English: The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2013 to Jun 29, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.671 (scored by 36260 users)
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SynopsisYouto Yokodera is always thinking about his carnal desires, but no one acknowledges him as a pervert. He learns about a cat statue that supposedly grants wishes. The boy goes to pray that he will be able to express his lustful thoughts whenever and wherever he wants. At the statue, Youto encounters Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, a girl from his high school with her own wish—that she would not display her real intentions so readily.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.
Characters & Voice Actors
A strong cast of characters is sometimes all that is needed.
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (referred to as HenNeko henceforth) is a romantic comedy that knows its own strengths. Rather than focusing solely on panties, cleavage and harem tropes (oh, there's still plenty of that), it delivers a genuinely refreshing experience that cleverly combines its moe appeal with a strong cast of characters.
The story follows Yokodera Youto and his hidden perversions. Hidden, of course, as joining the track club solely to gape at girls is not considered socially acceptable behavior. He conceals these thoughts under a facade, acting in part as the average highschooler so that his intentions are not misunderstood. But eventually, as just about any teenager would, he grows tired of behaving like somebody that he is not. He decides to visit a purportedly wish-granting statue to ask that he can simply be himself, and in doing so entangles himself with the fate of another: Tsukiko, who instead wishes to conceal her emotions.
Immediately, you will probably find yourself thinking how silly this sounds. And you would not be wrong-- it is very much silly. The entire notion that a cat statue can somehow grant wishes (and just about any wish, really) is supremely contrived and difficult to accept. But HenNeko seldom takes this aspect seriously. There are still the occasional moments of melodrama here and there marring the overall experience, but provided you are not looking for anything more than some lighthearted fun, it is easy enough to tolerate the lacklustre storytelling. Perhaps not forgive, though.
The biggest problem with the story is not necessarily that it is poorly written or abundant with plotholes, but that it relies solely on the cat statue to get anywhere. Characters don't resolve issues or develop on their own-- the statue does it for them. If it's time for some drama, hey, why not have a character wish for something inconvenient? And they do. Again and again. It becomes entirely predictable by the end. How is the audience supposed to empathize with a story that feels so artificial, so reliant upon a single plot device? It is almost too bad that a wish-granting statue doesn't exist in the real world; it could have been used to wish away the show's own issues.
Thankfully the characters are enough to amend the otherwise juvenile storytelling. Aside from the lustful Yokodera, HenNeko consists primarily of three female characters: Tsukiko, the ojou-sama Azuki Azusa (she's referred to by her full name for some reason), and Tsukushi, Tsukiko's violent older sister. Chances are that if you have any potential interest in the series, moe is one of the first things that you are looking for. And HenNeko provides plenty in that regard. Hell, it is the embodiment of moe. Tsukiko may just be one of the cutest characters in anime history, though Azuki Azusa is certainly no slouch either. The only issue is that Tsukiko's seiyuu overblows the dandere trope. She sounds less monotone and more like an android.
In standard harem fare, they all come to love Yokodera in some way or another. It is justified in the case of Tsukiko and Azuki Azusa, but Tsukishi's infatuation is shoehorned in from nowhere. It also baffles the mind why she somehow believes that Yokodera and his mythical younger brother (which is just a bluff of his) are separate people, despite looking, sounding and behaving identically. Somehow she is collectively the most dense and mature character of the show.
Speaking of Yokodera, he is actually one of the series' strongest points. For the harem genre where the protagonist is almost invariably some blockhead with the supernatural ability to inadvertently undress girls in mid-air, a comment like that may as well be considered nonsense. But Yokodera defies the genre's mold. He is honest, knows how to communicate with people, does not run away screaming at the sight of panties, and most importantly, has a brain. He is able to instill value to his interaction with the girls and as a result (Tsukishi excluded) their feelings for him seem authentic rather than forced. HenNeko could just as easily have been another insipid harem title if Yokodera behaved like every other harem lead, but thankfully it is a show that understands the importance of a quality protagonist. I just wonder why other harem titles haven't learned the same.
In terms of art, HenNeko is pleasing to the eye and uses thick lines to give the show its own visual charm. Character designs are considerably appealing and while the art fidelity may not be enough to impress, it still does the job just fine.
The sound also leaves little to be desired. The seiyuu are spectacular all around with veterans like Yukari Tamura and newer names like Kaori Ishihara providing their own personality to the female characters. Yuki Kaji lends his talents to the role of Yokodera and does a stellar job overall (though initially causes some concern for previously voicing a number of aggravating protagonists). And while the background music is restrained and rarely noticeable, the opening and ending sequences are infectiously catchy and adorable. It would be insanity to skip them.
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko does not tread any new ground, but what it fails to provide in creativity it makes up for with a solid cast of characters. If you are expecting a decent story, deep themes or anything beyond some nice lighthearted fun, you will be sorely disappointed.
As for fun, though? There are few better ways to spend an afternoon. read more
Well, when I read title I was really skeptical about HenNeko.
HenNeko half of first episode, I forgot about the title and took interest in this anime.
This anime looks very familiar, remember Nyankoi… But, creators added a new spice and now it’s absolutely new.
-Story(7/10)- (Contains spoiler of first episode).
The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat is a story about cat god who will make one of your wish real and that god takes something in exchange for that wish. The story follows Yokodera Youto and Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko. They wanted to change something in their life. Their wish became real. And now their life is completely in mess. No, no everything is fine Tsuki, but Youto…
Now Youto,Tsuki along with Tsuki’s sis and random blonde girl are trying to overcome their fate.
Yes, it’s harem, fan service and everything connected with that thing. I got really tired of fan service, and sometimes it’s the only reason to drop anime. But besides the fan service HenNeko has funny moments and somewhat interesting story.
Youto gets into many different funny situations because like all of the boys of his age, he dreams about girlfriend and so on. All of these scenes are so funny sometimes I even cried because of these funny moments.
The scenes with Tsukiko are funny too. Her forever pokerface…
All in all, the story does have flaws, and it’s obvious. But I don’t care; this show is funny as hell.
The animation, in this show, is really good. Character design, colors, BG...
Each character is very detailed. Also the eyes are extremely well done. Emotions are shown really good. But, it could have been better.
OST, openings are boring and forgetful. I don’t think if someone will like it…
I don’t care about these part…
Voice acting was amazing, voice actors made their all to make this anime good. They did it very well.
I really liked all characters. They are funny and unforgettable.
The only thing which really holding me back from giving this show a close to perfect score is Azusa. She was dull and boring. That being said, the rest of the characters did an amazing job providing us interesting scenes.
This show was a real shocker for me. When I saw ‘hentai’ in the title for the show, I automatically decided to drop it. But, I gave it a chance and I wasn’t wrong. If you aren’t captious fellow, you will sure like The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.
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They have similar a atmosphere and execution. They are also both humorous and emotional.
In a more general sense, both series are considered romantic comedies although presented in different ways. The main female character is petite and has a strange relationship with the main main protagonist. The main male protagonist in both series also seems normal although has strange thoughts as well (in different ways though).
Two of the main female characters (Shinka from Chuunibyou, Tsukushi from Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko) possesses dominant personalities.
Both series also takes place at a school life setting where there's comedy, drama, and romance.
both are a type of anime which just focus on a gender confused guy which hasnt even hit adolescence and a confused emotional scarred girl which is just plain weird..
both are of the romance, school, comedic genre type which is pretty general
both animes have the typical hero type young boy, which has problems... surrounded by the lots of other young girls who have an emotional attachment towards him in someway or another, either respect or plain likeness
both contain the 'ecchi cuteness' towards the familiar audience, and it just repeats over and over which is really lame......
they are similar in the genres and character personalities, its an okay watch imo, the personalities are what put me off, but the plots are okay and there are some good scenes now and again
Rikka and Tsukiko are very similar.
In both animes the main characters have emotional problems.
Very similar, when I watch Hentai ouji to warawanai Neko, it reminds me a ton of Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai. Both of them they meet a strange girl and then there life changes. Good humour, Similar settings and romance.
Both anime contains ecchi content and the male lead ends up with several girls interested in him; can call that a harem. The male lead is also a pervert who gets involved with supernatural things.
In a way, I find these two series somewhat alike.
Both main protagonists from the series have frequent indecent thoughts of the main female characters. In particular, there are characters who berates him for it and calls him a 'pervert'.
The setting of both series also takes place in a school life environment where there is drama, comedy, and romance.
Both series also contains a supernatural theme added to them that seems to destiny that leads to the protagonist towards on what he is from the very first episode.
Sora no Otoshimono is like Henneko because:
1 Main Character:
In both series the main characters are somewhat perverted but are really nice.
2 Main Heroin:
Main heroins are unemotional
Both male protagonist are extreme perverts who act upon it at any given time.
Other then that there isn't much to say for a anime that is still airing.
Opening Theme"Fantastic future" by Yukari Tamura
Ending Theme"Baby Sweet Berry Love" by Yui Ogura
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