As is usual for this kind of series, the female character designs are the high point, being attractive (although conventional) and distinct from character to character.
The wide-eyed, open-mouthed smiles get tiring after a while, but these girls mercifully avoid the defining elements of ""—pantyshots, cleavage and themed fetish outfits can all be left at the front door, thank you very much (Tina's boob-groping tendencies are worrisome, but that's a discussion for another time). Not only is the script remarkably close to the direct translation, but the lines are delivered with timing and poise, and occasionally even go so far as to include honorifics.
In this continuation of the Ai Yori Aoshi series, average nice guy Kaoru Hanabishi is now a grad student living in the Sakuraba mansion owned by his childhood sweetheart, Aoi.
Kaoru and Aoi don't have the house to themselves, however, as the mansion also hosts a variety of young female tenants—feisty foreigner Tina, clumsy Taeko, high-class Mayu, and Taeko's little cousin Chika.
Like the characters and situations in this show, the music can be best described as inoffensive.
Pop instrumentals, which are normally a crass and irritating form of ballads that do have lyrics, although the super-syrupy arrangements might also earn a mock award for wimpiest songs ever.
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We're reviewing fat stacks of brand-new manga all week long!Make whatever arguments you want against honorifics in a , and how they have no equivalent and therefore no place in the English language, but for a series that's so innately Japanese, it works.Bang Zoom realizes that the average anime fan these days does know the difference between -san, -chan, and -sama, and the result is a with a new level of nuance in how the characters address each other.The main conflict among the female cast members lies between Mayu, a tycoon's daughter, and tomboyish Tina, whom Mayu refers to as the "beast woman"—and when the comedic highlight of an episode is just two girls sniping at each other, it's clear that something is missing in the character department.In trying to capture the nature of ordinary girls, were entirely static, it would be easy to deem the series a high-quality work.