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    Watching for Anna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    Watching for Anna.
    Literally the best reason right there.

    Though the doctor's storyline is worth it too.

    The downside is the opening arc is weak compared to the later stuff.

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    Watching for Anna.
    Didn't want to say it aloud, but yes... main reason.

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    Hige o Soru episode 1:

    I really hate the premise. This kinda situation just DOES NOT HAPPEN irl. When an underage girl asks you to let you stay at your place, your first reaction would be to call the police. Her saying "but my parents hate me so I cant stay there!" is not a valid reason for you to do anything. If she's abused, she can tell child services. If she just doesn't like it at home ... tought luck if she's 14 or younger, but apparently she's 16 or 17, so she could leave from home anytime she wants, unless that's different in Japan. And the whole "sell my body" thing, wtf. Seek a job like every other 16yo who doesnt continue going to school!

    And the hero must be the cringest gay guy ever. "Shes not my body type". Wat. Her body is literally perfect. And you have trouble finding a gf. You don't get to have standard higher than THAT, fucking lol.

    Despite these negative words, I kind of enjoyed the overall atmosphere, so Ill give it the 3 episode treatment and decide then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFauli View Post
    Hige o Soru episode 1:

    I really hate the premise. This kinda situation just DOES NOT HAPPEN irl. When an underage girl asks you to let you stay at your place, your first reaction would be to call the police. Her saying "but my parents hate me so I cant stay there!" is not a valid reason for you to do anything. If she's abused, she can tell child services.
    That unrealistic setting is just something you have to accept with these types of stories. It's a fictional setting, just like in a shounen series with monsters suddenly appearing and high school kids needing to fight them to save the town. If he took her to the police or just ignored her (before or after talking to her), like would realistically happen, there wouldn't be any story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraco View Post
    That unrealistic setting is just something you have to accept with these types of stories. It's a fictional setting, just like in a shounen series with monsters suddenly appearing and high school kids needing to fight them to save the town. If he took her to the police or just ignored her (before or after talking to her), like would realistically happen, there wouldn't be any story.
    The issue is: I've seen many similar anime, except the protagonist is totally oblivious of the implications of taking in a stranger young girl. This guy, Yoshida, makes it overly clear that this is wrong and could get messy ... and then does it anyway. It makes no sense this way.

    There are ways to do it even with taking reality into account. For example, she could have lied and told him she's living by herself already. Or her parents abuse her, but she cant prove it, so she needs a place to stay. Or blackmail him and say "if you wont let me stay here, ill call the police and tell them you assaulted me". So many way, both positive and negative.

    But his "oh well, ill take her in anyway" atittitude was dumb. If at least he banged her. At 16, she'd be legal in Japan, right? Anyway. I'll see how this goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    Watching for Anna.
    Googled who this was.

    Every single google image, resting bitch face.

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    You just said it: The only way for that to realistically work would be for the MC to be a scumbag fuckboy who just wanted to take advantage of her. Just like the dudes she has previous lived with, apparently. No amount of other plot devices would matter in a civilised, developed country, under such circumstances. It doesn't matter what she says, either, but she needed to say, more or less, what she did for her to be a victim kind of character with a decent personality. Your suggestion would make the series nothing but a run-of-the-mill hentai title. I'm sure you'll find ones with that exact story in great numbers out there.

    You'd need to alter the setting considerably otherwise. One easy solution would be for those two to know each other previously, have some kind of family connection. If he then knew she comes from a really broken family, he might feel the need to take care of her for who she is, knowing that sending her back would be bad. That actually happens in RL, at least very temporarily, although still repeatedly. Usually the officials will get involved sooner or later.

    There are plenty of series where an adult (or almost an adult) starts to look after a previous unknown kid. It's an exceedingly commonplace theme in LN/manga/anime. Sometimes it tries to be realistic with formal adoption/guardianship, sometimes it doesn't and the audience just has to accept it. For what's it worth, I actually like the theme, although I hate it if it ends like the Usagi Drop manga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraco View Post
    You just said it: The only way for that to realistically work would be for the MC to be a scumbag fuckboy who just wanted to take advantage of her. Just like the dudes she has previous lived with, apparently. No amount of other plot devices would matter in a civilised, developed country, under such circumstances. It doesn't matter what she says, either, but she needed to say, more or less, what she did for her to be a victim kind of character with a decent personality. Your suggestion would make the series nothing but a run-of-the-mill hentai title. I'm sure you'll find ones with that exact story in great numbers out there.

    You'd need to alter the setting considerably otherwise. One easy solution would be for those two to know each other previously, have some kind of family connection. If he then knew she comes from a really broken family, he might feel the need to take care of her for who she is, knowing that sending her back would be bad. That actually happens in RL, at least very temporarily, although still repeatedly. Usually the officials will get involved sooner or later.

    There are plenty of series where an adult (or almost an adult) starts to look after a previous unknown kid. It's an exceedingly commonplace theme in LN/manga/anime. Sometimes it tries to be realistic with formal adoption/guardianship, sometimes it doesn't and the audience just has to accept it. For what's it worth, I actually like the theme, although I hate it if it ends like the Usagi Drop manga.
    Actually, I have never seen an anime like this where the protagonist goes ahead and bangs the girl. It would have felt refreshing if he actually had taken her up on her offer. Considering she stayed with many guys before, shes basically a worn out slut at this point anyway.

    That aside,theres just better ways to do it. Like, the guy could drive her home and if the parents are truly so bad, he could take her back with him. Or speak with the parents and offer to take her in officially. Anything, really, except taking in a stranger teenage girl thats on the run (whether someone seeks her or not doesnt matter).

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    Mashiro no Oto episode 1:

    That one was weird, but oddly relaxing and with that end I must keep watching. Although this mc does something I hate: "I have nothing" - yeah, except exceptional music skills which is actually something you can always fall back on both to make money and find friends. Oh well.

    Not sure how I see the scummy bf. On one hand I hate him and I hate how both she and the mc let him stay around them so forgivingly, on the other hand I like that a "bad" character isn't immediatly thrown in front of the bus and might develop into a more interesting character in the future.

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    Ishikawa Yui's performance in Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu is top tier. She's using a much more mature sounding voice than Mikasa in AoT or Violet Evergarden and it is incredible. So many of her roles have the same base sound to them going all the way back to her debut in Heroic Age; generally emotionless or gentle and wilty sounding.

    But here, it's full of life and a really enticing level of charm and levity to her character that's really selling the series for me all on her own.

    The fact that it's a shoujo isekai is just icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryllharu View Post
    Ishikawa Yui's performance in Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu is top tier. She's using a much more mature sounding voice than Mikasa in AoT or Violet Evergarden and it is incredible. So many of her roles have the same base sound to them going all the way back to her debut in Heroic Age; generally emotionless or gentle and wilty sounding.

    But here, it's full of life and a really enticing level of charm and levity to her character that's really selling the series for me all on her own.

    The fact that it's a shoujo isekai is just icing on the cake.

    Is that show a shoujo-harem with 1 female and 4 male characters?
    I can't find anything about this show other than what is on Anichart and it looks like a "1 girl and 4 prince-dreamboys" series when I look at the "supporting" cast and the trailer, and it seems like each one of them is too busy doing the "^_^" face infront of the lady to have any meaningful character.
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    It is a shoujo isekai...so...probably yes.

    Are shoujo isekais and shoujo re-do's always harems? Mostly.

    Are 90% Garbage selection of them better than 90% of shonen isekais? Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrayZ33 View Post
    Is that show a shoujo-harem with 1 female and 4 male characters?
    I can't find anything about this show other than what is on Anichart and it looks like a "1 girl and 4 prince-dreamboys" series when I look at the "supporting" cast and the trailer, and it seems like each one of them is too busy doing the "^_^" face infront of the lady to have any meaningful character.
    Your analysis/guess is 100% spot on.

    There's a certain flaw (by design) in the series, which partially ruins it for me, personally, so I hesitate to watch the anime. I might have a look at the first ep to listen to the voice actors.

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    Ugh.. okay.. juck.

    it doesn't help that in these shows the male cast is often very pushy as seen in the trailer already, with the handkiss and stuff. I can handle 1 - but not like... 4 of them.
    It's not intended for me, but I don't know how I could enjoy a show like that if the male cast is so "dreamy", how is someone supposed to build up a "relationship" with that character archtype.

    I kinda like shoujo that isn't going in that direction as much... like "Orange" for example.

    Or.. is that other female-isekai from like two season ago considered a shoujo show too? That one was fun... the one where she got reincarnated as the villain of her favorite novel-game.
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    A handkiss is "pushy" to you? rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrayZ33 View Post
    It's not intended for me, but I don't know how I could enjoy a show like that if the male cast is so "dreamy", how is someone supposed to build up a "relationship" with that character archtype.
    Lots of shounen series have plenty of dreamy girls flocking around the male MC, so I guess it's the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by KrayZ33 View Post
    Or.. is that other female-isekai from like two season ago considered a shoujo show too? That one was fun... the one where she got reincarnated as the villain of her favorite novel-game.
    I reckon most of the so called villainess series, plentiful in numbers, are shoujo or josei, but there have been some seinen ones as well. I bet shounen ones are there, too. With Mangadex down, it's considerably hard for me to check the various series I'm familiar with, so I'll just have to rely on my poor memory. Of course if you do have a shounen/seinen isekai series with a female MC, you won't as likely have the reverse harem going on, at least not nearly to the degree shoujo/josei would have. It's otherwise a harder sell for the intended male audience, who's usually not interested in a sausage party as a romantic thing. With the harem aspect lessened, the "dreamy" aspect will be reduced naturally.

    Quote Originally Posted by MFauli View Post
    A handkiss is "pushy" to you? rofl
    Haha, yeah. According to my experience, in shoujo/josei, if the dude is handsome and dashing enough, sheer rape is nothing but a little bit forceful greeting. If the same happened in popular shounen/seinen, the author/publisher would receive death threats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFauli View Post
    A handkiss is "pushy" to you? rofl
    Uhm....yes? Especially since he kneeled down in the trailer
    It's quite literally a declaration of love in that case, especially if we consider etiquette in a medieval/pre modern setting.
    And even when he doesn't, you don't really think a japanese person would give her hand in approval to be kissed just like that?
    Which means the character usually *takes* it and kisses it (even though you are not even supposed to touch the hand with your lips) without the woman actually offering it.

    Not to mention the implication itself - servitude, worship, reverence, adoration.
    Way over the top in basically all scenarios other than a marriage proposal and very insincere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraco View Post
    I reckon most of the so called villainess series, plentiful in numbers, are shoujo or josei, but there have been some seinen ones as well. I bet shounen ones are there, too. With Mangadex down, it's considerably hard for me to check the various series I'm familiar with, so I'll just have to rely on my poor memory. Of course if you do have a shounen/seinen isekai series with a female MC, you won't as likely have the reverse harem going on, at least not nearly to the degree shoujo/josei would have. It's otherwise a harder sell for the intended male audience, who's usually not interested in a sausage party as a romantic thing. With the harem aspect lessened, the "dreamy" aspect will be reduced naturally.
    There's literally hundreds across all three languages, haha. The Villainess ones are most popular in China and Korea, the Life redo ones are popular in all three, and China has a special subgenre involving Bossy CEOs somehow.

    In terms of seinen appeal? The strict separation doesn't really matter anymore, especially with so many series skipping magazine publication and going online. Three off the top of my head with reverse harem implications:
    - Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami (Common Sense of a Duke's Daughter) is at the top of the list. The manga is in a seinen magazine. I really hope it gets an anime someday. There's a central romance, but there are a decent amount of admirers and otome-game style alternate options in the series.
    - Bakarina (as mentioned above) manga adaptation is from a josei magazine, but has wide appeal. The spinoff "Hard Mode" series is online.
    - A Stepmother's Märchen is online, so who knows, but it seems to have signifantly broad appeal.

    But yeah, most are light smut, targeting female readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryllharu View Post
    - Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami (Common Sense of a Duke's Daughter) is at the top of the list. The manga is in a seinen magazine. I really hope it gets an anime someday. There's a central romance, but there are a decent amount of admirers and otome-game style alternate options in the series.
    I was actually remembering that was seinen, but I checked it before writing my previous post. Any kind of romance is actually in the background, which is a 100% shounen/seinen characteristic and the total opposite of most shoujo. Josei can be a bit more flexible, but I doubt to the extent of Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami. That series is about court scheming, politics, trade, governance, spying, and such. If it was shoujo/josei, the female MC actually wouldn't be doing 10% of all the stuff she's doing now, having instead dudes all around her doing the stuff for her.

    I'm happy the strict separation isn't as strict anymore these days, but there's still something there. I don't mind that. It's just natural.

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