Kimi to Boku at a Glance

Cute boys doing cute things?

Well, no, not really. The boys aren’t really cute, nor are the things they do, unless boring is the new moe. So much for K-ON! with penises.

Kimi to Boku was… not as bad as I was expecting. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it bad, just fairly bland. It was a vast improvement over the manga, at the very least, which was so mind-numbingly boring that I can only picture it as one of the reading materials of hell (others include that rape bus yaoi one-shot that I can’t recall the name of and Kedamono Damono).

However, it did not make for exciting viewing material, either. I feel zero reason to care about these characters, or to bother watching them any more. The flashback shown across the episode of the guys as kindergarteners worrying about was sleeping in the middle was the clear highlight; if the show was just anecdotes from their childhood, I would probably find it a lot more worthwhile. Kaname’s crush on their kindergarten teacher was cute, as were the repeated failed attempts to keep anyone from being stuck sleeping in the middle. Nothing terribly stand-out about it, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

There’s just not much to say about this. I’m not really sure how to comment upon an episode consisting of a series of non-events. I liked the ED music, even if the accompanying animation looked off-model and demented at points. I cracked a smile over the indirect kiss joke.

Uh… what else… well, Shun came off as feeling like a cut-rate Natsume with better social skills with his whole introspection thing book-ending the episode. He actually looks like he’s Shun Kisaragi from Here is Greenwood’s separated-at-birth twin, though. Or Raikou Shimizu’s.

Well, clearly this show should just ditch the twins, ditch the glasses-guy, and just be a BL story about Shun and the incoming half-German kid. He’s the blonde in the OP and ED who is jumping all over Shun. You know people already have the BL-goggles on for this one; might as well make it official.

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6 Responses to Kimi to Boku at a Glance

  1. Jessie says:

    It is better than the manga, and I read about 4 volumes of that before I realized it never gets better. Seriously, people will tell you it’s a good manga but it’s the most boring I’ve ever read. I’ll probably watch a couple more episodes of the anime just to see if they’re alike.

    As for the rape bus yaoi one-shot, could you be referring to Sono Kuchibiru ni Yoru no Tsuyu? That was actually a really good yaoi (despite all the raping), though the ending was ultimate typical shit.

    • A Day Without Me says:

      I actually have read the one you’re talking about, but the one I was thinking of had a much pornier-sounding title than that.

      Yeah, figured it didn’t improve past where I stopped reading. There was absolutely nothing to indicate that it would, in-text or by word-of-mouth. Some folks said “it gets better!” but then they talked about moe boys doing moe things and how wonderful that was, so I disregarded their words.

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  3. Leah-san says:

    The blond dude is already paired with the Otaku-twin. They are childhood friends are something. *cough* CLICHE *cough* Or at least I think that was the Otaku-twin. It might as well be the other twin. Oh well. Despite them having different hairstyles, I never managed to get which twin is which. For some reason their blandness and habit to troll the glasses dude is on the same level. Only Otaku-twin talks more.

    • A Day Without Me says:

      Man, and they probably made a childhood promise to get married, uguuu. Ugh, this show was boring.

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