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Winter 2024 Impressions: Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!, Hime-sama, “Goumon” no Jikan desu, The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil

Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable!

Short Synopsis: Big town Tokyo boy moves to small Hokkaido town, immediately gets picked up by Hokkaido gyaru.

Look, I need to get something off of my chest. I’m not proud of this, but it’s the way things are alright… The lead girl Minami is kind of cute. I don’t understand it, I’m normally not a fan of the blatantly over sexualized blond gyaru girls. And make no mistake, that’s exactly what she/Hokkaido Gals is. Giant breasts, suggestive phrases/poses/situations, it’s complete and total ecchi wish fulfillment. Yet something about this one…I don’t know, it has this odd mix of wholesome interactions and absolute horniness. I think a lot of it is just the novelty of Hokkaido as a setting, because I adore snow and Hokkaido Gals has a lot of it. I doubt I’ll stick with it for the entire season, but if nothing else for now I’m calling dibs on the white hair one we see in the OP. It’s too late, you can’t beat me, I already did it.

Oh and I guess it looks fine. Has that “Knee/Boob blush” thing going on.

Potential: 30%

Hime-sama, “Goumon” no Jikan desu

Short Synopsis: A princess get’s captured by the Demon King and is subjected to all manner of terrible torture! Who knows what delicious food or experience they will tempt her with next in this wholesome and terrible dungeon!

Who could have guessed we would have two food focused series? Or well, maybe it isn’t food focused for its entire run, but this episode sure is. Anyways, Hime-sama is cute, really expressively animated, and I want Tortura to step on me- I mean, looks like a fun time. There’s this fun balance between “This is a serious torture session” and “Lets dance while eating toast”, all without getting weirdly sexual about the eating or the torture like many anime this season would. Tack on that it looks good, and I mean really good, like one of the best animated premier I’ve seen so far, and I think there’s a lot of fun to be had here if you enjoyed series like Sleepy Princess. Sadly I don’t think I’ll stick with it myself, it’s very slow and I have enough waifus- I mean series to keep up with this season as it is. I’m also not a big enough fan of this sort of thing for it to keep my interest for more than an episode or two, even if the one-off is nice. Still, I recommend it to others if a cute, low-stakes, fun series is what you’re after.

Potential: 50%

The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil

Short Synopsis (Anilist): Masatora Akutsu, a demon on a recruitment mission in a human high school, is drafting allies for Hell against the heavenly angels. But when seated beside the captivating Lily Amane, he’s in for a devilishly hilarious celestial surprise!

The biggest mark against Foolish Angel has to be the horniness. Everything else, the girl, the lead, the idea, that all seems fine. Lily is cute and has some nice reactions, Akutsu isn’t a bland faceless self insert and actually has some personality, even if some of it is bad jokes, and the idea of an Angel and a Demon competing to influence a local highschool is kind of clever. It lends itself to a lot of silly situations without going full-blown fantasy ridiculousness. There’s even a decent fight, though I wouldn’t expect there to be very many of those in the future. Everything I’m seeing says this is more of a romance than it is an action series. The only issue is that right at the end, right as it was about to cross the finish line, it chose to go full blown fetish collar horny.

That really turned me off. I was having some fun with it, and maybe this is a one time thing and it chills out a bit as the series continues, but I sort of feel like Foolish Angel has shown its true colors here. This isn’t going to be a cute and wholesome romance, it’s going to be more of a raunchy one, and that’s just not what I’m looking for right now. If you are, give it a try, I think the rest of the show is solid and you’ll probably have a good time. For me it’s a pass though.

Potential: 15%

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