The screenshot above is basically this anime in a nutshell, but if you’re still curious…
Right off the bat, someone in the anime tells us that “[m]ass produced machines are no longer enough.” Well, to be honest, the “good” robots are not much better:
That’s gotta be one of the uglier robot designs I’ve seen in a while. Why does it have dreadlocks? So anyway, this ugly tin can marches off to fight against the equally ugly enemy robot. It’s definitely a safe bet that mecha aesthetics is hardly this anime’s primary concern. The enemy robot attacks with a cannon around its crotch. I repeat, it attacks with a crotch cannon. The good guy’s uggo robot ends up losing the fight. Aw.
So if mecha aesthetics isn’t this show’s primary concern, then what is? Well, have a look at the OP, which features a silhouette of a hand dragging itself across pictures of clothed girls. As the silhouette passes through the girls, their clothes disappear. Yep. Don’t worry, none of them have nipples so we’re in the clear. Just thought you should know this.
After the OP, we’re finally introduced to the show’s main character. He’s Madanbashi Kouichi, and like everything else in this anime, he’s also ugly as sin:
What year is this? Is this really 2014? What was the budget for this show?
It couldn’t have been much. So yeah, as you can see from the screenshot above, he isn’t wearing the proper school uniform. The guidance counselor swears she’ll make him wear the proper attire by force if he won’t comply peacefully. Naturally, our “hero” retaliates by sexually assaulting his guidance counselor:
Instead of being disciplined, however, he just runs off with her chasing after him. He then comes across some female classmates, and proceeds to lift up all of their skirts in one move. This anime is like… a really sad wish-fulfillment fantasy. Shit, a lot of anime series are basically wish-fulfillment tripefests, but this one really dials it up to a really pathetic, neckbeardy level of sexual entitlement.
Usually, when a show is this blatantly rapey, e.g. Seikon no Qwaser or Manyuu Hikenchou, the show will also try to be ridiculously over-the-top at the same time. In Seikon no Qwaser, the protagonist powers himself up by sucking on girl’s breasts and drinking their breast milk–… oops, my bad. The proper word is “soma.” Whatever. As for Manyuu Hikenchou, large breasts are highly-valued in society, and our heroine can absorb other women’s breasts by touching them like some sort of Boobcula. I dunno, it’s offensive but farfetched at the same time, y’know? Now, Damidaler does have some farfetched things about it. Namely, the fact that the enemy is some wacky Penguin Empire. But the actual offensive part about it, well, I dunno… it’s not really all that farfetched. It may seem strange to argue that Seikon no Qwaser is somehow more excusable because its rapey elements are more ridiculously unrealistic, but… well, yeah. There’s just something worse about a guy who runs around groping girls’ bodies just for the shits and giggles, and the biggest outrage in the story so far is that he isn’t wearing the proper school uniform. Like holy shit, who even cares about the fucking school uniform when he’s blatantly molesting people?
At this point, I’m even wondering if it’s worth going through this whole episode. Hm… hmmmmm… nah. I mean, let’s just give you guys the highlights, then I can move onto watching another show. Besides, I heard Draggle will be watching this show so you can always bug him about its finer details.
So highlights… highlights… well, he thinks a panting girl is in heat. Humans do not go into heat. There are these weirdos:
Hey, they’re not penises! They’re front tails! It’s what makes them unique compared to other penguins. Haw haw, so funny.
By the way, our hero is super powerful (of course), but only after he molests women. Case in point:
Eventually, our heroine unveils another buttugly robot for our hero to pilot, but he’s unwilling to do so. As she’s trying to convince him to take up the mantle to defend the world from the evil Penguin Empire, the evil penguin robot is beating the crap out of the pilot-less mecha. This sight alone brings our heroine to tears. Seriously:
The guy finally feels bad enough that he’ll lend a hand. But oh no, the robot, which is named Daimidaler by the way, is all out of Hi-Ero particles or whatever the fuck they’re called. And the only way to generate more is by groping the heroine’s breasts. Predictably, the girl is hesitant to let the guy grope her — who wouldn’t be? — but it’s a do or die situation, a.k.a. coercion. As a result…
Sigh… With regards to Harem Hill, I’m leaning against including this show. It’s just outright trash, so it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.