12 of 12 episodes seen
It starts out as your usual love triangle school drama, switches into harem anime during the mid-point, and switches back into love triangle near the end, but don't let that description fools you. While this kind of plot is usual in soap opera, the protagonist Itou Makoto is in no way your usual male lead. I mean it unusual in a bad way. I have seen a number of protagonists for harem anime, usually they are indecisive, oblivious and a loser in treating their relationship; but none of them as bad as Makoto.
This guy Makoto screws with every female characters in this anime, except some tall blue haired girl and the underage girls. This guy is more horny than a rabbit. He's also a liar, denying all his unfaithfulness in front of people. He's a jerk, hurting everybody's feeling, tramples on everybody's hearts, and tosses the girls he's no longer need aside. He's also an irresponsible person. All of his behaviors make you want to punch him in the face. No wonder he ranks first as the male character you want to kill in several voting occasions.
Wait. Doesn't this make this anime a 3/10 trash? How come it's 7/10?
Well, this is where my description in the first sentence comes in. Throughout the viewing experience, you can't help but wonder:
"Divine punishment will drop unto this guy, right?"
"There's no way he can get away with these, right?"
"This guy should better off dead."
Congrats. Those wishes are granted. Without this spoiler, watching this anime will be really painful. But by knowing the ending before, my viewing experience is quite enjoyable. Seeing all the bad things he has done, I kept telling myself, "He will pay for this! He will pay this!" Don't drop it. Stick to the end. And you will find yourself jumping with joy with a clenched fist, and shouted with joy "God exists after all!"
Now, unto the uncovered part. The art is a mixed bag, if I may say. The girl characters are quite cute, but the guys are ugly, especially the main character, he's just a walking egg. Come to think of it, his eyes shaped like eggs too. The animation is lacking, but it doesn't matter much since this is not an action anime. Most of the time is filled with talking anyway. The sound effects are barely existent, and the songs are forgettable.
Overall, I recommend this anime. Don't call yourself an anime viewer if you know nothing about this anime. Lol. I don't regret watching it myself. It gives off important message too, "Don't ever make the same mistake, kids. See ya!" read more
24 of 24 episodes seen
Why is this anime bad? Well, let's see...
The story is poor.
-> A lot of support characters were popping out of nowhere. The writer was trying to make them appear important / look like some big shots, but we viewers hardly cared about them. The reason is they don't even have a proper introduction or background story.
-> How about the battle / war? There are waaay too many scenes of generic nameless characters whom nobody cared about, duked at it each other with no end in sight. While all of that happened, an old hag sat down on her chair calmly, sipping her tea and going "Hmmmm..."
The art is fair. The main characters are drawn properly, standard anime style, big eyes, small nose and chin, but those nameless characters are drawn sloppily / lazily. They could have been made faceless, and it won't make a difference.
The sound is very good. The BGMs are done by Ootani Kou, they are good and fit the mood just like season 1 and 2. Kawada Mami and Kotoko are good singers as always. While Altima handles both of the ending songs. They are EPIC. Which Altima's song isn't?
The characters are poor.
-> The motivations of the so called 'good guys' are ridiculous. They are mostly because of butthurt / unable to forgive the past. Also at least one of them was just a battle crazed freak. Also one of them was a hundreds years old obaa-san who's still trying to act cute at her age. Also one of them was a old hag in nun outfit and granny pants.
-> The heroine and the antagonist is even more poor. The heroine's motivation is really unclear. Is it a sense of duty? Is it some blind love? Is she simply going with the flow? Bah. Also the antagonist is one of the most awful character I have ever seen. He is supposed to be a good guy, actually, but his actions are totally opposite of that, and caused misunderstanding up until last episode.
How about enjoyment? Poor. I almost fall asleep because there are too many useless scenes and talks. read more