This series is just so hart warming, it embodies what the standard slice of life anime should be achieving. Sure each of the characters has their mad moments but, there understandably mad (the kind of mad all teenagers do).
*there ages are a little wired (11-14) i would call them mostly preteen*
This anime’s humour is pretty much hit or miss. Like most slice of life anime’s it has moments that completely stop the flow of the show just to have one joke (the best kind of jokes are the ones that feel natural). *most of the jokes work.*
I find there are moments when the characters don’t really blend well with background, this could of been easily avoided if the characters had a little more shadow in wider scene (It’s a lot more noticeable from a distance).
I have one little complaint about this show, whenever there is a scene near the wood the cicada seem to overpower anything in a 2 mile radius. I can understand that it’s cool to have the sound of cicada coming from different speakers however, I watch anime for the characters not the ambience.
It nice to have more anime that take advantage of modern-day sound systems (it should be something I expect from every show by now).
This anime is about a bunch of girls who live in the countryside. *tumbleweed blows by* come back the show really is not that boring.
In a way this anime is a comedy however, the laughs come more from their daily lives then the over the top madness that I’m used to seeing in many comedy anime’s.
I believe that this anime is going to be a beautiful gem (if you like slice of life) that’s going to be buried and forgotten about way too fast.
Well we found out who named Lucy and got to see everyone fall into some form of love. *I think?*
This anime never challenges you in anyway, it’s just a slice of life from begging to end with no real plot; sure we get a lot of side stories and you could claim that Lucy is the plot however, the Lucy’s name problem doesn’t feel urgent. *you could take that aspect away and the story would still flow.*
The show did very well seeing as it was an unconventional setting, I can’t fault it for feeling strange/ unfamiliar (I have nothing that I can compare to it in order to come out with a descent subjective opinion).
In total, this show gives you exactly what it says on the tin.
An Engrish girl goes to a Japanese high school.
*The winner of the shortest plot summary*
I spent most of the day trying to find a morsel of inspiration so that I could design the side image for this review. I ended up having to be very creative by making the box look like the rising sun and the rice looks like blonde hair. *gave myself a pat on the back *
On with the review
There is not really much going on in this show….. Why did I watch it?
This show has a very deceiving first episode that will have you thinking that this show was going to be about two girls from different countries learning to be friend even though they can’t understand each other. So where did that episode come from? Answer: it was a 4 panel side joke about how the girls only knew 1 word in each other language.
There only other noteworthy episode of this show has to be the extra story on the ending of episode 12, for it actually has a good pacing and achieved its goal of making me bow down to their cuteness.
I couldn’t describe this shows characters outside of 3 Japanese friends and 2 Engrish friends. (Who have blonde hair) actual let’s talk about the Engish for a moment. “My ear are bleeding” *just joking*
When you have a Japanese character on a TV show/cartoon do you expect them to talk your language fluently? The answer is no.
Would you expect their accent to change so that it fit the show better? The answer is no.
Would you expect them to culturally adapt fast? NO!
Alice might as well of been Japanese because you can’t tell she is even from a different country. (Unless the anime is implying that blond girls only come from the uk.)
Her English is so broken that you can’t make out any dialect/accent out to save your life. They got better at spacing the English words in the final episodes, yet they got worse at choosing sentences that make logical sense.
In conclusion, there is nothing particularly noteworthy about this show outside of it being a slice of life with 2 Engrish girls.
Final thoughts: *I’m amazed that I managed to write a review for this show.*
i give this show: 4
A cute show that is really let down by it’s annoying gimmick.
This show ended a little oddly??? If you are doing a high school anime comedy you would usually end it on the final/end of the year however, this show decides to end it at the beginning of the second year???? Just……WHY??????
We just went from a christmas episode to new school year; there was no need for so many months to be passed by. (Was it really that important to have them as second years before the end?)
Even more confusing is that the final episode ends halfway and then backtracks……..WHY?
So we stated on a deceiving first episode and ended on a confusing last episode. *unity has been brought back to the universe*