Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: coming of age, family, growing up, high school, love rectangle, school, school life, tsundere, unrequited love
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Despite Ryuji Takasu’s gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent. Class rearrangements on his second high school year put him together with his best friend, Yusaku Kitamura, and his hidden crush, Minori Kushieda. Along with these two comes Kushieda’s best friend, Taiga Aisaka. Her delicate appearance contrasts with her brutal personality. Secretly in love with Kitamura, Taiga agrees to help Ryuji with his love interest as long as he helps her get closer to hers.
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2008-10-01 to 2009-03-25
This is one of my favorite shows. It exudes a type of effortless awesomeness that can be only matched by a few other shows.