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!
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~
Re-Kan! is a supernatural comedy that can be funny, cute, or surprisingly touching...
...but the majority of it is so head-shakingly silly that I had a hard time enjoying all of it.
The concept isn't exactly original, and even this season there are shows that involve characters who can see ghosts (Kyoukai no Rinne, I'm looking at you), but Re-Kan! takes a much more lighthearted, easygoing, and realistic approach.
Well, as realistic as a show about ghosts can be.
Our story centers around routine interactions between Hibiki, our main character, and various spirits around town. Emphasis on "routine," because Hibiki greets and converses with these spirits in the same
way that she would talk with her human friends, much to the chagrin of some characters...
Along the way, we inevitably learn of the backgrounds of many of the ghosts, and this is where the "surprisingly touching" part comes in. Even in this show, death is a somber topic, and as a result, Re-Kan! often ends its episodes with bitersweet realizations by living and dead characters who can accept the death of a loved one and move on with their lives. It made sitting through the rest of the episode worth it, usually.
By this, I am referring to the silliness that the rest of the show is dominated by. The show tends to fall back on running gags, and this inevitably leads to most of the jokes being rather predictable. A good amount of the characters (Yamada, Yamada's brother, the Ero-Neko) exist solely for the purpose of silly, nonsensical, or often perverted humor. As a result, they function as the subject of rage from the more violent characters, or ones who are simply fed up with their antics. And why wouldn't they be? Their lines are repetitive and their presence in the show gets stale pretty early on.
While some of the female characters suffer from the same issue, we at least get to see a more enjoyable relationship develop amongst them. Their bonds form primarily through, you guessed it, Hbiki's ability to see ghosts. Their progression as friends is so slow it's almost unseeable, but it's just another aspect of the show's slow, easygoing nature. Maybe I'm just simple-minded, but seeing those kinds of interactions is cute and enjoyable for me.
Particularly, the interactions between Hibiki and Inoue, our token tsundere, are pretty darn cute. Their biggest obstacle is that Inoue couldn't be a worse friend for Hibiki - she's terrified of ghosts! Despite her fear, she somehow gets dragged into all of Hibiki's ghost antics, and comes to accept Hibiki as she is... for the most part. Also, it's pretty obvious early on that Hibiki has a crush on Inoue, so for all you yuri fans out there (myself included), it's an added bonus.
Unfortunately, due to the show's short run time and episodic nature, the usual "characters-don't-get-enough-development-or-screentime" problem is prevalent here. As only one example, Inoue's relationship with Hibiki is cute, but she shows no hints of breaking out of her tsundere nature by the end of the show, which is rather disappointing considering how much she's changed her attitude towards her friends. Also, I would have expected her to at least try to act less terrified in the presence of ghosts, but I hardly got any of that. The rest of the human female cast got one episode of development, if they were lucky. I'm not sure if a 24-episode series would have dragged this show out or not, but again, 13 episodes certainly isn't enough for everyone.
Instead, what I got were situations where all I could think of was "Are they really going to spend ten minutes on this subject?" I don't think I needed Yamada's older brother to talk about how much he loves girls in swimsuits for ten minutes, or a spirit that jumps off of a cliff everyday for a silly reason, or a zombie-loving girl running all over town because she had a possessed zombie doll. I know it's supposed to be a comedy, but these are more cases where the comedy either fell flat for me or was so silly, all I could do was sigh.
The openings and endings are cute... however, there was an obvious drop in animation quality between the opening and the rest of the show. It's like 70% of the budget went into animating the opening, and the rest went into the actual content. Character and background designs, while cute and colorful, were average at best and disappointing in the context of the opening.
Openings and endings aside, the soundtrack is quite relaxing. I was particularly fond of the acoustic-centric inserts, and it emphasized the "slice-of-life" feel that I am so attracted to.
Re-Kan! has its moments, but the moments are too far in between the stale jokes and the eyebrow-raising scenarios. It's entertaining enough, and it's not the worst option if a break from the standard shounen/ecchi/harem fare is wanted. It's just not the best option, either.