especially in Episode 2 when she's watching Sena play a gal game.
* DeadpanSnarker: Stella, the Kashiwazaki family's [[ServileSnarker stewardess.]]
* DeathGlare:
** Kodaka, taking advantage of his [[FaceOfAThug looks]] uses one in Episode 3 to save Sena from some guys hitting on her.
** Other times, he unintentionally does it to other characters, and since they don't know any better, they immediately agree to anything he says, then rumors spread of him bullying said people.
** Yozora throws them around occasionally as well.
* DebutQueue: The first four episodes show one or two of the girls as they're added to the Neighbor's Club, although Episode 2 gives some CharacterDevelopment to Yozora and Sena.
* DeepImmersionGaming: Never has ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' been more awesome, and a DatingSim more weird.
* DelinquentHair: The unwanted and misunderstood cause of Kodaka's social problems. In reality, he's a natural blonde.
* DemotedToExtra: In-universe example. In Episode 10 of Season 2, while filming Sena's movie, Kodaka finds out that he was just a stand-in for Kobato, and actually wouldn't have any parts in her film at all.
* DeusAngstMachina: Parodied in-universe with one of Sena's eroge games. If even one flag is missed, there will be a bad ending with a horrible massacre, such as a great white shark suddenly appearing in a public pool and eating everybody. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] how incomprehensible and unlikely the bad endings are.
* DevelopmentHell: In-universe example. In Episode 8 of Season 2, Yozora suggests they make a movie, which everyone agrees to. She finishes a decent script, with the roles already set, but some of the other girls don't like that she and Kodaka are the stars and ChildhoodFriends in it. So Sena suggests they vote on roles, and things get switched around, and Kodaka gets the role of "little sister". Yozora then rewrites the script, and changes Kodaka's role from a support role to having a big role again, to which Sena again objects to. They get into a fight about it as a result. However, Yozora makes some changes again, and this time they deem it acceptable, although Maria comments that she's seen this story before...
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: In Episode 2 of Season 2, Kodaka runs into a Rika in the club room without her glasses on. She tells him her vision is perfect, and the glasses are actually fake. She then asks him what he thinks of her, and he has a brief ImagineSpot where he says she's like a wildflower blooming on a hill. Rika's face then [[HighPressureEmotion turns red]], and he earns himself some slight scorn from [[ClingyJealousGirl Yozora, Sena, and Yukimura]].
** Kodaka pulls this off AGAIN in Episode 7 when he comments that regular clothing would look good on her, as opposed to her school uniform which she seemed to wear all the time. Once again, none of the other girls are too pleased about hearing that.
* DieForOurShip: InUniverse [[PlayedForLaughs comedic application]] at the end of Chapter 4/Episode 2. After she and Sena get a DownerEnding on a galge the latter was playing, Yozora storms out the clubroom (while Sena breaks down crying) to find and kill Akari -- ''a video game character'' -- thinking she spread the rumors that their protagonist was a HeManWomanHater, causing Yukiko, a girl she and Sena were angling for, to turn him/them down... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint conveniently]] [[MoralMyopia forgetting]] that it was ''their'' fault for shooting down Akari's friendly overtures with the most cruel options because they deem her proactive attitude (such as taking the initiative to introduce herself to the protagonist) a sign of being a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Kodaka has trouble focusing on his studies when he's over at Sena's house in Episode 1 of Season 2, due to the fact that she's wearing a tight piece of clothing which makes her [[BuxomIsBetter chest]] more apparent.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The scene where Yozora puts lotion [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization on Sena's back]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Rika's passionate reading of a SuperRobot battle in a manga she was carrying around at the time in Episode 4.
** The Dragon Gobie Soldiers in the virtual reality game.
-->'''Kodaka:''' Wait! Don't you feel sorry for them, being treated like monsters just because of the way they look? The Dragon Gobies didn't ask to be born looking like this!
* DoubleEntendre: '''Every''' line in the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Ultra Mecha Wars Alpha 2]]'' H-doujin:
-->'''Mecha:''' Ahh! It's going to break! My DT-field is going to break!
-->(DT is probably meant to suggest "Doutei", which is Japanese for a male virgin)
* DownerEnding: Applied in-universe to the games the characters play.
** Sena gets a really bad ending in the dating game in Episode 2 because of picking bad choices throughout the game.
** The MMO game in Episode 5, partly due to bugs, partly because the healer (Maria) falling asleep, but mostly due to several characters working against each other rather than together.
** The other dating game in Episode 8. This ending was so shocking that even Yozora, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor who wished for it]], was shocked by its brutality.
** In Episode 5 of Season 2, Yozora plays a gender reversed dating game of the one from Episode 2 of Season 1. Like Sena, she makes some rather poor choices, [[spoiler: and although successful at school, ends up with no friends nor a boyfriend, much like in her real life.]]
* DroppingTheBombshell: Maria in the [[AudioAdaptation Drama CD]], while keeping a perfect CheerfulChild demeanor:
-->'''Kodaka:''' How about you, Maria? Think you can pull it off?\\
'''Maria:''' Ya! Despite my appearance, I'm a longtime actor.\\
'''Kodaka:''' Oh, that's a surprise.\\
'''Maria:''' At one of the schools I used to go to, I was once told '[[WhamLine It's creepy how a kid like you always wears a fake, shallow smile]]' by one of my classmates!\\
'''Kodaka:''' O-Oh, is that right?\\
'''Maria:''' Ya!
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yukimura. Kodaka thinks he's actually a girl when they first meet and then it just gets worse when he becomes the club's [[{{Meido}} maid]], complete with uniform. [[spoiler:[[RecursiveCrossdressing Turns out he should have trusted his gut feeling.]]]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Maria displays some in Episode 4 of Season 2 when she hears that the ticket Sena got for the theme park was only good for six adults. Since she was the seventh person, and a child, she just mumbles unhappily, causing Sena to feel sorry for her and buy a child's ticket for her so she could go. Maria immediately perks up again after this.
* DysfunctionJunction: There's a reason the seven members of the Neighbor Club [[StealthPun don't have many friends]].
** Kodaka frequently gets mistaken for a {{delinquent}}, thanks to his (natural) blonde hair and a bad first impression on his first day in class.
** Yozora is a [[LonersAreFreaks natural loner]] who talks to an "[[ImaginaryFriend air friend]]" and is a huge {{jerkass}} to boot.
** Sena is an [[RichBitch arrogant child of privilege]], hated by girls due to her good looks and popularity with boys (or at least a bunch of doormats).
** Rika is another natural loner, but also a [[BunnyEarsLawyer perverted genius]].
** Yukimura [[DudeLooksLikeALady looks way too much like a girl for guys to be comfortable with]], and is a little too fascinated with the concept of manliness [[spoiler:despite really being a girl]].
** Maria is an [[SenseiChan immature child genius]] whose wisdom stems not as much from natural talent as from an advance education.
** Kobato keeps up a constant role-play as a [[ElegantGothicLolita goth-loli vampire]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: Yukimura can be seen stalking Kodaka before the intro credits starts for the first episode. She can be seen again in Episode 2, and finally joins the cast in Episode 4.
* {{Ecchi}}: This anime is full of FanService.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Kobato's usual getup.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: It's obvious that by the time the group is fully assembled that they're all friends, but all events and activities are phrased with things like 'This will be useful practice for when we all have friends.' [[spoiler:Kodaka is in fact ''avoiding'' admitting that he knows they're all friends already. Rika is the only one who has obviously noticed as well and knows that Kodaka is avoiding the subjects. Admitting that would change things up, something he's not comfortable with.]]
** There is something else as well: [[spoiler: Kodaka is perfectly aware of the feelings the girls have towards him and is deliberately ignoring it. All those times he goes "What was that? Couldn't hear you." He did, in fact, hear them but chose to pretend because he is afraid of change. Rika figures this out fairly quickly and [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on it]] in the second season/volume 7, and warns him that even if she doesn't do anything about his charade, eventually ''one'' of the other girls is going to get tired of it and confront him directly with it and he needs to be prepared. His response? ""——Eh? What'd you say?"''That's what I told her, playing dumb once again. However, what I'd said was not a question, it was my answer.''" and then he walks away. When Sena finally confesses to him he ends up running away because he isn't ready and she refuses to play dumb this time.]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: "Semoponume Kashiwazaki", the protagonist's name in "Tokimeite Memorial Days", is random syllables produced by Sena and Yozora bickering over the controller.
* EnemyMine: When Aoi Yusa of the student council attempts to shut down the Neighbor's Club in Episode 11 of Season 2, Yozora ends up defending the club's legitimacy. When Aoi later tries to use a technicality on them, Sena ends up making a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections call to her father]] to fix said technicality. Kodaka later comments that having those two girls ensured the club would be safe from further attempts to shut it down.
* EpicFail: The only way to describe Kodaka's attempts at being funny in Chapter 11, especially his story "I'm Scared of Manjuus".
* EroticEating: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Rika during the FestivalEpisode.
* EvolvingCredits: In Episode 12 of both seasons, sound effects are added to the opening intro.
* {{Expy}}: Much of the cast has equivalents from LadiesVsButlers, that began much earlier:
** Kodakais the [[FaceOfAThug faux delinquent]] like Akiharu Hino.
** Yozora is the scheming ManipulativeBitch ChildhoodFriend, i.e. Tomomi.
** Sena is the blonde RichBitch with GagBoobs and an ego even bigger than that, in other words Sernia.
** Stella are what happens when Sernia's headmaid and Ayse's personal maid are fused, when one was focused more on the "you should have sex already" part and the other more focused on the DeadpanSnarker jerkass part.
** Yukimura is the [[{{Bifauxnen}} cross-dressing]] girl pretending to be a boy and looks fabulous in a {{Meido}} uniform. Just like Kaoru.
** If Rika was male and a bit dumber, she would be a perfect fit for Shingo. Still brings most of the ComicRelief and pervert-comedy antics in.
** Maria and Kobato are like Mimina and Pina, unwilling, untrusting, loud and OtakuCosplayGirl respectively. The latter is the younger sister of the main character here.
** Kobato shares the same name as [[Manga/{{Kobato}} an angelic healer of hearts]], and is pretty much [[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai Kuroneko]] with the same short stature, tone of voice, and elegant high-class lady attitude but with blond hair, different colored eyes and twintails. As a bonus, all three share [[Creator/KanaHanazawa the same voice actress]].
** Maria sounds and looks like a purple-haired [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Index]] on a navy blue habit, complete with sharing [[Creator/YukaIguchi the same voice actress]].
* EyeCatch: Featuring a logo containing a version of the series title branded on the girls' bodies, in episode order (the first six has them on their uniforms, the last six in bikinis): [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Yozora]]'s right thigh, [[MsFanservice Sena]]'s right breast, [[ElegantGothicLolita Kobato]]'s back, [[HollywoodNuns Maria]]'s forehead, the underside of [[HotScientist Rika]]'s left leg, [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yukimura]]'s midriff, Kobato's right hand, the center of Maria's white one-piece swimsuit, Rika's right buttcheek, Yukimura's left palm, Sena's left sideboob, and [[spoiler:post-haircut]] Yozora's right shoulder.
* FacePalm: Kodaka does one in Episode 3 at the pool, after he defuses a confrontation between three guys and Sena. She then stops them from leaving, only to continue insulting them, and having to save her yet again.
* FaceOfAThug: Kodaka. This makes makes his classmates confuse him for a {{delinquent}}. Even, or rather, especially by his greatest fan. He's well aware of this, and when necessary, he's perfectly capable of [[ExploitedTrope exploiting]] it.
* FestivalEpisode: Episode 11.
* FirstGirlWins: That is Yozora's plan [[spoiler: or at least it was until it was revealed that Sena met Kodaka even earlier and is engaged to him]].
* FirstNameBasis: Kodaka towards Sena and Yozora. Sena and Yozora, [[SitcomArchnemesis not so much]].
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Almost certainly invoked in the first episode of the second season of the anime. It's shown that Sena takes pictures of Yozora and has them posted all over the ceiling of her room, and while going to sleep each night she smells (that is to say, deeply inhales) a wig that Yozora once wore, dreaming of her 'revenge'. Sure thing, Sena. Even Kodaka says she's become a perverted stalker. And on top of all of that, while Sena is smelling the wig [[ADateWithRosiePalms the lower part of it and Sena's other hand rest suspiciously between her legs...]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Yozora doesn't like to be lumped together with bullies and thinks nicknames are for friends. [[spoiler:As a kid, she befriended Kodaka after she saved him from, and then joined him in fighting, a bunch of bullies.]]
** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the 9th episode: Yozora's contacts list.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:Yozora is implied -- and ultimately confirmed -- to be [[OneOfTheBoys the "boy"]] who once saved Kodaka from, and ultimately joined him in fighting, a bunch of bullies when they were kids.]]
** [[spoiler: Sena also met Kodaka long ago since their fathers were friends. However, they were too young to remember it.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the first season of the anime, if you're quick about it, you might get to see [[spoiler: what name Yozora has stored Kodaka's number under in her phone. It's Taka.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Kodaka isn't good at making friends beyond shallow acquaintances (save for a certain boy [[spoiler:who turns out to be [[OneOfTheBoys Yozora herself]]]]), but the rest of the Neighbors Club are even worse.
* FriendshipMoment: Yozora wasn't there for it, but Sena admits to Kodaka she's secretly happy even to have Yozora calling her "Meat" because nobody's ever given her a nickname before. [[spoiler:Volume 8 (and the end of ''NEXT'' finally has Kodaka forging a friendship with Rika, while two volumes later Yozora and Sena finally find the courage to admit to each other that all this time they actually liked each other.]]
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: In Episode 9 of Season 2, Maria talks about Kodaka and Sena [[spoiler: getting married]], and thinks nothing of it other than its a good thing. The other girls, however, aren't too pleased about hearing that WhamLine.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: In the light novel series, Pegasus offers Kodaka wine when he visits for the night, and Kodaka [[CantHoldHisLiquor proceeds to drink him under the table]]. In the TV series, Kodaka is given non-alcoholic grape juice instead.
* FartsOnFire: Another one of Kobato's old hobbies was to lighting her farts on fire. [[AdaptationDistillation This was also not mentioned in the anime.]]
* GamerChick: Sena often stays up late playing her galges.
* GenreSavvy: Rika. Also Kodaka, although his own genre savvy is what keeps him pretending to be GenreBlind.
* GirlishPigtails: Kobato.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Kobato carries a patchwork rabbit around with her almost constantly.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Yozora's ghost story.
* {{Griefer}}: In Episode 2, while playing the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' game, Sena charges up one of her attacks, and then "accidentally" hits Yozora's character, knocking her out. Sena claims that it she pushed the wrong button, and Yozora seems to accept that. However, a few moments later Yozora "accidentally" shoots Sena in the back of the head with an arrow, and then the next few minutes shows the two girls fighting each other more than the monsters.
** Both girls do it again to each other in Episode 5's game. Yozora mentions having an ability which can nullify an attack, and tells Sena to attack the boss head on. Sena does it, but gets killed, [[spoiler: because Yozora mentions that she never intended to use it on Sena.]] Sena gets back at her [[spoiler: by tickling Yozora in real life, causing her to lose her concentration and also getting killed by the boss as well]].
* GuideDangIt: Applied in-series in Chapter 16 of the manga. Sena has been getting nothing but {{Downer Ending}}s on a galge she was playing five times straight. Rika explains that the galge suffers from a GameBreakingBug where it skips a crucial EventFlag unless the player uses the protagonist's CanonName (or at least temporarily change the name before said flag). However, Sena is a believer in "AnAdventurerIsYou" and refuses to let "some other guy" take the fruits of the intense friendship she made with a girl she was rooting for, so what does she do? ''Shatter the CD and kiss the game goodbye.'' [[WhamLine Then Rika says she could've just fixed the bug.]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Cue Sena crying on the window in regret.]]
** Also, in Episode 8, Sena falls prey to a nightmarish DownerEnding on a galge featuring a shark attack on the pool killing both the hero and his harem girls. According to Rika, said galge is notorious for such bloody bad endings which are [[UnwinnableByDesign very easy to trigger should the player mess up with even a single flag]], earning it a "so bad it's good" reputation among gamers. Sena begs to differ, and angrily breaks the disk in half.
* HairDecorations: Sena's butterfly hair piece. Yozora also has several ribbons tied to the ends of her hair. Kobato wears a barette as part of her ElegantGothicLolita clothing, and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yukimura]] wears a flower in his hair.
* HateAtFirstSight: Two examples:
** Yozora instantly hates Sena the moment she shows up in the first episode. Part of it may have to do with the fact that she could steal Kodaka away [[spoiler:which does partly come true when Sena gives him a nonchalant LoveConfession later in the series]], and a large part is due to Sena being TheAce at sports and academics. Sena, for her part, hates Yozora for constantly mocking her and her interests.
** Kobato has a very poor first impression of Maria due to the latter being overly friendly towards Kodaka, triggering an episode of ClingyJealousGirl mode in the former. Unlike Sena and Yozora however, their rivalry slowly and gradually develops into one of VitriolicBestFriends.
* HeroicBSOD: Yozora suffers from one in Episode 9 of Season 2 when she hears about [[spoiler: Kodaka and Sena being both {{Childhood Friend}}s as well as being in an ArrangedMarriage, despite both of them denying the latter]].
** Kodaka himself suffers one when [[spoiler: Rika calls him out on deliberately not noticing that all the girls are in love with him. He suffers an even bigger one when Sena openly confesses her attraction to him.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Kodaka fits this trope fairly well. He makes a very poor first impression in class due to being late and out of breath, and his FaceOfAThug only seems to reinforce the other students that he's up to no good. Even when he innocently asks for stuff, rumors spread that he forcefully took it from them. In one episode he even [[LampshadeHanging laments]] that his reputation is now even worse after joining the Neighbors Club.
** Sena arguably fits this trope to a lesser extent. She joined the club because despite being pretty, smart, and somewhat athletic, she doesn't have any female friends, and the boys who followed her around only further spread rumors amongst the girls at school to ostracize her some more. Hanging out with Kodaka only made it worse for her, as now everyone assumed they were going out due to how much time they spend together, although Sena probably wouldn't mind that rumor being true.
* HeroWorshipper: Kodaka's a stand-up guy and all, and possibly the only admirable person in the Neighbor Club, but according to Yukimura, he's also a paragon of [[RatedMForManly manliness]], a veritable "Man Among Men".
* HiddenPurposeTest: The Neighbor Club's recruitment poster has a seemingly nonsensical mission statement below [[TerribleArtist an awful artwork]] by Yozora. Turns out the statement has the words "recruiting friends" encrypted diagonally. To Kodaka's surprise, [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike there are people who are able to read that]].
* {{Homage}}: About half of Season 2, Episode 5 is used up for an homage of fujoshi culture, mainly the girl-oriented {{Visual Novel}}s.
** LetsPlay: In-universe, Yozora do a LetsPlay for ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Girls Side 1''. The gang gets to Lampshade, Discuss, Converse, and just plain ridicule the tropes appearing in it (and by extension, tropes common to otome games).
** HelloInsertNameHere: Sena does exactly what an immature player would do: name the character with something that screams 'this guy is a complete sucker'. Especially because Yozora is the one actually playing the game.
** PurpleProse: Sena loudly chews out the {{Narm}}tacular writings in such games.
--> "With the air filled with cherry blossoms, I passed through the school gates, my chest puffed with the hopes of that life. [...] I got to meet someone like that on my first day! My high school life is going to be so rose-colored!"
** BromanticFoil: Yozora completely thrashes this kind of overly-familiar character, stating that they are too creepy.
-->"She smells of bitch, just like Akari[[note]]Akari Kamigishi, from ''VisualNovel/ToHeart''[[/note]] Fujibayashi[[note]]Kyou Fujibayashi, from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''[[/note]]."\\
[[TheScrappy "So when do I get the choice to tell her to die?"]]
** FanDumb: In-universe, see what Yozora says about Akari? Sena doesn't take it very well. [[SeriousBusiness She even equates insulting a 2D character to insulting a real person!]]
** {{Munchkin}}: Yozora builds a character that maxes out all stats, in a game where you're supposed to have a player character that you're comfortable playing. It backfires because she neglects virtually all flags.
** GuideDangIt: Yozora ends up with a character whose Good Ending is difficult to get.
* HypocriticalHumor: In Episode 2, both Sena and Yozora think the first girl that shows up in the dating sim game they're playing is actually a BitchInSheepsClothing, and immediately pick the most hostile response towards her. Yet they act in the same manner towards other girls at school, and see nothing wrong with it.
** In Episode 4, Yukimura claims to be the victim of bullying. Yozora starts mentioning things bullies often do, which Kodaka immediately mentions [[LampshadeHanging "spoken like a true bully"]]. She then slams the table, and tells him not to lump her in with that group.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The premise -- but thanks to Kodaka, Yozora, Sena, Yukimura, Kobato, Maria and Rika's unusual traits, the only friends they can find are [[LonelyTogether each other]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
** Every episode uses the characters for the series' shorthand name, "Haganai" (はがない), throughout the title, followed by a popular [=ShiftJIS=] {{emoticon}} used in Japanese {{Message Board}}s, in episode order:
-->'''00:''' Black Hotpot Gives Girls a Bad Smell -- 闇鍋は美少女が残念な臭い[[note]]Yaminabe wa Bishōjo ga Zannen na Nioi[[/note]] (;´∀`)\\
'''01:''' We Can't Make Any Friends -- 僕達は友達が出来ない[[note]]Bokutachi wa Tomodachi ga Dekinai[[/note]] (´・ω・`)\\
'''02:''' There's No God in the Electric World -- 電脳世界は神様が居ない[[note]]Dennō Sekai wa Kamisama ga Inai[[/note]] ( ゚Д゚)\\
'''03:''' There Are No Flags at the Swimming Pool -- 市民プールはフラグがない[[note]]Shimin Pūru wa Furagu ga Nai[[/note]] (;´Д`)\\
'''04:''' Underclassmen Don't Hold Back -- 後輩達は遠慮がない[[note]]Kōhai-tachi wa Enryo ga Nai[[/note]] Σ(゜ロ゜;\\
'''05:''' This Time, the SAGA is in a Serious Battle -- 今度はSAGAがガチな戦い[[note]]Kondo wa SAGA ga Gachi na Tatakai[[/note]] ヽ(`Д´)ノ\\
'''06:''' There Aren't Many Customers at the Karaoke Box -- カラオケボックスは客が少ない[[note]]Karaoke Bokkusu wa Kyaku ga Sukunai[[/note]] (つд⊂)\\
'''07:''' My Cell Phone Doesn't Get Many Calls -- 携帯電話は着信が少ない[[note]]Keitai Denwa wa Chakushin ga Sukunai[[/note]] _| ̄|○\\
'''08:''' School Swimsuits Don't Appear -- スクール水着は出番がない[[note]]Sukūru Mizugi wa Deban ga Nai[[/note]] \(^o^)/\\
'''09:''' The President's Recollections are Painful -- 理事長は追想が切ない[[note]]Rijichō wa Tsuisō ga Setsunai[[/note]] (-_-)\\
'''10:''' No One Sleeps at Camp -- 合宿は皆が寝ない[[note]]Gasshuku wa Minna ga Nenai[[/note]] ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ\\
'''11:''' Girls Are Super-Cute in Yukatas -- 女子は浴衣姿がな、超かわいい[[note]]Joshi wa Yukatasugata ga na, Chō Kawaii[[/note]] (゚∀゚)\\
'''12:''' [[TitleDrop We Don't Have Many Friends]] -- 僕達は友達が少ない[[note]]Bokutachi wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai[[/note]] (`・ω・´)
** The second season instead [[ShoutOut references]] titles of other light novel series (ending with a reference to itself, like the previous season):
-->'''01:''' Yeah, My Youth Is Seriously Wrong[[note]]Yahari Ore no Seishun wa Machigatteiru[[/note]] = [[LightNovel/YahariOreNoSeishunLoveComeWaMachigatteiru My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.]][[note]]Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.[[/note]]\\
'''02:''' Homo Game Club[[note]]Homoge Bu[[/note]] = [[RanobeBu Light Novel Club]][[note]]Ranobe Bu[[/note]]\\
'''03:''' My Little Sisters Are This Cute[[note]]Ore no Imōto-tachi ga Konna ni Kawaii[[/note]] = [[{{Oreimo}} My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute]][[note]]Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai[[/note]]\\
'''04:''' A Man is Among Them![[note]]Kono Naka ni Hitori, Otoko ga Iru![[/note]] = [[{{Nakaimo}} My Little Sister is Among Them!]][[note]]Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru![[/note]]\\
'''05:''' That Kind of Play is Not Allowed! ~My Worldview is Disturbed When You Are Around~[[note]]Sonna Asobi wa Ikemasen! ~Kimi ga Iru to Sekaikan ga Midareru~[[/note]] = [[SonnaAsobiWaIkemasen You Can't Play Around Like That!]][[note]]Sonna Asobi wa Ikemasen![[/note]]\\
'''06:''' Unbreakable Strange Girl[[note]]Kikō Shōjo wa Kizutsukanai[[/note]] = UnbreakableMachineDoll[[note]]Mashindōru wa Kizutsukanai[[/note]]\\
'''07:''' He’s My Brother, But As Long As There’s Love, It Doesn’t Matter If He Gets More Sisters, Right?[[note]]Onii-chan dekedo Ai sae Areba Imouto ga Fuetemo Kankeinai yo ne[[/note]] = [[LightNovel/OniAi As Long as There's Love, It Doesn't Matter If He's My Brother, Right?]][[note]]Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne[[/note]]\\
'''08:''' My Childhood Friend is Too Much of a Battleground[[note]]Ore no Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru[[/note]] = [[{{Oreshura}} Caught in the Battlefield Between My Girlfriend and My Childhood Friend]][[note]]Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru[[/note]]\\
'''09:''' Stray Cats Overheat[[note]]Mayoi Neko Ōbāhīto[[/note]] = [[MayoiNekoOverrun Stray Cats Overrun!]][[note]]Mayoi Neko Ōbāran![[/note]]\\
'''10:''' The Sad-Case King and the Stone-Cold Story[[note]]Zannen Ō to Waraenai Hanashi[[/note]] = [[LightNovel/HentaiOujiToWarawanaiNeko The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.]][[note]]Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.[[/note]]\\
'''11:''' Dismay of I, the Chicken[[note]]Mayoeru Chikin na Ore[[/note]] = [[LightNovel/MayoChiki The Stray Butler and Myself, the Chicken]] [[note]]Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin na Ore to[[/note]]\\
'''12:''' I ________ Many Friends[[note]]Boku wa Tomodachi ga...[[/note]] = I Don't Have Many Friends[[note]]Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai[[/note]]
* ILied: In Episode 12 of Season 2, Rika attacks Kodaka while simultaneously giving him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing lecture]] on his recent actions. She tells him that the small metal balls she's hurling at him are controlled by the cat ears she's wearing, so he attempts to reach her to take it off. While he manages to do so a few moments later, the balls continue to fly around and smash into him. She then tells him the ears were just toys that react to brainwaves, and showed him a remote that allowed her to control the balls.
* ImaginaryFriend: Kodaka first meets Yozora when he comes across her talking to her "air friend" (she explains it as the friend version of an air guitar), "Tomo-chan".
* ImagineSpot: A few characters have these, usually Rika.
* [[spoiler:ImportantHaircut: After accidentally burning her hair at a festival at the end of summer break, Yozora cuts her hair short upon returning to school. At this point Kodaka finally recognizes her as "Sora", his ForgottenChildhoodFriend.]]
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Rika's UNIVERSE! and EXCALIBUR!
* ImprobableAge: Maria is a teacher ''and'' a nun at '''ten years old'''. [[spoiler:The eighth novel reveals that she's neither. Her sister brings her to school with her because there's no one at home to take care of her. Maria still qualifies for the trope though, as she is capable of doing real teacher work (like grading exams and stuff) and that's the reason why she ended up thinking that she was a teacher in the first place. The child-sized nun's habit? Kate thought it was ''cute''.]]
** Kate, Maria's older sister, who is the above at fifteen.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Sena acts this way towards Kobato. She sort of gets to do it too in Episode 9, when both Kodaka and Kobato visit her house to pay their respects to her father who, as the head of their school, helped them to transfer in quickly. Sena tries to feed Kobato during dinner, and later takes a bath with her while the girl is waking up from a short nap, which results in Kobato running around the mansion naked while fleeing from Sena (who is ''also'' naked).
* IndirectKiss: Yukimura apparently can't drink carbonated soda, and nearly passes out after trying to down a whole cup in Episode 3 of Season 2. Kodaka then grabs the glass, and drinks from it to avoid letting it go to waste, and Rika immediately mentions this trope. Kodaka later does it again with Sena's glass to fulfill an order where he had to kiss Sena in a King's game after [[ClingyJealousGirl Yozora]] [[AlmostKiss stops them]] from kissing.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Thirteen-year-old Kobato has no qualms being seen by Kodaka naked (if you consider that Fanservice).
* InsaneTrollLogic: In Episode 6, when the club is going to a KaraokeBox to sing and hang out together, Yozora is shocked to find out that each person has to pay to enter. Both she and Sena agree that the establishment must be ripping them off, since according to Yozora, 30 songs sung by one person is the same as 5 songs sung by 6 people each, so they agree to pay for separate rooms themselves. Kodaka, not understanding what they were trying to do, then pays for a single room for himself, Kobato, Yukimura, and Rika, which causes whatever plan Yozora and Sena were doing to backfire. Both girls end up sitting in a room by themselves while the others get to do what they were originally supposed to be doing.
* InSeriesNickname:
** Sena's "Meat", given by Yozora, on account of her GagBoobs. She's actually ''happy'' with the nickname, because nobody has given her one before.
** For that matter, the series itself has a canonical portmanteau name: "Haganai" (はがない), derived from "Boku '''wa''' Tomodachi '''ga''' suku'''nai'''" ("wa" is written as "ha" in Japanese). It appears on some {{Eye Catch}}es tattooed on the girls, and its characters are [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming used in episode titles for the anime]].
** [[spoiler:Kodaka and Yozora called each other Taka and Sora respectively.]]
** Kodaka was nicknamed "Yankee" due to his hair initially, but in the anime at least, its use gradually decreases over time.
* InsistentTerminology: Kobato would rather be called "[[OverlyLongName Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi]]".
* InsultBackfire: Sena tries to humiliate Yozora by having her quote lines from the Homo Game Club movie Rika brought in Episode 2 of Season 2. However, Yozora gladly quotes the random scenes Sena picks, and even the latter is disgusted by all the awesome lines in the movie. Yozora then forces Sena to quote the current scene from her game, and after much goading, Sena does it rather loud and passionately, causing all the club members to be shocked at her CovertPervert tendencies. Yozora legitimately apologizes to Sena, but the sincerity confuses the latter, and she [[RunningGag runs out of the room while insulting Yozora]] as a homo game lover.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Rika. The only reason she's even in St. Chronica is because Tenma, Sena's father and chairman of the school board, specifically drafted her to enroll in order to raise the school's prestige.
* ItAmusedMe: Yozora's real reason for having Yukimura dress up as a maid. Afterwards, [[spoiler: when it is discovered Yukimura is [[UnsettlingGenderReveal really a girl]],]] Yozora dresses Yukimura up as a butler instead. [[spoiler: Only to have it backfire on her again when some of the other club members mention that girls dressing up as butlers is becoming a new fad.]]
* ItsWhatIDo: Don't bother calling down Rika for being a pervert. She's proud of it.
* {{Jerkass}}: Yozora. Sena probably would be one as well if this was a normal series; otherwise she's just a RichBitch GamerChick.
* KickTheDog: Yozora's favorite pastime.
* LastEpisodeThemeReprise
* LighterAndSofter: The TV series, compared to the light novels or the "official" manga.
* LightningGlare: Yozora and Sena do this in the opening sequence of the anime.
* LimitedWardrobe: Rika is rarely seen without her lab coat, Kobato is almost always on her vampire cosplay and Yukimura goes everywhere on his maid outfit. And of course, Maria is a nun.
* TheLoad: Played straight with Kodaka during the gaming sessions in Episodes 2 and 5. To be fair, he's still relatively new to the game (as opposed to Sena and Yozora, who both are familiar with it), and in the case of Episode 5, he was playing a game where his character didn't even have any abilities, compared to the girls, who all had some kind of role or abilities for the group. Averted in real life situations, where he actually does do things and is essentially the linchpin to keeping the group together during said sessions.
* LonelyRichKid: Sena. Whether her horrible attitude is caused by this or the cause of this has yet to be shown.
* LonelyTogether: The Neighbor's Club's raison d'etre.
* LonersAreFreaks: Heavily implied with several of the Neighbor's Club members, if not all of them.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Kobato insists on joining the club, Kodaka says she's still in middle school. Sena immediately points out that there's nothing saying a middle school person couldn't join the club. This comes up again in Episode 11 of Season 2 when Aoi Yusa attempts to use Kobato as a reason the Neighbor's Club isn't a legitimate club.
** Later in Episode 7, Kodaka asks Yukimura if its okay to give the lunch he prepared to Maria instead. Yukimura says that he can't serve two masters. So Kodaka says that Maria is like a little sister to him, and technically he wouldn't be serving a different master, to which Yukimura agrees.
* LoveableSexManiac: Rika.
-->'''Rika:''' Yes, [[ThirdPersonPerson Rika]] is a pervert. Rika thinks about naughty things day and night. So what about it?
* LoveConfession: One is finally delivered in Episode 11 of Season 2 to Kodaka [[spoiler: by Sena]]. All of the other girls are completely caught off guard by it, along with Kodaka, who "answers" by running out of the room.
* LoveEpiphany: Several of the girls seem to fall in love with Kodaka in their introduction episodes. Sena seems to develop this in Episode 3 when Kodaka is the first guy to talk back to her, but he also seems to care about her in a non-superficial way like the men who normally follow her around do. For Yozora its hinted that she's liked him ever since they were kids, but puts up a {{Tsundere}} front towards him [[spoiler: because he forgot who she was until Episode 11]].
** Kate has one in Episode 7 of Season 2. After Kodaka catches her spying at his house, he invites her and Maria inside for dinner, and allows them to take a bath and spend the night there. As they're leaving, Kate wishes he really was their brother, then mentions she'd be happy if he was "something else", but then says he already has Sena, before getting into the car.
* MaleGaze: The anime has one too many, including the opening.
* ManipulativeBitch: Yozora slapped Maria twice, then gave her passages from Literature/TheBible that doesn't even exist to coerce her into lending her sleeping room to the Neighbors Club.
** As revealed in Episode 12, however, Maria thrice turned down her polite offers to lend the room for the Club's use, calling her a "poop" in the process, prompting her to [[ArmorPiercingSlap take matters to her own hands]]. This scene isn't present in the light novel, and Yozora's takeover of the club room is implied to be just as advertised.
* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Kobato... er, [[InsistentTerminology Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi]], has a red eye and a blue eye. Though it is just her using contacts as part of [[ElegantGothicLolita the costume she wears]] due to her persistent delusion that she's a vampire.
* MarshmallowHell: Poor Kobato, having her face smushed in Sena's ample assets inside a crowded bus. She doesn't enjoy it in the least bit, but many others out there would have loved to be in her position.
* MeaningfulName: Yozora means night sky, Sena means starlet. Coincidence?
* MomentKiller: Near the end of Episode 2 of Season 2, Yozora attempts to get closer to Kodaka by initiating some small talk with him by talking about their test scores. It seems to be going well for her until Sena shows up and starts answering everything, causing Yozora to walk away and start talking to [[ImaginaryFriend Tomo-chan]] instead.
* MoodWhiplash: Volume 7 on. While the humor is still there, the romantic scenes with Yozora and Sena are more and sooner, the insults between the two are more pathological than humorous, outside characters start appearing, providing a warped reflection of the club members, and "comic relief" characters Rika and Yukimura become "get pissed because Kodaka isn't getting it" characters instead.
** The show in general can be a somewhat difficult watch simply because its depiction of people who utterly lack social skills or the means to gain them can be surprisingly realistic in between the comedy.
* MookHorrorShow: During the RPGEpisode.
* MsFanservice: Sena -- cranked UpToEleven in the anime.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** Transferring cell phone addresses. Kodaka and Yozora were so thrilled at having their first contacts outside home (though the manual way, both being not so tech-savvy) Rika, who easily shared hers with Yukimura through infrared, admits she feels as though she's "behind the times". This [[GreenEyedMonster does not sit well with Sena]] who, for such a rich kid, does ''not'' have a cell phone. Especially when Yozora promptly calls Kodaka (while both are in the same room) and has a conversation with "meat" as the only non-mumbled term.
** Pegasus does a rather dramatic run away from Kodaka after the latter clears [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend a misunderstanding with Sena]] for him in Episode 9 of Season 2.
** [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Index]] vs [[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai Kuroneko]] aka Maria vs Kobato.
** In the first episode, when Kodaka first meets Yozora, she points and introduces him to her air friend, Tomo-chan. Cue a waft of air blowing on the curtains in a dramatic fashion. Cue Kodaka continuing to look confused at Yozora.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: In Episode 12, after Kodaka finds out Yozora was Sora, his childhood friend, Yozora blames him for not recognizing her right away. He blames her hair, which is justified since he always saw Sora with short hair and honestly thought Sora was a guy. She then says she was going to show up in a dress for the first time, but didn't have the courage to go to him wearing it (hence why Kodaka ended up waiting all day and never seeing his friend before he moved away). But somehow its still Kodaka's fault for not recognizing Yozora, at least according to her.]]
** A more comedic example in Episode 2, when playing the gal game, and getting the DownerEnding. Kodaka even tries to warn them early on that constantly being mean to Akari in the game would result in bad rumors going around, but both Yozora and Sena brush the warning off, figuring Akari is at fault for simply being outgoing during their first meeting in the game.
* NewTransferStudent: Kodaka is a second-year high school transferee. So does Kobato, who's in second-year junior high.
* NiceHat: Yozora can sometimes be seen wearing one outside of school.
* NoRomanticResolution: In the anime at least. Season 2 doesn't resolve which girl Kodaka ends up with, although [[spoiler: it subtly hints at Sena at the end]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Sena sometimes does this to Kodaka when talking about games. When done in Yozora's presence, she tends to get [[ClingyJealousGirl a bit jealous]] and smacks Sena with a fly swatter if Kodaka doesn't make her back up first.
* NoSocialSkills: Many chapters revolve around the members of the Neighbors Club consciously attempting to learn some social skills, usually at Yozora's suggestion.
* NotADate: Yozora does one with Kodaka in Episode 8 of Season 2. She does it under the guise of "researching", but only invites Kodaka, and afterward they go to a cafe with cats.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In Episode 6 of Season 2, Rika and Sena take turns wearing Yukimura's maid outfit to test out being maids for a possible maid cafe at the school festival. Afterwards, Yozora is all alone in the room with the maid outfit, and Kodaka seems to have forgotten something in the room. He heads back there, only to find Yozora also trying on the maid outfit, then steps back out while she attempts to explain herself.
* NunsAreMikos:
** As a rule, the Catholic church does not make nuns out of 10- and 15-year old girls. This is a much more common age for Mikos.
** And Catholic nuns usually don't [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Boku_Ha_Tomodachi_Ga_Sukunai_NEXT_02_13.31.jpg wear]] a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt dangerously short dress]].
** In fact, the author doesn't even pretend they're catholic: the symbol they wear is a key, not a cross. It's very CrystalDragonJesus.
* ObviousBeta: The game the characters play in Episode 5. The initial enemies they encounter don't have any attacks programmed in yet, and Kodaka's class "wizard" doesn't even have any abilities. To be fair, Rika does tell them the game is still unfinished, but does comment that there are a lot of balancing issues to work out later in the episode.
* OhCrap: Maria has this look on her face when she sees her older sister Kate talking to Kodaka in Episode 2 of Season 2.
** "If you were dreaming of something ten years ago, why was [[spoiler: Yozora]] in it?"
* TheOjou: Sena, of the arrogant kind. And a FallenPrincess of sorts because of overdoing it.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Kobato looks like a ten-year-old; she's actually thirteen.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: In Episode 2, when playing the ''Videogame/MonsterHunter'' game, Kodaka tells Sena and Yozora that since its a co-op game, they should try playing more cooperatively. Both girls immediately "agree" they should "play more cooperatively" from that point on, and in the next scene they're just [[PlayerVersusPlayer fighting each other]] more than the monsters.
** In season 2, Sena is given tickets to an amusement park by her father so she could go on a date with Kodaka and move their relationship along. Sena mentions something about making Kobato her younger sister, which to Pegasus meant things were going along fine with Kodaka. However, Sena meant another thing regarding that, having more {{lolicon}} tendencies...
* OneOfTheBoys: [[spoiler:Yozora was one as a kid.]]
* OnlySixFaces: Quite apparent in the anime - the difference between the girls mostly consists of the variety of their expressions. Yozora and Sena, for example, have practically the same face, but Sena pouts much more, and Yozora sneers a lot. Quite apparent in the first episode of the second season, where Yozora wears a wig that looks like Sena's hair.
** In Episode 8 of Season 2, Kobato is in the room with them while they're discussing the movie they plan to shoot. However, Sena immediately discovers something wrong, and it turns out Kobato is actually Rika dressed up as Kodaka's sister. Other than the voice and a few flaws in the outfit, she looks almost exactly like Kobato.
* OnlySaneMan: Kodaka stands as the Neighbor Club's sole voice of reason. All his clubmates don't have friends due to their unusual and/or unpleasant personalities -- he just has his [[DelinquentHair appearance]] [[FaceOfAThug to]] [[ShroudedInMyth blame]].
** [[spoiler: After a while, it turns out that this is not quite true. He actually has a problem with getting close to people, and tends to push them away or act oblivious when they get too close to him.]]
* OrSoIHeard: Sena about doujinshi.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Reisys V. Felicity Sumeragi ([[BlatantLies mistakenly known to some]] as [[DoNotCallMePaul Kobato Hasegawa]], Kodaka's younger sister of three years) drinks tomato juice (and resorts only to Pepsi whenever it's unavailable), claims to be [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld thousands of years old]] (though that doesn't stop her from carrying around a patchwork stuffed rabbit), and believes vampires already had an advanced magical culture while humans were still cavemen. She also claims to have a weakness to [[WeaksauceWeakness cold water]] -- not that it stops her from doing well in swimming class (which presumably involves a lot of cold water), though, claiming she "uses a lot of magic" to adapt. And then there's those moments where her facade completely breaks and she devolves into cute little Kobato, speaking in Kyuushuu dialect and calling Kodaka "An-chan" instead of her usual "my kindred".
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Kobato tries to stay in-character most of the time pretending to be a vampire, but she sometimes breaks out of it, such as when being chased by Sena or the latter asking Kobato to do stuff with her, when Kodaka makes, or promises to make, her favorite foods, and especially when she goes into ClingyJealousGirl mode after Maria gives him TheGlomp or calls him "Onii-chan" (big brother).
* PaperFanOfDoom: Well, Yozora uses a fly swatter instead, but otherwise utilizes it for this trope, usually to smack Sena either for saying or doing something stupid.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kodaka and Kobato's English mother Airi is dead, and their father Hayato works in America, leaving Kodaka to [[PromotionToParent take care of Kobato all by himself]].
** Sena's father Tenma gives a TakeThat to this trope in the anime, calling Hayato trash for doing it. [[BerserkButton Kodaka is none too pleased.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Yozora. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Kodaka.
* PerspectiveFlip: [[spoiler:The first half of Episode 12 shows the events from Kodaka's transfer until the formation of the Neighbors Club from Yozora's perspective, where it is revealed that she instantly recognized him as "Taka", but she CanNotSpitItOut because Kodaka can't recognize her in return as "Sora".]]
* PlagiarismInFiction: Yozora does this in a rewrite of her screenplay for the club's movie in Episode 9 of Season 2. While Maria mentions at the end of Episode 8 that the story seems familiar, it's not until Episode 9 and after they've already shot some scenes that Kate points out to Kodaka the similarities with an obscure movie. He then checks the movie and finds out their film was a shot-for-shot remake of that obscure film. Yozora is forced to kneel while wearing a sign saying she plagiarized, and the club goes with Sena's script which she wrote as a backup just in case Yozora's script didn't work out.
* PlayerKilling: Sena and Yozora can't really play nice.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: For much of the series, Kodaka has trouble remembering his childhood friend's name. A dream sequence has his friend mention his name, but it's inaudible.
* PottyEmergency: The end of Episode 10 has Sena coming to Kodaka and Yukimura's room and asking the former to escort her to the bathroom. He'd eventually do the same for Kobato and Maria, then kicks Rika out when it turns out she just wants to sleep with him. And when he goes out for the bathroom himself, he encounters Yozora at the doorstep.
* PowerOfTrust: Yozora has a hard time with this trope, because her best friend left her suddenly when they were kids after promising they'd be best friends. [[spoiler: Though to be fair, Kodaka did want to tell her, but she never showed up on the last day he was in town.]] Even when playing a DatingSim game in Episode 5 of Season 2, when she runs across an overly friendly NPC, she mutters to herself that the NPC is going to betray her. She does seem to slowly warm up to the other characters over time however.
* PrecisionFStrike: A couple of examples:
** Rika says the F word right before the roller coaster ride goes down for the first time after climbing a long way. She then releases a rather humorous ClusterFBomb during the ride, while the other girls are screaming.
** Yukimura says the F word as well in Episode 6 of Season 2 after seeing Sena in a maid outfit, and having her complain about it being too tight in the chest area. As she does so in the exact same exceedingly polite monotone she always uses, with the exact same intonation, the result is both surreal and side-burstingly hilarious.
-->"Fuck. Western porn."
** In the last episode of NEXT, in the English dub, Kodaka yells 'Fuck you' to Rika after her speech and then proceeds to break her down in less than a minute. It's a very dark scene for such a light-hearted anime.
* ProductPlacement: Whenever they don't use a BlandNameProduct it's fairly obvious as this (or maybe the author just hoping to be sent one for free for his service). While many of the games like "[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeite Memorial Days]]" and so on are blanded, they explicitly play ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' and use [=PSPs=], and one game they're talking about even gets a little out-of-panel "Out now!" ShoutOut.
* RapunzelHair: Yozora [[spoiler:until she cut it]].
* RealMenWearPink: The reason Yozora used to convince Yukimura to dress like a maid.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Kodaka gives Sena a somewhat nasty one after he's forced to save Sena twice from some guys hitting on her. At first she's confused as to why he's upset at her, but then gets hit by a LoveEpiphany when she realizes this is the first time a boy her age ever talked back to her and showed they were concerned for her well-being, compared to other guys at school who followed her around like a bunch of YesMan.
** Rika gives several of these to Kodaka when the harem story starts to kick into high gear. In Episode 10 of Season 2, she flat out states all the things that she's finding with him frustrating, such as acting like he doesn't want to be alone, yet at the same time rebuffing or ignoring all of their obvious affections towards him. Kodaka, in attemping to maintain StatusQuoIsGod, wonders if she was talking about Kobato.
** Rika does it again in Episode 12 of Season 2. She's finally had enough of Kodaka's antics and attacks him with some steel metal ball bearings she controls remotely. She admitted that [[spoiler: Sena's LoveConfession from Episode 11]] understandably caught him off guard, but was angry at what he did next; hanging out with the student council and helping out Aoi Yusa, the girl who tried to take down the Neighbor's Club, as well as hanging out with the student council president and having a naughty misunderstanding or two with her. When he accidentally verifies the last thing, it causes Rika to toss even more ball bearings at him.
** Yozora tells Sena "If only you didn't exist", in Episode 8 of Season 2. While it has some {{Yandere}} tendencies, she really meant that if Sena wasn't in her and Kodaka's life, they'd probably be dating already by that point. After saying it, she runs out of the room crying, and afterward Sena comments that while she may hate Yozora, its not to the extent that she wished for the latter to have never existed.
* RedOniBlueOni: Sena is the red, Yozora is the blue. In between is Kodaka, who stands as the blue to their red.
* RedStringOfFate: Invoked during the opening for the first season, and played with during the ending for the second season's ending, utilizing a TinCanTelephone.
* RescueRomance: Sena's LoveEpiphany towards Kodaka happens right after he saves her in Episode 3. See TheReasonYouSuckSpeech above for further details.
* TheReveal: Several examples:
** Kodaka finding out Yozora [[spoiler:was his ChildhoodFriend Sora at the end of Episode 11 in Season 1]].
** The club members finding out [[spoiler:Yukimura was [[UnsettlingGenderReveal really a girl]] at the end of Episode 4 in Season 2]].
** After Kodaka yells out her name in Episode 5 while using Rika's invention, the club members were curious about any previous relations with Yozora. In the beginning of Episode 6, Yozora doesn't deny it, and states that they did indeed play and hang out with each other when they were kids.
* "Music/RideOfTheValkyries": Yozora hums this to herself shortly before blowing Sena up in a game.
* RoundRobin: The club members try their hands at a "relay novel". It's a train wreck.
* RPGEpisode: Episodes 2 and 5 and Chapter 17 of the manga, as well as a volume in the light novel.
* TheRunaway: Maria does this in Episode 3 of Season 2. Kodaka is understandably confused at first when she shows up, but when he asks her how she knew where he lived, Maria says the "old hag" (her sister, Kate) showed her where she lived. Kate constantly calls to check up on her, and after spending the night Maria goes back, largely because Kobato telling her running away the night before was childish.
* RunningGag:
** [[JerkAss Yozora]] says or does something cruel to [[SitcomArchnemesis Sena]]. Sena yells childish insults back at her and runs away crying. Usually happens [[OncePerEpisode once an episode]].
* SecretKeeper:
** In Episode 6 Sena tells Kodaka that her father is looking forward to meeting him. However, she tells him to keep his reason to see him a secret. [[spoiler: Kodaka assumes it's because her father, who's in charge of their school, knew his father, and pulled some strings to get him into the school quickly]]. Yozora, on the other hand, [[spoiler: assumes they're secretly dating and that meeting her father is taking it to the next step in furthering their relationship.]] Sena seems to enjoy letting her imagine the worst.
** Kodaka and Sena talk about her father's misconception in Episode 9 of Season 2 [[spoiler:that they were getting married]]. They agree not to tell the other girls about it since it didn't concern them. At least until Maria blurts it out, forcing both of them to come clean.
* SecondYearProtagonist: The main trio -- Kodaka, Yozora and Sena -- complete with two underclassmen (Yukimura and Rika), a junior-high kid (Kobato), a ten-year-old advisor (Maria), and no need to worry about graduation, though no third-years of note.
* SchmuckBait: A couple of examples:
** After getting bitten by Kobato, Maria fears she'll turn into a vampire. Yozora tells her if she bathes in the sun naked, she won't turn, which the girl happily does. Then one of the other nuns catches her in the act, and a few scenes later she's being punished by wearing a sign saying she did something indecent, and kneeling in front of the church hall.
** In Episode 1 of Season 2, Yozora casually mentions having read in a magazine that "heaping" was all the rage with women's hairstyles. Rika then comments on it as well, and they both start talking about how [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouf only noble people's hair would suffice]]. Kodaka instantly imagines this trope, and Sena ends up believing them. They put all sorts of crazy things in her hair and raise it up and decorate it with summer-themed implements [[note]]think [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] meets [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Miranda Carmen Miranda]], by Trolls Я Us[[/note]], then tell her with a straight face how awesome she looks. While Sena has some trouble balancing her new hairstyle, she manages to get home with it, only to get disciplined by her father. Although Rika and Yozora apologize the next day, Sena gets upset at them.
** Sena again falls for one of Yozora's tricks in Episode 6 of Season 2. While pretending to be a fortune teller, Yozora gives off some things that seem to connect with Sena, and she wholeheartedly agrees. She then tells the latter to do something incredibly embarrassing [[note]]To go on the top of the roof of her house, spin around three times then scream "Sexy Beam" loud enough for others to hear.[[/note]]. Afterwards Sena texts Kodaka about doing it and getting punished for it, and Kodaka tells her to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect ''google the barnum effect.'']] Sena comes back the next day incredibly upset at Yozora, but snaps out of it due to Kobato's presence in the club room.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: In Episode 11 of Season 2, when Aoi Yusa attempts to disband the Neighbor's Club, mostly because her [[UnknownRival rival]] Sena is in it, she attempts to use a technicality as a rule, by stating that Maria isn't actually a teacher, which Kate nonchalantly confirms. Sena then makes a phone call to her father, the Chairman of their school, and gets approval for Maria to be a part time teacher. When Aoi attempts to call Sena out on this trope, the latter simply threatens to ruin the former's reputation along with getting her expelled if she attempts to pursue the matter any further.
* ScoobyStack: One is done at the preview for episode 2 of season 2. As Yozora talks about stuff, the other members gradually peek inside the club room in this fashion.
* SeriousBusiness: Sena and her games.
** Exchanging cell phone numbers for Kodaka and Yozora.
* ShaggyDogStory: Kodaka's "I'm Scared of Manjuus".
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Kodaka tries to explain to Sena's father about this. Prior to the explantion, Pegasus had been telling a lot of other people that they were engaged.
* ShipperOnDeck: Sena's father seems okay with Kodaka being with Sena. Of course, having Sena mention his name to her father constantly, Tenma seeing how happy Sena looks when he visits their house in Episode 9, Kodaka being the son of one of his friends, and being a genuinely NiceGuy helps.
** Stella, Sena's maid, does this to him as well. In Episode 1 of Season 2, she hands him something[[note]]a condom[[/note]], and Sena seems a bit too eager to find out what she gave him, going so far as to attempt prying it out of his hand.
* ShoutOut: The members of the Neighbors Club may not have many friends, but the show [[ShoutOut/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai does have many Shout-Outs]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Two examples:
** Iron Necromancer, the show that Kobato watches a lot, and bases much of her outfit/lifestyle on one of the characters of the show.
** Rika in Episode 2 of Season 2 shows the Homo Game Club movie in the club room.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Yozora and Sena all the way.
** To a lesser extent, Kobato and Maria, playing on their Dark vs. Light (i.e., vampire vs. nun) dichotomy.
* SlasherSmile: Kodaka's smile appears to be this to other people.
* SoBadItsGood: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse in the third LightNovel with Rika describing "St. Joe's Academy Tale" as this word for word, being a lighthearted galge notorious for plunging straight into outright nightmarish {{Downer Ending}}s where [[KillEmAll both the hero and ALL his potential love interests die in the most horrifying ways]] should the player [[UnwinnableByDesign mess up with even a single flag]].
* SophisticatedAsHell: Rika in the fourth novel.
-->'''Rika:''' Oh, yeah, now [[ThirdPersonPerson Rika]] is supposed to behave in a more refined way. Would you care for a fuck, sempai?
* SpitTake: Rika does one in Episode 11 after Sena's WhamLine to Kodaka [[spoiler: that they should get married anyway even disregarding the ArrangedMarriage their fathers set up]].
* SplitScreenReaction
* SpringtimeForHitler: Yozora's recruitment poster was meant to be unreadable, but it ended up attracting about half a dozen weirdos in no time at all. What's worse, they all seem to develop a crush on Kodaka in pretty short order, making them even stronger competition for her.
* StartMyOwn: Yozora forms the Neighbors club so that people without friends could learn what friends do together. Unfortunately, since LonersAreFreaks, they only get weirdos like themselves to join.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Kodaka in season 2 seems to want this trope enforced regarding the Neighbor's Club. More specifically, [[spoiler: he's starting to realize that several of the girls, if not all of them like him, and want a RelationshipUpgrade with him. He acts ObliviousToLove largely because he suspects if he starts to date one of them, it would change the dynamics of how everyone acts in the club with each other, namely that whichever girl he picks would likely get ostracized by the other girls, and they probably wouldn't want to spend time with him or each other the way they do now. However, Rika gets increasingly flustered by his attitude towards them, and even attempts to point it out to him several times.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit Kobato is forced to wear in the King's game during Episode 3 of Season 2 after it turns out no one has a swimsuit she has to wear.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Yukimura gets this reaction from every other male.
* SuicideAsComedy: In Episode 7, after Yukimura lays out the food he prepared, Kodaka mentions that he already had lunch. Yukimura immediately suspects that he's being relieved of duty, and immediately contemplates {{seppuku}}, forcing Kodaka to tell him he still needs him for other things.
* SuperDeformed: The characters at the end of the episode when they're discussing the next episode.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Sena claims she cannot swim, blaming her primary school's lack of swimming lessons for it. This factors into her plea to Kodaka, who, for a harem protagonist, ''averts'' this trope by being a decent swimmer, to teach her how to swim.
* SustainedMisunderstanding: Sena's father has one when he assumes that Sena and Kodaka are dating. When he finally asks Kodaka about it upfront in Episode 9 of Season 2, the latter [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend clears it up for him]].
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
** After Maria runs away to Kodaka's house in Episode 3 of Season 2, her older sister Kate calls his house almost every hour. At one point Kodaka asks if she's worried about Maria, and Kate angrily denies it while hanging up. Then she calls him a few more times to check up on Maria.
** In Episode 6 of Season 2, Sena serves Kodaka some coffee as they try out being maids for a possible maid cafe at the school festival. She seems too good at it however, and when asked about it, she claims that she learned it from Stella. Yozora gives her a DeathGlare and wonders how she learned to be a maid from watching a butler. Sena then claims she doesn't go to maid cafes during the weekends before falling down, then running out of the room.
* TakeThat: There are many. One, continuing from the AscendedMeme above, has Kodaka wearing a stereotypical otaku virgin outfit, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/boku_wa_tomodachi_ga_sukunai/v01/c017/18.html with a shirt that has a]] BlandNameProduct version of the ''LightNovel/MayoChiki'' logo on it.
** During Kobato's turn at writing the relay novel, she turns Kodaka into a vampire. In the dub, he sarcastically tells her, "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Ok, please don't tell me I also sparkle in the sunlight]]."
* TheTease: Rika can't talk without slipping a DoubleEntendre or saying something outright naughty.
* TemptingFate:
** In Episode 8, while playing one of her gal games, the scene is at the pool. Yozora mentions hating such a place, and that had she of developed the game, she would put a shark in that scene. Sena brushes her comment off, and in the very next scene after she makes a selection, a shark shows up at the pool. Sena then feels its there for the hero to take down, [[spoiler: only to have her get eaten by the shark, and a bad end in the game.]] Rika mentions that this is the game she heard where you can get a bad end if you don't get the right event flags triggered. Meanwhile an angry Sena snaps the disc in half.
** In Episode 11 of season 2, after watching Sena and Yozora both team up against Aoi's attempts to disband the Neighbor's Club, he thinks to himself that those two working together is a force to be reckoned with. Shortly afterwards however, [[spoiler:Sena then gives him a nonchalant LoveConfession, which causes him to run away from the clubroom and subsequently avoid it for the next week, which causes Yozora to leave a text saying she was going to travel around for a while.]]
* ThatCameOutWrong: In Episode 3 of Season 2, Maria shows up at Kodaka's house. She at first tells him she's "Running a gay home", but after his understandably confused reaction, she says she's "running away from home". He too acts shocked at that.
* ThemeSongReveal: Season 2's opening credits. [[spoiler: It lampshades the Elephant In The Room listed above.]]
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: Sena in Chapter 16.
-->'''Sena:''' ...There are two types of women. Ones that I can get along with, and all the other bitches.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Throughout the novels Yozora and Sena are implied to be the two strongest contenders for Kodaka's heart, so who does the guy choose in the end? '''Yukimura''', the reverse-trap.]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: Rika.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Maria finds Kodaka's jokes hilarious.
* {{Troll}}: Yozora likes to do this to Sena, usually causing the latter to run out of the room crying. But it backfires on her in Episode 7, after Sena runs back crying to Kodaka about her phone getting text-bombed (getting a ton of texts at once) by Yozora, and Kodaka seemingly getting closer to Sena when their hands seem to touch as he tries to help her with the phone.
* TinCanTelephone: A string-and-paper-cup version is featured prominently in the second season's ending. The string connecting the phone is red, which may symbolize the RedStringOfFate.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Yozora and Sena display traits of this in varying degrees. Sometimes the cast will also discuss this trope or accuse a person of being one. At one point they ponder about having a "tsundere omniscient narrator". It didn't make much sense.
** Pegasus acts tsundere-like towards Kodaka as well.
** Rika puts this trope into use in Episode 6 of Season 2, combined with [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale kicking him]]. However, she seems a bit too into it, and may also be venting frustration at Kodaka's ObliviousToLove attitude, which she's commented on in prior episodes.
* TsurimeEyes: Sena and Yozora accuse each other of having them.
* UnreliableNarrator: Kodaka in the books, in light of something we eventually find out (see StatusQuoIsGod). [[spoiler:He's not REALLY ObliviousToLove, but he narrates for us as if he were: a girl will "seem upset for some reason" instead of being jealous, for instance. It's rather unsettling to realize we weren't privy to his real thoughts at all.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Yozora does this to Rika by revealing Yukimura's gender.
* UnusualEuphemism: "'''Universe!!!'''" (uttered twice, once by Rika while [[TheImmodestOrgasm climaxing]] while reading aloud her EVA x Gundam ero-doujin, and then by Sena running out of her house crying after being seen naked by Kodaka). Probably doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Anime/TurnAGundam''.
* UnwantedHarem: Every single main girl in the show is interested in Kodaka, although some are more explicit about it than others. This even starts to include "normal" characters as of Volumes 7 and 8.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: Sena becomes addicted to [[DatingSim dating sims]] because of this, to the point of referring to the characters in them casually as if they were her actual friends.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: PlayedForLaughs in Chapter 4/Episode 2. While playing "Tokimeite Memorial Days", Yozora and Sena agreed -- [[SitcomArchnemesis for once]] -- to court shy Yukiko Nagata, while they keep shooting down overtures by Akari Fujibayashi, whom they deem a BitchInSheepsClothing just because she's proactive, with the most cruel options. [[GenreSavvy Kodaka]] is none too amused. Their choices come back to [[LaserGuidedKarma bite them in the ass]] when VideoGameCrueltyPunishment kicks in and rumors that their protagonist, "Semoponume Kashiwazaki", was a HeManWomanHater became so widespread -- whose spread [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yozora and Sena directly attribute to Akari]] -- Yukiko eventually shot him down. They ultimately got a DownerEnding so depressing [[SeriousBusiness Sena breaks down crying, while Yozora storms out of the clubroom threatening to kill Akari]].
** Also, while playing ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' Sena and Yozora spend most of their time griefing each other and ignoring everything else, including their mission and Kodaka.
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** Yozora and Sena are implied to be an extreme type, sprinkled with a little bit of "WithFriendsLikeThese". Yozora says that nicknames are only reserved for friends, even if it's an EmbarrassingNickname such as Sena's "[[GagBoobs Meat]]". On Sena's side, she confides to Kodaka that she is secretly happy with that nickname, because that was the first one she received. [[spoiler:Volume 4 of the light novel makes the subtext all the more obvious when Sena reveals that she has ''five'' pictures of Yozora, and comments that the latter, post-haircut, [[StupidSexyFlanders looks stupidly handsome]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} on a male school uniform]]. And come Volume 10 they finally come out into the open and accepted each other as best friends.]]
** Kobato and Maria gradually develop into this. Despite the bickering they do, they do seem to enjoy each other's company. In ''NEXT'' Episode 10, Maria seemed quite upset when one of Kobato's classmates mentioned how, despite her seemingly cold attitude towards them, Kobato is actually pretty popular. However, in the next scene, when Kobato arrives in the club room, Maria is quite happy to see her, and both of them seem to enjoy playfully mocking each other.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Poor Kodaka is on the receiving end of a double helping of regurgitated yaminabe ("black hot pot," where the participants each add ingredients to the pot and eat in the dark) from Yozora and Sena in Episode 0.
** Averted in NEXT: Yozora and Sena ride the Black Dragon eight times in Episode 4, and end up splattering themselves (and Kodaka) with sick; bonus points for the camera cutting to a Nice Boat! parody right after their regurgitated lunches splatter it.
* WalkingTheEarth: [[spoiler: At the end of the anime Yozora tells the entire group that "I'm going on a journey. Please don't look for me." And the last real scenes are her walking with a bag and looking at a picture of the Neighbor's Club. Although the blink-and-you'll-miss-it expression on her face and she looks back at the very end may imply she isn't going after all. The novels then subvert it -- she gets Kobato (who apparently looks up to Yozora) to help her hide out at the Hasegawa residence, where Kodaka finds her a day or so later.]]
* WhamEpisode: A few examples:
** Episode 3 in the first season, [[spoiler:when Sena first learns that she can't always talk her way out of every situation, and Kodaka is forced to rescue her twice. Its also the moment where Sena has a LoveEpiphany towards him, and where she becomes a rival to Yozora for Kodaka.]]
** Episode 11 of Season 1 [[spoiler:has Kodaka finally realize that Yozora was his ChildhoodFriend after she cut her hair short due to the incident at the festival]].
** Episode 4 of Season 2. [[spoiler:The club learns that Yukimura really is [[UnsettlingGenderReveal a girl]].]]
** Episode 5 of Season 2. [[spoiler:The club learns about Kodaka and Yozora being ChildhoodFriends when he subconsciously calls out her name while using one of Rika's inventions.]]
** Episode 9 of Season 2 has two major reveals. [[spoiler:First, Sena's dad finds out that Kodaka and Sena [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend aren't actually dating]], and Sena and Kodaka finding out that they also were ChildhoodFriends, and that it predates Kodaka's friendship with Yozora. And to quell any doubts, there was also a picture of the two playing together as youngsters. They try to keep it secret, but Maria accidentally blabs about it.]]
** Episode 11 of Season 2 [[spoiler:has Sena give Kodaka a LoveConfession, and says they should still get married anyway, creating a huge rift in the status quo for the club. So much so that in the next episode, he ends up not going to the clubroom the following week, causing the other members to gradually to go off in various directions.]]
* WhamLine: A few examples from Season 2:
** Kodaka's father says one to Kodaka over the phone at the end of Episode 3 in Season 2. [[spoiler: He asks Kodaka if he's going to marry Sena, his best friend's daughter.]]
** At the end of Episode 5, Sena asks him [[spoiler:about going back ten years, and why Yozora was in it. She asked this because of Rika's time machine which turned out to be a dream machine that lets the user dream about any scenario they wish, and he imagined going back to the last time he met Sora. Kodaka probably blurted her name out while he was using the machine.]]
** Sena telling Yozora that her ChildhoodFriend past with Kodaka doesn't matter anymore in Episode 8 of Season 2. She hits Yozora's BerserkButton pretty hard with that line.
** Maria says one in Episode 9 of Season 2 when she innocently talks about Kodaka and Sena [[spoiler: getting married]].
** Sena delivers a whopper in Episode 11 of season 2 when she nonchalantly tells Kodaka [[spoiler: that they should get married anyway, because even disregarding their father's ArrangedMarriage they set up, she [[LoveConfession loves him]].]] It shocks everyone in the room, Kodaka most of all.
** A lighter one compared to the others, [[spoiler: but Maria gets one when, while taking a bath with Yukimura and Kodaka, asks Kodaka why he has a penis and [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Yukimura doesn't.]] ]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Kodaka's "ability/spell" in Episode 5, which doesn't do anything even when he uses it.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The basic enemies the club encounters in Episode 5's MMORPG are derived from a fish species that Kodaka mentions is quite tasty. He wonders if they truly have to kill these things, and that its not like they asked to be born/created this way. The girls hesitate momentarily, then they go all out and attack the creatures. Yozora says that she understands what he was trying to say, and that they'll live on in them, in the form of experience points. Made more hilarious by the fact that the creatures haven't been programmed with attacks yet, so they all get mercilessly slaughtered by the party, much to Kodaka's lament.
* WhatTheHellHero: Rika attacks Kodaka in Episode 12, Season 2 using steel ball bearings partly due to frustration at his ObliviousToLove attutide he's been showing the girls, and partly because of what he did in the club room and was doing in the first half of Episode 12[[note]]He ran away when Sena gave a LoveConfession to him, then spent the following week helping out the girls of the student council[[/note]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Yukimura. [[spoiler:Subverted; "he" is somehow convinced that she's a boy and doesn't actually realize that she's female.]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Sena's father has a seemingly normal name (天馬, usually read as ''Tenma'', "ten" as in ''sky'' and "ma" as in ''horse'') except that the correct reading in his case is "{{Pegasus}}", and [[DoNotCallMePaul he does not like being called like that]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by Maria, who's only ''educated'' beyond her years. She knows the contents of a high school textbook and is a teacher, but in every other respect she looks, acts, and is as intelligent as the 10-year-old child she is.
** Turns out her education completely and totally [[ChildrenAreInnocent skipped sex-ed]], as she apparently doesn't even know what a penis is until Rika [[note]] who apparently [[YaoiFangirl got her own sex education from yaoi doujinshis]] and actually believes that men have something called a "yaoi hole"[[/note]] explains how sex works to her. Plausible, given her education by what's apparently a fairly strict and uptight sect of Christianity/Catholicism (or the [[NunsAreMikos Japanese version of it anyway]]).
*** In one of the episode previews, she starts talking about how she knows about a lot of adult things like sex. She is interrupted by Kobato, but she finishes talking about sex anyways - according to her, it's when you get into a bed with a guy you like and...count the stains on the ceiling.
* YaoiFangirl[=/=]YuriFan: Rika mostly subscribes to the former, but can also swing to the latter, as evidenced by her writing a LesYay doujin starring her and Yozora.
* YouAreATreeCharlieBrown: Kodaka is forced to play a tree in the Neighbors Club's production of ''Momotaro''. This is ''after'' Yozora cut out a bunch of parts to accommodate the club's small size. Somehow she overshot the mark by one, so she added a tree back in.
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: When Maria enters the club room in Episode 9, she bumps into Yozora, who's wearing a horse head mask. She freaks out when she sees it, then Yozora jokingly says she's going to eat the girl. Maria claims she won't taste good and has been eating vegetables, but Yozora says she doesn't mind, and says she's a vegetarian.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Yozora. And [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Haganai.html the animators really want to make sure you noticed it]].
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