Reviews: Candy Boy

A Cute Little Anime

Candy Boy is a Slice-of-Life/Yuri anime that is about the lives of Kanade and Yukino Sakurai, two fraternal twin sisters. The anime basically deals with their normal ,everyday lives in school and outside of school. I first watched this anime during Christmas break when I was back from college. I decided to check it out and see if I would like it or not.

I did really like this anime. While it's not the most original anime, I did find it to be a cute, lighthearted series that I enjoyed. I really liked the relationship between Kanade and Yukino. When watching the anime, you can definitely see that they care about one another. I also liked the romantic undertones in their relationship. I found it be quite interesting.

There are other characters besides the two I mentioned like Sakuya, the girl with a huge crush on Kanade and Shizuku, Kanade and Yukino's younger sister. I personally found Sakuya to be decent enough comic relief, although her comedic obsession with Kanade can get a little old after a while. Shizuku was a decent enough character, but I personally found her to be not as interesting as the other characters.

The art is pretty good. It looks really nice for something from 2008. I personally liked it quite a bit.

Overall, I liked Candy Boy. It's a nice, cute anime that I can say I really enjoyed. If you're looking for a nice slice-of-life anime with slight yuri undetones, then check this one out.

Squaring the circle, or the most boring Anime ever done

Twins who don't look like twins at all are infatuated with each other. Third sister and an exogamous suitor cling for one of the twins each. You'd think something could come out of it. Whether it be good or bad, something could happen. Theoretically, every kind of fiction depicts some sort of action, some change in the reality which is narrated.

HA HA, WILLIE! Nothing like that happens! Chapter 0...1... whatever, leaves the watcher with exactly the same though on the characters than the final one. Nothing has happened in between, the characters don't even seem to remember that theoretically the introduction of new people should make things change. NADA!

A combination of character dynamics set in stone, a lack of chemistry quite noticeable in the dub, and a Slice Of Life "comedy" which doesn't show any meaningful part of their lives brings a very boring piece of crud which you should avoid. My time was sacrificed so that yours won't be. I'd like you to appreciate that gift.

Candy Boy Review

A story about twins who are in love with each other and the events they go through. While there never really is a love polygon of any kind, there are points of drama created by other characters having interests in the two main girls, Yukino and Kanade.

Overall it's a cute, short series that most fans of Girls Love would probably enjoy. While it's low on explicit love scenes, it makes up for it in well done subtext. Graphically it's a stellar work and the music isn't bad either. Romance aside it is an enjoyable slice of life anime. Even though things are far from resolved and a lot of things are left to subtext, it's overall a happy anime depicting the lives of two girls in love. Nagato Yuki says, "Watch it!"
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