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Manga / Teekyuu

Just your average, ordinary bunch of high school students.

Teekyuu is Slice of Life sports comedy focusing on four precocious school students as they deal with the typical lifestyle of the average teenage high-schooler: Struggling through class, making new friends, being part of school activities, playing sports, cooking, stealing panties, digging up mummies in Egypt with their withered, senile grandmother, befriending an alien and going to their planet...


Wait, what?

Teekyuu is the acid-induced love child of Earth Star Entertainment, creators of Yama No Susume. It was published in 2012 as a manga in Earth Star's self-published Comic Star Magazine, and was adapted the same year into a 2-minute, short format anime by Tokyo Metropolitan Station. The series is currently running on Crunchyroll.

This work provides examples of:

  • Anime Hair: Kanae.
  • Conversation Cut: A Visual Running Gag of sorts in a series that goes as fast as Teekyu, typically induced by some form of Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick. Within one second, a character will be having a perfectly normal conversation, relayed by still frames of the locations of what they're talking about, (i.e., a day at school), then, all of a sudden, they or another person will completely derail themselves by injecting with a non-sequitur that will transport the group to Mars or back in time.
  • Four-Man Band: While the personalities are flip-flopped, but Yuri will typically be the pervert and Kanae will usually be the Butt Monkey. Usually.
  • Genre-Busting: It's technically listed as a "sports comedy" and a "slice of life" series. While there is at least one or two episodes dedicated to showing the girls playing tennis, more often than not the series will have them travel to alien planets with their extraterrestrial best friend, digging mummies in Egypt, and hunting ghosts.
  • Motor Mouth. HOOO boy. While most short-format anime, even Gag Series anime between four and ten minutes long, will go at a slower pace to let its viewers get an understanding of what is being conveyed, Teekyu takes and runs with this trope into the ground, having every character, even those who show up for a scene or two for one episode, speak their lines a mile per millisecond to the point where, if you blink, you've missed an entire episode.
  • Shout-Out: Each episode title is "X With Senpai", the X being the name of a famous movie. Some have included Ju-on With Senpai! and The Grand Budapest Hotel with Senpai!