The Royal Tutor (Oushitsu Kyoushi)
Image courtesy of Crunchyroll - Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine opening title
Okay, the anime is quite the departure from the conventional taste of the general audience which is somewhat centralized on the relationship between a male and female character or the appearance of both genders in an anime. Oushitsu Kyoushi is different because it has only a few female characters who themselves are not really standing out much. The anime, on the other hand, focuses solely on the interactions between one central male character (Heine, the tutor) vs. other 4 male characters (the princes) as Heine tries to tutor/teach the mischevious royalties.
Comedy factor: 7/10
The anime features the usual comedic quirks that put a smile on the audience’s face, but not too much. To me, the jokes are sometimes cliché that I perceive as a turndown.
Character development: 9/10
The uniqueness of each of the character is what keeps me watching. The way that Heine (the tutor) approaches the different personalities of the princes are interesting to watch as you don’t really know what he will come up next to convince the princes to attend his lessons. Heine himself is unrivaled in putting up a cold, poker face in front of the contemplating princes.
Drawing style: 9/10
The drawing style seen in the anime is consistent with the modern drawing style in which the objects are not outlined and have a clean finish, which gives the audience a yearning to watch more and does not give the audience a foul and heavy mood.
Story Progression: 7/10
The progression of the anime is a conventional approach as the audience consistently discovers the situations that Heine is placed in and how he manages to solve them.
While people are inclined to judge the anime as infused with BL which turns them away (me at first sight as well). It is healthy to consider watching it because, though there are some factors (the interactions, the personalities, the appearances) which are targeted towards a female audience, the anime discovers the many unresolved psychological stages of humans as a whole and how they behave when they fail to resolve these developmental psychological conflicts in life. The laughs are always worthwhile. So, Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine has a strong recommendation from me.
And… The anime has an OP-ed main character to your nichijou likings.
Review courtesy of NGUYEN, Hoang Anh (QC, Canada)
Link to watch: http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-royal-tutor/