Oops, I think I missed making a post on Hanasakeru Seishounen.
I’ve been enjoying this a fair bit so far, because its surprisingly charming (it seems strange that I’m so enamoured by the Shoujo Series from this season!), and it in fact reminds me a little of Fruits Basket.
I mean, its the usual cute girl surrounded by stacks of beautiful men thing, but how Kajika acts a foil and ‘healing aid’ of sorts to all of them is very much similar to Tohru Honda. Of course, whilst Tohru got her ‘never say never’ attitude by being poor, destitute, and absurdly hardworking, Kajika sits at the other far end of the financial spectrum, being a veritable princess of the modern world, being the only daughter of an Corporate Tycoon. She gets her foil attitude from her absurd innocence, warm-heartedness, and bizarrely superb insight from her psuedo-isolation on a tropical island during her childhood years, which in turn happened due to her fathers fear of assassination attempts.
In any case, despite a short stint in Japan after finally leaving her tropical island for the first time in years, Kajika is soon thrust into a ‘game’ set by her father, Harry Barnesworth, to find her a suitor from three men that he has personally selected. The catch? These men aren’t actually aware they’ve been selected, and Harry won’t even say who they are, only set up “coincidental” happenings that may result in them being around. The terms? Kajika identifying them and not falling for them: She wins.
Guys everywhere fall into Kajika’s grey eyes, it seems.
And she really used to love Mustafa, her White Leopard pet.
Li-Ren is her childhood friend, and the young Chairman of the Chinese Fang Group.
Episodes 2-4 focus in on Eugene Volkan and his angst ridden past. Despite the fact I don’t usually go for angsting bishies, I thought his story was surprisingly interesting.
This guy is Kajika’s bodyguard. He has a remarkably tough time…
Stop acting suave, Li-Ren…
Should add a compilation post up soon.