Posted by psgels on 10 January 2010 with categories: Hanamaru Youchien, Some Quick First Impressions

Haramaru Yochien

Short Synopsis: Our lead character starts his new job at a kindergarten for moeblobs.
First, let me say this: this show rocks for having absolutely no teenagers in them! It only focuses on young adults and 4-year-old kids, while teenagers only appear in a few flashbacks. Aside from that, it was a bit of a strange series; the best way to describe it would be a cross between Potemayo and Kodomo no Jikan. It has the moeblobs from Potemayo if they were to 3 years older, and it has a similar teacher to Kodomo no Jikan, even including a similar love-interest of his. The biggest problem with this sereis is obviously that most of the characters are too one-sided or stereotypical, but it does work. This episode was enjoyable slice of life. I especially enjoyed those small scenes after school. What this series needs to do is to somehow remain as light-hearted and enjoyable as it was here, not repeat itself too much, and flesh out the cast beyond the stereotypes that we’ve seen so far. If it’s going to focus on the romance, then I hope for something similar to Yume de Aetara (the OVA, not the TV-series. By GOD, not the TV-series).
ED: This is why voice actresses that pretend to be little kids should never sing.
Potential: 50%

Seikon no Qwaser

Short Synopsis: Our lead character wants to protect her seemingly retarded sister as much as possible.
Ugh… that sister. What a horrible voice actress she received. Just about everything about her is annoying. Apart from that, this episode was decent. There’s potential for a decent action-series, although the direction was flawed at times (one moment the camera pans across a classroom, and the next shot from out of nowhere a girl with a ridiculous pink hairstyle just appears). About half the cast is interesting, while the rest of the cast are just dull stereotypes with a one-sided personality. The lead character herself is decent, but has a nasty tendency to overact. For this series to work, it’s really going to have to put in effort to correctly pace its storyline, and not waste time on pointless beach, hot spring and pool episodes.
OP:
ED: What was the mindset the creators were in when they came up with these visuals?
Potential: 30%

Kaito Reinya

Short Synopsis: Our lead character is a phantom thief in the city with the most incompetent police.
There’s an art to making a good comedy: actually making it FUNNY. That’s something that Kaito Reinya completely fails at. It’s full of corny and overused jokes, the slapstick with the mouse is so bad that it becomes horrible, and the constant references to phantom thieves are uninspired at best. I guess that this series’ selling poing is that it’s fully animated in flash, but even that looks lazy: Hanoka, which was produced three years earlier, looked much better than this uninspired… thing.
OP: Obnoxious explanation of the premise of the show.
ED: Not really an ED, more like just a credit role.
Potential: 0%

19 Responses

  1. Anca says:

    That blond kid looks exactly like Hakuba Saguru, a detective who chases a kaitou in Detective Conan. The fat guy beside him looks like Inspector Megure from the same series. Lol, ripoff much.

    Still, I wanna watch it BECAUSE it rips off one of my favorite series. *searches for torrent*

  2. Chris says:

    ^ I think it’s more of a parody than ripoff actually.

  3. Pafiume says:

    I just found out the lead character is based off/voiced by a girl from an idol group I listen to. That’s pretty much the only reason I’d check it out.

  4. totoum says:

    I figured the breast feeding would have put Seikon no Qwaser at an automatic 0%.
    Looked up the VA you mentioned (Aki TOYOSAKI), I guess it’s normal you wouldn’t really like the person who was the lead character in k-on…

  5. harumia says:

    With Seikon no Qwaser… The uncensored version will be alot more clear, but oh well hahah.
    And by the way if the anime even barely goes along with the manga, there wont be ANY stereo typical episodes. The manga didnt have time for filler chapters. ;)
    The censored version is going to be very choppy though… since 70% of the plot includes boobs and… other things…

  6. theone says:

    i didnt even get to the breast feeding scene, I watched the op and the first three minutes and decided not to watch that crap…

  7. theone says:

    That is the kinda crap that makes me ashamed to like Anime…seriously, thats why people who never watched anime think its just nerds wacking off to cartoon tentacle sex… gaah

  8. specracer says:

    I’d forgotten Seikon no Qwaser was getting an anime. The manga was pretty good you just have ignore the large amount of boobage.

  9. Tan-Tan says:

    Yea ignore the spontaneous boobage, and it’s *quite* nice. I’m looking forward to THAT scene that made me ‘aww’. Now unless the anime screws it, then I’ll kick this show to the trash bin completely. Also, fangirl spot for the male lead.

  10. theone says:

    You know, with all the recommendations from you guys I maybe could be able to ignore the spontaneous boobage. . .but ... breast milk? fucking breast milk?It sounds worse than queens blade would be!

    I dunno...it just seems that tits and ass constitute a good show these days。。。I might as well be watching porn instead

    。。。Breast milk…

  11. nuts says:

    Agreed on the SnQ ED visuals. I would suspect that whoever was in charge of it was itching to exercise their middle finger in a creative way.

  12. Lala says:

    The Kaito thing looks remarkably similar to Kaito Saint Tail, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they are trying to parody that series. I guess I’ll have to go watch it to figure it out for sure. Moeblobs!!! :3

  13. tk007 says:

    Can’t…resist…the…moeblobs…

  14. Kalandra says:

    Wow breast milk. This gotta be the worse sounding premise I heard of.

  15. Chris says:

    Yeah sorry but breast milk is a huge turn off. And it sucks to hear Haramaru Yochien has a kodomo like romance, it’s unnecessary in a show like this, it still looks to be very cute though.

  16. PL says:

    like I wrote somewhere else the other day, the use of breastmilk in alchemy and magical/pagan sex rites has a long history, and there were traditions of heretical christians who believed christ got his divine powers through his mother’s breastmilk. That’s where this show is getting all this from, it isn’t just to be controversial or tittilating. Even if it is pretty weird, there is a historical basis for including it in the story, and all the stuff tying it to Mary, etc. Like I said somewhere else, this is another one of those ancient beliefs kind of like the whole “da vinci code” thing, except this time its magical powers from breastmilk instead of jesus being into orgy’s and goddess worship and the holy grail being a code word for vagina.

    That being said, I’m not trying to defend the show or convince anyone to watch it. I find it strange and a little off-putting too, and the story is going to have to step it up a bit in a couple of episodes in order for me to overlook it and keep watching. I just want people to realize they didn’t just pull this out of their ass to make another soft-core porn, and it isn’t really quite the same as the tentical rape stuff. Now, they very well may turn it into porn, and that is kind of how it looks from the first ep, but it doesnt have to be. Despite its controversy, The Da Vinci Code was an extremely successful book and film, and while I wouldn’t call it deep or anything, it was pretty good entertainment, despite being based on a similarly weird and fetishistic premise. And Japanese audiences seem to dig these exotic and esoteric aspects of Christian History, ie. Le Chevalier De Eon, etc. So, I don’t really have a point except that we shouldn’t automatically lump this into the same category as the anime for “nerds whacking off to cartoon tentacle sex”, even if that is where the creators ultimately take this. So, don’t watch it if it grosses you out, and personally, if it doesn’t get better I’ll probably just go watch some good old porn myself, heh.

  17. wutupz says:

    silly me, there’s stream ep 4 of this show with the [UNC], and oh I realize it means uncensored when I saw a girl?? licking another’s OO.

  18. GPrieto says:

    ‘Seikon no Qwaser’ is one of the worst series of the last season. Leaving aside the euphemisms thumbed (fanservice, ecchi, etc), this series can only be described as pornographic. That is the kinda crap that makes me ashamed to like Anime.

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  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Mar 28. 2015 02:19 AM)
    @Aidan: true, but I don’t think the level is anywhere close to a true shounen. And once the basic rules are established it’s strategising and straight out fighting.
    I’d be more inclined to call it seinen with shounen elements than actually shounen.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 09:59 PM)
    Good all action finale to cap off Garo there, went out with a bang, though thing is I have no idea where their going to go with this when the movie, second season comes along, this seems like a pretty good point to finish.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:35 PM)
    I think that just about all the manga serialized in ultra jump feel less seinen than those serialized in other seinen magazines.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:19 PM)
    There’s plenty of in battle explaining. I don’t think there’s been a battle without in battle explaining. You got the first time villain that ends up a good guy. You got powerups and levels of quinques. There’s a ton of shounen elements.
    Just because something has gore does not make it seinien. Deadman wonderland is Shounen and it has just as much gore and torture.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 02:52 PM)
    @Emma: ah, yes.
    @Aidan: How so? A variety of weapons and abilities does not turn something into a shounen battle manga.
    I’d need a lot more random in-battle explaining secret powers to your opponent, and a lot more mercy to not consider it seinen.
    Also, torture, balls and limbs being chopped off as a sick joke, slicing people in half without warning, breaking half their bones…
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:44 PM)
    I felt that the story became too shounen battle manga When at first it was portrayed as seinien. Especially with the quineqes and such.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:06 PM)
    @Raggers: His past with the old lady ghoul where he was castrated =<
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.

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