Cheating Craft TV Fanservice Review Episodes 01 – 05 [UPDATED]


Cheating in school or cheating on girls?  To be damned or to be triply damned???

[UPDATED] This fanservice review is almost three years old and needed a fair bit of updating.  See the Updates section at the end for a list of what was updated.  In the meantime, look forward to the next and final fanservice review for Cheating Craft…


Where China just like Japan, proves that they can make a shonen fighting show out of anything and we do mean anything.  Ecchi fans probably remember Ben-To and shonen fighting while grocery shopping.  This time it’s shonen fighting while cheating on school exams…

Plot synopsis from AniDB:

In a world where people are sorted since childhood depending on the results of their exams, only those who excel in education obtain happiness. Learning Types(those who prioritize study) and Cheating Types (those who prefer to climb the educational ladder by cheating) occasionally cooperate with each other, but there exists a great rivalry between them. The story follows C Type student Shokatsu Mumei and L Type student Ou Koui who struggle together to pass tests.

Tags from AniDB:

half-length episodes, novel

Shonen should be one of the tags as well.

Episode 01

Random girls but the artwork looks nice…

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Her name is Ou.  She’s the mc-chan.

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Her name is Anri.  Really like the character designs of the girls in this anime…

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LOL.  Obligatory warning not to cheat on tests.  With baka shonen in the background.  Too funny…



OP shows off the nice artwork of the girls and the backgrounds.  Too bad I was not able to make all the stitches without credits…

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Magic skirts?  Probably…


Episode 02

If you’re going to chest, might as well include a henshin…  XD

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So close.  Darn magic skirts…

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She looks a LOT better without those glasses!

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And the beauty queen shows up.  Really nice.  Great character design.  Her name is Haku

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OFC, it’s love at first sight…


…  and pigs fall in love too…



If you’ve got really good character designs for the girls, you might as well flaunt them in the ED…

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Episode 03

Ou-sensei is too close…

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And Haku can make sipping tea seem like a guilty pleasure…

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What a fine ass Haku has…


And her smile and eyes are lethal weapons…

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Anri is watching you…


Ou not only looks better without glasses, she punches out pests with ease…

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Dem eyes…

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Episode 04

Ou-sensei is still up close but a little farther back looks better already…

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Test examiner.  Only in Anime.  And a royal b*tch at that.  Even if she looks great in a stewardess outfit…

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Can airliners even fly without roofs??

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Nice ass test examiner has.  Seems to be just as mean and tight-assed as her personality is…

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And her stilettos are gonna walk all over you…

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Lucky pen!  Wanna trade places???


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It’s a daydream but who wouldn’t daydream like this with Haku around???  And take it even farther of course…

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The D  on that statue!  O.O  Only it’s not a statue in this scene.  It’s a jealous girl using a cosplay outfit.

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Now it’s a statue…

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Forgot to mention that this anime spoofs BL too.  Some ecchi fans may not like that…

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Episode 05

And the big payoff episode.  As unexpected as it may have been.  Swimsuits!

Ou-sensei just won the prize for best ass in show…


And Ou-sensei looks great in a revealing one-piece swimsuit…


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Hey, and some cleavage from the school girls too…


And some nice stitches too.  TBH, the stitches in this episode were really tricky to make.  The motion (and a lot of parts were moving) repeats so slowly that there’s barely any overlap.


No cleavage (yet) but nice crotch…



Haku has a great ass too!  She just stole the prize from Ou-sensei!!!



And now those swimsuits get shredded!  Those sharks are test examiners.   Only in Anime…


No cheating says the shark test examiner…

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OFC, Haku looks great in a shredded swimsuit.  Wish we could see more skin though…


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I normally skip over stitches that feature guys too much but this one was too amusing not to make.  That’s one girly guy even if he’s crushing on a girl…


Seeing a little side boob and under boob was nice.  Just wish we could have seen more…

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Nice.  Ou looks good in a shredded swimsuit.  But lose the glasses girl…


Nice, nice, nice.  Haku crotch, ass and under boob service all in one.  And she’s still taking her exam too.


Best partial view of boobs in the episode.  They saved it for last…

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I’m not finding much in the way of omake for Cheating Craft.

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Once again, China just like Japan, proves that they can make a shonen fighting show out of anything…

I wasn’t expecting to do a fanservice a review for Cheating Craft.  I started making media as a personal project because I really liked the character designs of the girls.  Some of the best character designs of the season IMHO.

I did have fun making  stitches for this anime even if there were more tricky ones than I would have preferred.

I’m not expecting much fanservice for the rest of the season.  It’s a shonen fighting show after all.  So I’ll probably just do one review to wrap things up after the show finishes airing.

As a shonen fighting show, Cheating Craft suffers from baka boys and too little screen time for the girls.  So it’s hard to recommend to anime fans in general much less ecchi fans.  Even if the character designs of the girls are really easy on the eyes…


Almost all of my HD WebMs were included.   For the rest and for downloading, you can find my albums here:  01-04 & 05-05.  Note that I did not make any WebMs for episode 01.


This review has been updated for the following:

  • Fixed broken links for WebM albums due to Gfycat.con changing how albums work.
  • Updated gfycat embed code from old WordPress plugin to newer Responsive Iframes
  • Corrected references to Japan.  Turns out that this anime was actually made in China.