Hey Hey all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers! The name’s Pokeninja90 (or some of you know me as Naja) and I run the otome games blog, Nice Job Breaking It Hero! First, I have to thank the lovely Arria Cross for allowing me the chance to convert all of her fans into my otoge minions I mean, for allowing me a platform to spread the word of otoge… uhh *twiddles thumbs nervously* Thanks Arria for inviting me to do this Guest Blogger post here on Fujinsei! Whew, nailed it! 😄
Most of you guys in the aniblogging community know me as the Otome Temptress or more recently I’ve been called the Otome Queen (or Mrs. Tsukishima Kei, I’m not picky). It’s no secret that I love otome games and desire nothing more than to drag each and every one of you lovely folks into the wonderful world of otome games (read: Otome Hell). It’s thankless work, but someone has to do it and I really enjoy sharing my love of otome games with everyone, since most of my rl friends don’t appreciate the intricacies of otoges. Ah, what’s that? You don’t know what an otome game is? *cue organs and thunder and lightning* Allow me to fix that right now!
In a popular post of mine, My Love Affair With Reverse Harem Series, I talked about my delight in watching/reading gyaku harem series. The main draw of reverse harem for me is of course the hot, hot, HOT bishounen. I consider myself to be an analytical anime watcher, but reverse harem series can make me into a shallow fangirl. Not that I’m ashamed of it. No, not at all.
I encounter quite a lot of anime fans who claim that reverse harem series are their “guilty” pleasures. Why feel “guilty”? It seems that most of them feel ashamed of enjoying “shallow” and “crappy” reverse harem shows. As a gyaku harem fan, I’ll be the first to admit that most series in this genre have horribly crappy stories. Yes, the guys are always smoking HOT and their voices can usually strum you as deeply as the strings of your ovaries, but the reverse harem genre as a whole is not known for ground-breaking or oh-my-freaking-gosh-that’s-so-awesome type of stories.