Review of Nyan Koi!
Alright let me first start off and say, yes I know I been telling you guys I will do the review for the past several weeks and now I am finally getting around to it. Aside from that my impression on Nyan Koi! was that it looked cute and eechi, but as they say you don't judge a book from its cover.
Junpei Kōsaka is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Kaede Mizuno, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately breaks the local neko-jizō-sama (guardian deity of cats). He finds he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family’s own ill-tempered cat, Nyamsus. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes to cats, he will turn into a cat himself and die from his own allergy. And the fun starts from there at least what I have thought.
As we follow Junpei along in the series he comes across the 1st 5 eps of the intro to each character entering his cursed life as he is trying to make up 100 deeds and try not to get turned into a cat if he ever wants to get somewhere with Kaede. There are some parts of the anime where it goes give off good fan service but at the same time keeps it light hearted spirit and eechiness for most of the anime. The relationships with the group seems to be as light hearted and eechi as it can be. The one twist factor in the anime I have to say is that with some anime characters out there, there is a lot of the guys look like girls and vice versa. I was confused on one of the characters whether if he or she for the longest time till the end of the episode where you find out via accidental touch touch. But then I would say more then a little more halfway through the series the anime starts to get cliche' to the point where your telling yourself you seen this before.
Soon the anime takes off in the cliche school anime where suddenly the main character does the right things finally at the end only to be embarrassed in the end right in front of her. But then realize as the hint on the last ep that they will eventually be up together weather this anime goes on for another season or not. All the support characters support him in any way as they laugh and shout and such like every other school anime. Even with the magical powered twins I still think this anime fell flat. At the end of the series it hints of having a 2nd season which I don't think this anime deserves a 2nd season.
This series ran for 12 eps long and having this plot in mind and the characters set I was ready to what this anime was going to be. The problem is that it started off with something interesting but then just falls stale at the end. Your have the support characters, Nagi Ichinos, Kotone Kirishima, Akari Kirishima, Keizou Kirishima, Chizuru Mochizuk, you have the love triangle with Junpei's child hood friend, Kanako Sumiyosh, and his love interest, Kaede Mizuno, which seems like all of this is set up well. If you are a person who have seen a lot of school theme animes this is no surprise for you. Each character on its own is great and has a very great personality to each one of them, but what this series did was fail to use them well. I am not going to give out a score as in my point of view people should watch anime on judgement calls and not scores so if you are a cat fan and want some anime to do with cats, well yea here you go. But for everyone else I would stay clear of this one unless you want to be reminded of cliche school anime theme. Not even cat ears could save the last half of this series.
written by Anthony Beanes
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