Anime Review - Hitorijime My Hero | Blushing Geek

Anime Review – Hitorijime My Hero

Hitorijime My Hero | Blushing Geek

Japanese: ひとりじめマイヒーロー
Type: TV Series
Aired: Jul 8, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Studios: Encourage Films
Genre: Yaoi, Romance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
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MY RATING: 7 out of 10

Masahiro Setagawa is a hopeless teenager who is often used by the neighborhood bullies as an errand boy. Defenseless, Masahiro knows that nobody will ever save him. However, his life drastically changes when he meets Kousuke Ooshiba, a man known as the “Bear Killer,” who takes down neighborhood gangs.

A year later, Masahiro and his former friend, Kensuke Ooshiba, attend high school, only to find that Kousuke is their math teacher. While the three grow closer, Masahiro starts to view Kousuke as his “hero,” and Kousuke develops an urging desire to protect Masahiro. However, their normal lives take a turn when Kensuke’s childhood friend, Asaya Hasekura, returns, seeing Kensuke as more than just a friend, much to his surprise. Will the three boys be able to live a regular high school life? Or will forbidden love keep them apart forever?

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

Compared to the previous yaoi anime that I’ve watched, you could say that this one’s pretty simple. It’s simple yet there’s just something about it that makes me want to watch the next episode and then the next, next, next, until I reach the end.

If you ask me, I always prefer 1 couple per show but for Hitorijime My Hero we’ve got two. This show introduced us to the first couple first – Kensuke and Hasekura. It was a bit fast really and I think for an instant it was a bit corny too especially on Kensuke’s part who’s still thinking about the past particularly on what he said to Hasekura. It’s just that he’s making a big deal out of it, just say sorry dude and then move on. Well, I guess it’s just easier said than done eh? But if you just erased that part, I think this couple is pretty cute.

After Kensuke and Hasekura worked out their relationship, we were then introduced to the second couple – Kousuke and Setagawa. For this couple, I think it was a bit weird and awkward because aside from the age gap (which is actually pretty normal in yaoi btw) they started in a master-underling relationship, plus Setagawa is Kousuke’s younger brother’s best friend! But thinking back, if you just really take notice of their every interaction, you’ll realize that there’s definitely something between them. Yes, it could be awkward dating your best friend’s older brother (and not to mention your teacher) but I passed along that emotion the more I watched this anime. Plus, their conflict we’re kind of emotional, and I think that really added spice to this anime.

If the couples in this anime were men and women, you would think it was cliché but there’s just something about this anime that I can’t seem to brand as just “another typical yaoi anime”. Ofcourse story wise, it was indeed typical but I still like it. I don’t want to jump into conclusion just because I’m in a yaoi mood lately that’s why I like it, but I would like to think that there’s just some inexplicable things this anime has that pulled me into it.

Lastly, I also loved the art and the funny scenes. Most yaoi anime I’ve watched lately feature animals, and for this one, it’s a cat and then later on a dog. It’s just so cute!

Hitorijime My Hero trailer

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