Animation: Fair
Depth: Fair
Design: Fair
Characters: Fair
Story: Good

Type: TV   (13 episodes)

Vintage: 2017

Category:

» romance
» comedy
Verdict: okay
Review:

Love Tyrant


Summary: >

Seiji's encounter with an angel isn't what he expected. Guri has a book called a kiss note with the power to bind names written in it to become happy couples. By mistake Guri started writing one name but messed it up and wrote Seiji's. Now she just needs to find a match for him. As it happens there's a girl on Seiji's mind, but it turns out she's psycho. Too late to back out now, because they're now bound by the kiss note. But just for good measure Guri adds her name for a good old fashioned three way. Guri wants Seiji to teach her about love, but this is probably going to be difficult considering the circumstances.


Thoughts: >

Judging how much I was laughing at the first episode, I knew I'd found a show worth watching. However I land in the niche it appeals to, and I don't think it's a very broadly appealing anime comedy. It's a bit crazy, weird, and takes a few very dark turns along the way.

I fell in love with the wacky comedy formula early on, but also how diverse the content is. It doesn't stick with any particular shtick, and even the "kiss note" thing becomes a secondary peripheral. But after a few episodes Love Tyrant takes a dark turn which is actually a bit disturbing. That might sound odd considering a show where getting stabbed is a comedy gimmick. But that is another strength of Love Tyrant, the story has many fascets and strengths you wouldn't expect of a comedy.

A lot happens through the course of the show, although later on it shifts to a more generic story formula, which led me to rate the show slightly lower overall. It's not bad, it simply detracts from the strength of Love Tyrant (weirdness) when concentrating on a so-so plot. Not much to say about the other aspects. I liked the characters, who fulfill their roles well but are one dimentional. Artwork is consitant and clean but somewhat simplistic.

Fun, weird, slapstick stabbing; Love Tyrant has an odd formula which some like myself find very appealing. You'll know if you like it within the first episode, but don't expect it to always be fluff comedy. Good stuff.


Quote: >

Mari: Sometimes it's better to enjoy the process of love, rather than its realization

Guri: This is so far removed from reality that I'm starting to think I'm nothing special.


Screen Caps: >

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reviewed by archen in 2017