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Sukisho

Feb 11, 2010

I'm definately not a yaoi fan, but I have a goal of finding an anime with gay charaters that just happen to be a part of the plot and not focused on as in shonen-ai and yaoi animes. They have it with straight, but not with gay. Which pisses me off for some reason.

This anime was without a doubt for the yaoi fans. It begins with some bishonen guy sitting on top of some other guy and asking for him to 'call out Yoru'. And doing other typical things that would only appear in a yaoi. So my first impression was not very good. I wanted to know if it would change, because from my past experience with anime and manga, the first few episodes, chapters, or even volumes tend to be written as 'let's introduce the story and the characters, but really throw in a lot of free service cookies for the fanboy/girls.'

As I went on, there was a tiny bit of plot crammed in between the guys that looked like girls and the yaoi fanservice. I tried to ignore most of that. By the sixth episode, I decided that Sukisho probably wasn't worth watching, but since there were only thirteen episodes and I knew from reading a decription that there was at least a little bit of plot, I was stuck watching the rest of it just out of curiosity and the desire to waste time.

The plot began on about the ninth episode. Out of thirteen. The guys kissed and then had sex, which didn't last very long, but the episode is really better if you skip that part. Unless you're a yaoi fangirl. But whatever floats your boat. I was thinking, 'maybe they'll just kiss, maybe...' but they didn't. I haven't watched any shonen-ai in a while, so I had forgotten the nature of that type of anime.

So after that, there was lots of plot about a scientist and split personalities. Sukisho kind of cleaned itself up after all. And the two guys didn't even kiss in the end, which was a bonus because it got away from at least one cliche. So it was a decent anime. I guess. If you're looking for something to watch that involves a serious relationship that's realistic at all, then don't watch this. If you're a yaoi fangirl trying to waste some more time, or you just want to see some guy on guy, watch it. If you love anime cliches, watch it.

Oh, and if you don't like bad voice acting, then don't watch it. I swear, I was about to punch someone every time the pink-haired guy's split personality came out. And the voice acting on the other characters was only slightly better.

The plot in the end was decent, if only that. It was really predictable, but that's to be expected in almost every anime that I've watched. And I won't even try the OVA because I know, at least, that those are typically worse than the anime when they're shonen-ai. I've also heard from a friend that it's just all innuendo, which isn't worth watching.

6/10 story
5/10 animation
3/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

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al3xa103 says...

I didn't think the voice acting was as bad as you said it was lolz . Did you find anything the least bit funny or heartwarming it at all? I thought it was a really sweet but weird yaoi .

Aug 18, 2011