A slice of life of high school girls in the early summer. Shiozaki Haruno is a 17-year-old girl who loves her motor cycle, HONDA's Giorno. She lives in remote highlands and longs for a vivid life in a city.
Encounters with people staying at Haruno's parents' boardinghouse encourage her to step forward to her dream.
One Off was subbed yesterday and I already watched it 3 times. You may think that this anime must be pure awesome because I watched it 3 times in a day, but not exactly that. I just enjoyed it a lot.
That said, One Off is still pretty amazing anime for such a short series. The story is about these 5 girls, which names I don't know doing slice of life stuff, and they like motorbikes. The blue-haired girl is funny as hell. She has cutelittlefangs and she is master of the trope, google it if you don't know. Surpasses Tsuru-chan from Suzumiya Haruhi series, meaning blue-haired is hyperactive and propably has adhd, but I like her because she is funny and cute, and has blue hairs.
Girl with big tits is pretty much like blue-haired girl. She is damn funny, but has big tits instead of adhd. She would be pretty memorable character even if she had only small tits. I mean she is like Kaeda from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Kaeda always says part of her dialog in English which is also well-placed and makes it pretty hilarious. Big titted girl does the same as Kaeda and they have same voice actor so no wonder, and she can pronounce English well, so no awkward engrish here. Kaeda also has nice tits, btw, if you were wondering.
Rest of the characters aren't really all that memorable nor notable, I would still hug them all though. Someone but effort on their design as well. I mean e.g. one of them wears glasses so it's easy tell them apart and all. Pretty sure most of them are at least bi-curious so shoujo ai fans should enjoy them as well. They are also friends till the end of world and even further so it's pretty interesting to follow them doing their stuff and to see what kinda persons they are.
One Off also surpasses Code Geass in terms of advertising. Pretty sure everyone knows about Pizza Hut and C.C's pizza obsession and stuff like that. As I mentioned before, these girls like motorbikes. We have CBR and Monkey here and maybe some others I didn't notice. So you guessed it propably, this is worshipping Honda like no other anime. We even have guy who wears a cap with Honda text on it and things like that. Brilliant, really.
There is also story in this anime but I don't really know what it is about. One of these character want to go see the world or something and she is shy and likes big titted girl's CBR, and they ride together near the end. One other of the character have some special spot where she likes to be alone, but big titted girl comes there with her CBR and finds her special spot. The character get little development just like that I guess.
One Off is nowhere near the best anime ever made, but it doesn't try be like that either. It's pure slice of life comedy which you may or may not enjoy. I watched this somewhere around 3-4am and laughed around half of the 30 minutes long double-episode. For me this was really fun and entertaining watch and made me happy. I found pretty much everything in this to be hilarious. I don't know will you find this enjoyable but I advice to give it a try. read more
I realize that this anime is sponsored by Honda Motors. However, I could have really done without the bashing of bicycles and their riders as being childish and immature; yet that's how this Anime opened. It was really hard for me to get through the rest of the story after the opening scene as it left me in such a dreadful state.
Much later, I made myself watch through the rest of the anime. I discovered that it was merely an advert for Honda's motorcycles and scooters.
To compare this anime to "art" you'll see that this only comes off as an ad.
As an advertisement, this anime is merely watchable yet not quite entertaining or engaging.
The characters are as shallow as their dilemmas. The "moral of the story" is as weak as it is obvious.
I can't blame Honda for this; the entire motor industry is having a hard time right now. Car ownership rates decreasing. Today's kids are not as interested in getting their driver's licence as the kids of 10 or 20 years ago were. Sales of automobiles are on the decrease in Europe, North America and in Japan. Today's young people would like to live close to their work, would rather play on their smart phones while someone else drives (ie take public transit) than to be trapped driving in an hour, or longer, commute while strapped down in chair and listening to inane traffic reports on the radio. So this ad (anime) tries to sell the "excitement of adventure" for Honda's motorized two products, while bashing pedal bicycles in an attempt to make their own product look more appealing than a bicycle as the vehicle of choice for doing the exact same thing.
And you can feel the desperation of the industry in having to make this tripe. And you'd have to be equally desperate to watch it.
If you have too much time to kill, if you hate bicycles, or if you really love motorcycles and scooters; if you want to see what a desperate industry does to try to save itself from forces beyond its control, or if you're plainly in need of something to watch and this happens to be within reach then you may enjoy this. However, if you don't need more propaganda in your life then you are better off avoiding this. read more
"One Off" is a very simple story. It's all about overcoming the obstacle of negative thinking, things that you may think are impossible can actually be more easily attainable when you are working towards that goal and thinking positively. If anything, you will feel better.
Nothing good comes from negative thinking except for just that, more negative thinking.
This is your basic slice of life story with mopeds, motorcycles, the eagerness to travel, and Honda (yes, the vehicle company) as the main subjects. With one of the best directors when it comes to slice of life works, Junichi Sato.
It's not original, but does anyone really expect that when it comes to slice of life stories? I like it, it's executed well, has a great atmosphere, and is fun to watch if you like slice of life stories.
The art is excellent, very much up to standards here.
The music is very well done, the opening by RoundTable is always a nice touch in an anime, and the ending and insert songs are pretty catchy as well.
The seiyuu act their characters with great enthusiasm.
There's not much character here, but the little that there is, serves well enough for the story and execution.
For a slice of life series, there's actually a small bit of ecchi in this show, and that is the role of Cynthia (You'll see when you watch it).
I enjoyed this short series more than I expected.
One Off serves as a feel good slice of life story that is as short as a motorcycle or moped ride to a convenience store.
It's very well done, and if there was more, I would watch it.read more
Watched because i have interest in motorcycles but despite the official Honda guidance and all the motorcycle imagery there's very little detail or actual discussion about the bikes other than just a few casual rides and the art, so it probably gives a mixed message to the crowd of people that wanted to see this. It's mostly a slice of life. Feels like K-On with scooters.
Watch if you're bored and need an hour to kill but don't want to get into a longer anime because you may have to do stuff later and don't want to leave off the story.