Anime Review - Doukyuusei | Blushing Geek

Anime Review – Doukyuusei

Doukyuusei | Blushing Geek

Japanese: 同級生
Type: Movie
Aired: Feb 20, 2016
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Yaoi, Romance
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
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MY RATING: 7 out of 10

Hikaru Kusakabe is a normal, carefree boy in a rock band who is always focused on the present. During the summer, his entire class is forced to participate in an upcoming chorus festival. By coincidence, he discovers his classmate Rihito Sajou—known for being an honor student with excellent grades—practicing his singing alone. Sajou just cannot seem to get their class’ song right, and Kusakabe, delighted at seeing a new side of his straight-laced classmate, offers to help him prepare for the event.

Although their lives and personalities are total opposites, they begin to grow closer as time progresses. But with the pressure of an unknown future, what will become of them and their growing relationship?

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Review

*Another anime that I watched quite a while ago but for some reason I didn’t post my review here, so here it goes!

Doukyuusei is a pretty simple anime movie. I usually like simple things but not so much with my yaoi (if you know what I mean, hehehe). Just like my usual yaoi, this one was also set in highschool so it’s kind of understandable that it was pretty wholesome compared to most yaoi that I’ve been reading lately. That said, it kind of reminds me of Hitorijime My Hero not because of the story but because of how both of these shows share the same impression on me which is the word SIMPLICITY. It’s very simple in terms of romance but I think it was a really good interpretation on how two boys from an all-boys school realized that they’re in love with each other. The two of them meeting each other and then eventually realizes that they’re in love we’re kind of fast (it’s a movie anyway so I understand the time constraints) but thinking back now, I think this story focused more on how they handled their feelings. It showed us how these two young boys struggled to understand what they are feeling, and I think that’s good as it makes this story pretty relatable and more interesting.

I really don’t like drama but I guess for every high school romance, it’s pretty normal to have one. And unfortunately we have that in this story. But luckily, the characters didn’t act like complete idiots to me so that was really good.

As for the art, I’m honestly not a fan of it. I am a very visual person but there are also times that I get pretty lenient in this aspect of anime when I am enjoying the story. But that was not the case for this anime, unfortunately 🙁 The art is beautiful alright, but the character design just bothers me. I am not saying it looks bad ah, it’s just that it wasn’t to my taste while watching this anime at that time. Who knows, I might have a different reaction on a future rewatch, so you shouldn’t dwell that much on this, *wink.

I always love my HEA, and even though this doesn’t have a really bad one, I still want more! I guess that speaks a lot eh? This anime is recommended!

Doukyuusei trailer

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Sophia Rose
5 months ago

Sounds like it had its good points and not so good ones. I’m not big on extra drama either and too bad the character art was not to your liking. Glad it had a good storyline for you. 🙂

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