Hajime Usami and Sayo Arima, first year students of Nagashima High School, discover the "Traditional Arts Preservation Club" and decide to join in. Hilarity Ensues.
Double J is a unique "cultural gag manga" written by Eiji Nonaka (of Cromartie High School fame) and illustrated by Maru Asakura, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2009 to 2011. It was adapted into a rather brief anime by DLE, airing from June 28 to September 14, 2011, as part of the Yuruani programming block. The anime episodes are quite short, being only 4 minutes long.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Hajime's hair is brown in the manga, but blue-green in the anime. Aya's hair, on the other hand, is dark blue-green in the manga but black in the anime.
- But Not Too Foreign: Françoise Sakai, the president of the Comedy Club, is half French.
- Butt-Monkey: Poor Toothpick-san gets absolutely no respect.
- Cut Short: The anime. Just watch Episode 11. Wow.
- See you again!!
- Edutainment Show: Between all those Seinfeildian Conversations and Non Sequiturs, you may actually end up learning something about Japanese traditional arts!
- Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Toothpick-san.
- Expy: Françoise's character is quite similar to that of Cromartie's Yamaguchi.
- Gag Series: It's Eiji Nonaka. What did you expect?
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The title of each episode is a pun involving a known slogan or phrase and the word "tradition".
- Japanese School Club
- Joshikousei: ...plus one guy.
- Limited Animation: Very Limited Animation. It's probably intentional, though.
- Medium Blending: The anime features real life backgrounds. Episode 7 is 90% live footage.
- Non-Standard Character Design: The female students are drawn in the typical cute anime style, the male students in a cartoony, Thick-Line Animation style, and the adults look much more realistic. There are live action segments, too.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hajime (blue) and Sayo (red).
- Running Gag: Toothpick-san and her toothpicks.
- Ichirou's frog manga.
- Sailor Fuku: And all of them look different, despite all the girls going to the same school.
- Serious Business: Comedy, for Françoise and the Comedy Club.Françoise: A comedian doesn't need love!
- Shout-Out: Episode 9 of the anime features Hajime and Sayo drawn in the style of Cromartie High School. The female gorilla also makes an appearance (and talks in a really cute voice, as she's supposed to be Aya).
- Also, Hajime and Sayo's very Cromartie-esque Reaction Shot.
- Sweat Drop: Here they look like paper clips, for some reason.
- Take a Third Option: Bird trainer Sanada, in Episode 8.Hajime and Sayo: Completely wrong!