Welcome to the review. There are mild spoilers and a warning for the content. In western culture, a romance between an adult and minor or step siblings can be a bit controversial to say the least.
Plot: Natsuo is a high schooler experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love towards his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named Rui. The two sleep together, expecting never to see one another again, but fate has other plans. His life suddenly becomes more complicated when his father comes home and announces he has remarried a woman with two daughters whom Natsuo has met before: Hina and Rui! Via Crunchyroll
Ecchi content wise - there are no nudity but I believe the Blu-ray versions will have some. This anime series has a lot of risque moments such as 2 sex scenes and masturbation on top of fan service. The art style feels josei or shoujo.
The anime's main focus are the three characters: Natsuo, Hina, and Rui. The anime adaptation cuts down on interactions and story arcs for supporting characters. Though, this might affect how you warm up to those characters as those story arcs have effect on how these three characters grow and advance their relationships between each other taking what they had learned. Examples of this would be Kiriya, Momo, Nac, Miu with Momo and Nac being love rivals to Natsuo and Rui's relationship dynamics. Miu and Kiriya (teacher and student) & Hina and her teacher portray relationships that contrast and foil Hina and Natsuo's. Though, as an anime only viewer, such changes are very unnoticeable. The manga is pretty similar in how it treated its minor characters, just supporting the trio, and to fade away except for the bar group. It helps that the anime keeps the focus on the trio while balancing the three. Natsuo isn't overshadowed by his two love interests.
Domestic Girlfriend is a soap drama that can be addicting if one grows attached to the characters. Your mileage will vary if you can immerse yourself with the characters and the taboos and challenges on their quest for romance.
Taka: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Sona😈𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉𝕺𝖓𝖊: Who plays trivia murder party around here?
Jul 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT
Dream: Believe GXP was pulled from Funi's streaming site last year because their digital rights to the series expired. But you should still be able to stream War on Geminar on their site.
Jul 9, 2020 13:36:38 GMT
Taka: Darn, for some reason I thought it was still there. I finished Geminar. Well, I guess I proceed and watch the rest of those OVAs on CR.
Jul 10, 2020 1:37:08 GMT
Taka: I think I can write a review on Geminar. I wished I made a discussion thread and kept notes on it. I tend to forget small details and make mistakes when interpreting character actions.
Jul 12, 2020 17:34:16 GMT