Two transfer students, Mitsuhashi Takashi and Itou Shinji, tired of their boring normal life and unpopularity decide to take their arrival at a new school as an opportunity to reinvent their image, and become delinquents! Itou's justice clashing with Mitsuhashi's mischievous ways, they initially antagonize one another but soon become fast friends. The delinquent duo set out on various misadventures to become the greatest delinquents in all Japan!
Kyou kara Ore wa!! Is another delinquent anime, but a real good one. I am a sucker for anime about delinquents for example Yu Yu Hakusho , GTO, Shonan Junai Gumi(the prequel to GTO), and Tenjou Tenge. Kyou kara Ore wa is closer to the likes of Shonan Junai Gumi and the beginning of Yu Yu hakusho. This Ova though holds its own against all those anime mentioned earlier which is not easy to do. Anyways onto the review;
Story: The story does not have an overall plot or big arc story-line that it follows, it is more like an episodic anime. The anime starts
with the two main characters entering a new school but want to change their image to bad-boys or delinquents . The kick is they never met each other until recently and they don't really get along at first. Even though the anime might be episodic it does not feel like your normal episodic anime because they have so much going on every episode, that your wondering how did they end up from point A the beginning of the episode to point G at the end of the episode. The two main characters get themselves in some ridiculous situations which are hilarious. The story also has really good humor, it is clean, fun and does not rely on toilet jokes or gross stuff. The slapstick humor part is done right and not overplayed. First episode felt like a movie ( it was an hour long) because of all of the things going on and your glued to your seat to see what happens next. Even with all the humor it also has some great fight scenes and some serious moments also.It Also has a little bit of romance.
Animation: Since it is an ova the animation has better quality than if it would have been a regular TV series. I really enjoyed the fight scenes which were done really nice. It does have that 90's animation that I enjoy. Studio Pierrot did the animation they also did the animation for GTO so both anime have similar animation and character designs. The two main characters designs almost made me not want to watch the anime especially Itou's design mostly the hair due which Ill talk about later. It wasn't that the designs were bad it just made them look goofy and hard to take them serious but I believe that's what the original author had in mind.
Sound: Probably the weakest part of the anime only due to the fact they did not have an opening song and the ending theme song I didn't really like. Other than that though the background music in scenes matched up perfectly to what was happening during the anime. The Voice Actors were top notch and they really added to the humor of the show.
Characters: I certainly believe that good character development is what makes a decent anime turn into a great anime. This is the case with Kyou kara Ore wa, it has great characters and they are developed well through. The first episode does a great job developing the main characters and it even starts developing secondary characters for later on. The main character Mitsuhashi, Takashi wants to be have a bad boy image at his new school so he gets his hair permed and dyed to blonde. He is most known for his dirty fighting techniques but is also very strong. The other MC is Itou, Shinji he also wants a bad boy image before he goes to his new school so he gets his hair spiked to ridiculous lengths. Before watching the anime I thought Itou looked really lame because of the hair but after the watching the first episode he becomes my favorite character(don't judge a book by its cover lol). Itou does not fight dirty he fights straight forward and fair and is also very strong, but fighting fair can get him in trouble sometimes. Even though Itou is my favorite character I relate more to Mitsuhashi because he fights dirty and I also use to fight dirty in middle school and high school that's probably one of the reasons I really liked this anime. There is also a really good supporting cast but I am only going to talk about a certain supporting member his name is Imai and this guy is bat shit crazy and funny. Imai is from a different school than the Main Characters and Imai is the best fighter that school has. Imai is really strong and good looking but also really stupid and sometimes you think the only person that can beat him up is himself. Imai gets himself in some weird and hilarious situations usually due to the MCS themselves.
Enjoyment: You know how some people say you have wait for a certain anime to get good for example "just wait till episode 5 that's when it really picks up" this ova is not like that from episode 1 you are hooked and wanting more. This series could of gone 100 episodes and I would have watched every episode, which they could have done since the manga is 30 something volumes. All ten episodes of this ova stay fresh and exciting which is rare for an anime to do.
I am definitely going to pick up the manga after this and I suggest the few that are reading this to pick up Kyou kara Ore wa!! Ova. You wont regret it, because its one of the funniest anime I have watched.
Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!
When i was watching KKOW i realised that i've seen this in my childhood but just the first 3 episodes and i just felt happy to see this, because i never knew the name of the anime and all of a sudden i was watching something that i was looking for a long time and i have to write that you should watch this masterpiece too.
The story is about two boys that decided to be delinquents because they wanted to change from how they were in the past, at first they didn't liked each other but somehow they end up being friends,
they always get in trouble being Mitsuhashi the one who attracts all kind of trouble to their lifes, they will fight school gangs, and they will be recognized by everyone to be the toughest delinquents not only of Nanyou High School but of Chiba.
Art & Animation
Well the animation is from the 90's but that didn't matter for me, i thought that, that was great back then and i think the same now, but sometimes the drawing looks weird.
The music was outstanding, the voice acting was great, the background sound and music was really enjoyable and nostalgic, even tho this doesn't have an OP song, it has a damn funny ED song.
I've got to point out that i liked a lot the characters, from Mitsuhashi to Nakano, every one was likeable in their own way, and i never feel attachment to many support characters, but with this one you want to see everyone appear, even the bad guys, like Nakano or the twins, i wanted to see more of Riko interacting with Mitsuhashi, for some reason i felt that in the beginning he was interested in her but all of a sudden he doesn't care about her but she still has a crush on him, didn't understand that change but the development of all the characters was outstanding.
Since the beginning i was hooked to this anime, you will laugh a lot, you definitely will love the fight scenes, you will love the characters and will want more episodes, i wanted to see more because the ending was unsatisfying for me, but that means i loved it, it was outstanding, you should definitely watch KKOW right away.
I recently watched this 10 Episode OVA series about a month ago; and really enjoyed it, it was reminiscent of Great Teacher Onizuka, Beelzebub, and many other Delinquent-styled anime. The length of it is a great thing; each episode varies in length therefore on average they are 43 minutes per episode, some are 60 minutes and some are 35 minutes.
Story : 9/10
The story is mainly about Mitsuhashi and Itou as they pretend to be delinquents, it can be funny at times, and at other times it has a good plot however the plot is usually episodic (only lasting one episode at
a time, however develops the characters). There was atleast one Arc i would say, that was a story where it was more than one episode consisting of the same story (it took more episodes and time to fill it in).
The art isn't the best, however this is an older series released between 1993-1996, therefore the art is okay for it's days and doesn't deteriorate the quality of the show.
I do not speak Japanese; however i feel that the Voice actors potrayed each character very well and it made the experience much more enjoyable, there is subtle background or theme music i remember too that was enjoyable.
They really do a great job of developing the main characters Mitsuhashi and Itou. It becomes extremely enjoyable every time you here someone scream "Mitsuhashi!". There is also alot of side-characters that were developed well that make this anime alot more enjoyable such as Imai of Beni High.
Honestly, this anime OVA series was really good especially since it is easily over 20 years old from now and i just watched it less than a month ago. I still was able to get tons of enjoyment out of it, as i said earlier its similar to other delinquent anime and kind of reminds me of Great Teacher Onizuka. I'm very glad i watched this series and i highly suggest you do too.
"you are my friend but if things get worse, i don't know you" this line that you will hear during the ending theme of each episode, summarize the philosophy of our heroes(or should i say our villains ).
i find myself obligated to write a review about this awesome OVA since it passes under the radar of so many people, i discovered this hidden gem lately and i am glad i watched it .
this anime isn't about cute girls with magical powers or teenagers piloting giant robots to save the world or some overpowered kids who embark in an epic quest ,no,it is all about bromance
,delinquents gangs,bad boys beating the crap out of each other , slapstick comedy and hilarious situations in order to summarize it, do you remember slam dunk? do you remember when sakuragi and his gang were goofing around and going in some crazy adventures ? now imagine a spin-off that focuses on these adventures and the result would be this OVA.
the story revolves around mitsuhashi and ito two transfer students who trying to make name for themselves by becoming delinguent in their new school so one of them dyed his hair blonde and the other make his hair like a porcupine spikes,at first they didn't get along due to their opposite personalities then they became friends and form a formidable team that strikes fear in the heart of other delinquents ,the story is episodic and most of these episodes aren't connected but who cares it's still funny as hell ,it will begin with fighting delinquents gang in their high school then fighting the most formidable high school gang in the town and finally they will get involved in a feud with the yakuza, the story doesn't take itself too seriously at all, except for some serious moments that will turn into a big laugh because of mitsuhashi witty tricks or imai stupidity.
like any comedy the characters are the most important thing here,they aren't deep or complex ,they don't have epic quest or dark past but they are funny and likable , first you've got mitsuhashi and ito they are complete opposite to each other ito is fair and honorable, he fights like a man and never take opportunities or use dirty tricks,while mitsuhashi (the blonde wolf ) is dishonorable,tricky and opportunistic he will never waste any chance to backstab his opponent or use any available object to defeat his opponents ,he is a coward who prefers easy victory or escape instead of hard victory and has no problem abandoning his friends when the need call for that,he is not a bad person though since he abandoned some of his principales to save his friends on some occasions ,imai is an unlucky idiot with a heart of gold, ,his stupidity and cluelessness along with mitsuhashi antics are the main source of comedy here , all the other characters aren't all that important since they will only appear for one or two episodes.
the animation is outdated it isn't all that great by today standard( i don't have any problem with that) ,the character design is like any old school anime , the boys look like boys (actually some of them look like fully grown men in their thirties) the girls look cute and pretty my only complain is the lack of diversity ,many characters look similar ,they even have the same haircut .
the voice acting is amazing they managed to make the jokes funnier and added more personality to the characters.
the soundtrack is nothing special ,the ending song is funny though.
overall this anime among the best i've seen ,it is funny and hilarious,there
is no anime that make me laugh so much like that since slam dunk,we need more animes like this.
recomended for retro anime fans(especially 90's anime) , slam dunk fans are going to like this so much.
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