Kuzu no Honkai : Congrats on being a scum!
Hanabi loves Kanai but is going out with Mugi who really wants Akane who likes to trick everyone including Kanai who doesn’t know about Hanabi’s feelings who’s also going out with Ecchan but is confused with everything and so is Mugi and so is Ecchan and so will be Kanai but doesn’t it know yet and everyone’s a mess except Akane or so she thinks. AND THAT’S THE SHOW.
This is an intriguing series, it really is. I have to say, the manner that most (or all!) of the characters are messed up one way or the other, reminds me a bit of one of my favorite series, NANA. (well, NANA is on another level but you get the point.) Like, they keep making bad choices knowing exactly the consequences but they just can’t stop!
Hanabi harbors feelings for Kanai since she was a child but are they genuine feelings or just a puppy-love that she can’t let go?
Mugi claims to like with Akane yet he’s pretty much indifferent about everything and going with the flow, so why does he seem to be cautious about Hanabi’s feelings when they had already arranged of what their “relationship”‘s limits are gonna be?
Ecchan is in love with Hanabi yet while knowing that Hanabi’s heart will probably never be hers, she’s willing to head straight on disaster or what?
Kanai likes Akane but he doesn’t really know much about her? Or at all?
So, there’s all these questions surrounding every character’s motives and feelings, which push them into making questionable choices that make you go “huuum, that’s not wise man, that’s not wise!” yet, it’s also very much understandable at the same time; in the sense, that yes, they all make “scum” choices to escape loneliness, trying to forget their insecurities and struggles with intimacy issues, but you can see they don’t have ill-intentions at heart. (“all things wicked start from innocence” was it?)
Except Akane…well, no question mark here. She’s the purest scum of all, head bitch in charge without a doubt! She sees the world as her personal jungle gym, she’s calculating and a master manipulator of others’ feelings and doesn’t flinch at all when she wants to get her way. Out of every character, I’m the most interested to see how she will muddle along everything. She’s the one you love to hate, but damn if she doesn’t make half the show.
I haven’t read the manga, so I have no idea how things will develop, but I’m definitely in for the long run; I don’t mind the NSFW part of the series, as I feel it’s quite necessary for the plot and many a characters’ drive since passion (both physical and emotional) propels them into their respective decision balance..or imbalance, to be more accurate, haha.
Being a scum ain’t no easy feat though! I mean, it definitely exhausts you into drinking LOTS of water. I mean, seriously, LOTS.
Well, let’s see if our characters will start being more honest with themselves and if Akane will eventually get bored of shitting on other people’s feelings. What are the chances, huh?
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang only