Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

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  1. Damias

    Damias Database Moderator

    Posted by Damias on Dec 26, 2019
  2. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Dec 26, 2019
    Like a good little house wife...........

    God, this sounds unbelievably cringe and creepy, fucking NO. STOP ANIME, STOP. :seriously:

    P.S. Also this LN title translates to: I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home Anime
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    Last edited: Dec 26, 2019
  3. HasseRovdjur

    HasseRovdjur Breast Claw

    Another reason to grow a beard and never shave it.
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    Last edited: Dec 26, 2019
  4. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Dec 26, 2019
    This sounds wholesome...
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  5. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Dec 27, 2019
    Anime, the greatest invention since Japanese porn on paper.

    I was wondering what the title meant because I never read a synopsis until you posted it. Like a guy shaves and gets a high school girl to go home with him? The wondrous ecchi stupidity of the title!
    Wait a minute... sexual favors? Oh no...
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  6. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Dec 28, 2019
    Fun fact, its not the terrible trash it sounds. I've been expecting this to get an anime for some time and im looking forward to it.
  7. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Dec 28, 2019
    Wait, what? It's actually good?

  8. RogueLynx

    RogueLynx Well-Known Member

    perhaps you are, but we sure aren't...
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  9. Nakomo

    Nakomo New Member

    Posted by Nakomo on Oct 2, 2020
    This freaking good can't wait for the adaption :3
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  10. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Oct 3, 2020
    "6-year-old Yoshida is an employee at a major IT company. He meets a high school girl on his way home after drinking."

    Damn son, Japan's working laws are brutal
  11. NingenJanai

    NingenJanai Active Member

    another morally questionable show. hopefully the girl isn't underaged
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  12. AdmiralMuffin

    AdmiralMuffin Well-Known Member

    Episode 1:

    I caved in to my morbid curiosity. First episode was...fine. There were some eyebrow-raising moments and touches some really messed-up topics but overall I'm intrigued. I'm more worried about impending melodrama than creepy JK cohabitation to be honest but we'll see. For now it's alright.
  13. I know the description and premise seem...off putting, but it was surprisingly wholesome.
    As horrible as it is to think there are many men who would act upon this offer, and even in the continuity of the story itself it seems plenty of men acted on it. We, fortunately, have a pretty solid protagonist. Looking forward to see the future development
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  14. Purrichan

    Purrichan New Member

    Tengo que ponerme al día con el manga, pero que bueno que de algo me acuerdo xD
  15. tootalls

    tootalls Well-Known Member

    ep 1,

    I've seen enough to know I'm gonna really like this show.

    Sexually, impossible considering she's a high schooler, and the consent age in japan is 13................basically in Japan highschoolers are fair game.
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  16. Madoka

    Madoka Bronze Supporter

    Posted by Madoka on Apr 5, 2021
    Highschool isn't mandatory either, which whilst unrelated, likely explains the younger age (which i didn't realise was so young), compulsory education ends at 15, you can technically work from 15... of course not going to highschool makes life a lot more tough...(Which is probably why the teen thing is more acceptable? I dunno, just guessing now).

    Anyway onto the episode:
    It was actually pretty good, somewhat wholesome in a weird way, i mean sure the first 10 minutes is her trying to get the guy to accept her advances but he is pretty decent even when drunk.
    Anyway it felt legit, the dude seems more of a father figure
    I also like he refuses her "moves" on him whilst trying to keep her safe, he don't want her offering herself out for a room anymore and despite not wanting her around long... buys her a futon and clothes.

    It certainly is sad to see he isn't the first she has done this with, just he is the first to say no to the sounds of it... which is pretty sad when you think about it but i get the impression the show doesn't want to get to hung up on that detail (just a guess).
    All in all a pretty good first episode. Much better than its synopsis makes it out to be. I'm looking forward to where this one leads to actually, a decent MC (for now) is a pretty nice bonus. I see potential here.

    EDIT - can I just ask, who comes up with these names? Like imagine trying to reference a show in conversation:
    "Oh have you seen After being rejected i shaved and took in a high school girl runaway yes?
    It sounds terrible, i see this naming convention a lot now days, maybe I'm just not up with the new naming schemes but it feels pretty lazy to me and really unoriginal. I'm sure it's JP name reads better but i imagine in conversations its still just as difficult to add in.
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  17. Nekus

    Nekus Well-Known Member

    Posted by Nekus on Apr 5, 2021
    I was really doubtful about this whole thing for most of the episode. i saw shit like this already and it usually goes in directions I never like.
    But the smoking scene sold me pretty well. Him actually being considerate about it in the first place was great but then this line from the mc: "Don't consider me nice just because other people were worse" that was just 10/10 shit right there. It gave me so much hope in the author actually wanting to write an interesting story.

    Based on that scene (and line) alone I will give this show a few more eps. I hope it will keep exceeding my (admitetly low) expectations.
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  18. Madoka

    Madoka Bronze Supporter

    Posted by Madoka on Apr 5, 2021
    Can I just say this comment is 10/10 just from mentioning this scene (including the smoking comment) - well mentioned. When this happened i wont deny, i wasn't expecting such a line and it was pretty well written.
    The show does appeal mostly well to me but i can't deny, the MC is really the driving force, the synopsis was questionable but possibly (depending on how it went) one i could of watched but this MC really got me interested, I certainly agree in hoping it exceeds expectations as well.
    We can hope!!!
  19. DirtMobster

    DirtMobster New Member

    dude what the fuck? most cities the age of consent isnt 13 not fair game even if it was its morally fucked just because it legal doesnt make it ok
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  20. interregnum

    interregnum Well-Known Member

    Huh. Well. I was not expecting that. Or, rather, not exactly that.

    I didn't think they were gonna bang, so I wasn't surprised when that didn't happen. But I was not expecting this to so immediately veer into the (in the literal sense) mature: our MC sees a broken girl and is moved to protect her, clearly enraged by the treatment she's received on her hitchhiking trip AND that she would not see just how bad that treatment was.

    The other side of this, of course, is that he's so obviously lonely. And there's no way he'd go along with letting her stay (rather than trying to let her parents or the cops know what was up) if he wasn't. He wants to protect her--absolutely. But that he's chosen to do it this way is less altruistic than he might let on.

    I mean, I know he's wondered to himself exactly what he's doing, but he hasn't tolds him

    I don't know that this is going to be a keeper or not, but...I enjoyed this first episode. We'll see how it goes.


    Y'know...for a dude who was hoping to get his big-time office crush to come home with him, he sure left his apartment in the worst possible state (short of having internet porn left running on his computer in the middle of the room).

    I'm just sayin'.

    Totally unexpected line and a great moment. And very much the her side of why he's letting her stay. She needs help and seems not to realize it. And he can't, in good conscience, let her be taken advantage of again.

    It's not the whole reason for the premise, but it's enough to very effectively set the tone.

    I'm not quite there, but I'm hopeful.

    I just...there's this light undercurrent of Sing "Yesterday" for Me that's got me a little hesitant. Not that this seems quite as serious as that did, but this is a delicate(-ish?) topic this show has taken up, which means we're either going to deal with it or very much not deal with it. It could go totally fluffy and forgettable, or it could go too serious and overshadow the character stuff. Threading that needle isn't impossible, but it's easy to miss.

    I think it's worse that she didn't seem to think it was something to worry about, rather than that she could find guys willing to sleep with her.

    I mean, it's not illegal, right? And what if the guys were all mostly 21 or younger? It's definitely, um, ickier if every guy got the backstory that she was sleeping her way across Japan, like the MC did, and then went along with it. But if each guy was only working off of this cute, willing, perfectly legal girl wondering if he'd like a little free company....

    I'm not trying to downplay that what she's been up to is bad for her, but I think the heartbreaking part is that she seems to think it's not a big deal, rather than that there are men who don't feel the need to ask questions they probably should ask but are not obligated to ask.

    That said, she didn't sound like she'd met a bunch of winners, so maybe it's more cut-and-dry after all, and only the scummy guys would be willing to take her up on her offer.

    Yeah, it doesn't feel like it wants you to think too deeply about what it means that she's been trading sex for a place to sleep probably every night for the last six months. But it also very much does want you to keep the broad strokes of it in mind so that you think the MC is a good guy for what he's doing. (Rather than how stupid he's probably being, considering she's a teen runaway.)

    It sure makes it a lot harder for there to be devastating consequences, though. Which counts for a lot.

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