As far as it goes, many boys, especially in their teenage years, want to have a girlfriend. Keiki Kiryuu is no exception. One eventful afternoon, his days of yearning for a lover seem to come to an end when he receives a love letter from an anonymous sender—along with a pair of white panties.
To determine the identity of his secret admirer, referred to as Cinderella, he proceeds to investigate several possible candidates including his senior Sayuki Tokihara, his underclassman Yuika Koga, and his classmate Mao Nanjou. However, as Keiki seeks to uncover who this mystery girl might be, he comes to know about the perverted fetishes hidden behind each candidate's innocent exteriors...
People these days have extremely weird fetishes, especially men. Being aroused by the smell of sweat of people they fancy to the touch of a body part, these people can become sexually excited from the strangest of activities. Hell, some fetishes don’t even involve another human being at all.
How would you react when you realize that all the people around you have these sorts of perverse desires? And the object of most of these fantasies are you? Hard to imagine, isn’t it? I mean, you really won’t come across too many situations in real life where you’re faced with such a conundrum. If you do,
you’re one lucky (or unlucky) person.
Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka? (Would you love a pervert as long as she's cute?) or HenSuki for short, places the protagonist in this exact, unimaginable real-life situation. Keiki Kiryuu, a high school teen who longs for a girlfriend, unexpectedly receives a love letter. Not only that, there’s a bonus: the letter contains a girl’s panty, and thus begins his quest to find the source of the letter.
In his pursuit of the sender of the love letter, Keiki investigates every girl who’s close to him. And to his astonishment, he finds that they’re all perverts; one being a girl who wants to act like a dog and for him to be her master, another wanting to make Keiki her slave and many more. Keiki is an ordinary guy. He really is. From his looks to his teen antics, nothing about him is special or even different to the average Joe.
The plot deviates a little from the usual high-school harem plot in its disposition, but at the heart of it, it’s still a high-school harem, only with girls who aren’t normal. All of the girls introduced in this story are perverts to the truest sense of the word.
HenSuki doesn’t have a slighter of realism in it. The chances of real people finding themselves in situations that are shown in this show are 1 in 10000. But that’s where HenSuki ticks. You wouldn’t really want to watch things in circumstances that you’re accustomed to. And that’s also what stops HenSuki falling into the same overused category of anime that we’re so used to. Barely though. Make no mistake, HenSuki is filled with tons of the same tropes of similar harem anime: girl falling in love with the guy for a reason that isn’t comprehensible, the guy managing to stop his urges in intimate situations where most teenagers would bust a nut, and the like.
The characters don’t really change much over the course of the season apart from their fetishes being discovered which is only a problem if you’re watching this for that sort of well thought out storytelling. We’re first introduced to Sayuki Tokihara, Keiki’s senpai who’s also the President of the Calligraphy Club. She’s a beautiful, busty upperclassman who looks normal in the first episode. And that’s the only episode that she looked normal at all. The same could be said about the others: Yuika Koga, the kouhai, Mao Nanjou, the girl in Keiki’s class, and Ayano Fujimoto, the vice-president of the student council. The only girl who’s anywhere close to being normal is Mizuha, Keiki’s little sister.
The interactions between Keiki and the girls as well as amongst the girls themselves, are reasonably amusing to see. Although I’d have liked if the causes of the development of these fetishes were to be revealed. For one of the girls, the reason is vaguely hinted and I’d have appreciated it more if this was done for the others as well, considering that their desires are actually uncovered pretty early on in the series.
Art-wise, HenSuki looked pretty good to me. The characters and the backgrounds were all well designed despite being unoriginal. The animation was slightly non-existent at times when the characters conversed, but given the scale of the production studios, I’d say they did a decent enough job with it. I thought they did pretty well with the sound department honestly. All the girls had different soundtracks which really suited their personalities. The opening and ending were alright too. Overall, the production was up to the mark without being great.
HenSuki managed to be amusing in spite of being surrounded by these clichés. This is kind of “you’ll either love it or absolutely hate it” show. If you want a fun-filled series without too much emphasis on realistic relationships and don’t mind an excess of panty shots and stupidly intimate moments, you might be pleasantly surprised by this series. If you don’t fall in the above category, avoid this show because it has nothing else. All in all, this is a decent entry into the long list of rom-com harems without being too much else.
I hope you like female characters dressed in slutty animal outfits. I also hope you like anime with girls chasing after a guy 24/7. There’s plenty of trash each year and some of them fall into the harem-ecchi category. Hensuki is about low as trash can go.
Adapted straight from the light novel, the anime is pretty much self-explanatory on its own. The first episode opens up with the main protagonist Keiki Kiryuu receiving a love letter and panties. It doesn’t take long for him to get into affairs with Sayuki Tokihara, who declares “I want to be your pet!” When the show starts off with
such a premise, it makes me wonder how high the author was when they made this. Surely enough, this is the type of wish-fulfilling fairy tale you get straight from a trashy light novel.
If you ever watched a telenovela before, picture Hensuki as a younger version without the violence and actual love scenes. However, there is adult themes related to panties jokes, animal fetish, and characters that adheres to every harem trope imaginable to the human race. The roster includes:
Tokihara Sayuki: the classic school beauty with large breasts complete with hairband and masochist personality.
Koga Yuika: Another sadist with a cute smile and blonde hair for the sake of looking cute.
Kiryuu Mizuhara: One of the more normal girls in the show but often finds herself difficult to express her feelings. Think of her as one of those innocent types.
Nanjou Mao: The girl with a loud mouth and seemingly has a fujoshi fetish.
Ootori Koharu: The quiet girl with a reserved nature but that doesn’t stop her from having a perverted personality.
The main protagonist Kiryuu Keiki is about as dull as a doorknob. Like most healthy boys at his age, his mind is filled with perverted fantasies and it doesn’t help that girls wants to get into his pants. The first few episodes gets him involved into various misadventures with the different girls. There’s not much development between them and the only character chemistry can be described as tasteless. The reality is, the female characters all wants to “serve” Keiki as servants while calling him the “master”. It’s the sort of perverted master-slave relationship the show wants to advertise. To me, it’s a desperate attempt to sell its sex appeal in the show. The female cast has zero personality especially when interacting with Keiki. With every passing episode, the show makes less sense and focuses more on selling its sex appeal than anything else. What a joke.
Unfortunately, the show itself is not a parody or satire. It actually seems committed on bringing out some form of meaningful romance development between Keiki and the female cast. Between the sex jokes, animal fetishes, and perverse interactions, the anime attempts to make sort of emotional appeal for the characters. What ends up happening is making the girls look even worse than what they already are. For instance, you’d think someone like Saiyuki can grow to understand Keiki more on a personal level. Instead, she ends up wanting to service Keiki like some sort of masochist fetish. It’s tasteless humor that can be described no less than perverted love. It’s almost if the show is a hentai but manages to avoid being too explicit about it. In the meantime, the storytelling is about as bland as Keiki himself. There’s some elements of “mystery” added in but it all comes down to weak execution. Really, when you have episodes focused on who sent him a pair of “panties”, every fiber of my being wants to turn the TV off.
Not even the artwork style or animation quality can save the show. The characters look like fake plastic dolls made with the clear intention to arouse the audience. There’s plenty of ecchi content with the amount of boobs and ass. Every main female character is a culprit with the camera enjoying its time to flirt with the clever camera shots. Voice acting doesn’t really hold up to bar either as almost every character sound the same. That won’t matter much anyway since there’s plenty of sexy moans and machoism.
Hensuki seemed like the type of anime that no one wanted to see being adapted but somehow slipped through the cracks and ended becoming one anyway. There’s so much tasteless humor with a cast degenerate characters. Somehow, I managed to finish this show without stabbing my eyes. This is like a hentai in disguise without the actual sex. And for the love of God, please don’t watch this when you’re family is around. Just watch a hentai instead so it’s easier to explain.
After reading the synopsis and watching the trailer of "Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?" I was expecting nothing other than a Harem/Comedy/Romance/Ecchi/School anime, and it turns out, that's exactly what I got.
I will admit that this type of anime has gotten to the point of it being really overused (right after the glorious Isekais of of course), but nonetheless I still enjoy them. I will admit that I consider myself a "tasteless brainlet" when it comes to good quality animes, but I have to say that I really enjoyed "Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?" more than
almost any other harem anime out there.
The story takes place in the typical setting that you would expect any other harem anime to take place in: "A SCHOOL!". I'm not sure why animes constantly overuse this setting, but what I will tell you is that the story is quite different to all the other harem animes out there, and all the characters have their own unique personality, so you should be able to find that one school girl which you could proudly call your "best girl".
Overall, as a trash taste weeb, I'm proudly giving this anime a solid 7/10. If you are a harem loving weeb like me, you should give this anime a go.
Like many in the anime community, I’ve grown tired of harem anime. Why, because it’s the same crap every single time. A completely average guy gets involved with completely average girls and does absolutely nothing. Typically harem anime are the biggest wastes of time that you can come across. With that being said, occasionally there is a show that can break this formulaic mold. That show is “Kawaikereba Hentai Demo Suki... yada yada yada” or “that one anime airing this season that has HENTAI in its name”
The story of “HENTAI” is what initially piqued my interest. It sounded like a pervy take on the
Cinderella story only instead of a white slipper it’s panties. Yes, some girl has left a pair of panties behind and the main character must find out who they belong to. Among the usual suspects are a number of different girls each with their own bizarre fetishes. While the culprit is pretty obvious, it’s fun watching our protagonist try to solve the mystery of which pervert is the biggest of them all.
This leads into the characters that help to really drive the story forward who by the way look like they came straight from the Doki Doki Literature Club. When it comes to our main character Hensuki, at first I thought he was going to be the typical weak willed protagonist that you see from nearly every harem. But wait, with a title like “HENTAI”, no way is it going to follow the status quo. To my surprise, Hensuki follows along with the girls antics. Not only that but the straight man routine that he does actually plays off well with the eccentric cast of female characters. Speaking of our female cast, I love how each one is unique and strange enough that their act never really grows old as the show goes on. That’s what I love about this show. It’s the chemistry of the main cast combined with the unusual antics becoming comedy gold. Is it stupid? Yes it is, it has “HENTAI” in the name. Doesn’t mean though it can’t be fun.
With the respect to the art and animation, it works just fine. There’s nothing really spectacular about it. The show is being dually made by the studios Seven and Geek Toys, both of which don’t have that good of a resume, but maybe this is something they can be proud of. As for the character designs, I am still fully convinced that these characters came straight out of the Doki Doki Literature Club and I would not be surprised if they share the same character designer. The music for the show is alright. I did like the fun and upbeat opening song. Ending song is ok I guess.
With a show featuring “HENTAI” in its name, I wasn’t expecting much. However, maybe because of the low expectations I was able to warm up and appreciate the show for what it was. Whatever the case, this was a good watch from this season and I recommend checking it out.