If you read the first impressions last week, you pretty much know – I’d hoped I’d like the second episode more, but it wasn’t to be. Certain series are cut out for certain people, and this one isn’t for me. This is a series for folks who like the formula of shows like K-On and it’s myriad copycats, because it’s exactly like those shows except with guys standing in for girls. It seems to me that this isn’t even a particularly good example of that genre – though I may be the worst anime-aware person in the world to make that call – but even if that weren’t the case it’s not my cup of tea. It’s perfectly fine and I blame myself, as I clearly misunderstood the nature of what this show was. I do think it’s a shame, though, because an opportunity to do something really different – a school-life show about four typical high-school guys that stands out from the ones about four girls – is a pretty rare thing. As in, it’s never been done. But that’s not what Kimi to Boku is, so c’est la vie.
I do have one question and one reservation. The question is a small one – why are all the characters cross-eyed? Is that in the manga? It’s not a problem for me, per se – the falseness of the characters and the torpid pacing are problem enough – but I am curious. And the reservation – I know there’s a character yet to be introduced, and he’s played by Miyu Irino. In my view Miyu-Miyu is the best male seiyuu in the business and this is the only show he’s in this season apart from UN-GO. So I feel I ought at least to watch the first episode his character appears in, in the unlikely event he can add some authenticity and spark to this one.
Anyway, that’s all – nothing more to see here.