Jingai-san no Yome is a beastiality romance story between a gay polar bear-goat hybrid creature and a high school boy who this.. thing makes its "wife" after browsing the yearbook of a certain high school and hand-picking him like "I want this guy." The story itself focuses around their life as a married couple. A big "no thank you" would be in place, but on the other hand, this type of weird shit holds all the reasons to watch it.
After the beginning, it comes clear that other different -- but weird in their own way -- creatures dwell in this anime and them being married
to a high school boy is a common thing to occur in the series. In fact, all our boys are just waiting for whatever creature to come and pick them as a wife. Great. I wonder if this is what anime girls (would) feel like whenever anime fans claim them as their waifu. Most of the boys are really into that waifu business and have certain level of furrie fetishes going on with their character.
Outside the hugging scenes, sleeping together scenes and bathing together... scenes, this series mainly relies on showing us the weirdness of these creatures (thank fucking Jesus) -- so far at least. This is best seen in their "super powers" and different ways to live in generally. For example, the main creature's nutrition mainly consists of bricks, which is quite creative idea at least and executed in a comedic manner. It looks like the future episodes might be taking -- erm -- let's say "the wish fulfillment" route to please certain people.
The art itself is rather simple, but surely more memorable than in other similar short anime series that have come out recently and which have been getting their fair share of criticism. I am personally only watching this thing just to see if it can offer some shock value and also to count how many times it makes me say "what the fuck" out loud. So far we are the 5 -- which is why I hit the series with a 5. This series only exist to please a niche audience and focuses on things that are hard to appreciate for any other reasons than the mixture of disgust and certain level of discomfort it has to offer. If that is what this series aims to do, then it is clearly a major success.
I honestly have no idea what on earth I just watched. It's like a train wreck, you can't look away.
Everyone should have watch it at least once because it's literally too ridiculous for words to describe properly. Everyone. Even you.
Alternate titles for this series could also be 'A boy and his creepy fluffy animated walking body pillow', and 'I cannot unsee this', and 'This is a series warning you not to take drugs and then produce anime'. Also valid would be such titles as 'Oh god my eyes!', and 'Help. Just please...help'.
The creep factor is really and truly multiplied by how blasé everyone
is with this whole 'teens are chosen out of the blue by weird creatures and told they have to get get married and live with them and NO-ONE EVER THINKS THIS IS NOT OKAY'.
So basically, this anime is a masterpiece !
So much development in such a short time, it's like black magic ! (lucian)
I think the story gives us a new vibe in the community of anime 'cause it's so special and unique and refreshing !!!!
It's almost a without fail for this anime.
Especially in the chara design wich is so good for this short type of anime (3/5 min), and obviously the most important thing is it brought so much hapiness in my heart because i'm depressed and obese so the only i can do is watching anime all day long. :(
9/10 widely deserved !
I have to write
more lines and it pisses me off so je m'en bats les couilles allez c bon
People have been pretty hard on this series, eh? I'm not really one to write here, but seeing the claims of "It's creepy" or "It's bestiality" made me feel a certain need. Simply put, it's pointless and cute. It's irrelevant, but it's cute. It's short enough to give a glance, it's a simple (practically bare-bones) story about the tropes of married life, with one spouse subbed in for a mascot character.
Is this story anything special? No. In fact, it isn't anything at all. You could explain it away in a single sentence. You could probably explain it away in less than a sentence. Yet despite
all six episodes taking a combined 18 minutes (probably 12, if you cut out the ending credits) I feel like few people have looked at this thing, said "Alright, I'll go along" and given it a fair shake.
There is nothing sexual to it. Despite the statement "Monster creature decides to marry high school boy", there simply isn't. Hinowa (the wife) regularly flips his lid over Kanenogi (the monster) and his fur, wanting to pet his fluffy body, but that's really it. He blushes around his "husband" and acts flustered, simply because they're a "married couple". Kanenogi eats concrete and tin cans, I don't think you need to look that deeply into it.
It's no Dragon Maid or Centaur's Life, it's no Ancient Magus Bride or Shape of Water, no Kemono Friends, hell it's no Monster Musume or Kuma Miko either. But it's a simple, 3 minute long series that does OK with the time it's given. If it's not your cup of tea, alright, but I can't see being offended by this. Jingai-san no Yome is just a pointless, silly series following the trope-y and typic newly wed life of a boy and his uh, Goat Thing. It's not that deep.
Sure, it isn't adding anything to the art of anime as a whole, but I don't think it's trying to. I don't think it needs to, either. It's just here to enjoy for a few minutes a week if you want to.
So for my money's worth, I did enjoy it. The monster designs are all very cute, and I feel like I too would be excited by the prospect of petting Kanenogi-san every day, for the rest of my life. There's something strangely idyllic and comfortable about the thought of married life, and it uses this well enough for the time it's given. I would rather have a marriage based entirely around coexisting with a silent, mascot character spouse than live a life teetering on the edge of divorce every day, with someone who doesn't love me. How sad is that?
The relationships are cute, and have their own way of working themselves out. One student talks about being "Lovey Dovey" with his husband, who is practically a stuffed animal, and there's something oddly endearing about it to me. Another, the kuudere boy, falls in love at first sight with a pile of bandages wrapped around an invisible creature. Perhaps I'm just more open to seeing boys and monsters than most people are, but I don't see anything to get your stockings in a twist over.
I think that if you replaced the "wives" with cute high school girls, some people would be more forgiving of the series. Not all, but some would certainly be singing a different tune. There are hundreds of thousands of pointless moe anime about cute girls just doing whatever, but sure, it's offensive if they're boys. I see.
(Though this doesn't make any of those Bread Anime GOOD, it's worth noting I 'spose)
If Kanenogi-san looked more human, I wonder if it would be better or worse for some people? I suppose that also depends on if they picked a gender for the thing. Making his "husband" definitively a man would certainly draw in a CERTAIN kind of viewer (Maybe they're already here) , or an equally pointless series where Kanenogi-san was replaced with a non-verbal Toriel might... Well, then it'd be full of furries. The monsters don't reach that level, which I'm happy for.
I couldn't claim "Imagine being a typical house wife, but your spouse is Totoro", because Totoro seems much too lofty a goal for this series to hit. Maybe it's better to imagine playing house with an Alpacasso doll, and you could picture something like this anime. It's cute, it's fuzzy, you might feel compelled to act like some common trope of a wife, but it wont speak or help file your taxes. It wont eat your dinner, or scrub your back in the bath, even if mimicking those things might be fun simply because it's something that might happen in a marriage. It's just a little, inoffensive game to play.
Just enjoy the cute mascot characters, or the cute boys, or don't. I'm not your wife, I can't pester you into enjoying this series. Just maybe give it a try if 3 minutes of this sounds inoffensive to you... Actually make it 6, because nothing happens in the first episode.
**O should note, some claims I respond to come from other fan sites.