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Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken

October 13, 2014

This autumn season several new anime are otaku centric. Next to “Denkigai no Honya-san”, a comedy about daily life at a large doujin bookstore and “SHIROBAKO” which revolves around those working in the anime production industry, there is “Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken”.

Adapted from the four panel manga “旦那が何を言っているかわからない件” by Shinja Cool-Kyou, this comedy anime shows us the quirky marital struggles of typical office lady Kaoru to understand her otaku husband Hajime.


Instead of a serious approach, “Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken” is a hilarious comedy where each episode is a veritable rapid-fire of jokes, innuendo and awkward situations that Kaoru and Hajima face.

Animation by studio Seven is rather plain, but considering its episodes are not even four minutes long and it chains each joke into the next, such simple animation does not detract from enjoying this comedy. Appreciated how despite this short running time and the predictable nature of most skits, the show nonetheless conveys some depth to its main characters and their relationship.

If you are looking for a fun otaku comedy, then definitely give this show a try, it will only take up a few minutes of your time anyway. “Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken” is available on Crunchyroll.

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