Boku no Pico News; IF YOU EVER BROUGHT WITH BOKU I DO NOT PICO LOOKING FOR ANOTHER THING WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT IT IS, BETTER FIND OUT WHAT THIS SERIES MEANS AND IMPLIES
When searching for manga and anime, especially looking for series like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), or Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased), sometimes another term creeps in: Boku no Pico. What does it mean?
Here it should be noted that the literal translation from Japanese is ‘My Peak’, and it is a direct allusion to the protagonist. It is about a young man named Pico, who appears in an anime that includes only three OVAs.
WHAT BOKU REALLY MEANS I DON’T PEAK
Originally, this series began its publication in September 2006 with its first OVA. The second came out in April 2007, and her name was Piko to Chico.
The third and last was published in October 2008, and was known as Piko & CoCo & Chico. In each of them a character appears who joins the plot. Since then little has been heard about a continuation of the story, which also got a manga.
For what reason? This has to do with what Boku no Pico means to some people. To begin with, it is a series that shows the sexual awakening of a group of young men, including relationships.
It is a work that belongs to the shotacon genre, and according to its producer, Seiji Kaneko, one of the first to take it into account. This implies attraction to young preadolescents or puberts of the male gender. It is a taboo subject for many.
A SERIES THAT HANDLED A VERY DELICATE THEME
The fact is that this anime was also controversial because in its first OVA there is a relationship between Pico and an older person. Let’s say that the team in charge handled the story taking into account an issue that is still very controversial today.
In the later installments the relationships are between young people of more or less the same age. The most problematic content focuses on the original, which precisely gives its name to the entire series.
The studio run by Boku no Pico is Natural High, a company that is only known for having work on Boku no Pico and its sequels. Beyond that it just has another OVA from a different series, and Pico: My Little Summer Story.
The latter is a new version of the first installment, but with content edited and removed to make it more suitable for those under 18 years of age. Although this has not changed what the series means to many people.
The above is the reason why this anime, unlike others in the hentai genre, is not commented on so openly. Yes, it has an LGBT + theme that is consistent with the current era.
Yaoi is a well-known and popular form of expression in manga. But when it involves pre-teens and the relationship of one of them with someone older is very problematic. Perhaps for the same reason the first OVA got another version some years later.
At present, and unlike other productions, it does not seem that this franchise has any future delivery. It seems impossible that he can depart from his legacy. What does exist is a remastered version.