The Rigtheous Three-Episode-Rule Of Doom. Summer 2014 “First” Impressions: Shounen Hollywood – Holly Stage For 49.

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Y’see, the thing with Shonen Hollywood is that it doesn’t do anything wrong, it just doesn’t do anything right, either: It’s an anime about a bunch of pretty boy to-be idols, except that it tries to be realistic, even though it doesn’t dwell around in the dramatic aspects of the idol life to spice it up or make it interesting.

For example, I really friggin’ love Kpop, so naturally I had interest in this show because of the concept: They could have gone full-comedy or full drama and I would have been satisfied, unfortunately it sways somewhere in the middle.

Shounen Hollywood is not bad per se, it’s just very bland and a bit boring for a concept such as ‘idols in the work’ and I just find myself doozing off, which is a shame because episode 3 prooved that it knows there is drama (For example, when the father says that ‘you can do anything while you’re young’ struck to me like the typical ‘you’ll grow up soon enough and realize that dreams like that don’t last.’, and even the scene where they show that the former Shounen Hollywood don’t even have contact with eachother anymore) but it just doesn’t stick with it.

In that sense, the character design is similar to the plot: It’s not Utapri-lever unrealistic pretty-boys, but it’s also not realistic enough for me to think ‘Oh, these boys could actually exist.‘ Really, I foresee myself dropping this show within the next few weeks.

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