As part of their promotion campaign of "Go! Go! 575", Sega decided to create a mini-anime based on said title. With a fairly small budget, they managed to release 4 episodes, each lasting 3 minutes. It is quite understandable if you wouldn't want to call this an anime, but more of a series of commercials. The biggest downside is what it actually could've been, instead of what it is right now.
"Go! Go! 575" tells the story about 2 girls (later joined by a third) who want to sing songs based on haiku poems, and share them with the world. And that's it, really. After all,
there's not much you can tell in 12 minutes worth of screentime.
The main characters, Matcha and Azuki, are what you could refer to as "your typical high school characters". Matcha is the focused and composed type, whereas Azuki's the over-energetic childish type. Having characters like them together is like a yin-yang combination, meaning a nice balance while keeping the anime fresh. The third character, Yuzu, can be considered as even more average than the two, but there really isn't enough footage to define her.
The art, even for a short anime like this one, was good. It wasn't anything special, but it was nice to look at, and didn't feel lacking in the slightest. The music, namely the OP and song in the last episode, were good as well, along with the background music. It was everything you'd expect to hear in a regular anime, except of course that it wasn't in a regular anime.
To go back on the downside I stated earlier: This anime could've been something. The plot, simple as it is, could've been built on to produce a decent music (idol-like) anime. The characters were fun and quite enjoyable, and memorable if they had more screentime to work with. Heck, even the third character would've been far more fun to see, as she reminds me of Chizuru from Yuru Yuri in terms of personality. Even the artstyle and music were pretty great, even if the entire anime was only meant to promote the game.
If you have 12 minutes to spend, go and give it a shot, and see if you share the same view as me. As a SoL comedy fan, I would've loved a full-fledged version of this anime. But alas, it was not meant to be. If only this project had gotten more attention, this would've been a nice addition to the winter season. If only.
Story: Go! Go! 575 is about three young girls called Matcha Kobayashi, (Ayaka Ohashi) Azuki Masaoka, (Yuka Ootsubo) and Yuzu Yosano. (Minako Kotobuki) They have fun at a normal, every day setting, with a bath scene almost every episode. To be honest, the story ceases to exist, but I just tried my best to sum the whole series up in a few words.
Art: The art is unique. The animation's creative, and the eyes are vastly detailed and pretty. That's Go! Go! 575's art in just a few words because to be honest, I'm bad at explaining things.
OST - There isn't really much of an OST
in this anime, so I'll leave this blank.
Opening - The opening was quite a catchy song indeed. 30 seconds is less than enough.
Ending - This is one of the only anime where it doesn't have an ending song, so I'll also leave this blank.
Voice Acting - You don't want unnecessarily high voices where they sound like 10-year-olds on helium? Well, this is the anime for you. It had great voice acting. Each character sounded different towards each other and each voice matched their personality. The voice actors were perfect for this anime.
Character: Matcha is a calm woman who's just there to please Azuki. Azuki is a happy-go-lucky person who is afraid of kites. And Yuzu? She's a Yuri fangirl! She ships Mazuki! (Matcha X Azuki) She won't stop thinking of Mazuki and whenever Azuki/Matcha asks her what's going on, she just says "It's nothing".
Enjoyment: Although you can finish this anime in less than an hour, I still like it none the less. I think it's an anime that can be enjoyable for everyone.
Overall: I give this anime an 8/10, which means: That was super awesome!
For such a short anime with each episode lasting up to about 4 minutes, I won't consider it much of a series.
This anime provides you with a relaxing time for you to enjoy after all those intense days with the nice atmosphere and the characters they bring about. The art is something the eye would not be painful to watch, with the BGM and OP to be very enjoyable and memorable (which is unexpected in such a short anime). The characters themselves, those typical normal highschool girls provides you with enjoyment with their characters that make you calm for the day and maybe have
a laugh about it, espically Azuki since shes so 'wild' and open to new things and try new stuff, with her 2 good friends Matcha and Yuzu.
The story is nothing much, given its very short, I credit to the credtors for coming up with such a presentable and good short series for people to enjoy.
If you are looking for some anime to relax but do not want to spend so much time watching online or have little time left, might as well give this anime a go. :)