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08-26-2015, 05:37 PM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2015, 08:14 AM by Melancholy.)
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Himegoto


Introduction! Aerosmith! Excitement?!
There are some series out there I'm not exactly sure what purpose they're supposed to serve. Himegoto is one of those. At one hand, it's short, funny and weird, at the other... it's short, funny and weird. 13 episodes 4 minutes each - that adds up to roughly 52 minutes of total air time. During those 52 minutes I actually laughed a fair bit, raised my brows more times than Nana jr raised his hard self and still found the time to wonder what in the world am I watching. Ladies and gentlemen, Himegoto!

Never judge a book by it's cover
The visual side of this production is on a rather high level, given how short it is. I managed to spot a few unintrusive frame errors, but overall, the animation quality is high, character designs are cute, chibifications aren't ugly and there's not much I could really punish. Candy visuals, mild comedy, cookies and some milk, pretty much sums it up well. Well, except for the fact the bulges really fought for the air time. And they were really carefully animated, as if they were the only reason this anime exists... or maybe they are?
Graphics: 3/20

Or who you gonna love by your lover
I must admit, the existence of opening and ending struck me as odd. And in a sense, it's all great. Having a nice melody to start and end an episode with was a good feeling, especially if I got to hear them every 4 minutes. Other than that, the voice actors did a good job covering the voices of crossdressers and the rest of the crew, and the melodies played in the background were soothing enough to keep me watching. Short paragraphs, I know, but I can't really find a strong reason to be picky.
Sound: 1/20

Sayin' love put me wise to her love in disguise
The plot... doesn't exist. It's lost in the nether realm between the striped pants of Hime and his bulge. The remnants of it that power this series up, however, are all enough to keep it going. Arikawa Hime, a guy who was left indebted by his parents (I hate myself for it, but I have to - cough cough Hayate no Gotoku anyone? cough cough), has been forced to crossdress by... mafia? He then was recruited by the student council, who shouldered his debt in exchange for being the council's dog. The end. Seriously though, this setting allows for a lot of exhilariating, yet generic, scenes to pop up, which all feel rather fresh with the cross-dressing element. Sadly, the ending went a totally different way, with pushed 6-minute long unnecessary drama and felt rather awkward. That said, the show was rather enjoyable.
Plot: 6/20

She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise
I have to admit one thing. By the end of the show, I'm no longer sure if the Earth itself is round (or rather Oblate Spheroid, I got your backs nerds). Why? Because the cast of this anime is rather complicated to say the least. We have Arikawa Hime, our crossdresser, Arikawa Kaguya, his younger brother... also a crossdresser, 18-kin, the daughter of the headmaster, strangely into women/traps, Albertina II, the author of adult manga, Unko, literally 'shit', just being there... then there's No. 1, a girl crossdressing solely for the sake of Kaguya, Oda Mitsunaga, a trap from the executive thingy, Hiro, his girl- *cough* cross-dressing boyfriend in a maid uniform, and Tadokoro Yuuma, who's so insignificant to the series it's accented by his rare appearances. So many different levels of weird. And yet it was enjoyable!
Characters: 0/20

That, that dude looks like a lady!
Overall, I can't believe I'm rating it so high. Maybe because it was so short it didn't give me cancer... or because it was truly enjoyable despite the controversies... at any rate, call me biased, I don't care, I can wholeheartedly say I enjoyed those 52 minutes.
Enjoyment: 0/20

Totascore: 10/100
Judgement: TRAP PARADISE

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08-26-2015, 05:46 PM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2015, 05:46 PM by mayunaise.)
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"It's lost in the nether realm between the striped pants of Hime and his bulge."
You know you love the bulge. You know it.

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Nana jr. must be the most confused pe-..dong in the world right now.

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08-26-2015, 05:56 PM
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So you're saying that you totally love trap right? ;3 I honestly don't know why this was asked to be reviewed for TMC, it was very enjoyable.

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08-26-2015, 06:05 PM
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>>16239
> So you're saying that you totally love trap right? ;3 I honestly don't know why this
> was asked to be reviewed for TMC, it was very enjoyable.

Maybe. Maybe not. I-it's not like nana jr had any reason to be hard other than his 24/7 routine, b-baka...
Well, yeah, but those titles do appear. And I gotta review them for what they were requested. No excuses. No reasoning. So I just keep on doing it.

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08-26-2015, 06:07 PM
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ITS A FUCKIN TRAP HOUSE ANIME. OH GOD.

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08-26-2015, 06:22 PM
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>>16242
> ITS A FUCKIN TRAP HOUSE ANIME. OH GOD.

You know you want it.
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08-26-2015, 06:43 PM
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Read your review, loved it.
Googled the anime in images, saw ecchi shots, loved it.
Thank you lord Nanashi, for once again you have blessed my to watch list with another anime.
Thank you.

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08-26-2015, 06:44 PM
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Oh- And I'm still trying to figure out your rating system.
Is it just random? XD

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08-26-2015, 09:29 PM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2015, 09:29 PM by Kieru.)
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aw shiet trap paradise

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08-26-2015, 11:36 PM
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(08-26-2015, 06:44 PM)Jebbika Wrote: Oh- And I'm still trying to figure out your rating system.
Is it just random? XD

The rating system is explained in the TMC intro post.

@Nanashi sort of surprised you enjoyed it. There was no story at all. It was basically trap porn without nudity. I'm not saying I don't love trap porn, but there's a place for that, and it's porn sites. Personally, I hate anime that are all fanservice (like Yuru Yuri, which I believe Himegoto falls in the same category of). It's your opinion, though, and you are entitled to it.
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08-27-2015, 12:05 AM
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I love traps and trap accessories.

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08-27-2015, 12:50 AM
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Good thing I didn't really give it a chance. I might though.

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08-27-2015, 02:49 AM
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Trap Paradise you say? *adds to queue*
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08-27-2015, 04:29 AM
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>>16250
> Oh- And I'm still trying to figure out your rating system.
> Is it just random? XD

The less points the better, the more points the worse. Occassionally, if the anime deserved it, I can break the 20 point limit to further accent how bad it was.

>>16271
> @Nanashi sort of surprised you enjoyed it. There was no story at all. It was basically
> trap porn without nudity. I'm not saying I don't love trap porn, but there's a place
> for that, and it's porn sites. Personally, I hate anime that are all fanservice
> (like Yuru Yuri, which I believe Himegoto falls in the same category of). It's your
> opinion, though, and you are entitled to it.

No story at all, yes. But, as I did mention, this anime is a 52-minute long production, and its sole purpose is entertaining the person watching it. That said, Abunai Sisters was even shorter and it failed in the field of entertainment, so seeing some actual comedy in Himegoto was at least fun. Then again, I can't really agree about this being trap porn - this was trap fanservice-based comedy, with most of the characters crossdressing (unlike most trap-related productions this far, so for example Haganai or Baka Testo, where the trap was only one and rather insignificant), so that was a rather fresh idea. Yuru Yuri, however, was a full-length production, and since it revolved solely around the daily life/fanservice involving a girl-only club, it sure was bad.

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08-27-2015, 08:47 AM
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This is gonna go before everything else in my backlog now.

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when do i get to meet this nana jr. everyone keeps talking about? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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08-27-2015, 10:38 AM
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(08-27-2015, 04:29 AM)Nanashi Wrote: >>16250
> Oh- And I'm still trying to figure out your rating system.
>  Is it just random? XD

The less points the better, the more points the worse. Occassionally, if the anime deserved it, I can break the 20 point limit to further accent how bad it was.

>>16271
> [email protected] sort of surprised you enjoyed it. There was no story at all. It was basically
>  trap porn without nudity. I'm not saying I don't love trap porn, but there's a place
>  for that, and it's porn sites. Personally, I hate anime that are all fanservice
>  (like Yuru Yuri, which I believe Himegoto falls in the same category of). It's your
>  opinion, though, and you are entitled to it.

No story at all, yes. But, as I did mention, this anime is a 52-minute long production, and its sole purpose is entertaining the person watching it. That said, Abunai Sisters was even shorter and it failed in the field of entertainment, so seeing some actual comedy in Himegoto was at least fun. Then again, I can't really agree about this being trap porn - this was trap fanservice-based comedy, with most of the characters crossdressing (unlike most trap-related productions this far, so for example Haganai or Baka Testo, where the trap was only one and rather insignificant), so that was a rather fresh idea. Yuru Yuri, however, was a full-length production, and since it revolved solely around the daily life/fanservice involving a girl-only club, it sure was bad.

I suppose it could just be a difference in humor. I didn't find it particularly funny.
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08-27-2015, 07:20 PM
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>>16306
> This is gonna go before everything else in my backlog now.
>
> when do i get to meet this nana jr. everyone keeps talking about? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
>

; )
It's a secret.

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10-07-2015, 07:47 PM
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This show was so much fun, I kind of wish it was made into a regular length series though.

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10-07-2015, 08:32 PM
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(10-07-2015, 07:47 PM)taymor Wrote: This show was so much fun, I kind of wish it was made into a regular length series though.

It does make for rewatching it easy since it's short, but I agree.

Think I might reread the manga again.

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