Wednesday, January 18


Ano Natsu De Matteru

Also known as spoiler.

This one is actually good - funny, well-written, well-acted, beautifully drawn, and willing to hit the tropes head-on or dodge them balletically as its whim takes it.

One thing that intrigued me while watching the show was when it was set.  One, no cell-phones or computers anywhere; can't be twenty-first century.  Two, skirt length, can't pre-date the mid-60's.  Architecture (the school has a large, curving glass wall, for example) and transport (the very few cars we see are neither boxy nor sleekly curved) both suggest the 80's or 90's.  The male lead has a Super-8 film camera, and it's not highlighted as an anachronism, which points to the early 80's.  But there are shelf stereos - CD only - and the cordless phones are bulky but not that bulky, which suggests at least the late 80's, probably the 90's.

That aside, it has a busty redhead, a tomboyish girl who goes hmph, and a twintailed girl who goes ufufufu.

Oh, and railcars.  All in all, it's a real throwback, a 90's style comedy with 2012 production values, and definitely one I'll be watching.

A solid three little fishies out of four. 

Warning!  Containment failure imminent!  Warning!

Big sister and the hmph girl.

Obligatory mascotty thing.

The ufufufu girl.

And the ditz makes four.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:35 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 This is the Onegai Teacher remake, right?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, January 19 2012 03:28 AM (+rSRq)

2 Spoilers!

Yes, also known (unofficially) as Onegai Senpai.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 19 2012 10:02 AM (PiXy!)

3 There's apparently circumstantial evidence that the series is set relatively recently. The source I ran across is 8thsin's TL notes and observations.

Posted by: Chris Siebenmann at Wednesday, January 25 2012 04:02 AM (YmdZq)

4 It's good to know that I'm not the only one suffering from Engineer's Disease.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, January 25 2012 04:22 AM (+rSRq)

5 This show is definitely relevant to my interests.  Why is it, then, that I can't get more than two minutes into the first episode without sighing and closing the player?

I want to watch it.  I wanted to watch it the moment I heard about it.  I like Please Teacher, I LOVED Please Twins, I should be drooling over this one like something that drools a lot. 

Maybe it's my mood.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, January 25 2012 04:40 PM (f/6aJ)

6 Possibly.  There are shows that I really like but can only watch at certain times.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, January 25 2012 05:31 PM (PiXy!)

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