Posted by psgels on 22 February 2010 with categories: Hanamaru Youchien



Um… why is this series trying to become a drama?

This was an all-around ‘meh’ episode. It completely dropped the roleplay and stuffed in a ton of cliches that anime creators normally use when they’re out of ideas. The ideas of bringing Tsuchida to his hometown was nice, but we already saw Yamamoto in her bikini last episode. We already saw Tsuchida’s tsundere sister in the last episode.

The summer festival. It’s a staple of generic harems. A ton of girls who comment on how the lead character is nice. Again, a ton of harem series done that before. Fireworks? Been there, done that. And seriously, what was up with that shallow drama between Tsuchida and his sister. I’ve asked this many times before: why is anime so obsessed over brother complexes? It’s less common to have a younger sister who isn’t in love with you!

The adults in this series stood out to me because they were so down to earth. Well… not any more.
Rating: – (Disappointing)

6 Responses

  1. Frost says:

    Yamamoto killed the anime for me 2 episodes ago… And it started out so great, its a shame, dropped

  2. kyon says:

    this only my opinion but i also dropped this anime since episode 5 , it was enjoyable in the first episodes but i don’t see more potential for this also the history look a lot childish , of this winter season i finally watched 6 new animes , sora no oto , durarara , dance in the vampire bund , nodame cantabile finale , ookami kakushi and katanagatari

  3. donnie brasco says:

    is response to your brother complex question, look for the answer to why they do that ridiclous tentacle rape, loli, incest, wincest, hentai, etc and the answer will always be the same……….catering to depraved otakus who don’t know any better?

    from the childhood friend who wakes you up each morning and is annoyed that some other girl just dropped out the sky and taken my happy place

  4. vee says:

    Yamamoto is still ok… it’s the sister who’s the weakest link in this anime to me. Strangely enough, most of the real younger sisters I know never had brother complexes to those extents. Animanga creators live in a strange world, or maybe I do.

    I wish they would focus more on the interactions with the kids (minus the love triangle, which is cute but I don’t think preschoolers are occupied with love most of the time!) and the weird/cute/darn things they say.

  5. Janette says:

    I suppose Japanese apply Freud to everyday family dynamics…

    The need to turn their focus back on the kids. This anime is taking a downhill turn…

  6. tazman0208 says:

    was that a snoopy reference in the end? with Anzu playing the small piano kinda reminded me of a character in snoopy :)

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  • SuperMario
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 08:50 AM)
    Hey Bam, I remember attended a preview on one of an upcoming Iranian animated feature called The Last Fiction. it was inspired by the poem “Shahnameh” and from what I had seen so far, a very stylish, confident and “bloody” work. Expected to be complete in the end of 2017 thou.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:37 AM)
    Comic books were super rare and expensive in Iran, being banned and all. Rich kids in elementary would bring them to school to show them off, along with their Ninja Turtles action figures; they looked so cool and I was hella jealous. Me and my brother only had the bootleg Toxic Crusader figures lol
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:34 AM)
    @K-off: I didn’t read the comics either. I watched that weird 60s show, and Spiderman and the Amazing Friends, which had Firestar and the ice guy. I know his personality was quippy and kind of a wise-ass, and McGuire looks kinda like a rape victim of sorts. It was a lot better in costume, I admit.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:29 AM)
    I mean if we use the term fanboy for whenever someone feels strongly about something, then what’ll we have left for people who LARP and insist to be called by their WoW character names and dress up in gear and persistently speak in fake ‘Ol English?
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:24 AM)
    @Bam I don’t know, McGuire pulls off that awkward act a lot better in my opinion. I also don’t mind how close an adaptation is to the comics, I don’t read them anyways.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:15 AM)
    I always thought that Toby McGuire and Elijah Wood are pretty interchangeable. Imagine either of them in the other one’s role and it’ll damn near be the same exact movie.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:12 AM)
    @K-off: hard to argue tho, certainly one of the best. Toby McGuire was way too limp as Spider Man tho. He just never has any energy.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 06:09 AM)
    man can we cut this fanboy nonsense please? what happened to simply liking and loving things?
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 05:42 AM)
    My favorite superhero movie to this day: Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 2. In fact call me a fanboy because I’ll defend it to the death.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 04:27 AM)
    Wait, what happened to that kid that was getting cute with me? Did I scare another one away?

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