The topics of death and a possible afterlife (or rather, the fear of them) can be quite distressing to think about, and philosophers and scientists alike have banged their heads on countless brick walls trying to figure out what exactly life is about, and why there has to be an end to it. However, death may not be so dreadful, and there may be a playful side to what happens after it, well, at least in Re-Kan.
The plot revolves around Amami Hibiki, a transfer student who mysteriously has the ability to see and interact with ghosts. Now, as per traditional Japanese beliefs, these ghosts are figures known as Yurei, spirits living in a peaceful afterlife which are known to protect and bring good luck to the living family members. Being totally friendly and even playful at times, the ghosts cause a lot of lighthearted commotion to the lives of Amami and her friends. In fact, they run into these ghosts quite often, be it at a ceremonial tombstone on the way to school or at the beach on a hot summer day.
The characters are all quite lovable, and there really isn't an antagonist by definition in the anime as one of the ongoing themes is simply learning to get along with "others". All the person to person and person to ghost conflicts are quite short lived. However, I must mention that the personalities we see have a limited amount of depth, and as of right now, we rarely, if at all, see introductions of new, radical characters that drive the plot forwards.
Additionally, as creative as Re-Kan is, there are shortcomings with the story. As of right now, the plot doesn't have a lot of depth, and other than the fact that the ghosts will deliberately spook people out (especially Amami's friend Inoue), there's a lack of conflict. Dramatic scenes and cliffhangers? No, we likely won't see those. I believe that the first episode will give you a good sense of the mood of the series and what the sequential episodes will be like.
As for the visual aspects of Re-Kan, the art, first of all, is very poor and inconsistent, and isn't considered by any means stellar by today's standards. That being said, the art does contribute to the light mood of the story, so essentially we can't say that art is that bad.
The other thing to mention in terms of Visuals are the OPs and EDs. They're not a treat to the eyes, but we do have to give every♥ing! credit for good theme song performances, as "Colourful Story" (OP) and "Kesalan Patharan" (ED) are two of their first singles. As for the rest of the audio, the BGM is alright, but one thing that you will notice upon watching is that except for Amami (since she just transferred to the school), all the characters speak with a strong Kansai dialect, which may not be what you are used to hearing. Most Japanese don't speak with a Kansai-ben.
To sum up, tuning into Re-kan this season for a breather is a good idea, especially if you've just watched something with a deeper plot, such as Plastic Memories.
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It's a comedy, slice of life, a few feel scenes anime.
To be honest, i enjoyed watching this. The story is Random. There aren't any plot, though it only has a few which is from ep 11 and 12. The rest are just helping with the ghosts dealing their problems but overall it is still watchable. Fanservice? Hmm, maybe ero-neko can help with that. I give it as a fair result (6)
Animations are fluid - no lag or weird animations and it's not too saturated or too cartoonish, character designs are decent - not too weird or too ugly.
The OP and ED are appealing, OSTs are not bad too. Applicable to your ears. The seiyuus are also decent and there are some which came from well known animes. Good (7)
Character, hmm the most i like would be Amami and Inoue, Amami with her sixth sense and communicate with ghosts and maybe a bit air-head too. Inoue well, her tsundere version and also her seiyuu is the same from Locodol (Nanyako-chan). Good (7)
Frankly, i enjoyed watching this series on the weekends as it always broadcast on saturday afternoons which was typically the best afternoon i had, with this came to an end, well i dont know how to spent my saturday afternoons. Very good (8)
Welcome to my review of Re-Kan! It has been a while since my previous review, so I'll try to keep it as brief yet informative as possible.
(Story - 5/10)
The story itself focuses on a very standardized set of plot where the listed main characters are usually all you'll ever see in the Anime. Screen-time wise, it is passable as each main character does get their own set of scenes. But, back to the main point. The feel that I get from watching this Anime is that the story can be both lighthearted yet heart-warming at times. One of the main characters, Amami Hibiki, is the protagonist where she connects to the ghosts through her ghost-sense, or Re-Kan, as the Anime title is named, and as a result they like her a lot too. The other main characters are there to add color to their everyday lives.
(Art - 6/10)
The art style of this Anime is very fitting as well. The choice of colors and the way the characters are designed are pretty well done. The one flaw I noticed would be the eyes of the main characters where they seemingly appear in front of the character's hair. Other than that, it's all good.
(Sound - 7/10)
The sounds, especially the OSTs, are one of the plus points of this Anime. Even the music used during various scenes sound pretty fitting as well. Just listen to them!
(Character - 6/10)
The character development on the main characters' side honestly does not have much development; while I do think that it is nice that Amami is able to treat the ghosts as though they are humans and has conversations with them as such, it is also true that it gets kind of mundane when you see her walking through the same neighborhood and carrying out pretty much the same actions everyday, like greeting the ghosts and going to school. It is the same with the other main characters, where they themselves go to school and talk about their everyday lives and bullying the crap out of Yamada.
(Enjoyment - 7/10)
I would say that the Anime is pretty enjoyable. While watching through the series one by one, there were times where I would get bored while watching halfway through, then get up and feel touched during certain scenes where the ghosts' problems get solved.
(Overall - 7/10)
On overall, I'm giving this Anime a 7 out of 10 score for the amount of enjoyment that I got from it. This Anime is a good watch if you're someone who enjoys light-hearted humor. While it is centered around ghosts, it is not too much too the point of a horror Anime where scares pop up out of nowhere. Give it a go!read more
So much cuteness in one series....
I just can't take it!!!
The plot is simple. Amami Hibiki has the power to see ghosts; hence she is called the Re-kan shoujo; sixth sense girl.
The series follows her everyday life with the ghosts around her with her friends she makes who are unusually calm with the whole seeing ghost power, except for one of her friends Inoue Narumi.
I guess if there was anything that annoyed me was how nice the characters were towards Hibiki's powers...
I mean you would think she would be an outcast but it was the exact opposite. It's either they are super duper nice or super duper ultra duper nice!
I just don't like it when there are a few unrealistic parts in anime series; I understand the reason why the personalities are set like that but come on!
But none the less the series was interesting as it has it's hilarious moments and sad moments.
I mean we are dealing with ghosts so you can guess that the series will have it's sad moments.
It's not only the ghosts but the characters have their sad moments too!
In conclusion, since the series is dealing with ghosts it's to be expected to have one or two sad moments.
Apart from the story and characters the art is really cute!
Ghosts are suppose to look scary but the ghosts in this anime are just too cute to be scary; you could even say that it's scary how cute they can look!
None the less I enjoyed the series with its cuteness and comedy.
I'm full of cuteness and comedy~read more