This is my first anime post.
A mysterious group of heroes has appeared in the local neighbourhood to stop evil monsters, like a giant piece of chikuwabu, chopsticks and a TV remote/squid hybrid-thing (?), from spreading hate around the world with only the power of love and the advice and wisdom of a talking pink wombat. A typical setup for a magical girl anime.
Everyone’s heard of magical girl shows like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, but the concept of a ‘magical boy’ anime was barely even a thing up until last year. Some mad genius (the director of Gintama) decided to make Binan High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, better known as ‘the magical boy anime’.
The entire show is just one giant joke. Literally. The anime in quite beautifully deconstructing the entire genre down to the same questions you probably asked while watching Sailor Moon. Why does no one recognise them while they’re transformed? How do they come up with cool attack names on the spot? Why are the monsters always attacking the same area?
Oh, and did I mention the plot? Never did I think an anime would make me cry over curry.
If you’re in the mood for a bromantic comedy that takes parody up to eleven, then look no further.
In a nutshell: ridiculously brilliant
Binan High Earth Defence Club LOVE! is currently available to watch for free on Crunchyroll and Funimation. If you have a spare moment, seriously watch it, you won’t regret it.
I’m looking forward to season 2 which starts airing in a week’s time…