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EdtheRadical

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Masamune-kun's Revenge

Jan 11, 2017

Masamune-kun's Revenge 

Story.

Masamune once a fat rich kid who loved his food but was the target of bullies loses weight to become the popular guy. After losing weight he takes a new identity so that he can get revenge on his former bully, the most popular girl in school, Aki - a girl he used to love. 

The set up is not be unique and its not hard to predict what the likely ending will be. The story lends it self to bits of drama and comedy. The there a few twists which add to the story and the exploration of this idea of what body image really mean. 

The story is based on mange and it does not reach a proper conclusion by the end of the season. At this stage its not clear whether there will be a second season.

Animation

The backgrounds and character design are nice. Nothing spectacular but solid

Characters

Our protagonist, Masamune who was once the victim of bullying for being fat loses weights and essentially takes on a new identity. He has a reasonable backstory but also faces the ongoing challenge of whether changing his appearance is enough. At times it feels he lacks depth

 The villian/heroine so to speak falls in the opposite category to Masamune and has always enjoyed being popular. She bullies all guys who ask her out and the story doesn't completely explain why this is. I feel you do see her character evolve through the story but overal she is a typical tsundere.

A couple of the side characters also have interesting back stories and are developed reasonably well through the series so far. The side characters are also generally likeable

Overall

This is a rom com is not particularly unique. If you are looking for some light hearted entertainment then this might be what your looking for. I was definitely entertained enough to look forward to a second season if there ever is one. 

7/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.5/10 overall

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