Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu April 2, 2010Posted by coolmikeol in Anime, Manga.
Tags: Aki Toyosaki, comedy, ecchi, Eri Kitamura, harem, Mamiko Noto, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Rie Kugimiya, Rina Satō, Yōko Hikasa, Yūsaku Igarashi
Haruka no Himitsu or Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret is a short, sweet romance comedy that I was watching at the same time as Hayate no Gotoku and Shakugan no Shana. I found out about anime after watching a YouTube clip of Haruka cosplaying as Shana. This anime focuses on the rich Haruka Nogizaka and average student Ayase Yuuto, two people from different social statuses that meet when her secret Otaku hobby of Haruka is revealed to Yuuto accidently. He keeps it a secret for her and their relationship between each other grows throughout the series.
Now, I can honestly say that it was the most “lovey dovey” and most ecchi looking anime I have watched so far. (I couldn’t think of another word to describe it.) With that said, it also had plenty of fan service, especially of Haruka. Besides just following Haruka’s and Yuuto’s growing relationship, the anime explores the world of the Otaku. Yutto helps out Haruka to follow her passion in various Otaku activities such as going to Akihabara, creating her own Dōjinshi, and cosplaying. Besides Yutto and Haruka, there are many supporting characters that appear frequently such as her maids that assist and protect Haruka anyway they can (there are ten maids of the Nogizaka family if I recall, the two shown on top show up very frequently), friends like Shiina Amamiya who seemingly likes Yutto as well because of their strange encounters, and other family members like Haruka’s parents and sister and Yutto’s sister.
If you don’t mind a lot of fan service and want to watch one of the most romantic comedy anime ever, then try Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu.