These anime characters take laziness to a whole new level, which is something we could all use a little more of from time to time.
Regardless matter where one lives, relaxing and unwinding is a universally enjoyable activity. However, if you find yourself spending most of your waking hours snoozing, it may be time to reassess how you spend your time. There are some people (and anime characters) that learn to be more productive over time, but there are just as many characters who are distinguished solely by their sloth.
There are a number of possible explanations for this behavior, including a dislike of the work environment or a tendency toward antisocial behavior. After putting in long hours at their day jobs, some of the characters just want to relax in their spare time, while others are living it up in their youth. It doesn’t matter what the motive, there’s no shortage of laziness in anime characters.
1. Hotaro Is Dedicated To Energy Conservation (Hyoka)
It’s not for the sake of the world that Hotaro Oreki talks about prioritizing energy conservation in Hyoka; rather, he means it for himself. When it comes to getting Hotaro to put his mind to something, the problem is getting him to put his energy into it.
Throughout the series, Eru Chitanda, Hotaro’s classmate, pushes him to solve different riddles, much to his chagrin. In an ironic twist, Hotaro’s efforts to conserve energy often result in him using more energy than he should.
2. Hachiman’s Loner Mentality Keeps Him Inactive (OreGairu)
Hachiman Hikigaya’s role in this series, also known as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, is to be as anti-social as possible. His rebellious, loner personality keeps him apart from others because he doesn’t like to rely on anyone but himself.
For this reason, he has a low-energy outlook on life and avoids engaging in any activities that require more of him than he is prepared to offer. However, as the series progresses, Hachiman begins to show more and more empathy for the characters around him.
3. Shikamaru’s Laziness Made Him Famous (Naruto)
Shikamaru Nara stood out in Naruto because he disliked doing anything that required a lot of work, which may have something to do with his innate intelligence. In his early years, he was regularly spotted snoozing about because of the “troublesome” obligations he had to shoulder.
As a result, he prefers to work smarter rather than harder, and is always seeking for the quickest and most efficient way to get the job done. The fact that Shikamaru is prone to laziness doesn’t imply he isn’t capable of hard effort, and he has demonstrated this numerous times during the series.
4. Gintoki Balances Laziness With Passion (Gintama)
Gintoki Sakata is a businessman despite though he spends much of his time reading Shonen Jump and occasionally picking his nose. Even though he started the Yorozuya in Gintama with the goal of taking on any odd work, Gintoki takes his jobs very seriously.
His younger employees appreciate his laid-back attitude and the fact that he spends most of his time telling jokes and getting into arguments about trivial matters so they may have a good time.
5. Konata’s So Lazy That Her Grades Suffer For It (Lucky Star)
Konata Izumi’s grades in Lucky Star are one of the more puzzling elements of her personality, despite her above-average intelligence. Konata is remarkably sharp if the subject is fascinating or linked to her otaku interests, and she always crams before school tests in order to avoid having to take additional lessons. Even though she’s a gifted athlete, she’s reluctant to join a team at school because it would interfere with her ability to watch her favorite anime on a regular basis.
6. Yui Joined The Light Music Club Thinking It Would Be Easy (K-On!)
Yui Hirasawa’s days in K-ON! were spent careless, forgetful, and indolent. The Light Music Club sounded easy enough, so when it came time to pick a club for high school, Yui went with that one.
As a result of her astonishment, she was able to realize that the club was actually a place where she could learn the guitar. However, even when it comes to playing guitar, Yui performs naturally rather than according to theory.
7. Umaru Regularly Lazes About At Home (Himouto! Umaru-Chan)
Outwardly, Umaru Doma appears to be a typical high school student. However, when she is at home, she changes into a couch potato. Himouto’s complete story! The plot of Umaru-chan revolves around his dual selves as a model high school student and a hopelessly narcissistic anime fanboy.
While at home, Umaru is depicted as a chibi, highlighting her infantile reluctance to doing chores. Taihei, her older brother, has to put up with her constant moaning and junk food binges while she indulges in her favorite otaku pastimes.
8. Aizawa Is Never Too Far Away From His Beloved Sleeping Bag (My Hero Academia)
In My Hero Academia, the character Shota Aizawa knows how to work hard when it counts, but he prefers to use as little energy as possible. In an effort to relax, he’s brought his sleeping bag to work, where he’s curled up and read a book while lecturing. Aizawa, despite his efforts to conserve energy, is still an excellent U.A. mentor who cares about his pupils’ well-being.
9. Spike Doesn’t Like Getting Himself Worked Up (Cowboy Bebop)
Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop is best described by one word: “cool.”
Spike is a man who embodies Bruce Lee’s idea of “being like water” and allowing himself to be carried along by the currents of life with the least amount of effort possible.
Spike and Jet spend much of their time on the Bebop relaxing when he isn’t out pursuing a bounty. The only time he’s seen to be excited about anything else is while hunting for an unclaimed reward. So, perhaps, the rest of his time is devoted to energy conservation.
10. Usagi Is A Typical Lazy Teenager (Sailor Moon)
Despite her position as the Sailor Scouts’ leader, Usagi Tsukino is an incorrigible crybaby who has a tendency toward lethargy and clumsiness in Sailor Moon. She enjoys reading comics and snacking while avoiding studies.
To be fair to her, she’s a strong leader who believes in the goodness of all people, even when they’re doing badly. Her favorite pastimes include eating, sleeping, reading manga, playing video games, and shopping, all of which require no effort.