Japanese: HAPPY☆LESSON THE FINAL
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2004 to Oct 22, 2004
30 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.011 (scored by 2415 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
comedy harem romance
SynopsisWhen Mitsuki learns that the highschool is going to destroy the old school building, she is saddened at the thought of so many memories being erased. Chitose and the rest of the moms spring into action to stop the demolition. During their efforts, Fumitsuki, Chitose, and Mitsuki finally realize their true feelings.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Happy Lesson
Prequel: Happy☆Lesson: Advance
Characters & Voice Actors
Happy Lesson: The Final is the conclusion to the Happy Lesson series in 3 20+ minute OVA's. However, the story takes a strong turn towards the deeper feelings of the main character Chitose.
To me, the story begins with the first episodes of the Happy Lesson series. It's a very fun-loving story revolving around a young man, Chitose, and 5 women, who are also his teachers, acting as his effective mothers. While many events happen, "The Final" wraps the entire story up. Concerned about his "mother" Mutsuki, Chitose takes it into his and his other 4 "mothers" hands to help her out. Throughout the later episodes of Happy Lesson Advanced, there are hints about the events that transpire in "The Final." The constant foreshadowing of what is to come keeps you interested and focused on what will happen.
I watched the series on youtube, so I wasn't too concerned with the art. It is what it is.
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I particularly liked the characters of Happy Lesson. To be completely honest, the Women in Chitose's life would be the same as those found in one of those "Dating sim" type of games. There's the super strong Satsuki, the sword wielding nurse Yayoi, the super cute art teacher Uzuki, the introverted scientist Kisaragi, and the literary teacher Mitsuki. Of course they would, it's a Harem style anime. What I enjoyed about the characters is how much they all are genuinely concerned over how they can better Chitose's life as acting like his mother.
There is nothing incredible about the main character, but his circumstances make for an incredible story.
I enjoyed this series so much. After watching the ending, I can officially say it is one of my favorites. I love endings that are happy and not filled with question or regret, which is why this ending i s so perfect. It doesn't matter "how" it ends as long as it is happy. This ending made the series that much more enjoyable and would make me want to watch the series more and more.
I gave the overall a 10 because I feel the most important part of watching something or doing something is enjoying it. Since I enjoyed the series so much, I have to consider it for a 10. Though the ending definitely helped.
I really recommend the series to anyone. It really makes you think about family, love, and what is happiness. Being what it is, you can't help but be drawn in by the events that take place and what the characters feel. read more
Happy Lessons: Finals, takes what two TV series and an OVA did very well in accomplishing, and DESTROYS IT!
Art and Sound are as beautiful and intricate as the previous and have no complaints about.
Here's how you sum up Happy Lessons, and Happy Lessons: Advance. Chitose Hitose, an angry, young man who lost his family years ago, finds hiimself the "son" of five teachers at his high school. And for 30+ episodes, they are his teachers, and his "mama's". Nothing sexual implied (except for the occasional fanservice goodness that even Chitose doesn't recognize), nothing implied that their relationship is anything other than a son and his mother's. And it did a VERY GOOD JOB! The focus of the story was about family, it was about what the term family meant, and shows that it's possible to love someone not-blood related if they were.
And Finals DESTORYS IT! It successfully demolishes what all previous series did well. Everything that happened from the beginng of HL to the end of HL:A is thrown to the way-side and they basically say none of that ever happened. They throw away the premise for an ending to a multiple girls-one guy show that could have turned out to be spectacular, and instead they go with the typical "harem" ending.
Gone. Completely gone. It's as if those months of those five treating Hitose as their son never happened, and although personalities stay the same, their attitudes don't and it's very disturbing.
I couldn't enjoy this, because as I keep mentioning, for 30+ episodes I had it EMBEDDED in my mind that their relationship was of mother(s)-son and didn't even stray from any other course. And when they end it, all I can go is "But they're his mama's! EWW!"
I am well aware that this is based off an ero-game, however, that doesn't excuse this shoddy excuse of an ending to an otherwise fantastic show. Give or take the previous series, this doesn't live up to what HL and HL:A did so well in. If you want your typical "harem" ending, then go here. Otherwise, pretend HL:Finals never happened and make up your own ending to the series. read more
Opening Theme"Hikari Hitotsu Hirari" by Sleepin' Johnny Fish
Ending Theme"Paradise" by Grace
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