April 25, 2004

Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai Episode 2

Kono Minikuku Mo Utsukushii Sekai

"You Are the First"

Gainax is definitely trying to not completely fall into genre cliches with Konomini. I appreciate the effort, and can understand if they incorporate a few, though (hey, nobody's perfect). Sadly, they seem to have chosen to include the bumbling main male character, who has absolutely no idea how to treat the perfect girl that has dropped into his lap. That means a lot of annoying emotional awkwardness where he doesn't do what everyone knows he should, in regards to Hikari.

Oh, um, and there's also excessive fanservice, submissive main female character, another female friend who doesn't want to admit she has feelings for the main character (but gets mad at the progression of the main character and the main female character's relationship), the two dorky friends, and the bumbling parents that doesn't really seem to care about their child's promiscuity.

Oh oh oh! And wait for it...

Wait for it...

Hints of incest!!!!

By the way, if you're a fan of this genre, and you feel really comfortable watching this show, it might be because the seiyuu for Hikari is also the seiyuu for Aoi from Ai Yori Aoshi. (Maybe this is turning into a genre cliche, like having the same seiyuu for Belldandy in Ah! My Goddess and Mizuho in Onegai Teacher).

So, anyways, if you want to see characters act in really unbelievable and unconvincing ways (especially Takeru, whom the audience is supposed to connect with or something), this is a pretty good show for it.

Rating: C+

Posted by Kei at April 25, 2004 11:28 PM
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