Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Dec 22, 2006
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.661 (scored by 9514 users)
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comedy magic romance
SynopsisKamizaka Haruhi having been rescued when she was young by a mage, longed to be a mage herself, so she enrolled into a special school that allows regular and magic classes into two different sections. Together with her rival/best friend, Hiiragi Anri, they study magic together while she is searching for the boy that saved her years ago, to give him a Valentines' chocolate.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Happiness!, Happiness!
Side story: Happiness!: Watarase Jun no Kareinaru Ichinichi
Characters & Voice Actors
I will not start with my usual lines here, we're just gonna start with the review NOW! :-)
The story is about Kamizaka Haruhi, when she was young she was rescued by a boy who used magic. After being saved by him, she wanted to be a ''mage'' herself. She goes to a magical school with two sections, normal and magic classes. Haruhi comes at the top of her class and is seen as one of the best mages. Even though, she still wants to meet the boy who saved her when she was little. Later, she meets a boy named Yuma who hates magic and is in the normal class.
The story looks kinda good, right? But we get quite some random episodes who don't really match the story. I thought that they we're kinda boring and didn't made sense. Be prepared for that if you want to watch Happiness!
Still, I give the story a 8. It's not the most original story ever, but I always fall in love with ''mages''.
Happiness! isn't an old anime, so the art is okay. I can't give it a 9 because some poses really looked stupid, I think that they took a break when they drew that.
I must say also that the drawingstyle they used for this isn't really my ''taste''. Why not? It just isn't, it's my honest opinion, so shut up, muwhaha.
But again, Erisu gives it a 8. It's just not bad, maybe it isn't my taste but that doesn't mean I should exaggerate, I'm sure other people WILL like this style and will not get my ''not my taste'' thing.
I'm not very enthusiastic about this. The sound effects are just lame at some points. You don't hear some sounds who should be there! It's just like: talking... talking... talking... sound... talking. They should have made BETTER sound effects, I was really disturbed about that fact, if they just had better sound effects the anime would look more ''real''.
My point: Because of some lame sound effects the anime didn't looked so ''real'' anymore and some parts turned out to be BORING. Even some fights were boring because of this. I give it a 5, they had some sound effects, just not enough.
The characters were really nice. I liked Haruhi, the female main character, and Anri because her magic never works! ;3
We'll come back at the ''Art'' part here, they should have drawn them a little better sometimes..
Another thing is that I didn't liked Yuma much, and he's the male main character. He just didn't stopped saying how bad magic was, after some time it got annoying. We know, you don't have to repeat a 1.000.000 times!
Again, even with the kinda annoying male main character, Happiness! has all kinds of characters. The ''cute, cute, I wanna be friends'' type, maybe seen as the lolli here, Sumomo. The ''whatever, I don't need friends'' type, named Ibuki who turnes out to be the enemy, even though everyone tried so hard to be friends with her.. >.< Another character that most of you will like is Jun, hard to believe, but it's a guy who dresses like a girl, hahaha. It's kinda funny that he really seems to think that he's a girl!
You'll probably like most of the characters, maybe you would hate one or two, but that's fine. I give it a 7 because I liked most of them and didn't had a (very) big grudge against Yuma.
People who like ''Mahou Shoujo'' gernes will like this anime. I think that some of us will be disturbed by the sometimes, bad sound effects. I can't change that for you, if that will be the reason why some of you will stop watching, I can understand. But, I decided not to pay too much attention to the sound effects and started concentrate on the story, if you can do the same I again, think that you would kinda enjoy this.
People who don't like ''Mahou Shoujo'' and the ''School Life'' and stuff will not like this anime, forget about watching it, you just won't like it!
Like I said before, I think I enjoyed this at some parts and give it a 7.
I won't recommend this as a ''must see'', if you have nothing to watch, you can watch this. I came out with a 7 or something and think that is the right note to give.
Think about Erisu's warnings before watching this and blaming it on me, haha.
Note from Erisu
Erisu is happy that you spend your time reading her review. Thank you very much! ;3 read more
There are plenty of series where I've been unimpressed by the first few episodes, but grown to enjoy or totally love the result. It can be all about the writers hitting their stride, learning the characters, finding the new twists on old ideas that will surprise you, and somewhere in the middle there'll be a beach trip.
This is not one of those series. This is the complete opposite.
The writers actually started with a decent enough twist on the "magic high school" trope, and the first few episodes are "good enough" to make you want to see where it goes.
IT GOES NOWHERE! Instead, the writing spirals downward after about the third episode. The characters are completely two-dimensional (no pun intended). They're stupid to the point of absurdity, and it's only their stupidity moving the plot forward. That's the kind of cheap writing that you can get away with a few times in a series, but you can't build the entire thing on it. This isn't Hamtaro, for crying out loud, it's trying to be a "serious anime." I lost all suspension of disbelief somewhere around the time where we find out why the main character was adopted (something like episode 8). It was crap before that, and it's unwatchable after. Oh, and there's the antagonist who doesn't care about killing her allies until she accidentally injures one. I pretty much fast-forwarded the last three episodes just to find out the ending, which was predictably stupid.
I really don't like spoilers, so I'm trying to be vague about the plot points and describe the series in terms that will help you recognize what you're getting into. All-in-all, this series was barely worth having on as filler while you're doing something else. read more
Opening Theme"Happiness!" by Ayumi Murata
Ending Theme"Magical★Generation" by Yui Sakakibara
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