Nariyuki Yuiga, an impoverished third-year high school student, works tirelessly to receive the VIP nomination, a scholarship that would cover all of his college tuition fees. In recognition of his hard work, the headmaster awards him the renowned scholarship. However, this scholarship is given under one condition: he must tutor the school's geniuses in their weakest subjects! Joining his new brigade of pupils are the math maestro Rizu Ogata, who wants to study humanities; the literature legend Fumino Furuhashi, who wants to study science; and Yuiga's sports-savvy childhood friend, Uruka Takemoto, who is hopeless at everything else. Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai follows Yuiga as he tries to teach his three eccentric tutees in a series of strange and comedic antics. But as Ogata's and Furuhashi's ambitions conflict with their talents, will Yuiga be able to help his students achieve their dreams? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
We Never Learn is a serviceable romcom ready to fill the hole in your anime queue that Nisekoi left behind (or burned to the ground, depending on your opinion of its second season). Its male lead is nice, the girls are cute enough, and the fanservice never veers into anything I’d call uncomfortable. Is it interesting though? That question draws a long “ehhhhhhh” from me.
We Never Learn isn’t actively boring, but its premise is pretty thin. Two girls, one a math whiz (Rizu) and the other an amazing wordsmith (Fumino), want careers outside their specialty. The series frames this as their respective talents being a burden. Educators have treated the girls like their destines are preordained because they each have defined academic gifts, with no concern as to whether Rizu or Fumino are actually interested in their respective subjects. You’ll have to suspend your disbelief that an individual could foster talent in a subject that they don’t genuinely care about for this anime to work. Otherwise the show’s mileage is mostly reliant on whether the viewer likes Fumino or Rizu.
Personally, I found Fumino’s self-depreciation pretty grating. She referred to herself as a “lowly worm” a handful of times in between falling asleep. That more or less sums up her personality as of the first episode. Rizu makes it out slightly better but doesn’t quite escape the human-calculator-doesn’t-understand-people character mold. There’s room to explore her lack of emotional intelligence, but it’s far too early to say whether a romcom is going to handle the topic with composure or not.
We Never Learn offers up a bare-bones premise of love quadrangle hijinks (an athlete looks to be joining the trio in the next episode), but gives us little to chew on in the drama or comedy department. It’s an easy-breezy watch if this is your particular anime comfort food but if your spare time is looking tight already, you could easily skip it all together. You can also free Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai anime watch online and free download anime.