I really wanted to dislike this show. What with the average artwork, the overdone Zero no Tsukaima-esque magical steampunk setting, and the harem by the numbers setup. But then about 5 minutes through, when Akuto learned of his future career as Demon Lord and the misunderstandings began, I was dekkai won over.
I’m a little surprised that Scamp, Hinano and Janette all found Kaichou wa Maid-sama to be not that good. I haven’t watched enough shoujos to know what’s standard shoujo trope, but I actually liked it quite a bit. Still iffy on whether I’d continue watching it, but I thought it was much better than the last shoujo I tried to watch: Kimi ni Todoke. In my book, Kimi ni Todoke = all shoujos. So I’m going to tell you why I thought the first ep of Kaichou was about 500 times better than the beginning of Todoke.
Even though I haven’t really enjoyed Key’s works before, Angel Beats was one of the shows I was looking most forward to this spring, if only because it sounded like Key was breaking out of their typical depressing harem mold. And to that effect, the first episode was a big success. Interesting story, likeable characters, chances of depressing harem developing low, lots of action, good looking show.
Well, I guess I might as well write this since I’m still around. But I’m going to go out on a limb here. B Gata H Kei will be the best comedy of the season. Better than Arakawa. Better than K-ON. Better than Working. Or any of the other 2-bit harem comedies.
Apparently this was just a preview airing of the first episode of Working. The show doesn’t really kick off until the first week of April.