First Impression #2: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru and Ketsuekigata-kun!

It’s been a while but me haz returned! Sorry for not posting anything the past weeks, I didn’t really feel like it and had some things to take care of. Anyways, let’s get down to business.

Over the past few weeks many animes have started and I picked up eight of them. Tbh, I did not expect this to happen because I did not think really highly of this season at first. Well, I’ve been proven wrong. On todays First Impression we have: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru and Ketsuekigata-kun!

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (The titles are getting longer and longer, don’t they?) or “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU” seems like your typical high school romantic comedy involving three main protagonists. We have our antisocial high school student who has no friends, Hachiman Hikigaya, our hyperactive girl who tries to fit in and one more Yui to add to our collection (srsly, they are so many) Yui Yuigahama – Double Yui – and the slient yet very beautiful heroin Yukino Yukinoshita. Yui and Yukino must have so creative parents! Anyways, this is our set up. Typical, like I said.

Yui, Yukino and Hikigaya

If it’s so typical why should one watch it? Well, it has Hikigaya. He might fall into the usual “loner without friends, bored with life, can’t talk to girls” archetype but he’s totally fine with it. He doesn’t want friends, is fine with himself and wants all the others to kill themselves. This is why he ends up in a club that only has one member and, surprise surprise, this member is the most beautiful girl in the whole school, Yukino Yukinoshita. But what is that club? Simple, it’s the glorious volunteers club. “What?”, you may ask. “There are those who, out of the goodness of their hearts, provide for those who are in need. Society calls them volunteers. We extend a helping hand to those in need. That is why the club exists.” That!

Exactly!

Hikigaya ends up to be Yukinos newest ‘client’ even though he has no problems what so ever when it comes to him. Naturally they both don’t like each other right away because she’s beautiful and she knows it while he hates everybody especially the popular kids. Soon he finds out that Yukino isn’t all so popular because people have to tendencies to dislike those that are better than them, resulting in Yukino being bullied very often and her avoiding people as well. Similarities found! Time to give them both their real first ‘client’ thus introducing Yui Yuigahama. She has a problem, Hikigaya and Yukino help her out and she has so much fun with both of them that she decides to join the club afterwards. This is the beginning of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru and their story of how they help people. In the following episodes they do that in their own ways, they are confronted with the popular kids and have to work on their teamwork. All in all I enjoyed all three episodes so far and would recommend to watch it if you like simple high school settings, Yuis or romances because it doesn’t go the usual romance comedy route and sticks more to the actual plot of helping others so far. Don’t know how that will change in future episodes but we’ll get there.

The anime is produced by Brains Base who also did animes like Baccano! and Durarara!!, and is directed by Yi Yoshimura who directed several episodes of Gintama, Kuroshitsuji and Ore no Imou(moar long titles…).

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The second anime of today is called Ketsuekigata-kun! which translates to “Blood type-kun” and that is what the show is about: blood types. Literally. The blood types are the main characters. And I don’t mean this show has four characters, each one with a different blood type, no! The blood types themselves are the main characters.

Ketsuekigata-kun!

All the episodes are about two minutes long and show how the individual blood types react in a very comical and funny way. The episodes start with questions like “Which blood type might say something that shows their lack understanding the situation”. Then we see the different views of the blood types to said situation. We have blood type A who is serious and kind but indecisive, B who’s liberal and unique but thick headed. Blood type O who is hard-working and a romanticist but gets angry easily and AB who has the positive sides of A and B but plays hard to get. I like this anime for its simplicity and hey, each episode is two well invested minutes. You even learn something. Ketsuekigata-kun! is produced by Earth Star Entertainment.

AB reigns supreme?

And that’s it for today. Next time I’ll probably write about Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S and Suisei no Gargantia. Both are pretty enjoyable shows that deserve to be written about. So long… sayonara!