This next show is a little… odd. No, this isn’t mistaken-for-gay-with-muscle-fetish odd, but it’s pretty weird nonetheless. What show? Well, the shortform comedy, seinen, super power show Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan of course. But most surprising is that it might not suck.
The synopsis is: “Hakone is a hot spring spirit who descended to a spa resort on Earth. However, with her long slumber, she looks like a little girl on the outside.The high school boy Tōya stumbles across her at a hot spring and ends up joining Hakone in retrieving her original powers.” (Source)
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan will be animated by Asahi Production (Orenchi no Furo Jijo, Sugar Bunnies), directed by Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto), and adapted from Daisuke Yui‘s (Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan) manga.
Ok, I actually lied. Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan doesn’t have much of a chance of being a ‘great’ show. But I’m still going to give it a shot for a few reasons.
Because of that I feel like I need to at least give it a chance. It’s a seinen for something, right? It’ll be good, right? It won’t suck, right? Right?
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan will begin airing October 4th, 2015, for the Fall 2015 season.