May 20, 2006

Huh... go figure.

Steven made up a points-chart for romantic comedies in anime. I pretty much agree with it, though maybe he should have included "has annoying animal mascot" on his list. Anywho, just for giggles, I decided to run Love Hina through the wringer, figuring it'd come out on top by a long sight.

Nope, just 20 points. (editor's note: originally, this read 22. I have no idea where I got that result from, unless I give Love Hina Again more credit than it deserves...)

And yes, Steven, I know you didn't do it because you dislike the show.

(Update: Steven's actual points list, and Love Hina's points after the jump) 2 or more people seriously contending for the affections of one (1 point for each serious contender) = 3 (Naru, Mutsumi, Shinobu)
...who trickle in (1) = 1 (Mutsumi)
...who aren't human (1 for each) = 0
...who have special powers (1 for each) = 0, unless you consider Mutsumi's fainting skills a 'special power'.
Dorky hero (1) = 1; Keitaro is the ur-dork.
...who has a unique power (1) = 0, unless surviving the power of the NaruPunch is a 'special power'.
Klutzy heroine (1) = 1 (Mutsumi)
...who has a unique power (1) = 0 (see above)
Love expressed as violence (1) = 1. Oh, lord, yes.
Obvious choice (1) = 1. If you thought that there'd be ANY pairing other than Naru/Keitaro, turn in your anime card, please.
Women with exaggerated figures (1) = 0. Everybody's pretty normal.
Jiggle (1) = 1. Yeah, there's jiggle. Heavens, yes.
Panty flashes (1) = 0. At least, none that I can remember.
Ecchi (1) = 0. None of this, either; for the amount of fanservice, it's all pretty tame.
Joshikousei (1) = 0. College age, yes, but...
Meido-san (1) = 0. Nope.
Accidental exposure (1) = 1. Uh-huh.
Accidental groping (1) = 1. Yep yep.
Swimsuits at the beach (1) = 1. Heck, one entire MOVIE worth...
Bathing and yukatas in a bathhouse (1) = 1. The whole SHOW is basically in a bathhouse...
Kimonos at a summer festival or cultural festival (1) = 1. *nod*
Girl's locker room (1) = 0.
Cosplay (1) = 1. Remember the children's play on the beach?
Romances among secondary characters (1) = 1. Haruka/Seta
Meganekko (1) = 1. Naru!
Annoying relatives (1) = 1. Half the main characters have annoying relatives!
Meddlers (friends or family) (1) = 1. There's a reason she's called "Kitsune,", kids...
No romantic resolution at the end (1) = 1. Assuming you mean at the end of the show, yes... though it's pretty darn obvious what's coming. In the Christmas Movie", the truth does comes out. In the hideous Spring Movie, Naru actually says the words.

So, there you have it: 20 points... you can quibble that a couple categories should be given points, granted, but I think 20 is what you end up with.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 05:33 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Hello.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 21, 2006 07:56 AM (wZLWV)

2 Hello!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 21, 2006 08:16 AM (jBRXz)

3 Testing

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 21, 2006 08:16 AM (+rSRq)

4 The episode where they're inside the video game, is, you must admit, a classic.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 21, 2006 08:17 AM (jBRXz)

5 OK, whatever it was that was wedging your comment system seems fixed now.

What I originally wanted to post:

Would Ikariya the squidbot count as an "annoying animal mascot"?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 21, 2006 08:17 AM (+rSRq)

6 Except that Ikariya isn't particularly annoying.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 21, 2006 08:28 AM (bBAzP)

7 Actually, Steven, I IMMEDIATELY thought of Ikariya!

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 21, 2006 08:36 AM (wZLWV)

8 Oh, Pixy? Unlike Steven, I honestly LIKE Love Hina, and I agree: the videogame episode IS classic. MegaMechaTama-chan... heh.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 21, 2006 08:37 AM (wZLWV)

9 I'd give Naru a point for NaruPunch. Nobody else in the series can hit like that. I'd also give Keitaro a point for general indestructability as a power, because it's not just NaruPunch that he survives. Heck, in the first ep, Su blows him up. Look at what it takes just to break his leg.

Posted by: Big D at May 21, 2006 02:24 PM (8EZDw)

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