Another season, another slice-of-life. I honestly never get tired of these because they’re so normal compared to the other stuff I watch. They’re oftentimes very silly and cute. A-Channel is no exception to this.
It’s a pretty by-the-book series, so I don’t have a lot to say about it until I see if it really plays with the formula any. The characters seem to be a bit unique, though, which is always nice. You’ve got your usual ditz and smart girl (Run and Nagi, respectively), but you’ve also got the near-loli, jealous-as-hell Tooru who definitely has a thing for Run. And she threatens people with a baseball bat, so she could very well go yandere sometime! Also, there is implied yuri, and that’s always nice.
The art style is nice, but a bit wonky to me. I’m not sure what, but at certain angles, something just looks ‘off.’ It could be that the faces sort of ‘curve in,’ for lack of a better phrase. The slight shininess and blushing around the cheek area also kinda put me off, but it’s nothing too bad and I didn’t notice it once I really started paying attention. I did notice the instrumental music this time around and it fits pretty nicely with what’s going on. The opening and ending, while not my personal thing, aren’t bad either. Like I said, it’s a very safe, play by the rules kind of series right now so this isn’t going be a very long post.
Hopefully more first impressions will trickle in as I get around to watching everything. Keep in mind that some shows just don’t appeal to me (Fireball Charming, mainly because I’m not a huge 3D fan) so please check out Japanator or some other anime site for those.