Meganebu! - Reviews

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BlueSummerSkies's avatar
Aug 30, 2017

Despite some aspects which, in my opinion, might turn some viewers off from this anime, I still really loved it, and I’ll explain why below.

FIRST, THE CONS (keep in mind that despite all this, I still loved the show!)

You would think that a show centered around the subject of glasses would leave the writers running out of content pretty quickly— and it kind of does. Some of the episodes really feel like the writers had nothing left to write about and are really straining for material. Some of the plotlines go past the point of zany and wacky randomss and into what feels like almost painful reaching for content. It starts to get really old that one of the characters’ entire personality is “he likes cream puffs.”

What’s more, sometimes it felt like the animation was a little lazy— at a few points, instead of using animation they just sprang static images at you with voices in the background. What really took away from immersion for me is that background characters were often depicted using standard stick-figure bodies for most of the episodes.

NOW, THE PROS:

The colors are gorgeous; the art is very stylish, the entire anime is visually beautiful. The music is fantastic, I loved the opening sequence. What’s more, it felt to me throughout the series that there were lovely little bits of female-oriented fan service, including implied BL— and considering the creator had written actual BL before on multiple occasions, this is clearly no accident. As a big fan of yaoi/shonen-ai/BL, I really enjoyed those little bits.

But here’s my favorite part: personally I’m a Harry Potter fan, and the main character in this anime was exactly James Potter to me, like down to a T. I’m sure this is just in my head and that it probably wasn’t intended, but toward the end of the series there’s an episode where two of the characters were dressed up like Slytherins from Harry Potter, and one of them was clearly Snape-like. So I can’t help wondering if maybe it wasn’t all 100% in my head? Like, if the writer was into HP enough to include a little nod to it in one of the eps, then maybe she was aware of the similarity of her main charater to one of the characters there? Haha, or maybe I'm just hopeful XD Either way, the main character (Akira) is so adorable regardless of how you look at it, that I loved the series just because of him.

All in all, if you like animes about boys and a bit of implied BL, you may want to give this a go.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
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CaptainSlow's avatar
Mar 29, 2014

What I Liked: High-quality animation has colour out the wazoo and is stylish to boot. Ridiculous presence with over-the-top characters and situations. The Opening Theme. The Ending Theme. Actually, the whole soundtrack is a great lively mix of energetic music with a youthful feel. The real reason why Akira wanted to make the X-ray Glasses was touching. I got what I expected in the end: a daft series about a daft bunch of boys doing daft things.

What I Didn't: The bullying of Hayato by Mitsuki can seem way too harsh and uncalled for at times, especially when it's treated as a running gag. Sort-of mood whiplash towards the end with the School Festival episodes.

Final Verdict: What this series lacks in substance, it makes up for with the youthful energy that explodes from each frame. With its flashy and exuberant animation, wonderfully ridiculous soundtrack and charming (albeit one-dimensional) characters, Meganebu! is a load of nonsensical fun from start to finish. On my Favourite Anime of All Time list.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
9/10 overall
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LailanD's avatar
Jan 16, 2021

I loved and love this anime a lot a lot more than any other comedy anime!!! I love glasses too, and I wear them also ^^

This anime, tbh, made me really love glasses and bloomed my love for glasses. So, for all glasses wearers, LOVE MEGANE!!!! XDDD and, one last word to say,

NO MEGANE, NO LIFE!! 

Thankyou my favourite studio Deen, for making this wonderful anime. I loved it and so do others will. I want everyone to watch it and for BL and comedy lovers, recommended!!!

Also, also, in the last ep, Hikaru chan!!! AHHHH His smile is one of the cutest smiles I've ever seen in my whole life!! And Hikaru and Akira were so Kawai!!! I wish the would is- ahem, no no, they're sweet-tweet brothers~~ 

I also ship Akira with Mitsuki (omg!! the best!) and Akira with Yukiya (soo cool) another one is, William with Lorenzo~~❤❤

Love you meganebu~~ 

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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