Lu Jin Nian and Qiao An Hao were not married by choice. On the first day of their wedding night, Qiao An Hao made three rules regarding their marriage. One, you are not allowed to touch me. Two, you are not allowed to announce publicly that I'm your wife. Three, you are not allowed to say that we are living together.
Chinese animation is largely inferior to its Japanese contemporaries, running into issues of substandard art design, terrible comedic timing and a lack of creative flair to give the show life. I'd all but given up hope of finding anything decent in the industry until stumbling upon How to Steal 55 Kisses, a novel adaptation about two sisters who fall in love with the same guy
55 Kisses has the feel of a soap opera operating under a constant wave of melodrama from characters that face obstacles in their desire to be together. Qiao Anhao feels guilt about liking the same person her own sibling does and
struggles to gumption up the courage to tell him how she feels. Lu Jinnian is in love with Anhao, but a busy schedule makes it difficult for him to commit to a relationship. These obstacles can of course be avoided by the ability to communicate properly - a basic human function that seems to escape 99% of romantic protagonists and nonetheless here as well.
55 Kisses speeds through its story with just 11 minutes committed to each episode and a time skip mid season. I would have preferred if they did pace themselves a bit more and give us more time to enjoy these characters, but there's also merit in a romance that doesn't dawdle on its premise. A second season is needed in order to continue the story as it ends in the middle of an arc without any finality. From what I've read from various sources across the internet, the anime doesn't get into the crux of the story and serves as more of a prologue
The character designs are quite good. In what is usually a weakness for the industry is a strength in this anime. Lu is a gorgeous woman with flowing black hair complemented by her dark olive eyes, and Lu is the type of mysterious badass hot dude that'll make even the straightest of men question their sexuality. The animation on the other hand is not good. Every moving vehicle is in CG and the abundance of static shots can hurt the immersion for the viewer, but thankfully the overall aesthetic is enough to make this tolerable
The voice acting will take some time to get used to for any seasoned anime fan. The Chinese language is significantly different and the performances themselves are worse than the more experienced seiyuu's we see throughout the Japanese animation industry. This was not a turn off for me per say, but it may be for others that can't quite acclimate to the differences in pronunciation and tone
"Chinese anime" used to be synonymous with soulless garbage for me, but perhaps that was unfair now I've seen they're capable of producing a solid adaptation that can appeal to fans throughout the romance genre. This isn't a particularly great anime by any means, but a reminder that there is potential in the Chinese industry. I'll definitely be looking out for more including any news for a follow up season to conclude this story of a complicated love.
earlier i thought that most of the chines story are bad as compared to their Japaneses counter part
but one day while searching for anime to watch i fell on this show an man it literally changed the way i watch chines anime there after.
the only problem you would have to read and watch both the comic and the anime show because some points are left in the anime and some part are left in the comic
so watch the anime first (it will be confusing at some parts because the filler is left in the comic) later read the comic and again watch those parts
of anime where you dont understand or dont get the point
P.S. some part in the anime are a bit wrong as per the comic
and please support the author by reading it from http://aoc.moe/category/releases/
seriously this thing is a masterpiece
I repeat this thing is a masterpiece.
official comic link
P.S. i am not related to this author as i live in other country than china(India)
The score is only temporary, why?
If you are not one who likes to watch incomplete series, then definitely do not watch this show. My score for this series may change if a sequel comes out. Just right when I was deep into he story and boom! What an unexplained awkward ending. Makes me think what will happen between them, why does this happen, and why did it end like this? It needs a sequel.
Though the story is normal and there is nothing special, but I like it that an episode is only about 11 minutes. So it doesn't bore me out.
Overall it's a
decent series, probably because I didn't have high expectations. Which after watching, it turns out to be quite a low-key pleasant surprise. For me I didn't really like the voice actors, I don't know why but I felt that it is a little awkward, probably because it's my first chinese 'anime' and I'm too used to Japanese VA. All in all, I do hope for a sequel though, but if the sequel ends in a way similar to this... I'm giving up on this series man.
Okay! It's good to see something different from the usual stuff. At first i was very skeptical at Chinese animations but after watching one or two, i guess i could say i got hooked. Let me explain to you why.
The plot: the plot is somewhat generic as you may think of it but it's not, it's about two persons who fell in love at first sight. But the both of them does not know how he/she trully feels. Due to other circumstances such as work and studies not to mention other parties, they can't express their true feelings to one another. But not only
that, by the time they mustered up enough courage and self esteem something or someone is forcing them to be apart from each other, it's like fate is against the both of them. Ahh.. how will it turn out for the both of them. Will hate and aguish take a hold of them or will love conquers all. By the way, this type of plot is not common amongst the Anime world (Romances/Melodramas), the setting is unique in the genre, i can only name a few of them, mostly we've been bombarded by highschool romances/melodramas that are full of cliches and cringeness. It's really refreshing to see something different that you can actually relate to.
The Characters: well, both MC's are lovable and instanlty i got some sort of connection, the female lead is perfect, she is rich, she is beautiful, she is smart, she is elegant, that's how an ideal girl should be that every boy should dream, although she's a bit clumsy but that only adds to her character it makes her more girly and lovable, i mean, due to her clumsiness the male lead has a purpose and a reason, and that reason is to protect and care. As for the male lead himself, hes a bit tsundere, yeah eventhough he has feelings for her he can't express himself towards her and i think i know the reason why, it's because he has yet to prove himself that he can be worthy to stand by her side. How lovely is that? Girls out there wouldn't you agree? <3 guy like that trying his best for you! I can clearly see myself on this guy dang! Aside from the fact that i'm not that handsome xD this love story is getting better and better.
As for the Art/Animation: well this is the main reason why i got hooked in chinese art. The character designs are very mature matches perfectly in the plot, which infact suits my taste. But the most important aspect is the Eyes of their characters, i freaking love it. That is how an eye should be. I have noticed it quite sometime that the only difference on japanese and chinese Art is how they create their eyes. I do not mean for it to be offensive but i'd go for china in this one xD. True China has a long way in creating good quality animes but so far their work have come to the spotlight to be acknowledge by people in many countries who loves anime as a whole.
As for the music i am getting used to it. That's all. Hehe.
As for the whole for now i'd give it 8/10 i still need to see how it ends. Ciao! I'm off for the next part! May Anime Jesus guide you on your conquest.