Yukishiro Nanako is a cute, cheerful high school girl with one peculiar trait—instead of verbal communication, she writes senryuu (a type of haiku) poems to relay her thoughts. Together with ex-delinquent Busujima Eiji, they are budding freshmen of the school's Literature Club. Even though Nanako doesn't talk, with the power of senryuu, the adorable pair has no problem enjoying their fun school-life through the tune of 5-7-5 syllables.
Senryuu Girl is about a highschool girl called Nanako that can't arrange her thoughts so she writes in a haiku-style poem. In the literature club, she meets an ex-deliquent Eiji that is a kind soul with a tough appearance.
This anime is all about wholesome romance and beautiful art. There is no drama, no emotional plots (so far), it's all about a wholesome, youthful life of a highschool girl.
The art for me is exceptional, although some people might not like the art style of the eyes, but to each their own. I find that it adds to the cute and innocent vibe of the whole anime.
truly is a seasonal gem for me, and I hope this review makes you check it out
Although this anime is one of the best "cool down" shows of the season, with extensive cuteness and wholesomeness, it lacks in too many departments to be considered anything more than average or decent!
If you're looking for a revolutionary high school scenario with extensive development and a solid story fueled with both dramatic and comedic moments, turn away now! As a very short series with each episode only being half the length of most; this show lacks all of the above. Although the main female character is unique in a way with her haiku form of communication, this anime falls into most wholesome tropes in
high school anime. The plot is almost nowhere to be found to be honest, it's ridiculously simple and cliched, revolving around a group of characters that all belong to a club which is the focus for most of the run time. Consider this show almost like a depiction of activities that this said club undergo with minimal connections or progression apart from the relationships between the characters which still don't get enough development due to this anime's length!
The character development in this show is non-existent with most characters literally remaining the same throughout every episode. Each character falls into specific tropes e.g. a cute shy high school girl that everyone will later lewd and a delinquent who actually has a very kind personality and has never really been in a fight. Yes, it's familiarity might be good for some people but it honestly bores me a little that there is no creativity with the anime's characters. However, I don't dislike any of them and combined with the simplistically yet fitting art, it actually makes you not care too much about this lack of character progress and retention as most of the show is eye candy!
Honestly, the art is the only thing that I would consider being good, it's consistent and well drawn with common but distinguishable designs and backgrounds. In addition to the art, the animation itself isn't mind blowing but relatively clean and acceptable for the genre! Moreover, the rest of the production is average to decent with some voice acting or lack of it not being too well done despite a solid soundtrack and two great songs at the start and end of each episode!
Honestly, this anime is basic and isn't anything special, yet, I enjoy it as a bridge between two better shows this season, thus, I consider it a cool down anime. After an episode of Bungou Stray Dogs, I always look to relieve the intensity of the episode by watching Senryuu Shoujo before I'm ready to watch Fruits Basket and get emotionally molested by it's story and characters.
It's by no means a bad show but it's also not a good one and for that reason, I can't award it anything higher than a 6 (and that's me being generous as it should honestly be a 5!)
Haiku is her language
Koto’s tits are huge
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that is characterized by three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. In Japan, they utilize sound units known as “on” or morae. This inconsistency can lead to a number of problems in translation, leading some translators to claim that 12 syllables in English equate to the duration of 17 Japanese “on.” Nevertheless, the intent is to capture the essence of a moment in time with a short, poetic composition.
Due to Nanako’s lack of audible communication (for reasons unknown), she relays her thoughts through haiku. Naturally,
she joins a 5-7-5 club and develops a crush on a boy named Eiji. Despite his tough exterior, Eiji displays a gentler side when around Nanako. Thus, a friendship between the two is established with the possibility of love in the future. While “Senryuu Shoujo” is a lighthearted show with intermittent moments of comedy, it frequently becomes dull. The chief reason being the bland, rudimentary characters. The second reason being the vanilla comedy that has been used umpteen times in other romantic comedies. And reason number the third…..this anime didn’t accomplish enough to justify a third criticism.
The only positive aspect of Senryuu Shoujo is the brief nature of the episodes (12 minute runtime). So if haiku is a personal passion of yours, and you’ve got 12 minutes to spare, then give it a go. Otherwise, this anime can be disregarded for something with more character substance and comedic weight.
To be honest, when I heard about Senryuu girl, I didn't think much of it. it just didn't seem like my type of show, and Short-form anime don't always get to develop arcs at a good pace with the 12 minute runtime, so I was ready to pass it off. However, it's worth a shot if you have some extra time and you want a nice rom-com.
The first thing that hits you is how pleasantly simple the style of the show is. Both in art and characters, the show makes it easy to get used to the characters by providing simple backstories and letting the
on-screen chemistry take over from there. All of the initial characters work off each other rather nicely The art, however, is a bit of a letdown. I'm not sure if it was an intentional stylistic decision or just a budget thing, but the show avoids excessive movement whenever possible. As a result, the show can feel a little stiff during a few of the scenes. The music, from what I could tell, was on par with other shows of it's genre and the "com" in this "rom-com" has it's share of good moments.
Overall, it's fine. But there is one thing about it that really makes this show one to watch and support. The main character talks to everyone through poems on paper. Anime-only people might not get what I mean here, but this could be huge that a show like this exists now. I freaking love Komi-san, and now a show with a similar main character, quirk included, exists. We now have a benchmark for which we can try to see the plausibility of a Komi-san anime adaptation, and for that reason I believe this to be an influential show to remember this season. With enough support, we can get more shows like it, including the adaptation that more and more people are starting to ask for.