It’s Disgusting to Call This Love #01 — Stalking, Grooming, and Other Felonies

March 29th, 2021

 

This season is not off to a great start.

Early webcast. Actual broadcast starts on April 5th.

Impressions:

There's… a lot that's deeply, profoundly unpleasant about this show at a level that I'm not sure I can even begin to plumb. Even if the characters were the same age instead of one being twice the age of the other, it would still be trying to romanticize a misogynist stalker relentlessly harassing every single woman around him, and how it's really not so bad and he has his good points too. Superficially, it points out that it's creepy for him to be twice her age, and then it spends the rest of the episode giggling about how he threatens her (and other women), harasses her, stalks her, refuses to stop when she tells him to, and he and his sister repeatedly trick her into giving him personal information that she didn't want him to have.

You wouldn't have to change a single thing in the writing to make this a horror thriller in the vein of Fatal Attraction, just stop throwing up silly faces and/or pastel sparkly bubble backgrounds. It's like someone took one of the zillion BL affairs about an older dude preying on the young twink and decided to try to market it for the heterosexual audience instead. It's no less creepy! The worst part though is that it's clearly only going to get worse from here. It would already be a low effort, low budget affair even without all the creepiness, but what is there to this show except for the creepiness?

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Holy shit, the maths problem in this episode was actually correct and properly explained.

    Anime barely ever does this, I’m impressed.

  • The Phantom says:

    This has to be the wet dream of some fucking psycho, I wonder how the author came up with this BS, maybe the author is the f. psycho.

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