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It's... ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

'''''Daily Lives of High School Boys''''' (also known as ''Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou'', literally meaning ''Daily Lives of All-boys' High School Students'') is a slice-of-life comedy web-published manga from Yasunobu Yamauchi[[note]]Many suspect that he is also the prominent VideoGame/{{Touhou}} {{doujinshi}} artist ''Bomber Grape.''[[/note]]. It follows Yoshitake, Hidenori and Tadakuni, three perfectly normal students at an all-boys' high school and their not-so-normal (read: side-splittingly hilarious) daily routines, and frequently applies several lampshade hangings and parodies of anime tropes.

The Creator/{{Sunrise}}[=-adapted=] anime version premiered in [[Winter2012Anime January 2012]] and has been [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-24/nisa-licenses-daily-lives-of-high-school-boys-anime licensed]] by [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]].

In September 2012 the author abruptly ended the manga. There was no announcement prior to the last chapter nor did that chapter offer any kind of wrap-up to the story. The reason for the cancellation remains unknown. The artist has since begun working on ''[[Manga/ZaiX10 Zai x 10]]'', indicating that an un-cancelling is unlikely.

In [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-16/daily-lives-of-high-school-boys-manga-gets-live-action-film April 2013]] a live action film adaptation starring Masaki Suda (Series/KamenRiderDouble), Shuhei Nomura ([[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka GTO]] live action movie) and Ryo Yoshizawa (Series/KamenRiderFourze) as Tadakuni, Yoshitake and Hidenori, respectively. This was initially presented as an April Fools Day joke from Creator/SquareEnix but filming had already began in January with a scheduled release date of October 12, 2013.

Not to be confused with [[Manga/{{Nichijou}} that other Nichijou]] that's very popular on certain imageboards.

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!''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' is brought to you by these tropes:
* AdaptationExpansion: The manga kicks off with Tadakuni wondering why his two friends are ''still'' in his room without any prior context but the anime preceded this with the three of them chatting more amicably [[BreakingTheFourthWall about ]]{{Square Enix}} [[BreakingTheFourthWall and ]]{{Sunrise}}'s [[BreakingTheFourthWall collaboration on the series.]]
* AgainstTheSettingSun: {{Parodied}}. Instead of celebrating Motoharu's feat of successfully riding a bike, aren't they supposed to do something else?
* AllJustADream:
** [[spoiler: ''High School Boys and ...'' in episode 12; the only non-''Funky'' skit that is not based on manga.]]
*** Interestingly enough this has [[WildMassGuessing generated a fair bit of discussion]] [[http://i.imgur.com/a9vqT.jpg?1]], as the punchline to the skit as presented in the anime (incredibly similar to the start of a skit way back in episode 4) makes it seem that 9 of the 12 episodes of the anime ''never happened'', invalidating all of the characters introduced since then. [[spoiler:This is strictly anime-only, as the setup in question, with Tadakuni lying alone at home reading, does not appear in the manga.]]
** In the un-animated skit ''High School Girls Are Funky -- Tolerance'', [[spoiler:Yanagin again dared NAGO to test how long can they stay in the sauna. While most of the skit showed Yanagin winning it turned out Yanagin passed out first and the previous pages were dreamt while she was unconscious.]]
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In order to maintain the NoHuggingNoKissing environment of the series, the creator actively sinks any possible hints of romantic pairings -- so Hidenori thinks Literature Girl is a weirdo, the Convex Mirror Girl is an illusion, Emi is Hidenori's cousin, and Karasawa is Habara-phobic. This does not prevent others to ship, though.
* AllMenArePerverts: The three main guys and Hideonri's brother Yuusuke have all stolen Mei's (Tadakuni's younger sister) lingerie at some point.
* AlwaysInClassOne: Averted. The eleventh graders are all in Class 2-A.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted!
* ArtificialRiverbank: Justifiably the backdrop for many skits, mainly the Literature Girl skits.
* BattleAura: PlayedForLaughs during the ''High School Boys and the Accompanying Girl''.
-->''VirginPower!''
* BigEater: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]], [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] and {{parodied}} within the context of whether or not a girl who's a big eater would be cute. First, Takahiro and his friend talk about how (among many other strange physical and personal qualities) a girl who eats messily would be cute only for [[RealityEnsues reality to ensue]] as a girl walks by with a hamburger smeared all over her face and find them both repulsed. Later, Hidenori and Yoshitake agree (after some deliberation) that for a girl to have to eat a lot wouldn't be cute by itself, but her trying to hide the fact from others would be.
* BigNo: Part of Hidenori's InternalMonologue in Episode 5 at the sight of the Literature Girl once again behind him.
* BitingTheHandHumor
-->''''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' was lazily brought to you by these sponsors...''
-->''''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' was intermittently brought to you by these sponsors...''
-->''''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' should have been brought to you by these sponsors...''
** And at the end...
-->''The last episode of ''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' is [[BookEnds brought to you lazily by these sponsors]]...''
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: Variation. in ''High School Boys and Frankfurter'' the titular frankfurter manages to spear ''three'' different characters with its pointy end despite being tossed around randomly.
* BlandNameProduct
** [=WcDonalds=] often.
** ''[=GanGan=]'', SquareEnix's manga anthology, is now ''[=GaniGani=]''.
** Pepsi, together with its logo, was replaced with that of {{Sunrise}}'s.
** Hidenori's cell phone is a Zperia from Zany Ericsson.
* BlatantLies
** In Episode 1's ''High School Boys and Scary Stories (1)'', Tadakuni tells a story about drinking at a friend's house. ''Not alcohol, of course.''
** In Episode 2's ''High School Boys and Traditional Events'', the three guys and Karasawa go to the principal and discuss the school's ''70-hour fast'' tradition. The latter, having only been on his position for three years but unwilling to leave them in the open, makes up a story about how, back in 1984, the principal saved the school from complete shutdown due to low attendance by pleading with prefectural authorities for 70 straight hours. [[MomentKiller Then Karasawa reveals that Sanada North High was only founded in 1989.]]
** In Episode 9's ''High School Boys and Wiring'', Central High's StudentCouncilPresident made up a story about how the Vice-President follows her. The Vice-President was clearly nonplussed but had to comply.
** Episode 12 even has a segment CALLED ''High School Boys and Lies'', which involves Motoharu asking Yoshitake what various things are, only for him to make up phony explanations.
* BlueWithShock: The first reaction Hidenori and Yoshitake have to Tadakuni's horror story.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The anime ends with a small variation of the LateForSchool scene in the beginning.]] %%Can be un-spoilered after awhile.
* BoyMeetsGirl
** In general, this trope (specifically, MeetCute) is invoked by the (Literature) girl, and recognized by this name by the boy (Hidenori).
** In Episode 9's ''High School Boy and Drop-kicks'', Emi wondered if the sudden closeness between Hidenori and Kiyohiko was [[MistakenForGay ''Boy Meets Boy'']].
* BrainBleach: Motoharu's reaction to seeing an upskirt of Ringo. He's so traumatized ''he skipped school for three days''.
** Though it's not for the reason you might initially think. Motoharu just suffers from massive guilt over taking advantage of [[TheDitz the ditz]].
* BrickJoke
** Episode 10's ''High School Boys and Winter'' involves Hidenori asking Literature Girl to return the blazer he put on her 3 episodes before (see ComfortingComforter), leading to a ChaseScene as described in its entry.
** The faux ''High School Girls Are Funky -- TheMovie'' trailer at the end of Episode 12 is basically a continuation of a joke Yanagin made in Episode 6's ''Funky''-- the made-up band of theirs (playing with brooms, mops and trash bins), if going on this way, will never [[Manga/KOn drive up the sales of cleaning tools]] nor [[Manga/KOn can they go to London]]. The ''trailer'' continues the joke about ''Manga/KOn -- TheMovie''.
** In the third manga chapter ''High School Boys and Horror Stories (1)'', Yoshitake told a story about having shaved off his nipple as he tried to remove nipple hair. In the unanimated Chapter 97 ''High School Boys and Secrets'', he admitted [[spoiler:that was a lie]].
** [[spoiler:The incident in AllJustADream above.]]
** Viewers of this series will certainly remember the following things from ''High School Boys and the Literary Girl'': the ArtificialRiverbank and the conversation ''Today... the wind is noisy.'' / ''But this wind... is crying... a little.'' [[spoiler:These two things would appear exactly 100 chapters later, in ''High School Boys and Boys''. Literature Girl is [[HeroicBSOD distressed by these developments]].]]
*** And ''then'' in the chapter right after (105, ''High School Boys and Wind''), [[spoiler:Yanagin just ignored that pick-up line.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: if anyone is hyped up to be competent or respectable, chances are they are actually a bumbling idiot. The only exception is Toshiyuki.
* CallBack
** When Yoshitake explained how much of a {{jerkass}} his older sister is in ''High School Boys and the Holy Night'', he just used a single example: she was the reason why Motoharu was shaved in ''High School Boys and Seniority''.
** When the sisters of the main trio complain to Yuusuke about the main trio's ManChild tendencies in ''High School Boys and the Older Brother'' they mention both their [[PantyThief lingerie stealing]] in ''High School Boys and ThePowerOfFriendship'' and their triggering Yoshitake's sister's BerserkButton in ''High School Boys and the Holy Night''.
** Takahiro reminded the Literature Girl of [[ChaseScene what happened]] in ''High School Boys and Running'' in ''High School Boys and Assertiveness'' to show how hypocritical her statement about open courting was.
** ''High School Girls are Funky -- Women Who Left a Scar'' starts when Yanagin tried to apologize to Karasawa of her abuses in ''High School Girls are Funky -- Resentment''.
* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: In the strip ''High School Boys and the New Term'', Yoshitake and his group attended school one day before the term actually starts because the teacher misinformed them. It ends up with the students chasing after the teacher.
* ChaseScene: Episode 10's ''High School Boys and Running'' -- the Literature Girl is shocked out of her wits upon running into Hidenori before getting pissed and chasing him all over downtown in one of the most hilarious scenes in the series -- just to yell at him that the guy she was walking with when she ran into him -- Takahiro -- wasn't her boyfriend.
* ChekhovsGag: In Episode 2, Tadakuni made up a story on how he saw what was under Karasawa's cap, remarking that it was hilarious. Hidenori also mentioned Karasawa has tons of experience with horror stories. [[TheReveal Then came Episode 5.]] [[spoiler:It's nowhere near funny at all in ''High School Girls are Funky -- Archdemon'', which retold most of the backstory from Yanagin's point of view.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Emi may have a crush in Hidenori, but Hidenori sees this kind of relationship between her and Kiyohiko.
* ClubStub: A mini-arc in the manga showed a few examples in Sanada North: the Chemistry and Movie Research Clubs.
* ColorFailure
** The boys' reaction when Mei finds Tadakuni using her skirt (plus a few other items) in ''High School Boys and Skirts''.
** Again in Episode 2 when Tadakuni and Yasunori discover Nago [[SheCleansUpNicely can look pretty in a convex mirror]].
** Yanagin discovered in ''High School Girls are Funky -- Ramen'' that NAGO didn't even knew it was ''her'' who was making a duel.
* ComfortingComforter: Hidenori lays his blazer over the Literature Girl after he accidentally headbutts her unconsciousness, a merciful end of sorts to her incredibly humiliating day.
* ComicBookTime: Episode 7's intro downright declares {{Second Year Protagonist}}s would always be {{Second Year Protagonist}}s!
* ComicallyMissingThePoint
* ComicTrio: The protagonists have shades of this. Hidenori is the loudest and usually comes up with zany schemes, Yoshitake is somewhat dense and goes along with whatever Hidenori suggests, and Tadakuni is the OnlySaneMan who gets dragged into everything whether he likes it or not.
* ContentWarnings:
** In ''High School Boys and Mochi Soup'', there is an on-screen advisory each time one of the main trio chokes on mochi. By the third time the on-screen advisory [[RuleOfThree gets annoyed]]:
-->''This might seem annoying, but please eat mochi slowly by carefully chewing small portions.''
** In ''High School Boys and UFO Catchers'', the main trio try to shake a UFO Catcher machine to get a teddy bear plush which narrowly missed the hole, while the following advisory appears below:
-->''Good boys and girls mustn't do this.''
* ContinuityNod: In ''High School Boys and Seniority'', Mino's classmates came to her and Motoharu's house for a sleepover and, [[BigBrotherBully among others]], were quite interested in seeing him shaved. The following EyeCatch features them trying to forcibly shave him... and in ''High School Boys and [[RescueRomance the Savior]]'', he is seen shaved and with a few bandages on his chin.
** Happens constantly, but more subtly, in the manga; covers from a given chapter often portray the result or aftermath from an event that happened in the previous chapter.
* CreditsRunningSequence: The opening.
* {{Crossover}}: ''[=GanGan=] Online'' promoted this series and ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'', two of their best school setting hits, by making flyers and posters with Yoshitake and Tomoko riding a train on way to their schools.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ''Rubber Shooter'', the masked BullyHunter who saved Hidenori eight years ago, [[spoiler:is suggested to be Yoshitake]].
* CustomUniform: Technically speaking, Sanada North's students are supposed to tuck in their shirts,, button their collars and wear a striped necktie. Don't count on their students doing all these. Nobody tucks their shirts in or buttons up their collars and only Tadakuni, Hidenori and Karasawa wear ties on anything like a regular basis.
* CutShort: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-27/daily-lives-of-high-school-boys-manga-abruptly-ends Abruptly ended]] in September 2012.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: {{Parodied}} in ''High School Boys and the Sure-kill Shot''. [[ButtMonkey Mitsuo]] claimed he ''sealed'' his ''reflection shot'' because it's too unair. He's right; the soccer ball reflects because of the piece of plastic he planted on the field. Mitsuo being Mitsuo, it still got saved by the self-proclaimed NonActionGuy Hidenori.
* DeadpanSnarker: Nago and Karasawa.
* DeathGlare: Parodied with Kiyotaka's sister, though mostly due to poor eyesight and missing contact lenses.
* DeliciousDistraction: Episode 4's ''High School Girls are Funky -- Humor'', the girls discuss why boys are [[SelfDeprecation boring to watch]] and [[BreakingTheFourthWall wonder how they even got an anime]]. Then Yanagi and Ikushima got the idea of asking (read: screaming at) Karasawa, who lives next door to Habara (where the girls meet). Then Karasawa throws them sweets, and the two girls stop screaming at him and gorged on the food like there's no tomorrow. This was eventually {{subverted}} in the next skit ''Resentment'', when it turned out those snacks were expired-- and the girls proceeded to beat Karasawa up.
* DistaffCounterpart: ''High School Girls Are Funky'', a series of post-credits skits, features Habara, Yanagin and Ikushima, three girls who look, act and talk remarkably like their male counterparts Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake. As bonus, Mei has her own counterpart in the form of Habara's older brother. [[spoiler:Although once the girls' backstories surface, the boys look generic compared to them.]]
* TheDitz: Episode 7's ''High School Girls are Funky -- High School Girl Power'' parodies the frequent use of this trope as a charm point -- Yanagin gets her [[SempaiKohai sempai]] to teach them how to be cuter, and the correct answer is...
-->'''Yanagin's Sempai:''' ''Pretending to be an idiot who doesn't even know common knowledge[[note]]Like not recognizing OdaNobunaga[[/note]] is what makes high school girls cute! Listen up, [[AllMenArePerverts their brains and eyes]] [[ZettaiRyouiki are directed]] [[PantyShot right here]]...''
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Played with. Most of the show follows it straight, but when it comes to [[spoiler:Karasawa and his scar, it's treated as serious business... [[BrokenAesop and even that is]] PlayedForLaughs]].
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: {{Subverted}}; in ''High School Girls are Funky -- the Past'', Yanagin threatened Ikushima with ''being ****ed with a stick'' when the latter complained about the former's not fitting [[{{meganekko}} the personality archetype usually associated with glasses-wearing girls]]. Yanagin just beat Ikushima up with a wrench instead.
* DramaticWind: Invoked in the Literature Girl skits, because the protagonist in her novels (whom she has a crush on and is eager to [[LongingForFictionland re-enact in real life]]) can control wind.
* DudeNotFunny: Subverted InUniverse. While Habara literally invoked that line in response to Yanagin's JustJokingJustification in ''High School Girls are Funky -- Archdemon'', that was because she was also a party in the story Yanagin told [[spoiler:(i.e. the eponymous ''Archdemon'']]. The real audience, Ikushima and Takahiro, were not offended at all.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Downplayed -- Yoshitake's older sister was one of the girls bullying Motoharu in the previous episode before her debut.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls Mei ''Little Sister'' (''Imouto'').
* TheFaceless: Mei, Mino and Yoshitake's older sister. Habara's older brother is also faceless.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 5, if one pauses at the beginning of two related skits where the main characters of each skit are walking down a busy metropolitan street, the group and pairs of Ringo and the Student Council, Hidenori and Yoshitake, and Tadakuni and Nago can be seen walking obliviously by one another in different areas of the street. Anime watchers may not recognize why Tadakuni and Nago were there, but ''High School Boys and Counseling'' -- animated in Episode 4, when Tadakuni and Nago left the pizzeria together -- was published one chapter before ''High School Boys and the Saviour'' in the manga.
* FrothyMugsOfWater[=/=]SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In the first scary stories skit, Tadakuni mentioned he and some other buddies went to another person's home to drink... while the manga he made it clear it was alcohol, in the anime he denied it was alcohol (so as the on-screen note) though the drink obviously has alcohol-like effects.
** On the other hand, completely averted by Yoshitake's sister, who was shown drinking from a can clearly labeled ''beer'' despite being underage. This was edited in the anime to look like a can of soda, although she still talks in a drunken slur.
* FunWithAcronyms: In ''High School Boys and Lies'', Motoharu asked [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Yoshitake]] what does KY -- which actually stands for '''K'''uuki '''Y'''omenai, or ''cannot read the atmosphere'' -- stands for, and Yoshitake made up an answer about '''K'''ankyou '''Y'''ougo Kigaku -- Environmental Protection Convention -- and explained what ''that'' is.
* GagSeries: The entire point being making boring High School Boys' lives actually funny.
* GolfClubbing: In ''High School Boys and Fathers'', Hidenori's father used a golf club to play a game of baseball with Hidenori, and then uses it to break the window of the Tabata household--all the three guys in the household forgot their keys.
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Hidenori in Episode 5's ''High School Boys and the Literature Girl (3)'':
--> '''Hidenori''': ''Shikashi, ore mo '''[[BigHam ENTERTAINER]]'''...''[[labelnote:Translation]]''However, I am an '''ENTERTAINER'''...''[[/labelnote]]
** Yanagin in Episode 6's ''High School Girls are Funky -- the Past'':
--> '''Yanagin''', to Habara: ''Furatto Chesuto Gaaru!''[[labelnote:Translation]]''Flat-chest girl''[[/labelnote]]
* HeelRealization
** This is the entire point of ''High School Boys and Panties'' -- peeping at a girl's panties does not make a guy feel good, but guilty and depressed... ''especially'' when a [[TheDitz ditz]] like Ringo got tricked into unwittingly flaunting hers. Motoharu slipped into a HeroicBSOD so hard ''he skipped school for three days''.
-->'''Motoharu:''' ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone We've done something that can never be undone!]]''
** On a bit more serious note, [[spoiler:Habara almost always ends up crying whenever her past as [[TheBully the infamous ''Archdemon'']] is brought up]].
* HiddenDepths: Take any character at face value and what you will find may surprise you.
* HiddenEyes
** Anyone (mostly female) except the main male population of Sanada North High, as well as a few recurring females, such as the Literature Girl, Nago, NAGO, Ringo, Habara, Yanagin, Ikushima, Emi and Episode 11's Mitsuo-lookalike.
** Zig-zagged with Kiyotaka's younger sister when it zooms in to reveal her unintentional DeathGlare.
* HypocriticalHumour
** The intro to Episode 1 showed a LateForSchool scene for the main trio--Tadakuni, Yoshitake and Hidenori. Tadakuni was eating toast per this trope's tradition, and then he saw Yoshitake eating ''curry'', and then Hidenori opined Yoshitake should have eaten toast--despite eating ''noodles'' himself.
** In ''High School Boys and the PowerOfFriendship'', Hidenori denied stealing Mei's lingerie while wearing her bra.
** In ''High School Boys and [[SchoolFestival Culture Festival]] (3)'', Ikushima ''put on the air'' about boys liking to put on the air. Her DistaffCounterpart Yoshitake is GenreSavvy enough to keep himself silent.
** In ''High School Boys and Assertiveness'', the Literature Girl commented it's shameless for a girl to flirt a guy in the open. Takahiro reminded that by the time everybody knew she chased down Hidenori (who studies in another school) to the next town, in ''High School Boys and Running''.
** In ''High School Boys and Loneliness'', Tadakuni, Yoshitake and Motoharu all told Hidenori they were occupied during Christmas (a traditional date night in Japan). When Hidenori decided to go into a manga cafe to kill time, he found ''all three of them were cooped up in the same manga cafe''.
** In ''High School Boys and the Worst'', [[spoiler:Yoshitake spent the whole skit listing examples to prove his sister is the worst, only deducing at the end that he would be the worst by trying to prove himself somebody is worse than himself.]]
* IdenticalStranger: In ''High School Boys and the Literary Girl (2)'', Motoharu wanted to find his sister Mino on the ArtificialRiverbank... and mistook a similarly long-haired, SailorFuku-wearing girl as her. She's actually the Literature Girl.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: ''High School Boys and (subject)''
* ImStandingRightHere: In ''High School Boys and Mitsuo-kun'', [[CosmicPlaything Mitsuo]] walks his classroom in which his friends are telling embarrassing stories about him. They notice his arrival, pause for a second, and then continue laughing at him as if he isn't there.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Motoharu is called one and looks like one, but is otherwise a pretty sane guy. The same goes for the Student Council of which he is a member... [[FaceOfAThug whose members, seemingly delinquents all]], are actually sensible and well-mannered, save for the StudentCouncilPresident, a {{Bishonen}} (complete with being voiced by AkiraIshida).
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Most girls in the show'' (especially if they're the main characters' sisters), with a few exceptions, such as the Literature Girl, Emi, Ringo and Habara [[spoiler:(or at least [[RetiredOutlaw she used to be a jerk herself]])]].
* LampshadeHanging
** As early as the intro before the opening in ''Episode 1'' there are already two: Hidenori calls out Yoshitake for ''not'' eating toast when they're LateForSchool [[HypocriticalHumor despite he not doing the same, either]], then denies the possibility of [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} mecha]] and/or [[DragonQuest RPG]] elements being [[BreakingTheFourthWall incorporated into their show]] despite it being a collaborative work between SquareEnix and {{Sunrise}}.
** In the prologue of Episode 3: The trio recognized that the anime aired in [[Winter2012Anime winter]], and that by starting the story in summer instead of spring (the start of the Japanese school year), it misses many HighSchool anime tropes -- but this is a SliceOfLife, either way. Later, while in the hot springs, the boys all comment [[CensorSteam on the unusual amount of steam on the baths]].
** In the prologue to Episode 6, the boys ask: Why are there {{Magical Girl}}s but not Magical ''Boys''? Then they think that Franchise/HarryPotter may be a Magical High School Boy. Also, the first half of ''High School Boys and the New School Term'' was basically about NintendoHard, using the third ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' game (on NES) as example. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKage'' was also referrenced.
** The prologue to Episode 7 assures viewers that ComicBookTime would be in full force in this show like {{Sazae-san}}, so the {{Second Year Protagonist}}s would always be {{Second Year Protagonist}}s.
** In Episode 8's ''High School Boys and Manga'', Hidenori recognized that while in any other manga boys of his age would be doing something else, the guys here are doing nothing. The written message of the sponsor section also recognized that Tadakuni [[OnlyOneName doesn't have a family name]].
* LateForSchool
** The prologue of Episode 1 parodied that; with the trio progressively eating foods improbable in such a scenario: Tadakuni has the traditional toast, Yoshitake had ''curry'', and Hidenori had ''ramen'' -- and [[HypocriticalHumor he had the gall to call out Yoshitake]] for ''not'' having toast.
*** The last episode showed a more ridiculous variation, where [[spoiler:Yoshitake was having ''fondue'' and Hidenori was having ''Brazilian barbecue''.]]
** At the end of ''High School Boys and Consequences'' [[CosmicPlaything Mitsuo]] missed a chance to CrashIntoHello a girl under this trope.
* LiteralAsskicking: In [[http://youtu.be/oMkWSjFxj3Q?t=1m50s this scene]] of ''High School Girls are Funky -- Resentment''.
* LongTitle: {{Defied}} through ExecutiveVeto. WordOfGod mentioned his original title of the series was ''Stories of the Boring Daily Lives of High School Boys''.
* LostInTranslation: The title. ''Danshi Koukousei'' is not only ''High School Boys'' but ''Students of [[OneGenderSchool All-boys High School]].
* LoveLetterLunacy
** {{Parodied}} in ''High School Boys and Love Letters'' by Motoharu giving a faked love letter to Yoshitake.
** [[spoiler:Ikushima received one from her nameless classmate as well, but as expected from a OneGenderSchool student, she'd rather fantasize over it.]]
* LovingBully: {{Deconstructed}}. [[spoiler:Habara]] was a feared [[TheBully bully]] known as ''[[RedBaron Archdemon]]'' who terrorized every boy in her neighborhood, but especially Toshiyuki Karasawa, her next door neighbor, eventually giving him ''several'' large [[ScarsAreForever scars that would never go away]]. Fast forward eight years, and it becomes clear that she harbors a small crush on Karasawa, who, unfortunately for her, is traumatized by her bullying to the point where he can barely interact with her normally.
* LyricalColdOpen: ''Shiny Tale'', the show's opening theme.
* MediumAwareness
* MistakenForGay
** ''High School Boys and Horoscopes'': Motoharu saw Hidenori ''kissing'' Yoshitake. The former was only trying to squish a hornet perched on the latter's nose. When they run into Karasawa, he [[CrazyPrepared whips out a can of pesticide and sprays it onto their faces]].
** ''High School Boys and Drop-Kicks'': The sudden physical closeness between Hidenori (on a visit to his maternal grandparents' hometown) and Kiyohiko was seen by Emi as ''[[BoyMeetsGirl Boy Meets Boy]]''.
* MomentKiller: {{Invoked}} by Tadakuni in ''High School Boys and the Literature Girl'' when Hidenori requested him to break the unwanted sexual tension between Hidenori and the Literature Girl. He came to the scene with:
-->'''Tadakuni''': Hey, this is bad! The potato chips at that convenience store are half-off! Let's get going! *Punched out by Literature Girl*
** In the beginning Hidenori thought Tadakuni was too GenreBlind to say this, but eventually realized he said that because he's GenreSavvy enough to invoke this trope.
* NauseaFuel: The story Tadakuni made up about Kugihiko vomiting out a centipede is a literal InUniverse example; Hidenori, Yoshitake and Mei all ''purged'' themselves upon hearing the story.
* NoHuggingNoKissing: According to WordOfGod, the show isn't so much about romance than teenage boys (and some girls) doing things. In fact, the closest things to romance the series have are the Literature Girl and Emi's crushes towards Hidenori, and even then they are one-sided (and in the latter's case, it was even grounded by SurpriseIncest).
-->''[[OutOfFocus The main characters are almost never there]], [[TheFaceless the female characters don't even get faces]] and love [[EventFlag flags]] get destroyed all over the place... [[SelfDeprecation so why is this so popular]]?!''
* NoNameGiven: The ''Literature Girl'', Yoshitake's older sister, and a female Mitsuo-lookalike in Episode 11.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: This was used in ''High School Boys and Horror Stories (2)'' when Yoshitake mentioned inadvertently causing a nosebleed when he washed his face.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Oh, the things the Literature Girl will do to tell Hidenori that the boy who walked next to her wasn't her boyfriend (it's just her classmate Takahiro)... and it's not like Hidenori was dating her.
* OhCrap
** When Mino said she's inviting her classmates for a sleepover, Motoharu's heartbreak ensues.
** In ''High School Girls are Funky -- Conflict'', Yanagin and Ikushima stare in horror as Habara innocuously asks why they need rules when fighting. [[spoiler:Given her past as a CombatPragmatist, their reaction is justifiable, more so after they see her casually throw away a large rock in front of them.]]
* OneGenderSchool: Sanada North (all-boys) and Sanada East (all-girls) Prefectural High Schools.
* OnlySixFaces: Even some males and females share the same face.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: A hilarious enforced aversion, where all the characters are indeed entirely ordinary high school students.
* OvertookTheManga: The anime got this treatment due to two factors: (1) the manga's SketchComedy format means a whole volume of manga can only produce 3 episodes of anime without padding, and (2) {{Sunrise}} did not pad. The anime practically ran out of original material at the last episode; in which they asked the mangaka to draw two skits for the anime (''High School Boys and Assertiveness'' and ''High School Boys and Getting Hit On'') and made two original skits (''High School Boys and ...'' and the faux ''High School Girls are Funky--TheMovie'' trailer). Of course, being a SliceOfLife anime without much of a plot, they simply ended the season by using BookEnds.
* PeripheryDemographic: The ending credits message for Episode 6, aired on the midnight before Valentine's Day, lampshaded the series' sizable female readership despite being written for the SeinenDemographic: [invoked]
-->''It may be Valentine's Day, but don't send the characters chocolate or anything. If you're sending it anyway, please send it to [[{{sunrise}} the studio]], not the TV station.''
* {{Pixellation}}: The centipedes in ''High School Boys and 100''.
* PlaceholderTitles: Episode 1's ending, which used lines from one of the skits in the episode instead due to a last-minute change of the ending theme. Like anything in this show, it was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: Many of the skits could have been resolved in a far less humiliating way if the character(s) involved had actually spoken out instead of monologue-ing for five or so minutes. The frequency of this theme is actually one of the main points of evidence for the author being Bomber Grape as most of the latter's VideoGame/{{Touhou}} comics use it for {{Running Gag}}s.
* PottyEmergency
** In Episode 10's ''High School Boys and Limits'', Mitsuo has apparently been hogging a one-stop store's toilet, forcing Hidenori to search elsewhere. He finds one in the public park... [[ShaggyDogStory only to be forced to go elsewhere upon sighting the Literature Girl]].
** In the un-animated ''High School Boys and Elevators'', this is the reason for [[spoiler: an UncomfortableElevatorMoment between the Literature Girl and Hidenori]].
* PottyFailure: Yoshitake seemed to have it when he was younger. It was, as a matter of course, misattributed to Mitsuo.
* PrintBonus: ''High School Girls Are Funky'' are omake of the manga volumes--hence those skits were made into {{stingers}} in the anime.
* QuiveringEyes: In ''High School Boys and Cakes'', [[OnlySaneMan Tadakuni]] had one after being grossed out by Hidenori's answer to Yoshitake's question of what he wanted to do for the day: piss in his pants.
* RescueRomance: Parodied in ''High School Boys and the Savior'' in which a bystander sees three delinquents harassing Ringo and steps in to beat them up... except the ''delinquents'' -- Motoharu, Karasawa and the Student Council Vice-President -- were just asking her a favor, and allow themselves to get beaten up to spare him the embarrassment of having misunderstood the situation, as well as to invoke this trope.
* RunningGag: The sponsor sections are always in line with the tone of the skit immediately preceding it.
-->'''Episode 1:''' ''''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' [[BitingTheHandHumor is lazily brought to you by the following sponsors]].''
-->'''Episode 2:''' ''...[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial may or may not be brought to you by the following sponsors]].''
-->'''Episode 3:''' ''...is brought to you by the following sponsors.''
--->''It's normal.''
--->''Yeah, normal.''
-->'''Episode 4:''' ''...is brought to you by the following sponsors.'' (By two lookalikes of Hidenori and Yoshitake)
--->'''Tadakuni:''' ''Who the heck are you?!''
-->'''Episode 5:''' ''...is brought to you with a bang by these sponsors.''[[note]]The skit immediately preceding it was about the boys ad-libbing random girls in a park.[[/note]]
--->'''Hidenori:''' Hm, 3/10!
-->'''Episode 8:''' ''...should have been brought to you by these sponsors.''[[note]]The skit immediately preceding it was about Mitsuo's HeroicBSOD when his PornStash was discovered.[[/note]]
--->'''Tadakuni:''' It is! It actually is!
** Another example is that Mei's lingerie [[PantyThief kept being stolen]].
** Whenever Hidenori sits on the ArtificialRiverbank, the Literature Girl will show up. Sometimes, other characters show up. When Hidenori doesn't show up, it's Motoharu. Later on, other characters (the "Overly Self-confident Girl", Takahiro's friend, Yanagin) replacing the Literature Girl, but she still shows up in the end of the respective sketches, usually extremely envy.
* RuleOfThree: Most of the skits rely on a triple repeat of the same joke or three jokes with the same theme.
** Three students slip on frozen puddles in one skit.
** Yoshitake's PaperThinDisguise as Karasawa by wearing a white cap works three times in the Kick The Can skit (twice on Mitsuo).
** Mitsuo makes three attempts to get a soccer ball past Hidenori during the Sure Kill Shot skit. [[spoiler:Third time ''is'' the charm in this case.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: ThoseTwoGuys those are only called ''brown-haired'' and ''glasses'' only appears with Yoshitake and Motoharu in the 2-A classroom.
* SayMyName: ''LITTLE SISTER!/IMOUTO!''
* ScaleModelDestruction: ''High School Boys and Kick the Can'' revolves around several characters playing a game of ''kick the can'' with the first Gundam model [[ButtMonkey Mitsuo]] ever built. They succeed, [[spoiler: and then reveal that they destroyed it because they had bought him an identical kit for his birthday. The present turns out to be a counterfeit.]]
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. The main trio wear their uniforms even during summer break or Christmas -- but there were a few scenes in ''High School Boys and Summer Memories'' when they wore causal clothes. This trope was also [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''High School Boys and Summer Plans'' when Hidenori asked Karasawa to ''wear school uniforms'' to join a meeting on vacation planning in which the other participants are already wearing school uniforms in Tadakuni's house.
* SecondYearProtagonist: Most of the cast.
* SeinfeldianConversation: ''All the time.''
* SeriousBusiness: Such as love simulations in ''High School Boys and After School'' or killing centipedes in ''High School Boys and 100''. Although these are also used to build up [[ShaggyDogStory Shaggy Dog Stories]].
* ShaggyDogStory: ''Daily Lives of High School Boys'' might as well be ''Daily Lives of Shaggy Dogs''.
** ''High School Boys and After School'': The boys spent most of the skit practicing a campus ''MeetCute'' scenario for Tadakuni... only ending with the latter on a PoseOfSupplication, saying it is completely useless in the boys' school they're attending.
** ''High School Boys and Scary Stories (1 and 2)'': Tadakuni told extremely horrifying stories invoking extreme actions to Hidenori, Yoshitake and (the eavesdropping) Mei. They were also ''made up''.
** ''High School Boys and the Accompanying Girl'': After seeing Tadakuni walking with a random girl, his Class 2-A classmates decided to put a halt to his ''date''... only to find out that she was just asking for directions.
** ''High School Boys and ThePowerOfFriendship'': Mei asked the trio to find out [[PantyThief who had been stealing her lingerie]] (it turned out to be Tadakuni and Hidenori). Yoshitake [[TakingTheHeat took the heat]], but when she started beating him, he ratted out the other two.
** ''High School Boys and Traditional Events'': (See BlatantLies)
** ''High School Boys and the Literature Girl (2)'': Motoharu went on making wind-related quotes to the Literature Girl. It turned out he spoke to the wrong person -- he intended to speak to his sister Mino.
** ''High School Boys and the Train to School'': Hidenori spent the whole skit engaging in an InternalMonologue about whether or not he should tell a schoolgirl he sees daily on the trains that she has a hair on a mole on her neck, trying to figure out the consequences, and, eventually, why that was never noticed. After he decided to do so (and still feared a backlash), her response was a bright smile and a ''Thank you!''
** The first and last skits of Episode 4 were about Tadakuni trying to get close to Yoshitake and Hidenori, spending most of the skit eavesdropping (''High School Boys and Eavesdropping'') or asking Nago for advice (''High School Boys and Complaining to Each Other''), only to find that the two guys he thought were Yoshitake and Hidenori just happened to be lookalikes.
** ''High School Boys and the [[SchoolFestival Cultural Festival]] (2)'': Sanada North's StudentCouncilPresident dared Ringo and her companions to pass through their haunted house without yelling. Ringo coasted through without making so much as a noise... only to finally let out a scream of horror at the sight of a ''naked StudentCouncilPresident'' at the exit.
** ''High School Boys and the Cultural Festival (4)'': After Ringo defeated Sanada North's StudentCouncilPresident, Karasawa (as an announcer) treated the fighting as part of a ''scheduled program''.
** ''High School Boys and the Biography of a Hero'': Hidenori has long idolized ''Rubber (Band) Shooter'', a masked BullyHunter who saved him eight years ago. So when he returns to the shrine where he first met him upon hearing the same ''Music/PachelbelsCanon'' he played back then, Hidenori ran up the steps only to see... [[spoiler:Yoshitake]] shooting rubber bands. Hidenori dashed off the stairs.
-->''''Who do you admire the most?''''
-->'''Hidenori''', before: [[BullyHunter Rubber (Band) Shooter]]
-->'''Hidenori''', after: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideyo_Noguchi Hideyo Noguchi]].
** ''High School Boys and Holy Night'': Hidenori tried his best to avoid being beaten up by Yoshitake's older sister, after he inadvertently pointed out [[BerserkButton she's always alone]] during [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInJapan Christmas]]. Hidenori, being the series' ChickMagnet, went as far as trying to ''date her''. She still beat him up.
** ''High School Boys and the New Semester'': The boys spent the whole skit discussing the winter break while waiting for the first class of the spring term. Their class teacher came in... and announced that due to a typographical error, school should have started ''the day after''.
** ''High School Boy and Ringo's Troubles'': Ringo came into North's Student Council to ask whether she is actually too short. After deciding the other members were too [[NiceGuy nice]] to be honest, she decided to ask the StudentCouncilPresident in the next room instead. The Student Council, fearing that the President was going to say something stupid again, tried to prevent her from leaving the Council room. While their tactics didn't work, the President's answer wasn't stupid either... and Ringo still beat him up.
** ''High School Boys and the Older Brother'': Mei and Yoshitake's older sister asked Yusuke to teach the boys to be ''less childish''... only to find he was NotSoDifferent from the main trio.
** ''High School Boys and Convenience Stores'': Hidenori was given the wrong change by a trainee employee. After another round of InnerMonologue, he decided to try to get the older employee to straighten up the error... That older employee turned out to be ''a trainee as well''.
** ''High School Boys and 100'': Motoharu spent the whole skit killing centipedes. Then Mino opened the windows facing the forest and let the centipedes in.
** ''High School Girls are Funky -- Ramen'': Yanagin wanted to break her AlwaysSecondBest status towards NAGO and dared the latter to compete with her in karate and then ramen eating. Not only did Yanagin lose decisively in both, but in the end NAGO didn't even know who is competing with her.
** ''High School Boys and Older Brothers and Sisters'': Yoshitake's older sister was clearly having a SanitySlippage for her lack of a boyfriend. Yoshitake and Hidenori at last got Yuusuke to call one of the latter's college buddies (despite [[AllMenArePerverts all of them being perverts]]) to date her. While that guy was interested in dating a {{Joshikousei}}... what does she look like? [[TheFaceless Not even Yoshitake knows!]]
** ''High School Boys and the End of Summer'': Emi, a girl who lives in Hidenori's maternal hometown, has a crush on Hidenori, who came to visit, and planned to confess to him on the night before he left. The entire episode was about her trying to confess... and right before she's going to say ''that'', Hidenori made a most surprising {{reveal}}: [[SurpriseIncest they are cousins]].
-->'''Emi''': And so, my summer ended without me able to do anything.
** ''High School Boys and Limits'': (See PottyEmergency)
** ''High School Boys and Kick the Can'': Hidenori, Yoshitake, Motoharu and Mitsuo engage in a... rather physical game of kick-the-can -- with the latter's [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zaku model]] as the ''can'', ending with Hidenori kicking the model to oblivion. Turns out the three were planning to give Mitsuo a birthday present in the form of a replacement model... only for Mitsuo to realize that they bought him a ripoff. Come the next EyeCatch he dumps it off a waste bin.
** ''{{Subverted}}'' in ''High School Boys and Frankfurter''; while Yoshitake, Motoharu and the gang failed to prevent Mitsuo's half-eaten sausage from falling to the ground... but Mitsuo eats it anyway.
** In the unanimated skit ''High School Boys and Studying'', [[spoiler:the boys suddenly found the learning curve for the schoolwork getting too steep, and got into a serious study session... before the teacher announced he wrongly used the ''senior textbook'' for the past two weeks]].
** In the unanimated skit ''High School Girls are Funky -- Frog'', [[spoiler: Yanagin found a frog perching on the vending machine's coin drop. After unsuccessfully trying to kick the drinks out of the machine, she eventually had to remove the frog on her own... only to find she only has a 1,000-yen bill, which ''can't be used in the vending machine at all.]]
** In ''High School Boys and the Worst'', [[spoiler:Yoshitake spent the whole skit listing examples to prove his sister is the worst, only to deduce at the end that he would be the worst by trying to prove himself somebody is worse than himself.]]
* {{Shiritori}}: The boys had one in Episode 3. Tadakuni happened to have done some of them ''completely by accident''.
* ShoutOut
** ''High School Boys and Skirts'': Yoshitake [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist transmutes]] a pair of panties. He even mentions EquivalentExchange.
** ''The Daily Life of a Lady'': The titular Lady Yukana looks pretty much like [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima Louise de la Valliere]] with the lifestyle of [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Nagi Sanzen'in]][[note]]Except she's not voiced by RieKugimiya -- the voice actress of both girls -- but by Madoka Yonezawa, of Manga/KOn's Ui Hirasawa fame[[/note]], and is served by three men who look like [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Chili, Cilan, and Cress]].
** ''[[Manga/OnePiece Yonpiece]]'' appeared to be Tadakuni's favorite manga.
** ''High School Girls are Funky -- Resentment'': Yanagin noted that the little band of theirs [[SelfDeprecation is not good enough]] [[Manga/KOn to go to London]].
** ''High School Boys and Indoor Adventure'': This is basically a RealLife ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' RolePlay. One role Hidenori played is ''[[JohnnyDepp Depp]]''.
** ''High School Boys and Dropkicks'': Hidenori gets a drop kick from Emi while screaming ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Tiro Finale]]!'' -- a nod to [[KaoriMizuhashi her voice actress's]] role as Mami Tomoe, who originally uttered the line.
** ''High School Girls are Funky -- Women Who Left a Scar'': Karasawa asked Yanagin [[NotSoStoic to allow herself to get a dose]] of his [[Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Kinniku Buster]] as payback for beating him up back in ''Resentment''.
** The figure Hidenori wanted to get in ''High School Boys and Store Employees'' looks suspiciously like [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Kaname]] in her MagicalGirl form.
*** The same skit featured [[PuyoPuyo Ponyo Ponyo]] playing in the background
** The ''trailer'' at the end of episode 12 is a jab at Manga/KOn again, calling back what happened in ''Resentment''.
* SketchComedy: A rare {{anime}} example of this format, due to the format of the original manga (at 6-10 pages a week, almost half the length of a normal manga chapter). The anime makes one skit per chapter; while a longer story arc is split into several self-contained chapters, the anime would still be making as many skits as there are chapters. ''High School Boys and Cultural Festival'' used four separate skits in one episode.
* SkirtsAndLadders: poor Ringo is not GenreSavvy enough to recognize this trope.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Poor Literature Girl in ''High School Boys and the Way You Are''...
* SliceOfLife
* TheStinger: {{Omake}} skits, like the ''High School Girls are Funky'' series and Episode 2's ''Daily Life of a Lady'', were made into stingers.
** [[spoiler:After the ''BookEnds'' finale of Episode 12, there is a preview for a ''High School Girls Are Funky'' movie that [[ShoutOut takes a leaf]] out of the ''Manga/KOn'' movie, complete with a trip to London, which suddenly [[GenreShift Genre Shifts]] into a {{Kaiju}}-movie styled showdown between Habara (relapsing into the ''Archdemon'') and her rival, the ''Silver Devil''. Of course, Habara is not pleased.]]
* SurpriseIncest: Poor Emi. Just when she thought she found love in the form of Hidenori, the latter tells her that they are cousins.
* TakeThat: In the web previews' closing song and Episode 3's ''High Schools Girls Are Funky'', characters note that high school girls can do whatever they want and still be popular: [[Manga/KOn rock band]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_girls jazz band]], karate, [[Manga/BambooBlade kendo]] and/or [[Manga/{{Saki}} mahjong]]. Meanwhile, boys don't get much attention because they suck at everything that isn't [[SlamDunk sports]] or [[DragonballZ fighting]].
** The entire show is also considered to be a TakeThat about female archetypes in anime in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium previous decade]].
* TemptingFate: In ''High School Boys and Panties'', the Student Council Vice-President told Motoharu that he got a full view of a girl's panties... and felt depressed out of HeelRealization. Motoharu didn't believe it, and the Vice-President dared Motoharu to try that by calling Ringo-chan in and tricking her into flaunting her panties in front of them... Motoharu's reaction (See HeelRealization) was even more extreme than the Vice-President's.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The two lookalikes of Hidenori and Yoshitake in Episode 4.
** Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake and their {{Distaff Counterpart}}s Habara, Yanagin and Ikushima have a similar dynamic, but since they're the main characters, it's {{subverted}}.
** Takahiro and his classmate in Sanada West
** The two nameless guys who always chat with Yoshitake and Motoharu.
* [[spoiler:TimeSkip: The final skit of the anime season, ''High School Boys and...'', moves fast-forward to graduation day. Motoharu, Karasawa and the Vice-President (now StudentCouncilPresident) get a visit from the latter's predecessor and Ringo, who now attend the same college. Mitsuo [[ThrowTheDogABone finally receives a genuine Zaku Gunpla as a belated birthday present]]. Yoshitake digs up his ''Rubber Shooter'' mask after ten years. Hidenori and the Literature Girl get closer to each other. Tadakuni is congratulated by Mei, then gets a confession from a girl... who turns out to be a HotterAndSexier Nago. [[MoodWhiplash Of course]], it's AllJustADream by Tadakuni. The season actually ends with a reprise of the trio in a LateForSchool scenario [[BookEnds from the beginning of Episode 1]], followed by [[TheStinger a ''preview'']] for a ''High School Girls Are Funky'' movie that takes a page out of that of ''Manga/KOn'']]
* ToBeAMaster: {{Discussed|trope}} in ''High School Boys and Manga'', when Hidenori noticed most boys' manga are like that while their own universe isn't.
* TraumaSwing: Mitsuo did this in ''High School Boys and Mitsuo-kun's Worries'', when his PornStash was discovered.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: An un-animated skit, ''High School Boys and Lifts'', is basically one of this between [[spoiler:Hidenori and the Literature Girl. [[ShaggyDogStory It turns out the Literature Girl was just]] having a case of PottyEmergency]].
* VirginPower: Something every ''boy'' in this series thinks they have.
* VomitDiscretionShot: When NAGO defeats Yanagin in karate, and when Karasawa has a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:after hearing Yanagin's stylized account of the ''war'' with the ''Archdemon'']].
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In the first scary stories skit. Thankfully, it's just transparent blue and looks like water...until you see the [[CringeComedy centipede wriggling around]] in it.
* WidgetSeries
* WorldOfHam: The cast is full of hammy and loud characters.
* WouldntHitAGirl:
** ''High School Boys and the [[SchoolFestival Cultural Festival]] (4)'': Sanada North's StudentCouncilPresident says this near the end of his fight with Ringo... ''after'' she puts him into a headlock.
** ''High School Girls are Funky -- Resentment'': Karasawa did nothing but block Yanagin and Ikushima's attacks. The closest offensive maneuver he did is to turn around so Yanagin instead ends up [[LiteralAssKicking kicking Ikushima's ass]]. The entire thing was, instead, ended by him showing [[spoiler:his scar]]. Cue Yanagin and Ikushima teary-eyed in remorse.
*** Karasawa does it again in ''High School Girls are Funky -- the Girls with Scars'' -- while he did a [[{{Kinnikuman}} Kinniku Buster]] on Yanagin as a payback for what she did in ''Resentment'', he made a dorsal touchdown himself and acted as Yanagin's landing pad... end ended up far more injured than Yanagin was.
** ''High School Boys and Seniority'': Motoharu didn't hit Mino's classmates, who were bullying him... not because they're girls, but because they're [[SempaiKohai senior to him]].
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