Agetarou works at his family's tonkatsu restaurant in Shibuya, but he's not very excited by the work. One day, he takes a delivery to the staff of a night club, and the worker lets him in to enjoy the club for a while. Agetarou finds that he loves the club, with its relaxed people and cute girls, all enjoying the music supplied by the DJ. He continues going to the club, until the night comes when the guest American DJ Big Master Fly puts on a show. Agetarou is inspired by Big Master Fly, and realizes that the groove of being a DJ is very similar to the groove of being a tonkatsu chef. Now Agetarou is determined to master both disciplines, though he is most excited to become a DJ!
people don't give a go with this series, just because of the art (at least that's what I think and analyze). I would say this original manga is one of my favorite from jump +, with a 'unique' art style. Not all anime are big eyed cute Moe anime girls. Just keep this in mind. Just, stop avoiding it. Stop giving it 1's because of the art. Anime is not the art style. Everything has its own, original style of everything.
Its about a boy from a Tonkatsu shop inspired to be a DJ.
Just give it a go. Just trust me, its not a 'SH*T' anime.
I personally love this, guys, not everything is Moe, just give it a go.
Right, so this is my first review on MAL so don't roast me to hard D:
First of all I'd like to tell any potential watchers that DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE ART STYLE. Sure the art style isn't what you're used to but that's part of the anime's charm, well at least in my view.
Story 7 - Whilst the story has been straight forward so far its definitely unique, I haven't seen an anime about DJing so far but then again I haven't dug deep into the weird world of anime. In the latest episodes however, I do see some potential plot that may get quite exciting. :D
Art 8 - Its unique to say the least, a simplistic web comic kind of style. I believe that the style of the anime takes away the seriousness that I see in traditional animes. Its meant to be enjoyed, something light-hearted before bed and this art style definitely achieves it.
Sound 9 - Great soundtrack in my opinion and the songs played in the anime itself are actually quite nice. It isn't the dubstep or DnB that you'd expect from a DJ anime, its definitely the old school more chilled out take on DJing and damn this anime hits the nail on the head. The grooves used really do put you into a chilled state.
Characters 7 - Nothing special with the MC as far as I can see, just your average teenage boy whose got a dream to be a DJ. Characters are styled in a unique fashion though this is due to the cartoony art style this anime has adopted.
Enjoyment 9 - It's one of my favourite animes to watch when I have some free time or just before bed. Ten minutes of pure enjoyment, something that I treasure dearly. If your looking for something that won't bring about any negativity (as on episode 7) this is a great anime to watch, definitely helped me out a little on those gloomy days at work/school.
Overall 8 - A relaxing show to watch that you don't really need to commit to in order to understand whats happening. read more
As a DJ that's been spinning for about three and a half years, this show has been a real treat between me and my otaku DJ friends. Although it takes out a lot of the little details, it's overall so far very true to the art of mixing and I really appreciate the accuracy the writers put in how Agetaro learns how to spin.
The art style is very non-traditional as far as anime goes, and honestly, this art style is something I'd expect out of something on Adult Swim. However, it fits the vibe of the show quite well, and I have no complaints. It's not really a show aimed for your cliche otakus.
The music is basic but slick, and if a soundtrack comes out, I'd love to loop some of the tunes and do some scratching sessions on them.
Overall, I'm not sure if I can recommend this series to your typical anime fan, but I recommend it to all my DJ friends to watch, even the ones who aren't into anime. Even though it barely has any resemblance to your standard anime, it does stand well on its own, especially for dance music fans.read more
After watching the 5th episode, I believe the show in itself deserves at the very least a 7. While yes, I will agree that the art is underwhelming; it's oddly fitting, and you eventually just ignore it.
After I got used to the art, I started to focus on the soundtrack, and found that the music is actually nicely timed, and does a good job at setting the vibe. I think it's also thanks to the soundtrack that the anime in itself at creates its own unique atmosphere in general.
Another thing I'd like to mention is that the plot wasn't god awful or boring for me, aside from how simple it is. I actually wanted to stick around and keep watching Agetarou improve and perform, because I like him. I like all the characters, and I think most of them have their own mysterious and lovable qualities, which makes up for the lack of depth in the story. (--And theres an antagonist too.)
Do I recommend you watch it? Sure, but if you really can't get used to the art, then it's probably just not for you.
And a little side note:
Correct me if I'm wrong but to this day, this might just be the only DJ anime that has ever been created. Not sure if this actually is the only DJ themed anime to exist, but I have not found or heard of a single anime with a main character that strives to become a DJ.read more