Following their home video release of both seasons in 2013 and 2014, Madman Entertainment have confirmed that both the first and second season of Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai | 僕は友達が少ない) are now streaming via their AnimeLab video-on-demand service.
All twelve episodes of each season are being officially and legally streamed online, with both the Japanese and English dubs being available at no charge for those residing in Australia and New Zealand. This complements Madman’s current home video release on DVD and Blu-ray, with both seasons available on DVD or Blu-ray at approximately $59.95 AUD each. You can read my review of these HERE and HERE.
Season One Synopsis
Yozora’s an abrasive loudmouth whose only friend at school is imaginary. She knows she’s difficult – which makes her better off than Kodoka, a new transfer student who picked up an undeserved bad reputation the second he stepped on campus. Inspired by their shared status as social catastrophes, the two loners unite and start the Neighbors Club, an organization dedicated to finding other misfits and making friends.
In no time, a third member joins their ranks: Sena, a pretty, popular rich girl who annoys Yozora to no end. With Kodoka in the middle of the chaos, the brash brunette and the blonde boy-magnet go ’round and ’round, even as the Neighbors Club begins to grow. Hopefully, the girls can get past their rivalry, because sometimes the friendship you’re looking for is right in front of you, and sometimes the best friends are the friends you never even wanted.
Season Two Synopsis
To: The Neighbors Club
From: Student Council Reps
Re: Club Guidelines
It has come to our attention that your club – officially formed with the goal of “making friends” – has been taking part in questionable behaviors on campus. We’d like to remind you that none of the following are approved club activities:
– Stalking (especially taking candid photos of your peers)
– Playing inappropriate video games
– Watching anime involving adult themes
– The creation of time machines
While we applaud your creative efforts in making a movie about intergalactic samurai robot wars, please note that the costumes do not fit our dress code. In addition, we have reports of brewing drama between Yozora and Sena regarding Kodaka – including the fact that an engagement has taken place. Please fill out required paperwork if the chapel needs to be reserved.