Time of the SEASON Spring 2021 Edition: HigeHIRO (After Being REJECTeD, I Shaved and Took in a High School RUNAWAY)

So, after watching KoiKimo and all its problematic things about it, I spy another show with some similar elements being an older man/younger woman relationship.

I just hope it isn’t creepy or at least there’s consent in it. Or something that won’t have you on a watch list.

This is Higehiro…… aka… After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway.

Director: Manabu Kamikita (上北学)

Series Composition: Deko Akao

Music: Tomoki Kikuya

Original creator: Shimesaba

Original Character Design: booota

Character Design: Takayuki Noguchi

Art Director: Lin Ge

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Director of Photography: Tomoya Kamijō

Animation Production: project No.9

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

Plot Summary: 26-year-old Yoshida is an employee at a major IT company. He meets a high school girl on his way home after drinking. Yoshida’s crush had decisively rejected him after he pined for her for five years, and he had decided to drink his sorrow. Sayu, the runaway high school girl he meets, says they could sleep together if he lets her stay with him. Yoshida chides the girl for the suggestion but eventually lets her stay with him.

First Thoughts: So far, so good. There isn’t any creepy shit that happened yet and to be fair, the main guy seems very level-headed. Yeah, his crush rejected him and he drowned his sorrows away at a bar, meeting her under a lamp post and all but at least he didn’t have his way with her. Although she did offer to do things to her but he didn’t feel like going to jail for that shit and that’s not to bag on the girl. She does seem very cute and all and it does reveal that maybe her past life might be kinda shitty and she might be down on herself or not putting value on herself or …. OK, let’s not go into it too much but yeah, this is kinda good. Granted, the questionable thing about this is if the main 2’s relationship will be platonic or will it go there……. I don’t know but so far, at least it doesn’t cross into stalker bullshit like Koikimo did.

MEDIUM-HIGH PRIORITY WATCH.

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and let’s hope no bullshit love triangle is gonna happen.

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