Tantei recommends The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior”

Posts where I recommend to you my dear readers some anime.

Crunchyroll currently streams The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samao, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. The series is available in the original Japanese language with English subtitles. Sentai Filmworks also releases the series on DVD and Bluray in North America, and this home video release includes a bonus OAV episode that was originally released in December of 2014.

The story follows a high-schooler named Kazunari Usa as he moves into a boarding house complex, illustrating the unique blossoming relationship he has with the fellow roommate, Ritsu Kawai. On top of that, we see the connections Kazunari develops as a result of meeting his roommates.

The art and sound is an area where I find this anime excels in. The sound is perfect; everything from the pedalling of the bikes to the rustling of the bed sheets when someone wakes up is heard, it’s all there. The art is quite special as well, the colours are vibrant and pleasing to the eyes. I urge everyone who has not seen this series yet to download this series, do not steam this anime. Even if you are not a downloader, just download the first episode and compare the quality to that of streaming, you will enjoy and appreciate the art more and find the anime more enjoyable.

Charm and loveable characters are very difficult to radiate in an anime, specifically when we get to see a board spectrum of personalities from shy-introvert Ritsu to unusual/creepy Shirosaki to dysfunctional Mayumi. Even with that said everyone in this anime unusually interacts in harmony with each other, and I’m sure you will find someone from this anime that will gravitate towards you.

Sex comedy can be tricky to pull off without coming across as scolding or judgmental, but The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior manages to sidestep this pitfall while encouraging its characters to let their freak flags fly. If you’re in the mood for a sitcom with lovably eccentric characters, an understated romance angle, and a slightly caustic sense of humour, consider giving the series a try.

I am considering looking up the manga and reading continuing the story as there has been no season 2 announcement at this point. I recently completed the manga, and I love how the the author allow the two characters to fall in love. It felt very natural.


4 thoughts on “Tantei recommends The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior”

  1. This is one I don’t see getting talked about very often, which is a shame because it is kind of fun. Still, another season would have been appreciated as it really just kind of feels left hanging.

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