Welcome to Kenka Bancho Otome review, and we are only doing the anime adaptation of Spike Chunsoft's visual novel game. Being a microseries, it will be challenging to write detailed review. I have to admit, I had to rewatch episodes which are 8 minutes long roughly twice. Honestly, I wished to enjoy the show but I couldn't as I lost interest in it. I'm not a stranger to watching anime based otome games. I am still looking for a good anime adaptation of one for so long. I wish I can link to that thread but it's in the old site when it shut down.
The reason I lost interest in the show is because the characters don't really grab my attention. The story focuses on Hinako who gets blackmailed into switching with a boy who looks like her, Hikaru, whom is a child of a Yakuza gang. Hikaru wants Hinako to take over Shishiku Academy, a delinquent and all boys school.
Like most traditional anime based harem and reverse harem visual novels and light novels, the series follow a generic formula of dedicating an episode or two to exploring one of the love interests. To be honest, none of the guys stood out except for Yuuta Mirako whom had a funny interaction with the heroine as he's the first one to guess her gender right.
For those who play the game, I assume it might be hard to like this anime adaptation since it didn't do justice as it's a microseries. It can't do as much to feature the game fully. Plus, it will cut out stuff as most anime adaptations of video games do. I don't play the game but I can assume as much.
I wouldn't recommend the anime unless you need something to kill time. It's not a decent anime just below average. It's nothing ground breaking and easily forgettable for an anime series.
Very nice read here, Taka. I'll take your advice and skip this show. As for one thing, I've also had fun watching reverse harems before, but I can see the appeal of having them work as otome games as well.
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