A team of girls with zero experience in manga editing are off and running toward their dream of creating the biggest manga magazine in Japan! They seem to do nothing but run into problems and failures... But still they're working hard every day!
This title is click bait, just so you don´t get confused when you see no shemales or trans or whatever in this anime XD XD
This is your really average moe girl anime, which I am not normally that much into, but because this is an short anime filled with okay good humor, then it was quite enjoyable for me even though it was still predictable because the main 4 characters are archetypes, you have your genki (Hana), your cute foody girl(Tsugumi), your nadeshiko(Ringo) and your meganekko(Aki) (if I have classified them correctly) XD and then some other few really archetypes supporting characters with no depth,
the only really interesting character being Aki Torii
All the rainbow faeces of the Unicorn - the good things
- It is short, fitting portions of moe.
- It had in fact a good plot, not special nor deep, but I liked that it didn´t feel that episodic.
- I do in fact like the series for not being deep or anything like it because this was my comedy relief and I watched it when I didn´t want to challenge my mind
- Aki <3!
All the hurtful.... cringe! - The cons
- No depth what so ever.
- Really classic archetypes, so it becomes very predictable (but not that I mind for such a series)
So yeah go into this anime with small expectations and enjoy it for its short episodic moeness :3
I've never been a huge fan of the Slice-Of-Life genera. They're just so simple and not all that entertaining, but don't get me wrong, there wasn't anything significantly wrong with "Mangirl," the characters were cute atleast, although, The show itself was a little fast paced and rushed, but even so it was still understandable and easy to follow. For a show that is only 13 episodes long with only 3 minutes in each episode,"Mangagirls," (which is what this anime really should be called to avoid confusion as to what it's about,) it wasn't bad.
"Mangirls" barely has a story, or even a plot for that
matter, and like I mentioned earlier, it doesn't help that the entire show is just squeezed into a few short episodes. Everything is just so straight forward and simple. It's nothing but "Sunshine and Rainbows," throughout the entire show. Yes, they do achieve something, but in the meantime there's no conflict at all and nothing ever goes wrong, besides a few very minor mistakes that they make. I guess the show can be seen as idealistic in a way, being about a bunch of girls who follow their dreams, which is good and all, but doesn't really make the best story.
I found that the cute animation style was atleast fitting for this anime. The animation wasn't amazing, and the style looked a little cartoony, which I'm not a huge fan of myself, but it was still cute, especially the character designs. The characters have a pretty simple look, simple figure, and simple hair, but I think there's something about their eyes and face that make them really adorable looking.
I found that the sound in this anime fit very well with the animation style, and I especially liked the intro song. "Opening a cute anime with a cute song is always wonderful." As for the voice acting; it was also no doubt-ably cute. Most of the voices were adorable and fit very well with their characters. I'm not a huge fan of the background music in this anime, but at-least it was somewhat fitting.
I find that the characters in this anime are neither great or terrible. We don't get to know much about them, but still, I can't not like them. The characters really aren't boring. They're quite cute actually, and they do have some good personalities. It was actually kinda fun watching them interact with one-another.
I'm sorry, but I found "Mangirl" a little boring. I don't know about you, but I don't find a bunch of girls talking about "storyboards" and "font sizes" that interesting. It's like watching paint dry..okay maybe not that boring, atleast it had a little bit of funny comedy, but even that was lacking. I liked how this anime was so cheerful and all, but it's a little "too" cheerful. An anime without a conflict is like watching the story of my life, haha, now that I think about it, that would be kinda boring.
I do not recommend this anime unless you have nothing better to watch. It's not like it's horrible or anything, but there are way better anime out there.
Decent at best not worth the watch. While no doubt the characters are cute and the background looks nice there is no covering the poor plot. Manga creation is a steady hard working job like most jobs. Requires skill, effort and a lot of money. They expect the viewers to be okay with the idea of not only an entire cast of amateurs trying their luck in the field but amounting to success? Sure, weird stuff has happened that can't be explained. Like what is up with area 51? Or the constant discovery of new creatures. But to say a gang of
school girls will have what it takes to run a proper manga is too much.
Looking past the poor plot and into each episode's content we see no improvement. While there an occasional comical retort or scene it isn't enough to stop me from fixating on how fast the cycle of progression is. A good manga allows the reader or viewer to relax and sink into what is happening. It is not meant as an old fashion Garfield strip. The point being those strips were meant for seconds of time. Art was nice for those but the fun lied within the words. Once the word bubbles were read that was mainly it for strips. But with manga it is more complex. While they both share text and pictures they provide more impact. Pictures are more detailed. Words are not told in simple joke form but in story form. With that education provided imagine one's feelings to when after a set time of a little past three minutes the episode cuts off. Disappointment comes to mind.
I'm skipping an introduction and just getting into the main points. First, the story. It's kind of a cute story about cute girls making a manga magazine. The story is actually bad, even though it's cutesy. The comedy is kind of funny, girls are cute, and it's not the worst short anime out there, but the plot is still very rushed even for a short, nothing feels complete since all the episode endings came out of nowhere, and it's actually pretty boring. It seems like the story wasn't even made for a short series and it results in something
that's really rushed and draws conclusions out of thin air. 4/10 for the story.
The art on the other hand, is not as bad. It's cutesy, a little colorful, and it's kind of eye catching. Unfortunately, it's also not something special and the background and character designs are not really appealing and or all that memorable. It's still cutesy and colorful, but being cute doesn't completely save it. 5/10.
Honestly, there isn't much music to speak of, but the music present is just bad and it feels lazily placed into the show instead of using music to do what it should, enhance the moment. The opening theme song also gets annoying to listen to after the first few times of hearing it. 4/10 since it's not as bad as the music in certain other shows.
There isn't much to speak of in the character department either. I just finished watching this a few minutes ago and I forget all the names besides Aki and Shinobu. All the characters basically just follow the archetypes they are based around and they aren't even that fun to watch. The cast just really isn't memorable and they all seemed kind of forced into the show rather than actually being needed. 4/10.
Needless to say, my enjoyment is also kind of low. I enjoyed the somewhat cute characters and backgrounds a little, but the show as a whole is really unimpressive and didn't have any characteristics to bring up my enjoyment. Even Sky Wizards Academy has Kanata to bring up my enjoyment, even though it was already a show you can enjoy for being ridiculous stupid. Mangiri just doesn't have aspects like these though, so my enjoyment earns a 4/10. My overalls core is 4.2.
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