Happy Lessons: Finals, takes what two TV series and an OVA did very well in accomplishing, and DESTROYS IT!
Art and Sound are as beautiful and intricate as the previous and have no complaints about.
Here\'s how you sum up Happy Lessons, and Happy Lessons: Advance. Chitose Hitose, an angry, young man who lost his family years ago, finds hiimself the "son" of five teachers at his high school. And for 30+ episodes, they are his teachers, and his "mama\'s". Nothing sexual implied (except for the occasional fanservice goodness that even Chitose doesn\'t recognize), nothing implied that their relationship is anything other than a
son and his mother\'s. And it did a VERY GOOD JOB! The focus of the story was about family, it was about what the term family meant, and shows that it\'s possible to love someone not-blood related if they were.
And Finals DESTORYS IT! It successfully demolishes what all previous series did well. Everything that happened from the beginng of HL to the end of HL:A is thrown to the way-side and they basically say none of that ever happened. They throw away the premise for an ending to a multiple girls-one guy show that could have turned out to be spectacular, and instead they go with the typical "harem" ending.
Gone. Completely gone. It\'s as if those months of those five treating Hitose as their son never happened, and although personalities stay the same, their attitudes don\'t and it\'s very disturbing.
I couldn\'t enjoy this, because as I keep mentioning, for 30+ episodes I had it EMBEDDED in my mind that their relationship was of mother(s)-son and didn\'t even stray from any other course. And when they end it, all I can go is "But they\'re his mama\'s! EWW!"
I am well aware that this is based off an ero-game, however, that doesn\'t excuse this shoddy excuse of an ending to an otherwise fantastic show. Give or take the previous series, this doesn\'t live up to what HL and HL:A did so well in. If you want your typical "harem" ending, then go here. Otherwise, pretend HL:Finals never happened and make up your own ending to the series.
Happy Lesson: The Final is the conclusion to the Happy Lesson series in 3 20+ minute OVA's. However, the story takes a strong turn towards the deeper feelings of the main character Chitose.
To me, the story begins with the first episodes of the Happy Lesson series. It's a very fun-loving story revolving around a young man, Chitose, and 5 women, who are also his teachers, acting as his effective mothers. While many events happen, "The Final" wraps the entire story up. Concerned about his "mother" Mutsuki, Chitose takes it into his and his other 4 "mothers" hands to help
her out. Throughout the later episodes of Happy Lesson Advanced, there are hints about the events that transpire in "The Final." The constant foreshadowing of what is to come keeps you interested and focused on what will happen.
I watched the series on youtube, so I wasn't too concerned with the art. It is what it is.
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I particularly liked the characters of Happy Lesson. To be completely honest, the Women in Chitose's life would be the same as those found in one of those "Dating sim" type of games. There's the super strong Satsuki, the sword wielding nurse Yayoi, the super cute art teacher Uzuki, the introverted scientist Kisaragi, and the literary teacher Mitsuki. Of course they would, it's a Harem style anime. What I enjoyed about the characters is how much they all are genuinely concerned over how they can better Chitose's life as acting like his mother.
There is nothing incredible about the main character, but his circumstances make for an incredible story.
I enjoyed this series so much. After watching the ending, I can officially say it is one of my favorites. I love endings that are happy and not filled with question or regret, which is why this ending i s so perfect. It doesn't matter "how" it ends as long as it is happy. This ending made the series that much more enjoyable and would make me want to watch the series more and more.
I gave the overall a 10 because I feel the most important part of watching something or doing something is enjoying it. Since I enjoyed the series so much, I have to consider it for a 10. Though the ending definitely helped.
I really recommend the series to anyone. It really makes you think about family, love, and what is happiness. Being what it is, you can't help but be drawn in by the events that take place and what the characters feel.
'Happy Lesson the Final'. Good lord where do I even begin. Well, for an anime that starts out by showing us what family values are this OVA basically takes the core idea of the entire Happy Lesson series and throws it into the trash bin.
The first two seasons continuously feed us with family themes. FAMILY. So it's the male lead and the 5 female teachers who decided to be his mothers doing family orientated stuff. Family goes here, goes there - encounters some problems and we have some drama but in the end all is good. And if you've watched the first two
seasons that basically means over 10 hours in total of this idea being rooted into your head.
In the first two episodes of this final you get the idea that this is how the series is going to end. The great platonic love of a family. Oh boy was I wrong. I wasn't even remotely prepared for the complete farce that is the 3rd episode. Out of all animes that I've watched this one has the absolute worst ending ever.
At the very end you feel cheated because you spend a considerable amount of time watching this series and this OVA tells you that it didn't mean anything. The whole family theme is gone and instead they replace it with a dreadful, yes, dreadful harem-ish ending. So what was all that platonic love about? Wasn't so platonic after all eh. The worse thing is there's no build up to it, you have no idea what's about to happen - it's as if the script writer suddenly thought "Well, I'll just make them fall in love instead. Why the hell not. I'm the writer."
And so the ending feels out of place, like it doesn't belong in this series. Moreover, the respectable characters in here that show some dignity are the ones that get slaughtered by the ending. I was really rooting for Nanakorobi but the series' writer shows no mercy and slaughters her development (or what was left of it at this point) like a merciless troll.
It was all surprising. I mean, 'Happy Lesson' was already mediocre to begin with so I imagined things could only get better but the final proved me wrong. What you have here is a classical example of an average series driven to disaster by a confused writer who has no sense of direction as far as story-telling goes.
That's that for the story and the characters. As for art and sound - they stay exactly the same. Good art and a very good OST. The opening is again very captivating and involves all the main characters but I'm afraid all the artists working on this project have wasted their talents because frankly, the story sucks and drags the whole anime down with it.
Enjoyment? Virtually none - other than a sporadic grin here and there. Personally I will pretend that this OVA never happened and the true ending lies with season 2. I'd advise anyone planning to watch this anime to avoid the final. It should be called "No Lesson at all final - and hey did you know our writer is neurotic?".
'Happy Lesson the Final' gets 3 measly points from me.
"a static twist"
A good continuation but not a Good ending....
to be direct, the story is not too compatible with the title. it doesn't fit with the right impressions that suits with the climax sequence. it would be better if the story would show more GOOD LESSONS in every part of the story. ended up with frustrations on the HAPPY SIDE OF THE LESSON..
The story doesn't drive on the title itself..
On the Art/ Sound:
i always give a score of 10 because i am a cartoonist too.. ^_^ V
"ANIMATION= SWEAT/ CREATIVE/ AND ARTISTIC TALENTS..
Happy Lesson: The Final is what you can call the culmination of the whole series. On the contrary of some who hated the ending (obviously because their "best girl" bet lost), I actually loved the ending, because, tho it was a bit to be expected, it made something you don't see everyday happened. Well, of course a teacher x student ending is not normally seen and is highly criticized, for me, it was something interesting. The OVA did decently well on that matter.
At the end of the day, I think that this series was enjoyable and interesting overall. There are some boring moments, but the
comedy and romance part made up for that.