This show is the summation of every Otaku’s daydreaming: the main character Jun’ichi has
- a badass legend of landing his entire class to the hospital in a single month,
- cool parents who are secret agents capable of running down showers of machine guns bullets and kungfu’ing with their bare hands.
- a hot sister who dresses up like his personal maid and acts more like his waifu,
- a pink XBox that speaks volume on his manliness,
- a homeroom teacher who probably moonlights as a drag queen in the local cabaret,
- two hot, and rich! girls dueling over him, (OK, I don’t know if Karen really likes him yet, but this is a harem show, no?)
- the courage (or stupidity) to kiss a girl in front of all his classmates,
- an arranged marriage to the hottest girl in the show, and
- aliens who seemingly go out of their ways to make his life interesting.
So, if you’re an Otaku who has a problem of keeping a cool image in school, suffering a inferiority complex of your heritage, inability to even get girls to tell you the time of the day, and, you know, everything is that opposite of the list above, then you’ll find this show the perfect escape. I know I will. *sob*
Despite the outrageous premise, the show feels refreshingly genuine. Jun’ichi’s coolness really comes off from his slowness in knowing when to ask a girl her name, and his boldness of kissing one from his skew judgement and gullible personality. Even Yuuhi’s, the female lead, outlandish “love confession” so early in the series comes really from her inexperience in dealing with sudden feelings of fate instead of any actual rabu rabu feeling at first sight. Watching Kiryuu inciting the horde of classmates into picking apart each and every sentence Yuuhi says and twisting them into orgasmic headlines is like watching exhibit A on school girls’ psychology (or blogging techniques 😛 ). Jun’ichi’s inner, macho monolog that led him to kiss Yuuhi is probably how most Otaku remember (or imagine) their first kiss too.
While putting an unwilling couple together by some contrite mean is not new to anime, seeing an old, traditional concept of an arranged marriage in a modern day setting can be interesting. Hopefully, it’s not just a gimmick.
P.S. Wish some aliens would arranged me a marriage. *cries in a corner*