Hybrid Child – The Yaoi Genre & The Deathcall Of Fiction.

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I feel like it´s my life long quest to find a yaoi anime that doesn´t stand as just a guy fucks another guy kind of  series and nothing more, but as a genuninely good romance series despite the gender of the beloved – on this adventure, I found Hybrid Child, a series of OVAs that got released little more than a couple of months ago adapted from, of course, a Shungiku Nakamura manga. So, does her third manga adaptation finally hit the note, or has it sunk under all the other rape-y yaoi series out there? Well, let´s find out.

434  Hybrid Child is set up as a series of one-shots, some taking two episodes rather than one, and this is (probably) its biggest fault, as it doesn´t give us the time to get excited over the couple at hand – and, because of that, leaves us completely detached from any emotional things that´s going on.

So then, what is the point of Hybrid Child? just a yaoi snack of a few kisses and dirty jokes? a love letter to the manga fans? Deen having a demon contract with Shungiku Nakamura? I´m not saying Hybrid Child is 100% terrible, but it´s just shockingly forgettable, which is even worse.

Exactly, being forgotten is the death sentence of any piece of fiction – at least shows like Boku No Pico are so openly hated they´re just as famous as shows like Death Note, people remember them, and for better or worse, these shows are still alive, which is exactly what the yaoi anime genre misses.

If we´re talking shoujo, everyone remembers Kaichou wa maid sama, right? you might not like it, or dislike it even, but you definitely remember it. Now what about Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji?

Love Stage brough some light to the genre to people not familiar with it, while Junjou Romantica, Gravitation and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi basically set the modern basis of the genre… so, what did Hybrid Child do? absolutely nothing. It´s the Ookami Shoujo of the yaoi genre, and it´s honestly not going to be the favourite of a lot of people, if anyone.

So while Hybrid Child is okay, my conclusion it´s a show that died right after airing – the ghost of the genre filled with cliché, Hybrid Child does nothing to fight against the status quo of what it´s representing, call it butter without toast.

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