8 out of 10 stars.
This review is based on episodes 24 out of 24.
When I was recommended this anime by so many people, I thought it was going to be completely unrealistic. But I was wrong…
The unrealistic bit of this all. How is it that the woman only allows “beautiful” boys to live in that giant mansion? Although I know this is just a an excuse to get the setting where it is right now, it’s still weird that all of them are handsome. It’d be much better if there was a plain person among them. It just makes the aunty look a little self-obsessed and pompous, getting only the attractive people into her house.
Throughout the whole anime, I couldn’t help wondering, “What would Sunako’s parents have to say about this?” Sure, both of them were brought up in a particular episode of this anime, but there wasn’t much history. Sunako’s father was outraged that her daughter might be in a tromantic relationship, and his wife had to carry him out of the house. But that doesn’t really prove much at all. I can’t help wondering how the parents could possibly think of allowing something so changing for their own daughter. Maybe they don’t know about the aunt’s “secret mission”?
Nosebleeds. Is that what everybody does when they experience dazzling people? It’s actually quite possible that only Sunako has these experiences, but what about all the other girls who had their infamous moment full of blood? And the way the blood squirted out was both unrealistic and unnecessary, but I guess it kind of made Sunako look a little creepy than she already does.
At the end of the anime, we finished off at some unknown location. I couldn’t help wishing that the anime finished right back into the house, where everybody is getting along with each other. I’d rather be with familiar surroundings than anything else.
So dazzling that his parents are willing to disclaim Kyou? That’s utterly unrealistic. I mean, it’s possible that a guy has a lot of girls after him, but these days, females have something called shame. We won’t chase a guy all the way into their house –at least I wouldn’t. And anyway, if he truly was so attractive and that he hates it, why doesn’t he just dye his hair and completely change his appearance? Wouldn’t that be much of a better way to make him blend into the crowd?
Sunako is possibly the cutest female character I have ever come across. And yes, I have bad tastes in cuteness. She’s so adorable! She has brains locked up in jars, a human anatomy mask and mannequins which she talks to about her problems. But it’s her tragic past which really grips at my heart, because although not many people would realise, one boy to call you ugly could scar you for life. Especially if it’s one, in this case, which Sunako liked for so many years. No wonder all the other boys thought she was creepy! It was especially amusing seeing the boys run away, yelling, “Scary!” But for some reason, she never freaked me out. Not once. Huh. Guess I truly do have poor judgement…
How there were complete opposites in the romance of this anime. As in, we have Sunako and Kyou (can’t spell his full last name) who’re completely the opposite of each other. Sunako’s been called ugly; Kyou been called dazzling. Sunako needed only one person to believe it for the rest of her life; Kyou had a million people call him that before he realised. The fact that there wasn’t really much romance means that I can celebrate the joys of this anime. And no. They completely didn’t overdo it, and I think it was the perfect amount.
Each of the boys have their own history towards why they’re living together. It was actually really fascinating to see how they all ended up together. The other major girl characters –who’re really pretty– also amused me. Because although they’re so beautiful, they’re also really nice and kind to Sanako and the gang, and also, they have their own self-issues also.
I think it’s really awesome how Sunako never looks into the mirror. It’s truly and awesomely awesome. Because when I was in sixth grade, I used to be scared of the mirror. Not that I thought I was ugly or anything, but rather, I was afraid of my own reflection for some reason. It’s like I could see somebody else who would haunt me so badly.
This was a great watch. It was hilarious, and possibly one of the only animes which made me laugh aloud. I recommend it to anybody who just wants a lovable female character who suffers from low-esteem –at the extreme level– and has amazing friends who help her back on her two feet.