Aug 13, 2010
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
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