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Jul 19, 2014

Story: You know how much I- Stop, hold it. Hold it, stop the review.

Cool. Think of this as a disclaimer from the editor, who is also the writer. To be frank, read the manga. Not just because it's longer, but because it's funnier, more entertaining and the anime cuts out some of the jokes and gags. For those who read it, it's just not as good as the manga but is still a good adaptation and has a few easter eggs to be found with a cameo or two. To those who haven't watched it, it will be entertaining with some pacing issues. Again, read the manga. Back to the review, paused for your convenience.

-anticipated this? A lot. Like "someone anticipating the anime adaptation of their favorite manga" a lot. Did it deliver? Yes. Did it meet all my expectations? Nope, and things rarely meet one's expectations perfectly. On it's own, it's entertaining. The backbone of the comedy is "boke & tsukkomi", or straight man, funny man, with Kazama as the straight man 95% of the time. And it happens a lot. To it's favor because he acts accordingly, practically yelling half his dialogue as a reaction and punchline to the world and hamming it up. Also included are gags, more punchlines, lunacy and even some slapstick, really good on it's own right and works some nice running gags of it's own.

The actual plot? It covers at least 32 chapters, 35 (+/- 3) and it's... not that big on plots. More on comedy than an overall plot but the writing's there. It does suffer from pacing issues by having episodes/arcs that go on for a bit too long but it hits more often than it misses.

Animation: Pretty solid, liked the look of it and when it delved into fanservice, it was good. Really have nothing to add here.

Sound: The OP is good and the lyrics are utter nonsense. Can't really remember the EP and the voices were real good. Kazama plays his part well and always enjoy a hammy character. Nothing much to add here.

Characters: First, needed more Funabori. Adorable, sweet, cooks, so kind and is the perfect wife. Everybody knows it and most things she does is played for laughs for how adorable she is. And a personal favorite is Noe, Kenji's little sister. She's just like her brother, and they notice it. One more And, Tama-Sempai. Just adore her.

The characters overall I adore. They have enough to make them more than just names, work the comedy well, have good chemistry and while it doesn't delve heavily into the past for the characters, there's still a backstory that plays out quite nicely. None were annoying to me and any qualms I have is some not getting enough screentime.

Overall: It's a solid show. On it's own two legs, it's a good show and I really enjoyed myself watching it. As an adaptation, it was lacking and wasn't on par with the manga. For a fan of the manga, it's still worth a watch and while missing some comedy moments or altering some jokes, it still has enough of the jokes from the source material and Shawn Conecone to at the very least be a good watch.

But seriously, one last time: Read the manga before watching the anime. Optimal enjoyment.

7.5/10 story
8.5/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

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FullmetalDragon Apr 16, 2016

Thanks. I love the manga, but wasn't sure if I should watch the anime. I'm getting a slight hint from your review that the manga is better, so I probably won't bother!