I hate kindergarten kids. But in this case, we have 2D kindergarten kids anyway so it’s alright xD;
…Uhh.. My initial reaction hearing “Mizushima Seiji”, “GAINAX”, “Making” and “Kindergarten” all in the same sentence was LOLWTF. That’s like using a giant chainsaw to cut a piece of paper. Ok, before we imagine having playground brawls and teachers drilling in mind explosive-angst to the minds of young toddlers, I tried to get a glimpse on its manga.
When some people all start hearing “Kindergarten” in a title name, they will all say that it’s a pedobear sap just like Kodomo no Jikan (which I find quite disturbing and I had never attempted to watch). Well so far as the three chapters go in Hanamaru Youchien, thank God it’s not like that. Just innocent, wholesome comedy slice-of-life full of cute little children acting like… children of course XP.
Chapter one is already a pool scenario. Ok, before a smart-ass mentions “Oh great, another fanservice loli animu wah waaah” and others brushes lolicon/fanservice here already, think again because I personally think it’s really cleanly done and it’s not really disturbing and CREEPY ew. It’s like we can no longer have child characters in anime without being a sexual context. So yeah, it’s all cute fluff. I would have mistaken it as shoujo already~
Anyway, it seems like one of the students, named Anzu, wants to win the affection of her teacher, Tsuchida-sensei. On the first chapter, she had several attempts of (acting like) drowning just to get the attention of Tsuchida-sensei. On the second chapter though, she hates to be compared with sunflowers, because it’s childish, so she wants roses instead. But Tsuchida insists that sunflowers fit her best.
Well it’s really cute, but at the same time she acts like an annoying attention wh0re (HEY, she’s a kindergarten child! XD). So yeah, it’s so far a very enjoyable comedic romp with a touch of slice-of-life.
Hiiragi, Anzu and Koume… SO CUUUTE!
There are three main lolis children so far. Besides from Anzu, we have Hiiragi , the silent Yuki Nagato-esque one with a touch of being a sadist. And then there’s also Koume, the one who looks like the kindest and the most innocent in the bunch. Both help Anzu on getting ideas to get the attention of Tsuchida-sensei. Aww~ They’re all cute I want plushies of them :D!!!
Let’s get to meet the adults in Hanamaru Kindergarten. Of course as mentioned before, we have Tsuchida-sensei, who is Anzu’s objest of interest. Sensei is probably the most awesome character in this manga for me, because no matter how much attempts Anzu does to attract him, he just turns away like some brickhead parent and doesn’t show any signs of interest with his students more than just considering them as his students/daughters. Why? Because he only has his eyes on Yamamoto-sensei, Tsuchida’s co-teacher. Yamamoto is very motherly and caring to her students, but Anzu doesn’t like her very much lol.
And then I have my ship in this story. I’m all for Tsuchida and Yamamoto XD. And Anzu will just be “annoying third wheel” for them lol. I’m really loving them both, and I hope in the future parts of it, we have the kids helping these two get closer, but now all I can see so far is Anzu having several attempts at first, before we get to her understand that Tsuchida only like Yamamoto. You’re just a boobless bitch, Anzu.
Three chapters scanlated so far, and I’m already lovin’ it. Well, it could turn out better, or worse… But I just hope that this one, as well as the animation adaptation by GAINAX would be clean and not disturbing. Btw, demography is seinen, and I noticed that Sora no Manimani is seinen as well, so I’m hoping for this one to end up like that. Just cute, light fluff without disturbing fanservice!
Back to the Mizushima Seiji meets GAINAX issue. I’m still in deep cuiosity on how this one would end up… but I just lol’d upon hearing that. All we can do is wait for a trailer ^^. No announcements yet on which season it would air (NOT ON SUMMER ’09, as far as I know), OMG if it’s airing on Fall I’ll die because of too so much shows to watch out for~ but I’m quite looking forward to it whenever this will show. It’s just a mountain-full of cute and adorable fluff that I’m sure to love ^__^.