Aug 16, 2010 to May 11, 2012
22 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisKiiko is your normal girl, besides her secret of being able to move objects with her mind. When a new student named Aaya moves in, Kiiko starts to develop feelings toward her. The two will eventually then start their romantic relationship. Although everything seems fine, Kiiko does not know that Aaya has another secret, a secret that could ruin Kiiko's feelings and trust for Aaya.
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Ending Theme#1: "Hatsukoi Kasoku Kuukan (初恋加速空間)" by Asami Imai (ep 1)
#2: "Watashi no 71% (OVA ver.) (私の71%(OVA ver.))" by ikumi (ep 2)
Kuttsukiboshi is a show ahead of its time. Outstanding in all fields, a true masterpiece. While watching, I only felt amazement and shame - my eyes are not worthy to view something so perfect, almost as if it was made for the Gods themselves.
What makes Kuttsukiboshi so great, is that, on top of the gorgeous art, unique and stylish character designs, and orgasmic soundtrack, it has the best writing one could ever possibly imagine. The characters are so well written I know I could die for them if I knew them in real life. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat with excitement, pulling you through countless ups and downs, while also managing to be something completely original, fresh. A new idea.
Anyways I really liked this show and it's a masterpiece, if you didn't like it your opinion is probably not as good as mine
10/10 best show of all time
(if you like girls having sex with each other you should probably watch this) read more
This is probably the most disappointing yuri I have seen in awhile.
Sure it has kissing and sex- that is all great but the story plays like a hentai- except without the hentai. And that is what is most disappointing about it. One of the characters has a magical power as you may have read- but that is just there for--uhh... Not sure really what they were aiming for there but oh well.
A thing I coulda rated it higher for was the moments where one of the characters would look at their friendship bracelet or whatever and notice that it is broken. Rather than having it just zoom in on it and let the viewer soak in the info and figure it out them self they decide to say the obvious- " it is broken omg"
The animation is average nothing notable.
In conclusion: I still ended up enjoying the series, but I there is better out there. If you just want to watch plain ol yuri and just not care go for it. If you came for the possible hentai then this is a pass as they only about show 5 seconds of the sex senes- nothing interesting added to it either. read more
'Nothing worth mentioning. So you're gonna hate me just for that kind of thing?'
MAJOR SPOILERS PRESENT in order to give more analysis.
The No.2 criterion for a review to get high helpful% is to avoid going against 'popular opinion' among the targeted audience. Unfortunately, I am indeed going against the more popular opinion here.
The rating is given from a more OBJECTIVE standpoint though. The enjoyment value for a yuri fan is probably around 8.
Kuttsukiboshi is a yuri 'borderline hentai' OVA. At first glance, Kuttsukiboshi may look very similar to the Sono Hanabira OVA which you can turn off your brain to watch. However, although Kuttsukiboshi has a lot of lovey-dovey sex scenes, it has serious drama throughout the latter part.
So let's sit back and take a look into the plot.
Being an OVA, the plot is rather short.
It starts off with a lovey-dovey pair of high school girls (the 2 main characters), named Kiiko and Aaya.
The two spend a lot of efforts going yuri-yuri route in the school and in other places.
The plot keeps going lovey-dovey until Aaya's brother appears and then comes incest and then the drama starts.
To analyse the drama part, I will dissect the drama and split it into 2 parts:
>>Part 1: Motives and actions
Let's list all the key events that happens in chronological order.
CAUSE: Aaya's brother has a terminal disease.
MOTIVE: Aaya's brother considers Aaya someone more than her sister, and has a dying wish of having sex with her. On the other hand, Aaya, for some reason, fails to reject this request.
ACTION: Aaya's brother manipulates Aaya into having sex with him.
Of course, almost everyone would consider Aaya's brother a jerk. But the main question lies with Aaya's motive: Does she even understand what it means by accepting her brother's request?
(Let me clarify something a bit here: I've said before in my other reviews that love should not be unilateral and possessive. But first of all, by 'love', I am not simply referring to love between lovers. Meanwhile, replace 'love' with 'sex' and this statement no longer stands.)
Now, in my opinion, sex in its pure form should be when both sides consider each other a lover. But does Aaya consider her brother her lover? Likely not, her lover is Kiiko actually.
'To fulfill her brother's dying wish' can not justify Aaya's actions. It only makes Aaya's actions more tolerable, but still, Aaya doesn't look before she leaps. We will see more of this trait later.
On the other hand, to allow other people to manipulate her own life this easily? Pitiful, but not lovable.
CAUSE: Event 1 is blown, and the relationship between the 2 MCs faces a huge crisis.
MOTIVE: Not properly explained, the most plausible explanation is that Aaya wants Kiiko to know that she loves her, and probably that Aaya could not stay with Kiiko for long.
ACTION: Aaya has sex with Kiiko, forcibly. (i.e. Rape.)
So what the hell is going on... Aaya wants Kiiko to know that she loves her, and she ties Kiiko up in a storage room and rapes her?
There are AT LEAST 2 things that Aaya has done wrong:
1, she should have at least tried to explain everything to Kiiko, and
2, she shouldn't have tied Kiiko up: This makes Kiiko suffer even if Kiiko may get enjoyment from sex. I would never ever think of doing this! (Well, some may enjoy playing as a masochist, but Kiiko doesn't seem to. I don't think I need to further explain this tie and gag thing.)
And there is one line that not only pisses Kiiko off, but also pisses me off (even after I finish the anime):
(Kiiko: 'Aaya, what were you doing with your brother back then?')
Aaya: 'Nothing worth mentioning. So you're gonna hate me just for that kind of thing?'
Bringing forward the question in event 1 again: Does Aaya even understand what it means by accepting her brother's request? Apparently, no.
CAUSE: The 2 MCs are separated, while Kiiko somehow knows the truth.
MOTIVE: Kiiko misses Aaya even more.
ACTION: Kiiko misses Aaya so much that her powers level up to Lv99. 「会いたい、会えない、思い募る程…」
Everything seems right in this event. Seemingly.
But this is actually where we should bring up the biggest problem in the anime... Which is the good old question:
'What is it that you mean love?'
>>Part 2: Portrayal of love and other things
Now, does Kuttsukiboshi depict true love in a proper way?
The reason why Kiiko and Aaya can fall in love with each other is implied, and that's acceptable, but such cause is not enough to form a strong bond.
And then comes incest and raping.
Let's talk about raping first. The fact that Aaya does not even care about Kiiko's agony stands. Do you call this true love? Do you call pushing your own demands to this extent true love?
This sounds like the best way to prove your love is to have sex with your lover. Oh really?
Then let's talk about the case after the raping.
Some time ago I found a few comments on a yuri dedicated site named Yamibo, which gave me some good laughs. e.g.: 'Even after Aaya literally rapes Kiiko, Kiiko still loves Aaya. This proves how strong the bond between them is, and that is true love.'
Unfortunately this statement is flawed, as it is based on the premise 'the reason for Kiiko to still love Aaya is sound'. But does this premise hold? If you were Kiiko, would you ever think of staying with a girl who would activate Maniac Mode at any time?
It seems as if the anime wants to have Kiiko as one with some tsundere traits, but Kiiko is not a tsundere: She is indeed mad when she is pissed off. But after that, she can not get over leaving Aaya.
This is unexplained, and is precisely one of the biggest failures of the anime--it possibly indicates that Kiiko can not get over leaving Aaya (and agrees to have sex with her later) only because her hormone triumphs over her rationality.
The only good thing about this part though, is that Kiiko does tell Aaya that her brother's deed is too brazen and unreasonable to be accepted in the end. But no character development follows. Understandable for an OVA though.
Also about the ending:
The ending could be interpreted in two ways, both of which are flawed in their meanings.
One of them is that 'the MCs are going to live on that desolate planet for eternity'. Sounds satisfying? Well, I was actually horrified when I got to know the ending.
Why? Think about it: 2 people who like each other being together--good. But ONLY 2 people being together FOR ETERNITY--horrible. And they still feel good about it? Is it really worth it to give up everything and everyone else so that they can be together?!
Even if in extreme cases--if nobody else really cares about them or whatsoever, their decision may in some degrees be explained, but still, the show is encouraging an unreasonable way to deal with dilemmas about love.
The other interpretation is that 'they can come back'. If interpreted in this way, then the two have simply found some place where they can spend time together and that's it. So what's new? There is little difference between having sex on a desert island and having sex in an empty school. In this interpretation, the ending is rather meaningless.
SUMMARY OF THE PLOT:
The plot of Kuttsukiboshi actually reminds me of Gigguk's commentaries on the anime School Days, so I'll alter the wordings to fit this anime:
'Any chance for the show to be taken seriously is wasted by the constant use of sex scenes and all the unrealistic decisions made at the most crucial moments.'
Now, being an OVA, the flaws in the plot are partly understandable, but still:
Actually I've covered quite a lot in the previous parts.
Kawakami Kiiko: The more level-headed character, but both Kiiko and Aaya have some rather naive perceptions on love and other aspects. Kiiko is NOT a tsundere.
Saitou Aaya: One who may easily allow others to manipulate her life, and one who doesn't think much before taking actions. Her perception on love is also rather naive.
Saitou Kouta: Jerk. Consensus reached...
And there is not much character development.
The symbol 'intertwined stars': The meaning of this symbol is insignificant.
Animation & Art: 5/10 (8/10 considering that it's entirely animated by a freelance animator) Not exactly good, but not bad either.
Sound: 6/10 Rather appropriate, but not exactly memorable.
Personally it's only a value around 5. But if you're a yuri fan, I guess I could give a value at about 8 or so, because even when the plot is very flawed, it may still look sweet if you just turn off your brain to watch.
Still, I don't guarantee that this enjoyment score of 8 works for everyone, because you can still get pissed off by one or both of the main characters.
OVERALL: 3.5/10 (Not an average) If you're going to give credit for the fact that the story and animation is single-handedly done by an individual, I guess a score of 5 will do.
ADVICE ON WATCHING THIS SHOW: I suggest that you turn off your brain and treat it as some hentai OVA: It isn't a proper romance story even when it does have a huge chunk of drama. If you treat this story seriously, you won't find it good.
(Stats: Suspicious Ups=0, Downs=0 as of 10 May 2015. Calculated with statistical hypothesis) read more
I’m not going to use any arbitrary numbers because that won’t provide an accurate representation of what I just watched. Did you ever watch Boku no Pico and think to yourself: “this would be better with girls and superpowers.” Well, here you go; here’s Kuttsukiboshi in its entire implied sexual deviancy. This was probably the weirdest sexual adventure I went on due to the gratuitous amount of “Did you just say/do that..?” moments I felt during the course of this two episode odyssey (and because my roommate was sitting behind me). Now I’m not saying this to make fun of the series, because it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever watched, but it can be confusing when the narrative jumps from an affectionate couple to an incestuous affair to detaining and sexually exploiting a frustrated young woman.
If that piques your fancy then you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what you’ll get in a concise, ecchi sprint of a series. Giving credit where credit is due, Naoya Ishikawa for directing, animating and writing the entirety of this OVA did well in terms of character design and movement (as well as one person would have been able to do with such a large project for an individual) so take it for what it is. It’s not your high-budget seasonal anime generic big boobed loli yuri fetish pandering smut (just wait ‘til next season), but it’s a good little piece to enjoy (or not) if you’re in between series. The sex is mostly censored, but you can paint the picture using the actions and noises during/after.
Also, spoilers if I forgot to mention that. It’s hard not to talk about something so short without at least spoiling some elements of the story. read more
Yuri genre. Pretty much the only difference is that Kuttsukiboshi is shorter and Sakura Trick has more comedy in it.
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