Hentai Ouji To Warawanai Neko

December 21, 2013

Be careful what you wish for. Because for most of the time, we end up getting more than what we bargained for. But that doesn’t stop us from hoping to wish for better things, right? Maybe that’s why I was somewhat a little disappointed when I learnt Hentai Ouji To Warawanai Neko didn’t turn out exactly to be what I expected. I know. I only have myself to blame for jumping to conclusions based on the title itself. Hearing the word ‘hentai’ in the title, I confidently assume that even though this anime won’t go so far as being a hentai, there is going to be some sort of a slapstick harem romance comedy. Some fanservice here and there. Especially when you have a perverted prince around, how can you not expect the main guy to not be the king of perverts? And you know what they say about expectations and disappointment, right? That’s why I only have myself to blame. Though this series still has some romance and comedy elements, a tinsy winsy bit of fanservice (if you can call them that), but it’s not going to be slapstick. If I have to summarize what this anime is about in a short sentence: Perverted guy (which is quite normal for his age) and a girl make a wish upon a cat statue. One to express his inner lust and the other to hide her emotions.

Episode 1
Youto Yokodera is doing squats as part of his perverted pleasure to peep on girls. Till the Track Club president, Tsukushi whom he nicknames the Steel King confronts him. He knows he is in sh*t but Tsukushi has decided. She wants him to succeed her as the club’s president because of his tenacity of doing squats every day without fail. Afraid of being beaten up by her brute force, Yokodera lies to accept her offer. On his way home, Yokodera talks to his friend Ponta about his dream of getting along with girls. Ponta gives all his porn collection to him since he no longer desires them. He is now concerned with world poverty and hunger. Seriously. This guy? Yes. With every 100 Yen, those poor kids can get 40 litres of clean water. As said, there is a stony cat statue on top of the hill. If you give it an offering, it’ll take what you don’t want and give it to someone who needs it. Ponta went to offer his body pillow to rid his perverted desires and here he is, reborn as a new man. Of course Yokodera goes to try it out seeing it is because of his facade that prevents him from living his life to the fullest. He wants to get along with girls. He happens to stumble upon Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi who thinks he is some sort of pervert. He chases her in circles till he finally catches her. She begs for him to spare her since her measurements are not up to par and to at least wait a couple more years. Till then she wants to remain pure then. Yokodera assures Barbara is just his body pillow and he has never pushed a girl down before. When they calm down, Yokodera learns she is here to make a wish to hide her emotions. After they pray at the statue, Tsukiko finds a bun missing while Yokodera couldn’t find his belt for Barbara. They leave. Next day at school, Yokodera and Ponta witness somebody trying to confess to Azusa Azuki. However she tells him off that he is only all talk and no action. Utter defeat. Yokodera suddenly cannot control his thoughts and starts speaking his mind. He says aloud the flat chest she has and his opinions on different types of breasts. Azuki tries to maintain her composure although appalled. Yokodera tries to run away but bumps into Tsukushi who is trying to question him about skipping this morning’s practice. Yokodera starts speaking his mind again, chiding her for wearing running shorts instead of her normal running tights. Ever since that day, everybody calls him the Pervert Prince.

As school ends, Tsukiko visits him in his classroom but he doesn’t remember who she is so she needs to do judo on him to refresh his memory. It seems ever since she prayed at the statue, she cannot do any sort of facial expression and this is bad as she cannot live a normal life. She wants to pray for them back but as Yokodera points out, it only gives what you don’t want to someone who needs it. Since her facial expressions were given to somebody else, they don’t know if she’ll ever get it back. He has an idea to make her laugh and that is to tickle her. Not working. But it gave her an idea to get someone who doesn’t want their facade to pray to this statue. Both of them form an alliance to get back what they lost. But next day, Yokodera ends up in the infirmary because he was too straight forward in asking Tsukushi about something perverted. In the next bed is Azuki. Yokodera continues to talk like a pervert when Tsukiko wonders their relationship. Azuki says they help each other out. Maybe. After she leaves, Tsukiko concludes she wasn’t able to speak her mind because she was here. Yokodera thinks back that he ridiculed her in public and yet she tried to maintain her composure. Such strong facade is abnormal. He thinks she must have received his facade and notices the choker on her neck exactly the same like Barbara’s belt. He is going to ask her to give the facade back (since he believes it belongs to him). But the way he tells Azuki to take responsibility, give everything she has stolen back to him, share her body and soul with him and wants to be by her side… Sounds vey ambiguous, doesn’t it? And he has to say it right in front of everybody in school! What he meant was he wants to become her dog. Although Azuki doesn’t want it, she is forced to acknowledge it and everybody thinks the princess has finally fallen to the charms of this Pervert Prince.

Episode 2
Yokodera keeps a diary a day in a dog’s life to Azuki. Annoying. Very. He brings her to an animal maid cafe and to their surprise find Azuki working there. She is forced to serve them but Yokodera won’t have his way since Tsukiko pull him outside to a love hotel. It’s not what he thinks. They’re supposed to wait till Azuki finishes her shift and talk to her. They are about to follow her but a love hotel worker confronts them, thinking the underage kids want to do something illegal. Yokodera could feel Tsukiko shivering in fear behind him and takes her to run away. Later she asks if they do look like a couple. Her parents died and she doesn’t have any brothers. Therefore talking with boys is always embarrassing so she avoids doing so. Although she is embarrassed, she is unable to show it right now, the only thing she is grateful to the cat statue. Later, they catch Azuki working at a construction site. And so, Yokodera becomes some sort of a stalker observing the different jobs she does to her behaviour in school. He even made a presentation of this and shows it to her! What the hell?! All this just to get closer to her?! What does she take this delusional perverted for? Yokodera doesn’t intend to tell others about this and wants to go out on a date with her this weekend. Of course the ulterior motive is that if Azuki sees that being normal is okay, she might not need the facade anymore. Tsukiko was eavesdropping and wants to tag along too. Come Saturday, the first thing Yokodera brings Azuki is to a bridal shop! Happiness for commoners? He takes a step further by bringing her to a planned parenthood workshop! Is this how far this kid wants to take responsibility? He’s lucky to get a punch in a gut. Okay, maybe not so lucky. Azuki notices Tsukiko popping up and I’m not sure how the tension between them rises so much that it’s as though they’re fighting over him (although they deny it).

The trio spend time at the video arcade. Azuki sucks. Tsukiko triumphs in all. When Azuki and Tsukiko are acting all friendly, this prompts Yokodera to note how fast they grow closer. Azuki denies it and says they’re only playing together was because he let her trick her into it. She feels bitter that being friends is only a pain because they’ll betray you in the end. She leaves for the toilet and Yokodera feels she has lost something important because of that facade. Tsukiko doesn’t want him to go after her because everyone has trouble understanding their relationship with others. She wonders if Azuki was her sister. Yokodera is surprised to see Tsukushi here. Trying to teach a lesson to her members skipping on practice? Real sh*t. Guess what? She is Tsukiko’s sister! She is not too happy she hasn’t heard about this. Yokodera allows everyone to escape by touching her boobs, causing her to be stunned for a while. When Azuki comes out, she finds her friends gone and a couple of old school friends start taunting her Bean Sprouts. Tsukiko stops Yokodera from running away to remind him they have abandoned Azuki. When they return, they see Azuki sitting quietly while being teased by those old friends. After they leave, Azuki’s face is clearly disappointed and really thinks they have abandoned her. She knows he has some sort of ulterior motive like asking her out on a date so they could get her guard down and force her to meet her old school friends. She believes they were just making fun of her. With tears streaming down her eyes, she calls everyone a liar and doesn’t want them to talk to her again. Yokodera is left to ponder their predicament that has left none of them happy.

Episode 3
Yokodera can’t get Azuki off his mind no matter how much he wants to see other girls in swimsuits. He tries to visit her but she has locked herself in her room. Later Yokodera talks to Tsukiko at the cat statue. Seems she too tried to explain to Azuki that it was her fault but she’s not in listening mood. Tsukiko is also not in talking terms with her sister. She thinks if he is more honest with Azuki like he is to her, she might forgive him. He should also let his words guide his action. What if it leads him astray? Tsukiko notes she might regret meeting him and Azuki. Even so she will still speak up otherwise she can’t move forward. Yokodera goes to talk to Azuki’s old friends. They played a trick on her by telling her the wrong destination for their school trip. They did not intend for it to backfire that way so Yokodera tells them they should say it to Azuki instead. Yokodera then goes to kidnap Azuki (her mom gives the approval!). In the taxi, he talks to her he is doing this because he can’t leave her alone. Despite acting like an aloof princess, he knows she didn’t like to be alone. He notes she has a cute personality but is trying hard to be somebody else. What she needs isn’t something others can give her. As he brings her to cat statue, she wonders if he’ll love her. He cannot be sure since he doesn’t feel the spark whenever he looks at her. What he is talking about is how others would treat her. He tells her about his true intention to get back his facade. She is sad this is the truth and starts crying. However it is true that he doesn’t want to leave her alone either and wants to be her friend. That’s not a lie. Azuki makes a wish and instantly Yokodera gets his facade back. There is also a letter from Tsukiko asking if they could become friends again.

Tsukiko finds a demon mask and it brings back memories how she first met Yokodera at the playground. She wanted to be a kindergarten teacher but felt her goal slipping away since she couldn’t get along with children. Yokodera thought if she would just remove the mask but she couldn’t as she is prone to emotions and wears it to hide them. He suggests wearing a different and more pleasant one then. A petal enters her belly button so he helps her pick it out. It’s ticklish. He enjoys it. It’s her first time calling him a pervert. In present time, Azuki asks Yokodera if they could go out again for summer vacation. But all his suggestions have something to do with the video arcade… Enough of that! Later in the classroom, Tsukiko notes Yokodera’s relationship with Azuki improving and he has got his facade back. She requests that he goes on a date with her. If he wants to show his gratitude, he can do so by sticking around her for a while. Tsukiko is from the Child Welfare Club and has him opine on the picture storyboards she drew for the kids at the nursery. Another flashback reveals Tsukiko returned with another mask, a cat one. She was happy all the children were friendlier. She announced she might be in the same school with Yokodera next month and wondered if he could recognize her without the mask. He is confident he will spot her right away so she won’t try and find him in this game of fate. So if he sees her, be sure to let her know. Well… Back to present time, Yokodera gives his opinion but Tsukiko doesn’t feel her storytelling can be effective since she lacks emotions to show it to the children. Yokodera thinks she would make a good sports club manager since she is a utility person but she shoots down the idea of becoming the Track Club’s manager. Asking about the relationship with her sister, she says her sister hates her.

Episode 4
Tsukiko doesn’t hate her sister and she thinks because their parents died, Tsukiko was pretty ‘demanding’ and Tsukushi would do anything for her. When she ended middle school, she started avoiding her so she thought if she hid her emotions and stopped being childish, maybe they would get along again. Later Tsukiko gets a call from Azuki to personally thank her for the other day. Yokodera goes talk to Tsukushi and she thinks it’s time to enact her justice for two-timing her sister. Yokodera manages to trick her it was his ‘brother’ and thus not at fault. She believes him. Seriously. Tsukushi doesn’t believe Tsukiko prayed to the cat statue and lost her emotions. It possibly can’t have power because she was the one who built that statue when she was young. Later Yokodera confirms this with Tsukiko. Though they rarely fought, it was made out of apology and they swore to always be together. That memory is dear to her. Since Yokodera still wants to help her get back her emotions, she asks him to accompany her out this Sunday. He is supposed to help choose her clothes and he had the cheek to pick a swimsuit. He realizes she might be serious in taking up his advice and tries to stop her, only to see her in her birthday suit in the changing room. Is it a good thing he can’t see her emotions? You can’t tell how mad or embarrassed she is, right? When Yokodera sends her back, Tsukushi is waiting for him. The ‘brother’. Yes, she still believes that. Yokodera can’t understand why she wants to interfere in Tsukiko’s life and she should have no problem if she is happy. Tsukushi wants to sever their bond as sisters. She mentions something about their future and marriage, the reason she wants to cut off their relationship. Yokodera becomes upset that she doesn’t know what Tsukiko is going through. Tsukushi believes she is trying to be an adult by hiding her emotions herself and not because of some statue. If she becomes an adult, she can go to university and marry in peace. Perhaps she should just destroy the statue and stop all the rumours. Seriously, Yokodera wants to fight her? He got knocked out. He wakes up finding himself on Tsukiko’s lap. Tsukiko thinks it’s okay if she doesn’t get her emotions back. Her sister might hate her more than before so staying like this is for the best. Besides, once he helps her retrieve her emotions, what happens next? Will there be a reason for them to hang out? He has Azuki but she’ll do whatever it takes to stay a bit longer by his side. Therefore she asks him again, once her emotions return, what is he to her?

Yokodera talks to Azuki and requests her help and since she is Tsukiko’s rival, she agrees. Tsukushi meets Yokodera at the cat statue since she has received his letter of challenge. He is challenging her over Tsukiko and if he defeats her, he will become her brother! Huh? He thinks they’ve spent plenty of time together and seen her in her birthday suit to qualify to be that? How does that make him her brother? He even prays to the cat statue to take his tendency to avoid conflict (how did the cat get his underwear?). Tsukushi starts talking why she is more qualified to be her sister by telling some pretty embarrassing things. But doesn’t she sound she still loves her? Yes. Tsukushi admits she still loves her sister. Tsukiko had been eavesdropping and forces them to stop and apologize. Tsukushi seems unconvincing when she says she still loves her. Like she’s trying to hide something. Yokodera has done his homework and shows Tsukiko that she will be heading to MIT in USA as proof she wants to sever their ties. Tsukushi is now forced to tell the truth: She hugs Tsukiko and says she loves her so much that she wants to marry her! In Massachusetts, same sex marriage is legalized! She wants to stop being sisters and live together as partners! Tsukiko having lost her emotion is part of her marriage blues as she believes. Tsukiko pours cold water on her idea they can’t marry because they are blood related. Her plan was imperfect from the start. Tsukushi requests the cat god to return Tsukiko’s emotions otherwise she’ll use her justice on it. The statue gives out some weird laughter before dropping a bun onto Tsukiko’s hands. She gives it all to her sister. Yokodera wonders if it’s okay to do so since it represents all her facial expressions. She is fine with it since she is her only sister. With that, Tsukiko sill lost her emotions, the cat god seemed to have lost his power and Yokodera didn’t get his underwear back. As summer vacation is near its end, Yokodera notices there is more coldness in Tsukiko. More than just her words. Something even more devastating has happened: Yokodera’s house is missing!

Episode 5
Azuki is spending time with her old school friends at the Okinawa beach. She’s pretty concern if Yokodera would should up or not. Don’t bet on it. They are here accompanying Azuki because Yokodera thought it would be nice if they redo the school trip and become friends again. Though, I think Azuki would have preferred to be with a certain someone. Yokodera calls Ponta about his problem but he is clearly uninterested. He is more interested in helping the homeless kids in Africa… You’re on your own. So he calls Tsukiko and she talks lots of hypothetical things about the situation. Since it’s raining, she offers him to stay at her place. I don’t know how trying to prove his worth as a man, he starts grabbing her like a child and make a mad dash. Don’t blame her if she starts biting. She lets him take a bath first and he has the cheek to ask to bath together. I think she gets the idea but he too gets the idea when she warns that the police station is just a minute away. So Yokodera waits for Tsukiko to barge into the bathroom. Any second now… Always happens in those games, right? Keep waiting… He heard a commotion outside and finds the little one trying to prevent the big one from entering. Because he has his sense of shame taken away, he doesn’t feel embarrassed when he’s standing naked in front of the girls. Now it’s their turn to see him in his birthday suit. He finds flustering Tsukushi cute. But staring at her too long means she has thrown enough things to hurt his manhood. Yokodera is tied up and Tsukushi still believes he is that evil ‘brother’. He is only spared thanks to Tsukiko who reminds big sister that he is her guest. He is not entirely out of the woods yet since he doesn’t have any freedom to go to the toilet. He’s already at his limit. Tsukiko gives him a bottle. Everything will settle soon. He’s being abandoned… 10 minutes later, Tsukushi has fallen asleep as Yokodera tries to sneak out. However Tsukushi is sleep taking and mistakes Yokodera as Tsukiko and won’t let him go. It breaks his heart to see her crying in her sleep and doesn’t want to be separated from Tsukiko. He tries to call Azuki but she’s not picking up since she is reconciling with her friends. Yokodera thought he left the toilet lights on but to his surprise, it is Tsukiko who is taking a bath. She realizes too late it is not her sister. He tries to leave but in bad timing, there Tsukushi is behind him. She thinks he is finally going to sink his poisonous fangs into Tsukiko. She’s upset she herself doesn’t get much chance to see Tsukiko fresh out of the bath. He could have been a goner had not Tsukiko stop her sister. Yokodera runs to the storeroom. It is pretty dark and messy. He stumbles upon Barbara. What is this body pillow doing here? Even his futon is here! Perhaps his entire house furniture! Even more surprising, a giant cat statue sitting amidst the mess.

Episode 6
Tsukiko finds Yokodera living in her storeroom. Why not? Technically his house is here. Realizing all the porn around, she cuts it up with her scissors. The more he tries to worm his way out, the faster the scissors go. Yokodera tries to ask Tsukushi about the cat statue and from what he understands, her family worships it and it grants wishes. Because Tsukushi still believes about Yokodera’s ‘brother’, he is forced to make a claim that ‘he’ is after Tsukiko and to steal her away. Yokodera is then forced to compliment Tsukiko with all his heart if he doesn’t want to get squished by her. Tsukushi then devices a plan to kill the ‘brother’ so Yokodera quickly devices his own plan to prevent that by suggesting to rid of those feelings first. Because if you kill ‘him’, there is a chance that Tsukiko will still like ‘him’. One the duo are separated, Tsukiko’s feelings for ‘him’ will die out. Back at the storeroom, Yokodera finally picks up Azuki’s call. She tries to make it like he misses her but honestly, I don’t think he feels that way. Because of the thought if seeing Azuki in a bikini with his own 2 eyes, he somewhat makes a wish and suddenly Azuki drops before him. It proves the cat does grant wishes. For some odd reasons, Azuki starts wishing that he plays with her belly button. The cat grants her wish and because she didn’t like this fake love, she takes it back. Things return to normal. Although Yokodera has no idea what happened, he realizes that it is possible to take back wishes. Noticing her different hairstyle today, he compliments her.

Later when Yokodera goes to tell Tsukiko about having Azuki over for dinner, he notices her feeling quite happy. She must have eavesdropped his compliment then. To Yokodera’s horror, Tsukushi is also here to seduce the ‘brother’. During dinner, Tsukushi and Azuki end up fighting over the rights to seduce Yokodera (turning him into some obedient pet, I guess). They are stopped when Tsukiko warns about wasting food. When Yokodera thanks Tsukiko for the dinner, he learns that she might be the one responsible for wishing his house to be gone. It was something indirect. Because she thought they would never get the chance to eat dinner together as he lived so far and thus in a way the cat may have twisted that wish of hers. As for walking her home, it doesn’t mean he’ll always be around her. She then thanks and for today’s dinner and apologizes for the trouble caused since her wish was granted without incident and everything was resolved soundly. As Yokodera rests in the storeroom, Tsukushi comes in to seduce him but doesn’t know how to proceed further. Yokodera warns her about doing so because it will lead her to get screwed up in the future. She doesn’t care as long as it gets her Tsukiko back. Yokodera believes Tsukiko is stronger than she thinks but Tsukushi thinks otherwise and feels she will eventually lose out to him. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be separated from a loved one and doesn’t want to be left behind again. In tears, she notes if that should happen again, this world should fall into ruin. The cat grants her wish and crumbles the entire storeroom.

Episode 7
The duo are brought in to the main house as Azuki confronts Tsukushi the kind of ‘accident’ she got into. Yokodera thinks he is thinking too much and thus lack of sleep. Due to the typhoon, school is out but it seems the telephone lines (fixed and mobile) and the television transmission is out too. When Tsukiko suggests playing cards, the place starts to flood. Yokodera helps the girls to move the stuffs to the next floor but it is no use as it’s starting to leak. Yokodera wonders if this is the effect of that single wish while Tsukushi wonders if the secret room is safe. What secret room? A room filled with pictures of Tsukiko!!! Stalker material confirmed. Tsukiko bans and officially closes this ‘museum’ by tearing apart all the precious photos. Yokodera chances upon the sisters’ parents altar and he goes to pay his respect. He sees a vision of what may be their late mother. Tsukushi only takes her parents’ pictures since everything else is already etched in her heart (including the sleeping image of Tsukiko!). As the flood is already affecting this section, Yokodera tells Tsukushi that the cat statue really has the ability to grant wishes. Tsukushi believes that is true because when she was young, she wished she always made up with Tsukiko after a fight. Yokodera wants her to cancel this wish but when Tsukushi does so, the flood only gets worst. The storm is still in effect and the only thing restored is the storeroom. He gets a call from Ponta chiding the nerve he had to skip school. It is sunny over there and the typhoon blew over last night. Yokodera realizes the typhoon is only happening here because of the cat statue. Yokodera then requests Azuki to divert Tsukushi’s attention and talk to her for a while as he goes to sort things with Tsukiko. At first she is reluctant since she doesn’t like her. But after he explains about Tsukiko getting lonely easy and feels bad for her knowing, Azuki without question brings Tsukushi somewhere else.

Yokodera then goes to talk to Tsukiko. He knows he is enjoying this situation. Not that cards, this typhoon thingy. He doesn’t want her to accept this reality and despite her love for cleaning, she can’t clean a flooded house. Tsukiko mentions about cleaning become a bother since this house is too big for the sisters. She wonders if he would still be her big brother like he said he would. However he can’t grant her wish and be part of her family. He can’t always be by her side to make her happy. She feels disappointed in his answer. Just when she had accepted he would never see her more than a little sister, now it has to be this? The place starts crumbling as Tsukiko calls him names to vent her disappointment. Yokodera restrains her and forces her to listen. He wants to be someone other than family. It’s somewhat exciting if they don’t get to see each other always. They may be next to each other and can’t see the same things or live together but if they remain close and meet each other now and then, that way they will be apart but yet close enough. He invites her to come over to his place for dinner next time. She holds him to this promise and with a few words, she nullifies the wish and the place is restored to normal, the weather cleared up. Two weeks later, Yokodera shows proof to Tsukushi that the ‘brother’ does not exist. However she thinks even if ‘he’ has been removed from the family register and doesn’t exist in this world, she will stand by ‘his’ side. She has already asked Tsukiko and confirmed she has no feelings for Yokodera’s ‘brother’. Although she still loves Tsukiko, she is also serious about him. Because Yokodera doesn’t get it, Tsukushi kisses him. So now do you get it? As shock as he may be, not as shock as Azuki who witnessed everything. Azuki feels it is not his fault and it would be probably be herself if there is anyone to blame. At the cat statue, she makes a wish to start anew.

Episode 8
Tsukiko wonders if Yokodera and Azuki are fighting. More accurately, she’s been avoiding him. Suddenly a girl lands a double flying kick into Yokodera’s face and calls him her onii-chan. He doesn’t remember who she is and because of that she makes a wish out of her little cat statue. Turns out she is Emanuela Paularola or Emi for short and is Ponta’s little sister who recently returned from Italy. Yokodera is given the task to show Emi around school since she’s giving that sweet loli smile. So sweet that Tsukiko is on the verge of calling the police of a loli pedo hybrid monster pervert. Riding on his shoulders, Emi is shown around school and after getting into a little spat with the Track Club’s Vice Prez, Emi notes how boring everything is and makes a wish upon her mini cat statue so that everything will be a lot more fun. Emi starts playing catch with Yokodera using Vice Prez’s bra. When she comes in, Yokodera is surprised that she did not reprimand him but praises him instead. Even odder, it’s like the school turned into mini Italy! Coliseum? Pisa? The girls are all wearing swimsuits and calling Yokodera their Prince! He totally loves this, right? After leaving Emi in Tsukushi’s care, Yokodera goes to have lunch with Tsukiko. She talks hypothetically about a new sister popping up in his life. In short, Tsukiko doesn’t like Emi and smells she is a conniving and black hearted schemer. To Yokodera’s surprise, Tsukiko is also wearing a swimsuit and calling him Prince. When they go pick up Emi, Emi sees Azuki spying and excuses herself. Yokodera catches Azuki and she starts spewing all the perverted names on him. Azuki can’t understand why Tsukiko is in a swimsuit because that is definitely not their school uniform as she believes.

Yokodera smells something fishy and goes to the rooftop whereby he confirms his suspicions this is the work of the cat statue. There is one sitting at the roof pinnacle. Tsukiko points out it made 3 big changes: Making people treat him like a prince, having swimsuit as the uniform and making school oddly fun. She cannot think all this benefited a single person. Although Yokodera asserts it is not him, she warns him to turn things back. Or else, do you want to see her in berserker mode? Later as Yokodera ponders things, he nearly got killed by Tsukushi thinking he was trying to jump off the roof to commit suicide. First, she hopes he could relay to his ‘brother’ how nice a person she is (she threatens him nicely for that). She also believes it wasn’t him who made this wish. Long ago, her family once thought of moving to Italy and her dad had connections to that country. He used to lay photos and dream of that faraway place. As these sights bring back memories, Tsukushi thinks this is her wish. Since she wants to know the truth, she’s asking permission to visit his house and see his ‘brother’. Before he knows it, she’s over and looking through the photo album like nobody’s business. Yeah, she’s stealing some of them too. She notices a photo with Emi and Ponta in it. Wondering who this guy is, Yokodera tells about him but it hit him too. He loves his rabbit, Yaji like a little sister. Emi the rabbit… Yaji the little sister… Could it be… Ponta’s ‘sister’ is Yaji the rabbit? Then who is Emi? A blur vision of Emi holding Yaji and a promise made with onii-chan if she ever returns.

Episode 9
Emi was scolded by a nun for not being able to get along with the other choir girls. As she sulks outside, she stumbled upon Yaji and then Yokodera. Ponta tells Yokodera that Yaji has been missing. From the way he says things, he doesn’t know who Emi is. Yokodera feels the need to ask her directly but fears she won’t give such a straight answer. In school, Yokodera catches Azuki when he sees her spying on him. He tells her to stop worrying on how close they are and assures her he is not going out with Tsukushi since she is confusing him and his ‘brother’. Azuki says if he is serious in making up, she doesn’t mind going back to normal, citing an example of a prince gently giving a princess a kiss. Later Yokodera sees Tsukiko and Emi ending up in some squabble that has them challenging each other to a swimming competition. Not much of a competition since both aren’t that good swimmers. Because Emi has lots of pool fun, she cancels out the pool wish and every girl wearing the swimsuit is now in their birthday suit. Emi is surprised he caught on fast that the other wishes are from her (he’s asking her to cancel them). However she dismisses she had anything to do with Yaji’s disappearance. When Yokodera mentions he only remembers bits and pieces during the time Emi was a choir girl and that they weren’t that close, she throws a tantrum. She says back then she was close to this boy and when she had to move back to Italy due to her father’s work, he promised that when she returned to Japan, he would play with her. This is her final wish. On sport’s day, she wants him to play with him and she’ll give it up. That night, Yokodera receives a thank you call from Ponta that Yaji has been found. He thinks Yokodera asked Azuki to help look for it and it seems he remembers about Emi and especially how close they were then. Oddly, Yokodera can’t seem to remember that.

Next day Yokodera talks to Emi and wonders if there is this person she wants to get close to, he can arrange to set her up. This doesn’t impress her so she takes back all her wishes. Yokodera is appalled that she made those wishes because she is bored and wished for anything that comes to mind. He doesn’t want her to use the cat statue for such purposes because some people may get hurt when their wish is so strong it comes out of their sub-consciousness. Emi is not convinced because he dared talk about what’s truly important when he has completely forgotten about them. However it isn’t over yet. The school is still mini Italy. Could it be Tsukushi’s? Apparently not either. Because of some higher ups from Italy’s school liked how their campus looked, they wanted to be sister schools and Tsukushi is to be the first exchange student. She tried cancelling this wish many times but it didn’t work. If this isn’t her wish, then whose? A crowd gathers below when they see Emi sitting precariously on the rooftop. Oddly, there is stairs up there. Azuki suspiciously guides Yokodera to a secret passage that leads him up there since she saw Emi sneaking in. Yokodera talks to her. She is sad he may have forgotten their promise as soon as she left. He still can’t remember so she reminds him he is forgetting something even more important. Remember a girl with a perfect smile? Yokodera thought it was her who wished for that smile but she says the smile was taken from the girl he used to like. Yokodera remembers bits of it (Tsukiko in a cat mask).

Azuki wonders if all this is clear to him now. She explains about a story called The Happy Prince whereby the prince and a swallow helped all they can. However the swallow never got its wish granted despite all the help because the people only cared about the prince whose lives he has touched. Yokodera knows this is not the Azuki he knows since she wouldn’t talk like that. Azuki reveals herself to be the cat god from the storeroom because Azuki made a wish to renew herself. Normally the cat god would stay in the background but she sometimes takes control like in Yaji’s case. She thinks she is fair and just and is here because Azuki wished to be help. As for Emi’s wish, it may be hers but Yokodera is also involved. His wish drew her here and she wished for the school to look like Italy. As such, Tsukushi will be going to Italy as a foreign exchange student. In other words, Emi is a tool and catalyst to fulfil Yokodera’s wish. He might not remember it but Yokodera made a wish for Tsukushi to go to Italy when she was older. If he doubts her, he can cancel that wish but it would undo everything that made it happen. Emi wishes she would go away and the possessed Azuki would gladly oblige. She will go away and take Azuki with her. Wondering if Yokodera is okay with this because if he cancels the wish, both the catalyst and her wish will go away while there is a chance to save Azuki. Remembering what Azuki said about the prince giving the princess a kiss, Yokodera cancels the wish and then surprises the cat god by kissing Azuki. Twice. Everything is saved and reverts back to normal. Emi is still around during sport’s day and Yokodera is glad he is able to make up with Azuki.

Episode 10
The cat god possessing Azuki vanished along with the cancelled wish. The one in the storeroom also disappeared. Azuki is clingier to Yokodera as he gets involve in another spat with Vice Prez (Azuki extremely happy when she was called his ‘girlfriend’). Yokodera talks to Tsukushi and the latter wonders if she will be missed if she goes away. The conversation is distracted when Yokodera and Vice Prez ends up in another argument. Tsukushi wants them to get along for her sake after she graduates and since it’s impossible, she suggests playing some board game she and Tsukiko created. Problem is, nobody ever finished it because all the spaces you land will somehow have you go back several steps back. Yokodera sees Tsukiko cutting up Barbara in his room! When he barges in to apologize whatever fault he did, she hides inside Barbara. He tickles her out and gets a kick in his face. She is also cleaning his room and throwing away all his porn. Why do I get a feeling she allows those that are of flat chests to be kept? As she mentions about knowing him the longest, she spots the photo of him, Emi and Ponta in it. She gets discouraged that there is someone else whom he met before her and this means she isn’t the one who knows him the longest. After she leaves, Yokodera finds a letter wanting the Tsutsukakushi sisters to return home to Italy. Yokodera is having so much on his mind that Emi can tell. Bored, is she? She lets him go home to sort out his feelings. He wants to speak to Tsukiko about the letter but she is out and Tsukushi is only in. She takes the letter and wants him to stay out of their family’s business. Yokodera feigns he is the ‘brother’ and this causes Tsukushi to let her guard down. Riding on this ‘wave’, he asserts of wanting to be part of the family. This convinces her and she would gladly talk about marriage. Oh dear. To her disappointment, that won’t be.

Tsukushi explains that ever since their parents’ death, their grandparents wished for them to live with them in Italy. She wants to turn him down since she has lots of memories of this house. However she noticed something odd they said. They wondered why she was so devoted to a mother they hardly knew. According to them, Tsukushi was separated from her mom when she was 3 years old but as far as she remembers, she remembers living in this house with her till 6. It might be herself who is mistaken and that’s why she is hunting for evidence to prove they were together till then. Unfortunately there were no photos and so she thought of looking through his photo albums. She believes that they did meet when they were young but Yokodera has a hard time remembering if they did meet back then. Eavesdropping Tsukiko finds this idea fascinating and wants to go look for the photos. After all the searching, all they could find is a blur photo of their mom. Yokodera accompanies Tsukiko to buy dinner. While waiting at the bus stop, they meet Azuki. Tsukiko gets jealous to see how close the duo interact. She admits even though she can’t show her emotions, she still act emotionally and wanted to scream and break them up when she saw them together. She refrained only because she didn’t want him to hate her. She admits she is petty and a schemer and thought the only advantage she had over everyone else was that she knew him the longest. If only she had that photo as proof. She wishes if she could only go back in time and figure this out. The cat god possessing Yaji hears her wish and grants it. The duo vanish from current time.

Episode 11
They know this is the work of the cat god since they’ve gone back 10 years in time. On the bus, they meet mini Azuki. So cute that Yokodera could have turned into a lolicon had not been for Tsukiko. And there is mini Yokodera too. So odd… Azuki introducing Yokodera to himself. So cute and a charmer this little kid that Azuki starts rubbing his face in her belly while wishing he won’t grow up to be a pervert. I think she may have started it. Mini Yokodera is here to see Tsukasa (Tsukiko’s mom) and here she is. Man, she’s got a badass attitude! Not what she remembers her mom, eh? But despite saying straight in mini Yokodera’s face that she hates him and to scram, she is kind enough to let him stay for the night (Yokodera’s parents are always away busy). Mini Yokodera even convinces Tsukasa to let the duo stay for the night. So the house is in the mess and Tsukasa is not much of a cook. After Tsukasa retires to her room, mini Yokodera points out that Tsukasa leaves alone. Because she seems so lonely and sad, he tries to accompany her as much as possible. So it’s official. Tsukasa doesn’t live with the Tsutsukakushi sisters. Yokodera is left to ponder if Tsukushi’s memories were off and that he doesn’t remember meeting Tsukasa when he was young either. Yokodera may have saved his younger self when they enter the room Tsukiko was changing. I guess he only had himself to blame when he commented on the bra that was too big for her. And got knocked out for a few hours… He sees Tsukasa coming out from her room and asks about her family. Her daughters used to live here but are now with her late husband’s grandparents in Italy after they ran into trouble when the family broke up.

Next day, Yokodera and his mini self see mini Tsukiko visiting their house. After mini Tsukushi whisks her sister back into the limo, she is not happy about her mom’s betrayal and her broken promise since they crossed the seas to talk to her. She wonders if their mom is rejecting their existence. Because she would have leapt in joy to greet them but she has not. I’m not sure about this bit that Yokodera made her say some tongue twisting words that causes her to bite her tongue. This leads to an argument with mini Yokodera. Mini Tsukushi starts throwing stones at them and claims if mother doesn’t need them, then they don’t need her too. One of the stones hit Tsukasa who just exited the house. Though Tsukasa is happy to see how much she has grown, mini Tsukushi isn’t and doesn’t acknowledge her as their mom. She quickly leaves in her limo. Tsukiko may have said too much when she notes Tsukasa as a failure as a mother since she did not try to chase after her children and just let them go like that. Later Tsukasa gets her kicks (she’s drunk) by forcing mini Yokodera to put on girly dresses while Tsukiko gets drunk just by smelling alcohol and snuggles up too close to Yokodera. He’s trying hard to resist her temptation. It’s just hard but hold it in please… When Tsukiko comes to, she sees Tsukasa sewing clothes for her daughters and thinks she was up all night making them so she could give it to them. Tsukasa claims she is just killing time. As for why she let her daughters go if she loved them so much, Tsukasa didn’t intend to. They weren’t supposed to be gone for long. But things didn’t go well on her end so things ended up taking longer. She was prohibited to step on planes and her late husband’s grandparents insisted on their custody. She thought it would be best for them but somehow couldn’t give up and ended up like this. Tsukiko assures they still love her and it’s not too late to turn around. Suddenly before her eyes, Tsukasa collapses and her fever is burning up.

Episode 12
Tsukiko feels guilty for calling her mom a failure. While mini Yokodera looks after her, he explains Tsukasa has always been sick and thus she is unable to travel to see her daughters. Then a flood incident 2 years ago, she came down with something bad and she couldn’t abandon the home she shared with her daughters. He laments she was sad when he first met her and no matter what he did, he couldn’t cheer her up. Yokodera advises his younger self that no matter what his age, he should never sit idly when a girl cries. Even though you might not cheer her up, she’ll know that you were there for her. Yokodera then goes to the hotel to get the sisters to go visit their mother. Tsukushi is still acting tough that she doesn’t want to see that woman till Yokodera tells her how Tsukasa was sewing clothes for them even if she was sick. When they arrive at the house, Tsukiko amazingly couldn’t identify her younger self eating everything she can get her hands on. Yokodera then has the little sisters put on the clothes their mother sewed (not because he had some fetish). He tells them she did not make them overnight but accumulated over the years in hopes of reuniting with them one day. When they go to see their mom, she is lying sickly in bed. Her condition worsening. Tsukushi blames herself and plans to stay by her side to nurse her. She’ll change and be a good girl. Mini Yokodera says how much he hates the sisters. The only girl he loves is Tsukasa. Because he wants to help girls who are crying, he mentions about the cat god in this house. As Tsukasa told him, it takes away what you don’t need and gives it away to someone who needs it more. Since mini Tsukushi wants memories of being with her mother, mini Yokodera will give her his memories. The cat god grants his wish. So now do we understand why Yokodera has no memories or recollection of his youth? Tsukiko does not approve of this, especially giving away his memories about them. Yokodera wants Tsukushi’s memories to stay this wish and Tsukiko to return them back to their time. She won’t but they to her surprise the wish starts to negate. Yokodera remembers that he wanted to remember the memories and that this wish was actually his. When the duo vanish, Tsukasa is healthier and the kids are happy. Mini Yokodera hopes that they could all go to Italy once Tsukasa recovers but since that is unknown, he wishes that they will go there once they are older.

Yokodera and Tsukiko have returned to their present time. Yokodera notes whenever he remembers his memory, he will forget it due to the wish. Tsukiko is still upset that it turned out to be like this but all he could do is hug and apologize to her. When they return to the house, they see Tsukushi still having fond ‘memories’ of her mom and believes she remembers them clearly. She also remembers 4 of them to be a family: Tsukushi, Tsukiko, Yokodera and his ‘brother’. His ‘brother’ was always with them even as a kid. Later Tsukiko mentions that although she is grateful for Yokodera to sacrifice his memories for their sake, a part of her can’t accept it. She won’t go to Italy or anywhere else because if she does and become yet another of his memory, he might forget it. Yokodera says to make new memories then and since he wants to prove his actions more than his words, she allows him to kiss her. A few days later, Yokodera seems to be out on a date with the lucky 4 girls at the amusement park: Tsukushi, Tsukiko, Azuki and Emi. Tsukiko notes Azuki in a very happy mood as she tells about her wonderful dream how she had her first kiss with Yokodera. Tsukiko not pleased. Yokodera narrates he lost his memories and Tsukiko lost her emotions. He doesn’t know what the future holds and it could be another big mess in store. He knows making a person happy might not make everyone happy and even so he doesn’t want to see a girl cry. Yokodera is alone with Tsukiko in the Ferris Wheel. The sight of Yaji (somehow getting lost again), springs a surprise to him and he falls on top of Tsukiko. Accusing him of assaulting Azuki in her dreams, she labels him a pervert right till the very end.

Wishful Thinking…
At first it was hard for me to make head and tail of where this anime is going and what the overall picture is about. This is true since I wasn’t well when I was watching this anime (is it a coincidence?) so there were some parts that I couldn’t comprehend. It was hard on me despite this series just having a dozen of episodes but somehow it felt like a little longer while I was sitting down watching this. I could easily rewatch it again but after some thought, I figure that there wasn’t going to be any rewatching value just to refresh my memory so I just skipped it and forgive me if this blog conclusion sounds one sided. Maybe I made a wish like that, huh? So I feel that when they ended the series by solving the mystery of Yokodera’s faulty memories and his past relationship with the Tsutsukakushi sisters, it’s like as though they totally left out Azuki and that her character didn’t really matter. They also brought in Emi as a new character after halfway but because of the time travelling incident, she is reduced to someone near non-existent. It felt that there were holes in the plot of the series like how the ending suddenly has Yokodera going out with all the girls. How did this actually happen? It’s like they wanted to give us some sort of happy ending but not so ‘end-like’ whatsoever. The time loop thingy felt like they wanted to make the final bits interesting but save for Yokodera and Tsukushi’s faulty memory based on the wish, don’t you think Tsukiko would have remembered her past or at least Yokodera? Unless she has a faulty memory too (maybe you don’t remember much when you’re a toddler – how far back can you remember as a baby?). Unless I’m missing out on something. In the end, nobody remembers much about this important bit of their past.

Basically, this series revolves around too much on the cat statue and despite not being in the main picture, it is of course what drives the story and plot of this show. It would have been pretty normal and boring had the cat god been taken out of the picture and thus you don’t get the ‘adventure’ and mess that we see the characters get into. The cat god is pretty mysterious itself and the odd part is how one can easily make and cancel wishes. Because if this happens too frequently, I can see how things can get easily messed up like in the case of our characters. The only penalty of cancelling wishes is annulling everything that has made the wish come true up to this point so the person you met or the memories you make may vanish if you want that wish cancelled. But like I said, I wasn’t well watching this so it still wonders me how Yokodera could cancel the wish and save both Azuki and Emi. And now that Yokodera has identified his memory loss, can he make some sort of a modified wish to retain some of those important memories? Besides, how many cat gods are there? You notice when the wish gets cancelled, the cat statue has no more effect or disappears. Does it hop from one place to another like recently it is in possession of Yaji?

Yokodera despite being a pervert, he is unlike other sorts of perverted perverts since he doesn’t really go around expressing his perverted wishes out in public and wanting everybody to know that he is some sort of pervert. In a way, it makes him different but nevertheless a pervert is still a pervert but his is just to a lesser extent. But that won’t change much, right? Also, he is not afraid to speak his mind (and he says it with confidence when asked about his perversion and usually this gets him into trouble with the rest. I figure that all the main girls would end up like him in one way or another (maybe it will be a little longer for Vice Prez – if she’s counted as one of the main girls). Each showing their own affections for Yokodera but falling short of becoming his official girlfriend. Tsukiko can’t show his emotions so it’s hard to convince us that she is totally head over heels over him. Even if she lacks the emotions, you can tell by some body actions and reactions that she really likes him. Azuki considers Yokodera more as his pet but he seems to be inching closer to something better as the days past. Tsukushi the brute is more infatuated with his ‘brother’ instead (I wonder if her affections for Tsukiko remains the same) and I’m not sure if Emi is still hanging around him in hopes he will remember their past memories together (or were all those memories just made up by her wish?). Well, keep waiting. And hoping. Thus the romance among the characters didn’t really go anywhere so I don’t know if this in the future would end up being some sort of harem or a cat fight tussle over him. Maybe I can just wish for some multiple branching stories, eh?

I’m not sure if Tsukiko losing her emotions would be something permanent. She could easily make a wish like any would but then again, I always seem to forget that the cat god takes something you don’t want and gives it to others. Even so, I feel that this premise was somewhat overlooked in the later episodes because it could be easily cancelled. Like how Tsukiko wished to stay in the flooding moment and how the duo went back 10 years in time. Correct me if I did miss something but if I follow that premise, don’t they need to give away something they don’t need for the wish to come true even if it turns up in a twisted way? That’s why I said it was a bit confusing when wishes are easily cancelled. Unless you’re telling me that it is possible to do away with the wishes so long as the cat god has not given away what you discarded yet. Then again, this crops up more confusing questions so I stopped asking and just accepted what happened. It’s easier that way. Easier than wishing in this series because I fear I might lose something and screw up something without realizing it. Too much wishing isn’t good you know? Regarding Tsukiko being emotionless, I thought it was sometimes creepy for a cute girl like her to stay that way. Sometimes it’s already hard to understand what goes on in a girl’s mind. I know guys can never understand but when a girl gives you that blank facade 24/7, it just creeps you out if you stare too long at it. Because girls do look better when they smile and are happy, right? Hah! You’re calling me a pervert, aren’t you?! Another odd thing about Tsukiko is her tendency to stuff her mouth with all kinds of food. Because of her lack of emotions, it won’t hit you that she looks like a glutton. Just quietly munching and chewing her food… Which still makes her look creepy in a way.

Having said all that, in general I feel the characters are somewhat boring and due to the holes in the plot, I can’t feel that they don’t really connect. For example, Tsukushi and her growing obsession with Yokodera’s ‘brother’. Out of the blue, Yokodera creates that imaginary character just to escape her wrath and suddenly and for the rest of the series she accepts there is such a person. If she did remember of such ‘brother’ when she was young, shouldn’t she remember him when they meet in high school or something? Unless it never occurred to her it was Yokodera back then since I recall he never told her his name (both young and old versions). I guess I can easily blame the altered memories for this if I don’t understand. Then there’s Azuki. She was introduced as the school’s most popular and guys-would-die-dating-for girl but after the first few episodes, this seems to have become forgotten, like as though she is a nobody in school. Then she sometimes turns into some sort of emotional blob around Yokodera. Flustering or avoid contacting him or even desperately wanting to see or hear his voice. Like as though she wants something out of him (like his attention) but couldn’t get it and is left to rue it in silence. Then her old school friends, they sounded quite antagonistic when they first appeared but after going on a trip together, they’re like best friends? If only real life to make up with your old friends was that easy. Introducing Emi too I thought there was going to be some sort of potential or hope in the story but then as seen how it all ended, it was like she was brought in just to fill in that little gaps in the story and something extra as to why Yokodera can’t remember those memories.

Interestingly, it is funny to hear the jabbing from Tsukiko especially about Yokodera’s perversion. Just like him, she doesn’t mince her words but they lack impact since she doesn’t have any emotions. As said, it sounds creepy but in a way it makes her funny too. Imagine her trying to express surprise but without the emotion. Funny, right? Still, her insults are still funny and amusing to listen to. Rarely I have heard or remember perverted characters turning over a new leaf for good. So for a character like Ponta to leave behind his debauchery ways for good it sounds too good to be true. I thought at some point he might just return to his old ways but it seems it is for real that he has changed into a better person. Either he is concerned with some poor kid in some poor living condition in some undeveloped country or he is giving all his attention to Yaji. Although Ponta is a side character, he already started out as a changed person so there is not much impact to see on this as most of the perversion or such ambiguous scenes fall onto Yokodera.

The drawing and art of this series makes everything cute and moe. It’s like as though they want to bombard you with lots of excessive moe and cuteness especially how the characters are designed. The way they show Azuki by making her exuding lots of moe makes it feel like they could easily convert those with such fetishes and turn into obsessed Azuki fans. You would want to worship her, make her yours and your mind can’t think anybody but this cute little lady. All hail Azuki! Thankfully I didn’t ;p. Tsukiko too is cute but from my opinion, she would have been cuter had she had her emotions instead of that stony face. Maybe they’re trying to create a new fetish? There is a fresh feel to it and some sort of attraction when girls hide their emotions. Instead of being too emo, now try having without them. Something like kuudere? This series was produced by J.C. Staff so the artwork may be familiar to some of their past productions with moe-like characters such as Hatsukoi Limited, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Toradora and Hidan No Aria. Speaking about the fanservice, there are a handful bits of them like Tsukiko in the bath in which I am sure the steam will be taken away if you buy the DVDs, the belly button caressing incident, Tsukiko sexily snuggling up to Yokodera and everything about Azuki from what she does might probably be fanservice because she is so moe that it’s hard not to think otherwise ;p. if you are not into flat chests like Azuki, Emi or Tsukiko, there’s the busty Tsukushi for those into mature women.

At first it was hard identifying Yukari Tamura as she played Tsukushi since she was using a hoarser voice. It was hard to believe that it was her behind this character. But when she starts squealing in her trademark high pitch voice, it became clearer that this was really her. It’s a good thing she starts voicing different roles otherwise I may pigeonhole her like what I do with many other seiyuus. But still, I prefer her sounding in her typical trademark voice like Yamada in B Gata H Kei or Muromi in Namiuchigiwa No Muromi-san ;). Recently I’ve been watching a handful of animes featuring Yuuki Kaji. It’s like he is being actively sought after for current animes. As Yokodera, his boyish voice fits the pervertness of Yokodera. He also played perverted character lead roles like Issei in High School DxD and not so perverted character leads like Shu in Guilty Crown, Haruyuki/Silver Crow in Accel World, Alibaba in Magi and Akina in Yozakura Quartet. Nobody else is better suited to play Tsukiko other than Yui Ogura. The way she portrays no emotion in her loli character and still make her sound cute is evident in her past roles like Kuroe from Cube x Cursed x Curious, Athena in Campione, Hanbei in Oda Nobuna No Yabou and Yuzurina in Kono Naka Ni Hitori Imouto Ga Iru. Don’t they all suspiciously sound the same? Other casts include Kaori Ishihara as Azuki (Konoe in Kono Naka Ni Hitori Imouto Ga Iru, Aimi Terakawa as Emi (Kazumi in Futari Wa Milky Holmes), Harumi Sakurai as Tsukasa (Yuri in Angel Beats), Hirofumi Nojima as Ponta (Yuujirou in Bakuman) and Aki Toyosaki making a cameo as Azuki’s mother.

The opening and ending themes are sung by the Tsutsukakushi sisters each and they are filled with so much moe and cuteness that again I am begin to think that the producers want to make you fall in love with everything cute in this series. Yukari Tamura sings the opening theme, Fantastic Future in her trademark cutesy voice. It’s like how she does it for B Gata H Kei’s opening and ending pieces but amplify it with cuteness 10 more times and there you have it, a song with potential to whisk your heart away just by hearing the cute voice that is no other than Yukari Tamura. Thank goodness I didn’t. The ending theme is equally cute too since it is sung by Yui Ogura but unlike her character, she puts lots of emotions and cuteness singing this cute piece, Baby Sweet Berry Love. So if you are not convinced by the cute-cute opening theme, maybe the very cute-cute ending theme will steal your heart. Especially with Yui Ogura spearheading the vocals, whose heart wouldn’t melt after hearing her cute voice and the cute song? Thankfully I didn’t. Haha! Cute, yes. But not enough to convert me into such obsessed fan.

There is a reason why wishes don’t easily come true. It’s because if every wish is allowed to be granted, people don’t really need to put in the effort and hard work. Imagine if making wishes was that easy like in this anime. You can make them and also easily cancel them if you don’t want it. Too easy, right? In the end, nothing gets done and nobody is happy because you will have one big screwed up world being made up of wishes and all its invalidation. You don’t know what is true or what is fake anymore. Everything was made up by wishes and when it reverts back, you wonder if this was the original before the wish. Thanks to this, I am beginning to wonder if the reason why I get to watch so many anime over the years was because of some sort of wish I made earlier on in my life and can’t remember much about it. If it is, I don’t see any reason to cancel it… If only this anime could have been slightly better. Then again, maybe not.