YMMV: Daily Lives of High School Boys

  • All Women Are Doms All Men Are Subs: Despite the "no kissing no hugging" premise, a good chunk of the series is little more than women beating the crap out of men, and most women in the series are aggressive asskickers. The student council president gives the impression that he may enjoy being slapped around by Ringo as much as she loves dishing it out.
  • Ear Worm: "Ohisama". Ba Ba Ba Ba Ra Ri Ra Ba Ba Ba...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Karasawa, the Literature Girl, Ringo-chan, Habara/Archdemon and NAGO. Several popularity polls in, and Karasawa and Habara in particular seem to have permanently occupied some of the top places, coming in (as of the March 2012 poll) in 1st and 2nd place, respectively.
    • Given Tadakuni has been seriously Out of Focus after the first volume of manga and the fifth episode of anime, his position in the polls—far beyond Hidenori and Yoshitake—also makes him one.
  • Fan Nickname
    • Gilgamesh for Yoshitake, on account of his blonde, slicked-back hair.
    • Nichibros, for the entire series.
    • "The Three Baka," Japanese nickname for the main trio.
    • "Stoner-kun"
  • Friendly Fandoms: The relationship between this show's fandom and Nichijou's fandom, both due to them being similar in name and due to them sharing a genre. Both will argue about which show they think is better, but the arguments never get heated, and both fandoms seem to respect each other and their respective shows. If someone has only seen one show and not the other, fans will often urge them to watch the other as well.
  • Hey, It's That Voice! Hidenori & Yoshitake are Gintoki & Okita from Gintama. There's also some similarities between D Kn N's theme & Gintama's 3ed season opening.
    • this may count if the Prez is Katsura, Karasawa is Shigeshige Tokugawa (SHOGUUUN KA YOOOO!) Yanagin is Sa-chan, Ikushima is Kuriko Matsudaira etc.
      • Well for Puella Magica series, Ringo is Madoka, Ikushima is Akemi and Emi is Mami Tomoe. There is a drawing of her being chased by a headless Mami [1]
  • Ho Yay: Hidenori and Yoshitake has been prominent, due to their Mistaken for Gay moment, and then there is High School Boys and Annoyances...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In High School Boys and Ghost Stories 2, Tadakuni tells a story about seeing what's under Karasawa's hat and only says it's hilarious, setting up a chase scene after Karasawa to take his hat, and Tadakuni saying in the background he made it up. Fast-forward to a few chapters/episodes later where Karasawa shows he does have something under his hat, namely, a scar from his confrontation against the Archdemon.
    • In High School Boys and Morning Journey, if Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake are role playing any of Square Enix games (particularly the Dragon Quest,) then come Final Fantasy Type-0 which Eight, King and Jack are voiced by the former.
    • One chapter involved the boys discussing if there were series about Magical Boys. Winter 2015 Anime Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! runs on the exact same premise—and directed by Daily Lives of High School Boys's Shinji Takamatsu.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Would you forgive Habara?
      • NO.
      • Shut the fuck up, Habara.
  • Shipping: If after the author's comment that the series is strictly a comedy with No Hugging and No Kissing, you'd expect that something like this wouldn't happen, you thought wrong. Indeed, there are several fan-favorites just from the anime alone, including but not limited to:
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Inverted with Tadakuni is a Generic Guy with no backstory and has fewer relationships with other characters than his two friends Hidenori and Yoshitake. Tadakuni's suffers from being Out of Focus, with no presence in some episodes and many chapters. His status is often lampshaded. He's Out of Focus after the first volume and episode 5, making him somewhat like an Ensemble Dark Horse.

Alternative Title(s):

Danshi Koukousei No Nichijou