This season provided many things I didn’t know I needed. Fun, cinematic high fantasy adventure? Thanks Bahamut. Colourful, reverse harem/fantasy shoujo adaption that isn’t problematic and gross? Thanks Yona.
I hadn’t seen anybody talking about or mentioning Akatsuki no Yona so I decided to check it out on a whim, not knowing anything about it. I was shocked that it was a reverse harem but I was more shocked that it was actually good.
See, for some reason I kept allowing myself to get burnt. I watched bad otome game adaptions over and over hoping for the best. I don’t know why, I don’t derive any pleasure or satisfaction from cute anime guys. I’m gay as hell. But for awhile I kept watching probably because I hated myself or something? Who knows.
But even when watching that stuff, I could have told you what Yona confirmed for me now. Manga adaptions of reverse harems will always be better than adaptions of otome games. I’m sure there is a bad adaption out there (well they aren’t much out there) just like I’m sure there’s a good otome game adaption (like what) but from my experience the ratio of good manga to bad otome in general is overwhelming.