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.
#1: "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) (ep 1) #2: "Fukashigi no Carte (不可思議のカルテ)" by Mai Sakurajima (Asami Seto) (eps 2-3) #3: "Fukashigi no Carte (不可思議のカルテ)" Tomoe Koga (Nao Touyama) (eps 4-5) #4: "Fukashigi no Carte (不可思議のカルテ)" by Rio Futaba (Atsumi Tanezaki) (eps 7-8) #5: "Fukashigi no Carte (不可思議のカルテ)" by Nodoka Toyohama (Maaya Uchida) (ep 9)
I am sure that several spectators started to watch the show after seeing the cover art and the Bunny Girl title. However, you aren’t going to watch a girl wearing a bunny outfit all the time … sorry to disappoint. Also, the audience can relate the anime with Bakemonogatari, Sakurada Reset to name some and the similarity between the main characters' behavior, the mystery in the plot, and the supernatural events.
On the other hand, as a positive aspect about the series, we have the characters chemistry and an entertaining plot. The story is interesting and mysterious, it could be a bit confusing for some, but
it has a taint that boosts the characters interactions and hooks the spectators with good pacing. In this anime, the author cared to develop a world where the school is the center, and the events affect the characters and the interaction with the outside world.
We have two main characters, but their personalities differ a lot, so the contrast makes the characters more vivid. They aren't the typical high schoolers with the same generic background as most of the high school series. The main male character Sakuta has a nice introvert attitude and with an awkward past and could be a weirdo. Furthermore, he is ironic, sarcastic and with some sense of humor executed flawlessly. The main female character aka the Bunny Girl Mai (her face looks like a bunny :3) is a famous actress but with a mature air that is not normal in this kind of series. I am finding the background very interesting, but she will experience some unexpectant events related to a certain syndrome that I am not going to explain because we have only seen four episodes and this syndrome will affect the plot outcome in several ways.
The art is clean and precious. I am surprised by the quality and color management. However, it is not perfect, and some camera angles could have been improved, but you won't notice them.
The OP (Kimi no Sei) is marvelous. I think the peggies did a great work performing the song; the lyrics are magnificent and have a great score that helps to follow them.
Lastly, the series is good so far, albeit there are some plot mysteries related to the “puberty syndrome” that need to be revealed and explained but there are good theories in MAL’s forum.
Me to myself : Fall season is coming, it’s the time to look for some new animes to watch
*Searching on MAL, finds a school anime named bla bla Bunny girl senpai with a hot bunny girl as a poster cover*
Me to myself : Well then, I think it’ll be a perfect material to fap on. I’ll watch it.
PLEASE Don’t be this kind of person. “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” Or as I shortcut it into “Bunny Girl Senpai” is an anime that teaches you that you shall never judge an anime from its cover. YEP.
“Bunny girl senpai” became one of the
highest rating anime in Fall season despite that it was unpopular before it airs, everyone –including me- thought that this anime is going to be another cliché anime school with some fanservice, well, this is definitely not true. As a someone who dislikes Slice of life and school animes, I have to say, that this anime is truly astonishing and has the potential to be the best non-sequel anime in Fall season 2018.
This anime discuss a something called “Puberty syndrome”. This syndrome is about some supernatural phenomena happen to youths. Like being sad after reading some comments of people wishing your death, so you find your body full of Bruises and Tumors for no reason. Or being invisible to everyone around you and no one can see you. This may sound ridiculous, right? but if you think deeper about it. You’ll find out that this anime is talking about different situations happen to us in the high-school. The spread of some false rumors about you, or that there is a student that no one talks to etc … However, this anime stress on these situations by alternating the “mental” effect on the victim into “physical” effect, somehow, like a metaphor. if those victims (students) suffer from these physical effects without a solution, the consequences will be not fine at all.
The best part about this anime is characters to be honest. Our protagonist is somehow like Hachiman from Oregairu. The protagonist here is a badass one who doesn’t care if there’re false rumors about him or that people hate him. What I love in him also that he’s so straight forward, saying what he wants to say without thinking a lot even if it’s pervert or embarrassing. We also have another protagonist which is Mai, the bunny girl, and Sakuta’s senpai. Despite being older than him, he still loves her so much. Mai is also a unique girl, she may act like a cliché anime girl sometimes but I still like her too.
The other characters are good too, Tomoe Koga, The lab girl, Sakuta’s sis, Sakuta’s friend. No one is boring among them to be honest.
The animation here is decent, nothing much to say about it anyways.
The OSTs here aren’t bad nor good anyways, so I think it’s fine too. The OP Song and ED song are both okey. However, if we talk about the Voice actors. I really admire Sakuta’s VA. Sakuta’s screaming voice in episode 3 felt so realistic and genuine.
This anime isn’t like the other cliché romantic school animes. The romance here is calm, mature and smooth, the chemistry between Mai and Sakuta is a something that really express what “romance” has to be. And the fact that Sakuta loves his senpai, is something I don’t usually see in school animes. I really enjoy every dialogue and every moment in this anime and there’s no boring scene till now I guess.
Smooth Romance with good chemistry and no childish actions? *Tick*
A unique plot? *Tick*
Nice characters? *Tick*
Basically, if you want to watch something genuine and good, here you are. This anime is the best choice for it. I hope that this anime doesn’t take a route that destroys the beauty of the first few episodes. And if this anime will show us some real romance between Sakuta and Mai instead of having harem around him (Which is a something that I’m definitely scared of). Then, this will be one of the best non-sequel animes in 2018 so far.
“I’m ecstatic that you are stomping on my foot”. –Sakuta Azusagawa.
Bunny Girl Senpai is an anime about this famous child actress who turns invisible, a main character dude who doesn't give a fuck about anything, and his little sister who was verbally assaulted to a point that she started bleeding blood and became a shut-in. All of this happens because of some magic disease called a puberty syndrome.
The events include our main bro being some sort of women-helping Jesus except if the women are bothering him in which case he roasts them by claiming they are on their periods or otherwise strips in front of them to make them awkward blushy blush, because apparently, he
is the only person in the series who doesn't get embarrassed over nothing.
Our series relies on certain levels of edge and apathy when it wants to, but usually these things are forgotten in 3 seconds when our main bro starts roasting someone. Be it him calling a dude who is using a camera a wannabe photographer or just appearing superior to anyone else for no other reason than others being inferior to him.
Nothing really makes much sense here. Our dude cares so little about anything that he can see the invisible bunny costume-wearing senpai and then they become friends or something and chat about the supernatural things that occur in this series with the same disinterest the main bro is already radiating regarding everything that exists because that's the sole point of his character.
There has been quite a few series that have dealt with similar themes in highly similar manner. These include Bakemonogatari, Oregairu and Suzumiya Haruhi. The problem here is that everything in this one feels forced and fake. The main cast can be believable and realistic at times, but most of everyone else isn't. Rather they seem to exist just for the main characters since they so often are some one-dimensional buttholes or angry lil girls who get served by the mc and then disappear. Especially scenes such as random girl appearing just to fuck with the mc's shit and call him a pedophile are cringe and feel nothing other than stupido filler.
I think melancholy, vanity, disinterest and in generally being the outcast offer incredible potential under these settings, but I fail to see what makes Bunny Girl a good exemplary of these. The best thing about this series is how familiar and welcoming it feels, but unlike so many other series similar to it, it seems like a good example of a series that is not living up to its potential at all. Real zero effort stuff. I also feel physically ill from the existential philosophies presented in the series. I feel like this series is disrespecting its audience. It's like asking philosophy student "know who Sigmund Freud is?" The dialogue can also be pretty meh seasoned with lame. Lewd and sexual remarks presented in a highly teenage manner and not with the level of maturity and awareness that is usually seen in the dialogue of similar anime series. I'd much rather have the cast hit the tarantino-effect instead of this nonsense.
Despite this series promoting itself and its characters with the "I am not like all the rest" -attitude, what I am seeing here is pretty much like most of the rest: A completely average anime series, soulless and empty version of what it could have been. Attempt to make the next big hit under these settings, but failing to see what made any of the earlier ones worth of praise in the first place. I give this a 4 instead of a 5 just to show how little effort it takes to be as edgy as the mc.
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, when they starts you get so excited. The soundtrack also is good, although it is not perfect, but it is enough to cause
impact during drama scenes.
The main character, Sakuta, is so badass! man, i wish be like he. Sakuta in only 5 episodes prove be a excellent character, he goes against all protagonist cliches and surprise you in each new episode. The heroine, Mai, is also a good character, she isn't like the others girls that you usually see in animes, she is racional and not a stupid tsundere. The others characters is also good, in special the cientist girl (dude, i like much her)
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.