The 11-year-old Marui triplets could not be any more different. The oldest one, Mitsuba, is sadistic and kind of mature for her age. The middle one, Futaba, is perverted and very athletic and has the strength of a full-grown man. The youngest one, Hitoha, is generally very quiet and gentle but when push comes to shove, she might just be the strongest, the most perverted and the most sadistic out of the three.
The three are all in the same class, led by the newly graduated teacher Yabe Satoshi. He usually gets pushed around by the girls and, on occasion, abused but the triplets also try to lead him and the new school nurse, the clumsy Kuriyama Aiko, together. However, Yabe had no intention of dating Aiko and the methods the triplets use to accomplish their goal are highly unorthodox...
Seeing as how hilarious this show is, I'm really surprised there are no reviews for it yet. Usually there are 10 reviews for any given show that's only a couple of episodes in. Same goes for the relatively low score. My guess is it's because of the art style that many people seem to be turned off by. Don't be mislead however, as this is by far the funniest thing to happen to anime this season.
Story - It's really difficult to describe a show based on only a few episodes, but Mitsudomoe doesn't really need a full season's worth of episodes for that. The anime is gag driven, much like Azumanga Daioh. Each episode works as a standalone one, divided into multiple mini gag-based plots. That's not to say that there is no long term plot throughout the series, because there is. The story revolves around a male teacher, who begins his new career teaching a middle school class that contains the troublesome Marui triplets. There is also a clumsy school nurse that he falls in love with at the beginning. This love progresses, if you could even call it progress, as the episodes go on. Primarily though, the show is about the triplets and their teacher getting into all manner of hilarious circumstances, often involving the classmates and the school nurse. Beware however, since Mitsudomoe is adult humor driven much of the time.
Art/Animation - The first thing you might notice is that the art is reminiscent of Azumanga, particularly the heads. Unlike most of the anime released, it does not rely on the more realistic design approach, instead opting for the super cute. This suits Mitsudomoe perfectly in my opinion, since it amplifies the hilarity of many of the circumstances. In episode 3 you're introduced to the triplets' father, who is drawn in a rough/sketchy style. I find it makes for a funny contrast between him and everyone else. The animation is fluid and consistent in terms of quality, with often exaggerated expressions for added comedic effect. This works seamlessly in my opinion.
As for the bg art, there isn't really much to say other than that it's drawn to compliment the simple character designs. The bg coloring is appealing with a muted palette, which sometimes exhibits a slightly marker rendered look.
Sound - This is where many shows fall flat in, typically not having anything praise worthy. The seiyuu's are noteworthy, especially Tomatsu Haruka (known for voicing Lala Deviluke from To LOVE-Ru) and Shimono Hiro (known for voicing Akihisa Yoshii from Baka To Test). The voice work is well done and brings out the characters' personalities really well. The sfx and atmospheric music also deserve to be praised, since they play an important role in the comedy. There are some truly hilarious sfx here and music that cues in at just the right time. The blood draining sound is especially amusing.
The OP also deserves mentioning for its cute and catchy tune.
Character - We have the 3 Marui sisters, Yabe-sensei (main teacher), Kuriyama-sensei (school nurse), as well as many side characters that are introduced in more detail through various points in the story. The triplets consist of Futaba who is the perverted muscle girl, Hitoha who is the dark and gloomy one, and Mitsuba who is the sadistic type as well as the self proclaimed king of the class. The inexperienced, newly transferred teacher and super clumsy school nurse round out the main characters. There is also the father of the Marui sisters, who looks like a big, creepy pervert. I'd also mention all the other secondary characters, but I'd need a lot more space to describe them all. Needless to say, they all have their own unique personalities that get their spotlight as the anime progresses. Overall, a great and entertaining assortment of characters make up Mitsudomoe.
Enjoyment - I'm loving this! Simple as that. Sometimes gag based shows are needed to change the pace and this manages to do just that for me. The relationship between the triplets and everyone around them is entertaining and I can't help but cheer up after watching each episode.
Overall - If you loved Azumanga Daioh, then you will probably like this. Keep in mind that even though Mitsudomoe has a very innocent air about it, it is meant for a more mature audience largely because of the adult humor. If you can appreciate humor the way I do, but at the same time are not easily turned off by the cute art style or the adult themes, then give Mitsudomoe a serious consideration. You won't regret it.read more
Mitsudomoe is the stupidest anime I have ever had the good fortune to see. The premise is cliché; the everyday life of three very unique sisters. The art is awful and follows a long line of under-budget slice-of-life comedies that always end up in your computer's recycling bin after viewing. But by some miracle, Mistudomoe is fresh and funny, and will always leave you craving for another episode. What Mistudomoe also is though, is vulgar. It's rude and frequently disgusting, idiotic and atrocious, and violent and inappropriate in any way it can be. That being said you should easily be able to tell it's one of the funniest things on TV.
Yabe-sensei is class 6-3's new teacher. His class appears normal and easy-going at first, but then to his dismay, he has to control all three of the craaaaziest kids in school who just HAPPEN to be triplet sisters. The Marui triplets run amok through the school and cause everyone problems everywhere. Now, that's about it for the actual story, but whatever segment you watch in Mistudomoe always ends up being laugh out loud funny by the end. The jokes rely a lot on misunderstandings, running gags, and dirty humor. For example, the Marui's father is drawn with a thick black line around him, and the line makes him look extra suspicious. How is this supposed to be funny? Anytime their father tries to do something for them he always ends up getting arrested by the cops. Eventually the joke becomes so frequent you have dialogue like "Sorry girls, I was late because I was arrested three times on the way here." If you've a certain disdain for bathroom humor, I would not recommend this. There were actually a few scenes that made me so sick I almost gagged myself (a shining example is the episode in which the nurse accidentally spills everyone in the schools urine samples on the ground).
Oh, well, it's bad. If you're watching Mistudomoe then the visuals aren't your top priority. It looks very basic and some would as far to say it looks generic - but oh the reaction faces. Even if what just happened in the anime wasn't funny, if Futaba (the middle sister) does her euphoric "my brain is dead" face I'd laugh. The emotion that comes out of the characters faces definitely increases the quality of the humor and characters. The art style works for what kind of anime this is, but I think many things could have been improved upon, and if Mistudomoe were re-done the thing that I would ask be worked would be the backgrounds, CG, and overall fluidity of animation.
The voice acting was great! The very main cast was voiced by some pretty obscure folks, the most well known one, who voiced Nagi in Kannagi, is Tomatsu Haruka, who voices Hitoha (the youngest sister) in Mistudomoe. The side cast is blooming with stars, including Aki Toyosaki (Yui from K-ON!), Inoue Kikuko (Lust from FMA:B), Saito Chiwa (Aika from Aria), and last but not least, Chihara Minori who voices Yuki in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
Now onto the musical portion. The opening instantly caught me off guard, all three girls of the main cast could sing so well! The singing and dancing set you up for an exciting episode every time - not once did I skip the opening song. The ending song was rather unfitting though. It's a slow almost melancholic song that doesn't really seem right until the very last episode. Then there's the BGM. Always supplying a chuckle the music ranges from parodies of talk shows to classical music pieces played in incredibly unfitting ways. Since this show uses a lot of slapstick, the sound effects are also an important part. I found the noises that came from whatever always top notch (the blood leaking noises were so silly I got hearty laugh the first time it happened).
The "three stooges" concept has been in media for quite a long time and has become so frequent that it's become cliché. I started watching Mistudomoe expecting some ridiculous corny character archetypes, and I kinda got exactly that. No there's not a lot of character development, no changes over time, no sudden changes in character, and so on. What Mitsudomoe has that other shows lack is the application of such poor designs into being jokes themselves. I've already explained the storyline - and if you take it for face value - it's horrendous. Now if you were to take the storyline and combine it with a colorful cast of different personalities bumping back and forth into each other, you'd have something much more interesting. Each side character has his or her little own story, and after the point that they have been introduced they fall back into being side characters - but the thing is that now they keep adding to the story. Whereas the usual slice of life would have episodic episodes of characters and then you'd never see them again, Mistudomoe repeatedly brings back the same characters again and again making a refreshing feel every time they come back.
The cast includes the sadistic eldest sister, Mistuba, the perverted middle sister Futaba, and the introverted youngest sister Hitoha. Their teacher is an unlucky geek, their dad is loving fellow easily mistaken as a pedophile, and their friends are plentiful. There's the pervert, the nice kid mistaken as a pervert, his three female stalkers, the rival girl and her clique, the romantic, the occult freak, the hamster named nipples and the monkey faced kid. The best part about this anime is seeing how each character interacts with another, and every time they do, something ridiculous happens.
I laughed so hard I got sick and had to go to bed for over 14 hours to recover. Or well, maybe I was sick and the laughing triggered my allergies and then I kept coughing until I had to lie down and go to sleep.
Want an interesting approach to something that has already been done, and want it from a viewpoint where it hacks the slice of life genre to pieces? Mitsudomoe should hit right home. The thing is though, if you didn't listen to warning at the beginning of this review about vulgarity and stupid humor then you're going to hate this. Hate it a lot. This is not an anime to be viewed for it's cutesy moments so abundant in slice of life (although it does has some), it's meant to be a hilarious attempt to get revenge upon the predictable slice of life genre.
In short, Mitsudomoe is both great and awful. Plot wise, it's no better than the worst of anime, but the common misconception is that Mitsudomoe is an anime that is dependent on it's jokes for goodness, not it's riveting storyline (for it has none). The way the characters collide with such wit kept my full attention, while the chance of seeing it again kept me watching. The slapstick might not be for everyone though, it's sure to turn off a fair amount of people and I think that's a shame, because I really enjoyed this anime. So if you're interested in a good laugh, just throw on any episode of Mitsudomoe and have at it.read more
When it opened with chipper little girls at school doing a dance routine, my first thought was that it would be a school-life shoujo anime aimed at young kids. Yes, the art is super-cute. But the themes are...super-perverted.
It's about a young new teacher. He's getting to know his class of elementary students. However, the triplet girls are the trouble students. One's always immersed in a (porn) book, another takes advantage of the other kids, and the last is so strong she's always breaking the furniture. OK. So far so good.
But then the triplets notice that sensei might be interested in the amply endowed school nurse. So they decide to help his romance along.
"I think sensei is a virgin."
"What's a virgin?"
"It's someone who has a very sad life."
OK! Let's help him out!
How do they plan to do that? Well, if they can hit him in the crotch, he'll have to go to the infirmary, and take off his pants, and thus their love can sprout. Yep. That's the plan. So they spend about 5 minutes of screen time chasing poor sensei around, aiming for the perfect crotch-smack.
And when the plan does succeed (by accident; sensei trips over the nurse and gets smacked on her head), he takes off his pants IN FRONT OF THE TRIPLETS. OK, really? In front of your young female students?
Well, I thought I'd give the first episode a little more of a chance. But then the threesome start saying how a hamster feels like female body parts. That's when I dropped it.
If you like perverted stuff, I guess you'd like it. But this series can get cancelled for all I care.read more
This show is just fun. Perfect for when you want to sit down and enjoy pee, poop, fart, snot jokes. The animation is simple and cute, the opening is catchy and portrays what you will be getting into well and the characters are fun and memorable. You will feel disgusted with yourself for lowering your standards as a human being to watching such loli filled drivel, but so long as you have no self respect and a lock on your door, give this series a try.