Students at the Houjou academy are perfectly normal—except for those who take the Kuge course. This special course is reserved only for elite and rich students and their "honeys." Hagino Yuzuru enrolls in the course through Kai Renge, and she quickly regrets it.
To become a honey, a student must get someone already in the Kuge course to sponsor her. Kai becomes Hagino's sponsor, getting her into the course and paying the price to cover it. But in return, Hagino must submit to him as her master, catering to his every whim.
Hagino may have gotten herself into something she can't handle. But if she pulls out now, she gets expelled from the school. Can she make things work with Kai, or will she call it quits before he does something she'll regret?
I somehow managed to stumble upon this anime while wandering MAL. I haven't seen much common, cute, lovey-dovey romance in a while, so I was like 'heck, one hour of sweet romance would be enough for now'. Now I say, I should've used my precious time for something that actually has a point. This anime... is disappointing to core.
Considering there actually IS a plot, you may say the rating shoud've been larger. But it isn't. Why? Because this plot you read in the description of the anime, is nothing more, but something being made so there could be some sexual harassment in the anime,
WHICH by the way, I didn't approve at all. That isn't bloody romance. And who the hell put 'romance' tag on this thing? The only time I've seen romance was the last 5 seconds, yet I haven't seen anything that actually supported their so-called love. So this is kind of 'master-servant' relationship between students - what school in the world is giving away students to be sexually harassed? AND FOR MONEY?! Seriously, Minami-san, get some logic would you?
Like any other 2 episode OVA, this art was actually rather good. It was pretty much typical bishoujo and bishounen drawn, since all of the characters are rather cute/hot/something else, but nothing special, or original. They used the blasted slow-motion so many times, the whole anime should've lasted 20 minutes, not one hour.
Pfft. Oh well, the opening wasn't that bad, something that pretty much resembles any other romantic anime opening, but gee, the background music was terrible! It was almost as if the anime was dealing with the matter life and death, but sadly enough, it didn't. No~ we listened over-dramatic music back then when he told her she was doing it wrong, like, God forbid you drop the ball. The voice actors are annoying, and WAY~ too cliche. I was surprised when I noticed Misato voicing Yin from Darker than Black actually appeared here. What a loss of time for her. Yin rules.
God, if I got a coin for every second of main male character saying words 'idiot' and 'honey' I would be surrounded by Japanese waiters, cosplaying and yelling 'irashaimasen' by now. Their personalities are all so goddamn blunt, so undeveloped, and just illogical! The girl almost willingly let the guy touch her anywhere he wants, and in front of people. And not just her, he! HE! Who in the world harasses a girl in front of other people?!
The other characters seem to enjoy the show any time that happens. And in the end, it's actually hinted the guy loves the girl. Aww, well, shoving your hand down her panties is not really making a point, I believe.
Well, it wasn't as horrible as 'OMG, MY EYES' but it was very boring, very predictable, and extremely cliche. The rare moments where something romantic would happen were cute, and the beginning actually looked promising, so I gave the credits for that, although I didn't enjoy that as close as much I believed I will.
No, it's not decent, it's bad, I don't understand why the 'names' of the ranking are different in the review from ones in your anime list. This anime has no developed story, just the settings, and horrible ones at that, characters are total idiots, and every single scene is presented as something VERY dramatic, while it isn't at all.
This anime sucks. Point made. You don't have to take it, though.
You know the top reviews of this two part OVA say... "don't watch it" -- well, if you were thinking of ignoring them and watching it anyway just because it sounds interesting... DON'T DO IT!!! Because that's what I did, because I figured it can't be that bad, I'm bored so I'll watch it anyway and geez..............
It was offensive, ridiculous, and mind-numbingly lame. The main guy is the guy who voiced Hikaru in Ouran, which I liked him for... and I liked his voice in this too, except that there is something mentally wrong with his character's personality. He seems a bit deranged, trusts no
one, yet somehow knows how to love in a twisted way.
The story was shallow and forced (I think because things were glazed over - hopefully this will be fixed in the manga, which I have yet to read) and made no sense in some places. The most ridiculous things happen and really make you think "what? why would an armadillo be there..." but you know what, forget it, let's just stop using our brain for this one.
Even if I stop using my brain, and there is definitely a storyline... why does this anime suck so bad? I can't figure it out, but all I can say is that it pained me to watch it and I hope the manga's better (usually is). I will be the next in line to say: Just don't watch it!
The first two minutes was disgusting. I couldn't stand how rude and arrogant Kai was. Other than the sexual harassment scenes, I think the anime was good. Typical love story, cool, cold guy and a stupid girl. I think if the anime wasn't an OVA and had more episodes, it could have been a lot better. Also MINUS the sexual harassment scenes.
This OVA is degrading towards women for God's sake. Master and Honey. eh.
Well anyways, if you want a good typical love story, here it is with some sexual harassment scenes.
In my years of watching anime, I have encountered a decent amount of shoujo anime. There were some good ones, some meh ones, and maybe some that were kind of bad. However, never in my life have I watched a shoujo anime that has left me so infuriated I could go on a rampage. That is, until I watched Honey x Honey Drops.
To all of the other girls out there: THIS KIND OF ROMANCE IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. Do NOT think it is acceptable, or I don't think we can be friends. Now, let's move on to the actual review, shall we?
The premise of Honey x
Honey Drops is rather simple, actually. There is a school where rich kids take some kind of course known as the Kuge Course. The students in this class pick a student who is not taking the class as their "honey". The "honey" has to obey all of their master's commands, and in exchange, the master pays for the "honey's" tuition in the school. Yuzuru Hagino is chosen as the "honey" for Kai Renge, a rich guy who finds any way possible to sexually harass poor Yuzuru.
Yeah, I just said "sexually harass".
The story for Honey x Honey Drops.... wait, what kind of love story could be crammed into two OVA episodes? It's a generic love story that is rather poor-executed. The animation isn't too bad, but it's not great at all. The voice acting could have been done better, to be honest, and I really don't care about the OP and ED, either.
Now, with that out of the way, let's talk about the biggest problem I have with Honey x Honey Drops: THE CHARACTERS. Kai is absolutely despicable, and the things he does to Yuzuru is completely unacceptable. If he loved her, why make her suffer so much?! Yuzuru is a very stupid character, too, taking this abuse. I mean, Kai has done so many awful things to Yuzuru, yet she loves him anyway?! What the heck is with that kind of logic?! I was at least hoping for Chihaya to be a better love interest for Yuzuru than Kai, but he ends up being even more despicable than Kai! I also didn't care for any of the supporting characters.
So yeah, Honey x Honey Drops is NOT a good anime. If you want to see what a shoujo anime should NOT be like, be my guest. I warn you, though; there are better things you can do with an hour of your time.
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