First things first... Nonsensical setting and story? I can live with that, not everything has to be perfectly realistic and not everything has to make sense all the time. It's "harem" again? Obviously if I didn't like those, I wouldn't even be on B-Pro's page here now. I'm no expert on art or sound, so all I can say is a personal opinion: I really liked the styling, the colours, the characters, the music. A solid 8/10 for those as far as I'm concerned, they all really appealed to me. Again, I don't expect everything to make sense or be realistic or perfect all
Having said all that, why the overall score of 6 then? I was full ready to give an 8, even as I just started watching the last episode. But by the time it concluded, I was so utterly floored with a slew of WTF???'s that I just couldn't. I have absolutely no idea what on earth went down there, or why, or how (well, some of it is explained, but it's spotty and inadequate). What I do know though is that it was really a complete a××pull out of exactly nowhere. It could be argued that the signs were scattered over the previous episodes, but one just does not expect something like this, not from this kind of anime. Not only does it not fit into the general upbeat and fun mood, but because it was all left for the last episode too, it just ended up being a sloppy mess, leaving the distinct feeling that it could've done with at least one more episode so that all this is properly unfolded, explained, and then tied up. That way it might have felt a little less out of place. As it is though, it managed to sour the entirety of the show, which is a real shame.
Some may like these real serious sudden twists that turn everything upside down, personally I really don't. Especially when it's ill-fitting for the genre.
Okay so i watched this thinking it was another cheesy reverse harem that would be filled with flirts and a story line that was half-decent, but WOW was i wrong.
1. Plot was all over the place. With the main heroine looking more like a background character. The villain looking like it was thrown in at the end to fill in time. And the rest of the time just focusing on the male idols looking like eye-candy though...
2. The animation at times went in and out from looking really nice/well-portioned to times were there eyes almost lined up with there mouths. IT WAS NOT CONSTANT
NOR PRETTY. Only when the characters were still and not talking did they look okay.
3. Music was okay nothing that catchy or relevant to the plot.
I really thought this would be good enough to make you cringe or at least laugh at those cheesy moments but honestly the plot was not exciting enough nor understandable. So don't bother.
Lemme just start off by saying this is the overall best male "Idol" anime I have seen. That being said, male "Idol" animes tend to be bland reserve-harem stories spiced up with beautiful boys, songs, and a dull heroine. B-Pro is no exception, however it makes a great effort to not make the heroine not so annoying dull or Mary-Sue like which inturn makes the story much more fun and the anime an overall a great way to pass the time.
Story - 6
The story itself starts without you and there is not much that is introduced about what happens before the heroine comes along
even though the story seems to pleading for an explanation about the boys' success before B-Pro [in their respective groups] and how B-Pro "really" came to be.
Still, the plot is nicely paced and the boys get entire episodes dedicated to them, however their are obvious favorites in the way that there is less focus on certain guys. Considering there is 10 guys and only 12 episodes this is a fair sacrifice so that story is able to progress and we're not stuck with a repetitive reverse-harem gimmick.
[Spoiler-ish] However the ending conjured up in the last two to three episodes is surprising and somewhat uncalled for which is why I brought score down a little bit. The theme of this anime is overall light-hearted and gives little to no clues to the darker future which leaves you very confused as as it all happens too quickly and makes no sense. If they expanded this a bit further and the anime was longer this could have played out more smoothly but they compacted it too much at the end there and left the me with more questions.
I personally very much liked the design of the boys. A lot of colours and effects were used throughout the anime to bring life to the beautiful and handsome idols and their life. It was a little more crisp than I expected considering the move to make anime much smoother and softer recently--but the budget may have been used more on the amazing choice of voice actors instead.
Going into what I said above--the voice actors "made" this anime. It was very enjoyable hearing them speak, talk coquettishly, act, and sing. Most of the songs were very addictive and you very quickly may find yourself knowing how the song goes as parts are played strategically and almost incessantly.
Half of them were unique, interesting and the series focused on them. They had backstories and problems and our Heroine, of course, helps move them forward in their world of fame. However the way they divided the boys was very bad. KitaKore and THRIVE were full of bright characters and the series seems to focus on them and give them extra shine, while the MooNs boys seem to come up short despite making up half of B-Pro. Considering the anime seems to be about bringing these three groups together both in relationships and for fame there should have been some brighter individuals in MooNs. Considering the sacrifice for the plot in this short anime, they should have brought down a member from THRIVE or something to help give MooNs equal opportunity.
As mentioned, this is my favorite male idol anime show thus far. Plenty of fanservice, pretty boys, entertaining episodes, and songs to keep me intrigued throughout the anime.
My score is a little higher than expected, especially for this type of anime, but there wasn't much I could nitpick at so the score is what B-Pro is deserving of. Whether you like idol animes or reverse-harems, B-Pro is well put-together and an enjoyable 12 episode anime.
If you're looking for some "Idol anime" that's not UtaPri, don't waste your time with this one.
B Project: Kodou＊Ambitious was a train-wreck.
The pacing in this 12 episode show somehow managed to make a dreadfully bland story feel like it lasted 50 episodes. The ending was rushed and incredibly confusing, with enough plot twists wrapped into the final five minutes that--even as I write this--I still have no idea what happened.
The art of B Project was passable in the scenes where a single character's face took up the entire frame. Otherwise, the animation was choppy and atrocious. To give the best example I
could think of, every character was drawn with a background character's face if the background character was 10 feet from the camera. I didn't think it was possible, and yet every scene was so visually unappealing that I had a need to show other anime fans how horrible it was.
The characters that I can remember were okay I suppose. I can remember Hikaru and...Toma? Tomo?? Yuta??? I honestly can't remember. I just remembered them by hair color/features. No characters were given any real back story even though they were shown in flashbacks. I am really trying to remember anything about any characters at all and I'm only recalling that one of them had a coughing condition which was never fully explained.
This show wasn't even charmingly bad. I am someone who will watch anime that I KNOW is awful just to get a good laugh out of it, but I found myself falling asleep from boredom as the episodes went on for what felt like an eternity. This was a forgettable waste of money by the company in what I can only assume was meant to be a low-budget clone of UtaPri
TL;DR: This show was far more painful and somehow less visually pleasing than shoving a rusted nail through my eye. I'd recommend skipping this one (though the OST was worth a listen to if you're into J-Pop)
this is coming from an avid bproject fan -- i found this series enjoying, i love the bpro boys a lot. before, when i had watched it for the first time, i wasn't a fan so i initially disliked the show because of the inconsistent art and the typical harem (i've never been good at dealing with idols x 1 girl anime) was coming off as cringy to me. but eventually i came back to it and i fairly enjoyed it...
if it weren't for the characters, i wouldn't forgive bpro for ruining the anime as much as they did so look into their
personalities, pick a favourite and try to get to know them because it makes the anime a bit more bearable
if you're just watching the anime for the sake of doing it, it's gonna be hard remembering names but that shouldn't really bother you
story: 4 (spoilers)
it was okay, the episodes had their own stories and weren't so much consecutive as they focused on the growth of the boys individually or within their relationships with other people. one episode usually told a tale with a morale for the boys to realise and make better of themselves. i found these episodes to be really sweet though some were just strange and exaggerated.
(personally, the episode with momo's spiritual power was strange to me... i wish they just focused on acting.)
the ending was ABSOLUTELY terrible. episodes 1 - 9 are average but 10 - 12 was just bad. if you're enjoying the show so far, don't bother watching after 9 or it'll ruin the series for you. there's too many plot holes and they rushed bpro's song -- which they had shown for two episodes to be working very hard on... the ending was really bad. i'd give it a 5 if they ended it differently and LESS weird but it can't be helped.
the art is inconsistent, as many people have said. when there are keyframes, however, the art improves A LOT, ofc, but the difference between the CG-like-keyframes and the regular animation is too much and sometimes bothersome.
the boys dance but it's not in 3d, so it's all drawn as in-between animation and it looks terrible.
i personally loved the soundtrack. it was very nice. also the songs are really good, please check them out.
i'm always looking for more bpro content so i can't lie and say i didn't enjoy it... but it could've been better.
if i weren't a bpro fan this would be a 4/10 and my individual ratings would be much lower than what they are, some things can't be tolerated if you're picky about your anime.
these boys deserved a much better anime than what they got, it's so disappointing. they have a huge fanbase in japan but it's just not gonna follow through internationally unless you were to do your own research and enjoy them outside of the anime. so disappointed.
"B-Project: Kodou Ambitious" seems to want to add a new piece to the positive trend that the reverse-harems of recent years are acquiring. And, in fact, the greatest change can be seen at the plot level, where the presence of stereotypical situations typical of the genre is refreshed by a female character who is by no means taken for granted, with a natural progression of the sentimental affair, devoid of those hateful strokes of lightning , kabe-don and moine (sometimes unbearably aggressive) on a poor wretch under the thumb of the handsome guy.
Tsubasa is a simple girl who worked in a record store and who
is recruited by the Gandala record company, specifically by Yashamaru-san, as R & amp; A to take care of a group of ten bold and wonderful young men who together form the B-projects. Separately we distinguish three groups: the MooNs, the THRIVE and the Kitakore.
THRIVES are Yuuta Ashuu, the most cheerful of the group that makes me almost tender for how insecure it is, but little or nothing has been said about him (frankly I shipp Yuuta with Ryuugi, but nothing was done); Goushi Kaneshiro, my favorite because he is the most sane of the B-pro and also makes more logical and sensible statements than the others, is the most irascible (even if the episode in which he had to do 'miao' was ridiculous even for me!) but he also has a big heart; and last, but not least, Kento Aizome, the super-courted playboy (rightly so cool!) with a troubled past. In episode nine, there is an important approach to Tsubasa that made me think for a moment that someone was finally calculating it and then love was about to be born as Tsubasa herself told him to accept it as it is, by doing hopelessly starting the ship! Unfortunately, as it started this way it is also over, given that no in-depth analysis has been made about it.
Finally we find the MooNs of which Kazuna Masunaga is part, the leader ("Leadaa" as Hikaru says) of which very little is known except that he slightly envies Kitakado and personally I do not agree; Mikado Sekimura, the worst of the group with an almost morbid obsession with a character from an anime series with zero importance (so much so that there is no deepening of this character); Tatsuhiro Nome, a somewhat introverted boy but very close to Hikaru whom he has known for a long time; the latter, my favorite of the group, is a great friend of Tatsu, very self-confident, energetic and really cute. In the course of the episodes it turns out to have an incurable disease (of which nothing is known) and which needs special care. He became my favorite character when Tsubasa goes to visit the MooNs, and Hikaru comes out of the shower with only a towel to cover the low areas (and the girl is already embarrassed there), but then suddenly the towel falls showing Hikaru's family trinkets and there SHOCKED! I thought for a moment that Tsubasa could faint and in fact we lacked little! And to top it off, Hikaru tells her "Merry Christmas", as if that was her personal "Christmas" "gift"! Too much fun that scene, yes that is a beautiful fanservice and b (u) ono. Last of the group, is Momotarou Onzai, the slightly insipid one who in an episode finds himself having the power of perception, that is, he perceives spirits and similar things. To say that it is ridiculous to include such a thing in a reverse harem is really an understatement. So in this episode he sees the evil spirit that takes possession of a guy taken at random and must defeat him ... mah (a "mah" as big as a house!).
Kitakores are part of Kitakado Tomohisa, overflowing with several clinics and which is slightly unpleasant to me; and Korekuni Ryuugi, a boy who looks like a female and who in the past was forced to wear women's clothes and was clearly traumatized. To this last character an episode was dedicated in which he falls from the stairs, he also loses a lot of blood and in addition loses his memory. Amnesia is a trite and hackneyed cliché, quite abused and hate as never before.
I like all the groups in this anime but my favorite character is Kazuna Masunaga
This is your typical reverse harem with idols (except there is 0 romance). Its more like a harem of friendship with the main character. While it is refreshing to have a idol harem where the idols arent all falling all over the plain boring girl, keep in mind it is still your typical "idol anime". Sound 8, Art 9, Characters 7, Story 5. Overall 6 - decent anime that is ruined by a rushed ending.
Firstly, the art and sound are good. The music doesnt vary much as its all the same songs pretty much but the music as a whole isnt too
bad. Its probably just my personal preference but the art was good, it suited the anime genre. Sound:8. Art: 9.
The characters arent too bad. Sure there are your typical "idol" types but you see them everywhere and you should know what your getting into if your watching this to begin with. They try to give everyone an individuality to them and even tell you a little bit of backstory to a few of the characters while almost none to others. Not too bad in terms of character developement considering this was only 12 episodes, i have seen a lot worse. While there are a character or 2 that are way too much for me to come to like, not too bad. Character:7.
But its all downhill from there..... The story started off not too bad, it doesnt have much of a "story" as such but thats to be expected from most idol anime and the people watching will generally understand that. For the first 9 episodes it felt as if everything was going almost too well at times but in general it wasnt too bad, and if the last 3 were just as good i would have given the story a 7. However, the 10th episode throws a spanner in the mix. I wont say what happens because spoilers but its a big plot twist (a semi forseeable one at least). Now thats fine, i dont mind a plot twist but by leaving the plot twist until 2 episodes before the end they had to rush it and explained NOTHING. They throw a million questions at you and answer 1. A huge disapointment that has probably ruined the minor chance for a season 2 so we will probably never learn the answer to those 999 999 questions we have. Story:5.
This anime wasn't too bad but the only thing I can really complain about was the ending was so so.. But everything else was pretty great and the music in this series is great and the characters are nice. And I enjoyed it a lot except for the last episode. But Overall the score is an 8/10 for me. Also this is another anime that fits into a niche of (bishies, fan service, and idols) so if you don't like that stuff then I don't recommend this to you. Each to there own. But if you do I think you will enjoy this series. Also
there is a mobile game for this anime and its great. And here is why I rated this a 8/10 .....
Okay so I almost gave this section a 6/10 because the ending for me was just like wtf where did that come from and the last episode felt a bit rushed towards the end. But The rest of the series was cute and the story was nice. Also the plot twist did get me but the could've executed it better and the series left a lot of unanswered questions. But the shows core story was pretty good.
Nothing amazing, and I didn't expect anything amazing for the art. But each character design was done well and everything was colorful.
Love the BGMS and the unit songs for this anime are great, the music was just great!
The show did a good job portraying each character, however at there are 4 characters who were extremely similar in appearance at first glance, but the show did a good job fixing that an adding well needed and well executed development for those 4 as well with all the characters. Also the protag wasn't as bad as I thought she was going to be and had some cute quirkiness to her personality.
I loved this show a lot! I would've gave it a 10/10 for enjoyment if the ending was better and didn't feel so forced or out of place. But Overall I had a great time watching it and it made me get some of the unit albums and play the mobile game.
Overall 8/10... almost 7/10 because of the weird ending, but if I did that I would be doing a disservice to the 11 episodes before the last one. But I had a great time with those 11 episodes so it deserves that 8/10!
ok, I'm going to do this step by step, just finished the anime and I NEED to write this review, I'm so flustered.
Story: Have you seen an idols anime before? Yes? Then you saw B-project. The anime shows the growing of the group and a little of each characters and their schedules. But you're a little to busy looking at the bishonen to pay attention to it.
Art: Is not awesome but I like the fact they didn't used CG for the dancing scenes and still did a nice job animating it, that's it, nothing else to say.
Sound: I starded seeing b-project because I
LOVE the songs so yeah why not see the anime? I love the groups, the songs and the seyuus were good chosen (except for Hikaru's voice, he can sing, but when he talks :( )
Characters: You'll find the common bishounen/idol characters, so not buch to say, you have the rich white haired one, the womanizer, the cute that looks like a girl etc. The "main character" that should be the girl is the usual"why you do you like her again?" AND B Project also has a bad guy that doesn't make any sense, ANY SENSE. Watch and see who is for yourself if you think you need to.
Enjoyement: I liked the anime for about 10 episodes, but the last two were a big NO because nothing makes sense and this made me think "Why I wasted 6 hours of my life seeing this?" so yeah, the enjoyement took a downfall.
Overall: 4! Why? Because as I said above, Why did I watch this? I hate when an anime ending makes me think that I could have done something more productive, like watching a better anime, instead of waste my time watching it. BUT the song are great, search for it in youtube if you want to get to know them a little, it's worth it.
Hope this review was helpful, I tried a full spoiler free so it's missing some things but hope it helps :)