A Kiss Note is a powerful notebook that makes anyone who has their name written together will instantly fall in love if they kiss each other regardless of any circumstances. This magical and very familiar item belongs to an angel named Guri whose job as cupid is to create couples. However, she accidentally writes down Aino Seiji, a regular high school student, and unless he kisses someone, Guri will die. She convinces Seiji to go kiss his crush, Hiyama Akane, the school's popular girl who turns out has even stronger feelings for him, bordering on obsessive and psychotic. Eventually Akane and Seiji come together but not before Guri decides that she likes Seiji as well. What seems awesome to most guys becomes hell for Seiji who just wants a normal relationship with girls.
I felt the need to express my initial feelings toward the series:
Renai Boukun parodies of Death Note. Given that it's a parody, expect some over-the-top humor displayed through unrealistic situations. It doesn't, by any means, take itself serious: This casual anime is simply one that contains some light-hearted humor. In addition, it contains yuri, yaoi fandom, and the yandere archetype, in case you're a fan of one of those three. (It has more yandere--and a super obvious form of it--than the other two.)
I would have to say the production (story, art, sound, etc.) is pretty standard for
being 2017. It's neither a piece of art nor is it sub-par in quality. We'll see if it continues to deliver as its story develops. If nothing else, Renai Boukun has the rare yandere archetype and is a parody of the most popular anime on MyAnimeList. (I mean, it really boggles my mind how no one has yet parodied Death Note since it's been out for over 10 years.) Renai Boukun got my interest.
Don't you love it when a show gets dumb downed because of a possibly incompetent director and an impossible schedule? This anime in its entirety is the result of such a mess. Now by no means am I saying this show is not something a person cannot enjoy, if you could put up with this horrid pacing and put up with a plot that moves so fast there might as well be none, then you might get some laughs here and there and simply enjoy the show as it is. However, I was unable to put up with that and thus
here I am.
The story follows a young man in high school who encountered an angel which, in parody of death note, shows him a book similar to the note which rather than a book to kill, its a book that forms couples together. The plot long story short is basically a romantic comedy featuring a harem.
Reading the manga after watching the anime gave me a huge surprise in terms of the story, its actually well paced and wasn't a complete mess like the anime was. In the anime, everything was moving at around 1.5 speed, plot points are introduced one after another and characters being introduced left and right, making it almost impossible to even comprehend the setting or anything in the story for that matter. Well, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise because I don't know whose GENIUS idea it is but the Director of the show decided to animate 4 CHAPTERS OF A MONTHLY RELEASE MANGA (typically 35 pages long double the length a weekly release) INTO EVERY EPISODE, making the show run sonic speed compared to the manga.
Though I had little to no complaints about the art, it felt to me somehow the quality of it was quite lacking in that regard, though it may be incorrect. The art is somewhat on the deformed style type of art with lots of cutesy kinda feel to it if you like such a thing you may learn to enjoy the show.
For once in a while we actually get to see a Yandere in a harem show that doesn't kill anyone. We have everyone's favourite character Hiyame Akane, your typical Yandere who was secretly in love with the MC but is not revealed until she tries to kill the main heroine with a cutter knife. We have the Main character, which in my opinion is your typical japanese anime highschooler who don't have any traits whatsoever except for maybe a wacky hairstyle. Then we have the angel main heroine who likes to cosplay as a devil and is in my perspective so far, the social kind. Oh, plus a lesbian who is in love with the Yandere, oh, and sister character.
Overall, a more diverse kind of cast in a harem than that of a typical one, I quite like it personally.
Personally, no matter how good the characters or how good the jokes are, if there's no proper pacing between them, there is no way I can enjoy them. Even good jokes need to have breaks in between. Albeit some people may, but I just cant.
Although many people may disagree that this is a bad show and may love the heck out of it, there's no denying the fact that it could have been way better if it had not been such a rushed show.
"A Kiss Note is a powerful notebook that makes anyone who has their name written together will instantly fall in love if they kiss each other regardless of any circumstances."
This anime is like a mix of Death Note and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and a little bit of The World only God knows.
This has got to be one of the funniest way to represent love. But on a more serious note, this anime shows all kind of love, whether it's forced, or it's with the same gender. Also, episode 2 showed some serious thing about being in love. It's great.
Well this is gonna be
one hell of an Anime. And I really really enjoy watching it. I'm expecting a lot from this one!
I therefore rename this anime as Seiji-kun and the Four Angels (assuming the little sister is gonna be an angel too or the pink-haired girl)
I am loving it so far, especially after the fourth episode, where it takes an amazing turn. When I first started watching it I thought, hey, a normal romantic comedy, quite enjoyable. But after the fourth episode, I fell completely into it. . I really hope this new girl is common in the anime, because she made it fantastic.
The art is pretty great too. Though sometimes it tends to get loose, the dialogue makes up for it.
Okay, so first we have the yandere, Akane. Honestly, quite a shocker but I was glad she did turn out to be one, added some spice into
it. After episode 3, she doesn't seem as Yandere though, maybe accepting the harem a little bit? Guri, pretty standard character, but she enjoys yaoi, so she s pretty much a yaoi fangirl.... Akane's sister, I can say I don't find too annoying, since I usually hate sister types(such as Oreimo), but she doesn't seem to want to get in the way of anyone in the harem, so I don't mind her. She is quite sweet as well. Shikimi(watch episode 4), just.. damn. She turned the tables on this anime with her personality, and I completely fell head over heels for this character. The main character is quite enjoyable as well, with his gags and all.
The story is fairly harem-type, but it is still quite enjoyable.