Not that anyone asked, but yes, there is a whole new season of anime that came out for Winter 2016, and Crunchyroll (or whatever source you’re getting your anime from) has got a hefty amount of them, too! But due to a change of pace this year, along with some other crazy things going on in my life, I won’t be doing a full preview of the new shows that interest me the most. Sorry!
If you must have a straight answer from me, the reason I’ve decided not to share what I’m watching is because I just don’t have a lot of time to devote to watching anime right now. I began actively discussing anime about three years ago as a form of therapy. Having simulcasts gave me something to look forward to each day of the week, much like anyone who has ever watched a good TV show the moment the latest episode broadcasts. And like any other good show, it was something I actively wanted to discuss with friends, family, complete strangers, who knows?
I admit that I’ve been putting off a review of this anime for awhile now, and that’s a shame. Despite its first glance, I found the series overall to be very clever in laying out such a ridiculous plot and it is one of my favorite shows to have come out of last year. While I naturally recommend everything that I talk about (including stuff I don’t like), this was among my strongest anime recommendations among friends for 2015. To me, this is a series that isn’t properly judged until you see the whole thing. And when it comes to getting to the punchline, this anime delivers!
But before I start this review, I should probably lay out the scope of what I will be talking about.
- This is a comedy series. There may be a few times where the show gets really serious, only to sucker punch (pun intended) the audience into how ridiculous it is!
- I will not deny that there are lots of panty shots (pun also intended, if you speak Japanese), due to the nature of the show and its characters. You would be right to think I’m crazy to pretend they’re not there.
- If you’ve read my other reviews, you should already expect some spoilers. And given that it’s tough for me to explain specific aspects of this series without them, consider this my SPOILER tag that spans to the end of the article!
Makura no Danshi is an interactive anime short that is designed to help you, the audience, sleep while a “pillow boy” talks to you. There’s nothing really more for me to explain beyond that. If you ever wanted to have an anime guy lull you to sleep, maybe this will help. But bear in mind, if you are watching this to find ways to lull your partner to sleep, following the pillow boys’ examples may not be effective. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I would end this review there, but that’s hardly entertaining the subject! So I will go ahead and give you my sample of interactions with all the pillow boys (in text, of course). And since I’m not a girl in real life, I have decided to trade slightly out-of-context yaoi dialogue with them instead!
Disclaimer: Never actually read any yaoi, so I have no idea if this is how it’s supposed to sound.