Welcome to the Love Tyrant review! We are doing the anime adaptation since I haven't read the manga, so there will not be any mention of the manga series.
Love Tyrant stars Seiji, an average, nice guy whose life changes by a strange little girl whom he thought was a shinigami. It's Guri, the angel/cupid, armed with a Kiss Note that allows to make anyone fall in love by simply writing their names into the book.
To be honest, I thought this was a harem but it was categorized as a romantic, comedic series. You can think of this show being a parody of one as it follows harem elements such as dedicating arcs to girls, but strangely enough, it focuses on the protagonist and side characters such as the devil and Seiji's sister, Acua. Basically, it's only two girls who truly love him.
Guri x Seiji Aino x Akane Hiyama
The other girls, Yuzu, is in more in love with Akane as she obsessively stalks and clings to her while stealing her trash. Shikimi is the 2nd yandere girl and she is only interested in breaking things Akane adores.
While most harem shows are character driven and don't really follow a plot or have an end goal, this show has an objective but no antagonists. From Guri's father, God or Kami-sama, he requests Seiji to teach Guri what love is. Despite the anime is based on an ongoing manga series, the anime ends on a conclusive yet predictable note.
The comedy is mostly from fan service (the ecchi kind), pop culture references to other anime, character interactions, and milking anime cliches. Oh yes, here's a list of type of fan service since this is pretty helpful for folks who have varying tolerance towards ecchi:
One of the problems of this show is consistency in its world building and concept mechanics such as the Kiss Note. I feel they kept making up stuff as they go in each episode when things go wrong. Then, they somehow conveniently end being solved. One example is when the Kiss Note is destroyed. Guri thought everyone she paired up, which is mostly yaoi couples, would break up. They did start to break up but when Tiara shows up and explains, the couples got back together. Another issue is how the show doesn't build suspense and likes to neglect things until they needed explaining.
The anime is good for fans who are used to cliche anime series of romantic comedies. It's not too generic but it's fairly predictable. It's not good for fans who abhor ecchi or harem shows while it's debatable on Love Tyrant being a harem or not.
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
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