English: The Comic Artist and His Assistants
Synonyms: The Comic Artist and Assistants
Japanese: マンガ家さんとアシスタントさんと THE ANIMATION
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2014 to Jun 24, 2014
13 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story depicts the work-life of a perverted mangaka, Aito Yuuki, and his assistant, Ashisu Sahoto. Constantly pressured by his editor and lacking experience with girls, Aito asks Ashisu to act as a reference.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
Side story: Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation Specials
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Get Smashed By Female Characters: The Animation. It's times like this where I question myself ways to enjoy an anime such as Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation, what is exactly entertaining about it? The forthcoming events in this anime is so easily predictable, "Oh yes, he is about to get his ass kicked by that female character". This anime provoked me to think of the reason why comedy is allowed to be based on our perception of someone else's misery, misfortune, tribulation and lack of accomplishment in whether is his desire or a goal, should we really find it funny on such thing?
Comedy or not, I'd like to see happiness in characters instead of misery, at least from the main character which is Aito. Throughout watching this anime, I am constantly bothered by the worry of whether Aito is about to be beaten by one of the female characters, and when he doesn't, I finally felt relieved, when it comes down to it, sometimes I just wish he can conduct himself properly and earn respect from other characters, leaving a positive impression, but it is becoming so common, the fact that his fetish for panties and perverted desires, once again and again leading him to be beating up by one of the female characters, that it is becoming painful to watch and hardly any humor is present due to its extreme repetitiveness.
Out of all female characters, the only character I actually liked is Rinna Fuwa, because of her positive attitude towards Aito and everyone else, and her contrast with all other abusive and easily offended characters stands her out the most for me, even though this anime involves a main male character surrounded by multiple female characters, which declaring this as Harem, I can hardly define this anime with typical Harem elements, if this anime is to please male audience, why should audience enjoy seeing an unsuccessful loser incapable of maintaining a bright relationship but instead expose to constant abuse due to the negligence and lack of acceptance from his fellow female friends?
I think I'd not recommend this anime to anyone who enjoys an anime with a positive environment and atomphshere of good friendship, when it comes down to it, I'd think that this anime might please more female audience than male, perhaps you'd enjoy seeing a guy beaten up by a dominant female character with a red face. read more
As Spring Season for 2014 comes to a close and I start to reflect back at the series I followed, there will be a handful of series that will be memorable. Such a series as Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation that will be a part of the few series I will most definitely remember. It has been a long time where I have came across an anime that is extremely hilarious and to have me in hysterics multiple times in one sitting, and all it takes you might ask? All it takes is 13 minutes. This is hands down the best comedy series of the season thanks to some clever word play followed up with good punch lines and a colorful cast of characters. It follows a episodic format and is lacking in plot but this is really about the highly enjoyable characters and their day to day interactions among each other and the activities they get up to.
The story centers around Aito Yuuki a perverted young man and his daily work life of being a Mangaka and trying to make it to the big time. He lacks focus for the most part and normally finds himself getting off-track due to his careless and free nature that always has him struggling to make the deadlines. To help him with his manga "Hajecafe" that is dedicated to his love of cute girls and their lingerie are his Assistant that also play part to keep him on the straight and narrow in Sahoto Ashisu, Rinna Fuwa and Sena Kuroi who are later hired by his Editor and High School peer Mihari Otosuna. From here on out is just a roller coaster of fits of laughter.
The Visuals are super clean, bright and vibrant and the animation is crisp, Zexcs did a solid job in maintaining a solid quality throughout. The designs of the characters add to the contrast of the series, such a colorful cast and all fitting the look of their personalities very well. Most Ecchi tend to always step over that fine-line with a heavy amount of scandalous camera angles focusing and zooming up on body parts but Mangaka-san to Assistant-san keeps things well under balance....for the most part.
The Opening song, "Junsui na Fujunbutsu" by StylipS sets the mood instantly, and is fun and tends to get very catchy. At some point and unaware, I even found myself singing along to the series and I don't even know Japanese nor remember the words however, in the moment, it magically comes out...weird ain't it? It cracks me up before the episode has even started, since it airs early morning for me, the song wakes me up...even better than coffee, surely this speaks volumes of the vibes this series presents.
The soundtrack overall compliments the dialogues and makes most of the comedic moments and punchlines even more enjoyable experience. The voice acting for the characters fits superbly, they are all on point and fit each characters personalities. I found that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka who plays Aito's character did a fantastic job, he really brought that character to life and played the over the top and exaggerated moments in an excellent manner with out over doing it. The Ending song, "Spica" also by StylipS is a much calmer and peaceful melody, I was expecting something that keeps the happy vibe going but I'm not complaining.
Now back to the colorful cast of these characters, the chemistry between each of them is what makes this show highly enjoyable and a pleasure, this is what brings you back every week. The entertainment value you get from these characters is like hitting the jackpot. As mentioned before, Aito Yuuki, the lingerie fetish loving and major masochist is the keystone to the comedy but he is greatly complimented and supported by his fellow assistant's.
Satoho is a well mannered aspiring mangaka and Aito's main assistant. Most of her work is always rejected so she has come to be Aito's underling to learn from him, but due to his nature, she is often annoyed by his antics which are normally targeted at her. Her interactions with Aito are hilarious and normally ends with Satoho heavily lashing out him but as much as she can be cold towards him, she deeply respects Aito as a artist.
Mihari comes with a gimmick that never get's old, her chopping board-like chest. As mentioned before, she is Aito's editor who is usually violent and often lashing out at him with all the mischief he get's up to but at the same time she can be tolerable and often encourages him to strive to be better. One of the gold moments in the series is when Mihari further develops feelings for Aito, it creates a lot of awkward scenario's and leave me in fits of laughter.
Rinna is a fan of Aito's manga and admires him, she was hired solely on the fact that Aito wanted a cute girl to help inspire him. She is a happy-go-lucky and cheerful person and she has a tendency to play along with Aito's perverted ideas. And lastly there is Sena who is the super assistant and also a tsundere with a sadistic nature. She is very sensitive about her height and often deals to those that make light at it.
In conclusion, Mangaka-san to Assistant-san is a well executed and excellent comedy series that has become 1 of my favorites of this season and I really appreciate what it presents and that is the entertainment value that you receive. I would feel really comfortable recommending this to anyone, it's just a treasure and I just wish that the episodes were longer but yet it is still satisfying. If you are looking for a fun show that rich in humorous moments that makes you laugh so hard that it hurts than look no further than here. Everything just gels well and creates a very enjoyable and memorable experience. read more
Both are anime about a mangaka and his assistant(s) but Mangaka-san is more ecchi.
The same situation where it involves a manga artist and his assistant, except in one anime it is the guy who is going after the girls while in the other anime it is the girl who is going after the guy.
- A male main-protagonist who publishes his own manga (included in a monthly manga-magazine).
- A female assistant (literally in Mangaka, although "of the sorts" in the case of Nozaki-kun).
- Both of the male Protagonists work under the pressure of deadlines, and had (up till some point,) been searching after someone to help them keep on schedule (these are iow. obviously the females mentioned earlier).
- The Main-lead in Nozaki-kun, is a girl named Sakura Chiyo, and everything (as far as we know,) is viewed from her perspective. (... and let's hope it stays that way).
This strongly contrasts from Mangaka, within were everything was (for the most part) viewed from multiple POVs.
- Mangaka is borderline harem-ish, the other not at all or even reversed.
- Mangaka: male-oriented, however it was still universally fun.
Nozaki-kun: Shoujo-ish. Although as a guy, I find it one of my favorite series.
- In Mangaka, it is primarily the Male Main-Lead whom is sexually/romantically or otherwise, interested in the female cast around him. And who even thinks about to any higher degree.
In Nozaki-kun, the Female Main-Lead is in-love with the male protagonist, who (as of so far) only seems to recognise her potential in inking (etc...).
- In Mangaka, the assistant is (for better or/and for worse,) trying to distance herself (to some extent) from the male-Protagonist,.. this is whilst in Nozaki-kun, the female Lead is rather trying to make the male-protagonist, fall in love with her.
The same scenario where it has that mangaka X assistant kind of relationship, except one has an extra ecchi and harem genre, while the other is more on the romance side.
Both are comedic anime with a similar theme of mangakas, if you've seen one you should definitely see the other. The difference is that Mangaka-san has all of the cast involved in the manga industry, whereas GSN's cast also serve as character inspiration for Nozaki's manga.
The two shows also have the same format, with each episode having two parts, though GSN is twice the length in each episode and has a slice of life/comedy feel to it, whereas Mangaka-san is a harem with over the top fanservice/ecchiness.
Both of the main characters in the story are manga artists, during the show, we reveal their secrets, their assistance and more comedy related stuff.
Both are comedies about mangaka and his assistants. While in Mangaka-san to Assistant-san his manga is ecchi and the whole anime is more ecchi, in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun his manga is shoujo and the whole anime is more romantic.
Both feature hilarious situational comedy. Both are about a mangaka and his interaction with his assistant and others around them. Jokes in mangaka-san to assistant-san tend to be more crude and more ecchi. Mangaka san to assistant-san is also a TV short and much shorter.
Both are comedy harems with cliche set of plot and archetypes, character interactions usually leads to off-color humor. They're also both in skit while SYD uses is more focus on slapstick, MTATTA uses a variety of meta-humor and comedic analogies. The manzai roles are also reversed between the series.
Gag comedy with lot of perverted jokes and mainly female cast. Difference is that while in Mangaka-san to Assistant-san the MC is the most perverted one, in Seitokai Yakuindomo the MC is the only one not perverted.
- both comedy genre'd anime
- the jokes in both anime are all dirty
- story is a bit similar but seitokai yakuindomo has alot more serious parts than mangaka-san to assistant-to
- makes you want to watch more
Both anime's are comedy about Ecchi with Romance, Although the MC In Mangaka-san to Assistant-san is perverted while the MC in Seitokai Yakuindomo isn't. They are both 'Plotless" and doesn't have any real story at all just plain perverted comedy. The setting is a bit different where in Seitokai the happening of events are at school while in Mangaka-san it's just in a office room of a Mangaka Artist.
So i really recommend to watch these both if you like this kind of anime.
Opening Theme"Junsui na Fujunbutsu (純粋なフジュンブツ)" by StylipS
Ending Theme#1: "Spica." by StylipS (eps 1-11)
#2: "Owarinaki Pantsu (終わりなきパンツ)" by Yuuki Aito (CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) (ep 12)
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