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Day 26: Favorite Harem Anime

I really didn’t think it would take me THIS long to finish the 30 day anime challenge. I probably should have done the Boys Before Flowers challenge instead, since my choices are fixed and I wouldn’t need to think long and hard about anything. Because Ji Hoo is my everything…well was, my crush on him has sailed…I think. kimhyunjoong1q

I still love his face. crazy-monkey-emoticon-003

Moving on though (If you haven’t watched Boys Over/Before Flowers, you probably should.)

My favorite Harem anime.

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai/Haganai (lit. I Don’t Have Many Friends)

I don’t even think I can really describe just how much I love this anime. I’m just so sad that I have to wait for the third season, I felt like tearing up a little because I wasn’t ready for the second season to end yet (and my commentary on that will be posted soon).

Haganai is my favorite for a bunch of reasons. It doesn’t make itself just another harem series. It’s extremely silly but very serious at the same time. Everyone gets character development (more so in the second season. I love Rika so much). And the content really left me wanting more and more. All the characters are likable and Kodaka is very considerate and not a douche bag like some other Harem protagonists.

Case in point: Makoto Itou

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So if you haven’t started watching Haganai you should, you’ll love it.

In the meantime, to fill the void I’ve been watching Baccano! I started it because Durarara! recommended it (it was used as the password in the anime and there was a scene where the sub translation read “You must watch Baccano!).

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I’m at episode 8 so far and still confused because the sequence of action works in three different time frames, so I’m still piecing everything together. It’s really entertaining though, and the opening reminds me so much of Cowboy Bebop.

That’s it for now.

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2 comments on “Day 26: Favorite Harem Anime

  1. holysorrows
    June 13, 2013

    I remember my friend telling me about Hana Yori Dango when they were really into live dramas.

    Though I think there are Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean live dramas adapted from that, so I don’t remember which one my friend told me about. I think it was the Japanese drama. I’ve only watched the GTO live drama which was really good, though I don’t have anything to compare it to.

    I’m curious as to what you thought of Baccano. I too watched Durarara first and later heard about the connection between Baccano and Durarara. The characters from both series were all pretty extraordinary in their own ways.

    I’m sure the scene where the sub translation said something about watching Baccano was when Issac and Miria made their cameo appearance.

    • charlmeister
      June 13, 2013

      I really enjoyed Baccano! It was just brilliant! Everything fell into place real nicely and I could understand the time transitions. My only complaint is that it should have been longer but it ended on a very nice note. Ladd made my love for psychotic characters grow xD and I really loved Vino/Rail Tracer.

      Durarara! could have been as great as Baccano but to me the writer focused on the wrong characters and that caused a lot of plot holes. Even though I was disappointed by that, I still enjoyed the series; especially Izaya and Shizuo 🙂

      I only watched the Korean drama. There’s also an American adaptation of it but because the Korean version was my favorite, I stuck to that. I had seen compiled trailers of the other versions and just…no. I couldn’t bring myself to trying another version.

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