“Fondling” Masou Gakuen HxH Review and Recommendations

“Eros!”

With the world being invaded by robotic beings from another dimension, it has resulted in humanity abandoning their homeland and moving onto mega floats throughout the ocean. Humanity relies on the power of Heart Hybrid Gears (HHG), power-suits which provide abilities to take on their robotic foes. The story follows one Hida Kizuna and his introduction to the team Amaterasu and its members, Chidorigafuchi Aine, Himekawa Hayuru & Fanrandole Yurishia to use their HHG’s and Kizuna’s special power of fondling the girls to provide energy towards these suits to take back what was once theirs.

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The whole premise of the show is quite silly, with all the different “interactions” between Kizuna and the girls in his squad, it provides to be a show that uses fan service as a plot device. Though, it can also be said it’s an excuse to use fan service to entice those who enjoy it to watch the series, and with everything going on, it does it’s job fine. Moving away from the “physical” aspects of the relationships, a majority of the time used focused on the different girls themselves, and the reasons they joined Amaterasu and for fighting. It provided depth to each character on a dialogue based level, which was a nice addition behind everything.

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The concept of humanity fighting against a threat isn’t something knew, but the way it is portrayed and how they fight back is probably one of the most unique. The HHG were actually quite stunning to see with all the different characters and transformation sequences. This being combined with action and lights being flown across the scene, made it easy to watch without having to think much.

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Yurishia Best Girl!

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OP/ED: The OP and ED provided to be 2 different things, focusing on different aspects of the show. The OP focused on the characters and the action, whilst the ED focused on the fan-service.The OP offered more of a “hero-esque” theme and soundtrack to the start, with the ED providing the more lewd soundtrack for the ED.  Overall all bases were covered quite well.

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Masou Gakuen HxH Was it Good?

At it’s heart its an anime that glorifies fan-service, but it does so in a way which provides a unique side to the story. The fan-service throughout the show may throw a lot of people off, and away from watching it, but when watched, it can be said its fan-service done right for those who don’t mind or want to see it. With everything that occurs it provides to be an easy watch, something that doesn’t provide to many concerns.

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Recommendations: Masou Gakuen HxH provides to be a show that uses its fan-service to its full potential in order to add to a unique story line. There are a variety of similar shows which use very comparable fan-service with additions of different genres and factors and thus I recommend the following:

  • Seikon no Qwaser
  • To LoveRu
  • High School DxD
  • Shinmai Maou no Testament
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