Type: We have to stop Junta from becoming the Mega-Playboy!
Synopsis: That way I can get a nice husband, cute pet, and sweet, sweet home!
Pros: The basic premise for this comedic anime is that the protagonist, Junta, is destined to become the “Mega-Playboy”, inadvertently causing the severe overpopulation of Earth. Ignoring the concept of multiverse theory, the future sends back a “DNA Operator” whose mission is to stop the Junta from becoming the Mega-Playboy. The farce begins when the DNA Operator, Karin, accidentally causes Junta to become the Mega-Playboy. What follows is a fairly tongue and cheek series of misunderstandings, with sexy results. The most interesting part of watching this show was experiencing an early 90’s ecchi love comedy. The main difference was in how the characters each treated each other over romantic events. For instance, Junta was more open with his feelings, telling Karin outright that he liked her over the others girls. Meanwhile, all Karin cared about was getting Junta to fall in love with his childhood friend in order to stymie the Mega-Playboy. If this was made today, Junta would be a shy and indecisive boy, and Karin would have fallen in love with him the moment he expressed any sort of interest in her. It was very interesting to see how narrative conventions changed over time (p.s. The opening was very nice to look at).
Cons: To my surprise, the show have interwoven plot threads throughout its run-time. The main plot involves Karin trying to get Junta and his childhood friend Ami together. A secondary plot involves the various girls that fall for Junta’s “Mega-playboy” form, such as Ami’s friend Kotomi and the popular girl Tomoko. A tertiary plot involves Tomoko’s cheating boyfriend, Ryuji, trying to figure out why Tomoko would go for a guy like Junta. Speaking of which, I thought the way they handled the “Mega-Playboy” was well done. The show never lets you forget that the Mega-Playboy is the problems trying to be solved. While he is used to resolve certain scenes, Karin still tries to get rid of him, and Ami straight up does not like him. There’s a particularly great scene where the Mega-Playboy brushes Ami off to be with another girl, showing us that while dynamic, he is not what Junta should be. What’s I’m trying to say is that the show was a lot better written than I thought it was going to be. That being said, the show suffers from a lot of old troupes. Karin becomes repetitive with her one gag of wanting a husband, pet, and house. Junta’s anti-girl vomiting was not funny, and neither was Tomoko’s anti-boy farting. I liked Ami’s mental block about getting together with Junta, but would have liked an episode with just the two of them interacting. Also, the Ryuji thing. In the show, Ryuji is Junta’s sort of rival, who hates him for having Tomoko’s attention. So when he is presented with powers of his own, shape-shifting, his solution is to try to sexually assault Ami and physically assault Tomoko while looking like Junta. That was gross and uncesssary. Worse yet, the show has the audacity to have Tomoko (and the audience) forgive him after he gets beaten up by Junta in the last episode. F@#$ you tv show. That’s not happening.
Watch it: Better than I thought it would be (3/5)
While a little inept, she’s actually a good character.
Best Episode: Ep.03 “On the night of the festival -Ami” (Find a girl that will punch the s#%% out of you for acting stupid. That’s marriage material.)