Ojisan and Marshmallow

Alt title: Oji-san to Marshmallow

TV (12 eps x 4 min)
3.206 out of 5 from 2,043 votes
Rank #4,711
Ojisan and Marshmallow

Kusaka is an older man who loves marshmallows, and Wakabayashi is an OL (office lady) who loves Kusaka. Their relationship unfolds at their office.

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Episode 1

Hige-san and Marshmallow

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Episode 2

Rain and Marshmallow

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Episode 3

Train and Marshmallow

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Episode 4

Fairy and Marshmallow

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Episode 5

Drinking and Marshmallow

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Episode 6

Brother and Marshmallow

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Episode 7

Mioko and Marshmallow

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Episode 8

Surprise and Marshmallow

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Episode 9

Normal and Marshmallow

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Episode 10

Amusement Park and Marshmallow

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Episode 11

Hot Springs Trip and Marshmallow

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Episode 12

Wakabayashi and Marshmallow

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Watching this anime actually reminded me of these marshmallows I bought from Korea. They had grape jelly in the middle. So, maybe, the obsession with marshmallows is because they are way better than the puffs we get here in the States? But that's all irrelevant to whether you should watch this anime. So, onto the review! Story: The story is pretty simple. Girl likes guy. Girl is a conservative Japanese business woman so she's not going to confess to guy. Girl knows guy likes marshmallows and apparently tries to Pavlov her way into his heart. (If you don't know Pavlov, he trained dogs to drool on command by associating food with a bell. It's called conditioning and is a weird thing the brain does) There are other small subplots, like the "fairy" of the marshmallow factor, but for the most part, very simple plot. There's some decent comedy, though.  Animation: For the most part, the animation is also simplistic. There are times when the animators went hogwild with style, especially in the first few episodes, but for the most part, it's all very near lines and not a lot of detail. Still, the style lends itself well to the simplistic plotline.  Sound: Did you know marshmallows have a sound? They do.  Characters: There's 3 main characters, a lot of sub characters, and not a whole lot of depth to any of them. For a comedy, that's great. For a romance, that's not so great. There's one character that's introduced later on that I found particularly annoying, but you'll have to watch the show to figure out why. (I ain't spoiling nothin!) Overall: Marshmallows. I want some. 


Should you watch: yes Ojisan to Marshmallow was first a comedy manga that was published online. Because of its massive popularity they gave it a 12 episode series, each episode lasting about 4 minutes. STORY: This comedy romance that is located in the work place is done really well. While watching the first episode I laughed within the first minute. I don’t know of a single anime that has done that to me. Just when I calmed down another funny moment occurred and was set to say that this is going to be the best short anime I have ever watched. Sadly though the romance jokes do get a little old, but overall the anime is really funny. ANIMATION: For a short it really good, but compared to other 20 minute anime it is just average. SOUND: while there are some good setting songs such as the song during the rain scene, the ending song is bad (no intro). CHARACTERS: This whole anime relies on the characters. Habahiro Hige, a fat, most likely middle aged man who is kind of aloof and love marshmallows was really funny. The best character is the other main character, Iori Wakabayashi, who loves Hige unconditionally. While there isn’t any character development I somehow didn’t care. OVERALL: I give it a 8 (top 25%). If you want to watch a funny short comedy then look no further. If the fact that it is only 48 minutes total is off putting, then that might be a deal breaker. At least just check out the first episode as it is the best one and I still can’t stop laughing.

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