Hensuki

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Hensuki
Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first volume of Hensuki, featuring the character Yuika Koga
可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか?
(Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?)
Genre
Light novel
Written byTomo Hanama
Illustrated bysune
Published byMedia Factory
ImprintMF Bunko J
DemographicMale
Original runJanuary 25, 2017 – present
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byTomo Hanama
Illustrated byCHuN
Published byFujimi Shobo
MagazineMonthly Dragon Age
DemographicShōnen
Original runNovember 9, 2017February 9, 2021
Volumes6 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byItsuki Imazaki
Produced by
  • Junichi Takagi
  • Noritomo Isogai
  • Ryuutarou Usukura
  • Gouta Aijima
  • Kouhei Takeishi
  • Kousuke Arai
  • Hideaki Matsumoto
  • Sou Murakami
  • Manabu Kimura
  • Mami Kuwakuma
Written byKenichi Yamashita
Music byYouichi Sakai
StudioGeek Toys
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11
Original run July 8, 2019 September 23, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?,[Jp. 1] also known in the short form Hensuki,[Jp. 2] is a Japanese harem, romantic comedy light novel series written by Tomo Hanama and illustrated by sune. It began publication by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint, with the first volume released on January 25, 2017. A total of thirteen volumes have been published as of June 2021. The series follows Keiki Kiryū, a high school student who seeks the identity of the sender of an unnamed love letter attached to underwear, which consequently leads him to discover the special hidden peculiarities of the girls in his life.

A manga adaptation of Hensuki with illustration by CHuN has been serialized via Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age from November 2017 to December 2020. It has been collected into six tankōbon volumes as of February 2021. A drama CD was released on May 25, 2018, along with a RPG browser game released on the same date. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Geek Toys aired from July 8 to September 23, 2019. The series is licensed in North America by Funimation, in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, and in Southeast Asia and South Asia by Muse Communication.

Premise[edit]

Hensuki revolves around Keiki Kiryū, an ordinary high school student who finds an anonymous love letter addressed to him. What makes things even more interesting is that attached to the letter, there's a pair of panties. To determine the identity of his secret admirer, referred to as "Cinderella", Keiki proceeds to investigate several possible candidates, including his senior and president of the Calligraphy Club[Jp. 3] Sayuki Tokihara; his underclasswoman and assistant librarian Yuika Koga; and his classmate and close friend Mao Nanjō. However, as Keiki seeks to uncover who this mysterious girl might be, he discovers that every girl he suspects is singularly perverted and desperately interested in getting him to participate in their perversion.[3]

Publication[edit]

Hensuki is a light novel series written by Tomo Hanama and illustrated by sune.[4][5] In addition to the five chapters composing the story of Hensuki, all volumes contain a prologue, an epilogue and an afterword by Hanama, respectively.[6] From the first to the ninth, each volume presents, as cover art, the image of a female character of the series undressing.[7] Media Factory released the first volume in Japan on January 25, 2017 under their MF Bunko J imprint.[8] The eighth volume of the series was launched on July 25, 2019, along with a special edition containing additional illustrations.[9] As of June 25, 2021, a total of thirteen volumes have been released.[10]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation written by Hanama and illustrated by CHuN began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Dragon Age on November 9, 2017,[11] and ended serialization on December 9, 2020.[12] Fujimi Shobo has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. As of February 9, 2021, six volumes have been released.[13]

A spin-off manga, titled Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie? Abnormal Harem,[Jp. 4] was illustrated by kanbe and Hanamoto. It contains alternate, what-if scenarios between the protagonist Keiki Kiryū and the female characters of the series. Hakusensha released its first and only seven-chapter volume on April 24, 2020, under their Young Animal Comics imprint.[14]

Drama CD[edit]

A drama CD for Hensuki, produced by Mosaic.wav and Yksb and published by Seaside Communications, was released on May 25, 2018, featuring the same voice cast from the anime, along with character songs.[15]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on February 20, 2019.[11] The series was animated by Geek Toys and directed by Itsuki Imazaki, with Kenichi Yamashita handling series composition, and Yōsuke Itō designing the characters.[16] Youichi Sakai composed the series' music.[17] Seven was credited for animation production assistance.[18] Ayaka Ōhashi performed the series' opening theme song "Daisuki",[Jp. 5] which was also used as the ending theme for the twelfth episode. Mia Regina performed the series' ending theme song "Mubyū no Hana".[Jp. 6][19] Regina also performed the theme song "Nagareboshi",[Jp. 7] which was inserted into the seventh episode.[20] "Sutera",[Jp. 8] which is performed by TRUE, was used as the ending theme for the seventh episode.[21]

The series aired from July 8 to September 23, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.[22][23] The series ran for 12 episodes.[24] The series is licensed in North America by Funimation, in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, and in Southeast Asia and South Asia by Muse Communication.[25][26] A short anime spin-off titled Hensuki▽[Jp. 9] ran after episodes of the main anime on AT-X. The shorts were directed and written by Itsuki Imazaki.[27]

Web radio[edit]

A web radio show, titled Hensuki Radio: Are You Willing to Listen to the Radio with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?,[Jp. 10] hosted by Ayana Taketatsu and Rina Hidaka, who voiced Sayuki Tokihara and Yuika Koga in the anime adaptation of Hensuki, respectively, was broadcast every Thursday from June 27 to October 3, 2019.[28]

Video game[edit]

A RPG browser game adaptation of Hensuki was developed by Tatsutori in collaboration with Atsumaru.[29] The game, titled Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie? [Love × Sugoroku],[Jp. 11] was directed by Haruya Toma and produced by Junichi Yoshizawa and Asahiko Itada.[30] It follows the plot of the series, with the player taking on the role of Keiki as he tries to discover the identity of the sender of a love letter addressed to him. In addition, the game also includes some of sune's illustrations from the light novel. Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie? [Love × Sugoroku] was released on May 25, 2018, with free post-launch updates being added at monthly intervals.[31]

Reception[edit]

Sales[edit]

In Japan, the seventh volume of Hensuki has estimated the sales of over 8,792 copies, being one of top-selling light novels from February 18 to March 11, 2019.[32] As of January 2020, the light novel has over 750,000 copies in circulation.[33]

Critical response[edit]

Reviewing for SAE With a K, Dez Polycarpe said, "This is a fun anime to watch and one that I would recommend to a harem lover. [T]his one stuck to me because it is done to give your a laugh each episode. While also showing you that you should definitely not judge a book by it’s cover. As our main protagonist finds this out a multitude of times."[34] Writing for Anime Hajime, a reviewer (identified only as 'LofZOdyssey') stated, "Although this show had a strong main character and I would be lying if I said I didn’t have some fun with it, that wasn’t enough. The majority of this series was as generic as can be, from the animation to the story to the mystery to the supporting cast. For that reason, it would be wrong for me to recommend this. After all, I would basically be saying you should go ahead and waste your time. Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie? is one you can skip."[35]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: 可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか?, Hepburn: Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?
  2. ^ 変好き
  3. ^ 書道 クラブ, Shodō Kurabu
  4. ^ 漫画:可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか? アブノーマルハーレム, Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? Abnormal Harem
  5. ^ ダイスキ。
  6. ^ 無謬の花
  7. ^ 流れ星
  8. ^ ステラ
  9. ^ 変 好 き ▽
  10. ^ 変好きラジオ 〜可愛ければ変態でもラジオを聞いてくれますか?〜, Hensuki Rajio 〜 Kawaikereba Hentai demo Rajio o Kiite Kuremasuka?〜
  11. ^ 可愛 け れ ば 変 態 で も 好 き に な っ て く れ ま す か? 【恋愛 × ス ゴ ロ ク】, Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? [Ren'ai × Sugoroku]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ana (July 8, 2019). "Primeiras impressões: Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?". Anime United (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Ana (October 30, 2020). "Hensuki é confirmado para o catálogo da Funimation Brasil e México". Anime United (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Portuga (June 11, 2019). "Adaptação em anime de Hensuki, comédia romântica pervertida, ganha novo vídeo promocional e data de estreia" (in Portuguese). Crunchyroll. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Hoss (November 10, 2019). "Imouto wa Psychopath – Nova Novel do Ilustrador de Hensuki". Você Sabia Anime (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  6. ^ bladerain (January 28, 2019). "Light Novel Review: Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Nattekuremasu ka? Volume 1". cautr's. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
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  18. ^ Ana (June 11, 2019). "Kawaikereba Hentai - Tema e data de estreia revelados". Anime United (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  19. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (April 28, 2019). "Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka? Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, Staff, Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  20. ^ "本日TVアニメ『可愛ければ変態でも好きになってくれますか?』オリジナルサウンドトラック発売です! TV-size版OP&ED、「流れ星」【第7話 挿入歌 歌:Mia REGINA】を含む全40曲を収録!". Mia REGINA (in Japanese). October 9, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
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  24. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 28, 2019). "Hensuki Anime Listed With 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  25. ^ Funimation [@FUNimation] (June 15, 2019). "SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT 😘 This cute fanservice comedy is kind of a Cinderella story... but with panties?! "Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she's a cutie?" is coming subbed and dubbed to FunimationNow" (Tweet). Retrieved June 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 25, 2019). "Muse Asia Offers Spring, Summer 2019 Anime With English, Chinese Subtitles". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  27. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 27, 2019). "Hensuki Anime Casts Suzuki Mimori, Gets Short Anime Spinoff". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
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