Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool
Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.
Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?
Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?
Anime - Shuffle! 4.5 out of 5 romantic harem comedy
This is one of the most well rounded stories I've seen. And it's a harem anime and made from a hentai video game to boot. But it's very, very well done. It took me months to get past the whole things falling apart around episode 20. But I did and now I have the whole picture and am immensely satisfied with it.
Primera is a complete clone of Ruri from Nadesco. She looks completely cute in a maid outfit with tail and ears. Primera is also the 'way to young' love interest, but she is also central to the story.
Hmmm. I have a chart of relationships that is quite complex. Here's a go at a summary:
A nice guy lives with a girl who dotes on him and does everything for him almost like a wife. He has a couple of girl friends (not girlfriends) and guy friends at school. Most of the girl friends actually like him quite a bit and would like to go out with him. Meanwhile in this universe heaven and hell have been connected to the human world and people go back and forth between. People from hell have wide japanese elf ears. People from heaven have pointy spock ears.
So one day two new students are announced for his class and they turn out to be the daughters of Satan and God. What's worse is they both met him and were helped by him when they were very young and have chosen him to be their husband. It gets worse when Primara shows up and is a failed experiment from heaven (or hell?) who has big health problems. The fathers are actually surprised that she's still alive. He and his roommate take her in and take care of her.
There is little time for romantic bliss before dark unertones start showing up everywhere. There is a substantial story here and it's very emotional. The ending is everything it could have been as he chooses to sacrifice everything to save what (or who) he really loves.
The irony is he's the type of guy who would sacrifice himself to save someone else anyway, but don't go telling the young woman that.
Looks like it's been picked up by Funimation. Hope they don't screw it up.
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