Shungo Ninomiya is just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill high school student who lives at home with his older sister Ryoko—at least when she's not away doing her job as a mercenary. However, Shungo's life ceases to be normal the moment a cute girl named Mayu Tsukimura descends into the middle of his school's campus in a military-grade helicopter. It turns out Ryoko sent this girl, along with her older brother Mikihiro, to live at the Ninomiya household.
But the newly-arrived siblings are a little special: Mayu is, in fact, a succubus and her brother, an incubus! And as if the circumstances are not problematic enough, Mayu is crippled with androphobia—the fear of men—and it's up to Shungo to help her overcome this at the behest of his sister. Ryoko plans to force Mayu to be closer to Shungo, and to do this, she’ll employ some questionable methods such as having them share the same bed and even take baths together.
The situation further complicates when student council president Reika Houjou arrives as the new maid of the Ninomiya family, and she will stop at nothing to thwart Shungo and Mayu’s sexually-geared training. With the sudden arrival of all these oddities, Shungo's ordinary life is about to be thrown into utter turmoil.
Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun, is just one of those shows that you probably shouldn't like but you do anyway. Even for an echii show this is pretty over the top at times. It’s full of swimsuits, bouncing boobs, and moe. If you like those themes then you’re really going to love this.
The story is pretty weak overall though it does have a premise that is fairly unique. Mayu Tsukimura is a succubus, who pretty humorously suffers from a fear of men, well except one, our hero Shungo Ninomiya. The story starts with Mayu's brother and Shungo's sister having him protect her from
zealous boys drawn to her by her succubus power she can’t control and helping her overcome her fear of men. This puts our mains in plenty of echii situations, such as being forced to sleep, bathe, fondle and other silly sexual situations. To tell you the truth as much as this anime was geared towards the sex drive of young men I still found these situations quite funny. Of course there is always a rival, and Reika Houjou, a rich spoiled girl who is in love with Shungo, fills that role. Even taking a demeaning position as a maid in his house to keep an eye on his relationship with Mayu. There is a series of dreams that unfold as the show progresses that reveal more and more of the motivations of the characters. This becomes the real story and the show becomes less and less about what it starts out as.
Most of the characters of the show really stand out and are exceptional. I really enjoyed them and their antics are hilarious. They don’t have a tremendous amount of depth which is why I only give them a good rating. Probably because the series is short there isn’t much development or back story. We never really find out more about the succubus' or why there seems to be so many running around. Reika probably is the best developed character and you can see actual growth with her as the series comes to its conclusion. But like I said, they are just fun to watch!
The animation I felt was really great. Very cute character designs and shockingly no loli's! They are all high school age and they actually look it. Mayu especially is drawn to bring out the moe feelings in all of us. This is reinforced by her voice acting. I just wanted to grab her and snuggle with her too! All the other acting is very good too, usually there is always some character whose voice gets on my nerves but not so in this series. The songs are all very catchy and fun too.
Overall this show isn’t going to win any awards for depth or make you smarter. This is pure eye candy. It’s a must watch for anyone who is a fan of echii/harem genre but I think also for anyone who wants to watch a lighthearted comedy. Your experience may vary but I don’t see how anyone could "hate" this show.
If someone were to take all the most popular elements of a typical harem anime, add nothing new and make a new show out of it, you would end up as something like Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun. Coming from the same studio that produced Girls Bravo, this isn't all too surprising to be fair.
The story is pedestrian by most standards for the harem genre. The focus is primarily on the daily life of Ninomiya Shungo, and is really only pushed forward by his recalling of long suppressed memories of his childhood. There are a couple moments in which the plot strives to be something greater than is
typical, but those are short-lived.
The artwork is solid if unspectacular. Character designs are fairly average, although at times quality degrades significantly despite this only being a 12 episode series. More money may have been spent on the commercial break fan service than on animation, which while quite good, detracts from the show as a whole.
The OP theme is catchy for about the first 45 seconds then falls off at the chorus. The ED theme, not so much, and as a result can be easily skipped without regret after hearing it once.
The main character, Ninomiya Shungo, is not the everyman typical of the harem genre. He's quite capable in a fight, but then again, so is every other male character with any plot significance. He's also extremely popular with all the girls at school vying for the attention he would rather not give anyone. The two women fighting over him are Tsukimura Mayu, a succubus with androphobia and feeds of the life force of men, and Hojo Reika, in the tsundere role. Most any other character in the series is an archetype that has been seen before.
For a harem show, the series does have some good moments. There's a certain absurdity to some of the comedy. The omake segments in some of the episodes are well worth watching. Other times, however, the story dragged on and on for long periods, or worse, forgotten just minutes after watching the episode.
If you are looking for a harem anime that in no way challenges the sensibilities of the viewer, this could be well worth a watch. It's fairly good at what it does in that it sticks to genre conventions. Could this series be better? Probably, with a little bit more money for animation, but honestly, it provides plenty for anyone who would possibly be interested in watching this in fan service alone. And really, what more could you possibly ask for from anything in this genre.
Is it ok for me to have enjoyed this anime even though i felt the anime was nothing more than fine? i still don't know what kept me entertained not even why i wasn't bored by this...
I felt the story could be better developed, as i was watching i thought that they were forgetting to give us the story and gave us filler episodes and not moving forward to the point, just the first three episodes points you who's who but you don't know the why of a lot of things, eg. about the story, the characters, some happenings etc. and yeah it can
be predictable on some things, but just because of that, it doesn't mean that you have to figure out what's happening without any backstory, but i have to point that some things weren't predictable and mislead you to think the opposite of what's really happening, maybe the last two episodes clears the things, but they should have done it in the middle eps. and make it more interesting to see, it was slow paced and they put almost everything in the end, and the ED felt rushed, shouldn't have ended like that way. Overall was fine.
Art & Sound
The art style looked better when they presented the cuts from part A to Part B, i think that's from the Light Novels, it was beautiful, such vivid colors, really made me wanted to see the LN, but in the anime was average.
Sound was very good with the voice acting Miyuki Sawashiro is a VA that i liked, i know her from a lot of animes i have seen and yet to see animes where she's in but the background music, OP and ED were meh, overall was fine.
I didn't liked the characters that much, they weren't well developed for what i already stated above, where you get to know about them just in the last episodes, and that should've been in the course of the first episodes not in the end, but Ninomiya was likeable just at first, then i lost that interest on him as a character, he was a little slow making conclusions despite being good at fighting or other things, Mayu and Reika were ok but because of what i already wrote, they were just interesting in the last episodes, support characters were good, overall was fine.
I somehow enjoyed this, a good enjoyment, is just that they failed to develop everything, maybe it was the comedy or the funny situations, but i wasn't bored and for a run is ok, but i want to think that the Light Novel is obviosly better with such beautiful art style and really stand out colors and a better paced story.
It was kinda weak, but good enough for me to enjoy it. It seriously made me root for something bad to happen sometimes.
Pretty much the worst part of the anime. It looked pretty bad, but it wasn't unbearable though. The designs for the characters were pretty lacking except for the design for Mayu. Reika was probably the worst of all even considering all of the supporting characters.
I really liked the sound. The OP was really good for it. And the ED (which is usually pretty much ignored by me) was pretty enjoyable to watch.
Not enough developement. At first they were developing great but then
somewhere in the middle they just plainly stopped advancing at all. It was just like someone sitting in one place all day, not moving very much. Plus the addition of Reika's other personality totally ruined it. That was probably the point where all character developement really fell downhill.
Even though the show had all those flaws, I still enjoyed it to the max. I really liked Mayu. And basically watching Mayu in all of those scenes really helped me finish the anime as fast as possible. Those little stories at the beginning of the show were entertaining, seriously. The ministory with Reika in it was hilarious. The only thing is that it felt kind of incomplete at the end. But, that's how anime like these usually end anyways so it's to expect.
Wouldn't suggest this for people who hate ecchi cause it has a lot of it in here. It has a few fight scenes, but they weren't too fulfilling. Developement was bad, I hated the Reika's other personality though. It gets annoying at times but I still like it, the anime should get some emotion out of me and it gets a plus in that area. Even with all these flaws it still is one of my favorite anime. Don't know too well why, but I just really like it.