This is a shivering pure love psycho horror story of a girl named Satou Matsuzaka, who has someone she likes. She experiences a sweet feeling when she sleeps with her, and thought it must be love. Everything will be forgiven as long as she protects this feeling, even if she tricks, commits crimes, steals, or even kills, she thought.
Mahou Shoujo Site was a fun series from last season. It went so overboard and above what is acceptable that it became nothing less than great series to watch, and in the mean time, managed to offend lots of sensitive people to a point of autistic rage -- which is always a plus. I expected the same from Happy Sugar Life, and while it hasn't been exactly as over the top nor has it managed to make people lose their self-control in similar fashion, it did deliver.
Our story focuses around two characters: a psychotic lesbian pedophile, voiced by Hanawaza Kana (Hype, ikr). And this assumably
4-5 years-old child. Psycho lesbo used to be into guys and also didn't suffer from several different mental illnesses back then. However, now she is really into this 4-5 years-old girl with whom she lives with (and whom she kidnapped), and they together form this supposedly pure and innocent lesbian romance. Real haato waamingu stuff.
However, there is more to life than living in a relationship with a 4 years-old child. At day time, psycho lesbo is a working-class citizen, doing real normo shit. In this series universe, normo shit includes reverse-raping men, bullying co-workers, threatening people with murder and torture and of course, serving customers in a restaurant. I know, pretty sick stuff, yuck!
The series values the comfy and aesthetic side of life -- with what I identify personally pretty hard with. My favorite scenes include stuff like psycho lesbo decorating the house. Who needs paint and a brush, lol only nobs use such things. Machete and a living person, do some well timed choppity chops and oh my, the walls look like new. Such a pretty look to it. Definitely a real home feel right there. I have heard the saying "paint the mirrors black" but I guess "chop the walls red" isn't too bad either.
The OST consist of nothing but fantastic decisions. Practically these are songs that sound a lot like any random piece from Youtube audio library which people can use for free in their videos. Practically any of the songs could be used by a random content creator who makes guides on how to change a light bulb to your microwave. Imaging this has only added to the experience.
As a conclusion, this is not a series I would recommend to just anyone. Practically, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone SANE, there is little to no chance of you enjoying it. SANE obviously standing for Sensitive Ass Niggas Et cetera. Those who have the tendency of finding beauty from stories that were inspired by madness, will have significant chances of liking Happy Sugar Life there were other will only experience bitterness. heh pun
"MUHAHAHA, lookie look how crazy I am -- I'm wheezily drooling over a little girl's picture and screaming like a complete retard!"
That's pretty much the best way to describe this anime.
The writing is below the level of both David Cage and Uwe Boll's work. "You're less stable than the other girls. I'm an adult. I'm sure I can help you." This is a literal line a character has delivered in this series. Not only does composition repeatedly get dumped in our faces, it has to be in the most awkward ways imaginable.
Happy Sugar Life is anime about a girl named Satou. She had
a past of banging random fuckboys and until she stumbled upon a rare wild loli. She caught it and now she oughta protecc it and attacc random badly written losers from capturing it, but most of all, she doesn't give a fucc about everyone else. In fact, she invariably feels the need to state this.
"Oh wow, these type of characters have never been represented before! This is SO edgy!"
Last time I heard that line it was a reaction to "13 Reasons Why". Just like that series, HSL takes the piss out of mental health, but this is on a whole other level. Each character is constantly forced to state their true nature in the most cringe-worthy ways possible. Now I know anime shouldn't be viewed as film, but this anime just buries the 'Show not Tell' rules in ten meters of diarrhea. One of the characters (NO SPOILERS) is a borderline pedophile, but instead of revealing his nature by his actions they have him immediately drool over the loli's picture without any buildup. Although his way of handling is eventually shown, it gets completely destroyed with crank ass straightforward monologue that makes everything feel cheesy and overexaggerated.
This is something you'd see frequently in a Thomas the Tank Engine episode since the mono- and dialogue is that bleak. If you play around with ADULT themes like these, write this series in a way ADULTS can enjoy (and no, I'm not talking about you angsty teenagers).
What did I miss..? Oh yeah, the main female character is a joke. We get it, she is a strong deranged woman who don't need no men. No need to make her constantly repeat that. I can't believe they wasted such a good voice actress like Kana Hanazawa for this bullshit.
The teacher is a plain imbecile; how does that impulsive moron still have a job and isn't locked up somewhere. I guess the loli is the only character that isn't so hyperbolically written. Well maybe because it is a child, but I can give the writers some props for her.
But then again, every character is written like an incongruous child.
Misc - Art: 6 | Sound: 5
Animation-wise, it's plenty for whatever this series requires. The art and character design, namely the combination of grey tones and vibrancy, decently manage to convey the offsetting atmosphere this series is trying to portray -- nothing wrong with those. Its opening animations and song are probably the best assets this series has to offer. Apart from the opening song, the OST is pretty mediocre.
Aside from the bruises on my forehead I constantly get from slapping it, this series is somewhat enjoyable. It still has you questioning yourself what the fuck will happen next with these poorly written chunks of clay characters my 7-year-old cousin could replicate (figuratively speaking).
Overall Final Score: 3
The audiovisual aspects maybe great, but the context of its plot just pisses me the fuck off. I firmly believe that this series just presents character tropes instead of actual characters. The writers misrepresent real mental disorders to make this show seem as edgy as possible. And finally, as the cherry on top of the cake, they don't possess the skill level to handle such themes.
If you want to see an excellent anime with godly written themes regarding mental health, go watch 3-Gatsu No Lion. That's all there is to it.
+great character interaction
+descriptive characters' feeling
+interesting story followed by mysteries
+Atmosphere fit into the story theme well
+realistic story feeling
Apparently,most characters in this anime are abnormal,but they all have a common point.They all attracted by love,once they had a crush on another character,they can't control themselves and resist their inner feelings.For example,Satou,she would do everything for Shio,no matter the cost or responsibility.She has an attractive body,which is a good advantage of her,but she's kinda a typical yandere,a dangerous type indeed.Other characters do have their own personal crush or love to protect,which is pretty interesting to see what kind of conflicts they
would have later on.Each character has their own purposes in this anime and I have high hopes on the character interaction later on.
Nowadays,there're not much anime that feature yandere as their main character.This show is pretty descriptive on portraying characters' inner feelings,their fear and desire can be easily understood and it's realistic.I'm kinda impressed on the efforts that the writers paid into it.
There're also several interesting mysteries to find out,like the characters' backstories and the mysteries behind the scene.What happened at the beginning?What's the background story of the characters?I'm surely that you'd be interested to find these out.
The dark atmosphere portrayed in this anime is pretty well.It feels gloomy and mysterious,several dark shadows are used,which fits into the theme pretty well for a dark anime.op,ed and sound effects also give me such feeling as well.
In short,I'm pretty appreciated with the descriptive feelings in Happy Sugar Life,it keep me interested with the story and the characters' interactions.Hopefully,we can see further into the story later on.
After watching the first episodes of "Happy Sugar Life", I wanted to share my opinion with you.
The story starts off quite boring but then develops quickly into something you may not have thought of in the beginning. BUT you have to like these kinds of stories if you don't just pass it. Because I only have seen the first episodes, so let's see if the story stays interesting.
The art is a mixture of bright colors with a gloomy shadow over it. That creates an atmosphere of unforeseeable darkness, which is only broken up in a few moments of "Happiness".
The sound fits most of the
time, but there are moments where there should have been any BGM or better BGM.
Well coming to the characters, you currently only have to remember the two mains, the rest is at the moment not really interesting, but they all are pretty much corrupted in their behavior and doing.
I personally am enjoying "Happy Sugar Life" very much, because like I mentioned before I like these kinds of stories and what happens next is unpredictable, because it can be almost everything.
Overall "Happy Sugar Life" is not happy, it is more horrifying and disturbing, so it leaves you with the feeling of "what has just happened and why?". But it is addicting and you want to see more of it until there is a moment, which will maybe satisfy you.