Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless Episode 4


Tanaka-kun is absolutely committed to a sedentary lifestyle and is overwhelmed with obstacles such as school, eating, friendships and just moving on a daily basis. His mission is to avoid anything that may require energy.


Tanaka-kun embodies laziness but this episode sees him as his most active yet. After causing papers to be crumpled (oh no) he is enlisted to assist in reprinting. All of which is the set up for introducing our hopeless girl of the week who has a hidden dilemma who can somehow be saved by Tanaka’s overall apathy. I hate the way female characters have been constructed so far in this show and yet, borrowing from Tanaka, it just doesn’t seem worth my energy to worry about it. The running gag is Tanaka is lazy and this episode doesn’t move beyond.

Sorry for the abrupt ending but I finally reviewed something in exactly 100 words.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is available on Anime Lab and Crunchyroll.

7 thoughts on “Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless Episode 4

  1. I really enjoyed Episode 4 of Tanaka-Kun. Shirashi was an intersting character but everything was so predictable. If Tanaka-Kun doesn’t become more interesting then I think many will develop a laziness when it comes to watching it.

  2. As Tanaka said, he’d like to marry Ohta because he carries him around. Great grounds for a relationship, but to each their own.

  3. Well… Shiraishi is especially bad, but I don’t mind the loli or the childhood friend. However Ohta is obviously the best girl out of all of them.

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