This show is terrible.
What do a bunch of attractive, intelligent, and popular kids all have in common? Why, they all have no friends, of course!
…Yes, that’s actually the premise of the show. I wish I was lying. Seven people form a club to make friends, and even after they’re all friends, they continue to insist they don’t have any friends.
Get it? It’s IRONIC. Great joke, Japan!
Were you expecting anything else here? That’s seriously as far as the story reaches. Onto the characters.
Most of these people have no redeeming qualities. And because I primarily watch anime for the characters, coming across a show where I can hardly stand a single one is torture. I would have dropped this fucking show by the second episode if I didn’t have to review the subs for season 2. But enough of my self-imposed misery. Let me impose it upon you now.
Sena is the only character in the show worth a damn, because she’s the only one that’s relatable.
Unlike every other character in the show, there’s more to Sena than just her plastic anime face. At heart, she’s an honest girl who’s not as good at handling social situations as you’d think. Since she realizes this, Sena steadfastly throws herself into whatever form of self-improvement she can grasp onto. It’s that drive to actually improve her situation (which despite the stated goals of the club, none of the other members even bother an attempt at) that makes her so likable.
Sure, she’s not a unique character, but then again, what character is?
When it comes down to it, Sena’s the best person in Haganai, which wouldn’t be an issue if she weren’t also the only decent one.
According to the Haganai wikia, “The reason why Yozora doesn’t have any friends is because she’s a natural loner and dislikes ‘normals'”.
False. The reason why she doesn’t have any friends is because she’s a cunt. I’ll out and say it: this bitch needs to be slapped.
Yozora’s sole purpose in the show is to bully Sena. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you lucky bastards who have never watched this anime, “Dark_Sage is gonna cry about how anime characters are mean, while totally not getting the humor of the situation. That’s how anime works, you baka.”
But there’s no humor here and there’s no joking behind what she does. It’s just Yozora picking on someone who can’t defend herself. What makes it so uncomfortable to watch is that Sena sits there and takes Yozora’s abuse because she thinks maybe that’s what friends do (and she considers Yozora her first female friend).
But the kind of shit Yozora pulls is entirely malicious. She tries to break Sena’s shit all the time (PSP, cell phone, etc.), and takes every opportunity to humiliate her in front of others.
Every word out of her mouth is verbal abuse. It was funny in the first episode, but by the fourth episode in, you’d have to be literally retarded to not understand the intent behind everything she does is to hurt Sena. It’s really fucked up, but something I could understand if the show took one second to portray it in a negative manner. But it doesn’t. At all.
What it comes down to is that I don’t enjoy feeling like a show’s insulting my intelligence. If Yozora spends 12 episodes bullying Sena, I want it addressed somehow. Doesn’t mean I’ll hate her character — in fact, I’d probably like her more. Have Yozora reflect for five seconds that maybe she’s being a cunt, and have her resolve to actually try to be a decent friend — that’s easy, easy character development. But when you play it off as a joke all the time, that’s when I feel you’re taking me for an idiot.
Perhaps it’s not Yozora I hate so much as the show itself.
“Oh, Sena’s getting bullied. Better put on an exasperated expression, shrug my shoulders, look at the camera, and then wait for the laugh track.”
This guy’s supposedly the main character of the show, but that appears to be his only purpose. I’m trying to think of something else to put here, but he’s so utterly forgettable I can’t come up with anything. Gomen.
I’d like to spend some more time on these chara– Haha, fooled you. No, I’d rather not spend a second more talking about this show than I have to. All of them are quirky for the sake of being quirky and that’s it. There’s no character development either — they’re just there to fill up the arbitrary number of club spots the creator of the series wanted.
- (Bottom left.) The perverted scientist/engineer/genius girl who thinks machines are just so lewd.
- (Upper left.) A ten-year-old nun who’s also a teacher who’s also retarded.
- (Upper right.) Kodoka’s sister. She thinks she’s a goth loli vampire.
- (Bottom right.) Some girl who pretends she’s a guy and wants to be a manly man, but dresses up in a maid outfit for the majority of the show.
Goddamn, Japan. I know you like pandering to idiots, but there’s only so far you can stoop. These characters are a waste of anime space. Please stop.
The music in this show sucks, the lipstick on all the characters is gaudy, the only good episode was half-recap, and the humor is terrible.
This show is shit and nobody should watch it.
But Sena is incredibly hot, so I’ll give it a 6/10.