MM! #01 — First Love

October 1st, 2010


Because everything today seems to end with penises.


Ah, Xebec. Another trashy fanservice filled LN adaptation. You’ve really carved yourself out a little niche here. Admittedly, this is the least trashy of all of them, and most of the sleeze is ‘Tarou huffing and wheezing as he enjoys having his crotch ground into the pavement. Nothing even approaching the levels of Ladies vs Butlers or Kanokon here. Heck, I’m trying to remember if there was even a panty shot. I remember Mio’s thigh at the start, but that may be it. That’s probably a step in the upwardly mobile direction. It’s still a lot of the same though. Clumsy boy trips his way into women’s breasts and various other things, gets smacked for it. Queue in man-hater, maids, other cliches, simmer for thirteen weeks, serve over warm rice with a side of cabernet. This just a lot more smacking, the lead making rather frightening faces when it happens, and a lot more men in drag in place of women.

Production’s generally solid, making Iron Man somehow the worst looking and worst made show of the day. Ponder that at your own risk. The audio though… ouch. Some segments are simply ear-violatingly bad. Even at its best, you’ve still got a lot of VAs very obviously half-assing it (or perhaps just have no idea how to play these roles) to some really godawful music. Obnoxious doesn’t even begin to cover some of it. I appreciate ultra violence as much as the next guy, so the opening segments were fun, but once that trailed off and ‘Tarou was off to confess to his ‘lady’ love, the episode got noticeably more tedious. Mio was about the only character I felt anything more positive than apathy for and Giant-Breasted-Man-Hater should just be airdropped onto the moon which will then be ground up and fed to Galactus.

If you’re not a huge fan of this kind of braindead series of romantic comedy cliches, avoid it. Flee now and don’t stop running. Nobody will think any less of you. This is probably too much for the dabblers as well. I’ll probably end up following it for the sole reason that it airs on its own in a timeslot shared by nothing else a day before there is almost certainly nothing I want to touch with a ten foot rake. Kind of like Koihime, and we all know how that turned out. Radioactive vaginas everywhere. I’m not sure what my point was anymore.



Fixing the Inami wanna-be man hater.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • parappa-iranai says:

    “If you’re not a huge fan of this kind of braindead series of romantic comedy cliches, avoid it. Flee now and don’t stop running. Nobody will think any less of you.”

    lulz, funny guy =)

  • Rubypoyo says:

    ….my kind of series :)

  • Lero says:

    I saw Saya from HSOD and Reborns Allmark from Gundam00 in that OP.

  • Mesousa says:

    The one Xebec series that I wouldn’t mind having fanservice, doesn’t have fanservice?

    Hey, there’s gotta be a shameless show in my schedule, for the lolz.

  • sora says:

    so let’s compare shall we??? to

    so now we are turning our attention to masochists now??? must wait for the sub to truly give an answer

  • Z says:

    Little blonde bitch

  • Aex says:

    Damn, that was funny! Was expecting another Kanokon clone, got something kinda awesome! Looking forward to more!

    I love how even Wikipedia mentions that each character has at least one mental problem XD

  • The Phantom says:

    Is like a mix of toradora, hayate and to love ru, it was surprisingly good, I’m already waiting for episode 2.