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Another rom-com series for this season, hot on the heels of Magikano, only with a more Japanese theme of ninjas this time.Perhaps to give the Narutards a reprieve from the filler-hell I heard they’re having now.

The show’s about Yuuna and her *osananajimi* neighbour, Mamoru. Yuuna is a *dojikko*, kinda “blur” and really carefree, while Mamoru is a typical nerd and looks perpetually tired. Both of them have been in the same classes for thirteen years straight. Yuuna has a knack of always getting into trouble, but lucky for her, Mamoru is actually a shinobi-in-training who has protected her all this time.

The whole thing is really what you’d expect from a typical rom-com shows so no points for story. I still like this show, especially because of Yuuna, who’s really cute and really moé, because of her *dojikko*-ness. As for Mamoru, I was expecting him to be a Keitaro type while he’s in normal form, but luckily he isn’t, as even if he looks like a nerd, he still has “sharp” *tsunderekko* type personality, making him interesting to watch. He seems to be quite attractive towards the ladies too, with Airi taking a (very obvious) interest towards him. Throws the nerd stereotype out the window totally, eh.

Artwise and character design-wise, KKM is good and consistent in animation. The OP and ED are pleasant to listen to, but probably won’t have the spammage factor that is **ETERNAL BLAZE**. The *seiyuu’s* are doing a good job on the characters, although Omni has other opinions. Mai Nakahara’s profile seems to be increasing rapidly recently, no doubt thanks to Mai-HiME. Ryoko Shintani too is showing her voice range with this show, as I couldn’t recognise her voice as Airi ^_-. I did mistake Miki Itou’s voice for Aya Hisakawa though :p.

The only down part of the show is the action seqeunces as it seems they didn’t really put much budget into it. But I’ll think of them more of as plot devices than anything, so hopefully they don’t overuse the stuff like the kidnapping sequence too much as it may get distracting.

Overall, a fun show to watch and I’ll probably follow it.Screencaps following below.

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**ED Sequence**

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3 Comments

  1. Kiryuu Said,

    January 10, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    thank to the chara designer, Yuuna didn’t look as stupid as in the novel ^^;

    IINM, rather than liking Mamoru, Airi disapprove anyone who tried to get near Yuuna.

  2. Kurogane Said,

    January 10, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Hmm, to me, I’d still think that Airi has some form of crush on Mamoru. She was talking on a … hmm… how to say, interesting topic. Besides this is a harem/rom-com to me, so no matter what, they’re all gonna like Mamoru anyways. The OP kinda really gives it away

  3. Kiryuu Said,

    January 11, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    seems like she does. just that, it’s not really that showing up in the first book. ^^;

    well, too bad he’ll ends with Yuuna, liked his pairing with Tsubaki or Hotaru, at least there goes one more generation of ninja protecting the neighbour for a really ridiculous reason :D

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