As a fujoshi I shrieked in happiness when I heard there would be a new boys love anime coming out this year. A shounen ai though but still, it was boys love. It doesn’t happen too often, boys love is such a neglected genre, even though we had Super Lovers last year (which was like butter on my mashed potatoes. Yes, I adore Miyuki Abe but that’s for another post.) Anyway, my hopes were high for this anime but… I was disappointed. I am not sure what I expected. Maybe I am spoiled by having watched so much boys love by now I expected something more exciting. As Super Lovers where you have the forbidden element of (adoptive) siblings. Or Love Stage with the non con (and by all means rape) element and the trap. Not to mention the real yaoi as Sensitive Pornograph. Also, I have read more manga in the genre than I can count. What I haven’t read is the manga that Hitorijime My Hero is based on.
Anyway, I gave the anime two episodes and then I dropped it. Not for good but I thought that maybe it was a show that was better to binge watch. I am a binge watcher rather than a weekly watcher. So, I dropped it and took it up a few weeks later. It didn’t get better though. So, once again I dropped it. This time I managed to get to episode 10. In the middle of a cliffhanger nontheless. That’s just how uninteresting I though it was.
I have rewatched it again for the last two days and maybe my opinions have changed a bit. I have also read the manga, I did back then when I dropped it the second time, and it is more interesting than the anime even though it follows the anime (or vice versa) pretty faithfully. I probably won’t watch it again, but I am glad I managed to make it to the end. (It sounds like I think it is horrible. It is not, it has it’s good points and there is some comical moments in it. So it wasn’t a complete waste of time. It just wasn’t good enough or funny enough.) I will however continue to read the manga because the story amuses me. I can’t say why the anime doesn’t do to me what the manga does but I guess that’s how life is sometimes.
I had high hopes, but sometimes those hopes shatters. I just have to deal with it.
Moving on to another thing…
Happy New Year peeps!