Far from being the mindless fanservice show that I thought it would be, not to mention the usage of the Buddhist temple setting that made me put it in the anime shitlist when I first heard of it, Amaenaideyo! has been a big surprise for me, as it wasn’t as 1% as shitty as I thought it would be.
First off, the thing that saves this show is the characters. Everyone is undoubtably likable and the characters are all well developed and not 2-dimensional bimbo fanservice fodder that I’d thought it would be. Each character has their own attractions and flaws and each have their spotlight equally. I don’t feel like elaborating much on it but safe to say, it’s worth a watch.
Next off, must be the seiyuu work and I’m particularly impressed by Ryoko Shintani’s work here, esp on her episode. Mai Nakahara’s Chitose is reminiscent of her other strong type roles and the rest also shine on their own.
The later episodes actually seemed a bit messed up, mostly on the parts dealing with Ikko’s power, which still hasn’t been truly revealed yet as of how he get’s this ero power-up. The usage of the Buddhist terms is quite jargon-rific and I respect the amount of research that was put in to the show.
So, I’m looking forward to Amaenaideyo! Katsu, which I hope explains more on the show’s unresolved plot points and more mindless fanservice. Yeah, to be honest, I’m actually wishing for more skin to be shown :P.b