Iroe Genma is a third-year high school student often referred to as "Elder Sister" despite her short height. This troublemaking teenager is the president of her school's Model Club, which is dedicated to building plastic models of various objects and structures, such as cars, boats, and even robots.
Joined by her two underclassmen, the violent Hazuki "Okappa" Okamoto and the rational Makina "Makimaki" Sakamaki, the small group aims to carry out their club duties but are often sidetracked by a myriad of distractions. From battles between club members to lessons on how to confess to your crush, these three schoolgirls get caught up in all sorts of wacky, and downright outrageous situations!
In under half an hour Plastic Nee-San manages to build a whole cast of characters with excellent chemistry that will have you grinning from start to finish, if at all. Even when minor characters are introduced, their context is clear and they play off the main characters without ever dominating scenes. While some might say the show is just a series of physical gags, you'll likely grow to enjoy the unique personalities of all the characters to a degree that's surprising for a series this short in duration.
Expect an above-average comedy along the lines of Nichijou, but with zero filler material and a
focus on getting to the punchline. Every moment is golden and that's one of the things that makes Plastic Nee-San excellent.
Many shows try their best to offer a few laughs every now and then, but not many are able to perfectly capture a niche oddball kind of humor better than Plastic Nee-san. These short 2 minute episodes all manage to pack a punch, delivering off the wall moments one after the next. Just when you think there's nothing else they can throw at you, they escalate it to another level of nonsensical fun and rapid-fire shenanigans. Each episode follows a group of friends, consisting of 3 girls, as they engage in comedic hijinks among themselves or with whoever is unfortunate enough to be around them.
Having a limited runtime normally works against a show, but when it comes to comedic shorts that only aim to entertain and leave you with a few laughs, this short runtime worked in its favor. It got right to punchlines without the need for extra padding. Of course comedy is subjective to one's tastes and not everyone would receive the same level of enjoyment, but with only 2 minutes per episode it's certainly worth the watch.
I couldn't stop laughing, which should be the goal of any comedy. And in that regard Plastic Nee-san excelled. It didn't need to be more and certainly delivered.
You won't find anything substantial in terms of story or characters here, but what you do get is short comedic fun that will surely give you a good chuckle or two. Cute, to the point, and leaves you with a smile.
For other recommendations I point you towards:
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan: also a short running show with oddball humor. It uses shock factor as its punchline, which to some may seem odd, but once you see it, it'll make sense.
Teekyuu: Not as funny as Plastic Nee-san but contain the same setup with moe girls engaging it silly hijinks.
Detroit Metal City: dark twisted humor but comedic gold if you're not easily offended by its immoral puns.
Hey you! Yes, YOU !!
Do you have a little 30 min. to spare ? Yes ? Nice.
Do you want to laugh ? Yes ? Excellent !
I have exactly what you need : Plastic Nee-san !
I'm pretty sure you're thinking ''wtf is that??'' ... No ? Eh ... ok.
Anyway, let's review this. I'm not gonna take too long for this one !
Story : 4
Story ? There's no story. The only thing you need to know is that our 3 main characters are members of a club about plastic models and ... stuff happens.
Thats pretty much it !
Art : 7
Nothing outstanding. For
a 2 min. / episodes serie i wasn't expecting much and it did the job really well ! I liked the plastic models on the girls head. c:
Sound : 7
The seiyuus has done a really good job in Plastic Nee-san. The opening and ending are nice and the music used is good enough !
Character : 9
Hooo god. In 12 episodes of 2 minutes, pretty much everyone are special and memorable ! It goes to the ''Beautiful person'' to the guy who enjoy to wear women's underwear. Of course, our main characters are also really special. Nee-san is vulgar and don't give a f-, Okappa is violent and Makimaki is pretty much that girl who has to endure these two girls.
Enjoyment : 9
It's a damn shame it's only for a total of 30 minutes. I would easily take a entire season of this, i really liked it ! Of course, it's a comedy so that type of comedy isn't for everyone but even so ... try it. The worst that could happen is that you wasted 30 minutes of your life.
Overall : 8
If i had to take the story for the final note it would have been a 7 but for this kind of show, let's just forget about the story, ok ?
Thanks for reading, and see you next time ... if i decide to review something else one day.
"Negative thinking will get your ass kicked!"
If you're looking for funny gag anime to watch, weird humor, with some ecchiness and the one that doesn't require thinking, go watch this.
Story - 6
There's really no story at all. It just delivers you a funny conversations and some of the ecchi parts. Well i warn you, there's pantyshot here and there, half-naked characters with their actions. Weird fetishes. Just.. what a hilarious events.
Art - 7
Being comedy anime, the art is quite fitting, it's not that a serious type but it's not too flashy too.
Sound - 8
Sound's ok, the seiyuus did their job nicely done. If you're not
easily get annoyed by chibi loli nee-san voice, then it's an ok, just continue watch it. At least I found myself laughing when the guy characters appeared and made the show.
Character - 7
I found the characters quite funny and memorable, nee-san and her nakamas have that kind of expression as their trademark.. Nee-san with her craziness, Okappa with her scary-looking-face, and MakiMaki with the troubled looking face. Oh yeah, the character is not all girls, it has some guys characters too with the weirdness included.
Enjoyment - 8
+tic Nee-san is likely great anime for comedy seekers. Especially for those who welcomed a weird humor.
Overall - 8
I enjoy watching a short anime with funny gags, it doesn't require to think with your brain, but it's indeed make you laugh if you're ok with it, it even lower your cortisol (stress hormone) if you managed to laugh and liking it.. haha :P (for me anime is for entertaining purpose anyway) Hardly to find stupidities too, i just get surprised many times. Well, just sit and enjoy the show.
Anger: a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong or bad; the feeling that makes someone want to hurt other people, to shout, etc. Everyone is subject to it, including anime characters. Although our favorite anime persons tend to have reactions that are amusingly extreme.