A genre of harem, comedy, romance, and a some other minor things, Akane-iro is a school type anime where the protagonist eventually ends up with a ton of female friends, one or two male friends that are really into ecchi things, and eventually wind up liking one of the female friends more than the other ones. This anime was based on a visual novel and also has a manga out.
The male protagonist is Nagase, Junichi. Back then he was a delinquent and was called "Geno Killer," now he's just a normal high schooler. His parents are one thing though..they travel the world and do all sorts of stuff while leaving Junichi's sister, Minato, in his care. One time Junichi saw a silver haired girl get bullied by some guys, and dealt with them. After he dealt with them, he didn't think he'd see her again, but apparently she was the new transfer student to his classroom. Everything was fine until he made a mistake and kissed her on the lips by accident.
Akane-iro, unlike anime like Amagami, shows one complete arc/route. Though it may show mini-character debut arcs for each person, they won't complete the arcs/routes just like Amagami SS. Personally I don't like that. This way it will leave fans of certain characters dissatisfied unless the arc they wanted was shown. Unless the creator did something really unique that made all the characters happy, then that's something else..
Overall, there's nothing really special to this anime unless you're looking for a modern day school themed comedy, which Akane-iro really delivered. The OVA they had was nice eye candy as well. If you're looking for something really unique in a school themed anime this isn't the kind, but it's something to watch if you want to get some mild laughs. I reccomend if you're a school theme liker or ecchi comedy fan, no reccomending if you expect more. I give it an 8 out of 10
- Nathan Maruyama
- Nathan Maruyama