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winterpack

  • Joined Dec 31, 2020
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My Dress-Up Darling

Apr 22, 2022

It's hard to review this show because everything depends on what point of view you look at it from. For a romantic anime its plot is too simplistic and it doesn't feature any tangible conflicts or any character development. Everything goes as smoothly as in the the fantasy of the basement dwelling weebs who watch it. Hot girl falls in love with you because you did her a favor. Lmao, you wish... For ecchi it doesn't have enough fan service. For a harem anime, there isn't any competition for the male lead. For slice of life, the plot is not lifelike in the slightest.

So what is this show? Can it be redeemed? If you think of it as modarete ecchi it's actually not that bad. The fan service is well embedded in the cosplay excuse story, much more so than in average ecchi anime where fan service is overdone to the point it becomes dull.

I still didn't like it, though.

3/10 story
8/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

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bobhikes Apr 23, 2022

You nailed the reason it is liked so much.  It doesn't follow any of the tropes.  For the romance it is with out the typical Drama each romance anime predictably has.  For ecchi it goes over the top and yet is minimal at times.  For harem they have started a possiblitly but only started.  It is a slow growth slice of life with a lot of fun and none of the predictable tropes.  Plus it has Cosplay which most anime fans enjoy outside of anime.