Nyan Koi. The anime with the twins in the opening. The anime with a really great harem. The anime with really nice humour. The anime with the cats too. Who doesn’t watch it misses a lot, I insist.
So many meta-posts lately! After asking you, dear readers, for critique, and learning how approximately I have to write about anime to be interesting, I understood that I just have no time to write like that too often. My post-thrice-a-week schedule is also in danger, because school doesn’t allow me to concentrate on writing. Hence I searched for salvation in art. While a picture says a thousand words, I gladly don’t have to write them down.
So here I am again with something directly anime-related. I must add that I’m very afraid to do it worse than when telling about Kimi ni Todoke, so I simply will not target writing similar to back then. Be what it will.
So, without further what-abouts I present the kernel of this post: Nyan Koi is a pretty goddamnedly good anime. Not because of the cats. If you’d ask me, I’d say the cats in this show are rather plain. They not only are half-assedly drawn and animated (nothing spectacular at least), their role in the story is also rather just for the setting.
While, taking for example Shamisen from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, he was looking like a real cat, moving like a real cat, and acting like a real cat, any cat from Nyan Koi is less-detailed and shows practically no cat-specific emotions or moves.
So if not because of the cats like people are yelling around, then why? In my opinion it’s the perfect schlemazel protagonist and the comedy based on him and his harem. Yes, I’d like to praise the harem too — it’s the best collection of female characters and the best state of their relations to each other, comedically seen.
I know there are people who don’t watch Nyan Koi because of whatever reasons they present, and I tell them to revise their decision. As example, I can call Mefloraine who didn’t like the beginning of the show and dropped it, but after my recommendation picked it back up and liked it. Remember, I’m caring about entertaining you. This show makes me laugh more than half its screen time.