The anime adapted from the manga remake version of the Korean webtoon "A Simple Thinking about Bloodtypes" involving the faceless and nameless characters of four different blood types to discuss about popular anthropomorphized blood types (the stereotypes about the blood types) in Japan and Korea.
Ketsuekigata-kun! or you might call this 'blood type' anime, this show is just like horoscope- trying to be specific and predict people based on solely an object they have. The show is trying to categorize people based by their blood type since there's currently popular belief in Japan and many other East Asian countries that a person's blood type might predict what kind of personalities they have.
Note that, don't take this show very seriously, it's a stereotype joke that's being exaggerate. Somehow the problem is just lying with the individual personalities (or so the narrator has been said). Well, it is also common among
anime and manga authors to mention their character's blood types, and to give their characters corresponding blood types to match their personalities, you can always refer them to this.
Not much would make this show more entertaining rather than the comedy itself. Blood type A might have something Blood type B don't have, and vice versa. You can see how they're interacting in daily life even though having many differences. You can also see their different reactions from same kind of situations. But note that the personalities they presented aren't very accurate as well. Currently, there's no scientific research that proves the blood type can be much affecting the person's personality. But surprisingly from this show I find the accurately percentage might be 40-60 % since i knew and heard most people have the same weakness or advantage with the characters here. Myself included. Well, yeah my advice you can just take the lessons from here, and take it with a grain of salt.
That aside, the characters design is kind of 'adorable' to the excess that their faces are showing their own blood type, it's so simple.
Might be purposely used for focusing to divides their personalities as well. But yes, it is so simple.
Even the music ED describes their personalities but it did well for trying to tell they should get along with each other too. And for the cast voices this anime really has a great line-up of VA/seiyuus. They're mostly a known people for the popular characters they're voicing, and here I might as well say that the voice is what I could say accurate and most fitting for the characters.
Ultimately, what this anime only lack is the duration, seriously in only 2 minutes the conversation is being rushed like blablabla and blablabla tara! the ED song is playing. It is fine if you can handle fast conversation and understand what's going on but mostly other short series wouldn't do this. You're going to find it hard to get what they're saying unless you press the pause button for every long-and-fast talking they made. I even replay the episode for 2-3 times to really get or understand what's the plot they're hinting.
I recommend this show to everyone, not that it's hard to recognize the comedy in it.. whether it's accurate or not, it's actually just a fun watch!
Okey, boys and girls, if you've ever seen a joke about blood type in anime, manga or other japanese / korean sources, rise your hand. Whoa, quite a lot. Now those of you, who's good at understanding them, lower your hand. Not too many, i see.
To tell you the truth, i'm baaaaaad at understanding those blood-type jokes. And i'm lucky as well, so i come upon these kind of jokes pretty often (though in the last two years there've been less newly aired shows with blood-related humour). Anyway, each time i saw that joke i had to google about the blood types. But if
the joke's beed explained, it's no longer funny, you know.
And then i saw this anime announced. I got pretty much excited and, in a way, happy. At last i'll be able to understand that specific japanese humour and to laugh at those jokes, i thought.
So far i've watched 6 episodes and never got disappointed. It's fun to watch how the four blood types (A, B, AB, O) are dealing with different situations. The show exaggerates stereotypes about how blood type influences personality, but it actually is fun. Which blood type is better at making a girlfriend and which sucks? Which one is quick to act in danger and which has trouble even desiding upon restaurant menu?
What's good about this show, it's that it not only shows how the blood types act, it's also about what they think of each other. Believe me, that's a lot of fun.
I wouldn't call the anime hilarious as i'm not japanese and still bad at getting those jokes (i'm worse only at their worldplay jokes). But it's amusing and laughable, and for me it's cognitive in a way. So i do think you should give it a try.
When you don't have the time or energy to indulge in a long and complex anime, but still want to watch something, there are a number of fantastic short anime options to choose from. Here are 20 of the best, as chosen by Japanese netizens!