Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs #01 — Is It 2004 Again?

July 14th, 2018


Or is this show just two decades too late?


This has the dubious distinction of probably being the least offensive of the shameless fanservice T&A shows thus far, but since the competition has been about a half inch of penetration away from out and out porn, that's probably not saying too much. There is some very basic competence in writing on display here though. It establishes the main two characters and as brief/budget challenged as it is, there is something you could call a climax to the episode involving manning up… before it devolves back into groping and an extended stripping scene.  

This strikes me as one of the half billion magical harem 'slapstick' shows from about 15 years ago, showing up now a little too late to capitalize on being a Love Hina clone. Or maybe it's a sign that they're coming back. I consider that sort of a compliment, all things considered, as it puts in a little effort to try to round out the characters and use the fanservice/groping/flashing as punchlines rather than the sole purpose around which all must revolve. Mind you, we're still not aiming high, but nobody had an emotional breakthrough and orgasm from being told someone would be their friend in the middle of attempting to rape them. It's all depressingly relative.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anise_punter says:

    Jump really needed to fill their fanservice disaster quota post To-Love but nobody in this series is anywhere near Yami quality, unfortunately.

    On the plus side, there’s no gross mikan fanservice equivalent either.

    jgoi says:

    Yami is overhyped especially now she’s stupid obsessed with rito like the other girls. And no “gross” mikan-type fanservice is a negative to me.

    anise_punter says:

    Honestly the entire “sequel” was a total mess, very few of the personalities made a lot of sense compared to the original. Would not recommend even for the fanservice.

    I could collect yami images all day regardless of her actual personality though.

  • Neclord X says:

    I liked this one, preciselly for that 00s vibe.

  • ark noir says:

    Did the MC deserve a kunai to the face and a lecture from someone he didn’t know? Shocked he never gave her a #countermetoopsyhicslapupsideherhead for drawing blood. Plus this ghost is getting herself into all this situations. Worst anime this season.

  • Rictek says:

    i guess that the ghost girl would be sealed on some way and at the ending she would live again done see you in a couple years to see if i was rigth

  • dP says:

    Never really got why LOVE HINA was popular in the first place.

    I watched it when it first came out and it seemed pretty bland and boring compared to something like Orange Road (or even to shows like Tenchi Muyu). I suppose there was a great demand for boring male characters that was unmet at the time?