MM!

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MM! is a romance, comedy, romantic comedy, drama, harem, Japanese anime series.  It started with a light novel series which was written by Akinari Matsuno, illustrated by QP:flapper, and published my Media Factory.  It originally ran from February 23, 2007 to September 24, 2010, and it lasted for 12 volumes in total.  After that came the manga series.  It was written by Akinari Matsuno, illustrated by Issei Hyouju, and published by Media Factory.  It originally ran from September, 2008 to February, 2012, and it lasted for 7 volumes in total.  After that came the anime series.  It was directed by Tsuyoshi Nagasawa, written by Rie Koshika, musically composed by Yukari Hashimoto, and produced by Studio Xebec.  It originally aired from October 2, 2010 to December 18, 2010, and it lasted for 12 episodes in total.  

Plot

Taro Sado is a masochist and goes to a high school with his male friend Tatsukichi Hayama. Taro falls in love for the first time with a girl and wants to be cured of his masochism so that he can confess his love to her, unaware at the time that she is actually his cross-dressing male friend Tatsukichi, so he goes to the Second Voluntary Club to get help. There he meets Mio Isurugi, a self-proclaimed god, and Arashiko Yuno, the girl who made him a masochist in the first place, however, she has androphobia. The club adviser is the school nurse, Michiru Onigawara. Other characters include Yumi Mamiya, Arashiko's best friend, and the president of the Inventors Club, Noa Hiragi, and her lolicon assistant, Himura Yukinojō.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great animation.  
  2. Amazing comedy.  All of the comedy comes from the hilarious characters and the different fetishes they have.  For example, Tado Sado is a masochist, Mio Isurugi is a sadist, Tado's close friend Tatsukichi Hayama is a cross-dresser, Tado's sister and mother have an incest problem, and the school nurse, enjoys dressing other people up in cosplay and taking pictures of them.  
  3. Good voice acting in both sub and dub.  
  4. To balance out the comedy are lots of dramatic moments which make you feel like these characters actually are developing a deep, emotional connection with each other.  
  5. Very appealing art style and character designs.