Sunday, June 8, 2008

Midori no Hibi

I had been planning to buy Midori no Hibi for over a year. When I first read about the concept and saw a few clips, I knew I had to get it. And I'm glad I finally did, because this one is a keeper. The premise, a sweet girl with a secret crush on the school ruffian literally becoming his right hand by replacing his fighting fist, is so novel that it deserves an award of its own. With just 13 episodes (so it doesn't drag out the concept too much), Midori no Hibi combines high-school crush drama with both slapstick and cute humor and a surreal plot. The best moments are those of tension and chemistry between the distraught ruffian who has had his lethal fist replaced with a fragile girl and the girl who finally gets close enough to shower her hapless crush with her love.

So here I present "Mou Sukoshi", Atsumi Saori's soulful ending theme for the anime, one of the best I have ever heard:


  1. Nice, but how does she... you know eat and other bodily functions?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Well, she can definitely eat. As for other bodily functions, she is connected at her waist to Seiji's wrist, so for all practical purposes, she basically shares a lower body with him.

    Oh, and for a darker version of the same concept, look up the manga "Parasyte".