Crunchyroll reported that the team behind the Please Teacher! anime will host several events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its original run. While I missed out on Please Teacher! in 2003, I did watch the series on Crunchyroll about 4-5 years ago. I did not much care for it, and perhaps this should not have been a surprise since I did not like its spiritual successor Waiting in the Summer, which I had watched when it aired in 2011 (Waiting in the Summer did do a great job presenting a summer aesthetic, however). Due to my not liking Please Teacher!, I passed on trying its direct sequel, Please Twins! However, while I I will not be partaking in the 20th anniversary festivities, one line in Crunchyroll’s synopsis of Please Teacher! reminded me of a Leaflet I wrote the other day:
Kei Kusanagi isn’t your typical 15-year old high school student. He’s actually an 18-year old with a rare disorder that puts him into what he calls, a ‘standstill’!
We covered Sick Anime Girl Disease (and by extension, Sick Visual Novel Girl Disease) the other day. Here, we have an example of Sick Anime Boy Disease. While Sick Anime Boy Disease is less common than Sick Anime Girl Disease, it is not unprecedented. I would say see Golden Time, which aired in 2018, but I did not much like that series either.