Hokkaido girls are super cute! took a sudden turn towards the harem trope, which upset audiences who were expecting a cute romantic comedy. The appearance of a new character, Akino, completely changes the relationship between Fuyuki and Shiki, causing jealousy and tension. While the anime initially raises the possibility of a friendship between Fuyuki and Akino, it quickly shifts gears to make Shiki the central figure in this new group, potentially leading to a traditional harem plot.
Warning: The following contains spoilers Hokkaido girls are super cute! Chap 3!!
While there are plenty of anime fans who can’t get enough of harems, audiences are watching new anime Hokkaido girls are super cute! Those familiar with the cute relationship between quiet transfer student Tsubasa Shiki and his departing classmate Minami Fuyuki will find the unexpectedly convincing allusion to a harem in the making quite dazzling. ears.
Besides the use of the plural word gal in the title, Kai Ikada’s adaptation of the original manga gave the impression in the first two episodes that it would be a stereotypical rom-com anime in which the boy and girl Girls like each other, but can’t help but confess their true feelings.
As for “girls,” some people may have naively believed that it was just a general statement to describe Fuyuki from Hokkaido, and that much of the conflict would revolve around how much Fuyuki likes to tease Shiki. Come on, someone who is naturally shy makes him react in many ways. exceeded all her expectations.
The new “Gal” completely changes the relationship between Fuyuki and Shiki
Produced by Silver Link & Blade, based on the manga by Kai Ikada
The fact that the first two episodes follow this pattern implies that the events will therefore be light-hearted and harmless, but since Shiki appears to be in the initial “building phase” of her harem, the That hope later shattered in a worse direction. The story gives no indication beforehand that any more girls actually infiltrated Fuyuki and Shiki’s inner circle. Instead, the anime could have introduced Fuyuki as the only girl at Shiki’s new school before Sayuri Akino suddenly and randomly appeared in the third and latest season, breaking this established pattern.
Furthermore, Akina’s presence caused some of the worst reactions from both Fuyuki and Shiki. As for Fuyuki, the episode ends with her lamenting how cozy and cute Akino and Shiki became when they slept on top of each other. Although presented as a more humorous reaction, this is still a serious and legitimate form of jealousy that certainly foreshadows what is to come. Meanwhile, Shiki, who has always been portrayed as an innocent boy who only has eyes for Fuyuki, can now get lost in Akino’s charming hair, making Fuyuki very uncomfortable.
Hokkaido girls are super cute! Offered a harem alternative – but quickly scrapped it
Although Fuyuki’s straightforward personality and lack of boundaries made it almost impossible for Shiki to look at anyone else before, the lack of any temptation in the first two episodes created the implication that Shiki would never now be tempted, even if some temptations appear. Ironically, episode 3 initially introduced the character of Akino in a more acceptable way, and her presence would have been less threatening had the anime not deviated from that path.
There are plenty of romantic comedies in which the boy is welcomed – sometimes even forced – into the girl’s group of female friends, but these other characters are always portrayed as having been friends with her. girls first, causing her to eliminate her love for them to some extent. . However, this anime is making Shiki the central character in this new group, who will surely become the glue that holds everyone together – for better or worse. And even though that could still happen Hokkaido girls are super cute! will not follow tradition harem On this route, the current prospects are not very good.
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