My Ordinary Life (2011 IMDb)

Categorization

Comedy, based on the Azumanga Daioh (2002) variety of high-school comedy: female-centric and tied to gilded everyday life concerns and pacing. This one branches out in all directions. There is SF, action and romantic comedy, and moments that could in fact happen in everyday life. Despite this great variety, metafiction is kept well below Pani Poni Dash! (2005) levels.

Subject

Modern Japan. In a group of three friends, one is a blank-faced carver of Buddhist miniatures, one secretly authors BL manga, and the third is basically Yomi.

Commentary

Less consistently funny than Azumanga Daioh, and less endearing as a result of its wild leaps, but many of the jokes are excellent and the dull parts are not very dull.

Japanese production animation series