Tsukne, he’s a big wimp. However, I wouldn’t really blame him, I mean if I was in a school for dangerous monsters I’d run for it. For me Tskune is nothing too special, except used to drive the episodes forward, be Mr. socially awkward penguin and serve as a lover for Moka. Also, he never really does anything to stand up for himself, instead he tries to mend everything with Moka and never changes. He’s always a wimp, he can’t build a backbone, and he’s almost up there with Shinjii Ikari on wimp level. Hell, he's even worse than Shinji Ikari. While I am aware that this is also a Harem anime, this guy is worse than Tenchi from Tenchi Myuo. Tsukune not only does nothing but never tries to keep any backbone built. Every chance he gets at having a backbone he shatters it. Moka(Outter), a big ditzy cry baby that jumps to conclusions. Sure she’s caring, and wants to make friends but nearly every episode, she’s jumping to conclusions about Tskune, she never listens to him, and basically uses him for her blood supply. Every time Tskune makes a mistake, she jumps the gun and cries her eyes out. Let him explain, you don’t pay attention, you ignore his half entirely, and you cry your eyes out at the first explanation. If you had difficulty making friends in the human world it’s not a surprise why, you’re so sensitive to everything people do. Yet for some reason nearly all the boys in school fawn over her. Inner Moka, she seems to be more interesting as a character, she’s smarter, tougher, and tends to serve as pink haired Moka’s voice of reason when she’s all sob story. The sad part is, she’s not around for long and only serves to be the only kick ass character in the series. Unfortunately during her transformation we get this narration about what happens when her rosary is removed. FYI writers, there’s a cardinal rule called show don’t tell. We don’t need to be reminded every episode that she transforms when the rosary is removed. Kurumu, a succubus character that’s obviously the series’ big slut. I know succubi are supposed to be seducers and all, but come on, she’s constantly throwing her boobs into everyone’s faces, sluts up to nearly every guy and Tskune especially. I get it your goal is to make every guy in the school your man slave, but why fall for a wuss like Tskune? I know you want to prevent your kind from going extinct and all, but there are other guys out there. But what I really hate about her is that she’s such a show off about what she has and yet while other guys want her she chooses a wimp of a man. Also, she calls people names, thinks that it’s her way or no way at all, and is a down right whore bully. And Tskune thinks she’s a good person? Yukari, Big cliche, an elementary school aged super genius that skipped to high school. Another big surprise, she’s falling for Tskune, but she’s like 11. As for her, obviously she’s a witch. Apparently according to Yokari school, witches are neither accepted by humans or monsters because they’re in a line between the area. However, she’s annoying she’s mainly there to please the pedo bears out there, and possibly just there to be a rival to Kurumu. Worst of all she’s a teasing target since Kurumu is constantly saying, “DUR YOU HAVE NO BEWBS!” She’s only eleven she’s basically in the 5th or 6th grade at that age. Just a side note, if Kurumu’s boobs were as big as they are right now when she was 11 isn’t she a bit small for her species? For Mizore, she’s one of the more tolerable characters but she’s pretty emo but more so of a stalker. I mean it, every episode it’s her stalking around the school. She explains that she’s an ice monster of some sort later on, and was another typical reject. So she’s not that interesting.
However, another big problem is the animation, all we get is reused animation, panty shots, boob bouncing, panty shots, stiff movement, panty shots, and did I mention panty shots? Seriously, this anime has so many panty shots even Brook from One Piece would get bored. I know it's cultural difference and all but there is a fine line for taking them way too far, you're showing up skirt shots of an 11 year old at times. WHAT THE HELL!?
I am also feeling sorry for all the voice actors in the dub, they get used in everything but most of them did not deserve this, something this bad. Also, the songs are not that good and all of them are just saying I want to F*(K Tskune.
Overall, This was an animated atrocity in it's own, the plot has been done, the characters are unlikeable, and of course there’s almost as much fan service as there is in Ikkitousen. Yet for some strange reason it got not only an english dub, but a second season. Considering that there are still other anime out there that are really good, but still have no dub or second season is really sad. Even people who have read the manga claimed that this anime stunk. So yeah, when the manga is said to be much much better, avoid this show.
(P.S., I'm kind of a fan of stupid shows like this, but I actually do critique things to the best of my ability. I can see the obvious flaws, but I don't care. The show holds a special place in my heart. It was a milestone in my watching of anime. I do not wish to come off as rude here, so please excuse me if I offended you, or came off as rude.)
I feel that the anime threw all of that away and turned them into cardboard cut-out stereotypes in any harem show, barely resembling the series and characters I have grown to love and admire in their own ways. Any character development, deeper bonds pertaining to the group (not just with Tsukune), or new strengths and powers the characters (mostly the girls, but pertains to some of the boys, too) reached in the manga was gone and THAT, from both a fan of the manga and a feminist, makes me facepalm.
why my sister loved it so much is beyond me
If you don't like fan-service or tv shows that lack an overarching plot, that's fine, but that shouldn't be a reason to say that something's bad. You can make the best sandwich in the world, but if someone doesn't like sandwiches, does that automatically make yours bad? No, it's just a difference of preferences and is not an actual fault with the series itself. I don't like the gross-out humor or heavy western influence in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but I would never say it's a bad show solely because it's not my cup of tea.
You complain about how they're not "accurately depicting classic monsters"? Seriously? These classic monsters have been reinterpreted millions of times. It's impossible to have a single, definitive interpretation of them.
I could go on and on and debunk your entire "review", but I feel like I've already given you more than enough of my attention.
Warship island arc: when it was cut out it left out details on why one can't just sail into the grand line.
Laboon Arc:Laboon was removed; had 4Kids continued the series, this would have left Brook without reason to join the crew later on.
Crocus was removed, resulting in the storyline being reworked to fit around his absence. The rework initially included just his Log Pose explanation that he gave the Straw Hats. Crocus, however, was a focused character during the Thriller Bark Arc and Sabaody Archipelago Arc. At the time other storylines that mention his importance to the One Piece world had not been reached in the original Japanese version. Plus, Mr.9 and Princess Vivi were presented there first and when they get to Whiskey Peak, they act like they know the strawhats, even though in the 4 piece dub they just met them.
Then came the cutting of Little garden:
Biggest plot holes of them all due to cutting this arc, after they visit Little Garden, Nami gets sick, which the 4kids dub says is grand line fever, yet in the Drum island Arc, Dr. Kureha asked if Nami was walking around a prehistoric island.
Also, then comes the issue with mr 3. There was no explanation to his appearance in Alabasta. he claims he was spying on them since Logue town, but Barouque works did not know about them until the story of Whiskey Peak in the 4kids dub. Also, Vivi talked about Mr 3 and Miss Golden Week as if they met them but in the 4kids dub, they didn't meet them at all. Also, in impel down Luffy would have no idea who Mr 3 was if they continued.
Let's not forget Dorry and Broggy, if the 4kids dub continued it would have created a major plot hole for Oimo and Kashi. Plus, Usopp wanted to go to Elbaff, but due to 4kids removing little garden, it created another plot hole.
It all boils down to your tastes and why you watch anime, And thats something that differs to each person.
Me and my girlfriend love many of these because they are just silly 90% of the time, and in a serious world thats what we like to break from and get some cheep lame giggles. thats us.
You, quite obviously greatly dislike this type, and that's perfectly fine for you, But like i said, its odd that you'd even take the time to watch it when you could of avoided the whole mess and alot of your own time.
Anyway, ive taken up to much time, My whole idea of this was to point out that from a time consuming point of view it might be easier to just read some reviews and avoid ones you dislike.
But I can confirm that the original manga is hundreds of times superior to it's pathetic anime adaptation, once you get past book 4, Tsukune gradually becomes awesome, in other words a BAMF. he fully participates in battles, goes mono e mono with foes at times and is shown to grow and mature as time goes on. I would recommend anyone to read the manga and forget the anime ever happened. Manga Tsukune has been my favorite cosplay as well.