Where else can you find a genre that shamelessly flaunts underage girls as an object of desire, where every girl fulfills some sort of perverse fantasy, where the only human with a pair is the nondescript main character? To some, the Harem genre has become the general definition for anime itself – and for good reason – by the sheer number of shows produced, the Harem has gradually worked its way up. One can’t help but think that anime has evolved (or degraded) into a visual showcase for cute animated girls.
On a rainy night, Mariya is telling ghost stories, but only Yukari is scared.
At breakfast, Mariya is excited because today is the first day that she’ll be working to recommend Mizuho for the Elder role.
Mizuho remains the object of admiration of all the girls, with everyone stopping to greet him on his way to school.
Earlier this week, a friend asked me what my favorite show this season was. My answer was “Negima.” If I had to say my top-three series for this new season, they’d be:
Negima!? is number one because it wowed me like no other show did. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have very high expectations or maybe it’s because Shinbo Akiyuki‘s style and approach to the series appeal to me so much. The animation production by Gansis/Shaft is also better than almost every other series out there. The show is weathering a lot of vocal criticism, but I personally love it and eagerly anticipate the type of alternate retelling that future arcs of the story will get.
More Thoughts And A Semi-Finalized List Of Shows I’ll Be Blogging After The Jump…
As some girls are walking to school, they see a new, beautiful figure approaching, who is followed closely by friend Mikado Mariya.