Characters That Made My Year – Literary Girl (The Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Three)
Keeping things going with one of the years most memorable side characters from one of the best comedies of the year – Literary Girl from The Daily Lives of High School Boys.
Everything about Nichibros appealed to me, the whole series was just amusing. However the segments with the Literary Girl were just genius. She isn’t a developed character in the show; it’s more her affect on Hidenori and her own awesome reactions to everything at made Literary Girl’s segments so much fun. Each encounter between Hidenori & Literary Girl escalated the awkwardness and ridiculousness, until it turned into a slapstick chase scene – amazing how they got to that point after the initial “the wind is crying” conversation.
My favourite encounter is the one where in her increasingly flustered state, Literary Girl ends up falling on Hidenori, and he eventually ends up accidentally knocking her out & abandoning her by the riverside. The way there is only really Hidenori’s rambling monologue to accompany Literary Girls increasingly bizarre & desperate flailing about in the background, made this segment hilarious. Gotta love Nichibros, it was great fun!