Since I was the only one following this anime, I’ll be reviewing this alone. This is my first time doing a review and I have to do it by myself? Darn it, I never win.
Kimikiss Pure Rouge
Kimikiss Pure Rouge goes through the lives of three childhood friends, Mao Mizusawa, Kouichi Sanada and Kazuki Aihara, as they help each other throughout their twists and turns of high school romance. It starts off with Mao returning from living in France for a few years. To both Kouichi and Kazuki’s surprise, Mao gained approval from Kouichi’s mother to stay with them since her parents remained overseas.
Plot: The plot is straightforward throughout the entire anime. As each episode passed by, you knew what was going on with the main characters. This doesn’t mean that the plot was bad though, the viewers were able to follow the story relatively easily. Kimikiss also had its comedic and dramatic moments with the addition of tension between episodes. It didn’t feel rushed at all and you were able to understand the relationships going on between characters as they were developing. What I enjoyed the most was how everything came together nicely at the end.
Mizusawa gave me the “Ok” to review this series. Now if only everyone else was so cheerful and nice like her. Mizusawa-sempai for Saimoe 2008!
Characters: The characters were all nicely done. Each character had their own distinct personality that you could relate to which held up throughout the series. They all added their own part into the story while keeping to the main plot and having the viewer entertained. Character design was also quite good as well as the seiyuu work. There were some times when it seemed like the tone of the seiyuu didn’t match the body gestures of their character or vice versa, but that could just be me.
Production Value: Kimikiss is quite amazing in terms on art design and animation in its own way. Even the background in some scenes look stunning. Though, sometimes, I couldn’t help but think they repeated some scenes as flashbacks too many times (like when Kouichi was sick). Well, visual itself might get your attention but the music isn’t that bad as well. The way the episode slowly moves into the ED at the end just adds a point in my book.
If you’re looking for a strong school committee member, Kuryuu is your girl. Though, if you break school regulations, she’ll send you flying.
The Good: Slice of life feel which makes it easier for you to relate to the characters more. Very catchy EDs.
The Bad: Use of old scenes a bit too much kind of shut me off but not a lot. After awhile, you can guess at what they were remembering.
Overview: 9.5/10 – I can’t give this a full 10 but it’s pretty close. Just a few problems here and there but the series is still amazing. If you’re fine with high school romance, then Kimikiss will suit your taste. The comedic scenes will also prevent you from being bored. Of course, the drama will keep you from thinking it’s another School Rumble.