“Kiss Note” is a powerful notebook that makes anyone who has their name written together in it will instantly become couple if they kiss each other regardless of any circumstances. This magical item belongs to a cupid named Guri whose job is to create couples. But one day, she accidentally writes Seiji Aino’s name in that notebook. Now Seiji has to find a woman to be kissed or Guri will die in 24 hours.
Judging from the synopsis alone, it is easy to assume that Love Tyrant is a parody of the famous anime series Death Note. That assumption isn’t entirely wrong. Love Tyrant is a gag anime that borrows many ideas and tropes from other anime, like Death Note and Doraemon, and make fun of them. One of Seiji’s friend, Akane Hiyama, is also described as a yandere with red eyes and red hair, probably referencing the heroine from Future Diary, Yuno Gasai. Many jokes also come from their character’s stupid behaviour, especially Guri, an angel who also a fujoshi.
Love Tyrant’s jokes are mostly hit and miss, but at least they are executed with the right timing. Even if the viewers aren’t laughing, they should understand that the scene is supposed to be a joke. Structurally, Love Tyrant’s jokes are delivered continuously, unlike some series like Osomatsu-san which divides their jokes into smaller skits. Fast paced storytelling also makes this anime feels energetic yet quite tiring.
For better or worse, Love Tyrant is an anime that probably shouldn’t taken seriously. There are too many stupid and hilarious things happen in its first episode. If you are looking for a comedy anime with dumb and over the top jokes, this anime is worth trying.
Facts and Figures
|Alternative Title||Renai Boukun, The Very Lovely Tyrant of Love♥|
|Source||Manga by Megane Mihoshi|
|Casts||Houchu Ohtsuka as God
Kensho Ono as Seiji Aino
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Stolas
Manami Numakura as Akane Hiyama
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Coraly
Rie Takahashi as Akua Aino
Takehito Koyasu as The Devil
Yasuaki Takumi as Tarō Tsuruoka
Yoshino Aoyama as Guri
Yuki Nagano as Yuzu Kichōgasaki
Yumi Hara as Shikimi Shiramine
|Director||Atsushi Nigorikawa (Anitore!)|
|Scenario||Natsuko Takahashi (Bleach)|
|Character Design||Mariko Ito (Log Horizon)|
|Opening Song||“Koi? de Ai? de Bōkun Desu!” by Wake Up, Girls!|
|Ending Song||“‘Suki’ wo Oshiete” by SmileY inc.|
|Broadcast Date||6 April 2017 (1530 GMT, 2230 WIT), 7 April 2017 (0030 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times | by Dany Muhammad