Upbeat and effeminate Pico is working at his grandfather's coffee shop, Café Bebe, for the summer. Tamotsu is a white-collar worker looking for an escape from the mundanity of his everyday life. When they meet at the café, sparks of love and lust quickly draw the two together. Conventional notions of age, gender, and sexuality are broken down as the pair seeks carnal gratification in one another's company. But do the pleasures of flesh equate to a connection between hearts?
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened" -Dr Seuss
Boku no Pico is a thrilling story about the adventure of a weak boy, Pico, and his struggle to become stronger. In this sense, it is very much like Naruto because it is about how our main character overcomes the challenges that life presents to him. Naruto overcomes his curse and accepts his fate as a human and likewise Pico overcomes the bonds of sexual taboo and delves into the forbidden doctrine of homosexuality.
At times, it will have you laughing.
At times, it will have you crying.
At times, it will have you shuddering.
But always, will it have you inticed, your heart captured by the beautiful story that is, Boku no Pico.
Story - 10
This is the most convoluted yet immaculate written stories I have ever seen. You really need to pay attention to experience it all, as small, supposedly irrelevant details may have you puzzled over the overall plot.
Well, what is it about?
This story is about Pico, our main character, and his journey to overcome his inner guilt of heterosexuality, on which he will meet many a friend or foe.
The story is incredibly well-scripted and paced. Each individual scene is crafted with such dedication and love that it's hard to believe that this was originally a low-budget anime. However, I shall warn you - it is written by none other than the butcher himself, Gen Urobuchi.
Art - 10
The artwork in Boku no Pico is no less than gorgeous.
Such detailed and bright, colorful artwork contrasts with the abstract storyline of Boku no Pico, giving Boku no Pico its signature profound art direction.
One of the outstanding points is that there is no QUALITY. Laziness is not a factor which you will find in the artwork of Boku no Pico.
Sound - 10
There's not much about Boku no Pico's soundtrack I can say that hasn't already been said.
The voice actors are extremely talented and the emotions they portray are so realistic that you would almost think that the VAs were method acting the story of Boku no Pico in real life.
Boku no Pico's voice actors are nothing you would find in an amateur animation like any Ghibli movie. From teary solemn to absolute bliss, each voice actor displays a wide array of voice dynamics, and they're a pleasure to listen to.
The OST is astounding. The background music is crafted with various acoustic instruments to create some of the most soul-cleansing, heartwrenching tracks you will ever hear, featuring chord progressions said to put even the work of Van Dyke Parks to shame.
Character - 10
Each individual character FEELS like a real, living, breathing human being and cliche characters are completely absent. The character development is paced so well that the viewer actually grows up with the characters, and learns to understand their motives and emotions in the form of empathy. In this way, by the time the viewer has finished watching Boku no Pico, he will have developed as a person himself.
The emotions felt by the characters - ranging from happy, to medium, to sad, are all very lifelike. You will never have thought they were fabricated with video and audio. Such genuine emotion rivals the deep emotions of Sasuke from Naruto. I also think Pico is a lot like Ulquiorra from Bleach, my favourite anime character.
Enjoyment - 10
A blast. Sheer brilliance.
Overall - 10
I said it once and I'll say it again. Boku no Pico is a masterpiece among masterpieces. It is just simply outstanding. read more
Anime as a medium is known to cover a vast array of topics and concepts. Every niche group can find their own genre to meet their specific needs, no matter how obscure it may be:
•You like giant robots? there's mechas
•You like lots of girls on your dick? there's harems
•You like nakama power? there's shounens
•You like being mindfucked? There's Satoshi Kons
But where's the genre for catholic priests who need a quick fap before bedtime? Those who need to choke the bishop to some tender underdeveloped ass? Well, I have news for you! No longer may the pedo priest suffer in silence. No longer may they settle for lolitas. For almost like divine providence, they have been blessed with this modern masterpiece, Boku no Pico!
Story: Little Boys/10
Pedophilia.... yup... You're on a government watch list now.
Art: Vanilla Ice-cream/10
It's hard to judge the art since I had to look away at 99% of it. But from what I accidentally watched, the catholic priest will be pleased. Also if you're a masochist, this is an ideal form of self-torture.
I can never unhear the moans of a little boy being pleasured, God help me! These moans of ecstasy will forever haunt me! WHATS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!? The only thing I hear now is the cop sirens as the pull up to arrest me.
For some reason, I feel like Jared from Subway has Pico saved on his desktop. After all, he does like to "eat fresh".
Enjoyment: Psychiatric Help/10
WTF Japan, this is going too far. I could never see vanilla ice-cream the same way again. It's like a fever dream that creeps up on you from the mere mention of children.
Overall: My Eyes/10
If you want to be scarred for life, and I mean scarred like walking in on your parents having sex, then by all means, go for it. This is the "2 Girls 1 Cup" challenge of the anime community. read more
On the surface of things, Boku No Pico is nothing more than a very well animated shota with lots of sex scenes. But it's what lies beneath, what goes unsaid that makes this a somewhat disturbing OVA, more so than the following two episodes that also feature Pico.
There is no romanticism in this OVA, which is odd, considering the content. Mokkun, a somewhat bland character, sees Pico and ends up having sex with the underaged boy. He brings Pico around slowly, taking him out for ice cream, giving him blowjobs in the car, then finally bringing him around to his apartment. What creeps me out is the realism involved here...they don't fall in love. There are no roses. Instead there's a guy who seems to have little or no social life or girlfriend obsessing over a pretty boy. To the point where he dresses the boy up as a girl and even compares him to one. Pico likes the attention and (after the initial shock) the sex. It brings to mind stories of teachers having sex with their young children that you see in the news from time to time. I watch this anime and think...this could happen, no, this has happened to people. Not all cases of pedophiles are brutal rapes. Mokkun is neither presented as a bad guy or a good guy. He is not madly in love with Pico nor does he treat him badly, nor is it clear if he is manipulating the boy or simply lonely and desperate.
Pico too is a mystery. He is staying with his grandfather, for the summer if I remember correctly. The man seems old and disinterested in Pico and more than happy to let a completely strange man take his grandson out for long periods of time. If we consider the ending, which takes place at night on the beach...where is the grandfather!?
Of course, I'm not trying to say this is anything but shota porn, no. Merely that it stands out to me because of its stark realism. Compared to other yaoi, and even to its own sequels (Pico to Chico and Pico x Coco) Boku no Pico stands out awkwardly. It's clear Pico loves Mokkun much more than Mokkun loves him and the ending scene where Pico turns his innocent blue eyes towards the audience (facing Mokkun) and says 'I love you' always haunted me.
There are no roses and flowers in this OVA, no love, no happy ending. Just a brief glimpse into the life of a man and his lover, who happens to be a boy. The series takes its time showing scenery and building up to the sex scenes, all the while playing the disturbing call of cicadas. Had there been better character development, more story and more purpose, this could have been quite the interesting anime.
Overall, enjoyable as shota, but with the slightest sense of something not right going on underneath the surface. I can't even go so far as to say it glorifies pedophilia or rape...just presents it. Boku no Pico is an anime that does not judge, merely shows.read more
Oh god here goes, I seriously hope no one I know in real life finds out I saw this show, let alone reviewed it.
Boku no Pico is the "Two girls one cup" of anime. It's gained some viral popularity mainly through its pure shock value for those not expecting it. It's also occasionally described as "the worst anime of all time" by fairly popular reviewers such as Arkada and HoldenReviews however they provided little information as to what it is actually about. As such I watched it with no context as to its actual content, just to see what everyone was on about.
To make this crystal clear to those who are not aware this is Shoutacon Hentai, meaning it is animated homosexual pedophilic pornography (for art purposes only according to the show :P). Around 60% of the run-time of the episode is purely sex scenes.
The relationship between the two characters is creepily believable and realistic. The older man seems lonely and in denial about his bisexuality, even going so far as to dress Pico up as a girl, he never acknowledges he feels any romantic attraction to him or that the relationship exists for anything other than his own sexual satisfaction. Pico on the other hand is clearly infatuated with him.
But perhaps the most disturbing thing about this show is the same reason I can't give it a 1 even though I have no interest in yaoi. This isn't some shitty dojinshi, the animation is of the same standard you'd expect from an average anime of its time. It's even complete with an opening and soundtrack. So this cannot have been cheap to produce and judging by the fact that multiple sequels were made it may also have been a financial success. What I'm getting at is that a lot of people were actually willing to PAY for this.
The show really isn't all that bad at achieving it's intended purpose but there are really only a couple of reasons to watch this, if you are genuinely entertained by shoutacon hentai. To troll your friends, or just to know what the hell everyone is going on about when they talk about this show.
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