Papa to Kiss in the Dark (OVA) Hot
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Adorable and Dramatic
I really like this OVA, It was cute- the characters, the plot, the rising actions. -Cute and suspensful.
Mira was a character with a life long goal to become his father's 'bride' one day. Mira had a lot of emotion and personality when it came to how he felt about his father. I thought that was sweet, a real love story- doing whatever seemed fit to get the one you desire.
Although Kyousuke was a bit confusing to me, one second he seemed to care and the next it seemed like a different story. - Maybe it's because I know people like that, that I can write it off as just his personality. So it doesn't bother me too bad, especially at the end when admits how he feels to Mira... and I know those two will be happy together.
Anyway, there were a lot of twists throughout "Papa to Kiss in the Dark" - Finding out that Kyousuke isn't actually Mira's father, & about who his mother really is. -I did, but didn't suspect the thing with Mitsuki Utsunomiya, it was quite interesting, especially when we learned the truth of Mira's mother & his actual connection to Kyousuke.
For a sweet & suspenful tale, I recomend "Papa to Kiss in the Dark" for you.
Taboo topics aside, the story was more than a little monotonous. Maybe it's just me, but I constantly caught myself rolling my eyes at all the things everyone (Mira in particular) did.
There's something about Mira that really annoys me. He's just the typical brainless, spineless, clingy uke. Add to that a lot of bad voice acting and you get one nasty combo. The taboos didn't phase me at all since they're part of the main plot. But I really couldn't (and still can't) understand why there would be so many people going out of their way to hit on Miro. Does he secrete some special pheromone or something?
Another thing that got to me is the way he allows himself to be fondled constantly by any ole Jack. But I guess this is a byproduct of having a father figure like his.
The art wasn't bad. Not top notch, certainly. But not horrible either. The other characters also brought up the quality a tad. Unfortunately, having a main character as unlikeable as Miro just ruins everything. Plotwise, it could be better. Much much better. I found something (maybe many things) lacking. But I guess it was good enough for me to watch to the end. Although, now I think about it, yaoi like this is basically almost plotless so I shouldn't really have expected anything good.
So, 1 star because, well, I guess I've given my reasons. Though I believe the harshity of this review is mainly due to the fact that I had just finished a GOOD yaoi anime and was looking for a replacement. So in comparison, really, this is worth 1 star. Maybe on another day it would have gotten 2.
It is a cute story, but a bit pushy, I think, I can't find the right word.
I mean I like the couple, I think Mira and Kyousuke is absolutely adorable, but I have a little problem with getting over the fact that Kyousuke is a bit forceful.
Also, Mira is a bit too naive. He is cute and all, but not too smart apparently.
The story is good though and the art is excellent.
They kind of remind me of Yuuri and Conrad from Kyou Kara Maou
Maybe I'm just deranged, but this one was perfect for me. It's the only anime I can think of that automatically breaks the three major relationship taboos we seem to have: same sex, age difference, blood relation. That alone makes this OVA so different from most others.
But if that was all it had going for it, it wouldn't be very interesting. No, regardless of the labels put on the relationship, the feelings between the two main characters are very sweet and gentle. Mira's desperate need to be with Kyousuke tugged at my heartstrings.
Aside from the story, the animation was lovely too. The colors were bright but not overly much, and they helped convey a great overall feeling.
In the end, it didn't end up really feeling like shota, it didn't end up feeling wrong or weird or anything like that. Just sort of heartwarming. Definitely one to watch!
Papa to Kiss in the Dark is the reason I'm so into yaoi. It was the first yaoi anime I watched, after reading a handful of yaoi manga. I feel it's the perfect OVA to break a girl's yaoi OVA-virginity.
There were, of course, a couple of things that bothered me about it. The first being that it seemed like EVERYONE wanted a piece of Mira. Sure, he's cute, but the harem-boy is a bit overplayed sometimes in yaoi. My only other real problem was that it never (to my understanding) fully explained why fans thought that Kyousuke and Mitsuki were going to get married. That's just me nitpicking though. I suppose it could be inferred from the fact that they were doing a romantic movie together, but whatever.
My favourite part about the OVA is the beautiful transition and background scenes, like the one with the flower falling from the vase or when Mira is by the riverside. I've found that with some yaoi, particularly manga (which isn't a fair comparison, I know), it seems like the artists just focus on the people and the sex scenes, but there was no skimping on the setting for this one.
There was also some great dialogue, particularly the opening scene and when Kazu and Mira are at the family register place, or whatever it was (I didn't really understand that part). And of course there was a great surprise ending.
The characters' personalities were realistic and it wasn't just a smutty PWP movie, which was a relief. It's a very sweet story with just enough angst to balance out the tenderness. It remains to this day my favourite anime, yaoi or otherwise.