Original Run: October 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019 Number of Episodes: 11 Genre: Comedy
***Warning, the following may contain spoilers for Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy. Reader discretion is advised.***
Transfer student Mizuki Hijiri (voiced by Chinatsu Akasaki) was hoping to live a peaceful, average life at her new school. Almost immediately, though, that hope died when she encountered a rather unique group of boys.
For reasons she cannot understand, Mizuki was somehow scouted by her school’s boisterous Hero Club. To her chagrin (and protest), Mizuki is made the club’s newest member and is given the call sign Pink. The other members include:
- Red, Yamato Noda (voiced by Daiki Yamashita)
- Black, Kazuhiro Nakamura (voiced by Hideaki Kabumoto)
- Yellow, Tomoki Takashima (voiced by Shugo Nakamura)
- Purple, Rei Tsukumo (voiced by Junya Enoki)
- Green, Futaba Mikuriya (voiced by Rikuya Yasuda)
The mission of the Hero Club is to assist anyone and everyone who asks for their help. Although they may be loud and unorthodox, they still always manage to see a job through.
Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy was enjoyably serviceable. This was a take-it-or-leave-it sort of series with the benefit of knowing that if you were to take it, you wouldn’t regret doing so. However, while this show was undoubtedly fun, there was nothing about it that was particularly memorable.
There are a lot of higher priority anime from the fall 2019 season (Dr. Stone, Fire Force, Kono Oto Tomare 2nd Season), and in comparison, Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy was nowhere near special. That said, there was one area this show went all-in with, and it was this that allowed the series to be as enjoyable as it was.
Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy was thoroughly tension-free. Although that might sound bad, you need to ask yourself, “What do I want to get out of my viewing?” If you’re looking for a gripping story that will have you on the edge of your seat with many twists and turns, then this show is probably not for you. But if you just want to sit back and switch your brain off for a bit, then I think you will find this series to be quite entertaining.
What allowed Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy to be as stressless as it ended up being was thanks to the Hero Club. It had less to do with the individual members (albeit there were a few standouts) and more to do with the club as a whole. When this group was together, there was hardly a dull moment.
I want to be honest with you. I didn’t expect much out of Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy when I started it. Part of me thought this series was going to be a tough slog to get through. Therefore, it was to my great and pleasant surprise that within the first few episodes, this show established itself as silly and goofy, but not lazily so.
I don’t need there to be any more from this series. A single season was plenty, and I will be shocked if a second is ever released. As a one-shot, I know you could do a whole lot worse than Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy.
Seeing how the Series Positive section was so bare, you might be getting a pretty good idea of what the negatives of this show were. Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy didn’t leave much of an impact, and I would suggest watching this series one episode at a time rather than marathoning it like I did. Although doing the latter is fine, by the time you get to the last episode, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find the charm will have dwindled a tad.
As a final shot of positivity, you should know that I do not feel the urge to be harsh with Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy. There was nothing to this series that made me think it was overtly stupid and annoying, but then again, I suppose the opposite is equally true.
I do know there was one aspect to this show I thought was noticeably weaker than the rest, and that was the Hero Club’s “rivalry” with the Student Council. I put the word “rivalry” in quotes because otherwise, it denotes a more severe meaning than what existed. The reality was, the Hero Club was off doing its own thing, and, for some reason, the Student Council had a massive stick up its butt.
I understand that part of the Student Council’s responsibilities was to maintain the school’s reputation. Also, it was their job to enforce rules that would make them come off as party killers. They were, after all, the ones who had to keep track of the various club budgets, and there is only so much money that can go around. Be that as it may, their dislike of the Hero Club came off as unfair and unnecessarily petty.
Throughout the series, the Hero Club was warned about the number of complaints people were issuing against them. To the Student Council, this meant the Hero Club was being a nuisance to the public and were, therefore, up to no good.
The problem was, we never saw anyone be put off by the Hero Club’s actions. Everything the Student Council had against our main characters was stuff the Student Council itself seemed to have grief with. From the perspective of the people the Hero Club helped out, which was quite a lot by the end of the show, there was nothing but praise.
It just seemed weird that the Student Council was so gung-ho against the Hero Club. What this did was make the council come off as low-attempt villains who were around to artificially create conflict.
Luckily, since, like I said, tension and drama weren’t an interest for Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy, this didn’t play that big a role in the series.
If you just want to lie on the couch and not expect a whole lot out of an anime, then I’m willing to bet you’ll get quite a bit out of this one.
This wasn’t anything fantastical, but it was most definitely fun. The characters were enjoyable, and the situations they found themselves in were worth a good laugh or two.
I mean, granted, there wasn’t much to get excited about concerning this show. Still, it would be wrong of me to tell you to flat out ignore it.
Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy has earned a recommendation.
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