So when my nerdy male pal recommended it, I had to stop everything I was doing to watch it immediately. This was not because Kashimashi is shallow and trivial work and I had schoolwork piling up the entire time watching it consumed.
It was because of the annoying and and outright insulting nature of it. This requires, however, that the characters are just plain dull and generic.
In the case of Kashimashi they are not, they are way out on the negative scale, disturbing and annoying or she is. Kashimashi takes all the imaginable half-assedness of handling such themes to a new level, treating the main character literally like an object for the first half.
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Both she does it herself, and all the males close to him suddenly turn into voyeurists and sex-maniacs. And she's supposed to be a normal girl here, the original Hazumu's Y chromosome just got misplaced with an X during his body's reconstruction with the alien technology. Give me a break!
In works like Happiness! Here, nothing is explained. Kashimashi is obviously oriented primarily for males with a fetish for a thought of themselves as lesbians as a fantasy it's completely different thing from reality, after all lesbian porn is highly popular among menor just extra kicks from the knowledge that a hot female used to be a guy. That means, as you'd guess, the fanservice is inevitable. We can't just have Hazumu behave like any normal person in a bit strange new situations, we must have her be an complete idiot without any common sense.
Or how many of you guys think if you suddenly were dressed in a skirt you would reflexively use it as a fan and having to have someone else to tell you that's not a good idea?
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Yep, this is what Kashimashi is largely about. The last thing you'll remember about Kashimashi will be the episodes consisting of nothing but fanservice comedy, and how they ruined all the potential. The last few episodes were like I would have wanted and expected the whole show to be like - serious, realistic drama. It has been a few years since I watched Kashimashi.
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And time has not goldened memories. I viewed it in the most positive light maybe two weeks after watching, when I compared it to other pure-fanservicey series and thought it stilll had some desperate trying in this sense, I think of Kashimashi much the same way as of Code Geass R2.
I still have very mixed feelings and don't know whether it should get 1 for completely ruining the good premise or for having that good premise and a few relatively good episodes toward the end that make up for those preceding them.
Create New Poor Hazumu.
First he gets turned down after confessing his love to Yasuna. Then, after climbing his favorite mountain to sulk over being rejected, a passing UFO crashes on him and kills him. Then the aliens put him back together again Worse, they then announce to everyone exactly what they did. A Japanese proverb holds that "when three women get together, it's noisy kashimashi ," the joke being that the kanji for "kashimashi" contains three of the characters no pun intended for "woman" or "female.
Hazumu provides a rare case of Gender Bender where the one whose gender has been bent doesn't seem to really care that much about the predicament. In fact, despite the Second Law of Gender Bending being in full play, it's possible she is actually happier this way from the beginning without a lot of the protesting that would appear in other series. The Love Triangle in the show also gets presented in a pretty straightforward way, all but completely disregarding that the story is in fact about two girls who try to win the affection of another girl.
This manga provides examples of: Against the Setting Sun: All Men Are Perverts: Asuta's attraction toward Hazumu is treated as such, which leads to some awkward situations, and even Asuta is embarrassed to be attracted toward his formerly male best friend. Also Hazumu's dad, who seems waaaaay too into shared father-daughter special time usually involving nudity or dad taking naughty pictures of Hazumu.
Hazumu's mom will have none of it and will combat it with martial arts holds. And when her mom isn't around, Jan-puu with her boxing glove bazooka is happy to help out to defend the modesty of her gender-bent crush.
Applied Phlebotinum Armor-Piercing Slap: Yasuna and Tomari both do this to each other in episode Tomari's favorite spot to go to, since she spent a lot of her childhood there with Hazumu. The alien man uses one in one of the last episodes as he's gathering his stuff from Hazumu's room. It appears to be a large bag, and when he's done, the bag magically shrinks. Hazumu as a girl is now more free to act more feminine.
Hazumu wakes up to find Jan-puu curled up against her the day after the aliens move in. Blank White Eyes Blinding Bangs: We never see Hazumu's face as a male, only when she's a girl.
During their ghost hunt, Asuta is introduced to and attacked by "Alien number 6" Jan-puu's naming for hima part of the alien crew of the ghost hunt. This alien does, according to Jan Puu, love tasty earthlings. Happens a few times to a few characters, usually Hazumu. Cannot Spit It Out: Averted with Hazumu while a guy, played largely straight with her as a girl, and with Yasuna and Tomari as well. Hazumu's dad displays one in episode 2.