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|Strawberry Eggs Complete Box Set|
Actor: Strawberry Eggs Bailey
Director: Yuji Yamaguchi
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Hibiki Amawa needs a job! If he wants to avoid being shot by his landlady, Hibiki has to get a job teaching at the local high school. Unfortunately, this high school only accepts female teachers? From the creators of Hand... more »
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Funny, Gender-Bender, Kawaii (cute) and a Little H!
Roberto L. Cabrera | LA, California | 01/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While browsing for new anime boxed sets at a store in Van Nuys, the clerk suggested I try watching each volume of this show at their shop, should I buy the lot. You see, after finishing the complete Fruits Basket DVD boxed set that I bought from that same shop earlier, I went back for similar anime genres.
I, My, Me Strawberry Eggs was truly an enjoyable series but not exactly one you'd watch over and over again. Unlike the light blend of Fruits Basket, this series is more about a male teacher who recently finished his degree and out to get his first job so he could pay his rent at a nearby apartment. And, if luck would have it, the old landlady have the knack of using a wide variety of tools when collecting rent from its tenants. Regrettably, the nearby high school institution only accepts FEMALE teachers, so that made Hibiki Amawa more at a loss.
At that point his landlady (who used to be an electronics expert, but then retired) offered to help Hibiki become a "woman". Teaching him how a woman walks (on heels), and equips him with a removable set of chests and a voice-altering device disguised as a choker to change his male baritone into a woman's alto. Not bad, since he's neither stocky enough nor have that extra weight (consistent to most men) but of slim-built. Passing up as a lady teacher turned up a success. After that, the fun begins with ticklish situations that would break anyone other than him (for real).
H-things must be pretty common to a whole lot of shoujo anime shows from Japan, although they're mostly incidental in this series. More of a character's clumsiness than done purposefully. It's a bit similar to Gakuen Heaven but less the H-ness of its male teachers. Here, it's only Hibiki acting as the new homeroom teacher doing a woman's job.
For those of you who doesn't mind gender-bending situations or light H scenes, this is a nice show to watch. The creators should release a continuation of the series (or 2nd season) since the ending of this set proved somewhat lacking. It's good for most of the volumes but, like most anime shows, you'll also find some disagreeable characters included in. Maybe such improve unfunny parts, but not to me. You go rent it out if you're not sure about buying the whole thing. Relax and enjoy! :)"
Truly funny gender bender comedy with great heart
Gryphon | Texas USA | 12/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very funny comedy about a newly graduated gym teacher trying to find a job. Unfortunately he doesn't have much luck finding a job and he finally runs out of money about the time he gets an apartment near a junior high school. He's determined to get a job there as a gym teacher but the school has a principal and vice-principal who are very prejudiced against men and refuse to hire them as teachers.
Fortunately for him, when he expresses his determination to get a job there in spite of that, his new landlady offers to help him get that job by teaching him how to dress and act just like a woman. After some "hard knocks" training from his landlady, he lands the gym teacher job as a woman gym teacher. From there things start to get really funny as he gets caught up in all kinds of ticklish situations while trying to hide his true gender and also do his best to care about all his students and teach them the really important things in life like responsibility, true friendship, selflessness, commitment, honesty, courage, acceptance of differences and heart.
There are a lot of laughs in this series but also a lot of heart and some good life lessons. Definitely worth the time and money.
Sound and video quality in this particular collection are excellent."