Kou comes to a slum neighborhood in search of his elder brother Takumi and finds him to have become the head of a private detective firm. Kou is drafted by Takumi to do errands and chores in the detective firm, and they come to meet various interesting people...
"If you like the pool so much, then why don't I pour chlorine up your ass, you ass!" -Takumi
"My exit turned into an entrance!!!" -Ozu
So what even is Strange+?
Well, I'm glad you asked.
'Cause I haven't the slightest clue myself.
Seriously, Strange+ is, well, what it sounds like. Strange on a whole 'nother level. Supposedly it's supposed to be about detective work or something (well, according to MAL's description). Lemme say this, however - if Strange+ is about detective work, then my cat may as well be a walrus (...that was a dumb analogy. Whatever, you get the point.)
Story: 1/10 (Would be a zero, but I can't
do that so meh.)
The thing I love about this series is that it's so stupidly incoherent to the point that the total lack of a story is completely irrelevant. This miniseries doesn't NEED a story. Then again, do miniseries ever actually need one? You can't exactly fit much into 3-minute episodes. That's why I have to give credit to this series for managing to make me laugh my ass off almost constantly (which, as my friends would know, isn't easy!). The level of stupidity of the plot - which is virtually nonexistant in the first place - just adds to the hilarity of it all.
Not much to say here. Pretty normal animation. I must say some of the facial expressions are pretty damn funny. And let's not forget Takuma farting into a vending machine...
Again, nothing special. Voices are pretty good, soundtrack is fine, blah blah.
Episode-to-episode, our "fearless detectives" have to do odd jobs and meet the weirdest of people. And let's put a huge - and I mean HUGE - emphasis on WEIRD. Let's see here - we've got Takuma the "beauty boy", who looks like a girl, crossdresses...aaaand decides to strip at regular intervals. If that's not a recipe for disaster I don't know what is. Miwa seemingly cosplays as something different each episode, as far as I can tell. You've got the hardass Masamune, and then the totally clueless protagonist Kou. This character lineup - along with the equally peculiar background roles (RUSTY NAIL!) - just adds to the fun, as most of the characters seemingly don't have a speck of intelligence (or common sense to boot). The characters leave something to be desired, but then again, I guess their overall idiot-ness (that's a word now) really makes the series what it is. Besides, how much characterization can you really fit into 3 minutes?
STUPDILY HILARIOUS. The only phrase I think describes Strange+, in all honestly. There's no coherent plot and no coherent characters - and that's exactly why I enjoyed it so much. Honestly, I couldn't stop laughing for the most part.
You want something serious and actiony? Don't watch Strange+.
You want a good laugh? Watch Strange+.
Simple as that! :)
If you're someone who likes to blitz through anime series, is looking for somethingg different, light and funny to watch, you should definately give this a try.
I personally found this anime pretty good. Although it is different, eccentric and indeed strange...it actually works. The anime is basically about a group of four friends who work in a detective agency and undergo weird situations/cases. The characters are all very likeable. Each episode is sort of like a short comedic skit, however there are links between each episide so there is some order in the randomness.
The only thing I'd warn you about is that the description
makes it sound a bit more serious than it actually is (beacause it really isn't), and the front cover gives off a different air to the series. So you shouldn't really base whether u'll like the anime from those two things because you'll probably get the wrong impression.
I gave this anime a '10' because of how eccentric and funny it is. It's nothing like the other animes which i've rated a '10' but thats because this truly is in a league of its own and cannot be compared to anything else i've watched but also cause it was pretty good.
Well, as this anime is out of the ordinary, my review will also be unordinarilly short.
"If you like the pool so much, then why don't I pour chlorine up your ass, you ass!" - Takumi
When it comes to seriousness, you can forget because the producers of this anime know no such word. Just as the anime's title suggests, I had never watched such a random show. But, in this case, that's completely irrelevant because it isn't meant to be anything more than that: just utter randomness that makes you laugh almost constantly.
As this anime focus on pure and fast comedy (and being the episodes 3
minutes long) there is no room for a story what-so-ever. The same goes for character development; the only thing that stands out in each character is their unique way of speaking, their jokes and their comments.
The art is good and colorful, but nothing extraordinary. It is totally enough for this kind of anime.
As for the soundtrack, it is nothing special and, just like the art, it is suitable to the show.
Since this anime focuses only on comedy, enjoyment is pretty much guaranteed, but don't get your expectations too high 'cause you might end up disappointed. Yes, Strange+ is hillarious, however it depends on the person's mood. If you're ready to watch something so incoherent and senseless, then you will like it.
Well, I think this is a simple and yet different anime that will bring you lots of senseless situations along with tons of laughs. I guess this is the kind of anime to be watched just for fun, without thinking too much about what's happening, because the main plot is that there is no plot, and the main and only point is to laugh to tears.
As it is really short, time issues shouldn't be a problem, so just watch one episode every once in a while just to chill out and crack up :D
Impulsive... Ridiculous... Crazy... Funny... and truly STRANGE.
Strange+ only has 12 episodes. So, don't expect much of a plot or character development.
What you should expect and be ready for is 12 episodes of crazy fun!!
1. Each and every character has their quirks. They're all unique and hilarious.
2. Every episode brings you a new story. They don't necessarily link together, but it really doesn't matter. It feels like you're going on a new adventure every episode.
If you prefer an actual, lengthy plot with build up and a definite climax, then this might not be for you.
3. Throughout all 12 episodes, I legit found myself laughing out loud
Which is why I gave enjoyment a 10/10.
4. There are some sexual jokes, so if you know you'll be uncomfortable with sexual references, then you have been warned :)
Strange+ is actually such a weird anime. I wouldn't recommend watching it with family, friends or in public. Personally, I watched it alone in the corner of my room hahaha
Because there are some sexual jokes and content in the anime, I just couldn't bring myself to watch it in public;;
BUT PLEASE. GIVE IT A GO :) As a comedic anime, it is pure genius. I'm so glad I stumbled across this!