Puberty syndrome – abnormal experiences rumored on the internet to be caused by sensitivity and instability during adolescence.
This year, Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year student at a high school near Enoshima, meets several girls that are experiencing this "puberty syndrome." For instance, he meets a wild bunny girl in the library. She turns out to be an actress on hiatus, Mai Sakurajima, who is also his senior at the school. For some reason, no one else can see this enchanting girl. How did she become invisible...? As Sakuta searches for answers to help Mai, they spend more time together, and he eventually learns of her hidden feelings...
This is an unusual story that takes place in a town of bright skies and glistening seas, where Sakuta encounters various intriguing girls.
"Fukashigi no Carte (不可思議のカルテ)" by Mai Sakurajima (Asami Seto), Tomoe Koga (Nao Touyama), Rio Futaba (Atsumi Tanezaki), Nodoka Toyohama (Maaya Uchida), Kaede Azusawara (Yurika Kubo), Shouko Makinohara (Inori Minase)
'Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai' is a beautiful anime that is full of ups and downs. I'm not very emotional as a 22-year-old man but after watching one episode you fall in love with the show; by the time you finish the 3 episode test, you can't look at anime the same again.
It's full of moments that will make you cheer on the two MC's, moments that will leave you frustrated, moments that will bring you to tears if you're able to hold them back and of course, it'll make you so happy that you cry. This is a
show for everyone and anyone because it knows how to be unique and you can tell nothing but love and effort was put into it.
The art is normally the average anime art you'd see in modern anime, however, there are times when the quality randomly spikes and you'll see some breathtaking animation and art combined to make some of the most beautiful scenes I've seen in a while. Since it's not consistently stunning though I gave it an 8 - being very good. At its peak, I'd give it a 10/10 with ease.
The voice acting, the SFX, the tiny little details overlapping each other to bring us the perfect scene. All of it comes together to create something unrivaled and shockingly tearjerking. If you're tired of hearing the typical shounen screaming, this is the anime for you. It's smooth, it's happy, it's flirtatious, it's sad and what's best is it does it all perfectly.
This series has shown me that sometimes you don't need a ton of depth to make a character stand out. Both MC's have fairly simplistic pasts but they're wonderful together or apart. There's a real sense of connection and understanding with them both and at times it makes you pray that things just go their way because you fall in love with them so easily. These characters don't scream "Love me, pity me, remember me." they simply make you do all of it without aiming to.
I absolutely cannot stress how much I adore this show. If I could give this a 20/10 I would in a heartbeat. This show is so much more than enjoyment, it's immersive entertainment that resonates with anybody who's ever been a loner in their life, anybody who has social anxiety, anyone who's ever been a teen. This show is synonymous with engagement. Once you get over the description and just give it a shot, you'll have nothing but good things to say about it.
This is exactly what the anime industry needed is a whacky romance that doesn't force the romance aspect on you but isn't purely comedy either. It takes things at its own pace and nothing about it feels forced. It's the perfect anime through and through. This will be talked about for seasons to come and believe me; if you haven't given it a shot yet, you're missing out on greatness.
The story of a highschool boy that discovers the high school celebrity wearing a Bunny Suit in the library, so wth is this show about?
So bare with me for a second, this anime is not what you are thinking like "Oh another weird ecchi anime" , the story can be summarized in something short like " A girl who wanted to disappear and succeed a way different that expected"
Simple and entertaining.
Sound: BEST ASPECT
OF THE SHOW
I will not include the OP nor the Ending since they were just okay. 8/10
The voice acting: Imo the best of this show is the chemistry both main characters display on this anime, and I really think that it couldn't be done without the voice acting. Mei and Sakuta voice actors were just top notch, really suitable for their personalities and character designs. I really felt the connection between voice actors 10/10
Character: BEST ASPECT OF THE SHOW
Side characters dont affect or interact with the MC, so I will just focus on Mei and Sakuta, this duo is GREAT, every conversation they have, the perverted sarcastic jokes, just everything was so AMAZING.
The over the top chemistry these two characters share made them characters look so realistic, it didn't felt like an anime at all. The slow development of both characters (especially Sakuta) how he changed his mindset of "fighting the atmosphere is pointless' and the way Mei just starts doing thinks because she wants to them. 9/10
Enjoyment and Final thoughts:
So I enjoyed way to much this show, entertaining, I wasn't expecting anything like this at all. I really see these as the surprise of the season, the Title and the Cover of the anime is just to misleading, and actually came back as a good show.
I was disappointed due to the fact that these anime would focus on not just one girl, since the pairing between Mei and Sakuta was great, but if they stick with what they are doing, it would be like a less complicated, light hearted version of Bakemonogatari with an equally great mc and intersting story.
The story of Seishun Buta is relatively simple, there is a supernatural phenomenon that happen and that its origin is unknown. This phenomenon is known as ''puberty syndrome'', the protagonist's little sister has been a victim of this phenomenon in the past. The anime begins with Sakuta meeting Sakurajima Mai, who is also being the victim of this phenomenon, from there the protagonist decides to help her.
The opening and ending are very good, seriously, when the opening rings you get up to get excited. The soundtrack is also not behind, although it is not perfect, is enough to cause him enough impact during
the most dramatic scenes.
We have arrived at the best part of this work! Seriously, without exaggeration, the characters are unique and very charismatic. Although there is a lot of dialogue in the anime, no moment is boring, quite the contrary, you stay
very concentrated, mainly in the interaction of the protagonist with a heroine, that different from 90% of the animes of this genre, is not cliche. In 3 episodes, the protagonist proved to be excellent, was moved, became angry, everything at the right moment of the work. The secondary characters are also very good, especially the scientist friend.
Dude, I honestly would give 10 easily to this anime just for the entertainment. You start the episode and when you realize it is over. You become totally focused, the time seems to accelerate. The fact that each episode brings up something new that breaks down cliches surprises us more and more (Especially the protagonist, who goes against 90% of other animes).
If you like animes that are not cliches, in which there are great characters, romance that progresses, and of course, an excellent protagonist, I highly recommend watch Seishun Buta.
Bare in mind this review is my personal opinion and is based on the first 3 episodes of the anime and thus there's lots of potential for this opinion to change.
I stumbled across this series with its standard long light novel title with a bunny girl plastered as the main image and thought I was in for a generic fanservice/moe style show with generic cardboard cut out MC getting his lucky pervert moments etcetera. I was pleasantly surprised that this isn't the case, and that it's quite the opposite with the story being more character based and quite well thought out.
Avoiding just giving a synopsis
the story stands out to me as a concept in general. Stumbling across an upperclassman in a bunny girl outfit in a library because she's disappearing from existence and wants to know when people can see her is one of the more bizarre brainchilds I've come across and I think thus far it's been quite fascinating, with certain scenes leaving me almost feeling shock and other emotions along with the characters. There's a strong psychological element, seeing how the different scenarios effect the characters and how they overcome each task, presented in a unique way to keep the story engaging.
I believe the art for the series although not standout is of a very good quality, there's no 'spot the MC' syndrome and there's enough variance in the appearance of all characters (not just the main focused characters) whereby its obvious some effort has been put into it.
The quality and usage of the BGM in the show thus far I feel contributes dramatically to the whole feel and atmosphere (pardon the pun) of the show, and the lack thereof also, with ambient noise such as people speaking amongst themselves or air conditioning helping to set the scene and help viewers ground themselves in the story.
Characters- *incredibly minor menial spoilers here*
The characters in the show are what stands out, the way our main character is introduced to us for example, as a guy who keeps his head down and believes 'fighting the atmosphere is pointless' after a negative event in his life, to then have him build as a character over the course of the next two episodes through different experiences and contradict said message and fight the aforementioned atmosphere for the sake of another. The portrayal of a side character in the girlfriend of one of his friends telling him to stay away to save her and his friend's reputation, presenting a realistic look on ostracisation in school environments. The relationship between Sakuta and Mai is a big highlight, the way they bounce off of one another with his perverted yet sarcastic sense of humour and her attempts at acting grownup and act as if it isn't an issue.
So far I am thoroughly enjoying the show, and it's been the highlight of the season thus far personally, having me waiting with baited breath for each episode.
To summarise this show surprised me, I believe the psychological element of the show is fascinating and the characters are very well built, would definitely recommend.