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Hajime Usami and Sayo Arima, first year students of Nagashima High School, discover the "Traditional Arts Preservation Club" and decide to join in. Hilarity Ensues.
Double J is a unique "cultural gag manga" written by Eiji Nonaka (of Sakigake Cromartie Koukou fame) and illustrated by Maru Asakura. It was adapted into a rather brief anime by DLE, airing from June 28 to September 14, 2011, as part of the Yuruani programming block. The anime episodes are quite short, being only 4 minutes long.
- Adaptation Dye Job: Hajime's hair is brown in the manga, but blue-green in the anime. Aya's hair, on the other hand, is dark blue-green in the manga but black in the anime.
- But Not Too Foreign: Françoise Sakai, the president of the Comedy Club, is half French.
- Butt Monkey: Poor Toothpick-san gets absolutely no respect.
- Cut Short: The anime. Just watch Episode 11. Wow.
- See you again!!
- Edutainment Show: Between all those Seinfeildian Conversations and Non Sequiturs, you may actually end up learning something about Japanese traditional arts!
- Everybody Calls Him Barkeep: Toothpick-san.
- Expy: Françoise's character is quite similar to that of Cromartie's Yamaguchi.
- Gag Series: It's Eiji Nonaka. What did you expect?
- Hot Shounen Mom: Hajime's mother.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The title of each episode is a pun involving a known slogan or phrase and the word "tradition".
- Japanese School Club
- Joshikousei: ...plus one guy.
- Limited Animation: Very Limited Animation. It's probably intentional, though.
- Medium Blending: The anime features real life backgrounds. Episode 7 is 90% live footage.
- My Name Is Not Toothpick-san!
- Non Standard Character Design: The female students are drawn in the typical cute anime style, the male studens in a cartoony, Thick Line Animation style, and the adults look much more realistic. There are live action segments, too.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hajime (blue) and Sayo (red).
- Running Gag: Toothpick-san and her toothpicks.
- Ichirou's frog manga.
- Sailor Fuku: And all of them look different, despite all the girls going to the same school.
- Serious Business: Comedy, for Françoise and the Comedy Club.
Françoise: A comedian doesn't need love!
- Shout-Out: Episode 9 of the anime features Hajime and Sayo drawn in the style of Sakigake Cromartie Koukou. The female gorilla also makes an appearance (and talks in a really cute voice, as she's supposed to be Aya).
- Also, Hajime and Sayo's very Cromartie-esque Reaction Shot.
- Sweat Drop: Here they look like paper clips, for some reason.
- Take a Third Option: Bird trainer Sanada, in Episode 8.
Hajime and Sayo: Completely wrong!