Wasteful Days of High School Girls
|Wasteful Days of High School Girls|
Cover of Wasteful Days of High School Girls volume 1 by Kadokawa Shoten
(Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai)
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Imprint||Kadokawa Comics Ace|
|Original run||2014 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Takeo Takahashi (Chief)|
|Written by||Masahiro Yokotani|
|Music by||Tomoki Kikuya|
|Licensed by||Sentai Filmworks|
|Original network||AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, SUN, BS11|
|Original run||July 5, 2019 – present|
Wasteful Days of High School Girls (女子高生の無駄づかい Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai) is a Japanese manga series by Bino, serialized online via Niconico Seiga, Comic Newtype, and pixiv Comic websites since 2014. It has been collected in four tankōbon volumes by Kadokawa Shoten. An anime television series adaptation by Passione premiered on July 5, 2019.
The names and nicknames of all the characters are puns and allusions to the central “quirk” of their personality. For example, the name Lily is a hint of a lilies, whose Japanese title "yuri" is also used to refer to lesbian love in Japanese pop culture.
- Nozomu "Baka" Tanaka (田中 望 Tanaka Nozomu)
- Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki
- The central character and an incredibly stupid girl. Her stupidity and annoying behavior is so remarkable that even close friends call her "Baka", which means "idiot" in Japanese.
- Akane "Wota" Kikuchi (菊池 茜 Kikuchi Akane)
- Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu
- An aspiring manga artist and a fan of yaoi media. She also listens to the music of the Vocaloid producer Teishotoku-P, who unbeknownst to her is actually her homeroom teacher Waseda.
- Shiori "Robo" Saginomiya (鷺宮 しおり Saginomiya Shiori)
- Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki
- Saku "Loli" Momoi (百井 咲久 Momoi Saku)
- Voiced by: Maria Naganawa
- A short girl who looks like a primary school student. Her appearance is ironically combined with her childhood innocence, which is why Loli is constantly becoming a victim of "adult" misunderstandings. She lives with her grandmother as her parents are working overseas in Germany.
- Minami "Yamai" Yamamoto (山本 美波 Yamamoto Minami)
- Voiced by: Miyu Tomita
- A girl with a chunibyo personality, who dyed her hair blond. She often speaks with Waseda regarding her thoughts and plans.
- Kanade "Majime" Ninomae (一 奏 Ninomae Kanade)
- Voiced by: Rie Takahashi
- Tomboy-ish shy girl who is incredibly popular with others because of her masculine appearance, but she herself doesn't notice it because of her social clumsiness. Thanks to her outstanding logical thinking, Majime is incredibly talented in mathematics, but at the same time completely ignorant in ordinary human relationships. For this reason, she admires Robo incredibly, who she considers equally smart and sociable girl and even stalking her to record her every action for her research.
- Hisui "Majo" Kujō (久条 翡翠 Kujō Hisui)
- Voiced by: M.A.O
- A student who rarely comes to school and who has an interest in the occult. She has a twin sister named Kohaku.
- Lily Someya (染谷 リリィ Someya Rirī)
- Voiced by: Satomi Satō
- A popular beauty who is transferred to this school in the 5th episode. Her role in the plot is a parody of lesbian characters, although it is unclear how much this is connected with her real sexuality or just phobia for men, which for some reason affects Tanaka too. One way or another, Lily becomes one of the most popular girls of their school, although her life is often complicated due to the quirks of other characters.
- Masataka "Waseda" Sawatari (佐渡 正敬 Sawatari Masataka)
- Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu
- The class's homeroom teacher. He is only attracted to female university students. He also regularly has consultations with Yamai; a running gag involves his glasses breaking when Yamai mentions something regarding her chunibyo behavior. Outside of school, he is secretly a Vocaloid producer who goes by the name Teishotoku-P.
- Rie "USB" Mikami (三上 理恵 Mikami Rie)
- Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi
An anime television series adaptation was announced on November 1, 2018. The series is animated by Passione and directed by Hijiri Sanpei, with Takeo Takahashi as chief director, Masahiro Yokotani handling series composition, and Sachiko Yasuda designing the characters. Tomoki Kikuya is composing the music. The series premiered on July 5, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, SUN, and BS11. Chinatsu Akasaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Aki Toyosaki performed the series' opening theme song "Wa! Moon! dass! cry!", as well as the series' ending theme song "Seishun no Reverb".
|No.||Title||Original air date|
Transcription: "Sugoi" (Japanese: すごい)
|July 5, 2019|
Transcription: "Manga" (Japanese: まんが)
|July 12, 2019|
Transcription: "Wasuremono" (Japanese: わすれもの)
|July 19, 2019|
Transcription: "Majime" (Japanese: まじめ)
|July 26, 2019|
Transcription: "Rirī" (Japanese: りりぃ)
|August 2, 2019|
Transcription: "Majo" (Japanese: まじょ)
|August 9, 2019|
Transcription: "Yamai" (Japanese: やまい)
|August 16, 2019|
Transcription: "Mizugikai" (Japanese: みずぎかい)
|August 23, 2019|
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- "Sentai Filmworks Cuts Class with "Wasteful Days of High School Girls"". Sentai Filmworks. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
- "Wasteful Days of High School Girl Anime's Promo Video Reveals More Cast, July Premiere". Anime News Network. March 22, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
- "Wasteful Days of High School Girl Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
- "Wasteful Days of High School Girl Anime's Cast Performs Theme Songs". Anime News Network. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
- "Wasteful Days of High School Girl Anime Reveals July 5 Premiere". Anime News Network. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.