Sunao Konoe starts her first day at a new school and is surprised to find that there is no drama club. So, she decides to make one of her own. But between a childhood friend showing up, the crazy student body, and the arrogant student council president blocking her at every turn, it seems that actually creating the club is going to be more difficult than she thought.
In this review I might be quite often using the term “tsundere”, which simply stands for a personality which is initially aggressive and then loving. For more information see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundere.
Xinil, please don’t kill me for posting a hyperlink…
I don’t really like commenting on animation, since my artistic skills/thinking are very close to non existent. In my opinion the animation was good. It was nothing special. The backgrounds were simple, but the character designs were nice, and stayed consistent throughout the whole show. There also weren’t any drops in the quality of the animation. During the show there were bits where the characters were shown in
different costumes, and sometimes barely with any costumes on. However this is excusable, since this anime was based on a hentai game, therefore it is aimed at a male audience. Though I wouldn’t say that girls should stay away from this. To tell you the truth there was barely, if any, fan service or ecchi in the series at all, but as mentioned before those scenes did sort of even out this fact. If I could give this a more precise rating, then it would be 7.5.
The sound was all right. The opening tune was the more notable one. It’s quite a catchy tune, at least the first thirty seconds of it. The ending song is pretty good as well, however it is on the soft side which I didn’t really like since the whole theme of the anime is quite cheerful just like the OP. On the other hand this does have a “relaxing” effect to it. Background music was fine, but nothing special. The voice acting seemed to be done relatively well.
The story isn’t the strong point of this anime. It starts off with the lead female character Sunao Konoe who wants to start a drama club in her new school. However she is stopped by Erika Kiriya, the student council president. She sets up all sorts of challenges for Sunao, which makes the story start off in a cheerful and funny way. Then it starts developing some of the supporting characters, which I think was a waste of time since they didn’t really play any major part in the plot. And then the last few episodes suddenly jump to romance between Sunao and her childhood friend Leo. The romance isn’t bad, however the fact that the story jumps in this way just wastes time. Half of it is basically wasted on useless character development. They should have just stuck with the core plot and carried on with that, after all, 12 episodes is too little for developing many characters.
You love tsundere? Then you will love this show! All female characters, except for two or three, are tsundere. Originally this was supposed to be the strong selling point of the game, where this was quite notable. However I’m unsure whether it will have the same effect for the anime as well. The female characters aren’t bad, but their tsundere personalities aren’t done too well. It does come out quite strongly, like heavy quarrelling between certain characters, like the Coconut and Crab. As for character development, there are only a few characters that get developed fairly well and others don’t get any development at all. There are some male characters as well, including the main male lead Leo. Again, he is your average male character. He’s the only male character who gets fully involved in the story, the rest is there just for comedy and to fuel the story at times. Nothing special, apart from a curious fact that he is tsundere as well. How shocking. The other male characters are his friends, one of them who is a sensible guy and another who is a pervert. Then you have a scary principal with scars on his chest and a sexy teacher with a parrot that can speak Japanese fluently (and play the drums). Quite a “typical” cast, nothing surprising on this side.
I had quite a lot of fun watching this. It was quite a welcoming change to see so many tsundere characters in one series. The main objective of this anime was comedy (with some light drama here and there) and the never ending quarrelling between the characters. And I think that it was accomplished well. I can definitely see myself watching this again someday…
A romantic comedy that tries to be original with it's "Drama" theme but it is pretty much the same as any other. On the other hand if you're a fan of Rom/Coms you might still enjoy this anime. ^_^
Here we have another high school romantic comedy anime to add to your collection. However unlike the truly great ones like: "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", "Midori no Hibi", "Ah! My Goddess" and "Full Metal Panic" the plot of this anime is so ordinary it's boring. Watching a girl struggle to get a drama club established in her school is something that really could happen, which doesn't give
this anime an edge like other ones. This is one of the major downfalls in this romantic comedy. However this does give the opportunity to pump out a series of random events, with the standard clichés found in most comedies. This is pretty much how the entire series flows, with the romantic element barely playing any part in the series until it reaches the halfway point. From here the series picks up a bit, as the romance starts to take the lead in the story and there is even one major development that even I couldn't predict. Nonetheless it was ruined by the ending, which didn't even make any sense and it probably was the director's idea to end with both of her goals completed, but the result was a bit of a mess.
The other is the animation which can be described as effortless, meaning no real effort was put into making this series look good. I can say that it looks decent for a romantic comedy nevertheless this anime was released quite recently so the standards have changed.
The music is nothing special and nothing good or bad can be sad about the background music, on the other hand it does have a pretty catchy Opening and Ending Theme song.
Overall this turned out to be an alright show to watch to pass the time and it is not at all disappointing to see it end after just 12 episodes. For a comedy the jokes weren't funny half the time, especially throughout most of the series the jokes were "daikon" related. The romance was what helped the show, no matter how predictable it was and it sort of helped put an end to the terrible jokes. Nothing can be said about the characters because they are also the typical mix clichés, with no real depth to them. So all in all this anime tries to be like an average rom/com but even fails at that, but some fans of rom/com may still enjoy this.
Before I say anything, let me just make it clear that the summary above is incorrect. The show is about Sunao, and her desire to have a Drama club in her new school. She has to make her way through the student counsel, and their leader Eri, or Hime. Hime is a total ass, and makes Sunao do all these round about things. It just goes through Sunao's fight for her stage, for her want to act, for her love of Leo and for her friendship with the various members of the student counsel.
The music in this show was such that you hardly notice it,
making it perfect background music.
The story was a good, if overused, concept, and they stuck with it and played it out well.
The art... I don't know, I liked it, but then again I'm not really a connoisseur of these things.
The characters are also rather basic, there isn't much as far as development goes, but they're cute.
All in all I liked this anime a lot, it's not the best I've ever seen, but not the worst either.
All in all, if you like shows like this, you'll like it. It's a bit basic, but cute and fun. If you're looking for something fun, short and sweet, this is it.
Tsuyokiss, the anime I watched after Tonagura. I can easily compare the two since they both have highschool life and childhood love themes. It's surprisingly good. Good enough to be better than Tonagura that is. It's not a must watch, but it has great potential. I feel like it should have a remake of about 30+ episodes to become magnificent. Check it out to know why.
It's a comedy show with childhood romance, some respectable action, and drama. It also has a lot of fanservice.
The story is good and when I think hard about it, it's like a fusion of Tonagura and Clannad. It's about a
girl creating a drama club, dealing with the student council, making lots of friends, and fulfilling an unrequited childhood love. The show had a problem presenting the story because it was too short and lacked detail but anyways, the story was still okay and had great potential.
Considering that this is an anime released in 2006, the same as Suzumiya Haruhi and Ouran Host Club, the quality is bad. Nevertheless, the characters are drawn nicely and proportionally. All the characters, specially the girls, look good, unlike Tonagura with the disappointing hairstyles and the way off proportionality of Hatsune-neesan. The art has a good base, it just didn't develop well and came out with an older quality of animation.
The sounds are the biggest let down. No problems with the voices, and sound effects. The voices are good by the way, but the rest were so-so and the OP and ED songs were not good, specially the OP song, it's most unwonderful.
*TIP:* -there is always a continuation footage after the ED song-
*NOTE:* -the extra footage idea is brilliant, just like Luckystar's-
The characters are great, but a few are a bit disappointing. This show has a good variation of interesting personalities. The problem is that the show failed to properly present some of the supporting and extra characters and just gave random appearances. This is most likely because the show was compressed into 12 episodes.
Tsuyokiss is enjoyable, specially for the boys because of the good looking girls. It really has good potential and will surely become great and most enjoyable with a good remake.