SutekiTantei Labyrinth ep 02 – shouta-con’s and even yaoi-con’s fantasy…

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What, you think you’re looking at a harem in the making? Dream on.

Surrounded by older girls and a girl of the same age, one element is sorely lacking here – childhood friend / younger girl. But instead, let’s look at the “new friends” Mayuki (I know the kanji qualifies as a man’s name, but the pronunciation sounds so girlish) makes:

For shouta-cons – Onechan, classmate girl who’s onechan’s sister, Obasan (the police woman), maid, dolls, and an obasan opponent.

For yaoi-cons (this one’s even clearer) – two silver haired twins, butler (the police jisan?…impossible).

Confused? Disagree? Well, let me explain it to ya properly. XD

On first look, this is a rich young man without friends, living in a mansion with a maid, a dog, and a butler. This certainly can fit a lead for a harem…a yaoi harem that is! Come on, look at all the dating sims, bishojo games and all that, which one ever featured a rich and well-mannered, upper class boy as protagonist? No self-respecting (read: self-loathing) Otaku would actually buy it. It’d make them look bad every time they fire up the game and sees some rich, pretty, happy young man with a shouta voice sitting there smiling at them while scoring with their fantasies instead of a loser who’s worse than they’re. With the latter as the protagonist, it’s almost like watching “Married…with children” and watching Al Bundy failing and doing stupid stuff, but in this case, when the main character of a bishojo game is the Otaku version (toned down a little) of “Al Bundy” without a nagging and nasty mouthed (not in a fun way) wife, and idiotic kids, and the Otaku can actually become the character and scores a ton, hence the Otaku would feel good and “look” good.

If I lost you there, let me put this precisely – a rich, happy, pretty, girly-voiced shouta is bad for bishojo game sales and the average Otaku hate that kind character, so this show, featuring that kind of character as the protagonist, would make a terrible idea for a harem show. Actually, you can have rich young guys at harem leads, but they would have to act like that Nakabayashi Yoshitaka guy in “He is my master“.

So, why is this a shouta-con fantasy?

Uh…Ok, if this actually isn’t obvious, well, we have a young, lonely, rich, pretty boy and the OP themes features him looking vulnerable, lonely, sad and sometimes distant looking. Believe or not all these traits are usually what drives shouta-cons wild (come on, onesan-tachi! You know who you are!).

In the beginning, the police woman Tomaru Miyako severely disapproves of Mayuki the pretty golden boy, but by the end of this episode, she (obasan/onesan) practically squealed that “wow, Mayuki-kun is so great~!”

Wow, that’s so out of character for a police woman except when it comes to a shoutaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

(I can hear the onesan-tachi squealing: “yiiiiiiiya! Mayuki-kun Kawaiiiiiii! Let us take you home and we’ll hug you and squeeze and kiss you and love you AND…”)

Run, Shouta, run. Or to use my one and only German term – Shouta Rennt.

Now, I’m a guy, and besides Horie Yui’s Byakko, I’m not really interested in anyone else. To see a good detective story with a kid as main character, there’s Detective Conan, who actually doesn’t have any supernatural powers and have to solve everything by clues. So I’m not going to bother to talk about the plot of this episode. In short,

Explosions happen; Boy goes to school for the first time of his life, on his B-day; the police runs around but can’t find the bomb, the boy solves that mystery (that one is actually quite clever), the boy gets a B-day party where all the women are secretly wishing to strip him naked and grab him everywhere, one of the silver haired boys pull a male tsundere (I didn’t feel I have to explain the yaoi elements to our readers, cause I assumed that everyone knew) on the golden boy, and all the presents add up to a complete tea set for our golden, British(?) boy. And he (she?) is really happy, oooh…

No recommendation from me. It’s doubtful I’m going to cover another episode of this. But enjoy, ladies. This one is made for you.

2 thoughts on “SutekiTantei Labyrinth ep 02 – shouta-con’s and even yaoi-con’s fantasy…”

  1. Good one, retard. Nice exhibition of how to be a genuine dumb ass. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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