I'm just throwing that out there before I watch the show. After that I watch the show I'll let you know whether I was right or not. Imagine a vast expanse of time between this paragraph and the next.
We have established that shows like this aren't my style, but it's about a secret otaku (or a "stealth wap" as I like to call them), and I was at least hoping for an interesting character out of it. Wrong: here, otaku culture is lazily slapped onto lazily constructed harem comedy. If this, as a goddamn novel, succeeding on the strength of its writing, became popular enough to be animated and televised, then I think that Kadokawa USA and I need to have a talk about a book deal, because I could churn this shit out for years. I could be their RL Stine. Talk to me, guys. I even have a fake Japanese pen name ready: you can call me Banchou Thunder.
-our hero is a quiet, submissive male who does not notice women and bitches about how they're crude, selfish, and totally meeeean to hiiiim waaaaaah
-our hero lives with a pair of hot older women who want him: he is repulsed by them
-our heroine is a typical yamato nadeshiko type who makes "wawawa" noises when flustered
-the two meet when the heroine trips and falls, exposing her panties, and then trips and falls onto the hero, exposing her panties again, immediately upon standing.
The sole twist on the formula is that the heroine likes a silly magical girl anime that airs at two in the morning and is desperately afraid that somebody might find out and make fun of her. This is cheap, pandering bullshit all around, even resorting to a weak and shameless imitation of the Haruhi dance over the ending credits. This picture perfectly illustrates how the show made me feel.
FAILURE BONUS: I was watching a pretty shoddy fansub to begin with-- featuring humdinger lines like "to look at cat ears and be unaffected, you must not decieve a cat-eared daughter"-- but nothing could prepare me for an awful two-minute AMV (with a twenty-second LOOK AT MY NAME sequence) stuck between the commercial break bumpers. Lordy Lord fucking Christ, fansubbers. THIS IS NOT OKAY.