Kachou no Koi... it's unashamed, inappropriate, crass, disgusting and full of stereotypes. But it also happens to be absolutely hilarious. From the get go you realize that this is nothing more than a shallow and (forgive the poor choice of words) ballsy, little OVA.
The story is not a factor in this anime. The story is there mostly to facilitate punchlines and set up hilarious situations. It goes through the motions for your average BL, but with the over the top, sexually explicit and unrelenting humor, the lack of any real originality story-wise becomes perfectly acceptable. 7/10
For it's obvious low budget the art surprised me. Refusing
to let their limitations show, the animation was done in a very clever way. Going for a comic book feel with special fx written as text on the screen as well really added a unique and creative feel to it. The characters expressions were pretty well drawn and sometimes hilarious. 8/10
Let's cut to the chase. The sound... was amazing on every front. The seiyuu were phenomenal. Their timing really did the humor justice, as they struck my funny bone at the perfect time to maximize the comedic power of each and every joke. The music was perfectly gaudy that ranged from sensual to ridiculous, but never in the wrong way. Come on "Hallelujah"? That track has never been better used than in this. The sound, despite the obvious budgetary limitations, was fantastic. 9/10
Despite all being obvious caricatures of people in the gay community, the writers didn't let that be all they were. They were hilarious without being offensive with the intent to negatively portray gay people. The characters were mostly shallow, but purposefully so. The brilliance behind doing this is that, due to the short runtime, you don't run the risk of trying to rush character development or try shoving too much info into the OVA. Forgoing this problem by creating likable, easily identifiable characters based on stereotypes is just brilliant work and I applaud the creators. 8/10
Going in I wasn't expecting much. I figured that this would be a smutty, self-indulgent, trashy BL OVA, but what I got was a, yes smutty, but hilariously well done OVA that wasn't afraid to "go there" and push a few buttons. This OVA is a real treat to watch and I definitely suggest you take the time. 8/10
Ah, I love this anime. It's so bad it's good. I think that's the best way to describe it.
If you're new to yaoi, I would suggest watching more titles before giving this a try, but for the tried and true, it's perfect. This little oneshot is one gigantic gay joke after another. It deliberately takes a jab at stereotypical yaoi anime by making fun of it at every turn. It's shallow, it's sickeningly predictable, and it's absolutely hilarious because of it. You'll understand if you watch it (which you should).
Honestly, you should miss this one out if you don't want to waste half an hour. There isn't much of a story line and the characters are bland and difficult to connect with. This is probably because there is only a single episode, and I would have liked to see what more episodes would accomplish. For me, the animation was good quality, but I didn't like the style of it as it is not as fluid as other anime. The only redeeming quality was Chappie the squirrel, which added a somewhat refreshing comedic tone to the otherwise dull and predictable anime.
I kind of hesitated to watch this, but at the end it was worth it.
Although the story was nothing much (I could say there was almost none), the art wasn't bad and I liked the characters, especially the Kachou, despite the fact he was a bit dense (honestly, having your office full of almost-naked men, sitting on THAT thing and not knowing you were gay... honestly...).
Not needed to say that this isn't anything artistic or so, but I laughed all the way through (my mother came to ask if I was stoned).
If you are unsure about watching this anime, go ahead and do it,
it's so damn fun.
(I guess this is not anything like a review, sorry. Just needed to write it.)
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