First Impressions: Chronicles of the Going Home Club

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Alternate titles: Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku
Manga adaptation by Nomad
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Premise: A girl with an incomprehensibly massive hair antenna joins a literal “Go Home Club.” Cute girls, cute things and a bunch of 4th wall breaking gags.

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Lifesong’s Verdict: 4th Wall Breaking Ahoge

Somewhere between watching the martial arts chick fight all the bears and the rich girl running up the budget I was sold on this show. It’s not the most exciting thing ever, but it’s 4th wall breaking gags are a lot of fun. Most of the gags revolve around breaking the 4th wall, but in the 20 plus minutes of this first episode that never got old. I will have to watch more of this.

Jel’s Verdict: Take This One Home

Based on the show’s description I was expecting super boring, lazy school club comedy with a bunch of unmotivated girls sitting around not wanting to do anything. So I was pleasantly surprised to see how much pure energy Go Home Club brought to the table. Far from lazy, they go for a more ridiculous, over-the-top, fourth wall smashing style humor. Who wants to sit around eating snacks when you can travel the world fighting bears? With the initial shock value out of the way I have to wonder if the show will be able to stay funny, but I’ll give it another episode and see how it goes.

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Marlin’s Verdict: First Muromi, now this?

It seems someone out there realizes there is an incredibly small niche for biology-related otaku humor and I am at the nexus of it. Thus, some parts of this episode were probably even funnier for me than one would normally anticipate. Even putting that aside, this had some great 4th wall breaking bits that definitely got a good chuckle out of me. The characters are a bit cliche, but I’m guessing that’s the point. The part about the show’s budget showed how well they can play with the old heiress trope, so I’m pretty satisfied with how they’ve handled things so far. This is definitely a keeper in a season where I’m seeing little other than sequels and shows I already know the plot of to keep me company.

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