This was the fist show of the season that I didn’t manage to finish. There’s nothing particularly offensive about it, but even in a season as full of formula as any I can remember this one stands at as particularly drab and tedious. The story is a pretty dumb one to begin with – kid must find a mate before he graduates high school to inherit hos father’s corporation, and in order to do so he attends a school where his heretofore unknown little sister also attends. And she seems to have deigns on marrying him herself. I’d hoped that Nawa Munenori might be on a hot streak after R-15, but there’s nothing much here but clichés. I also found the visuals especially dull and lifeless. A complete waste of a decent cast.
Dakara Boku wa H ga Dekinai – 01
This one was a little better, at least having the merits to be an unapologetic fanservice series. And there’s a sort of nostalgia in hearing Shimono Hiro play another overwrought teenaged boy, as we haven’t seen as much of Hiro-hiro lately. We also have Endo Aya as the shinigami who comes to Earth and makes a contract with him to drain his energy – energy he replenishes with horniness (there’s a twist coming on that, too). It’s certainly dumb, but Boku-H at least offers a few good laughs, shameless raunchiness and a much brighter and better-looking visual presentation that Kono Naka. Not good, but at least not awful.