A rainy morning in April. Cherry blossoms are struck by the rain and floats in the puddle. High school students enter the school gate, carrying various colors of umbrellas.
"Good morning, Ren," Yua greeted Ren, wearing wet tights in front of the shoe cupboard. When Ren faced her glumly, Homi, who was drenched, joined them as if she is jumping. The girls discuss the new semester.
The girls live their irreplaceable school life as the seasons change.
Ecchi is a genre loved by a lot of people and hated by others.
Most of the time an ecchi anime is also an harem anime and it features a male protagonist which attracts every girl in that series.
Usually, the focus in ecchi series is woman's chest. Every time.
Also, most of the time the animation in those series is bad.
Aren't you tired of these cliches?
Miru Tights is a breath of a fresh air and a masterpiece in anime. This is definitely is the one. The show that saved japanese animation from creativity bankruptcy.
Miru Tights doesn't care about dumb expedients to start a useless plot. It shows
us separate stories. The daily lives of highschool girls.
No main plot. It shows us the beauty of quotidianity.
This does not mean that the series is plain and boring. Did you actually think that?
The anime isn't shy and surprises us with unexepected plot twists and breaks cliches.
Shots aren't the usual dumb coincidences. Seriously, everyone is tired of coincidences.
They are natural.
Example: a girls is walking. The skirt doesn't randomly fly away. The camera gently shows us the situation from different points of view.
The girls' dignity isn't thrown away. Their distinct beauty remains solid and substantial during the whole series.
As we progress through the series, you're gonna find out something: Miru Tights's episodes are not randomly put. They are actually connected.
You're gonna find out that there's a major plotline. An actual timeline. Yes.
At some point, the anime takes an unexpected twist. From a tights-only anime it becomes more different. Not gonna say much more since I want you guys to experience it yourself.
As a fan of his art, I wondered how my favorite pixiv artist's art would be adapted in anime form.
Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. His character design is portrayed with loyalty and justice towards his drawings.
Talking about animation, I was pleasantly surprised.
Usually, ecchi series have subpar animation from low-budget studios and that's bad. Yokohama Animation Lab is an exception.
This series has excellent direction and godlike animation and production value.
The ecchi scenes are intelligently thought and animated. The shots are perfectly put together.
I wish Yokohama Animation Lab makes more anime in the future, because they have an excellent technical value.
Miru Tights knows how to deal with people.
You're not watching this series to listen to its opening. Miru Tights knows that and doesn't have one. It goes straight to the point.
We have a short intro instead. In this introduction girls are walking and a legendary sentence is said: "Miru Tights". The focus during this intro is, obviously, legs.
As for the voice acting, like most of the time, it's actually very well done. In episode 8 you'll hear the peak of its dub. Not gonna spoil, though.
When a scene is supposed to tease you, the voice is actually really teasing.
After 3 minutes of godlike stuff, we have a short relaxing outro. There are different versions of it, too! The animation during this ending theme is based on, of course, legs.
Series like Baccano, Durarara and Boogiepop focus and develop more than a couple characters at the same time. However, Miru Tights is the absolute master of introducing perfectly new characters. It shows us new characters every episodes and all of those characters have a three-dimensional personality and are realistic. Male characters aren't cliched and there isn't even a silly useless harem lead. Girls are independent.
Miru Tights is a masterpiece.
It's a beautiful story about coming of age, discrimination, freedom of speech and a lot of other themes.
Perfect in every aspect, I can safely reccomend Miru Tights to literally everyone. Kids, adolescents and adults. Girls and boys. Even people who don't watch anime. Everyone will like this because of its qualities.
This anime changed my view of what a true masterpiece is. I'm speechless honestly.
Anime like this make me think "Wow, anime isn't dead".
This is the one. The anime that saved anime.
Cinematography is a unique art form for storytelling. There is anime that have the power to entertain, inform, move us emotionally, and change our perceptions of life. Anime like Miru Tights, a one of a kind and a once in millennia classic. While hitting the airwaves at a much later time into Spring, it has become a “diamond in the rough” within its season—and most likely 2019 itself.
Miru Tights is truly a breathtaking work of art. From the musical direction to the cinematography, to the storytelling panache of director Yuuki Ogawa and some hefty dramatic acting from the likes of Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art
Online series), Yoko Hikasa (K-On!), and Aya Suzaki (Kill la Kill) was something to marvel at. This anime delivers on what it advertises, and what it promises. You’ll be getting lots of tights, plenty! A feast for the eyes with its high quality and excellent suggestive angles. Hopefully, by the time I am done with my analysis that you’ll go out of your way and see this modern-day masterpiece for yourself. Maybe preach to your own friends and spread gods message about the greatness of this delightful series. Ahh, The Circle of life.
A simple hook and four minutes are all it takes to leave you mesmerized. If you value deep and meaningful anime, this is for you. Tights are a symbol of love and comfort. Legs are a symbol of strength to stand up and act in life. So, combining the two together births confidence and self-love. It doesn’t just stop there. The series goes above and beyond for the audience in making fantasies and dreams come true. Fancy thick thighs and bubble butts? Panty Hose and feet? Whatever it may be among the suggested, Miru Tights has you covered. There's a reason that people who have foot and/or pantyhose fetishes are the most common of all kinksters. While the two fetishes are separate and distinct, there is some overlap, which makes sense if you think about it.
After all, pantyhose goes over one's legs, and legs are (typically) the home to one's feet. Pantyhose fetishism is also related to an underwear fetishism, and in both, the person with a said fetish may get a sexual charge out of seeing others wearing these items. If you’re into feet and happen to be into pantyhose, you might be particularly excited by how easy it is to remove a woman's shoe when she's wearing tights or hose. And Miru Tights depicts such ecstasy! Additionally, many people find nylons to be so incredibly hot because of the way they transform the entire look of someone's legs into sheer (see what I did there?) perfection. Gone are bumps, bruises, and blemishes, and in their place, a pair of stems straight out of a glossy fashion magazine.
It's also interesting to note that while pantyhose fetishes and feet fetishes are definitely related, they tend to attract people from different walks of life (*wink wink*) to the kink community. A person who's into tights might not be into feet, and vice versa. While scientific theories abound with regard to what causes these fetishes to develop, there are no definitive answers. It's most likely a combination of our own biochemistry, the world around us, and how we were raised. I guess Lady Gaga is right... We ARE born this way. And Miru Tights understands all of this. And it plays into it for the audiences’ pleasure, so there is plenty of content wrapped with each four-minute episode to indulge in.
Ren Aikawa (Haruka Tomatsu), Yua Akebeni Yoko Hikasa, and Homi Moegi Aya Suzaki, are the heart of Miru Tights. They are responsible for the encapsulating depiction of teenage girl life. All three characters have interesting and distinctive personalities, goals, and dreams. Animation Lab really got the perfect cast for the job. The feeling of self-assurance you receive from the seiyuu performance is carried through with the actions of the characters themselves, and this is one of many ways in which they receive some of their phenomenal development. The director and his production team are responsible for some of the most fantastic visuals in anime. The camera work and framing are absolutely gorgeous. The quality of animation remains superb throughout, with no real noticeable flaws, whilst the level of detail in both the animation and the artwork is an out-of-body experience.
Miru Tights shows us a tried-and-true method for success: hire people who have a passion for their story and let them do what they want. While its irreverent tone (ecchi) has been adopted before by other series, it is a trailblazing series in terms of the lengths it allows its self-conscious director. This is a unique anime, and in a single season has become the crown jewel of the anime world. True men of culture are the only ones who can truly understand and appreciate this masterpiece.
Have you ever wondered what 4 minutes of heaven would feel like? Well, fear no more my dear Anime fans, Miru Tights just put an end to this eternal question. Anime has always been a niche medium representing niche and obscure topics you would not be able to see or experience elsewhere. Japanese people have created a lot of wacky genres and experimented with a lot of obscure stuff such as giant robots, battle shonen transformations, nakama power and having many girls flock to your willy. As such, they have created the dear genres we all know of and love these days. So, what happens
when a niche work collides with another niche work? You get the flawless masterpiece that is Miru Tights.
Story - Feet/10
There really isn’t anything else to discuss over this flawless work of absolute beauty, because everyone who’s seen it has agreed on the fact that it is indeed a perfect masterpiece. The viewer gets to gaze upon the sensual and silky nylon stockings our three main characters wear, as those characters perform all sorts of zany, unconventional acts throughout the Anime’s run. The show is episodic, but each episode is good enough to grab the viewer in and never let go of them until the episode ends and the credit scenes roll in. Every episode has so much imagination, thoroughness and care poured into it that the Anime keeps on one upping itself with each passing one. Every single episode contains some of the best plot elements, twists and symbolisms you will ever get to see from this medium. In fact, I might as well say that this is the best episodic Anime I have ever seen. Kino’s Journey? Who needs that when you’ve got the masterpiece that is Miru Tights. Take a seat, Cowboy Bebop, the new king of episodic Anime is here. Even though all episodes are objectively perfect in their own right, my favorite one has to be episode 7, where the climax of the Anime reaches it’s high point and the tensions rise up unlike anything my mortal eyes have ever seen. It was so well done, to the point where my jaw dropped and I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen, not even for a millisecond.
Oh, and one other thing? This Anime has small hints of incest. Now if that doesn’t make you want to watch it, then I do not know what will.
Characters - Stockings/10
The characters here were all well written and got the job done. You had girl 1 who massaged girl 2’s feet most of the time, and in turn got all of us viewers spellbound by such amazing character depth and exploration. The interactions between the girls were so realistic, to the point where I was asking myself if they were animated or not. Seriously, to call them mere characters would be slanderous to them. They are all fairly realistic and three dimensional, and could as well be acting in a live action flick for all we know. Although all of the characters were pretty perfect, one of them managed to stand out as the best character in the show, and that is the school teacher. This character was not only responsible for the best Anime episode of all time, but is also a metaphor on how the corrupt hierarchy can use and manipulate horny teens who do not know any better. She is also a brilliant parody of the teacher student scenes you see in other forms of media, which makes her already complex character all the more complex. Aside from the female characters, the show does not forget about it’s male characters as well, and develops them as extensively as their female counterparts. The males here are not your typical cliché harem leads, they stand out and their psyche is explored thoroughly and carefully.
Sound – Moaning/10
The characters alone were enough to blow my mind away, the soundtrack and voice acting were just the cherry on top. This Anime does not concern itself with your typical, run of the mill upbeat Anime opening. Rather, we are given minimalistic, classy piano notes so that we could get ourselves ready for such a classy and well thought out show of this caliber. The voice acting was also rather excellent, since I could feel every moan that echoed from my computer monitor onto my ear canals. Truly acting of the decade.
Art – THICC/10
No matter how many lines of poetry I try to write about it, I can't give this category the justice that it deserves. I’ll just say that their legs are the best looking and the art style is better than that of Kentaro Miura’s Berserk. To appreciate Miru Tights’ Godlike art, one has to experience it for themselves, as words really can’t give it enough justice.
Overall – Masterpiece/10
You thought Evangelion’s characters were well explored? You thought Makoto Shinkai’s movies were animated exquisitely? You thought Berserk’s art style was the best you’ve ever seen? Go watch Miru Tights, it takes all the best qualities an Anime has to offer and amplifies them tenfold. It is truly an unparalleled masterpiece in the world of animation, and is the sole reason why the Anime industry is still going strong these days.
"This is not a fetish anime. This is a meme anime."
I guess, this is what Miru Tight's producers think when they decide to do make an anime about feet and tights. Because all we know making an anime like this will cause tons of memes. And after the end of the Miru Tights we've tons of memes.
About to fetish part of Miru Tight is perfect. If you have fetishes about foot or tights, Miru Tights is your dream anime. Art is very detailed and sound design is great.
Miru Tights Episode 7 is the best anime episode of all time and I'm not trolling. Episode 7
and 10 were absolutely masterpieces.
I really liked this anime because of outstanding art and sound (and TILF). I hope Yokohama Animation Lab makes more animes in the future.