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Akira Souma believes there are three kinds of people: those who wear glasses, those who don't, and the ladies. He's so convinced of this, that he has founded Meganebu, a club for glasses wearers, at his school. There are a total of four members: Akira, Takuma, Yukiya, Mitsuki, and provisional member Hayato. Together, they will... show glasses wearers' superiority to the world, or something like that. And build X-ray Glasses.

Meganebu! started as otome Drama CDs, later adapted into a Slice of Life Comedy anime for the Fall 2013 season with a different cast. It is directed by Soubi Yamamoto (Kono Danshi series) at Studio DEEN, with character designs by Atsuko Nakajima. This article focuses on the animated version.


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Meganebu! provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The original material are Drama CDs after all.
  • All Men Are Perverts: The boys' ultimate goal is to build X-Ray Glasses to see through women's clothes.
    • However, it could be argued that the only one set on achieving it is Akira. The rest are just following him.
    • Subverted. That's not what he's aiming for. See The Reveal below.
  • Art Shift: Twice so far.
    • In Episode 4, Takuma is dreaming. The borders become pastels and the overall coloring is even more saturated.
    • In Episode 5, when Akira is remembering why he dislikes praying mantises. It's very creepy to say the least.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Mitsuki's dog, Norio-San.
  • Bishōnen: Everyone but Hayato.
  • Bland-Name Product: Yukiya has his yPad. yPod is also mentioned at one point.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Cool Shades in Episode 3.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Verges into this territory sometimes with its treatment of Hayato.
  • Cool Old Lady: The Lunchlady from episode 8. Who turns out to be a published author on nutrition, and a fellow Glasses Wearer.
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  • Crazy-Prepared: Akira, always.
  • Design Student's Orgasm: The animation is very stylish, with strong colors, patterned layers and creative layouts. This is a staple of Soubi Yamamoto's works.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Glasses. Cream puff. Discuss.
    • It doesn't help that Yukiya takes a bit with his finger and licks it... quite erotically.
    • In Episode 3, we see Akira like this. Of course, it's because Kouichi is sitting on his stomach, but still...
  • Epic Fail: Every attempt at building the X-Ray Glasses so far.
  • Eye Scream: Every time Mitsuki tortures Hayato by poking his eyes through the frames of Hayato's fake glasses.
  • Gag Series
  • Imagine Spot: Akira and Mitsuki have a lot of these.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Everyone has their moments, but especially Akira.
  • Made of Explodium: Most of the stuff that the club invents.
  • Megane: Everyone. In fact, those who aren't appear as Faceless Masses.
    • Taken to its logical extreme in the last episode: when they put glasses on, they gain human appearance.
  • Mood Whiplash: While in general it's a wacky comedy show, there are sudden sad moments, like the ends of episodes 3 and 12.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Wearing glasses.
  • One-Gender School: A technical all-boys school.
  • Opaque Lenses: Given the nature of the series, expect these to come up sometimes.
  • Out of Focus: Some or even all of the protagonists are absent in some episodes. Most notable in the second half of Episode 10, which stars the teachers and Tetsuo.
  • The Reveal: In the last episode, we learn the real reason why Akira is so determined to build the X-Ray Glasses. His brother is blind.
  • Sempai Kouhai: Mitsuki and Hayato call Akira sempai.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Episode 1 references Angel Beats! in the Mission Start! sequence.
    • Also in Episode 1, Yukiya does a pronounced head tilt. This may have been done in acknowledgement of the show looking like Studio Shaft's usual style.
    • Yukiya does Jojo-like poses in Episode 2. And then in Episode 5 Akira does the Ripple, complete with Written Sound Effects.
    • Taken to hilarious extremes in Episode 6 when the five of them strike Jojo poses on the train. As a game to see who falls first.
    • Episode 8 references Phoenix Wright.
    • The first half of Episode 10 goes crazy with this trope, referencing Jumanji, Harry Potter, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Men in Black all at once.
      Mitsuki: I've seen this in a movie!
      Hayato: It's because this game rips off a movie too!


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