[Anime Review] Norn9 – When Anime can’t decide between story and romance…

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When anime can’t decide between story and romance… you get Norn9: Norn+Nonet.

That’s really everything that I can say about it.

*feels stares of anticipation at the back of her neck*

FINE! Want development? I’ll give you development! (not coming from Norn9, because it seriously had none). (Edit: not a decent one anyway) (Edit2: Not to say it was fairly painful) (Edit3: But not THAT bad anyway).

Episodes: 12
Aired: Winter 2016
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Otome Game

SynopsisThe story takes place a little in the future. Guided by one particular song, young elementary school student Suzuhara Sorata, from the Heisei Era, is warped through a time skip to an unfamiliar place that looks much like the towns from the Meiji or Taishou period from his textbooks. In this world, he meets three young ladies and nine young men and joins them on a journey aboard the mysterious Norn ship, a giant globe that floats in midair. (MAL)

Opening video:

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[Anime Review] The anime that proves reverse harems can be more than just romance [Hanasakeru Seishonen]

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Episodes: 39
Aired:2009-2010
Source: Manga

Opening video: 

I’ll start this by stating that I am aware that Hanasakeru Seishonen is ultimately a “romance anime”, however it doesn’t stop it from having quite a few interesting sub-genres that just don’t usually happen to turn into the focus of the story for a very long time like it did in this anime.

But oh boy, Neko actually enjoyed a show!

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