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MrChearlie

  • Mexico
  • Joined May 31, 2012
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Nichijou TV

Feb 2, 2013

Mi Inglish Is Tirrible but I'm trying my best, so my apologies if there is any error, I should fix them as soon as I notice them.

The Good Part:

  • It is extremely hilarious sometimes
  • The concept is simple but cool at the same time

The Bad Part:

  • It is extremely boring sometimes as well
  • The concept isn't handle as good as it could have been made.

Story (Terrible)

Oh well, this is story completely based on characters since the name itself means everyday life or something like that. So the show throws you a lot of character and show you their lifes... so pretty much a massive slice of life but they fail it on make it massive. Normally a slice of life consist on experiences, this was more like cutting all the comics you find on the newspaper and pasting them on a book getting as a result a combination of garfield, snoopy, calvin and hobbes and more, and you say, hey this is funny (or not) but nothing more. All of this made the first 12 episodes pretty bad since there wasn't any connection between the characters and everything was just completely random with no development at all. 

Then, on the 13 episode,they finally decide at less a little bit of interaction between the different groups and also a litle bit of development, this got better and funnier as well, but they keep DOING THE SAME THING (most of the time) so this show that was based on characters didn't bother to develop them as they should, they just throw you moeish stereotypes (as is expected from Kyoto Animation.).

Have to add that it has a pretty cute message that despite of being tarnish by the lame character development, it still glitters as it manage to show you a tiny society full of citizens that are in their own way important among all the different personalities.

Animation (Great)

Nothing really amazed me about the animation (except the glorious second ending) but that doesn't mean the animation isn't good, is totally the opposite, as it is also expected by Kyoto Animation. At first look it seems to be simplish and average just as any other comedy could be done, but it isn't. It is full of details that are all well-made, and if this isn't much, they manage to play with tons of styles without getting out of the default one. 

Characters desing aren't the best but they sure are memorable and non-generic. As well as the animation really favor the personality of each individual. Without this, the anime would be just terrible since this is what gaves more flavor to the characters.

And can't forget to talk about the wonderfull ending, one of the best ones I have ever seen, like Where is Waldo? but instead is like a where is Sakamoto? (seriously I can't find it yet) The cool thing is that this portrayed the concept of the show at it best, a tiny society where everyone is important despite of how meaningless they seem. Few anime succed at giving you such complete athmosphere of the show on an opening, and fewer in and ending which I usually skip.

Sound (Good)

Music was very well done, it was subtle orchestrated sometimes, other times it was weird (helvetica standard) and never felt off or crappy, as well the sound effects were always fitting to the feeling of the anime, there was just one thing that makes sound, bad.

VOICES! they were good... until they start screaming, crying or whining like old women on a weird version of Higurashi, this didn't bother me the first times, it even made me laugh sometimes, but it happened so often that it start to drive me mad everytime this happened, and don't forget the moeish "cute" insecure characters that stammer all the time... this is just not my thing.

Characters (Bad)

There is something I like to call self-extravagance, the thing that even when you are similar to others makes you different, this show has this but it is 90% comic relief and 10% actual character development, so the characters are memorable just because the jokes and character design. So this starts with moeish and doesn't get to a further level, which is weird since Kyoto Animation have done both. I'm going to give some descriptions and if you have watched the show you are going to recognize who I am talking about and remember a lot of how he/she is outside the stereotype: A man who does everything to save energy and is good at resolving cases, a crazy bitch who creates a club for aliens, time travelers etc..., a relaxed hardcore otaku school girl who has become an idol of the otaku stereotype, an insecure and phisical weak girl who tries her best to open a drama club. See, they have done both.

Have to give credit since not all the characters are  that bad in here, there is a trio who have a nice bit of self-extravagance, they are the Shinonome Laboratory Crew. Bravo Robot girl who wants to be normal and go to school (the star) and takes care of his creator as her little sister who is a childish doctor girl, and don't forget the talking cat who think he is the parental figure of the house but fails on this. 

Enjoyment (Good)

There is a reason they didn't bother to develop characters, there are some sections that didn't have effect at all, like some random phrases they said while something happened behind (that never made me laugh), or random animations named helvetica standard (okay I admit it, I like many of them) and many funny jokes like lucky star with around 15 character who barely have relation until further in the show, where there wasn't much difference, also the transitions sometimes were boring scenes of places, some random things, moeish dances of Nano and the professor sometimes combined with a rock, scissors, paper game... and some rope jumping. Soooo, they didn't give a damn about anything but entertainment, it would really be dissapointing if they fail at this when this was their objective.

So... did they fail? sometimes they did, sometimes they were pure win. Sometimes you were bored and sometimes you were entertained even when you were watching a doctor girl wanting candies. So it was worth it at less, but not something I would rewatch, cause it really was a hit or miss most of the time.

Overall (Average)

If you really like Moe, you are going to like this very much, I'm sure of this.

1/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

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Apollokun says...

Yeah. I agree with this review. I've tried watching this show on two or three different occasions, but can never get into it. It feels too much like otaku-bait terribleness that has contributed to the downfall of the anime industry. The writers have seemingly mistaken "random" for "funny," and have added copious amounts of pandering moeblob B.S. to sell merchandise. Truly representative of what an awful studio KyoAni has become.

Jul 14, 2014