Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hourou Musuko: Relationships, Weird and Shocking

Currently finished: Episode 7

Well, I originally thought this is just a simple anime about the cross dressing guy and the cross dressing girl. But I should have known, being a noitamina anime (which is one of the best anime program ever created), it's never as simple or plain as that.

It took off from this seemingly simply (well, depends on what you call simple) concept, spins around and around while throwing out more and more weird and twisted offshoots to be tangled together.

Take this episode for example, there are some weird development in relationships. It's difficult to describe why this hit me like a curve ball, but it nevertheless threw me off completely. My head literally hung side way for the two minutes while my brain is still trying to turn the corner.

This is so interesting in a very strange way--they manages to serve up a huge dose of brain fuck using a completely normal setting in a completely casual manner. Seriously, I'm so glad that I didn't drop it early on because it's fast becoming one of the most interesting series of the season.

Although, I have to say, this anime fits a very particular acquired taste--probably not everybody would appreciate it the way I do.

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