Directed by Takamatsu Shinji (School Rumble, Ginatama)? Check. Miyu Irino, Sugita Tomokazu and a star-studded supporting cast? Check. Killer OP? Check. I was always looking forward to Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō, but watching the three PVs – really mini-episodes – has me sky-high for this one. If you go by the OP lyrics (is that Milktub?) it’s as if Sunrise had tapped directly into my brain and downloaded all of the bitching I’ve done about the endlessly repetitive “girls in school” series inflicted on the world these last few years. My hope is that this show will be everything I hoped Kimi to Boku (which I’ve come to like just a bit, actually) would be, but isn’t – an authentic and funny series about high school guys that doesn’t play like a pale imitation of all those girls shows, except with dudes. They have the right director, somebody who gets teenaged males, and all three PVs were very funny. I don’t know Yamauchi Yasunobu’s 4-koma manga, but if the rest of the chapters are as good as these three, this one could be one of the funniest series of 2012.