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 steaming pile of roses while wandering MAL and seeing how 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.
The plot you read in the description is nothing more but a poorly developed excuse for sexual harassment which, as we all know, doesn't really scream romance. It's a typical special school with special rules kinda deal and it is exactly as terrible as it sounds.
Illogical and legal harassment galore.
Boring, predictable, and cliche.
The rare moments where something romantic would happen were cute, and the beginning actually looked promising, which I totally can give credits for but the mood is sadly kinda filled with rape innuendo. Sorry, Honey.
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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