Welcome to the Let's Talk edition where my teammates and I introduce a spring 2013 anime series to promote the discussion. Today's topic is Henneko, and the full title of Henneko is Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat.
(Since I don't have much time, I'm going to rush this blog. Sorry for the inconvenience)
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Yoto Yokodera's mind is always in the gutter, but no one seems to acknowledge that he's totally a pervert. One fine day, he visits a cat statue that he heard can grant wishes. He prays that he can express dirty things at any time. Then, he meets a girl named Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi who also made her wish to the statue.
— Anime News Network
Note: it's not a harem more like a love triangle. I got mixed up on this series when I made my impressions from the opening song.
You can watch Henneko legally on Crunchyroll.
Here is our beautiful cast.
Voiced by Yuki Kaji, he is our perverted protagonist. He is a chatterbox - who only joins the track team, so he can peek at the all girls swim team through a crack in the wall.
Voiced by Yui Ogura, she is one of three heroines. At first, she is shy girl. Once she makes that wish, she is emotionless. Though, it's a drawback because the children are afraid of her. Tsukiko has a dream to become a kindergarten teacher, but she cannot express any emotions.
Voiced by Yukari Tamura, she is the "King of Steel." Tsukushi is a strict gal and has no tolerance for Yoto's pervertedness.
Voiced by Kaori Ishihara, she is a pompous girl with a tsundere personality. Yoto believes Azusa has his facade and goes to great lengths to get it back from Azusa.
To be honest, I only watch the first episode when I heard there were Eyecatch. It's my wiki hobby to collect eyecatches for the Wiki Task: The Eyecatch Collection. As I watch it, it pulled me in a bit. Even though I didn't like Yoto who is so perverted and can't shut his damn mouth, I like Tsukiko. Her voice and mannerisms (after the wish) remind me of Mashiro Shiina from Pet Girl of Sakurasou. The characters' chemistry blend well, and it produces some good entertainment. Though, the comedy element doesn't feel natural or realistic like Oreimo. Most of comedy comes from Yoto being perverted or reprimanded.
For the animation and art style, I thought the characters are in middle school. However, they are high schoolers since Azusa has a part time job. In Japan's culture, high school students are the only ones below 18 to get a part time job. The art style makes the characters look so young.
Audience: I say fans who love slice of life, romantic, or comedy themed shows should give Henneko a try. Henneko is a cutesy, comedic series with a love triangle that is pretty common.
Thank you for reading and please check out the Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat Discussion thread that is located in the Community Directory: Discussion Threads, Lists, Projects & More! thread in the forum pages or the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads wiki page.