Midori Days - Reviews

Alt title: Midori no Hibi

MarkedOne's avatar
May 28, 2016

Im not gonna go into details! But if you love romace.... This is definitely for YOU! <3 I just finished it and im still crying for 15min straight .... I started to watch this as a relaxing anime of all that new mainstream, so i wanted smthing special... i choose a comedy and i never realized the Drama and Romance TAG at it :D ... so i got rly surprised by the whole anime.. 1st i thougth it will be some stupidity.. "a girl is his right hand? LOL! ... " or maybe smthing really pervert :-D  ... althou there were some nude scenes this anime is sadly not ecchi :P but definetely FUN and heart meltingly beutiful :) <3 i gave it 9/10 just cause its pretty old... and id love to see a remake of it in a fancy new animation :) the soundtrack was rly emotional .... I definitely RECOMMEND this! You wont regret it at all :) .. Enjoy and cry to your heart's content.

10/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
9/10 characters
9.9/10 overall
Watashizashi's avatar
Dec 13, 2017

"Rise from the ashes..."
No one expect any change in their life. Especially when we meet people who are causing trouble and harming the society. In that moment we think probably "All we need is love..." don't we? Exactly! In that review we'll take a look to "Midori no Hibi" or I should call it - one of the most beautiful sudden change ? Is that really true ? 

"Overcome evil with good"
The plot isn't much complicated as for romance anime. We meet guy called Seji Sawamura - naughty boy, who is getting into fights. That's the main reason why he doesn't have girlfriend by a certain time... Imagine that you're sleeping. Nothing cause trouble, but when you get up you see that in place of your right hand is your girlfriend. What do you do?

That problem had your protagonist. He didn't expect that he would have a girlfriend. At the beginning it was quite embarassing to go outside with your girlfriend on your right hand. But by the time Seji was used to that situation. Oh I almost forgot to tell you what is her name! She is Midori Kasugano. That's why "Midori no Hibi". Because of her our hero will miss school and avoid fighting. That is the change I was talking about! The best thing is that Midori fell in love with him. What caused that ? I won't tell you. Watch it to find out! 

"Stars in the night"
Let's talk about animation and sound. They are not bad. Actually I enjoy them both. They're making the whole anime more beautiful. Characters? They're nice as in romance anime. At the beginning they seem to be bad, but while watching they'are getting better. The end of the anime is lovely, you should see it yourself!

In the nutshell Midori no Hibi is another good romance with happy end. It's one of the most beautiful sudden transformation of human I've ever seen. You won't regret watching it!
Remember one thing: To change your life, you just need love and self respect.

Looking at his right hand

7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
Tomo90's avatar
Jul 20, 2011

Midori Days is about a boy, Sawamura Seiji, who is a notorious delinquent who is known for getting into fight and causing problems. His trade mark is his right hand called his demon fist which destroys his enemies and is greatly feared. Seiji only wish in life is to get a girlfriend but after a day of multiple rejections he seemed to have lost hope. The next morning Seiji awoke with a girl as his right hand, what will his mean for Seiji?

I know what you are thinking. Yes this is a weird story, I was thinking ‘what the hell, a girl as his right hand’, but don’t let that get you discouraged, Midori Days has a wonderful story. Yes it took awhile to get over the fact that she was his right hand but after watching it I felt that it actually worked really well. The light hearted comedy and romance (yes there is some) is a nice mix which really brings the story to life and the fact that she is his right hand brings a new dimension to the story, its unique unlike the usual normal girl or doll.

The main characters, Seiji and Midori, are developed quite well. They explored what made each of these characters the person they were today which was good. It felt like the audience gained a connection with Seiji and Midori and each of their plights. The minor characters really didn’t have much impact on the audience they were only there to enhance the relationship between Seiji and Midori.

The music and animation were quite standard.

Overall I got to say this is one of the weirdest anime I gave watch (that’s not totally messed up) but I loved every moment of it. The comedy was funny, it was a unique situation and the tender moments were well done.

10/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
Jul 14, 2016

My anime reviews are always simple, short and straight-forward and is 100% spoilers-free.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Romance, Shounen

Additional Info: Get ready for some weird yet very sweet romantic relationship.

Ending Rating: 95%

Short Review:

Midori Days is an outstanding anime. The plot is brilliant. The characters and their progression are really amazing. The mixture of romance and comedy will surely hook you up and with a little bit of heart piercing dramatic moments. Prepare for some feels.

10/10 story
9.5/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.8/10 overall
ThatAnimeSnob's avatar
Aug 8, 2012

This is one of the craziest premises one can ever hope to encounter in a romcom. Despite sounding like a goofball comedy, it is actually doing a lot more than that. At the same time it’s not like it ever manages to create an awesome overall.

So after you watch the first episode and you run out of dirty jokes involving hands, you will wonder where the heck is this thing going at? You have a duo whose chemistry I dare say is very rare in the genre, in a form of coexistence that is simply mind-bogging. It is a very rare thing for me to be hooked by a romcom/ecchi premise and this is where Midori no Hibi manages to be quite captivating. I mean, seriously, WHAT THE HECK WILL THEY DO? WHERE IS THE PLOT HEADING FOR?

I will not focus at all on its production values, which to be honest are the epitome of mediocrity, and instead I will focus on the elements which made this show an unorthodox specimen amongst its kind. I don’t know about what expectations you may have of a show but I love to see something uncommon in a tired formula.

1) The hero
It is nice to see the protagonist NOT being a lame meek four eyes beaten up by tsunderes. Seiji is practically a fighting shounen protagonist, thrown in a romcom (for some reason he reminds me of Ichigo from Bleach). He is a delinquent who loves fighting and then suddenly his right hand transforms into a girl (insert random dirty joke) and then he has to cope with that by hiding it from everyone and not losing his coolness. A remarkable personal conflict.

2) The heroine
It is also nice to see the girl who is madly in love with the hero being more than a platonic girlfriend or ecchi generator. Unlike most fighting shounen she is NOT useless, and unlike most romcoms she is NOT a neurotic bitch with the tendency to express her feelings by kicking the crap out of you. She is there to help the protagonist in any way she can and is able to. Because she can’t exactly do anything she likes, since she has transformed into his right hand (insert random dirty joke).

3) The coexistence
Many ecchi comedies deal with a ronery guy suddenly having pretty chicks dropping in his life. None else I can think of can excuse such a tight coexistence without some sex. I mean you guys are living together and she is crazy for you SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? In this case it is much excused since they can’t do anything more than exchange random dirty jokes. Plus, getting naked in the bathroom is not something that happens accidentally. Hell man, they share the same body, IT CAN’T BE ACCIDENTAL.

4) ONE guy, ONE girl
There is no harem in this, although there are romantic triangles. The show never tries to make it more complicating than it needs to be.

5) The development and the resolution
Unlike most romcoms or ecchis, this show actually offers progress and conclusion. To be honest the development is neglected to the most part and shows it only towards the end, plus the ending itself is rushed and rather open. I also hear the manga had a lot more material that was never animated. Whatever, at least they didn’t just leave it in the middle of nowhere and since they never made a sequel I hold no grudge.

Thus the basic outline of the series is wonderful. On the other hand it is by no means a masterpiece, since the production values are mediocre, there is character development only towards the end, and the ending itself is abusing the amnesia routine to reset all progress, which feels cheap and makes everything that happened so far to be meaningless. But it’s ok; I am not going to bitch that much for these annoyances since the makers did try something different FOR A CHANGE. It is an ok series for its kind and I recommend it. But don’t expect super whoa storyline and characters because to its core it is still nothing more than a silly romcom.

7/10 story
5/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall