Kae Serinuma is a second year high schooler and an avid fujoshi who secretly ships her classmates, Igarashi-kun and Nanashima-kun. The death of her favorite anime character causes her to become stressed—and loses weight rapidly. Now that Serinuma has become an attractive girl to her classmates, her snarky kouhai Shinomiya-kun, and her senpai Mutsumi, how is she going to deal with them ...with her constant BL-filled, fujoshi mind?!
An early-on review but here it goes
----so first off: the not-so-completely bl manga of a primarily bl mangaka is what gets adapted first out of everything else…I really found that strange and somewhat annoying, given that with this particular series it feels like the otome aspect of it all is being amplified too much in the anime… BUT: it seems like balancing otome and bl themes will be interesting. (while I came for the bl *coughs*) It is very similar to the straight forward otome anime, where the guys that vie for the heroine's love, they also have their little bromances (however slight they may be) on the side. With this series, the bl is much more prominent and the otome mixes with it to give it a comedic experience.
The music in this show is kinda unpleasant for me… it's very mediocre and somewhat strange. The feeling the bgm creates is obvious to the watcher but the compositions just seem a little off and not very easy to listen to at times… The theme songs are somewhat average and to be expected of an otome anime in general. I have no major qualms with the art, given that because it's junko-sensei's manga I was watching the characters styles very closely =3=" The characters…well the boys have my best interest at heart lol, even from the first episode I was shipping them together alongside the mc and her friend >u< The mc- I didn't read this manga so imagine my surprise when I saw the "fat shaming" of the mc… I thought it was interesting (and all the more comedic, because it will never happen in real life) how she changes and the story begins. However, while I do understand the "grossness" of someone engrossed in something they love (in other words, otaku), the anime makes it into a crazy running gag, adding even more "grossness" to it and it feels like they're taking it too far, or doing too much with it…
Overall I am actually enjoying the show and always looking forward to the next episode…keeps you wondering who's gonna make the next move or what kind of side jokes are coming lol. I remember someone saying that 2016 is a good year for us fujoshi---that seems about right!!! Given this show, if there is anyone who wants to join us on the "dark side" and spiral into the depths of fujoshism (who does, right? lol), this show just might be a good place to start —u<☆❤︎
I will edit this review after the anime is finished.
First off I have to state I am a STRAIGHT man. I have no interest in BL.
But I did enjoy this anime especially the comedy part of it. Serinuma, Kae a girl with two sides, a kind and timid side and her fujoshi side are portrayed really well by Yuu Kobayashi(Voice of Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan). With 4 generic prince type characters we get a mix of crazy, funny and romantic scenes. Seeing how Serinuma interacts with each of the characters is really interesting and fun, especially when we see the boys "interact" with each other as seen in the eyes of Serinuma.
All in all if you like Comedy, A bit of BL, or even harem you will like this anime.read more
I'm not gonna lie, this is prolly my first reverse harem series that I have watched. And man, this anime was hilarious, interesting, and exciting to watch. Obviously, not because I have found my hidden interests of reverse harem from this anime, but this anime really did entertain me.
At first sight, I thought it was some gay shit anime but when I saw 2 girls in the cover. I was kinda down to watch this anime because Nishina Shima has a pretty cool looking and sexy character designs, so i gotta watch this. The premise starts off pretty new and surprising for our harem story. Where our fujoshi, Serinuma Kae, was shown as fat, then later shown as slim and beautiful looking. I haven't personally seen an idiosyncratic of character, usually shown in all anime when you compares it to real life situation, be so okay to watch for a harem anime. I'm not really a big fan of any harem shows in general, while some are an exception (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.... I don't remember the other one), but this anime might as well be one of my favorite anime of this overall seasonal releases.
The best selling point, or the very consistent part that makes this anime great is how greatly defined the character, and their likability are. Well that's obviously the case for most anime in general that makes a story great to see, and for us to be interested in the characters. And it's usually amazingly well done in most of these slice of life anime. In addition, I didn't go gay on any of the guys in the show, the only character that I personally was interested in is Nishina Shima. And she's hot AF. Although, I'm gonna assume that she's Bisexual because she's into writing and drawing yaoi. And she's also a part of the reverse harem. You wouldn't normally sees a gay guy being a part of the men's version of a harem. Well there are guys who are so beautiful looking that you would've mistaken them for a girl, including characters like Urushibara Ruka, hideyoshi from baka test (maybe?), Felix from Re;zero (jk) and Saika Totsuka (hottest booooiiii). But for this anime, the harem who's in the harem looks more like a girl than it's to looking like a boy. Which makes the differences. And the the VA sounds so familiar too lmao. That's what makes this anime also pretty fun to see.
On a side note, this anime also brought up some philosophical theme and questions about true love vs superficial love. Would you love someone just for their physical appearances, or who they are, in disregard to their social status and competency. And that's what makes this anime so interesting to watch as they make you feel cringy in the exposition of the show, before our protagonist shows her other side of her. Which makes no sense but in the realm of anime, logic doesn't matter it's all about how interesting the story is if some magical shit happens. The same goes for men and female who are patently rivals, care for one another and are forming friendship bonds, because they were brought together by mutual love for the same guy/girl. In reality, I never actually see that kind of relationship in highschool, but maybe for the japanese one. Since I've saw a few where a japanese guy is hanging out with two girls, who're seemly interested in him in a romantic sense. And i doubt people who aren't interested in the otaku culture would immerse themselves into it just to hang out with a girl who they once thought she was a fat, unattractive loser. But hey, anime.
Aside from that, this is prolly my best reverse harem show that I've watched for the first time in my life. Give it a shot, you dont have to think like a girl to enjoy this show. read more
So, I haven't watched most of it so It's still really early to tell how enjoyable this anime is, but I think I'll try to chime in on this series.
If you've read the synopsis or just about any other review you'll have a general gist of what this anime is about: some chick living through an otome game. The thing is, MC is a fujoshi beyond acceptable FDA standards and must be quarantined at all costs.
Shipping the guys who are after herself is just one example of how much she loves BL. She sees herself as a spectator of romance rather than the main character, but for some reason she was easily coerced into trying to play out the main character role in a romance.
But regardless, the story in of itself makes for a hilarious romcom, and so far I'm liking the story.
I want to say that the art is good but at the same time, it kind of isn't. I'm not too big a fan of the style, but that's just my personal preference.
Voice acting is a little off, especially the MC. During some scenes, MC's voice acting is just not consistent with the mood. Just about every other character seems to fit but MC, and it bothers me. Music is 'okay', but the opening and ending just don't do it for me.
Character development is pretty good. Each character has quirks that makes you like them.
I'll cut this review a little short: overall I think that the concept was great--the story and everything is certainly something that caught my eye, it's just that the studio could've done so much better.read more
This upcoming Fall 2016 anime season is stacked with exciting new titles, amongst them being manga adaptations fans have been demanding for over 5 years. We go over the most exciting manga finally being turned into anime this season