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As with most comedies, there really isn't much a story to speak of. Like in a sitcom, whatever is happening pretty much resolves itself within one episode. This series has 12 episodes split into two parts each; so it's kind of like watching an anime with 24 mini episodes.
As far as the comedy comedy goes, all I can say is, you will laugh. And you will laugh hard. (Which is why I gave it the score I did.) Keep in mind however that most of the humour is ecchi in some way and that this show, despite its cute demeanor, is definitely NOT for kids. :D
I recommend watching this anime with subsitles enabled. When I watched the English dub on Anime on Demand, some of the jokes were presented in the form of captions or other writing, so the jokes were lost on me.
It's not anything amazing, but the characters are drawn cutely in a semi-typical moe style. The animation is fairly smooth and fluid and I didn't notice any obvious blunders, so that's easily forgiven. A lot of stills and exaggerated facial expressions are used for the comedic effect.
The opening and ending theme song are both cute and catchy, though nothing exceptional. I cannot comment on the Japanese dub; however, the English voices sounded pretty natural and were fitting for the characters.
The main character, Shinobu, is lovable - she's cute and clumsy and completely innocent. I happened to like her friend, Kaede, a lot better, considering she exercises reason in healthy amounts and frequently stands up for herself and Shinobu. Onsakamaru, the flying yellow ball, is more annoying than anything, but you often see him get pummeled by Kaede or Shinobu's sister so it's all good.
Technically, you could say that this anime has a lot of side characters. There are hundreds of faceless ninja present in every episode. They act less like individuals and more like one character, and are incredibly hilarious all by themselves.
I had lots of fun watching Ninja Nonsense. I mean - it's ninjas. It's gags galore. It's a cute main character! "Wheee!~" Yeah. The key is not to take it too seriously, as the anime isn't trying to be serious in the very least.
If you don't like ecchi humour, you should just give this one a pass. If you do/don't mind, give it a go. Just sit back; laugh; enjoy. read more
12 of 12 episodes seen
The only reason the story gets a 9 instead of a 10 is because this anime was so short. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy short animes. However, the basic concept had so much depth this series could've easily had 120 episodes instead of 12 without repeating itself at all.
One thing this series can be described as is dynamic: shojo, shonen, slice of life and certain elements of the supernatural are seamlessly interwoven from episode to episode. This change of pace helps keep things fresh.
Probably my favourite aspect of the art is Hikari and Akari’s designs. It’s hard to find cuter girls anywhere. It doesn’t stop there, however. If you are able to peel your eyes away from the pretty, pretty characters, you’ll see that the scenery is also rich and detailed, and the brief, but very epic action scenes will knock your breath out. The opening is really nice and the animation is smooth.
What is guaranteed to capture everyone’s attention from the start is the opening theme, Metamorphose. It’s sung by Yoko Takahashi, the same singer who did Cruel Angel’s Thesis in NGE, and is probably the best opening music I have ever heard. With that said, it overshadows the ending theme a little bit, but both are really nice.
Granted, the English dub could’ve been a lot better. Takeru and Ryon especially don’t always sound natural, but it’s not bad.
I dare you not to fall in love with Hikari or Akari. I DARE you. You will fail.
As the series nears the conclusion you’ll find yourself caring about the characters a lot – and even sympathizing with some of the more annoying ones. (Cough – Mari, cough.) Not to mention, there is also a great variety of characters with different designs or personalities, so you can definitely find one to fall in love with.
I think this is probably one of the most entertaining animes I have ever seen. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s got action, fanservice, relationships, you name it. Given that each episode gives off an almost completely different vibe it’s really hard to be bored or not amused by this at any given time.
It’s safe to say that if you like anime, period, you’ll like Konomini as well. If you’re looking for a short series to watch or are a fan of Gainax you should this a try – you won’t be disappointed. read more