NEW CARTOONS FOR A NEW DECADE: PART III

All I have left is Hanamaru Kindergarten.

Hanamaru Kindergarten

Not having much in the way of expectations for this show, I was viciously slain the by the life-threatening amount of cuteness present in every second of Hanamaru Kindergarten’s running time. Furthermore, it was refreshing to see something that was cute in a 100% non-sexual way. I do enjoy a good chapter of Kojika when it comes around, but in a medium that is defined by sexualized children and teens these days, it does my heart good to see a show in which kids are just cute little kids doing cute things.

The show isn’t really a laugh-a-minute, but it’s a nicely paced slice of life show that balances the cute kindergartner antics with some somewhat realistic adult interaction between the teachers. In fact, between the teachers in Hanamaru Kindergarten and the the teaching staff in Kojika, I’m convinced anime and manga need a title that specifically focuses on the lives of teachers! Let’s make it happen, Japan!

And while I did say this show was refreshing for not being sexual at all, a male teacher surrounded by three hot female teachers is not a bad setup at all…

(By the way, if you think this show is in any way dirty, you’re a motherfucking sicko. I bet you think Yotsubato is dirty as well!)

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8 Responses to NEW CARTOONS FOR A NEW DECADE: PART III

  1. jpmeyer says:

    The key to how Hanamaru Kindergarten is “cute, not pedo” is that it never has any of those jokes where someone is like “Just make sure to keep your hands off her nudgenudgewinkwink”, which can only function if some kind of lecherous pedophilia is assumed.

  2. VZ says:

    Hmmn, so I take it you didn’t see Ladies Versus Butlers yet? Download the uncensored version and you’ll be treated to nipples, both on huge titties and DFC.

    I think five shows of this season is enough for me to watch. I’ve got SO much other things I haven’t had a chance to watch yet (both old stuff and newer stuff).

  3. Omi says:

    I dunno, that Yotsubato doujin I read was pretty dirty…

    Jokes aside, I can really appreciate this show. After watching shows like Kodomo no Jikan, you almost forget that it’s possible for there to be a cute, non-sexual show. Albeit, it *would* be pretty hard to sexualize kindergarten-age children, but it’s still refreshing. Not to mention, it’s a lot of fun to watch.

    Way to go, Gainax. I’ll definitely be following this one.

  4. hiero_yo says:

    >> I’m convinced anime and manga need a title that specifically focuses on the lives of teachers!

    SS Astro focuses on the lives of teachers yet it doesn’t show them teaching that much nor is it realistic but its kinda fun.

  5. mt-i says:

    In addition to random fun and cuteness, the manga has quite a few great emotional moments (especially when Hiiragi and Hinagiku are involved). I hope the anime can convey that as well (instead of, say, the slightly creepy “I made my high school student pregnant and I’m leaving the country” Sakura-sempai storyline).

  6. >(By the way, if you think this show is in any way dirty, you’re a motherfucking sicko.

    It’s Gainax. What do you expect?

  7. Ryoko says:

    I don’t know if I’m going to watch this.

    I wonder how long it’ll take for some crazy bastard out there to apply Rule 35 and make some HK porn?

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