OMG. THIS IS SO AWESOME. I am going to do a post on Hanamaru Kindergarten episode 2, which was amazing in it’s own right, but I knew I just had to set aside a separate post for this.
GAINAX is my favorite anime studio. It’s not just because of the fact that they have produced such consistently amazing anime, but because they understand their viewers and they are all such utter otaku. Hanamaru Kindergarten is an amazing show because even as it isn’t quite like another anime you’ve seen, it is still quite definitively something that otaku can enjoy.
There is something that people, otaku themselves included, tend to forget about the mindset of otaku. Sure, we are perverse, and we have a tendency to look at too many things in a sexual light. Sure, we twist things that we see in our own demented ways. However, it’s not like otaku don’t love cute things. It’s not like all of us liked Card Captors Sakura so much just because we had dirty thoughts about Sakura, we also loved the show because it was cute, entertaining, and fun.
Hanamaru Kindergarten is a show that is for everyone – it’s for kids, it’s for boys and girls, and it’s also totally for otaku who will appreciate it and enjoy it just for being a cute, fun show. The show gives it’s nods to otaku with things like mentioning ‘gamer brain’ and talking about Anzu’s love for her teacher not in a naughty way, but in a funny and in some ways referential way.
So I get why GAINAX wanted to do an ending video like this. They understood that otaku were watching and loving this show, and they gave a big, otaku nod to that audience by doing what they do best – remembering the FUCK out of love and letting it loose. Epic, manly, burning, passionate love like no other that floods into your hearts and delights to no end.
God, I love you GAINAX. You know how to make my otaku blood burn bright red!