The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 1 + 2

Overview:

Sakaguchi likes reading boys love but feels a little bit embarrassed about buying it. He also feels he has to explain his hobby to his friend.

Review Episode 1:

The short run time on this is both a positive and a negative. It’s good because it this episode had lingered it may have gotten old because how many times can we have the same situation reiterated. At the same time, it’s a negative because I actually was liking the characters in this show and wanted to learn more about them and feel I didn’t really get the chance before the episode ended. That said, I am worried that this will end up being a string of episodes that essentially cover the same ground (hoping to be proven wrong).

Review Episode 2:

So episode 2 has our protagonist essentially drooling about two boys on a train being together and then making flimsy justifications to his friend before going to a mixer that ends about as well as you would exect. New characters are introduced but in the 3 minute and 30 second run time they are about as fleshed out as you would expect. My real question would be why the two main characters are friends given one guy doesn’t get it and the other guy feels the need to justify himself at every turn. I’m finding this interesting but not particularly amazing. I think the short episode format will work in it’s favour because I’m willing to commit 3 – 4 minutes a week on this at the moment.

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The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi is available on Crunchyroll.

3 thoughts on “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 1 + 2

  1. Hm…I was considering watching it because, you know, BL. But…I didn’t realize it was short. So…maybe I’ll try one episode.

  2. I ended up dropping this after the second episode. I just found it repetitive, irksome and, despite the short running time, it really dragged. I think I would have found it more interesting had the main character actually been gay, rather that a straight guy who’s titillated by BL.

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