Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the moment he lays eyes her. However he soon finds himself entangled with various other creatures after he reluctantly joins the 'pack' of Lanka the wolf, the only other member of her pack.
How can you not love this show? It's fun from start to finish. Always giving me a number of laughs throughout each episode. You can say for sure. 'I've joined the pack.' You should too!
While it might be weird in some sense, seeing the characters the way they are. With males looking like the animals, and the females looking like humanoid versions of them. But I see that as something different and to stand out. As for the characters themselves. Ranka is just a delight, she's so energetic, and protective wolf. A loveable dumbass. The sloth is just pure laughs really. so is Yukari for
that matter. Hitomi is an angel, bless her. While poor Jin has to deal with all this, he's a good guy, but the way he reacts to things will always be funny to me.
What I like about this show too, is that it stays true to animals in general, as in what real animals are like in sense of what they like and what not. I feel like that's a nice touch.
The opening of the show is so catchy too, and it's a great listen. One of my favorite openings of the season for sure. It's so upbeat and great. Plus the opening itself is a laugh too. Ranka is speedy lol.
The art is really great and well detailed. It really is good looking. The colours are bright and lovely to look at.
Overall, you should check out this show! It's a bundle of laughs, and many more to come!
This season so far has been really damn good for comedies. Interspecies Reviewers, RikeKoi, Eizouken, Oshi ga Budoukan, Bofuri and now Murenase! Seton Gakuen. This anime is by no means an absolute masterpiece, but it is really damn fun.
The story follows Jin who lives in a world full of humanoid animals while himself being a human. Sadly, Jin absolutely despairs animals. It becomes even more complicated when Ranka, the cheerful wolf, wants Jin to join her pack. Jin at first refuses, but after the other human Hitomi creates a cooking club which Ranka calls her pack, Jin reluctantly joins. And with that, a bunch of
antics ensue, featuring dinosaurs, lion love stories and naked mole rat-girls.
The characters are pretty okay. There is a wild variety of characters and the anime constantly adds new ones so that the character cast doesn't feel stale, but the main ones are pretty weak imo. Ranka can be whiny and Jin waaaay too synical, but both have fun remarks from time to time.
The art okay, the sound is pretty good (the ED is so cute), but the thing that makes me love this anime so much is the charm. This anime is incredibly charming. Along with the fun cast, the anime also features plenty of animal facts. These animal facts then also aply to this anime which creates characters and a lot of good punchlines. The anime also does a bunch of extra little things to make the anime just a little bit special, like how the sloth is present but barely talks or else she loses too much energy, or how we constantly keep up with a lion love story, or when a speech buble appear the characters break the fourth wall and actually interact with the speech bubble, there was so much love put into this anime.
So yeah, this anime is definition of fun. It does have some flaws here and there (like the annoying main characters), but those can be easily ignored for how charming this anime is.
If you like highschool comedies, this will be right up your alley.
The main character of Murenase, the wolf girl Ranka, is a large reason why this anime is so enjoyable. She’s basically your dog personified and stylized into a cute anime girl. She loves you wholeheartedly just for being in her “pack” and will stick up for you against impossible odds. Murenase is the kind of show that makes you forget about your troubles while you’re watching it. It’s extremely lighthearted, comedic, adorable, and overall fun. It’s not something that’s going to stick out in your mind as a great, thought provoking show several years down the road, but it is extremely entertaining and I feel
like it should be watched without too much critical analysis. If you’re someone who can put aside your critical goggles for a while to just enjoy some animals being pretty accurately and comedically stylized into Japanese high school students, I think you’ll greatly enjoy Murenase.
The story is pretty basic. Jin is one of only two humans at Seton Academy and he instantly clicks with Hitomi, the only human girl who goes to the same school as him. Unfortunately, his efforts to get closer to her are immediately thwarted by Ranka, a wolf girl who takes an interest in him and wants him to join her pack. Hitomi begins a cooking club with Jin and starts looking for new members Jin has to deal with all of the animals that join, each of whom is pretty hilariously flawed in ways similar to their real life animal counterparts. The story is simple, but it’s really the characters and the interactions they have that make the anime so fun.
All of the voices are quite well done and fitting for each character and the animal they are based on. Ranka’s voice actor in particular did a great job, making the character sound quite adorable and funny to listen to. There isn’t too much in the way of actual music, but the ED is done by Ranka’s VA as well. Overall simple, but effective.
An eight out of ten might seem a bit much for an anime like this where the characters aren’t extremely fleshed out and explored, but I’m giving the characters a high score for an entirely different reason - they just fit the bill of their archetypes so well. We have a human who is constantly annoyed by the fact that he has to deal with animals who all act within their nature, a wolf girl who is lonely and thus wants to bond with other animals, as dogs are known to do; a koala girl who wants to join the cooking club because she’s tired of eucalyptus and wants to rediscover a dish that she tasted long ago, a sloth who cannot exert herself in anyway without nearly dying, and an aloof cat who wants to join the club but also doesn’t, so she just follows them around and acts disinterested and superior, just like your cat. These are only a few of the cast members, but the way that they personified the animals traits and incorporated them into sentient high school students just makes for a comical show.
There isn’t too much to be said here. It’s difficult to be bored while watching this show. If you just turn your brain off and relax without thinking too much about the critical merits of the show, you’ll likely enjoy it as well.
It’s hard to say whether or not this show actually deserves an 8/10 at this point with only four episodes to go on, but at this point if they stick to the same formula while expanding on the archetypes with different characters I believe that it will be deserving of it. There are some points in the show where things seem overtly sexual simply for fanservice purposes, but some of them make for good jokes so they aren’t entirely without merit. For me, it’s really just a show that I can watch at the end of the day and get some enjoyment out of.
Alright lads, this anime is very weird but at the same time quite good. The character designs are interesting. The females have the ears and a tail while the males are just anthropomorphic animals. The comedy is fairly funny, but as we all know that comedy is relative so some may not like this. The Opening and Ending are both great. Opening is catchy with cool visuals. Ending is more sad lyrically, but the music is still good and is sung by Rankas voice actress.
Story: So, we follow Jin Mazama who is one of the two humans in a school filled
with animal human hybrids, but the thing is he hates animals for the reason that a group of bears once bullied him. He accidentally hits Ranka with a pineapple of all thing during the welcoming speech. He later goes to the cafeteria and meets Ranka yet again but this time Ranka invites him to her pack. Of course he refuses but later on after another human Hitomi Hino joins Rankas pack and then Jin also joins. Hitomi creates a Cooking Club and all of them join in and also few other people Yukari Komori who is a koala and Miyubi Shishio who is a sloth. We follow them and their daily whacky adventures while meeting new people. We also got a tournament episode or as they call it "a field day" where every species can flex on other with their natural powers.
This is a very funny and light-hearted comedy anime with of course many character who are waifu material. I personally would recommend this to everyone.