wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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Things about Japanese culture I don't understand, Part N in a series...

Today's look into the weird world of Japanese culture examines the two-episode anime series Eiken, based on a long-running manga series. You can follow the link above for a plot summary; for our purposes it's enough to say that if Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel of The Man Show did a script for a romantic comedy set in high school and turned it over to a Japanese anime studio, Eiken would probably be the result. Almost all of the main female characters are hideously overendowed - the clip used in the infamous "AMV Hell" music video is a pretty fair sample. The nebbishy protagonist, Densuke, winds up in one awkward situation after another with his hands/face/feet going places he really wishes they wouldn't, especially when those places are on the body of Chiharu, his beloved, or Yuriko, who refers to herself as Densuke's little sister (too, too creepy) while she's literally throwing herself at him - and winding up with his face in her panties. I'm not even going to go into detail regarding the yogurt slide scene or the penultimate cocoanut chocolate sauce hot spring scene; some things are better left to the imagination. One can only wonder what a whole season's worth of this anime would have been like.

All in all, this wasn't as bad as Colorful, which was all about the panty fetish thing and was thus extremely creepy. It was painful to watch in parts on account of the enormous b00bage. (Many of the Eiken club members, especially club president Kirika, looked like they were barely restraining a couple of small blimps and not merely large breasts.) It was funny in the way that Eurotrip and Not Just Another Teen Movie were, so if you thought those were gutbusters you'll probably like Eiken too.
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