The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyōya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika’s weakness and treats her like his dog
Probably I’ll forget about this series a few years down the road, but at the mean time while I still remember it, I gotta say, I enjoyed it very much.
The more I think about Wolf Girl and Black Prince, the more I think that it’s a bit strange for me to enjoy it as much as I did. Among all the anime titles I followed this season, Wolf Girl and Black Prince is one of the two series I kept myself up to date with on weekly basis. The other being Shirobako. I watch it every week, almost religiously.
You want to know about the main gist of the story? As the brief summary is enough to tell you, it’s about a relationship that started out as a make belief to something that’s real.
So why is it strange?
During the first few episodes, the series stuck close to its title. Meaning to say, Erika plays the girl who can’t stop lying while Kyoya is the handsomest boy in school with a hidden dark personality. When Erika managed to convince Kyoya to be her fake boyfriend, he unleashed the devil within, stripping off his charming shell and tormented Erika emotionally.
Okay, it probably isn’t as horrifying as I made it sound. It was funny and I loved watching them together.
But somewhere along the episodes, when those two started to actually like each other, the whole story strays away from its title’s meaning. Now, I’m not complaining. I just find it odd. Erika is hardly an extreme liar anymore (still exaggerates) and Kyoya isn’t as dark as he used to be. I suppose it’s a good thing to see the characters’ behavior changed over time, but with a title that so loudly define each character’s behavior, I feel a bit…cheated.
Despite that, I enjoyed it all. Haven’t I already said that?
The relationship between Kyoya and Erika is always teasing and downright hilarious. Though they had a pretty rough start, they ended up being pretty great together. I probably will never understand why Erika would choose someone like Kyoya to like. You know what, I don’t think she understands it herself. However, thinking back, the nature of their relationship revolves around the idea give and take. Erika put up with Kyoya’s constant teasing and tough front while Kyoya’s willing to do the things Erika wanted even though he personally dislikes it. That’s nice, don’t you think?
If anything, I feel that the 12 episodes are not enough to tell the whole story of Kyoya. To me, his character has a little bit more depth when compared to Erika. There’s a constant nag at the back of my head wondering what the story of Kyoya is. Why did he ended up being so hot and cold?
Anyway, this is just some random thoughts on Wolf Girl and Black Prince that I have. Here’s another reason why I tune in to watch: the OP song. I haven’t actually enjoyed an OP song for a long time now. So to share that with you all, I’m going to leave you with the song which I love so much because the music is that catchy.