"I'll make it so your body's unable to forget mine."
Saijou Takato's five year reign as the "Most Huggable No. 1" has been snatched. Stealing his thunder is the newbie actor with a three-year debut, Azumaya! Toward the stuffy hostile Takato, Azumaya's sincere sparkling smile starts to become effective. Even as Takato sets his alert level on MAX, Azumaya catches Takato in his shameful drunken state and uses it to blackmail him! In exchange for Azumaya's silence, Azumaya states, "Please let me hold you...?! Embrace me, who was the Most Huggable No.1?" What the heck is he saying?! This series also includes a large quantity of other high suspense erotic stories.
Appalling. Yes, that is the word. This is coming from someone who has read the manga few years earlier, when I was young and my tastes different than right now; I thought the manga was great at the time. Back then I called myself a "fujoshi" so that is why I might have enjoyed it. But now I don't consider myself anything like that. I'm just a lgbt person interested in media that has gay characters. So when I saw that it got an anime adaptation I got curious because: why would this specific yaoi manga get an adaptation?
Yes, why? The story could be
passable, but the characters are generic and the plot revolves around sex. This anime has no businness getting a 13 episodes adaptation. I think an OVA would have been more appropriate. The pacing is slow, since they're trying not to show the sex scenes, which are literally 90% of the manga. So the anime feels empty, has a weird pacing, some stranges cuts... In brief, it is really awkward to watch. I felt strong second-hand embarassement during the first episode.
How are you going to animate a manga that resolves around sex and just delete all the sex scenes? Something doesn't add up and I'm serious here.
Also, the fact that the plot actually resolves around dubious consent and a rape scene at the begining (like in so many yaoi, unfortunately) just shows that this is just another garbage adaptation of a yaoi manga that for some unknown reason was popular. I mean, I can understand why but I won't dwell on this issue.
Honestly, this is really sad. I wish there were more animes with romances focused on f/f or m/m couples that were not fetishized. But Alas.
If you're looking for quality. I would not recommend. If you enjoy the typical yaoi scenarios and stereotypes well, this is for you. I guess. At least, the animation was decent.
I'm a normal fujoshi, i like yaoi with or without a little lewd in it, but this one seems to be just another hardcore fujoshi's BL fantasy,
DAKAICHI follows the story of Saijou Takato and Azumaya Junta two actors who become more of lovers as the story progresses, now, is it good? is it a good BL anime with decent characters and a good story? well...no not really
Saijou Takato won 5 years in a row as the 'Most Huggable Man' or 'The Most Sexiest Man Of The Year' but this time he came in number 2, going at number 1 is Azumaya Junta a new
actor that came to work with Takato, so at the office Junta is being introduced to everyone and when they finished Junta runs up to Takato to tell him how thrilled he is to be working with him since he started to idolized Takato when they worked on a drama together last year, the whole gang decides to go to the bar as Junta asks Takato for some advice on being an actor then the next scene we see Takato in Junta's Apartment fully nude, we than descover that takato became drunk and Junta carried him here, (he also paied Takato 1,000 yen so he can say he's first name) Junta showed him clips that he record of him being drunk and Takato gets worried that he may use that on him, so Takato asks Junta what he wants and he'll do anything Junta says for him to delete the footage, Junta than sexual assaults Takato, Takato tries to run away, Junta catches him, Takato backs him off, barricades him in the bathroom and sits on the couch with a blanket on him...and thats the first 10 mins of the frist episode, from then every episode goes like this: acting/talking scene -> sexual assault scene -> acting/talking scene -> sexual assault scene -> acting/talking scene -> ending credits, thats mostly how each episode seems to go,
Saijou Takato - A veteran actor with 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, he's basically the shy guy in the anime who kinda wants to have sex but doesn't admit to it becuz its a yaoi there's at least one character like that in each yaoi.
Azumaya Junta - Up and coming actor with 3 years experience in the entertainment industry, so basically he sexually assaults Takato every episode, he started doing this all becuz Takato didn't want the clips Jutan record of him in the bar to go to the public so he said he'll do anything he wants, but i guess aside from that he's a nice guy whos trying his best.
Chihiro Ayagi - Chihiro gets introduced in the beginning of episode 5, from then we see a women named Reiko bring him coffee in bed she's the Venus Inc., Owner, and Chihiro doesn't seem to care much about her, so later in episode 5 Takato gets drunk and knocks out, and Chihiro takes him back to he's place, strips him and gets on top of him annnndddd you know where this is going.
ngl the art is really nice to look like, the character designs look really nice and the background art is really beautiful, not much i can say here, art is nice moving on.
The Opening and Ending songs are catchy, and the voice actors did a good job voicing the characters, the background music is decent and that's all i gotta say about this.
Overall, DAKAICHI is not really a good anime, i mean the title in English is literally "DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-" so you already know what you're getting yourself into by watching it,
would i recommend? nah fam, it's pretty shit ngl.
'Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu'/'Dakaichi' just isn't working. As an anime, the series isn't very enjoyable because it can't follow the formula of the manga. The manga is almost entirely sex ...each chapter has gratuitous sex scenes that make up the majority of the plot. Takato and Junta aren't particularly compelling characters but when they were boning their brains out in the manga, you didn't care. But in the anime you're like, 'oh...so these guys...exist.'
Fact: turning a yaoi title into a shounen-ai doesn't work and Dakaichi is proof of that. The fact that each episode is so long and follows the narrative of the
plot without the sex just makes for an awkward and shallow story. I'm not looking for a porno, the manga was enough LOL but there's absolutely no substance to this series. The implied sex/fade to black is strange because the actual sex scenes in the manga take up so much space and so much of the characterization takes place there that the anime counterpart is hollow and at times nonsensical.
There's no room for character development because this plot revolves around sex that actually isn't happening on screen in the anime. Here's the formula: Takato goes to work, Junta behaves strangely, Takato gets insecure about Junta's oddness, Junta reveals he's been holding back and or forces Takato to sleep with him, they sleep together and that's it. If the series actually does follow the manga's actual story, they have a bit to work with but I think it'll still feel out of place.
Each episode is so painfully slow, boring and badly paced...I'll probably keep watching but it's a huge waste of time. Find a better BL series or read the manga. The one thing I'll give 'Dakaichi'' is that it's art style is pretty clean, the shading of their jaws are interesting and the main characters don't have massive hands and exaggerated features. The art was good enough! As a fujoshi that's seen A LOT of the BL titles out there, I don't recommend this one.
I call this anime: watchable garbage. And by this I mean, even though its utter trash, its so much easier to sit through than its appallingly bad manga. I mean you're watching one of those typical text-book pornos, but minus the sex and non-con and other weird stuff. Yes, its bad, but at least not terrible. Maybe watch it when you just have nothing better to do.
What they basically did to Dakaretai Otoko was turn an obscene manga into something more TV appropriate (and I use this term very, very loosely). The premise is, well, cliche. A tsundere lead with a almost scarily
pushy love interest, very typical BL (or any romance anime) formula. Tsundere hates their love interest, pushes them away, gets upset when they distance themselves, gets crazy jealous about things and so on. I'm not gonna lie though, I was lowkey into the whole acting plot. If this was an anime about a young man (who happens to be gay) and his endeavors towards becoming a great actor, this would be an extremely fun watch. The one thing I actually did appreciate, however, was how they got rid of the non-con scenes (even though this anime is still borderline dub-con, its honestly something).
It's just...mediocre, BL art. The proportions are sometimes conveniently "yaoi-sized", but besides that, nothing too terrible. The character design is nothing special either, but its alright. The animation is also slightly choppy, but I do see some potential in it as a whole. They somehow make it work, I guess.
Both opening and ending songs are pretty good, soundtrack is decent. And I definitely can't complain about the voice-acting because its just subpar. Plus bonus points for Hiroki Takahashi's voice, its just so amazingly flexible!
Where do I even begin. Its honestly just a mess. I don't understand why they try so hard to force this "angel" persona on Junta when he's this weird, manipulative and possessive person. Takato, on the other hand, probably has more potential to be interesting, but its just overshadowed by his strange on and off tsundere behavior. I'm even more disappointed because it's not even good tsundere, like...at least do it right. The two characters individually probably aren't THAT bad but god, their chemistry is just...way off. The only thing I did enjoy was probably the age difference. That's it.
This rating is super strange because most of the elements are pretty underwhelming. But like I said earlier, this anime is watchable, entertaining garbage. Its just so strange and appalling that it just ends up being funny, and so, its a pretty enjoyable(???) watch in my opinion. Its really fun watching all the pointless conflicts unfold, and the way they try to censor out the s*x scenes is just hilarious (but maybe I'm just strange like that?)
TLDR: You'll probably only like this anime unironically if you're someone underaged who just discovered yaoi on the internet or something. The cliche plot and characters makes this a bit frustrating to watch, especially with the fact that the characters refuse to remain consistent throughout the series. I honestly still wonder why they chose this specific to turn into an anime adaptation when its so...below average. Nevertheless, you don't really have to hate yourself to give this a watch.