The original character designs were created by Sukune Inugami and the school uniform was designed by the company Cospa. The manga was licensed for an English-language release in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment using the revised Hepburn romanization of the title, Kashimashi, unlike the traditional name of Kasimasi. The radio show's opening theme song was "Compass: Egao no Yukue" sung by Ueda, Horie, and Tamura. Listeners could submit contributions to the radio show via a form online.
This show was one of only two radio programs ever distributed on Bandai Visual Podcast.
The middle of the book, which is printed in black-and-whitecontains a brief overview of the first twenty-one chapters of the manga, and interviews from the manga author and illustrator, anime director and scenario writer, and the light novel author. There is also a brief explanation of the PlayStation 2 visual novelof two figurines of Hazumu, and of three audio CDs for the anime version.
The last sixteen pages are again in full-color and consist of the anime's first episode in manga format.
The anime series was licensed by Media Blasters in November The first DVD went on sale on June 12, and contained the first five episodes. Extras on the disc included two ten-minute talks between the voice actresses for the three main female characters, a small collection of Japanese television advertisements, and textless opening videos.
A box-set containing all three DVDs was released on October 14, Egao no Yukue" image song single released on December 21, The plot for the drama CD takes place between final aired episode of the anime and the original video animation episode. The game was developed by Vridge, published by Marvelous Interactive and released in two editions, limited and regular, on the same day. The game was later re-released in a Best Collection edition on November 16,which sold at less than half the price of the original game.
Hazumu's homeroom teacher Namiko Tsuki suggests Hazumu and her friends take a one-week trip to a small mountain village with a hot spring resort. Hazumu's grandparents reside in this town, and are two new characters introduced to the story.
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Three other female characters are introduced as possible love interests for Hazumu; two are the same age as her, and the third is the older landlady of the resort. The gameplay's main system comes from Hazumu's indecisive personality. If the player shows more interest in a particular character, the other characters get annoyed that Hazumu is ignoring them, which is displayed in a tension meter.
The more Hazumu ignores a particular character, the higher the tension between that character becomes.
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This ensures Hazumu stays good friends with the possible love interests. 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. 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? 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.
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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. 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.