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.
When I first started this show I had no idea I would like it as much as I did. It's nothing new, nothing that sets it apart from other shows like this, but it's really fun and fun to watch. Now before I write anything else firstly one thing I have seen from people who don't like this show are, "Do people think gay relationships are like this?" Firstly no, not everyone does, it's just something to excite the mind.
Story: Pretty fun I would say. You can pretty much guess what gonna happen with each knew trial the main characters face and how it
plays out but some things did take me by surprise. With that being said I do think it is still interesting and I was really engaged with everything that was going on. Never a dull moment to me. As a heterosexual male I wasn't so into the sex scenes and such but I said no homo before watching it so wasn't that big of a deal.
Art/sound: Actually not that bad. It did have some bad moments but mostly It was fine. As cloverworks did Bunny girl senpai and fairy tail this season I do think this had the better Art and animation out of the 3. The OP and ED are catchy as hell and nice to listen to. The OST isn't something to excite to much but I love the OP and ED.
Characters: The characters are fun. Takato being the level headed cool person he tries to put on but also being very cute and bashful isn't something new but still enjoyable as well as Junta looking innocent and sweet but really being a monster underneath his sweet angel exterior is funny and a lot of the comedy which I loved came from their interactions and mainly Juntas actions.
Overall: Really good show to watch. Enjoyable to watch would re-watch every now and then. Would recommend to watch. 9/10.
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.
I'm a person who rarely writes reviews, but seeing how this anime got so many bad reviews, I decided to do my part by leaving a positive one instead. Hopefully whoever reads it may find it useful when deciding whether to watch Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. Note that it is totally spoiler free ^^
Firstly, I would like to talk about the story.
Saijou Takato is a well known actor who has held the first place as the most wanted celebrity aka desirable man for five consecutive years. All of this changes when a newly rising actor, Azumaya Junta manages to steal his place.
While the plot isn't something out of the ordinary, the way it is executed makes the story interesting. One of the things I enjoyed the most while watching it is that there aren't any major conflicts that drag along for several episodes. Light-hearted, with bits of comical scenes, I would often find myself smiling at the screen.
The art is nothing too fancy, still, I think it suits the story and I don't have any important complain about it. If I had to be picky, I would say the way the characters necks were shaded bothered me a bit since you could clearly see the shading lines, but again, seeing past that it's nothing too atrocious. I liked the characters designs overall, specially the feathers/wings detail they added to Junta to emphasize Takato's nickname on him "Perverted Angel"
I was taken a little aback by the opening, I was expecting a more catchy song, this one didn't stand out for me. I can't say the same about the ending which I found to be way more enjoyable, I specially liked seeing the characters dancing to the song. Although the ost wasn't that memorable as other anime, it fulfilled it's function.
Ahh, were should I start? I already talked about the characters design, so I will focus more on their interactions and psychological aspects. Overall they felt to fit well in the story. Their actions weren't something out of the blue or none sense. I could understand why some acted the way they did, and they all seem to flow with the plot accordingly.
There were some characters which were more memorable than others. For example I found the manager to be very funny, and some of the comments extras made on Junta and Takato relationship were hilarious.
But the icing of the cake is totally Junta and Takato relationship; and here is what I think makes 'Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu' different from other yaoi anime. It is common in this genre that rape is used as a plot device to develop a relationship between the main protagonists. In this anime, while their first encounter may have seemed like that, analyzing their previous scenes together, you can clearly see there was some kind of interest in Takato's part, and Junta has always admired and esteemed him grately so he wouldn't do anything to hurt his favorite person in any way. As the episodes progressed, so did their relationship; Takato and Junta moments were so wholesome, I would often find myself smiling at how cute their interactions were.
And let's not forget the steamy scenes, while they were toned down to make the anime more appropriate for airing on tv, I would say there was somehow some kind of erotism in the way they were portrayed. I was quite happy with how they chose to censor it; cutting in the right angles, showing but not showing at al, the result was interesting, thanks god no awkward pink smoke, flashlight or impossible positions just for the sake of it.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a light-hearted anime that portrays a fluffy-hot relationship between male characters, that it doesn't feel forced and you can actually see it progress through the episodes, then I think you will grately come to enjoy this anime!
On the other hand, if you came looking for a complicated, drama filled, forced relationship where the uke's feelings aren't taken into consideration at all, then this may not be your cup of coffee.
'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.
Okay, so I didn't totally hate watching this anime, which is probably why it got a 6 instead of a 4 or 5.
The story isn't all that great. I will say that the overall storyline of overcoming the strangeness of a first love was nice to watch, but other than that, it was kind of a flop. For one, it was way too rushed. I've read the manga as well, and the anime basically just shoves pieces of a handful of chapters together without focusing on any of them. You'll get episodes without a theme or plot points that don't get enough elaboration. The
technical side of this anime's storytelling was terrible. The actual story, ignoring the near-rape trope, wasn't too bad. Had it been expanded on and given more depth and realism, it could've been a pretty good story.
I did still enjoy it well enough, though. The art, actually, is the element that I would give the highest marks to. The lighting effects especially were very beautiful. A lot of the time, the environments were very bland, but when the anime wanted to nail a luminescent landscape, it did.
The characters were your average, stock characters that you'll see in any yaoi: the one who initiates the romance with way too much force and the one who isn't exactly into it at first. That being said, the characters also weren't awful. The voice acting, while cringy at times, was still very entertaining and funny to listen to. I think the humor that the characters brought to the table hit the mark more often than not.
Overall, the quality of this anime isn't very present, however, it's still a decent anime to watch if you want to watch something cute and funny. Don't come to this anime for a top notch yaoi. Just come for something to zone out with.
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.
I was gonna review this anime ages ago because after a few episodes, I had very strong thoughts of it already. However, I decided complete the whole show before sharing my thoughts so this can be a fair review, so here it goes!
*SPOILERS MAY APPEAR*
I believe that the story was okay. Even though it wasn't anything that hasn't been done before, the way it was told was pretty interesting to an extent. However, I wasn't exactly keen on how the love story between Junta and Takato began, again, it was so damn typical like most yaoi shows. I'm kinda glad when it came to
the bedroom scene in the first episode, it was toned down because in the manga, Junta just assaults Takato, and then Takato falls in love with him. I'm pretty tired of seeing shit like this. This is kinda how the first few episodes were like but it was toned down and became quite better as the show progressed. The last two episodes were cute and I really enjoyed them. Overall, the story was okay like I said, but because of the first few episodes, I have to give it a 6. From a realistic point, the whole love story wasn't that amazing.
I pretty much loved the art, it was great, so no complaints there. In terms of animation, some animation was good and bad, but I didn't really care that much about it.
I liked the intro and and especially the outro songs, it was lovely. As for the music during episodes, it was good, I didn't mind them at all.
The character's personalities and traits wasn't anything we haven't seen before. Junta (a top) being forceful and manipulative towards Takato (a bottom) who takes it anyway despite saying no and falls in love anyway. Like I said, I'm really tired that sexual assault and manipulative behavior has to be included in a BL story. This anime was made in 2018 (now 2019), surely we can make a good yaoi love story without this, with occasional loving making WITH CONSENT. Even though consent towards Takato was eventually made as the show progressed, my point still stands. As for the other characters, a lot didn't really have a lot of personality or were just there for the sake of it, or appeared out of nowhere, so I didn't really care for most of them. Ayagi did get some attention but he's a creep and basically took advantage of Takato during the first few episodes. UGH
It was okay, but I didn't exactly enjoy it as much as I wanted to. The last two episodes were the ones I felt like I could enjoy the most, and there was some nice moments and some funny humor.
In general, it was okay but it wasn't the best. It could have better if it wasn't so typical and the love story between Takato and Junta was executed better. If you want a more realistic love story, I wouldn't recommend this. To be honest, there's better BL/Yaoi out there than this.
This is unexpectedly quite a nice light-hearted series focusing on actors with some amazing animation and music.
The theme of this series in that it deals with loss of status and feeling replaced. Very apt resonating themes for people who are no longer getting a million likes on their social media, or are no longer the best thing in a highly critical, media glare always on you, high pressure areas like being an actor in the public eye like in this case.
A great strength of the series is realistic bodies for people. There’s no balloon cleavage for ladies, no eight pact hench, frankly absurdly unrealistic
looks. Without sounding rude, it’s fantastic that the two leads have bodies the way they do but they’re still both considered very attractive, voted most huggable, and have remarkable acting careers based on their looks. They’re people, it’s who they are and that’s what they look like, it’s a great message that they can look like themselves and can be loved for that, exactly the way it should be.
The series fully embraces the dive straight into it scenes. Context counts for a lot here, in Looney Toons or Tom and Jerry, yes technically it is awful when something like an anvil falls on a character, but it’s over the top to the point of being ridiculous: Looney Toons extreme violence = funny. Same lens applies here, supposedly the rough nature = fine to some people, some series are watched with this in mind expecting this fantasy type thing (key word fantasy). No it is definitely not right when acts are forced in the manga, but neither is it right to fire a giant rocket at a cartoon animal. In both scenarios there are different rules and these extreme acts are brushed off like nothing. They don’t roll with the punches, the punches don’t affect them at all, their constitutions are made of different qualities.
If people are put off by the forceful nature of some incidents between the two guys here in this series, then they might find themselves disliking Looney Toons for ‘condoning’ extreme animal violence, in which case the point has clearly been missed. The lens looked through, what the purpose is here, and how they react to it is the focus.
Bear in mind this could be a deconstruction of parts of the genre, the forced attempts, and people in the anime saying “oh look how close they are, isn’t it cute”, it isn’t in that sense. This series systematically embraces it but also offers a reflection of this fantasy aspect that is quite clever really.
On one hand mature scenes should have been shown, other series explore human acts, though here the focus can be on other areas so people can see and enjoy everything that the anime is delivering.
In any case, love that we get to get to see what makes both guys special, what their thoughts are and how they regard things, and that they know what they want and how to get it. Overall, they are good for one another in terms of emotion, that is what also should be focused on. They’re comfortable around one each other, they have dinner together, Junta waits for Takoto to memorize his acting lines. That they support one another and let them be themselves is what counts. The whole rough physical acts is just rough = ‘hot’, same as explosion on the Looney Toons character = ‘funny’. Most importantly, both guys are in control in that they’re not subdued by one another, each are and remain bosses in their overall conduct. They are not robbed of any power, indeed they help each other to greater heights such as in their interview cases, and those are just a few of the strengths of this relationship.
Aside from the theme and people, the other best aspects are the music and animation especially. Considering the background, for some reason there was a preconception that this anime wouldn’t receive a heavy budget so was actually pleasantly surprised to see the stunning animation. The music as well, both are used very effectively for the comical moments in particular, these scenes are a very welcome foundation, the comedy perspective is better to have in response to losing prestige, which can initiate sheer dread for some people. Dakaichi offers that ultimately a perceived loss is no a big deal at all, just because someone’s better doesn’t stop you being great, being near the top is just as good. Of course with their relationship, some things matter more than others plain and simple. Sure the pinnacle and being at your zenith is nice and all, but who cares if it fades, so long as you have love it’s all good, eh.
Honestly was thinking it’s excellent that this is being adapted, but was caught off guard by how spectacular it is which was rather lovely. In terms of animation, music and people, have to love that one of the best anime of the Fall 2018 season is this gem of a series, how brilliant is that?
Get out of the way, minions. A Full Fledged Fujoshi is passing. English is not my native, but I don't need much words to said many reviews about this wonderfull BL anime are WRONG.
First of all, the manga "Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu", discarding his eroticism, is pretty common BL. In the manga, Azumaya Junta (second main) rape Saijou Takato (main). I really hate that scene… Oh God, I was so afraid when the poor Takato have to run for his live to escape to the bathroom, sadly, that beast catch him and rape him (I really hate Junta manga by that) and later,
Takato seems be to-ta-lly ok whit that, even, both have more sex, this time consensual. WTF. You have to be kidding me… We already passed 2010, defenilly you can´t use Trap Card "Rape to Love". So why? Well… Whats really happens here is, Takato (the victim) is HIGHLY attracted by Junta since a long time (like the attracted to the magical energies of the moon, lol). That’s why, the rape, for bad its sounds, was no-hate by Takato. This is difficult to understand in the manga, not to say probably was later add by the author. For this reason and the argument no entirely linear, the manga "Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu" is a STANDARD YAOI BOOK (*skull voice)
Many BL aim to make readers fall in love their main characters, just that. Rest of elements are pretty secondary. If you have a 10/10 main characters you definitely have a 10/10 BL. The mains in this manga are SUPER fun, I specially love Saijou Takato is so funny and badass and Junta is so wanko... BUT I CANNOT NOT FORGIVE JUNTA FOR THE VIOLATION.
Now is when the magic is coming...
CloverWorks studio take out the rape and rearranged the story. Oh-my-God, I can't believe how much change all meaning. The result is a <really good> addition for this problematic anime genre ussually bad adapted.
Finally, now that I've seen enough of the anime I think this is a pretty good show. If you don't like BL or smut, don't bother with this anime as it's not for everyone.
Story - 8
So far the story focuses on these two actors in love with each other, at first it was pretty unrealistic but as you get further into the story they face real-life problems. And by real-life ones, I mean problems that idols will usually face in modern day Japan if they are involved in scandals. I find it interesting to see how it deals with certain situations, it seemed cliche
as heck at first but now I think I know why this got adapted. Anyway most BL doesn't focus on the reality, it's almost always fantasy and there's no consequences. I have to admit it was cringey at first and then I got used to the story.
Art - 7
The animation is actually decent for this anime, but sometimes the proportions of the characters bother me a bit and I feel that they could choose more unique character designs. I know they might have chosen this look because they wanted it to look like normal actors in Japan maybe. Either way it's still pretty good and I don't think it really impacted my enjoyment of the anime, and they did really well to express the mood of the story.
Sound - 7
The music is pretty good, I like the ED. Not a big fan of the OP but I think the music pretty much fits in with the story, just not that memorable for me. I actually kinda skipped the OP every time because I couldn't get past it without cringing, sorry to the fans of the OP...
Character - 8
I like both of the main characters. At first I didn't though because they seemed kinda shallow, but then as they got through more episodes I felt like Saijo actually had some more depth in his character.
Enjoyment/Overall - 8
Kinda combined this section since my overall would be based off enjoyment as well. I liked this series and it had more smut than most BL but I think that not everyone is fine with that, and that's ok. It really is aimed toward a specific audience so if you like BL then maybe you would like this, and I believe this anime is pretty consensual though I have heard the opposite about the manga.
I have never finished any yaoi anime before because once things started getting rapey, I would immediately drop it. Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu, therefore, is the first yaoi anime that passed my preliminary evaluations.
The first episode has that typically rapey vibe in yaoi, but thankfully, the anime didn't make it as explicit as in the source manga, which I checked out after finishing the series. In fact, for a yaoi anime, it doesn't focus on the sex that much. There's a lot of implied sex for sure, but the fact that it's only implied and not fully animated gives more emphasis to
the beautiful romance story underneath, which I really appreciate. Yaoi tend to have shallow plots, rushed storylines, and paper-thin characters, but not this one.
Although Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu has a rather problematic fujoshi bait for the first episode, the rest of the story is really nice. So if you can get past episode 1, you definitely won't regret it. It's also really hilarious! Seeing Saijou put up with the insufferable Azumaya had me laughing a lot.
Furthermore, there's care in how the two main characters are fleshed out. I especially like learning about Azumaya's backstory and the reason behind his attachment to Saijou.
MUSIC: Definitely an A+++ on the background music.
VOICE ACTING: Takato's voice actor is really good. How he could easily switch from Takato's cool and calm side to his cute and shy side made me wonder if he was one famous mainstream seiyuu.
ANIMATION: If you plan to watch this for only the sex, then you'll be disappointed because the sex is never animated. There are, however, plenty of erotic kisses and foreplay. If you want to see the characters fuck, then go read the manga afterwards.
If there is a word to describe Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete imasu. this word would be 'cliche'. And very cliche.
From the beginning of the relationship Takato and Junta (if we can call it a relationship, but we all know that unfortunately, things are as they are), even the discussions, supposed betrayal, sex scenes, etc, etc. Everything is so cliche. The story itself is cliche. Character characteristics are cliche (a cute and angelic seme who turns into a possessive and jealous demon and a uke tsundere that turns into a super passive in the end...... clicheeeeeee!). And the worst: nothing more than sex binds you
to watch this anime.
The story itself can not engage the viewer attention at any time except when 'Chunta' and Takato have sex.
Art itself is fine, by the way. The scenery is well detailed and beautiful. But the development of story leaves much to be desired, besides the number of cuts of scenes in this anime that left me terrified.
Yes, it is disappointing for a fujoshi to be all excited and end up writing 'cliche' much more than she wanted, but that's it. Not that cliche novels are bad, I love them, by the way, but cliche can become a bad thing if it's used with such appeal.
But let me not be cruel to this show, even because fujoshi isn't synonymous of 'pure angel'. The true to be told here: when it comes to a fanservice anime that can't be even called shounen-ai ALL the gangue comes with the "wtf where is the kiss" "I want sex scenes" "enough of fanservice" and pipipipopopo. Then here it is a yaoi anime that have ALL that the naughty girls want on three in the morning. Am I wrong?
Also, I can't ignore the fact that there are funny moments that you will laugh, and the opening... Ahhh, the opening! For some strange reason, I feel weird every time I watch the first fifteen minutes, and a little bit horrified by myself enjoying it and laughing so hard (an unnecessary commentary), but anyway. Another thing that can't be ignored is the weird vibe turn that the seventh episode gives, and I'm not gonna give spoilers about it, but it surprised me how they show the whole thing about Chunta in a kind of way that is too deep and doesn't fit in the yaoi world... (you're curious right now, right?). I will be such a b*tch by saying "this anime only worths start watching from the seventh episode", so I will not say that, but I also can't deny that I surely loved it.
Well, maybe it isn't such a helpful review, but going to the overall rating, it's worth to watch Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. if you enjoy such a depraved anime (which I love) and if you don't care much about a bad plot and nonsense story.
I don't understand the flack that this anime is getting. I really don't. I've seen most of the shounen ai anime out there, and this is definitely in the top three for me personally. I've seen a lot of shows worth hating, and this really ain't it, sis. I'm not an anime reviewer, I barely even watch anime anymore, but here's my two cents.
Many people say that the story is mediocre, and I don't deny that it's not groundbreaking in any way, shape, or form. It has a typical shounen ai story, in the same way that slice of life shows have their own type
of typical story. However, what sets the story apart in this show for me is that the storylines don't drag on. In a usual yaoi show, there's always a million misunderstandings that lead to the dramatic situations, but usually they're dragged on for several episodes until you're sick of them. In this show, everything is solved within the 20 minute timeslot.
I adore the characters in this show. Again, nothing groundbreaking. The uke wants to be fucked by everyone that meets him, but that actually makes sense in the context of the shows story. He's not a plain guy, he's a well known actor and "most huggable" five years running. The side characters are few and far between, which I appreciate, because 13 episode shows with a large cast are just confusing. Every character in this show had their own personality quirks, and I found myself really enjoying watching them all interact. (I'm hoping for a season two so I can find out who the fuck that red haired boy was, though.)
The show's really good. For a shounen ai, it's superb. It's definitely on par with Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, if that means anything to you. If you don't enjoy this show after three episodes, though, you won't enjoy the rest. So just implement that rule and you'll be golden.
I even don't know why this anime has so many awfull reviews. I believe that this anime doesn't deserve to be call "garbage" or an "stereotype" I don't know what kind of anime of yaoi genre the people who writed the reviews saw, but I am certanly sure that this anime it's not that bad.
Firts, this is not the typical story of every yaoi OVA where you can see just sex scenes without a real love story or romance, I think that dispite the fact that in the manga there is a lot of sex scenes the producers made a really good job
to present a different, enjoyable and for moments a funny boys love history.
Second, the characters fits a lot with the personality of a real person and the storyline is not like the usual yaoi animes without counting the fact that it shows you yhe real feelings of the two and from my side I could feel their true feelings trascending the screen, I could feel the love between this different persons (in a lot of senses) and thats its too much for a " real fujoshi".
Third, the yaoi genre its coming out at the world of the Japan animation since a few years ago, so its very important if we want more animes like this or even better support this kind of storys with the sex scenes censured even if we don't like to do it, due to if you enjoy the BL storys and you want it more in the future you have to be thankful to the fact that they produced it and they took the hard chance. Because of if all the fujoshis admit it: these is not the most rentable genre to produce.
Finally, the story mantein you atrapp and there are enjoyable the pieces of comedy including the cute scenes, you can see a lot of kisses and for me it was enough even if they cut the sex scenes you can figure it out, we are not kids. The opening song at the begining doesn't liked me at all, but for the four episode I found myself singing it and the same with the ending song I was following the dance of the characters with an a smile on my face.
If you like the cute storys BL and you look this anime with a good predisposition you are gonna love it, just give it the chance! The animation its not perfect, but its fair. Just take a look!
Se você está afim de algo realista, não assista, não encha o saco, não banque o militante de personagem 2D.
Premissa bem interessante e irônica(vamos fingir que ninguém que veio aqui assistiu o anime e não dar spoilers), para quem é fã do gênero super recomendo, os episódios são bem divertidos e quando se trata de cenas quentes, souberam produzir algo perfeito para o público alvo.Não decepcionaram.
A arte porém incomodou um pouquinho no começo(e olha que é do estúdio de darling in the franxx), podiam melhorar nesse quesito.
O trabalho dos seiyuus é impecável.
I went in honestly expecting the worst but I was pleasently surprised. It's actually decent for a BL anime, as most of them are cringey AF.
The protagonist is quite likeable because he's portrayed as self-assured, capable, and pretty much solid. He's got talent, works hard and receives acknowledgement and respect from his peers. He's just new to the whole dating/sexing thing, but he's not naive either.
There's more of a storyline and character development as you go further down the line, which makes it more interesting. I mean none of it is groundbreaking of course, but it's more than I'd expect from BL as a genre.
in all, it's an ok watch and I'm enjoying it more than I'd like to admit.
I would not have seen it if it was just BL anime
but this is an interesting homo
However, my spirit is not so tough to watch this without some comment like nikoniko style. It's sooooooo embarrassed to watch
The music and animation of OP and ED match perfectly.
The story goes well with its tempo.so smoothly.
The interior decoration of their house and their clothes are also very good.
The face of the protagonist is quite cute and hottest.
fledging feathers in Chunta, spilled a bottle of water was seem like tears, the scene change at the same pose. The directoring is brilliant.
the timing to bring out a
rival is quite nice to make things not to get tired of only two people's love.
It was fun to put past story for the two at this timing
because it can be seen on the premise that I knew his nature.too funny
I actually really enjoyed the anime. The art style, the sound, and the characters were all really amazing. I feel like the story brings something a little more fresh to the table. Though there are scenes that are very, interesting, I personally, do not mind them and it just makes me love the protags all the more. The backstory was also very sweet though I feel like there could be some more work used on it. Something I deffinetly enjoyed was the representation in episode 7. It's great that they don't make it all fan service, and that our main characters will have to overcome
In the words of Turk from Ocean's Eleven: I'm going to get out and drop this like third period French.
Adding 2-3 basic stereotypes to each character sounds like a good idea on paper, especially if some of those stereotypes seem to contrast each other. However, the mixes are too predictable, and the characters just too shallow for that to succeed in making them interesting. The story is practically non-existent in four episodes, which would be forgiveable if at least we got something else instead of that. The problem is: we don't. The fanservice/ship scenes sometimes smell of the sweat of effort they must have made
to fill up the time allotted for an episode - and that's despite the fact that they're also painful clichés. And the sex scenes... Well, they are like the story. Personally, I never like censorship, if something wants to go there, let it go there, that's why we have ratings; but fine, laws and regulations. So I should be happy it's not a thing here... And yet I'm not, since the reason for that is the complete omission of actual sex scenes. Something's shown to start, something's hinted at, but we never actually get to see anything more than a kiss. Which, for something that's supposed to be porn, makes no sense.
And so we're left with shiny bubbles that burst all too easily and then there's nothing left. It's unfortunate, because all these bubbles bursting only serves to make the banal clichés and stereotypes all the more painful in their raw bareness: not only the character traits, but also the situations and interactions between them. Takato calling Junta a "horny angel" would perhaps be funny, if it wasn't so damn literal: angel wings actually pop out from his back and feathers float across the screen in every appropriate scene, and then the next minute he's a hormonal teenager huffing through his nose as he attacks Takato like a predator does its prey. And Takato is the average tsundere: acting all annoyed and "professional" in public, and "failing to resist" Junta the moment they're in private and actually being annoyed at him when Junta ignores him. In between these scenes, Takato's inner monologoues and observations are, more often than not, very meta, and as such they're also very painful: lines such as "what terrible acting" and "what kind of cheap porno is this?" are simply too heavy here, considering the generic shallowness, instead of working as funny through-the-4th-wall quips as they might be intended.
On the positive side: the sceneries and cityscapes are pretty enough, the characters as well as the environments are nicely drawn and styled; the voice acting is also decent at least, I suppose. But then again, both of these are rather defaults than anything we're usually surprised by in anime, and sadly it's just not enough to redeem DakaIchi. The third episode ended on such an appropriate note and in such an appropriate way for it to be the actual end of the anime - it would have been acceptable. It wasn't, though, and while I managed to suffer through ep4, having started ep5 I couldn't go on after the first scene change. It felt too much like wasting time basically just to be bored at best and annoyed at worst.
It is a shame: there's a definite lack of yaoi/bl/shounenai/gay/whateveryouwannacallit anime out there, which is extremely baffling, and gets even more baffling the more one dives into the "straight" side and sees the immense amount of everything it has. So everything that happens on this side of the fence should be a reason to party, so to say, but DakaIchi proves that being yaoi just for the sake of being yaoi simply does not cut it.