For the first few minutes, all the way through the opening of Koihime Musou ~ Otome Tairan, you almost think it’s going to be a pretty good story, with the characters actually getting a chance to be strong without being rendered into a pile of service but, almost immediately that stops. From that point on, any actual cool is tempered by tons of skanky (and frequently incredibly stupid) service.
NOT like I was expecting anything else. I find it hard to believe that there are actual people out there who thought the first episode where Ryuubi eats spoiled bamboo shoots and everyone in her group (including the woman who has actually given birth) thinks she’s pregnant is…funny? Really? Really?!? I weep at the thought.
Sometimes, stuck in the middle of this lame-ass series, there’s something worth watching. And for once, some Yuri that doesn’t make one roll one’s eyes.
On Disk One, we get the (relatively speaking) entertaining story of what happens when Ryoumo gets glasses and gets to be Sonken’s “strategist” (so, that’s what you kids call it these days) as Koukin is Sonsaku’s “strategist.”
Then Gien “falls in love with Ryuubi” for like 15 seconds.
Seriously, what do you expect from me here? 3, 4, does it matter, ultimately?
In the end, it still sucked pretty hard, but in comparison, it’s the Shakespeare of the Koihime Musou series.