When Ao was in kindergarten, she smiled ear-to-ear as she told her classmates how her father, a bestselling erotic author, chose her name: "A as in apple and O as in orgy!" That day still haunts her ten years later as she studies with a single goal in mind: to get into an elite university and achieve independence from her father once and for all. She has no youth to misspend and no time to think about boys...until her classmate, "King Normie" Kijima, approaches her with a shocking confession of love. She tries to lose Kijima, but he just can't take a hint...and as her mind runs wild with dirty thoughts, she realizes her father has totally influenced her!
How simple misunderstandings evolve into salacious predicaments. Although, Ao-chan’s suspicions could precipitate from a subconscious desire that wills her into suggestive positions, despite her conscious rejections. Considering that she routinely thinks about embarrassing scenarios involving Takumi Kijima, it’s likely she secretly longs for a lustful relationship with him. Whatever the case may be, “Ao-chan Can’t Study!” is quite amusing, in spite of its childish, unrealistic antics.
The humor relies on Ao-chan’s wild imaginations and awkwardness. Essentially, Ao-chan overanalyzes her prearranged plans to ‘break-up’ with Takumi to the
point of flustering herself with nervous anticipation. Invariably, this leads to erotic gaffes where Ao-chan ‘presents’ herself to Takumi; which, surprisingly — at least, to Ao-chan — he implores her to exhibit modesty. Yet it doesn’t derail Ao-chan from holding inconsistent beliefs that Takumi is a devious, sex-crazed individual who aspires to get into her pants. Hence, the inadvertent eroticism serves as a perpetual gag for the writers to reuse (sometimes ad nauseam).
Entrusting the success of a comedy centric show to a singular setup is risky business, but “Ao-chan Can’t Study” succeeds more than it fails. Particularly because it captures the essence of teenage angst in a manner that is palatable to the audience. Laughter permits openness to subjects that can be considered ineffable in the high school milieu. Thus, allowing the viewer to establish a connection with Ao-chan and understand her inner tumult. And while the situations themselves are artificial (for the sake of the ‘joke’), they resonate with the viewer because every person has experienced the discomfort of saying or doing the ‘wrong’ thing. Because of this ‘connection,’ the jokes feel intimate. Which makes them all the more hilarious, save for a few duds every now and then.
I have watched tons of slice of life and many romcoms and this one is WAYY better than most out there. I'm grinning ear to ear and laughing at this show the overwhelming majority of the time I'm looking at it. The way MC thinks and the fact she thinks all men are trash make this show a lot better and set it apart. Watching MC figure out about all these unknown things is great and made a lot funnier because of what she expects. I find the fact it's in the perspective of a girl while being Echie to be a relatively unique perspective
for the Genre and really enjoy it.
This show is absolutely hilarious. There are some really wholesome parts too. Some times REALLY CUTE <3
How... Utterly average this series is. You could mistake it for any number of similar romance-comedies. Nothing about it stands out, nothing about it is unique and to be perfectly honest, nothing about it is particularly FUNNY.
Stupid misunderstandings (usually about perverted topics,) a perverted old man mascot character, a handsome, kind-hearted senpai all the girls seem to love, two characters being in love but still somehow failing to properly realise they both want the same outcome... I mean, it's just copy-pasta in anime form.
The art is acceptable but certainly nothing to write home about. The sound is pretty much the same, I'd be hard pressed
to call it bad, just incredibly average with nothing remotely unique about it. To describe it in a few words; mass-produced, generic and cliche to the extreme it almost seems intentionally bad.
The show tries to recreate the comedic atmosphere of other shows before it where a girl misunderstands the guys innocent intentions and assumes something lewd. Trouble is all this is made from a man hating feminist perspective and is not funny. There are a lot of issues with the show including the delivery which is atrocious to say the least. Then we have the characters:
1. a girl that lives with her father who supports her financially and which she disrespect and mistreats continuously without him doing anything to warrant it. Yes, the father is a writer of erotic novels (which are read entirely by old
women) but he is not perverted in any way. Her hate for everyone around her started from one simple joke around her name which actually means blue a beautiful color. And despite everyone trying to be nice to her and help her she shuns everyone.
2. then we have the guy who first off is extremely effeminate and fears doing anything she might interpret in a negative way. For some reason the guy is deeply in love of her and I understand his position but is pathetic and not something one should aspire to be. Rather is something one should grow out of. Is the reason why Ryoga and Mousse were a running joke in Ranma 1/2
3. We have the father of Ao which for some reason is a tiny man which should appear perverted but looks below average in that regard. More than that she does his best to help Ao with making friends, making a bf and other issues but she keeps disrespecting ad insulting him
In short this is a show from the perspective of a feminist and is awful. The fact so many find it great is disturbing to me on how far the degradation of society has gone.
With each episode this series makes you hate it more. The character of Ao is so bad. Yes she had people make fun of her when she started school. So what? most of us did, is part of growing up.