Recently, I watched Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai — and just wow. First, I can’t believe I didn’t watch it sooner, but I was surprised by how good the story was. Sure, it has great sexy scenes (Sena is life), but the way it portrays social isolation hit home at times.
Introverts, gamers, and perverts are looked down upon by society, especially those that are in high school. People call them edgy, hipsters, and other negative labels without trying to get to them. Kodaka and The Neighbors Club just want to belong and to be understood, which can lead to them lashing out to society as a concept.
Understanding is a two-way street, and the main characters slowly learn that they can lean on each other as they open up to the world. I think that’s a pretty neat message coming from an anime that has an ecchi reputation.