The first season begins with introducing the characters, their past and their ambitions. Orpherus, Eduard, Camus, Lui, and Naoji are five noblemen who attend the prestigious Rozenstolz academy, and who are a part of the Strahl class—a class for potential candidates for the advisory positions in the royal palace in the small European country of Kuchen. Isaac is an English writer who visits Kuchen. While still students, the five noblemen are forced to deal with corrupted politicians, secret agents, attempted murder and ambitious individuals from both inside and outside of school who threatens to break the fragile peace in their country, and even assassinate the king.
Meine Liebe 1st session has a serious, dark and mysterious atmosphere which will might draw u into it, nevertheless is one of those anime you keep watching and hoping you will see some action in the next episode but it lets your hopes down considering that the only action u will see is at the last 3 episodes.
Story: is exactly what explained in synopsis… after watching all 13 episodes I would consider the synopsis a spoiler because there is nothing more to it! The presentation of characters was too long and in my honest opinion it could be easily summarized in 2 or 3
episodes! Each character had, at least, 1 episode all to himself and I cant help wondering if the creators had lots of founds but no story to tell with the exception of the last 3 episodes were we see some action taking place, which I believe helped on “selling” the 2nd season.
Art: The character design is a bit disappointing for my likes. Although all the male characters were pretty, yet though serious, this artwork failed to provide the emotions each one had. Being sad or happy their faces didn’t had any difference at all or maybe it was so small which made it unnoticeable.
Sound: The opening and ending sound track looked like it was taken out of a current pop album which has nothing to do with the serious, dark and mysterious atmosphere that the series had. The music played in the episodes as a background though is fairly what a watcher expects to hear so the sound in overall is not that bad.
Characters: is what we will see in detail in this anime so yeah they are interesting individuals all with a sad story background.
Enjoyment: Overall I have no regrets watching this anime my time passed fairly well although I admit I caught myself being bored in some episodes. I don’t know yet if I will continue watching the sequel (Meibe Liebe wieder) maybe if I have nothing more to watch at some point I might consider. The only reason I gave this anime 7 instead of 6 is because for some strange reason (perhaps the gloomy dark atmosphere) it kept me on watching it to the end when most of the times after 3-4 episodes I abandon a series I don’t like or I find boring to watch.
Very good anime, kinda boring at first, I think they keep presenting the characters and the relationships waaay too much. But maybe that's a good part, compared to other anime series when you don't know anything about the main characters. You won't see some real action until the end of the first season, but it's worth it. In the second season the story and the graphics are better.
Hey, bishies, politics, pseudo-European setting, what's not to like, right? Unfortunately, the plot is thin, the politics are seriously lacking, the art and sound are sub-par. Throw in wanton lashes of misogyny at every opportunity, and that's Meine Liebe for you.
Note: This review is for Meine Liebe and Meine Liebe Wieder
The main hero of the anime is Orpherus, a young man who believes in a country ruled by its people and whose sister was killed in an act of terrorism two years prior. Orpherus, nicknamed Orphe, is surrounded by his friends and rivals and together they struggle to make their dream come true — being the king’s advisers.
The first season begins by introducing the characters, their past and their ambitions. Orpherus, Eduard, Camus, Ludwig and Naoji are five noblemen who attend the prestigious Rosenstolz academy, and who are a part of the Strahl class
– a class for potential candidates for the advisory positions in the royal palace in the small European country of Kuchen. Isaac is an English writer who visits Kuchen. While still students, the five noblemen are forced to deal with corrupted politicians, secret agents, attempted murder and ambitious individuals from both inside and outside of school who threaten to break the fragile peace in their country, and even assassinate the king.
The five Strahl candidates return to their final year in Rosenstolz, but troubles are far from over. The previous headmaster disappears without saying a word and the new headmaster has a revolutionary idea that threatens to tear the academy apart. But there are troubles not only inside the academy. The king is hiding information, Lui’s mother is depressed and Lui himself is being accused of severe treason. While on the run Orphe is nearly shot once again, and Ed finds out that figures from their past have once again arrived at Kuchen. Now the five of them must prove Lui’s innocence while stopping a hideous ploy to sell Kuchen to foreign hands.
Although subbed this anime was really good. I enjoyed it. The characters are great and stay the same in both seasons with a few new characters introduced in season 2. I really like Eduard. His friendship with Orpherus is very deep; they have a understanding of each other and can sometimes know what the other is thinking. I recommend both for your viewing pleasure.