Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I can understand why this anime has so many fans. SPOILERS AHEAD.
The story starts with Sakuta, a second year high schooler who is straightforward, a loner and calm. He wakes up to read a notebook on his desk which is a diary, which tells him of an encounter with a Bunny girl at the library. The story shifts back in time to the date mentioned in the notebook where Sakuta sees a girl in a bunny girl outfit walking around the library. After seeing that Sakura is the only one who is still able to see her she warns him not to tell anyone of what he saw. Sakuta finds out that the girl he met is Sakurajima Mai, a third year at his school who is also an actress and celebrity. Dubbing Mai’s problem of people not being able to see her as Puberty Syndrome, Sakura sets out to help Mai and in the process other girls who are all suffering from Puberty Syndrome as he deals with his own demons of the past and his own experience with Puberty Syndrome.
The characters are real and I don’t mean that they’re actual people but that they act like actual people with their emotions. There’s Sakuta who is calm and straightforward, he is the personality of many loners in high school, he isn’t affected by his lack of friends and rather enjoys his own company, he is alone but not lonely. There’s Sakurajima Mai, the bunny girl Senpai who gives the show it’s name, she is a well written character showing how hard it is to be someone popular and her relationship with Sakuta shows that and they’re just wholesome. There’s the junior Koga, the second choice who is a brat who wants things to go her way, her charatcer arc is all about accepting that things won’t go her way at times. There’s Futaba Rio who is a scientist with no energy and the one who tries to scientifically explain the Puberty Syndrome cases, her character arc is about accepting one’s own self. There’s Sakuta’s own sister Kaede whose character arc is all about pushing outside the comfort zone. There’s Nodoka who learns how to deal with envy and jealously. There are a few more side characters who add to the plot and make it interesting.
The anime shines in the way it displays the character’s emotions so really. Emotions aren’t 2D, they’re complex, 3D and the show manages to make us understand that very well with some of the characters experiencing multiple emotions at once and learning to sort through that. The anime has lots and lots of wholesome moments and the dynamics of Sakuta and Mai’s relationship are so well done. That said, the show has good pacing and does charatcer arcs very well.
The anime’s themes are a lot, feeling inferior, pressured, hating oneself, envying others, trying to fulfill one’s dreams and of course the one theme that must be there in every anime set in high school. Change. I’ll talk about hating oneself because that was the most real arc in the entire story. SPOILERS FOR FURTHER INTO THE STORY HERE. PLEASE SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ IT. Futaba Rio is a girl who hates herself because of her body, while at first her case seems to be about not being able to confess her feelings to a boy it actually is about her deep rooted hate of herself and as Sakuta deals with her problem she learns to accept her own desires and in turn her own self and while she doesn’t miraculous start loving herself she does take a step close to it and that’s what matters because it’s impossible to make such a big change in just a day and that’s just like us in life, we can’t change in a day but we can take small steps.
The finale is well done and while it doesn’t wrap up the story fully, it shows that there’s more to come which is in the movie and the light novels and provides a good end. The show has amazingly well done character arcs and a good story about people dealing with their own mental instability and problems. With a great pacing and hilarious comedy, this 13 epsiode, 1 movie anime is worth a watch.
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