Wednesday, January 18

Anime

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. 

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Warning!  Containment failure imminent!  Warning!

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Big sister and the hmph girl.

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Obligatory mascotty thing.

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The ufufufu girl.

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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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