It took a while to get motivated but now I am and I’ve started doing my research on the upcoming anime of the Summer season. I started the Binbougami Ga manga and I’m glad that’s where I began.
First off this is an eechi comedy and from the first chapter it also seems like it’s going to try and be heartwarming. Sakura, the protagonist meets a magical girl, Momijin who is a god of misfortune. The god appears to be very unlucky and enjoys cosplaying as a nurse. As far as plots go this isn’t exactly the most interesting and seems to follow the “Write a manga” formula to the letter. The first chapter ends in typical fashion as the god of misfortune moves into Sakura’s house.
The thing I enjoy most about the manga was the character dynamic between the girls and the fact that Sakura is ultra lucky and Momijin is very unlucky. If used correctly this idea could be very entertaining and provide some very interesting comedy moments. For the most part I expect this to be funny and full of fan service but lacking a complex plot.
As expected breast sizes were a key part of conversation between the characters and every time a male character showed up his IQ would drop to zero and he would drool at Sakura’s feet until he was given a menial task to complete. So yes Binbougami Ga is sexist and using a million stereotypes but that’s what it’s about and if you don’t like that in an anime then this isn’t for you.
It’s funny and I’ll be trying the first few episodes to see how it turns out but don’t expect me to blog about it as it’s just mindless fun and nothing more. I’m not sure what to blog about next season and only time will tell.