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Anime Review: Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (Binan Kōkō Chikyū Bōei-bu Love!)

Since the name of this show is long, I have dubbed it Mahou Shounen, or Magical Boys.

When I first saw the artwork, before a description was up, I thought it was going to be another weird reverse harem or otome anime with really effeminate guys. Then I found out that this show was about magical boys, I had to watch it. I was expecting it to be really funny, or really gay, or some combination of both. In the end, this anime turned out to be far better than anything I expected. It got better and better as the weeks went by.

The plot is very contrived, a bunch of bros are forced by a talking pink alien wombat to become magical boys, or “Battle Lovers” and fight the forces of evil, with the power of love. Later we get to meet the bad guys, who have a green talking alien hedgehog helping them out. But the plot isn’t even that important, you don’t watch Mahou Shounen the plot, you watch it because it is the best parody of the magical girl genre ever.

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You know how you may have wondered, and still probably wonder how no one knew Usagi/Serena was Sailor Moon when all she does is change her damn outfit? Well, Mahou Shounen explains that. The wombat’s alien technology disguises their faces and their voices to everyone but themselves, as seen above. There are plenty of other instances of things like this happening.

Also, contrary to what I was expecting, Mahou Shounen wasn’t that gay while being totally gay at the same time. Think of it as being about a bunch of bromances, you know, those relationships guys have that are gay and not gay at the same time. Following this theme, there was not a single female character in the show ever. Not even in the background. Every character in this show, background or otherwise, was a guy. Anyway, not it’s time for…

Why You Shouldn’t Like This

  • When you finish this show it will leave a void in you that can never be filled
  • I missed my chance to preorder keychains of the characters on amiami, there also don’t seem to be figures out yet.
  • This show is one of those rare gems seldom found in anime land. It is the kind of show that raises your standards,  but once that happens it’s easier for you to see what shit everything else is *sigh*

That’s about it. I really don’t have anything bad to say about Magical Boys… it is one of those rare unique shows you can’t help but love and appreciate. I really hope we get a few more seasons, or a movie, even though the ending did conclude everything. It even filled a plot hole they could have simply ignored. It is truly a rare gem, possibly one that is too good and pure for this world.

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Winter 2015 Anime Initial Impressions

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei Bu Love!)

maxresdefault-620x315So this is that new magical boy series everyone is (slowly) starting to go nuts about. I initially thought it was going to be pretty gay, but based on the first episode it really only looks and sounds gay. They have flamboyant outfits, they have “love making” powers and “love stick”s, but going only on the first episode, no one actually acts gay. I haven’t seen a female character yet, but I haven’t seen homolust either. I’m not crazy about this series, but I don’t hate it. I’m not sure what to think but I love that it’s a little bit unique.

Kamisama Kiss Season 2 (Kamisama Hajimemashita 2)  – This is picking up where the last season left off, I don’t like the new OP as much as the old one but I have no plans to drop this season. There’s nothing else I really have to say since I don’t expect it to differ too much from the first season.

Yuri Kuma Arashi – I’ve already dropped this after the first episode, but I’ll give you all a summary. I thought this was going to be hilarious, it was supposed to be about some post apocalyptic world where a bunch of girls are fighting bears. And it is about that, but the show takes itself too seriously, and there’s too much weird fanservice. I’m not really a fan of yuri (outside of those heavy Madoka/Homura implications).. and the bears are lesbians too. It was just too confusing and weird for me without being funny. So it’s been officially DROPPED

Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) – This looks like it might be good, but it looks more like it’ll be not that unique in the end. A octopus monster is going to destroy the earth if a class of junior high school students can’t assassinate him within the school year. I really like the teacher, but everything else is kinda meh so far. I’ll know in a couple of episodes if I’m going to drop it or not.

Gourmet Girl Graffiti (Koufuku Graffiti) Based on summaries, I thought this might be a cute food porn anime, but it seems to be about an 8th grade girl who’s worried she won’t make a good wife and will be foreveralone because she can’t cook well, until her little  cousin shows up and tells her she is a good cook. And MC has food orgasms that are kinda sexualized in a weird way. But the food on the show does look really good, it’s really all the show has to offer, so I’ll try a few more episodes.

And that’s all of the new series I’ve picked up. Personally I think Magical Boys is going to be the best show of the season, since a lot of everything else airing this season looks pretty bad.

Also I’m still watching Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie and Sailor Moon Crystal continue from last season.

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