Hello everyone! I marked this review with a huge disclaimer because when I watched it, for some reason, I thought this show was okay and not too taboo. When my friend told me about the ANN review, I learn some new words and the controversial issue that I guess I'm not culturally aware of. I didn't know the phrase "child grooming" which is the controversial issue here in this show.
That's why I marked this because I'm not here to talk controversy, here to review the show so to help you know if you like to watch this show or not. I don't do scores anymore.
Super Lovers focuses on two characters: Haru and Ren. Ren is an abused orphan adopted by Haruko in Canada. With Haruko busy with work in Switzerland, she has Haru take care of Ren. But Haru has to leave Canada and head back to Japan. Years later, Ren moves in with Haru where their relationship dramatically changes.
Good and Bad:
It's a pretty show with a nice character design. Sometimes, the animation drops and you get this quality:
You get cute moments here and there, mostly with the dog if you are a fan of dogs. Fun moments of Haruko and Kiyoka berating Haru.
It's hard to add more good stuff as I just watch the show just for Ren's character. I did not care about Haru and Ren's budding, romantic relationship. As for character development, only Ren and Haru get the most. The side characters such as Haru's step brothers hardly get anything. I was curious about Shima's story with the young girl he tutored.
I also heard and knew that like most anime adaptations of manga series that explores 18 + material, the manga tends to be uncensored and the anime adaptation is watered down. That didn't affect me as much as I don't hold the original source material above the adaptations in my reviews. I don't do comparisons of different medium. I do want to let people know if I heard any major differences. If not, I remain silent on those differences as I don't want to confuse the readers with speculations.
Overall, I would not suggest this anime to new fans who wet their feet into the yaoi genre. To watch this show, you have to be a bit open minded. The show isn't suggesting any harmful. When folks criticized and stigmatized video games with murder and hentai with rape, people are quick to point folks who enjoy them are defending those things in those franchises.
I would recommend Love Stage if you want to try yaoi. The story is pretty much about Ren who learns to be social and get accepted into a family while Haru learns to get over his abandonment issues. It's similar to a father or brother raising another person who is not blood related. If you are looking for that in a non yaoi situation, I recommend checking out Shonen Maid which is a bit better.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
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.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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