The psychologist Ryou and his cheerful nurse Asuna explain many aspects of mental illness to the reader. They cover topics such as the validity, prevalence, and origins of mental disorders, in addition to addressing specific disorders. The information is imparted in a cheerful and comic manner, with various jokes, puns, and pop culture references.
I didn't know what to expect when I came across this anime.
The episodes are very short, 5 minutes each.
Why? There is not much of a story. But the purpose of this anime is to educate people on mental disorders. As a psychology student I am happy to see they actually use the good information (ok, still the DSM IV instead of DSM V... Detail). And they actually manage to keep this heavy material light and easy to understand.
Very simple, 2 characters, 1 room. Sometimes a different background.
The serious phychologist with a lolita complex and a nurse that doesn't know about the disorders. Not much character in them, didn't expect it to be so.
Like said before, they manage to make the topic fun. The interaction between the characters is actually pretty funnyread more
Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika is your short comedy series that is somewhat unique to the other ONAs out there. It teaches information about mental disorders and such but it isn't the main point of the anime, I think. It provides facts which can easily be understood which is a good thing for common watchers like me, and mixes comedy along with it.
There's no story at all, but the dialogues are very entertaining and then funny jokes here and there. They were wise enough to put jokes while providing good information, usually sex jokes, but the comedy is good enough to keep me entertained.
Art and Sound is nothing special, character designs were simple and cute and backgrounds were plainly decent. It has that somewhat cheerful atmosphere which blends to the light-hearted comedy mood of the show that makes you feel at ease. The intro music and the ED were catchy, voice acting is also well done.
Characters were entertaining and written well. Their personalities are very weird but it makes the whole show shine bright. Interactions between Ryou and Asuna are very funny, however they lack the depth and develepments but it isn't needed because they're already enough. More characters are introduced throughout the progress of the show and that means more characters, more fun. Also, Asuna is one of the most adorable waifu material out there.
As a source of entertainment this short series does not fail, but the jokes are a hit or miss, it's either you will get the pun or not if you have at least basic knowledge in medical terms, specifically mental illness. But it's worth watching anyway.
This anime was consistently hilarious.I wish it could have continued more as each episode is just 5 minutes long.Each episode tackles a different mental affliction, for example, voyeurism, depression, panic disorder and many others(after all, there are 20 episodes!).
It is one of the best 5 min anime's i have seen, along with Teekyu, Plastic Nee-san and Aiura.It is neither as crazy as Teekyu and Plastic Nee-san nor as normal as Aiura.All the characters are crazy, except perhaps the doctor himself, for whom you cant help but feel some pity for having to cope with the kind of people he has around him.
As for this anime being 'informative', you wont learn as much as other reviews say you will, but it still has quite a few things you might not have known before.
The comedy is the main strength of this show, as it puts to shame even many 24 min comedy anime's.You can watch the 1st episode and immediately decide whether this show is for you or not, as almost all the episodes follow more or less the same basic structure. read more
I think this is a nice anime depending on what you look for in a comedy. It's jokes are either centered around preverseness, puns or otaku knowledge. Usually a combination.
It starts out with the psychologist with a lolita complex Ryou and his assistant Asuna who is highly perverted with no shame of it. They have an interesting relationship because Ryou is ashamed/astonished/disapproving of the perverted jokes. Then two of her sisters step in who are equally perverted but it different ways. One falsely innocent­, the other into yaoi & s&m proudly. There are also side characters such as a grandad with dementia who really wants a harem. All the characters are rather interesting because of their quirks but no real character development.
It is informative but easier digested with all the comedy and analogies. It's only five minutes long each.
I liked the simplistic humour and science information. You might too.read more