First Impression – Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!

Binan Koukou Chikyuboueibu Love! 


Genres: Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life

Animation Producer: Diomedea

Music Producer: Pony Canyon

Plot: This is the tale of five unlikely heroes who unite under the name of the “Earth Defense Club” alongside a pink wombat-like alien to defend their world and restore love to all; however, does a sinister organization lurk behind the scenes of Binan High school? (Source: MyAnimeList)

Going into this I was a bit hesitant. The premise seemed interesting, but I wasn’t sure how well it would be conveyed. Well, I’m glad I decided to watch this because I laughed so hard that I’m surprised I didn’t wake the whole house up. There’s only one episode out and I already can’t wait for the next.

First Episode Summary

“In the Name of Love”

Atsushi Kinugawa and En Yufuin are the first characters we are introduced to. They are sitting in a public bath and En is talking about chikuwabu. Suddenly a pink Wombat with a heart on its left side crashes through the ceiling asking questions. When the boys see the cute creature they struggle to get out of the bath but Wombat won’t have it. Yumoto Hakone opens the doors to the bath and once he sees the wombat he screams and tackles it, trying to cuddle. Atsushi and En take the oppurtunity to escape. Outside we are briefly shown the student council members.

At school the next day the homeroom teacher walks into class with Wombat under his arm. Later, Wombat tries to talk to Atsushi and En again but Yumoto sees and chases after Wombat again. Atsushi and En go to their club and we meet Io Naruko, a guy obsessed with money, and Ryuu Zaou, a guy obsessed with girls. Wombat comes into the club along with Yumoto. Wombat gives the five bishounens “Lovracelets” which allows them to transform into magical boys. Outside the boys see a monster chikuwabu and use their love powers to defeat it.


The art was really your classic anime style, which I liked. It wasn’t too artistic or too dull, it was the perfect balance. I also appreciate the fact that there wasn’t CGI used for the transformation sequences, which personally I don’t like (for example in Sailor Moon Crystal). I really think the transformation scenes are well done in this anime.

In the first episode, they put the OP for the series at the end of the episode. It was really cute and one of my favorite things happened, which is that it’s sung by the characters! This is something I really look forward to for OPs and EDs so I’m psyched about it. Since the OP was at the end, we didn’t get to see an ED, so I’ll look forward to seeing that in the second episode.


The first episode did a great job in introducing the characters. We can already get a feel for their quirks and personalities. Of course they use a lot of tropes, like Yumoto being the typical shota-esque character, but the characters are all likable. Wombat is hilarious and the boy’s reactions to him are golden. We also get tension rising with the student council and their mysterious (not really) appearance at the end along with their green hedgehog.


I’ll definitely keep watching this anime, and I’d recommend it to people who want to have a good laugh. It’s almost like a boy parody of Sailor Moon, without the love interests. This is very much a comedy and it’s done in an excellent way that doesn’t seemed forced.

I can’t wait until next week!


A Review: Inu x Boku SS

Inu X Boku Secret Service

A review by yours truly: Sara

“In the heavily guarded building known as, ‘Ayakashi Kan,’ only those who have undergone a strict review can reside there while being accompanied by a Secret Service agent (SS).” (Description via Crunchyroll)8e9deb3d532eb37c9d437ec63a8fe0901326138594_full

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the title of this anime or the brief description that was given via Crunchyroll. There are a few things though that I could grasp from the summary and the poster though.

1.) The Secret Service is involved.

2.) The protagonist is more than likely a female.

3.) She’s more than likely going to fall in love with the guy with her in the poster.

4.) The guy in the picture looks like an asshole, so he’s probably an asshole.


The storyline is one of the reasons why I actually want to keep watching this anime, even if one of the main characters isn’t fantastic. In all honesty I just thought this was going to be a slice of life anime, about a girl who has some anger issues. But god damn, I was wrong. The basic storyline is about Ririchiyo and Sōshi living in the apartment building, but there’s more to the story than that. The true intentions of these characters or story hasn’t been revealed yet, but if I have to guess it has to deal with how the characters can turn into half supernatural creatures (which is badass by the way).


Inu X Boku Secret Service, we’re given quite a few characters in just the first episode.

Ririchiyo Shirakiin

A girl with some serious issues, or at least it’s implied. She’s moved to the apartment building to be alone and “get better” as 3-8she puts it. She has quite the attitude throughout the pilot, making snarky comments and yelling at a lot of the characters she interacts with. She definitely isn’t like a lot of heroines in normal shoujo. I felt like her character was pretty intriguing and I felt like she was overall a refreshing character. Though much development hasn’t been shown on her part, I did enjoy seeing quite a few glimpses of her past throughout the pilot through her dreams.

Sōshi Miketsukami

Let me just start off with saying, he was not the asshole I wanted him to be. In fact he wasn’t an asshole at all! The poster mislead me with that snarky smirk he has. His character, at least to me, was annoying. I didn’t hate him tumblr_lxppnsVLBN1r24kh2o1_500per say but I’m not 100% sold on him either. Throughout the episode, he follows Ririchiyo around like a lost puppy (which he kind of is one, but I’ll get to that in a second), constantly claiming that he is forever her servant because she saved him. From what? Well folks, that hasn’t been revealed to us yet. (I know, frustrating right?) I think the only thing that made me able to deal with him is that he can turn into fox/dog with a different number of tails (I didn’t count them okay?). His character just fell flat to me, but hopefully he’ll actually have a backstory which won’t make him so terrible. I’ll guess I’ll have to see.

Renshō Sorinozuka

mikoxzI don’t have much to say about Renshō, though I will admit I think so far, he is my favorite character. Mainly because he makes hilarious comments all the time, also he turns into a scroll type spirit (I’m dead serious, and it’s really funny). There unfortunately isn’t much to say about Renshō and his character due to the lack of his background. All that is given to us is that he has known Ririchiyo since they were kids.

There are a few other characters in the anime that are introduced but they’re so briefly there that I figure it’s best to just let you guys experience them for themselves. But I’ll leave you with one thing, one of them is a raging perverted lesbian.

Overall impression:

The anime was okay, and I definitely think I’m going to continue watching it. There are plenty of moments where the storyline falls a bit flat and I’m kind of just sitting there saying “Okay, let’s get a move on guys.” but what show doesn’t have that?

For now I’m going to give this show three Tamaki’s but maybe that’ll change as I continue watching.


If you guys are interested in watching the show, you can watch it via Crunchyroll! See y’all next week!