An anime with minimum effort to make a convincing story. The scriptwriter practically took all possible fetishes and threw them at your face, trying to make it look funny. And indeed, ANI is really a parody of anime sexual fetishes… and nothing else.
For starters, this anime did the mistake of airing in a time when such shows are all over the place. It is not special in any way; neither does it try to offer anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it hardly tries to be average. Even if it aims towards the usual target audience of males who still find 2D interesting, there is nothing in it that other shows around the same time weren’t offering in spades. So yeah, bad first impressions.
The prime fetish here is cat girls. You know; nekomimis and tails and stuff. Using that as a base, any other fetish is an add on to spice things further. Which works for a few episodes, until the prime fetishes run out and the situation becomes far less exciting than when it began. Before I move along, I must point out that I find a girl with cat ears to be hideous. Especially if she already has a set of normal ones and the cat-like ones are popping as extra from the top of the scull. Yuck!
The story (if you are able to find one) is about cat women coming to Earth to have fun and mess with the life of the Archetypical Loser TM; anything other than that is just smokescreen. There are supposed to be conspiracies and alien invasions every now and then, spies double crossing, mecha firing energy beams and huge spaceships blowing up. All of these are presented in the most simplistic and rushed way possible, just as filler for the real focus of the show, which are excuses to have cat girls doing sexual stuff.
To be honest, the premise of the story could lead to something really interesting if it was taken seriously. I mean, it is about aliens coming to study human life and have fun while at the same time preventing their technology from being abused by shadow organizations and protecting the planet from being destroyed by their arch-enemies. Yet all we see is oversexualized nekomimis indulging in all sorts of deprived fetishes because they are supposed to be learning about human culture… which in the context of the series consists of nothing other than hentai magazines and cosplay shops. Seriously, WTF? I know it is a comedy which makes fun of otaku culture but it is doing it in such a blunt way, it is offending.
The lead male is the driest form of Indecisive Leads you can hope to never see again, yet unfortunately here he is once more. I mean, seriously, the scriptwriters didn’t even bother to give him some quirk to at least look a bit different that the rest of his brood. He is just a four-eyed nerd who never expresses his feelings, never decides to get serious with his affections, always runs away from his problems… yet look at that, all the hot chicks love him just for that. Makes sense NOT.
The lead girl is the usual bimbo with huge boobs and tiny brain who one day just drops in the fail-male’s house and immediately tries her best to have sex with him. Heck, it is part of the story too; she is on heat and MUST mate with the first male she likes. She chooses this eunuch, who for some reason hardly cares. Beyond that, there are two other human girls who are super spies or something, taking out armies of terrorists and fighting with mecha as easily as they are having their breakfast. They too are in love with the guy and his completely boring and dried up personality. There are also many other secondary characters, most of which are again oversexualized girs or lolis or MILFs who are there just to further advance the story with more FAP SERVICE. The story had lots of openings to be something really interesting and its cast had enough backdrop to be fleshed out a lot more. We clearly see scenes where the main girls offer insight to what has formed their lives and why they like the main cardboard of a protagonist. All of it gets washed away for sleazy nude and sex jokes around nekomimis, degrading them to nothing other than super hot nekomimi chicks on heat, who love to cosplay.
A special note must be given to the mascots of the show, those small cat android helpers. They are supposed to be cute and eye-catchy. Only thing THEY ARE UGLY F**KERS. Their faces are just emotionless globes with two black spots and their movements are simplistic and not perky at all. They are distasteful critters and I hate them!
It's a good thing that I am not the only one who has noticed the glaring similarities between DearS and this pile of kitty litter. As always a great review, both informating and entertaining to read.
I couldn't say it better. Thumb up.