16 CommentsFirst Impressions / By Scamp /

Fall Seriously in Love With Me episode 1

Nobody told me this would be a bishie fest. Neither did anyone tell me it was a feudal era battle anime. Or that it would include super robot logic in the same vein as Sengoku Basara. Nobody told me this would…well, what on earth was that? It certainly wasn’t the Akane Iro Ni Somaru Saku lookalike I was expecting.

Right, so the plot is kinda like that one segment in School Rumble where the school turns into a warzone in order to fight over what the class will do for the school festival. Or, more accurately, the same premise as Baka to Test where different classes fight over each other. Except the fights are with pseudo feudal era weaponry, that don’t kill you but, and I quote, “make you feel like you wish you were dead”. Except not really, because it also involves super fighting game logic where your fists can generate sound waves powerful enough to knock several soldiers on their backsides. Oh, and if you’re really good, you can physically explode your belly, leaving you unharmed but the other person feeling like they’ve just been hit by a piece of pseudo feudal era weaponry. All of this is accepted by the school (it’s their P.E. class) and the principal provides commentary on events via a helicopter hovering overhead.

So yeah, it’s total utter nonsense. Quite entertaining nonsense, it has to be said. It’s impossible to keep a straight face while the characters themselves are keeping straight faces throughout the episode. I couldn’t follow the exact sequence of events of the battle. I totally forgot there was a maid battalion until they had circled around and cornered the F Class’s general. It’s not something you often do, forget there is a legion of spear wielding maids, which might give you an idea at how ridiculous everything else is in the show.

Neither do I remember the characters very well. After a while, each spear wielding lady starts to mould into one character in my mind, as do the tactician bishie brigade. A few of the characters are quite entertaining. The little pink haired general in particular was amusing because she was the only character not a brave-faced, battle hungry soldier of destiny. While everyone else was charging across the battlefield, she hid in a barrel to escape the killer maid brigade. In fact, I liked the general of the other army too, because he sorta symbolised the spirit of every other character in the show. Clad in his gold suit, only removing the clothes down to his loincloth when the enemy had reached his stronghold.

Don’t come out of this post thinking this anime is any good. The animation isn’t great. There was no flow to the battle, events occurring simply because the plot decided they should. The only humour it has tends to stem from characters being stone faced serious about such a ridiculous situation. I don’t give a hoot about any of the characters, apart from the pink haired general. But considering I was expecting an anime befitting of an eroge adaptation by the director of Akane Iro Ni Somaru Saka, this was surprisingly entertaining.

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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember seeing this on the chart

    Oh wait, that’s right, no one puts the fucking titles in English. How am I supposed to decode long Romanji titles? Because leaving it as Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai is a BRILLIANT IDEA.

    Go back to making the charts please

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      You could ask the current chart maker himself to stop being such a weeaboo instead?

  2. Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I was ready to hate this show and almost did until I realized how fucked up and retarded this is thus it NEVER should be taken seriously. That changed my view on this shit.

    What’s with all the cameo by the way?

  3. Hogart
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    This one came out of left field for me, and I’m guessing that’s probably where it’ll stay. But you’re right, it was entertaining in a nonsensical way. I wonder how many episodes that impression will last?

  4. Karry
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    So what is the title of the show ?

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      It says it there in the title. The non-weeaboo name that is

  5. Rait
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Yes I have to agree that the plot and setting was utter nonsense and made no sense at all, but still I found it entertaining and I think I’m going to watch it.
    It’s like Gintama. It doesn’t have to make sense, you can just watch it for the laughs and action. Also I really liked the character design.

  6. Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I think you fell seriously in love with pink haired general.

    Going to give it an episode then to see what it’s like since it doesn’t sound anything like I expected besides the fighting. Wonder if the second episode will be a generic harem anime or if it will be chaotic and unexplained nonsense like this first episode. I’m thinking it will be the former.

  7. Marow
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    *looks at fall 2011 chart*

    Is it… Koi Shinasai…? But I don’t see anything in the description nor the picture that fits with this post… but at the same time, I can’t find anything else in the chart that could work…


    Oh, I was right. “Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai” it is.

    How evil of you, putting the title in English like that.

  8. Posted October 4, 2011 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    This sounds like Terribad material to me. I just might have to watch it.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      What happened to the bomb’s face?

  9. Posted October 4, 2011 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    I actually really liked this episode, it was really funny, and in terms of the characters, yeah, we didn’t see much there, but we got a slight introduction to each of them, and I think this anime potentially has a good cast.

    I certainly hope it focuses on the cast, and their serious expressions despite funny situations, because I do not think this anime will have a good plot whatsoever.

    The flow got better towards the second half when the fighting was more focused in one area.

    Oh, and the funniest part? When Yamato spapanked that girl into submission, I don’t know why, but I found that part hilarious.

  10. crazyapple
    Posted October 4, 2011 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Show is actually not anything like this. This is one of those completely random first eps with no connection to the plot whatsoever. Just a showcase of characters and finishing moves in a semi interesting situation. It’s meant to have people come back for a second ep and nothing else. Cause once you’ve watched two eps…there’s no hope for you anymore, you’re hooked on the pointless show and too ashamed to admit it.

    There’s actually a manga of this so I know the actual plot. It’s basically a mostly harem (although who’s harem we’ll never know), somewhat battle, somewhat romance, somewhat slice of life series with no main character. It’s like every character gets their own arc and are the main character for the duration of it.

    Otherwise it’s similar to Sket Dance and Gintama in that there’s a completely random situation ever week or so.

    I fully expect it to be just another boring series with a bunch of pretty people…except they’re not even pretty! Very similar to Akane Iro Ni Somaru Saka. But at least that was a legitimate romance, this is just a mashup on nonsense, but not the entertaining kind.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      I figured that would be the case, but one can hope~

  11. Someone Else
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    The cheesiness of this anime hurts my eyes

  12. zap
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    All i have to say is read the prologue of the actual visual novel and the story will draw you in. The anime for some reason decided to air a scene that will take you around 10-15 hours of reading to actually get to in the novel >.<, which makes it hard for people without context to like the show.

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