Spoilers!

So far I’ve only managed to watch one summer anime, the first episode of Dokyuu HxEros.

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Insectoid aliens – called “Keisheshu” which translates to “regulation collection.” – have landed on Earth. They feed by sucking all the erotic energy out of us. When that happens the person loses all joy in life, because as we all know, lust is the only thing that makes life worth living.

Before and after.

The victims appear to slink off with the perfect attitude to become low-level cogs in a corporate machine. BTW, don’t get your hopes up. Nipples – and other things – are censored in this show to be bright stars. The show itself jabs some fun at that.

Retto Enjou and Kirara Hoshino were friends as little children, maybe ten? They were in this small round play structure in a public playground when one of the bugs shows up and tries to siphon off Kirara’s erotic energy.  To bad for the bug because Kirara has so much erotic energy in her the bug blows up. Too bad for Kirara because she’s now so upset about being so highly charged that she deliberately locks it down to an extreme. To bad for Retto because she clearly had the hots for him.

This probably originated with the myth that one can cause a mosquito to explode by tensing your muscles. The bug can’t withdraw its proboscis and you keep forcing blood into it until it explodes. That doesn’t really happen but you can get that effect by severing a specific nerve that tells the mosquito its belly is full.

Fast forward 5 years. Retto is a teenager simply bursting with erotic energy. He’s been recruited to be a hero who uses his erotic power to blow away these insects. The side effect is that his clothes blow away along with the alien. It’s getting to be a real pain having to carry extra clothes all the time but nobody seems to notice high-level energy battles in the middle of the Japanese city of Saitama, concluding with a nude dude standing triumphant.

2020-07-08_22-06-12Things happen. After the standard ecchi boob grabbing incident, he chases her around for a couple days trying to apologize. Eventually, the two are attacked by the bug that Retto had failed to finish off earlier that day. Oops! They run. The bug is free to grow gigantic by going about town sucking down erotic energy without hindrance.

They end up hiding in the same hemispherical playhouse as years ago. Kirara begins to recall her affection for Retto. The giant bug finds them. But as soon as he touches Kirara, her pent up erotic energy supercharges them both and they vaporize the bug together.

After the battle, the two are nude on top of the structure in the playground having a quiet moment. They are assailed by 3 young attractive females. It turns out they are also HxEros who battle bugs. Retto is clobbered in the head with a purse for sitting naked in public while an extra set of clothing is given to Kirara and a key so she can move in with them. Sounds unfair to me.

Oh yeah… all the heroes live together. Maybe that is why Retto has such incredible erotic power stored up? Kirara doesn’t seem too happy about Retto’s living arrangements.

And so the harem is set, with different hairstyles and personalities to fit most teenage otaku’s fantasies. But we already know that Kirara is the one for Retto.

It is not impossible that this could turn into another Kill la Kill or a High School DxD. Or fall flat on its face. But I have a funny feeling they’ll eventually get clothing that does not blow away in battle.

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Notice where Retto’s fires are burning?