Anime Review: Masamune-kun no Revenge (Winter 2017)
The series was made by Silver Link. It's a company that mostly do Slice of Life animes mix with School and Comedy. Well look some of the five top ranking (and members) of them.
* Non Non Biyori Repeat (Comedy, School, Seinen, Slice of Life) ;
* Kokoro Connect: Michi Random (Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural)
* Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Slice of Life, Comedy, School)
* Kokoro Connect (Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, School)
* Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shounen)
As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him "Piggy" due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve himself and returns as an incredibly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he encounters Aki once again, he is prepared to exact vengeance.
With the aid of the rich girl's maid, Yoshino Koiwai, Masamune slowly begins to build his relationship with Aki, intending to break her heart when the time is right. However, as his friendship with Aki begins to grow, Masamune starts to question the objectives of his devious plans, and if bringing them to fruition is what his heart truly desires.
Well, basically is what the synopsis says. Masamune loved Aki (a rich girl) who turn him down and called him Piggy. He left broken and swore revenge so he turn himself on a man with muscles with the sole purpose of making Aki falling in love with him and then BANG! Dump her. Talk about a bad character. Of course this interest me a lot. In the beginning he start making some real good impressions on every girl and even Aki looks at him (although not with love but probably more disdain) after all she rejects every single man/boy she meets giving them horrible nicknames.
Then he receives a letter saying that she knows who he is - but it was not Aki but Koiwai (a servant girl) of Aki. She tells him that she will help me destroy Aki confidence. So each episode is filled with comedy and slowly building a relation between Masamune and Aki. He turns down both Fujinomiya (a beautiful rich girl who confesses his love to him) and the class president Tae Futaba - both very cute.
There is also a boy (who In the beginning I thought it was a girl called Sonoka Kaneko (he is mostly there to be treated as a girl or gay I don't know but he isn't).
In the last couple episodes enters another character (a boy called Kanetsugu Gasou) who tries to make Aki believe is Masamune (because his mother mistakes one with another) and that they have an arranged marriage. I think this was poorly made (because he just appear in the last two episodes) and probably is story should have been better told.
In the two last episodes they also have a competition of theater plays. Both Kanetsugu and Masamune are battling for Aki. The friends of Aki lock Masamune (who is running a fever) and Koiwai locks Kanetsugu. In the end Masamune is released and he tries to make her play kissing her in the end and she slaps punches him hard.
Then the last 15 minutes they all join together and sing in a karaoke. Both Masamune and Aki in the end sit in a park and Aki says she would do anything for him because he was the prince in the play. He ask for a kiss but instead she puts a muffin or something in his mouth (probably because Koiwai appear with her food). Didn't I tell you about her food disorder? She is skinnier than hell but its like a pig.
Well this is...
I was really upset of how they ended the show. Okay they should have ended with something more than a premise of a season 2 that might not even exist. After all the rankings are not the best... I think in the middle of the season, after an interesting premise it felt that the creators didn't know what to do to make people interested on this revenge so it's just fillers and fillers of nothing of particular interest. Masamune is so determined to chase that girl that make him burn that he negates every single other female character (even if they are prettier, sexier 2D girls). Aki is pretty but have no boobs, no ass no nothing. Is revenge so important?
It felt that this was a journey, and after all that is all that is important, to a climax that simple does not exist. I would give this a better higher score if there was a partial ending... A season two will come? If so I will watch it BUT I think it's not worth it...
The average score was 7.24 and I gave it a 5. Basically because in the end I felt that there should have been at least
|Masamune, Sonoka Kaneko, Koiwai & Aki|
Story 5 (It started with a 8 but then climb down)
Enjoyment 4 (It also started with a 8 but then climb down)
I am very in doubt giving in a 5. I should give it two notes.
The first couple of episodes I would rank it a 8. But by the end I would rank it a 2 or 3. But since I will not give that I will set it a 5.
Recommendation: You want Revenge driven shown? You will not get it here.