Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun: Comedy at its Core

When I decided to watch Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun (GSNK), or Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun, as it is known in English, I did so because of its comedy. And no doubt, GSNK is really hilarious. However, when describing the show’s merits to friends, I find that “it’s funny” is just about the only thing I can say about it. How and why does GSNK, a show with so much potential, end up being about nothing regardless of its interesting romantic premise and manga-creation context? Hopefully I will be able to come to a conclusion by the end of this article.

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