Apr 9, 2009
Well, if you have not watched the anime ' GAKUEN HEAVEN ', then I think you should watch it before understanding the 'specials' known as ' GAKUEN HEAVEN- Hamu Hamu Heaven '.
I, thus, prefer to talk directly on the main anime : Gakuen Heaven.
In every aspect(story, art, sound, character, enjoyment), I rate anime 10/10.I loved this story, I am not into BL, but this was a touching and wonderful story, I can't compare it to anything I have ever seen.
It is one of the best anime I have watched. The story is a very simple one and cute.
Gakuen heaven is a boys x
boys cute and beautiful anime.This anime shows a great and profound innocence between the main characters.Watching this anime makes one realise that true love is extremely innocent and much beyond physical level .And believe me watching this anime will be a great experience. Everyone has his or her tastes and this anime depends a lot on which angle you watch it. Going directly to the main story:
Ito Keita is a common boy, and he has nothing to be recommend except his good luck. One day he receives a letter. It is a certification of the entrance to an elite boy's boding high school. At this school he is supposed to spend days of battles and sweet romance with handsome boys. He constantly questions his worth at the school. He's just an average normal young teenager.
The story revolves around Ito Keita, who can't believe he can go to Bell Liberty Academy, shortly known as BL. (Yeah, I know BL also means Boys Love.) There he meets a lot of new friends, one of them Kazuki Endo (my favourite character), who he is closest to. But there are some people who just don't want him in BL... And aside from that, what's with Kazuki anyway? What's he hiding from Keita? And why does Keita feel so comfortable around Kazuki?
In fact kazuki has deep feelings for keita.He has connections with Keita's past and is very concerned for him. The anime shows a kind of spiritual relationship between them.
The first few episodes are only there to get to know the big cast that support Gakuen Heaven. Later we get to be delved deeper into the story. The mysteries of why Keita was able to get into BL in the first place, since the school is only there for top students. Of Kazuki Endo, his past with Keita and his real identity. The people who are plotting to work against Keita. And then the last mystery involving Jin-san, who is close with Kazuki. In the end they will all be solved and you will feel satisfied after watching this series.
The art is beautiful and bright and there are tons of bishonen to boot. Funny being the keyword, the slash is really teasing you, but there is hardly any real action going on except for that anly one kiss and the hugs. However, the relationship of the main paring is very nicely and beautifully built and that's more important to me than some steamy/hot scenes.
You should not expect every shounen-ai animes to have steamy scenes. I believed that if steamy scenes were to be present in 'Gakuen Heaven', the innocence of the anime would have been ruined... What I like about this anime is that its innocence and profoundness has been preserved perfectly.
And yes, I have seen many people mistaking the term 'SHOUNEN-AI as 'YAOI', especially when it comes to yaoi-fan girls. There is actually a world of difference between the two terms. Shounen-ai animes are animes that show emotional tendencies towards boys and boys. Shounen-ai animes are not supposed to show steamy scenes ,whereas yaoi animes indicate presence of physical, steamy scenes between boys and boys.
So I request people to learn the difference first because there are many yaoi fans who tends to get dissappointed because they already judge shounen-ai animes as container of steamy scenes...which is absolutely wrong.
Overall Gakuen Heaven is a nice series worth watching. I definitely recommend this series to you! If you miss this anime, it will be like missing a great moment in your life.
And lastly, a very important lesson: patience will be rewarded. (Something you'll need when watching this series. Good luck!)
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