May 7 2012 08:49 PM
I watched the entire series today with a friend, he enjoyed it and rated highly, which I would too.
Shouko, the careet woman...somewhat of a slut or just uses her assets to get things she wants and I was kinda happy she got slapped by Shuu but it was an unexpected twist when Shouko actually fell for the 30 year-old virgin. I really really wanted Tsukimi and Shuu to become a couple, I didn't really care for the crossdresser tbh. The sudden development kinda shocked me because I was rooting for the other couple combo and Shouko came off as a hated character, I mean I did feel angry towards her when she was blackmailing him but then all of a sudden when she went into "I have a real crush for Shuu" mode, I was a little taken aback and somehow felt for her and I wanted her to win in her love but I guess the bomb of her not having sex with him and the whole blackmailing will be a huge dealbreaker for Shuu in the future...I reckon. Man, this anime has got me really interested in the manga that I actually just downloaded the 1st volume from MT.
Hanamori the driver is hilarious about how he drops the ball with certain things or how he goes back on his word almost instantly whenever his Benz cars are being threatened or is told that he would get a new one, and his drawings are funny as hell as well, reminds me of Rukia's horrible drawings in Bleach but then again he can draw really well if it's something he's interested in like a Mercedes Benz S-Class, I can understand Hanamori's love for the S-Class Benz because my father has a S500 and it's a beautiful car in every way and I absolutely love the front passenger butt-heater (there's a button when you can turn on a heater for your butt to keep you warm, which is useful during Autumn and Winter, where it gets really cold in London.
Excellent series with loads of references and I absolutely loved the Romance of the Three Kingdom references because I understood all of them because I had recently played over 100 hours of Dynasty Warriors 7 (to get all of the achievements), which is based on the novels and includes certain characters from the sequel. These references made me enjoy the series on to a whole new level.
My rating for this series is a 9/10
, I would give it a perfect but I wish there was more development and I'm secretly hoping for a 2nd season, which I'm not sure will happen. The anime used only 28 chapters and the manga is currently up to chapter 46, so a 2nd season could happen but this is done by Brain Base, so I'm not completely sure.
I shall be watching the specials now...I'll edit this post to share my views on them.EDIT #1: -Kuragehime Heroes☆ Specials
There's 4 episodes, each one is 5 minutes long and the last episode which features Shuu and Hanamori-san is the BEST of the 4, in fact its one of the best 5 minutes of the entire Kuragehime series, it was brilliant, that episode alone scores a 10/10
from me, it was brilliant when Hanamori told Shuu his job-related problem......bloody hilarious. Kuragehime: Soreike! Amars Tankentai Specials
There are 6 episodes with each being about 30 seconds long, they were decent but not as good as the Heroes Specials imo.