Odagaki Hiroshi is just an average second year student at Tomei university. One day, his girlfriend dumps him with the words, "you're boring because you're too normal". With the help of his classmate Sudou Shun, he joins the schools Shakespeare Research group, a group only consisting of strange people.
I watched this after reading the description. "Boring guy joins interesting club and hopes to change?" Possible character development, bonding, and laughs along the way? Sounds good, let's pop this jank in.
So, yeah! In the beginning, we spend about six minutes hearing redundant commentary on how boring Yamamoto's character is. In the moment, it seems like too much. Then you think about the fact you only have a little over forty minutes to get a whole story in.
After some screwy humor and wordplay, you notice that Yamamoto hasn't been on the screen for a while. Okay. Now it's Mizubata's character, an extremely passionate screwy guy... or something. That's alright... right? Then there's Sasaki, the newbie, and Sugimoto, the girl who wants to be the center of attention...
Well, in the end there end up being about four (arguably more) simultaneous storylines going on, which leaves them little time to develop. Then you consider that the jokes -- or rather, silliness most of the time -- takes even more time away from any story or character development, you feel shortchanged and annoyed. At least, I did.
I dunno, this one ended up being a mess for me. If they wanted to capitalize more on the humor, it could've been condensed to half the length and been better than it was. It could've expanded on the character development and been a few times longer. But for being the length it was, too much is being sloppily tossed into a package it can't fit in.