Miss Nagatoro’s second season has arrived this Winter, and her attacks are like never before. Want to skip ahead of the first season? No problem! Join us as we reminisce the events of Don’t Toy with Me Miss Nagatoro so far!
Every day, aspiring artist Senpai is mercilessly teased by Hayase Nagatoro, a first-year student he meets one day in the library while working on his manga. After reading his story and seeing his awkward demeanor, she decides from that moment on to spend her free time to “toy” with him.
About Season 1
The story of Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro) is simple – One day, Naoto Hachiouji is working on his manga in the school’s library; a few of his pages fell out and is picked up by one of Nagatoro’s friends. While her friends make their remark’s and leave the scene, Nagatoro stays behind to show her unorthodox affections form him and does this by psychologically torturing him until he cries. She then decides she’s going to regularly tease and torment him, call him “Senpai”, and invade his sanctuary, the art clubroom, and use it as a hangout spot. After all of that, plus being pushed into a waterway, Naoto still tells Nagatoro that he enjoys her company and doesn’t mind being around her. We later see the art club president threatening to shut down the club after she believes that Senpai has lost his purpose for being an artist; the two compromises with a competition. Given that this is Nagatoro and her clique’s fault, the group helps Senpai in surprising ways.
The anime has a small cast, with the main characters featuring Naoto Hachiouji and Hasaye Nagatoro (also known as Hayacchi). Nagatoro’s friends are also showed throughout the season which includes Maki Gamou (better known as Gamo-chan, the assertive one), Yoshi (the nicest by default), and Sakura (pretends to be friendly to take advantage of men). The art club president, Sana Sunomiya is also seen in the first season.
When I first got into the anime series, I wasn’t expecting it to be as good in the way it is. It gives a weird but wholesome vibe in its own way, and it’s something I don’t see often. Additionally, the teasing can be overbearing but isn’t extreme nor overdone; it’s portrayed naturally, thus creating a more believable romance. The main reason Nagatoro constantly bugs Senpai and only him, is because she cares deeply for him. If she didn’t, she wouldn’t take lengths to be a menace to society in the art clubroom every day. Senpai (of course) doesn’t mind her antics as she adds a spark to his life, as well as the fact that she’s cute. With chemistry being what it is, most of the romance revolves around Senpai being teased, but with its own charm. Overall, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro is a good romantic comedy that manages to be hilarious and wholesome all in one. If you’re interested in this type of genre, or are a glutton for punishment, I’d recommend giving this series a spin.