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Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. – 01

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「変態さんと笑わない猫」 (Hentai-san to Warawanai Neko)
“The Pervert and the Stony Cat”

Feeling like there’s a huge hole in your heart left by the absence of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo? Need a new romantic comedy to pick up this season? Give Henneko a try! With a story reminiscent of a combination of Nyan Koi! and Kokoro Connect, explore the tale of the Hentai Prince, Yokodera Youto (Kaji Yuki), and the stone-faced Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko (Ogura Yui) as they both go on a quest to find their lost personalities. With J.C Staff’s track record on handling the very specific light novel romantic comedy genre, I can say just from the first episode that things are looking very good for this adaption, if not at the very least for the art.

Boy, that art sure is something though on it’s own. It’s clear where the production budget has gone towards this season, with no expense made to make the animation look as crisp as it can. Kantoku’s character designs have been faithfully reproduced, but at the same time have been adjusted to J.C. Staff’s personal style, which is in no way a bad thing. In comparison to the manga, the anime actually has outdone itself and the source in terms of art, adding many exaggerated yet tasteful scenes that help to strengthen the comedic aspects of the show. Instead of just bowing, Youto creates a shockwave of PR to highlight his inability to be truthful. Instead of a chase scene, Youto and Tsukiko create arrow vectors that breathe air into the usual chase scene. Whoever happens to be directing these changes, whether it’s art director Mihara Nobuaki or director Suzuki Youhei, I congratulate them so far for crisp animation and drawings that rival even Oreimo this season.

We’ve got great art, but what about the story and characters? Character-wise, things are looking promising, but story and character development wise, things are still up in the air. When you have polarized main characters in terms of their restraint, so many possibilities lay ahead, both for comedy and drama. Add in the ojou-sama, Azuki Azusa (Ishihara Kaori), who inherited Youto’s PR skills and strict merciless track captain [CLASSIFIED INFO] (Tamura Yukari) and it looks like we’ll have a good time. Overly dramatic and blunt outbursts from Youto simply bounce off of Tsukiko (though how she feels inside is another matter), while Tsukushi and Azusa will introduce their own tough love into the mix.

Though we have a great cast lineup here all portraying some interesting characters, all that’s left is for the actual story and development to play out. Last season, Sakurasou’s strength lay in the unifying theme of talent and hard work, which worked well in spurring character development and giving each arc meaningful plot and direction. Henneko’s direction or theme is hazier, but some general trends can be guessed upon. It is my hope that the show will expand on the themes of identity and honesty, just as Kokoro Connect did seasons ago. Losing character traits one thinks to be weaknesses is a perfect vehicle for exploring such themes, in hopes of spurring a mature reflection on what it means to be “you” and what makes you well…you. If not that, hopefully Henneko will pull at our heartstrings and develop characters whose struggle is empathizable. I refuse to think that Henneko will turn out to be a shallower anime focusing on the fanservice and comedy, since its predecessor broke similar expectations. The fact that we placed Sakurasou low on the expectations list still bothers me today, and as such I’ll give this show a fighting chance to be an anime with similar strengths. Whether in a strong plot, strong characters, or even both, I have high hopes for J.C. Staff to pull off another great adaption.

Full-length images: 11, 15, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31.

 

Preview

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April 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm
89 comments »
  • April 14, 2013 at 8:07 pmZen

    Its a neat little show- tries to teach people to love themselves for who they are, a message to all those teenagers stricken by identity crises out there, I suppose…:)

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:44 amRaw

      While a good intention, I think most teenagers with identity-crisis will fail to see that. It’s not called a dissociative disorder for a petty reason.

      With that out of the way, TWO DELICIOUS LOLIS?! My god, my expectations were met and taken to the max!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:09 pmsonicsenryaku

    the character designs are generic but damn are they drawn well. Looks like JC staff had alot of money this season what with Railgun looking as great as it does (improved on the animation of its predecessor) and now this show also has great animation. Since JC staff is only working on two series this season (i think) here’s hoping the quality stays consistent throughout both series’

    • April 14, 2013 at 9:42 pmsortedevaras

      So the correct counter to a tsundere is to insult them until they fall in love with you? Lesson learned.

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:45 pmsortedevaras

        Damnit forgot to click cancel reply. :/

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:10 pmsquirrel

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    • April 14, 2013 at 8:26 pmSin1505

      yes you are my friend….
      not

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:01 pmsortedevaras

        Shhh don’t spoil the moment for him.

    • April 14, 2013 at 10:03 pmBlackStealth1989

      sadly, you’re the first to FAIL.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:12 pmeuler271

    great first episode

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:20 pmLondo

    The opening song is really catchy! And for once Yuki Kaji isn’t voicing an irritating character! Hell yeah!

    • April 15, 2013 at 5:18 amNekomimimeido

      Kaji Yuuki is actually good when he does not do emo wangst incompetent indecisive beta roles.

      • April 15, 2013 at 7:02 amAngryKoala

        But 90% of the characters he voices are exactly that kind of type.

        It just fits him well, I guess.

    • April 15, 2013 at 4:54 pmAnimesetsuna

      His voice is really interesting.

    • April 15, 2013 at 10:52 pmStilts

      After Issei, this proves it – Kaji Yuki was born to play pervy MCs. Typecast yourself, sir! Do this forever! IT IS YOUR DESTINY!!

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:21 pmzztop

    What does the 笑わない in the full title 変態王子と笑わない猫 stand for? Does it literally mean ‘stony’?

    • April 14, 2013 at 8:43 pmwar0blade

      warau means to laugh, warawanai means cannot laugh (I think)

    • April 14, 2013 at 8:45 pmsinkingmist

      “does not laugh”

    • April 14, 2013 at 9:02 pmzztop

      So directly translated it would be:’The Perverted Prince & the Cat that Does Not Laugh’?

    • April 14, 2013 at 9:25 pmKuntzy

      Stony is good term to use though since she can’t show emotion on her face so she’s considered stone-faced.

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:31 pmzztop

        What about ‘Unsmiling Cat’? Would that work?

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:33 pmzztop

        Or ‘Stone-faced Cat’?

        Sorry ’bout the extra post.

      • April 14, 2013 at 9:48 pmKuntzy

        It can work, however there’s nothing actually wrong with stony. It’s a legitimate word and its usage isn’t wrong in this case.

        Stony has also been used in every instance I’ve seen when referring to the series (even before it got an anime) so it’s pretty much the official english name.

      • April 14, 2013 at 10:48 pmos

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:29 pmSin1505

    I will keep watching this since if I recall properly Tsukiko’s emotionless face was soooo adorable!

    • April 14, 2013 at 8:51 pmos

      yes, true, but why?

      • April 15, 2013 at 12:02 amLim Lynn

        The reason is you have to guess whether she’s interest in Youto Yokodera.

  • April 14, 2013 at 8:31 pmos

    • April 14, 2013 at 9:58 pmThe Moondoggie

      The expression of the face: The anime seems to say “dafuq are you doing, baka’ and the Manga/Ln versions seems to say “whoa, close one!”

      The hand touching the floor is a bit farther in the anime.

      The skirt’s patterns are different underneath the skirt.

      a bit of the girl’s bra is exposed in the original, in the anime it isn’t there…

      the anime has less exposed tummy than the original.

      the sparkle of the girl’s eyes and the blush is more noticeable in the original than in the anime…

      buttons on the sleeve is missing in anime version

      *click save*

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:00 pmkasrkin519

    the arm biting scene was awesome

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:02 pmsortedevaras

    You had me at JC Staff.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:12 pmYogo

    Where’s the hentai? :3

    • April 15, 2013 at 3:49 am†Croos†

      Oh come on guys this guy is just joking.
      Give him a break.

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:48 pmThe Moondoggie

      The protagonist… but we all know that, why even ask?

    • April 17, 2013 at 6:46 pmasda

      Didn’t think there was any hentai -> Got curious -> Looked it up -> Tons of hentai

      0.0

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:22 pmKuntzy

    That opening is so friggin’ catchy. Yukarin’s been making some great themes lately. I wasn’t too fond of all her Nanoha themes but Endless Story, W:Wonder Tale and Fantastic Future have been pretty darn good (if not a little formulaic).

    Also… AZUSA’S FINALLY ANIMATED!!!!!!! (caps for flat chest great justice)

    She’s so darn adorable. Just as much, if not moreso, as Tsukiko.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:29 pmBananarchy

    yeah the interactions with youto and azusa are the best.

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:59 pmThe Moondoggie

    It’s here! It’s finally here XD!

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:38 pmbaseone

    Poor Dutch wives they’re always sacrificed, luckily the redhead lives!!

    Also I think they got Kantoku’s art a little alright.

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:41 pmChubbyChaser

    Given this scene:

    http://randomc.net/image/Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko./Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko.%20-%2001%20-%2011.jpg

    how many of you perverts would have committed a sex-crime?

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:03 pmWrenleos

    I liked Tsukiko better before the curse. :/

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:18 pmkatsudon

    I liked the pilot a lot, it had some seriously great moments. I can see why you are comparing it to Sakurasou though, Zanibas, as the pilot of that just introduced the cast and had awesome comedic moments as well. Then by episode 3 you knew it wasn’t just a typical rom-com, and it had much more to offer. (I thought that show was great, definitely one of my favorites from last season) Even if Henneko doesn’t go that route, I’m okay with it just being a fun and lighthearted romantic comedy! I have faith in J.C. Staff, they’ll do a good job with the source material. (They tend to most of the time, no reason to start doubting them now!)
    PS: is it just me, or is the opening song ridiculously catchy?

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:35 pmLim Lynn

    Youto Yokodera losing PR skill to Azuki Azusa became a Hentai Ouji after pray to copper cat and Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi cat!

  • April 14, 2013 at 11:47 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    Definitely looks to be an entertaining ride. =)

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:00 amLim Lynn

    Copper Cat takes the offering form of food or ability they don’t want.
    Azuki Azusa wish to PR and given poker face.
    Friend already wish to be generous and given his Eros ability.
    Youto Yokodera wish Eros ability and gave PR.
    Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi wish poker face and given a bun.

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:09 amLim Lynn

    Youto Yokodera made a promise with Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi after 2 years time he fall in love with her but when he started hitting on Azuki Azusa; Youto Yokodera she shows her jealousy by kicking on one of four legs the the metal bed frame.

    • April 16, 2013 at 2:19 amCrook

      Thank you, I didn’t watch the episode, so being able to read a short summary is really useful.

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:20 ampornologic

    I’ve been wondering, what does the term “PR” stands for in this anime?

    • April 15, 2013 at 9:07 amos

      Public relations

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:37 amMeldoy

    Tsukiko is the definition of moe.

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:56 amABPsycho

    While I am going to enjoy this show for how the Youto has no choice but to speak his mind he did ask a very good question. Which type of swimsuit style would be considered the most enticing. I personally agree with his choice of racerback but what about others on this board? If anything answer for SCIENCE!

    • April 15, 2013 at 7:18 amRoguespirit

      For me it depends on body type. Certain ones look better on certain girls.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:05 amAnonymous

    Zanibas, we’re not supposed to know Steel King’s real name yet.

    • April 15, 2013 at 8:52 amZanibas

      Ah, I had an itching feeling about that, hence why I partially revealed what I did. Hopefully the new fix will be better :P

      • April 15, 2013 at 3:06 pmBear

        So Azuki Azusa got the PR and the belt so the meat bun and emotion went to…oh Youto is in for a world of hurt.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:13 amSnooSnoo

    I don’t think my nutbladder can take too much of this.

  • April 15, 2013 at 3:32 amAnonymous

    There aren’t too many pilot episodes that had me laughing from start to finish, Hentai Ouji’s first episode does exactly that. A bit of Jim Carrey’s “Liar Liar” comes to mind for some of the humour that worked for me here, with Youta unable to suppress his urge to spout his lewd thoughts.

    Spare a thought for poor Barbara the Dutch Wife, being involved in all sorts of weird ritualistic sacrifices she wants no part in.

    Amongst Japanese fans, characters who are shamelessly perverted are revered as “gentleman”, for they can stay shamelessly composed while engaging in lewd acts. Examples include Araragi Koyomi of the Monogatari series and Kousaku Kyousuke of OreImo.

    But Yokodera Youta has the potential to one-up them, for he is a PRINCE, and so far, he has not disappointed.

    • April 15, 2013 at 2:45 pmSmithCB

      Then THAT is what Nyaruko was talking about when she said “Japanese Gentlemen, please stand up!” I know its a reference from somewhere else, but that makes the context more clear.

  • April 15, 2013 at 4:19 ammianghuei

    It’s so funny that he gets praised for attending club activities everyday because he wants to do squats while watching

    http://randomc.net/image/Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko./Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko.%20-%2001%20-%2001.jpg

    but wow! I like Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi’s (long name wtf!) catch phrase: Yappari hentai-san desu ne!

  • April 15, 2013 at 4:59 amAnanas

    Generic LN stuff with good directing. Refreshing.

  • April 15, 2013 at 5:20 amNekomimimeido

    Flat Chesuto Banzai!!!! Tsurupettan is really a status symbol!

    • April 15, 2013 at 6:27 amCybersteel

      Flat chests are good to0. In fact THEY’RE THE BEST!!!

  • April 15, 2013 at 7:17 amb.i.t.w.

    meet yoto a perv guy who keep perv life very quiet til steel queen want him to take over track-field club got bit yikes then after talk with a pal of his mention wishing stony cat changed a life.

    so yoto go meet stony cat with a dutch wife for it til he meet a female who want also wish on stony cat as well so they make a wish & yep be careful what you wish for on it.

    cause now yoto can’t lie also being tell all pervy truth (liar liar movie anyone) as for girl he meet aka tsukiko the stony cat make her emotionless.

    with that give want their take back their wish so search is on & oh now yoto want be a servant to azuka cause he assume she got yoto’s lying mood.

    (with DxD s2 this summer oh pervy Kaji Yuki is unleash)

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:48 amSaphirio

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:21 amJ_the_Man

    The Subtle differences I found between the Manga and Episode 1 were great. It went a long ways towards helping me to understand the plot moving forward better. Excellent first episode. Very promising. I was really excited when I read the Manga, and am pleased so far.

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:50 amMagoiichi

    It’s funny so I like it

    and the art style seems similar to Sakurasou’s.

    • April 19, 2013 at 7:12 pmmadoka

      the original manga art was done by Kantoku, but he didn’t do the art for Sakurasou

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pmK

    Love the LN, and I think the anime so far looks pretty promising. Hope JC Staffs can keep up with this quality and don’t try too hard on the story…like making the original anime ending for example (since LN isn’t ended yet).

  • April 15, 2013 at 12:32 pmtendo

    Second best show of this season. Only second to Oreimo 2nd season.

    • April 15, 2013 at 1:33 pmpokpok

      for your taste of course!

      • April 18, 2013 at 8:46 amd-LaN

        And there nothing wrong with tht. every1 have different tastes.

  • April 15, 2013 at 4:58 pmAnimesetsuna

    • April 15, 2013 at 7:50 pmEbisu

      Saaa…

    • April 16, 2013 at 2:24 amVaan

      Probably yes.

  • April 15, 2013 at 6:08 pmEntrav

    Not a bad start, definitely more entertaining than I anticipated it to be.

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm0927123

    Why can’t I hold all these HNGGGGGs…

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:10 pmBlackChaos

    Just love the art. Reminds me so much of sakurasou. I’m glad I can have this series to ease my depression since sakurasou ended. The episode was hilarious, and I am definitely looking forward to more JC staff goodness.

  • April 15, 2013 at 10:52 pmStilts

    I love this show so much I think I cried a little during some parts. And by some parts, I mean the whole thing. Other shows might be better *cough* Gargantia *cough*, but this was the most fun I’ve had so far this season!

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:46 pmThe Moondoggie

      B-but Gargantia isn’t loli….

  • April 15, 2013 at 11:39 pmdeVacto

    loli level is too high

  • April 16, 2013 at 2:25 amVaan

    My goodness! Tsukiko is just super cute!

    Gotta love Kantoku’s art.

    • April 16, 2013 at 7:56 am†Croos†

      NO SHE’S NOT!!
      JUST LOOK AT HER!!
      SHE KILLS PEOPLE!! with heart disfunction!

      • April 18, 2013 at 3:22 pmMukyuu

        I lost 5+ hearts looking at that for a few minutes. Croos pay for that.

  • April 16, 2013 at 12:58 pmLim Lynn

    I forgotten to say his running skill gone that’s why he got hit by Leader of Track team who’s the

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 16, 2013 at 2:35 pmagr0n

    Wtf is the captain holding!!! http://randomc.net/image/Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko./Hentai%20Ouji%20to%20Warawanai%20Neko.%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2002.jpg

    Seriously not knowing what that is has been bothering me.

    I loved it when he called the blonde girl flat, that was an awesome scene; it got even better when she got confused when the captain said “Choose: Dead or Die?”

    • April 16, 2013 at 5:08 pmBear

      It’s a device for strength training (arms and shoulders I think) . Just a big spring. You try to bring your hands together bending the spring.

  • April 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm0927123

    Anyone noticed how Steel King wore tights again after Youto ‘complimented’ her?

  • April 17, 2013 at 9:12 pmSmithCB

    Aren’t these two just looking for what the other now has?

  • June 29, 2013 at 3:11 pmanimefreak

    will there be a season 2??? what do u think?