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The abuse women can inflict on their partners is a topic taken seriously by intersectional feminist discourse, but often dismissed and even normalized in mainstream media. In anime, this was especially prominent in the world of harem anime. The wildly popular 2000s series Love Hina is a useful emblem of this, as it showcases normalized abuse directed by women toward its male protagonist.
Despite all the grief this show has attracted over the years, mostly by people appalled a show could be marketed as explicitly queer and then the relative media silence that relegated it mostly forgotten since it was announced 2017, High Guardian Spice debuts as a comfy and, above all, enjoyable show.