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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Review

8/10

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! is a parody on the mahou shoujo genre. The elements it mocks are obvious and the characters actually acknowledge it – unlikely heroes flashily transforming into their ridiculous costumes with out-of-this-world powers battling monsters-of-the-week while upholding their valiant virtues of love and friendship. As a quirky deconstruction of the style, the series manages to pull it off with as few hitches as possible.

Even the construction of the episodes is a parody. It is all in the episodic nature of the monster-of-the-week ploy, leaving a few hints of the over-all plot until unveiling it, albeit slowly, in last few episodes, and, of course, the all-too-grand climatic final episode. It’s not worth enjoying if it is taken too seriously. After all, Boueibu is just a bunch of boys randomly given powers of love to save the Earth from hatred.

The design and animation could have been more flashy – as flashy as Sailor Moon and Free! combined. At the very least, it could be described as fitting to Boueibu‘s identity as a parody of a genre. The surprise, however, is the music. I expected something decent at best but I was amazed at the remarkable effort given to the sound.

Boueibu is what one would call a “basic” anime. While it is “basic”, it nevertheless captures our attention with the charm of its characters and the wit of the script. The combination of the two elements is refreshing despite being only a cover-up for the series’ identity as a parody with nothing else to work on save for the fact that it has magical boys instead of magical girls. It unexpectedly leaves you rolling on the floor or facepalming while laughing at its ludicrousness.

There is an irony in Boueibu in that one would have to take it seriously in order to realize that it’s not to be taken seriously. It serves as an example to the anime audience to remind them of how one can still enjoy a series without taking it too seriously. It doesn’t need you to think about ulterior motives or predict courses of action. Boueibu only requires one to pay attention.

It doesn’t stand out too much but at least it does. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! is a half lighthearted and half gut-busting comedy and I easily recommend it to anyone who seeks such.

02/03/2015 This Week in Anime

Some lulls, some ups and downs, and some surprises as series continue. Nevertheless, anime has its way to keep us watching. Continue reading 02/03/2015 This Week in Anime

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! Episode 3 Recap

It’s guys and popularity among guys. Despite everything, it’s an insightful glimpse at the relationships between guys. Either this show is serious or I’m just bored and making things up, this anime is gold. (Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!) Continue reading Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! Episode 3 Recap

01/21/2015 This Week in Anime

The second episode is the door to the future. At this point, a series has not yet fully blossomed but it is showing its colors. Think of it as the honeymoon period of an anime. It just started and a lot of things still need getting used to – the pacing, the style and even the characters themselves. You get the point. Continue reading 01/21/2015 This Week in Anime

01/14/2015 This Week in Anime

It’s the start of the winter season! And we are met with some good and some unremarkable new series. The season offers us a wide variety of anime but sometimes you only have to dig a little deeper to find just what you’re looking for.

I cast a wide net this season. From the dead serious to the lighthearted, Animejin has set out to recap series that look interesting from their titles, posters, and synopses and bring out their essences.

So let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading 01/14/2015 This Week in Anime