Bishounen characters truly captivate your heart with their heavenly words and gentleness they naturally possess, however, have you ever wondered if you could be a servant of these dazzling creatures? If that’s the case, would you rather continue to work on, or just leave your sweat that has bestowed upon them?

Let’s welcome Haru Asagi, the female protagonist of the story, who enters the Miyanomori family to work as a maid. She encounters the six good-looking sons of the head from different wives but most of them do not acknowledge the presence of Haru as a maid in the family. Soonafter, they gradually learn to accept her. The head suddenly announces that he will retire soon, thus he will name the heir whoever makes him the happiest.

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph is a 2-episode OVA based from an Otome game. Aside from the reverse harem genre, it is blended with historical aspects considering the setting and how the characters dress up as men of medieval era. At first sight, the OVA looked so boring with its retro-like tune in the opening theme, and it was kind of creepy. As you seriously start watching the anime, you might view the series as something unique.

What I like about this reverse harem anime is the fact that the male characters do not immediately show their intimate interaction towards the female protagonist as it starts from a denial stage until they show their soft side towards her. What makes the anime more distinctive among others of the same genre is that, it is not actually loaded with a typical fanservice where the heroine is being supported by the male characters throughout the series because this time, it is about how she develops herself in her own way to overcome her weakness. Although the heroine mirrors the same persona as to those in reverse harem series as shy-type and modest, she shows a strong side for the viewers not to label her as the most annoying heroine. On the hand, I am not satisfied with the character development of the male characters as most of them do not have enough exposure. Hiroshi is closest to Haru, I believe, who gets the biggest part on screen.

Although this OVA is fast-pacing, I like how the heroine’s character progresses within 2 episodes without receiving much flattering words from the men around her. However, the OVA leaves with an open-ended finale which does not settle the conflict between the men and the head in relation to whoever will become the heir in the family. Instead, it only solves the conflict between Haru and the men. I hope they will make a series of episodes soon.

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph OVA is simply good but doesn’t give any excellent factor. But if you are a big fan of reverse harem series, you will easily get hooked up with this anime.


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