English: If Her Flag Breaks
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2014 to Jun 30, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.651 (scored by 16443 users)
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SynopsisHatate Sota is a high school boy, who has an ability to visualize "flags" for future events such as "death flag," "friendship flag," and "romance flag." Despite the flag-viewing ability, he avoids making friends with others due to a trauma he experienced in a ship submergence accident. Four beautiful girls get interested in his strange way of living, and they begin to live with him at the school dorm by force.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara
Side story: Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
I've got to say, I noticed quite a few people bashing "Kanojo ga Flasg wo Oraretara" and I must say I truly believe it's not that bad of an anime. I actually really enjoyed this anime, and it was a great harem in my opinion, ^_^.
Truthfully, I thought this show was going to be one of those happy-going anime with everybody always having a great time, smiling, enjoying life to the fullest, although I must say I was really surprised with how this anime was executed. Make sure to notice how I say "surprised" because I believe this is the reason people are bashing this show. It's actually much more dark than you'd believe and the story is actually pretty interesting. When I first saw this anime, I thought it was going to be about some kid who makes flags for a school club or something lol.. It's actually about a teenager who has an ability to see flags on other people's heads regarding various things such as a "love flag" where he can tell that she's falling in love with him. Or perhaps a "trusting flag" or something along those lines :P. The story actually gets pretty in-depth later on as the anime progresses, and as the story slowly progresses he has a great time with his harem
Now, the art was a huge let down to lots of people. I see plenty of people complaining about the art all the time.. I personally didn't really notice anything but I am not that picky. I thought the drawings were cute and it was fine in my opinion. I enjoyed the art, I thought it wasn't that bad.
The sound was pretty good actually. The opening was another factor that led me to believe this was one of those plot-less happy go going anime haha. I found the OP to be a little annoying at the beginning, but for some strange reason it grew on me and I love it now LOL. (yes I'm a guy)
The characters were probably my favorite part, each really unique for his special harem. All the girls are different so you'll love some and hate some & there's sooooooooo many girls it's hard not to like one. For the most part they're all cute in their own way and you get to know each one better with each episode. I surprisingly really liked the MC, he's pretty sick. He goes through a lot of traumatic experiences and seems somewhat depressed, although has a cool attitude and has all the girls fall for him easily!
I enjoyed this series a lot. I see plenty of people saying they didn't but I did! so make sure to give it a try just in case you're like me ;)
Overall, the show is a nice mixture of genres & leaves you wanting more. Near the end of the show it gains the genre of action for the last 2 episodes, but I liked it tbh since I'm an action fan as well haha, it fits the plot holes pretty nice as well. read more
What an ending.
Flag Matrix: Harem Edition.
Also known as "If Her Flag Breaks".
I honestly feel as though they should have done something different with this show. I'm glad they tried something new, but it was way too obnoxious for me to appreciate it, at all.
They should have stayed away from being a harem in general. The plot was intriguing and had a lot of potential, so why fill it up with annoying and cliche harem devices? The harem was way too big, too. Around 12 or 13 girls. Seriously? Come on, man.
If this show was, instead of a silly and ridiculously large harem, a serious series that actually took a darker look at Souta's condition and the story then it would have been much better. They sort of just compiled Matrix-esque story elements into the harem madness and boom, they created this show. With flags.
That piece of text right there was part of a post I made after watching the last episode of this series.
If Her Flag Breaks is an anime that had a good amount of premise, but eventually failing and falling into a pit full of burning flags and every single type of girl that could be included in any harem anime, ever.
I was excited for this show when it first came out. The PV made me think "Oh my god! A romantic comedy about a main character who actually feels DEPRESSED from his supernatural condition? This is gonna be great!" and the actual series made me think "I don't want to be here anymore."
With that aside, I'll split the review into separate paragraphs to explain my feelings for each aspect of this series. I'll try to be quick about it, since nobody likes reading long reviews when all they really want is an opinion on the show before starting it. Or they do want long reviews to learn about other people's feelings on the disaster we all just witnessed. Either way, here you go.
I don't even know where to go with this. The story, for the most part, is fairly simple. At least we think it is. Hatate Souta has a sort of "curse" brought upon him, where he has the ability to see people's "flags". These flags mark a certain person's feelings and emotions or they simply predict the upcoming events of their lives. Death Flags, for example, will appear on someone's head if they're soon to, well, perish. Souta also has the ability to break these flags, giving him the ability to change fate itself. The only way he can break these flags are... uhhmm... what was it again? Oh, well, he has to know something... personal about said dying person and he has to... errr...
Anyway, eventually Souta starts to learn about this power of his and along the way, more and more girls pile up at his dormitory and fall in love with him for absolutely no reason at all. Just like any harem. Or, if there is a reason, it's an extremely stupid one. For some odd reason, just like in any harem, these girls that Souta has just met care about him deeply. Why is this? Well, ask the plot, because it... sort of explains it. I think. Too much was going on, I... I couldn't really tell.
I won't explain the story for you, because I just can't. All I can say is, like I said before, it basically becomes the Matrix featuring a harem. Well, not exactly, but something similar to it.
The plot is executed horrifically. The show spends most of it's time trying to "develop" the outrageously large harem it's constructed, though all in all, they end up with forced personalities that are actually kind of annoying. Well, some of them are annoying. I'll just count this as part of my Character section, so I'll tell you I gave the characters a 6 out of 10. Although they weren't developed very well and their feelings were forced, some of them I actually liked. "Some of them" actually meaning two out of the 13 or so girls that were involved.
Souta, on the other hand, isn't really an interesting character. Sure, I liked how he was actually depressed because of his power and his "past" was actually tragic enough to create a logical reason as to why Souta would be a big ball of gloominess, but other than that, his personality was bland. As are most main characters in a harem series.
Well, that's it for Story and Character. Sorry for skipping around, sometimes I end up turning into a different direction when it comes to talking about certain topics.
I didn't care for the artwork. The style was strange, as it made every girl look like they had, what I call, "babyfaces". Seriously, every single one of them looked like they were 9 years old or something. Don't get me wrong, I've seen plenty of anime where young girls are depicted to look MUCH younger than they actually are, but there's something about the way their faces look that makes them appear baby-ish. Other than that there's nothing to really talk about in this section.
This is literally the only thing I actually enjoyed throughout the entire show. The soundtrack was phenomenal. I loved every bit of it. I feel as though... this series does not deserve the music it had used. Give it to something better! Argh.
On the other hand, I didn't care for the opening or ending. The opening is catchy, but not anything special.
I constantly questioned where this show was going, over and over. This and that happened, and I'm just sitting here waiting for something to finally make sense!
I only recommend this to people who want a chance to turn their brain off and enjoy a typical, senseless harem. Ignore the plot, because it's plain garbage.
One more thing. The show isn't even that funny.
When I saw the synopsis, before watching the PV, I figured it may turn out to be another genius romcom like Noucome. I was wrong. Horribly.
This is partially, or I should say, mainly, a romantic comedy. It's neither romantic nor comedic. It tries but it fails.
Well, my friends, the Spring season is over. Some shows are notable, and some are not. This show is the latter. While I have to mention, though, I did love several of the series this Spring and I cannot wait for the summer simulcasts to begin.
Have a good day. May the harem gods rain mercy down upon your soul, for after watching this show, you're certainly going to need it. read more
Both have the same comedy, supernatural and harem genre.
Both involves a guy living by himself at first then his harem moves in with him.
Both involves large number and a variety of harem members.
One has a lot of plot twists, while the other one will be more focus on the harem arc.
One anime has the harem members appeared on a per episode basis, while the other one already has introduced the harem members on the 1st show.
The harem members from one anime were interested on the guy, while the harem members in the other anime were interested on the guy's room.
Both have the same harem plot and supernatural with some comedy in it, except in one anime the harem came in a bit early.
Both have the same mystery, comedy and harem genre, except in KgFwO, the each harem members would be introduce on a per episode basis, while in RnS the harem members came in on the very first episode.
the classic harem genre and the classic male mc who looks like a god in the eyes of the girls...
Opening Theme"Cupi-Doo Revue (クピドゥレビュー)" by Aoi Yuki
Ending Theme"Kanojo ga Flag wo Tateru Wake (彼女がフラグを立てる理由)" by YELL (Ibuki Kido, Ai Kayano, Kana Asumi, Kana Hanazawa, Yoko Hikasa, Ayaka Suwa)
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