There’s only one reason why I decided to give this anime a go – its premise
I’ve come across this show from a review written by TwoHappyCats . Reading the gist of it sounds compelling enough so I thought, why not?
It’s basically about a straight guy who likes BL. That’s it.
Simple. Unique. Interesting.
We’re so used to the wide female fanbase supporting BL so this idea seemed like a good deviation from the typical. And it was.
At least for the first 2 short episodes. But while the premise was enough to kick-start the show in good light, it failed miserably in its storytelling aspect.
And it’s because of these two crucial things.
Lack of plot
The story doesn’t have any direction. I’m not going to spoil any specifics, but if you’re looking for some sense and meaning in your viewing experience, this show isn’t for you.
There wasn’t any clear focus despite the random struggle the main guy encounters. To be fair, his struggles were real and I can actually see it happening in real life. But the lack of story direction ultimately makes it pointless.
Absence of character development
If we love the characters, we most certainly love the story too. We root for characters whom we can sympathize. They struggle, they fight, they fail then hopefully at the end, succeed.
Our main guy in this story meets friends. But for some reason, we don’t see any significant development that could make him a strong and memorable character. Yes, he likes BL. Cool. Now, what?
Nothing much really.
I’m partial to recommending Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu. It’s not for everyone. But while I DID NOT get hooked by its storytelling, I did enjoy watching the individual episodes.
It’s not something memorable and I don’t think that’s the point for creating this series too. It’s more like something you can watch when looking for short, random, comedy with a light theme. A random stress reliever.
Hardcore Fujoshis will likely be interested.
To anyone who has watched the show, how was it?