Takato Saijyo has reigned as the idol industry's "Most Huggable" for five years, that is, until freshman actor Junta Azumaya. Takato was always considered brusque while Azumaya's smile is winning over admirers by comparison. The whole fiasco drives Takuto to over indulge in alcohol and his actions catch the attention of the last person he wants to see. To his surprise, Azumaya uses this new info to blackmail Takuto for physical affection.
This anime has awful representation of gay people as It just plays into that stereotype that rape and sexual harassment is normal and okay. I see lots of yaoi or bl that plays into this and it is disgusting to me. It makes it seem like if you harass someone enough they will start to like you. The art style or animation itself is not bad at all in my opinion but I would not recommend this anime to anyone.
I dropped this during the first episode, when I realized that the innocently forced kiss is an actual rape scene in the manga.
The primary reason I liked this show as much as I did is that I found Takato to be a surpringly compelling character. Over the show, his character development is around his own ego losing that top spot in magazines and accepting the affection from someone younger and (according to a ranking in a magazine) hotter than him. At the same time, he is still a great mentor and professional and I just really appreciated him within the rest of the show. If it weren't for Takato, this would just be an anime with really nice art (Azumaya is a BABE but he gets annoying as hell sometimes), decent voice acting and some (censored) lewd scenes. The story is really easy to follow and the romance really typical BL where one person is pushing the other's boundaries into acceptance, often too far for the sake of plot. It's kind of comforting in that regard, and I did end up buying into the relationship. The relationship in the anime is greatly improved from the manga which included an intense nonconsensual scene from the start that felt like a stretch even for the most jaded of yaoi readers imo. I appreciated the change in the anime. Overall, it's not lifechanging or anything, but it is pretty and comforting and enjoyable, most of the time. Especially Takato (the "Chunta" scene was precious and relatable).
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