The anime will have three versions air: an all-ages broadcast version, a 15+ version that will air on AT-X, and an uncut 18+ version that will stream on ComicFesta Anime Zone.
The uncut 18+ version began streaming at night on Sunday, April 2 at 12:00 a.m. (effectively Monday morning). The series then premiered on Tokyo MX at night on Sunday at 1:00 a.m. (effectively Monday morning). The all-ages version premiered on AT-X on Monday, April 3 at 1:55 a.m. (effectively Tuesday morning), and the 15+ version will air on AT-X at the same time on April 4.
Okay, so let’s first discuss the elephant in the room – why does this dude look SO much like Saitama from One Punch Man? Why? Did the animators think that the face of a wildly popular character would in any way compensate for terrible writing (and I’m being very generous here), flat characters and a poor sound track?
Let me break down what this series is about, episode by episode, for those of you interested in this joke of an anime:
Ep 1: Girl meets classmate after a long time, only to realize he’s gone bald and has become a priest. He escorts her home (because it’s
late at night and that’s what a gentleman does, right?) but then doesn’t hesitate to molest her when he catches a glimpse of her underwear. His defense? “I am a man first, and a priest second”. Wow. What a terribly sexist statement. Is he implying all men are just waiting to molest and rape women at the slightest hint of…. well, anything? I would have gone so far as to say that he raped her (because obviously it was not consensual from the girl’s side), but they do not make it clear whether the two had sex or not. So I’ll stick to the term “molestation”
Ep 2: This is a chibi style episode that, for some reason, covers the various stages of Saitama’s hair growth and hair fall, and when he starts wearing a wig. And…….. that’s it. That’s the episode. So basically, this extremely stupid ass and impossibly dense woman is gushing over the childhood photos of a man who just molested her. Wow.
Ep 3: Saitama takes the girl to the shrine where he lives with his family and declares to his parents that she’s his fiancé. He later on tells her he did so because his parents were pressurizing him to get married, but he doesn’t explain to her why he didn’t fill her in on this big surprise on the way to the shrine. Oh, and his mother looks exactly the same age as his fiancé.
He then proceeds to sexually assault her, TWICE, despite which the dumbass girl decides to stick with him and run along with his plans, only because she has a crush on him. Too bad she has no self esteem, self respect and half a brain. Because otherwise the anime would have ended after episode one where she’d have called the police and have this pervert booked for molestation.
Ep 4: This was another chibi style episode and to be honest, I didn’t bother watching it because I know it wouldn’t add anything to the “plot” of the anime.
I don’t understand which part of this anime is romance, Josie or drama. The best that I can label it is ecchi. Anyway, what I’m really trying to say that if you are sexually frustrated, have desperately low standards and will watch about anything for sexual gratification (ie if you’re an ecchi fan), then this is definitely for you.
PS. The girl mutters to herself “Even though he's a priest, he has thick eyelashes”. Okay, so I’m confused. Is there any rulebook that states men with thick eyelashes cannot be priests? Or that priests with thick eyelashes are supposed to trim their lashes to look less thick? I mean….. What??
You know, for a series that's supposedly SUPPOSED to be sexy, you'd expect there to be a lot more...I dunno...sexiness? In case it's not already clear by the things I've seen in the past, I'm not shy about fanservice by any means, but for a story of this caliber, this barely has any fanservice at all. Worst part? When the fanservice DOES happen, it's really boring and underwhelming. I've only seen 4 episodes of this so far, so hopefully I can write a helpful and accurate review that (hopefully) won't upset anyone.
Let's start with the facts we already know: We have a girl who likes
a dude, and said dude turns out to be a priest that looks very suspiciously like One-Punch Man's very own Saitama. She's drunk one night and he takes her home, and then they...well, you should already know by now based on the plot. I wasn't expecting too much from this series, due to how short the episodes would be, but I did enjoy My Wife is the Student Council President (which was made by the same studio), so I (reluctantly) decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. However, I've been left deeply disappointed so far by this series.
For starters, the way they censor any "naughty no no" scenes is utterly ridiculous. They just censor with this random object (I'm sure there's a name for it, but I don't feel like looking it up), which isn't that bad in general, but the way it's handled is so bad, it looks like a bad photoshopping job done by an amateur YouTuber with only 5 subscribers, 4 of which are friends of his. I should know, I was once like that. If you're looking for the uncensored version, don't bother. That's been even harder to find subbed. You're either stuck with bad censorship or you learn Japanese. Take your pick.
Out of 4 episodes so far, there are only two true sex scenes I can recall off the top of my head (the latter one was interrupted by our female protagonist). The rest of the series so far has been littered with poorly animated "backstory" segments of our Saitama priest and him telling her all about them. It looks like something off of those cheaply-made 5 minute special episodes you find on DVDs of your favorite anime. It just seems like a complete ripoff to me that you're going to market a series as a story about one thing, and then give us something completely different (insert outdated No Man's Sky reference here). You're probably expecting me to say more about this series, but that's just it: I can't say anything more. I practically covered EVERYTHING, and that's the sad part.
I get that this is supposed to be aimed toward women, but somehow I doubt even WOMEN could enjoy this. Then again, I'm not female, so take my words with a grain of salt here, but if you're male, you almost definitely would not enjoy this. If you're here for the fanservice, look elsewhere. There are much, MUCH better alternatives. If you're here for the romance, again, look elsewhere. There are much better options for romance anime. After this finishes airing, depending how lazy I'm feeling, I will be replacing this review with a more up-to-date one. Hopefully this series can clean up its act by then.