Too much and not enough are equally big problems when trying to create something amazing - or in other words know when to say when. In the case of Nyan Koi! someone should have stopped the onslaught of nonsensical girls sooner and not stopped the plot as soon as they did.
I know what you're thinking, "but it's a harem show - there's supposed to be tons of girls." BUT Nyan Koi sacrificed being a good romantic comedy or a good small harem (does 2-3 count as a harem?) for being a sloppy very mediocre harem rom-com of which there are all ready many out
there. Half way through they just threw away the decent plot and the few good characters they had, and said "screw it, this is hard just draw more girls". If you still feel their choice was justified you must be a 15 year old boy because plot does matter even in harems.
For the first couple of episodes I rated this show as 7/8 by the end it was 4/5 so I went with a 6 for overall for the following reasons:
So about the story...as you may have already gathered Junpei is a young man who has always been terribly allergic to cats. One day he accidentally destroys a cat statue in a local shrine and is then cursed by the cat god. As penance to have the curse lifted and thus avoid being turned into a cat, which would certainly be fatal for him, he must help 100 cats with their problems. This is a pretty unique and good story line that has lots of potential for comedic moments. The funniest parts of the show are Junpie is trying to fulfill cats' requests, and it would have been so great if they had stuck with the story past episode 7 or 8 because it was genuinely entertaining. By the end it seems like the writers forgot that was a major part of the story because it is barely included anymore, although in episode 12 they seem to recover from their amnesia in time for a hurried conclusion. The first love triangle is pretty good - there's a girl Jupei likes who secretly likes him back and his childhood friend who he has grown apart from but still has a crush on him - it's pretty believable, cute and ripe for awkward moments and confusion. The rest is downhill from there as several random girls fall for him with barely even weak attempts at explanations on the writers' part.
Junpei is an unusually good lead male. He's helpless enough that it's cute, but not so helpless you want to punch him. Unlike many other harem guys, I do see why the girls like him (the first couple anyway) - he's cute and a little awkward but sweet. The first 2 girls are pretty good as well - a shy cute and awkward girl with a heart of gold and the rough and tumble but good natured tomboy. The rest of the girls might work as side characters in a different show because they have interesting and funny personalities, but in the context of just trying to get with Jupei they end up seeming utterly silly and ridculous. The best characters are the cast of cats who Junpei needs to help - each one is unique and all of them are hysterical. I wish we had seen more of them becuase they were so much better than most of the girls.
The art while not spectacular, was pretty good. I liked the use of color, andoverall it seemed to be executed with reasonable skill. The character design seemed fitting, and the girls were cute (with big boobs) without being stupid or offensive looking.
It might be worth watching the first 6-7 episodes of this show then just skipping to the last one - you won't miss much.
Story: Well this is our new anime called "Nyan Koi" which has kind of unique story line it involves some kind of magic , romance little bit of drama , and alot of comedy. The story revolves around this Guy called Junpei Kousaka (Main protagonist) who is allergic to cats and has one fat cat at home which he tries to avoid as much as possible the plot goes from this ordinary school life into more interesting direction after Junpei gets cursed by cat statue and has to help out all cats in need :) there is also his friends and few girls who likes
him but can show it only in their own way ... Jumpe ofc likes only 1 girl of thoes three but you all know how it goes its just typical... love story so lets go back to other side ... So he gets cursed and has to help all cats to get the curse off him because otherwise .... sorry not telling i don't want to spoil ... Struggling to make this curs disappear he encounters many new people who helps him out in their own way. Well its kind of typical romance comedy anime which has some unique aspects ...
Art: Well are is new age which is good for me and which i really like every lines and everything is smoothly drawn thats a big plus on this anime which made it joyful and colorful :)
Characters: Well there is no big development i would say just typical "Girl falling in love with boy little by little" thingy you all know this right ? :)
Enjoyment: Oh well i enjoyed it cuz of the comedy and romance :) it depends on taste if you like romance and also comedy with kind of strange plot i would say its good then but if no then meh.
Overall: Well i would suggest to watch it if you got time cuz its kind of typical and same story anime as others there are better ones out there now. :)
So have you ever wondered what would happen if you pissed off a animal’s shrine? They are just like human shrines and would curse you of course. That’s pretty much how this story starts. A guy breaks a shrine for a cat and so is cursed by being able to talk to cats. Wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t allergic. Add this to a slice of life school life anime like this and well…. you have Nyan Koi.
What kind of family would keep a cat when their son is allergic to them? At least get him some meds or something for it because
it’s really taking over his life. They are jerks in that aspect. Almost all the people around him are jerks to a pretty big extent. Take for example Kanako who is a perfect example of a Tsundere character. She always fights with him, even when she finds out what she hated him for was her own misunderstanding. All the characters are pretty much normal characters you would expect from a school life anime. The dunce love interest, the Tsundere and childhood friend, the crazy butch girl, the stacker, and the almost nonexistent male friends for the main character… It’s a basic romance. And then there is the random mail carrier who always gets lost. She has pretty much no reason to even be part of the show, just for comedic affect I guess.
The animation is pretty ok, looking very similar to that of newer shows but you can tell that something isn’t exactly right. I’m not really sure what it is but as I sit and watch the show, it leaves a strange feeling when looking at the art style. Its that little bit of something off that makes this show hard to watch, not just because of the voices that I will get to in a bit. Weather it’s the faces looking a bit too pointy, Junpei’s eye balls looking really small, or even the background… I just can’t get into how the designs are for this show.
The English voices are very close to ear shattering with how that script was made. Sometimes I want to bang my head against the desk with out annoying many of the characters sound including the main character. They all just sound stupid and the only thing that seems to save it (And that is very rare) is when Nyamsus talks about some things even though she has the voice of a smoker. Marcy Bannor who dubs her sounds like a raspy old timer. I guess that’s what she needed to be but it’s hard to listen to against all the other voices. Junpei sounds like a typical guy and yet seems to be too loud no matter what he is doing. Even when he’s trying to be quiet, he has a forceful tone that is way to loud for it like he has one volume. Kaede sounds like a dunce, especially when talking to Junpei. In fact, I think she is the only one out of the whole world who does not get that Junpei has a crush on her. That is exactly how she sounds too. You might say that’s good script writing or dubbing but it’s hard to listen to the whole time. That and Kanako screaming and fighting all the time and you make one show that is very hard on the ears.
It was a ok show but I couldn’t marathon it. Between the animation and the voice acting, it just seemed to whittle me down. And like most shows that are based on the manga, they didn’t even give it a second season to have a decent ending.
Brief Summary: Rating: 7 (Good)
A consistent Rom/Com harem with a solid love triangle, fueled by a quirky premise.
Nyan Koi! is about a boy, Kousaka Junpei, that becomes cursed and can now talk to cats, and has to grant the requests of a hundred cats or else he'll turn into a cat himself. Naturally, he's allergic to cats, and even more naturally, he can't tell anyone about the curse or else it'll make the curse even worse. This hinders his plans at pursuing the girl of his dreams, and causes other girls to enter his life.
This may sound like a typical Rom/Com harem, where
a nondescript high school boy gains a power/gets put in a weird situation and suddenly girls start randomly falling in love with him. While Nyan Koi! doesn't do anything particularly significant in straying from this formula, the character relationships and comedy do make Nyan Koi! a lot more enjoyable than many of its mediocre peers.
Story: 7 (Good)
The story is a mixture of romantic and comedic moments, as Junpei struggles to rid himself of the cat curse by interacting with cats as he deals with all the girls around him. The anime doesn't waste much time in setting up the cat curse, and does a good job of never straying from the curse as the central concept.
The comedy and romance are both presented at a good pace, despite its short 12 episode length, and the story makes sure to give time to all major supporting characters as well. A couple things come out of the blue (such as the real professions of the twins), but in general the story stays consistent to its themes and isn't overbearing on either the comedy nor the romance aspects.
Art: 7 (Good)
The art in Nyan Koi! is appropriate for an anime airing in Fall 2009, with clear, distinctive character designs and detailed backgrounds. In particular, the cat designs were good, because it was not difficult to see a cat once and be able to identify that same cat later on in the series, which really helped make the cats become good supporting characters.
Sound: 7 (Good)
The opening and ending songs matched the lighthearted feel of the anime, and the soundtrack as a whole, while nothing special, fit appropriately. The VAs were all solid as well.
Characters: 8 (Very Good)
I felt the characters in Nyan Koi! are what makes the series better than many other Rom/Com harems, because in general the more important characters have good, sensible core inspirations and motivations (core being a key word) that don't solely stem from the cat curse. However, the characters manage to avoid being predictable by being willing to alter their perspectives in situations that warrant it, instead of being totally clueless or stubborn in their beliefs.
None of the characters are unbearably offensive or annoying, but still manage to have interesting enough traits to create a lot of funny moments. The members of the love triangle still suffer from some level of denseness, as usual, but it's a tolerable level.
More importantly, Junpei, while relatively nondescript like most male leads, manages to avoid being unusually clumsy, stupid, dense, perverted, heroic, etc. Furthermore, most of the situations he gets into are because of his unluckiness, rather than numbskullness or pervsion on his part (exceptions do apply). This allowed me to enjoy the anime more, since I didn't have to constantly question the intelligence/motivations of the main character.
Conclusion: Rating: 7 (Good)
Nyan Koi! isn't a must watch, but if you're a fan of the genre, it's worth checking out. It's lighthearted and amusing, and while you won't be struck by a feeling of awe after watching, you likely won't be disappointed either.
I actually enjoyed and loved this anime!! I've watched it like 4 times or so. One of my favourites! (I'm canadian so it is "OU" >.> ) This anime revolves mainly around cats & comedy :D
It's suppose to have romance, and it does but it doesn't overpower the anime with JUST ROMANCE so don't get confused and be like "ughh another anime with a random guy and all the girls want him" because IT IS and it turned out pretty cool! Asides from other animes (shounen or harem whatever) this one comes up with reasons .___. not
just randomly falling in love cus he's hot! T-T
It has a solid story, I liked that it was different or idk haven't watched all animes but for me, it was original. The art is pretty neat too.
I'm giving it a 10/10 because it is AWESOME. I might be an amateur in anime (only been watching for around 3 years) but it is worth watching. All characters have a develop and overcome situations. There's no such thing as an original personality so I won't be saying that. All the personalities are nowadays the same...
Give it a try, it's only 12 episodes long T__T c'mon you can watch that in a day.
1. a Tsundere Childhood friend
2. A a Pair of twins
3. the Girl that the main character is infatuated about.
4. the tomboy girl
if their is anything that i would suggest to change, it would:
to animated the rest of the manga of this anime. it would not even have to follow the storyline, and in my opinion, the should skip some parts. if people are only watching the anime and not interested in the manga, then i believe they really are not going to enjoy watching this series
if their was a OVA series created to animated some of the rest of the manga. this will have been moved up to my #1 Harem anime of all time. in my opinion, it would Almost impossible to Top it in the harem category(99.896247910 % impossible).
in any case, i HIGHLY recommend watching The WHOLE series(all 12 episodes), and i would like to recommend that once you have watched it enough to be satisfied, READ THE MANGA!
i cannot emphasize How important it is to READ THE MANGA, after watching this. if i where to sum up the overall importance of it, i would say:
"if you watch this anime and neglect the manga your satisfaction will be 45 % of those who will read the manga."
and even if you find out that the artist is not actively updating the manga, my statement STILL APPLIES! READ IT!
Why did I chose to watch this anime?
- take a break from some serious-plotted anime
- got tired of 'watching only 7.5+ scores anime'
- stress relieve due to my upcoming finals
(insert synopsis here). Pretty good idea for a story line. Comedy is fine. I think the execution could be better since I was expecting much more focus on the main character's everyday 'cat request' curse thingy.
For the harem and romance part, well, pretty generic but not the worst. Same old cool lines and stuff. Mochizuki lacks of screen time BTW. Come on, no love for
Great art, animation and drawings. Beautiful characters designs too. The 2009 art style really brings me back to the past though. Nothing to complain much here.
The OP is the one which made my reminiscing more stronger. I literally can't get the tune out from my head while trying to fall asleep LOL. But anyways, love the OP.
Sound effects, music theme, all fits pretty nicely to the setting/scene/mood. But the cat's voice though, for some reason it felt pretty weird at first but you'll probably get used to it after a while.
Lovely characters and I like the main character's personality. Not much drama and pretty straight to the point. Like I said previously, Mochizuki needs more screen time though.
I even managed to finish this series more faster than the others. I like it. Wish it there's more 'cat request' though. That's all.
I've actually learned something valuable from judging an anime between its score and actual enjoyment.
For this anime, if you need to take a break from heavy-plot anime, I can recommend this one. Pretty cute, relaxing and heart-warming. No deep ass drama or tension. Just watch with an open mind.
so nyan koi is a good anime if u love romance,action(too litte but it includes some),comedy,harem,ecchi :P
so it's plot is like this:
Junpei Kosaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately breaks the local neko-jizō-sama (guardian deity of cats). He finds he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family’s own ill-tempered cat, Nyamsus. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes to cats, he
will turn into a cat himself and die from his own allergy it's bad :D
but it's a cool anime with a uniqe plot u will enjoy
story: uniqe 10
art: great :P 10
sound: i actually liked the op song and the song that gos on in episodes so 10
character:main characters are ok too so 10
enjoyment: like i said 10
I just woke up so I don't really feel like writing a full review, but I'll just throw in my 2 cents.
I'm very picky when it comes to what animes I watch, mangas I read so the idea of "cats" and stuff didn't really turn me on at first. When it comes to Romance/Harem animes I tend to look at the artwork + the babes. If it looks nice and the babes look like they could fool with the protagonists heart a bit I'm all for it.
Luckily I gave Nyan Koi! I shot since I fairly enjoyed it. I am almost finished with it and
it has had it's fair share of hilarity. At the beginning it's a little bit slow but once all the characters are introduced then I had a good share of laughs.
I think you should give it a shot if you're interested and see how you like it.
A new anime to add to my recommended list. I was already excited about it just by reading the description.
The main story is original, ironic and causes some really funny situations. On top of that the episodes are filled with standard high school plots such as pool/beach, school trip, Christmas, ...
The biggest achievement of this series' story is its end. Unlike most other harem-comedies this one has a decent captivating and 'epic' ending.
The conversations are hilarious, both with cats and the girls and especially with both at the same time. The voice acting is well done and all characters fit in the story perfectly (except
I have no complaints about the art. Everything looked great.
When I found this anime, I thought I had finally found another good series and fortunately I was right.
"My days of misfortune have only just begun!"
- Junpei Kousaka
The story is pretty good, well-paced, and well thought out. The only fault I found with the story is that it just ends. Very little is resolved, and the creators pretty much say “Read the manga to find out more.” And to that I say, “Oh, I will.” As of the time of me writing this review, the manga is still ongoing.
The characters are varied and have their own reasons for being here. Keep in mind this is a harem-themed series, so they all share a mutual love interest.
But they all like Junpei for different reasons. Whether it is due to him helping out, being childhood friends, comforting another due to fears, or one of them just having a misfortune fetish, they all like him for different reasons and that is what makes them strong characters.
Animation is decent if somewhat childish. But that childish style is the animations’ strong point. This is an extravagant rom-com (romantic-comedy) and the style really suits it. It displays the annoyance of Junpei and the shy, awkward moments really well; all while still maintaining a decent style, overall. They spared little to no detail at all, and one character was never animated better than another, with the exception of Junpei in certain circumstances.
Aside from the opening and ending, there were not any really worthwhile soundtracks that were present until the last episode. Or at least that is when I really noticed it. There were inserts of comical sounds here and there, but they were often repeated and rather short.
Being a rom-com, comedy had better been up there, and Nyan-Koi! delivers. There was not a single episode that I did not laugh. Sure I did not cry from laughing, but I don’t need to in order to give a perfect score for comedy.
Being a harem-theme series and all the girls sharing one mutual love interest, there is bound to be drama. This anime did not have much, though I suspect the manga to have more. What little this anime did have, however, is worth mentioning.
Being a rom-com I was expecting more romance, this anime did not deliver on that aspect. If you are looking for a romance where the main character gets with the lead role or in this case anyone, then look elsewhere. This genre falls because the story failed to come to a close. I suspect that the manga will have a more fulfilling romantic plot.
A worthwhile watch and I would recommend this anime to anyone who is looking for a rom-com that has a unique plot device to it.
Ah, Nyan Koi. One of my first and favorite anime that I had ever watched as a kid when I was being introduced into anime. This will be a long one, so bear with me folks!
A BRIEF SUMMARY: (You don't have to read this you know. Just read the synopsis!) One day, the main character Kousaka, Junpei, a high school student, walks home after from school. On the way home, he sees an empty can on the road 'waiting' to be recycled. Instead of picking it up like 'any' bystander would do, he decides to kick it instead into the trash can. Unfortunately, the
can whirls out the trash can, and breaks off the head of the cat statue that happened to be there. On the next day, he is cursed as he knowingly can hear and talk to cats. To lift this curse off of him, a cat Tama tells him that he must be willing to fulfill 100 requests from the cats with all his sincerity and to not to tell anyone about the curse or else he will turn into a cat.
The art was fairly decent. Not the best, but it was indeed fun to look at! Especially when it came to the OP and ED art designs.
The OP is extremely catchy, as it matched the tone coming into the anime which was one of it's a strong point in this anime. That can also be applied to the ED as well. The OSTs however were limited and overused in some moments of the anime.
Since I've watched many kinds of anime, I know what cliches and stereotypes about a high-school, romantic-comedy, ecchi, harem might have. (That's a lot of genre tags there.) Especially when it comes down to this anime. You got the 'dull MC', the 'moe', the 'childhood friend', the 'twin-tailed tsundere', the college student who like to drink a lot, and etc. But, when it comes to the characters however, expect each and every one of them with interesting personalities.
My enjoyment of this anime was decent as I fairly enjoyed the anime throughout!
As a kid, this anime was one of childhood favorites. Now, that I've come back to re-watch it again, it's just your typical high-school, romance, comedy, harem, ecchi anime. (That's a lot of genre tags there.) But, overall what makes it worth your time though is how the romance (even though it was a 'bit' forced) and comedy (even though it was a 'bit' exaggerated), is what made this anime fun to watch!
What's disappointing however is that this anime doesn't end with the MC ending up with someone. Leaving (you) viewers wanting to know 'who' and 'who' ends up together. Unfortunately, the story is left without another season and without a conclusive ending. The reason behind all this, is because the manga is left unfinished, for quite some time now, as the manga also leaves to an inconclusive ending as well. The manga has been on haitus since then, and there are no news about it continuing disappointingly. As of right now, we won't know for sure if there will ever be a concluded story of Nyan Koi in the near future. Just read a fan-fiction who ends up with who, that would be my advice!
To paraphrase it, don't watch it if you don't like inconclusive endings! Well, that's my review folks! Sorry for the long review!
Like cats? You'll love this. Hate cats? You'll probably still like this. Now I'm not a cat fan but heck this show was pretty legit. The story isn't anything too grand but it kills time. It's kind enough so it can just be viewable and not require the person to be a huge anime fan. If I could I'd recommend this anime as a good start to pull people in to the genre. Cute and kind enough to watch and not too sketchy for your buddies to question your mentality. Heh
I stumbled upon Nyan Koi! when I had nothing else to watch. My opinion on this series is that it wasn't the best I have seen. When I first read the plot, it seemed really interesting, but I found the anime to be more annoying than exciting. I am not going to deny that I did enjoy this anime somewhat. The only parts I really did enjoy watching were Sumiyoshi's and Nagi's parts. The rest were ok, but not that interesting.
This is such a watchable anime; not too serious, but the story is interesting, and it made me want to follow the main character (Junpei Kousaka) and all the interesting people and cats that attatch themselves to his life.
As I'm watching this sort of "slice of life" anime, I think "wait, he's talking to cats...?!" but it works, somehow.
It's pretty obvious that this is supposed to appeal to males (lots of girls with different ...uh... assets), yet it wasn't so in-your-face as to be annoying to a female (such as myself).
This was also great
for cat lovers, since the cat characters seem to be developed as much as the human characters.
[Notable pickings: consistency: 4 l harem: 7 l romance: 3 l cat content: 8 l school life: 5 l fantasy & supernatural: 6 ]
This series is particularly weak at romance, harem is a bit over. Unrequited love scenes are quite common, and concept of moe is strong (look at OP).
Original story about someone who is cursed, but is weak against the attributes of the curse and even have to repenting thru doing things weak to the guy. However, note: Allergies, curse, fear of cats are inconsistent throughout the series, they come and go.
Storyline was pretty original for the episodes introducing the characters, and had
kept the main focus on track throughout the series. However, after introduction of the characters, there was a lot of harem and fanservice.
A lot of content other than the main plot was added, thus the main plot was not fully developed, and only in the last few episodes were there complications regarding the pliot and finally a climax. Halfway felt like Hiyoko Brand anime, kinda mono. Romance was scarace since the harem seemed mostly stagnant.
Ending was kinda rushed and unsatisfactory. Cliffhangers remain, especially with the harem.
One bonus to this anime is that the atmosphere/mood stayed relatively constant throughout the series compared to Princess Diaries, and it is overall quite a relaxing series.
Art was good especially with some special effects, like the magical shoujo episode and the climatic scene in the last episode. The rest were good, though nothing spectecular.
Kudos to the OP and ED. The lyrics of OP was especially well written and the ED was extremely fitting with the series, and there were tons of characters and cats in the story, which the voices brought out the personalities well with.
However, there were a lot of parts where some bgm could have made the mood better instead of mere narration.
Way too many characters, too little development, even on some of the main ones. Character distribution throughout the series was rather random, some disappear for a few episodes before being involved again, while Junpei's father just come and go.
Characters' personalities were rather stable throughout the series, although lack of development made the whole series a little over on-the-surface.
The main male character had a cat allergy, yet he seemed unaffected for most of the times he makes contact with cats. Plus the curse didn't seem to deteriorate until the last few episodes.
And on a last note, there were a lot of personalities presented, making the harem interesting yet complex: tsundere, airhead, sadist, etc.
Well, I enjoyed OP and ED and Mewview very much as they tell you 1 fun fact about cats every week. The relaxed mood of the series was good too, not much serious harem vying or so on. But, the lack of romance movement spoils the mood, with some of the main characters not confessing and not responding even when they knew their feelings for each other.
However, halfway through the series, I realised that there was only one main plot moving: helping 100 cats so that the curse can be broken (well this is in the 1st episode so I dun think this is a spoiler, plus later on they dun even care about the number anymore).
And eh... there were some conditions attached to it, but only in the last few episodes do you see the conditions being activated. And even in the last few episodes you still can see fan service. All in all, the plot is disappointing and this hurts the enjoyment.
But if you like cats you should like this series much more than me :D .
Actually is 6-8. I gave this series a 8 cos it was presented well, although there were some flaws with the content. Cats were heavily featured in this series, although some scenes with the cats seem strange.
Ending was pretty strange (given how the curse was broken), along with cliffhangers in relationships and poor ending of the romance between the main characters.
Plus: At the 11 min of the last episode of Nyan Koi, "Um, there's no season 2" was said by Minoru in one commercial scene. Then come the last few mins of the episode, and there was some hints of a second season. This is confusing, isn't it?
I was taking a break from anime for a long while, and I figured I would try to get back into it with Nyan Koi! serving as a gateway. I admit, the first few episodes were much better than I expected, and I was excited to watch more. I was actually having fun, most of the time I just force myself to laugh at comedy anime like this, but this one had me genuinely smiling and laughing.
However, as I continued with the rest of the series, I was pretty disappointed. The main appeal to me, was the humor, and that's how it should be, Nyan
Koi! being a harem and comedy after all, but I couldn't help but feel like the comedy portion of the anime was dragged out and eventually got repetitive. The gags and jokes in the beginning, that initially made me laugh, were used over and over, lessening the effect of the humor. I mean, I still kind of laughed a good few times, but not as much as before. Maybe, it was because I was having high hopes after a marvelous first, second, third, fourth episode, that the rest seemed bad in comparison. But, despite that, the episodes in its entirety were fairly good enough to keep me invested.
There are flaws, as goes with every anime, and a good portion of them were the generic character designs, lack of a unique lead, and generic characters themselves (there's also the dragged out jokes and gags I already talked about). So, Nyan Koi! is the textbook definition of generic, with the only distinguishing aspect being it involves dealing with cat problems. Yes, but for a generic anime, Nyan Koi! was one of the underrated and better ones. I actually really liked the male lead. He's pretty dense, not Itsuka level dense, however, he's one of the most entertaining characters that I've seen, in terms of how the usual harem lead goes. In addition to the likable harem lead, there's also other equally likable characters, not just the ones in the main man's harem circle, but the supporting characters were also pretty entertaining.
One issue that I couldn't let go, though, was the kind of rushed ending. As the anime was coming to a close, it seemed to not have enough time for a great conclusion. The ending looked a bit rushed, and it doesn't help that they give hints to a second season, which I later found out isn't likely to happen (considering the anime is 8 years old now, by the time of this review).
I guess, overall, if you want to have a decent cast of characters, a likable male lead, and an overall fun time, then this is most likely what you're looking for. I didn't enjoy it as much as I would've liked, moreso because of my own expectations, but for you, you may have a better experience, and a whole much more better time.
Telling the tale of the unfortunate Junpei Kousaka, the show revels in this poor guy’s misfortune. After knocking the head off a neko-statue, he is cursed by a deity and told he must both worship cats and also appease 100 kitties or he will be turned into a feline himself! This plot line takes a backseat to the developing harem Junpei finds forming around himself, even though he is only interested in the coy Kaede. Addressing all aspects of male fantasies, the barrage of moe, tsundere, kindergarten friend and twins that the unappreciative male finds flocking to him somehow seems more believable than many other
similar ecchi titles.
As the episodes tumble aside effortlessly, the writer's come up with new and creative ways of torturing the poor protagonist; from an aggressive challenge from tomboy Nagi - who suddenly takes a liking to the curvaceous Kanako’s sweater-puppies, to the mysterious twins with contrasting personalities who both love and hate the brow-beaten schoolboy, Junpei's misery is what makes the show so humorous. Although Nyan Koi’s strange pretence eventually transforms into a typical harem, its friendships and group dynamics are what keep the show a step ahead of the competition.
Although there is a sense of “been there, done that” with certain romantic aspects of the show, an abundance of bizarre genres save Nyan Koi from becoming a bland snooze-fest. The typical swimsuit and hot spring features are redeemed with magical girl transformations and moments of outright ecchi. It is often the small things that stand out, and usually the perverted ones at that, but a series that makes you laugh out loud is definitely not one to be ignored.
The short version: Your average run-of-the mill harem rom-com. What's the difference? Cats. That's about it.
The long(er) version: There's not much more to say besides that. Seriously, there must be a guidebook they all follow on how to make shounen harems.
As expected from your average harem. There's no story. No, there's none. Oh, the main protagonist gets cursed and has to help out cats lest he turn into one and die from his cat allergy, but mostly it's about the main characters' love misadventures.
The animation was OK, which is why I gave it a 7. An 8 would mean very good, which it was
The sound and music. Even less remarkable. I found myself skipping the OP and ending after the 2nd episode. SFX and soundtrack were... again, normal.
What characters can you expect from an average harem anime? You might experience feelings of nostalgia from watching the show. Why? Because you've SEEN THEM ALL BEFORE. The cats were cute, that's it.
Despite being a cookie-cutter harem, I did laugh at some bits. I guess there is some merit at following time and tested formulas then.
If you think you still want to watch this, I suggest you just read the manga. You won't miss the average animating and soundtrack, and the story develops more and is definitely funnier. There are WAY better rom-coms out there. Futsuuuu...
So uhm... I didn't know how to write a review of this when i was at the 8:th episode. But now i know something to write...
There's been three years now and there hasn't showed up a next seasson... About the anime, it dosen't end so i got to give the Enjoyment a 7. Becuse it was really good. In the start it was so booring so i like sapped through it :P But at like episode 6 it actually started to look kind of nice.
Art is awesome, story is well done.
Overall i like this one alot of and it's still bugging me that they say
at the end of the last episode that there is coming a seasson 2. When is it coming?! :O