Everyone knows that lies can come back to bite you, but when Erika makes up a fake boyfriend to impress her new classmates, the results may literally end up hounding her forever! Yes, it was dumb, but what were the odds that the random guy whose picture she used would turn out to be a student at her own school? Or that said faux-boyfriend's silence would come with such a horrible price? Now Erika doesn't just have to run and fetch at Kyoya Sata's command, she has to bark too!Because he's literally treating her like a dog, and she just has to roll over and take it, or he'll tell everyone the truth! But that's not the worst part, because even though this wolf in hunk's clothing has Erika collared, she may be starting to have REAL feelings for him anyway! Is she barking up the wrong tree, or could true love be unleashed in Wolf Girl & Black Prince?
Source: Sentai Filmworks
Chapter 1: Caught in Her Own Trap
A Rash and Blind Act
A Precipitous Drop
An Impregnable Defense
Preparing for Battle
A Critical Situation
A Pressing Appeal
I've honestly never been more annoyed with a character. This girl, Erika is so desperate to fit in with these girls in her class that she submits herself to this a$$hole of a guy who literally treats her like a dog. And as soon as he does something as simple as help her up after pushing her to the ground, all of a sudden everything is forgiven and he's not that bad a person in her eyes. And it's not even like she has no friends, she has a friend in another class who knows what's going on and doesn't really approve but doesn't do anything about the situation, even helping Erika trick her new friends into thinking she has a boyfriend. Are there really people who would do something this stupid? Maybe it's because I've never really felt a strong need to fit in but I can't understand the lengths this girl will go through to be friends with these other girls who don't even like her. This anime just seems like another one of tose where the girl breaks through the main guy's cold exterior and sees that he can be a decent guy, even if it's only towards her. I couldn't get passed the second episode so I could be completely wrong on how it ends but it just wasn't worth it to find out
Based on 7 episodes. Story The story evolves around a teenage girl and boy called Erika and Kyouya. Desperate to fit in at her new school Erika makes up a boyfriend, who unbeknown to her is actually in her year. About to be found out she drags Kyouya out of the class room and has to own up to her lies. Kyouya, known as the Prince is devastatingly handsome and idolised by girls and boys alike for his looks, charm and polite nature, surprisingly agrees to be her boyfriend (for show) if she agrees to be his dog and all that entails. Showing that he is actually sadistic. This is a funny anime, and I find myself laughing out loud at the situations Erika finds herself in. However there is also some uncomfortableness in this for me. I am a fully grown woman, who has had her fair share of awful relationships and if this story was in any other format, film, soap opera etc it just would not be funny. It would scream domestic abuse, watching Erika being pushed away, jealous outbursts, and living for brief moments of happiness inbetween painful misery. It is clear that Kyouya history is a painful one, filled with rejection and he has a deep fear of being hurt. I wonder if this a clever play by TYO Animations, to show abuse in a form that looks innocent, with real consequences, but I fear it will end with Erika healing Kyouya's wounds, without actually really addressing the real issues, that a young woman is putting herself in a situation that rarely works out so perfectly and that abuse should be seen as entertainment, cute and normal for young women. I am sure a few readers will be thinking that I am over thinking this anime, but it is an alternative to the others before and I'm sure the others that will follow. Animation Good, nothing special in terms of backgrounds, but the characters are drawn well enough. Sound Again nothing special, but good enough. Female voices are a bit squeeky. Characters If it intends to carry on the way it is, then I doubt we are going to get much more depth from them, however I suspect Kyouya will have a deeper back story. If it's going to get clever then I think the characters could get much more interesting. allowing the darkness to develop. Overall Despite my misgivings, I like this anime. It's funny, I want them to make it. But it could be so much more!
This is a very typical shojo, but not a spectacular one. It is neither amazing nor bad, rather it dances precariously on the fence between the two. The female lead is your generic sweetheart while the male protagonist takes his 'manliness' a little far in my opinion. I found his attitude trying and his over all personality rude, domineering, and arrogant. The lead male, Kyoya's, personality aside the shojo was filed with cliches and tropes. I easily found myself predicting not only the next episode but what the characters would say and how they would react to events that otherwise would have made for intresting mini-plots. However, I do not entirely hate this anime. There were enough moments when the characters meshed well enough to make the extraneous nonsense palitable for me to finish it. But those times were short and far between. My final note is on the anime's end which seemed rather short and anti-climactic.
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