Every girl dreams of being an enchanted princess, but how many stop to think about all the grim and horrible things that happen in fairy tales? That’s a lesson Tamaki learns all too graphically when she’s attacked on the way to her grandmother’s house by creatures she thought only existed in myths! Fortunately, she’s rescued by an extraordinary young man: one who’s not only part demon; but her future classmate as well, and one of the protectors that Tamaki will need if she’s going to fulfill her destiny as a Tamayori princess. A destiny that no one’s bothered to tell her she’s inherited until now! However, lets consider that this is in part, a reverse harem series for girls. The characters themselves are not badly done. But it does follow very predictable story arcs. She is pretty transparent in who she likes from the first episode, which is similar to traditional harem anime on the boys side too. The romance side plays on it’s tip toes which is similar to regular harem.
This is a very underwhelming series. It should have not been given a full season run let alone a season two. But if you haven’t seen better then I’m sure this series is anime gold. It might not have been professionally made and not everything they do will move you. In fact, some conversations struck me as boring and out-of-topic. The female protagonist doesn’t even carry romantic attachments to the males around her. The romantic element is needed in every good anime so viewers have a relation to the character that they recognize in their daily lives. If there isn’t one you need a bloody gory action packed show like Hellsing.
Honestly, to me it seems like none of the characters have any real personality, they are just too flat and dull in my opinion. I don’t particularly like any character nor do i feel excitement when they “fight”. Also, they seem to contradict themselves WAY TOO MUCH (if you watch it you’ll know what I mean) and it gets annoying after a while. And if it wasn’t bad enough to learn that every plan she’s had for the future has to change, to top it all off, Tamaki still has to start attending a new high school as well! The new girl in school will have to learn how to deal with some very, very old school-type problems in a hurry in Hiiro no Kakera. I loved the short segment at the end of each episode where you spend a private moment with one of the characters. I thought that was so cool and a nice touch. The art work of the characters and scenery is lovely, The music, especially the opening themes, is beautiful! But, I believe I’ve said that already. Must be the lack of good things to talk about!
This series gave me nothing but frustration. Usually cliched characters deliver something, but the guys didn’t even play their romantic parts. They were just sullen and ornery, except when they’d occasionally bat their eyes. We didn’t learn anything about their characters. Normally each harem guy has a back story? They skipped all that. There is nothing new or unique in this anime that hasn’t been used before. I thought that maybe it was just the way too slow pace they set for the show but no… it really doesn’t get any better it’s completely boring. In spite of the poor pacing of this series, the characters are endearing, the setting is lush, and the plot, while not entirely unique, is a strong one. This anime is mainly aimed at fans of the game.