Gyagu Manga Biyori is an anime that is about absolutely nothing. It is comprised of 12 short stories (5 minutes long each) that only build up a small amount of plot for each story. The anime feeds off the stupidest things, but is quite humorous.
Gagyu Manga Biyori is one of those comedy sketch shows based on the manga of the same name. Set out in short five minute episodes they set out to try to make u laugh by showing you crude drawings silly parodies and anything else in between. Being a super short anime the comedy hits you fast and hard. You'll either get it or you dont. And its painstakingly obvious that they care more about the punchline over the artwork. But then would you care of what you drew if it was a short 5 minute skit of nothing but japanese slapstick?
The art work looks like it was done by an elementary student its so crude. The art is so bad its a comedy in itself. But it does get the point across. Theres nothing much else to say about the art here. Well if there was something that was good about the art was that each skit series had its own art style, to an extent.
Characters are nothing but average joe characters there to be made fun of. Each one has their own special silliness about them. But if you dont really understand japanese humor then you'll most likely miss the punchline to most of these characters jokes. They talk fast and so you'll have to understand them fast. But if you do understand you'll be treated to hilarity.
The sound is almost as appalling as the animation. No music very little sound effects, and so that leaves it all up to the voice actors. They do get many of the jokes across, but their performance isn't anything outstanding. They wont win any awards here :)
All in all for what its worth its comedy served in small bites. If u want a quick laugh then go for it. But if youre expecting this to be like any other anime variety show, be forewarned its nothing you normally see. read more
Gyagu Manga Biyori is a collection of off the wall short clips that manage to present some of the strangest and most hilarious stories ever conceived within a five minute running time--hell, sometimes they even manage to fit two plots into one episode. This length attempts to ensure that things remain frantic, fast-paced and fun, which Gyagu Manga Biyori is for the most part. This series has a critical flaw however: for every gut-buster of an episode, there exists a five minute dud to act as a counterweight, leading to a very uneven watching experience as a whole.
Despite its mixed results, Gyagu Manga Biyori deserves plenty of praise for its bold and absurd brand of humor. This series does its share of parodies and relies on some comic standbys, but beyond that, GMB presents situations that are indescribably ridiculous--things that shouldn\'t even be funny, but are for some unknown reason. It is difficult to describe such a rarely-experienced combination of amusement and confusion in simple text (and without spoiling anything), which means that the reader must watch the show to truly appreciate these words. But as stated earlier, when GMB does not have the viewer gasping for air, it will have him or her nodding off. It is amazing how long five minutes can seem when the show tries to be funny and fails.
Nevertheless, Gyagu Manga Biyori is a strong overall effort. The simple character designs, exaggerated voice acting, disturbing opening and ending sequences, and memorable characters are sure to brighten the viewer up. Most importantly, the episodic nature of the series makes it ideal for a quick laugh with no strings attached. Fans of gags and general strangeness are sure to enjoy this.read more
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