The school love story is set at Baramon High School, a private boys' school for the prefecture's most elite. The protagonist is a seventeen year old boy who transfers into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the outlaw teacher, the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen for seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love and conflict, and changes are now bound to happen in the main character's life.
This anime is the ultimate meme of the season, basically a masterpiece.
Story - Kid transfers to school and everyone likes him. He has his own harem of pointy chin dudes. A++ story, basically every harem ever.
Art - Mm... yes baby, pointy chins are very very beautiful. Rock those pointy chins and stab someone with them maybe. That art deserves a 10/10. It's amazing. I could never draw like that, and it's one of my many factors that contribute to me laughing so hard about this Annie May ( Ha, get it? Annie May. ). Humans totally move like that in real life and
we're all creatures who move in slow motion.
Sound - Finally at the moo-sick. From what I can tell in every episode, this is an Annie May about handsome men and there's no other song that describes that better than the opening or ending song. You can't watch this anime without handsome men with pointy ling long chins.
Character - 10/10 All the characters are cliche and stereotypes of any BL or harem characters are spot on to a point where I couldn't stop laughing.
Enjoyment - 10/10
From what you can tell, I definitely enjoyed looking at the handsome men. Pointy chins are life.
Overall - 10/10 Masterpiece, highly recommended for otome fans and those who love harems and yowie-owie ( whoops, I meant yaoi ). Really well done for a parody.
To be clear: this is yaoi SATIRE. Unless you've been a weeb since the days of newgrounds, you're not going to get this.
Imagine every thirteen year old's deviant art account when they started watching anime. That is the art of this show. And it was intended. The pointy chins, the yaoi hands- all intended. Literally every possible thing is wrong with the art, shading, proportions, perspective, everything. The characters are exaggerated versions of BL art style and the main character has no face which makes it fairly quirky
Pretty good actually. Goes to show that the animators actually do know what they're doing. And
that (again) the horrible art is intended.
Every trope and stereotype exists in this show. Every line is either super rapey or absolutely stock. It's a perfect parody.
As someone who grew up on anime, this show brought me into a nostalgic state of when I started started trying to create my own images on MS paint. I laughed to the point of tears while watching this show. I've read quite a few cringeworthy BL manga and I can say that this short animation portrays all the faults you can find there with the perfect satirical touch.
The type of viewers who will like enjoy this definitely had unironically enjoyed a doujin or something that was probably not much better than this.
I watched this at 1am and actually cried laughing. The art is terrible, the story is terrible, the characters make no sense, and I love it. This is the best parody of those generic school yaoi/BL dramas that could ever be conceived. Everyone looks like they were drawn by a not-artistically-gifted 6th grader that just got into anime. The main character has no eyes and his 7 year old sister remembers playing with one of the MCs friends from 7 years ago. They blow up like 3 buildings. A guy dies and comes back to life. In
the ending song the characters distort into oblivion in time to the music. I felt like I was suffering some kind of trauma-induced shock while watching it.
TLDR: Gakuen Handsome needs to be put in the art museum where it belongs.
This is it. The greatest anime of all time has been found. No joke, this is amazing, let me tell you why.
At first glance, Gakuen Handsome may look like just another shitty 3 minute per episode short, but the themes it explores are so insightful. There's something about Gakuen Handsome that stands out among similar titles, and that thing is the vibrant characters. They all have something very peculiar about them that shines so bright, yet is hidden beneath the surface waiting to be discovered.
Before I get too ahead of myself, let me talk about the characters. We have our main character, Faceless-kun who just
enrolled into an all-boys school. There he meets the infamous chin brothers and their leader, Swag Principal. They quickly become acquainted and share a deep and heartfelt bond together. They all have their trademark fabulous chin, which is icing on the cake in terms of character design.
As I said earlier, Gakuen Handsome explores a lot of themes extremely well. For instance, in the first episode the message they convey is truly marvelous. It's not something I am capable of explaining, you just have to see it for yourself to get a good understanding of it.
All in all, Gakuen Handsome is a marvelous show no matter what you're into, so just watch it, you're sure to have a great time.