Maeda has just moved into his new apartment to live by himself. While unpacking, a cute middle school student named Chie Satonaka suddenly appears in his room. She introduces herself as his new landlord, which pleasantly surprises him as he has never seen a landlord so young. His excitement is boosted further when the gorgeous Reiko Shirai, who lives directly next to him, also introduces herself as his new neighbor.
Ooyasan wa Shishunki! follows the everyday lives of Maeda and his newfound acquaintances, where each day presents itself as an opportunity for new events to unfold and new bonds to be forged.
Shorts are more or less pointless these days. Transitively, making a review of this is also pointless.
Story: A dude named Maeda moves into a new apartment complex where his landlord is a middle school girl.
Character: There is zero character to be had. Both tenants that this middle schooler is the landlord of must control their lolicon urgencies. (We had 2 minutes of runtime each episode. Do not expect much.)
Art: Average. Next point.
Sound: There is one track. It's generic, not worth listening to.
Personal Enjoyment: I'll be honest, I was confused half the time watching this.
The characters talk so fast to fit the 2 minute episode time that I was left dazed in my seat trying to process this show.
Watch if you want. You'll only use up about half an hour of your life if you choose to do so.
(If you read this all under 2 minutes, congratulations, you read it in under the time it takes to finish one episode.)
There isn't much story to talk about, but that's pretty much given with 2 minute episodes.
Nothing breathtaking, but quite decent and nicely used
There isn't much room for sound variety in two minute episodes where 30 seconds are taken by the opening so, the sound falls on the short side (although I like that opening)
There isn't much development beyond the initial setting, but the interactions and quirks that are present are amusing and likeable
I enjoyed this short anime quite a bit, probably because it is something that could bring a smile on my face even if
it was just for two minutes a week
This anime isn't some story driven epic or deep drama, but if you need something to fill a short amount time and/or to relieve the tension before between episodes of other anime or work, it's perfectly adequate.
(Just a side note: it would be nice if the source material was avaliable somewhere...)
Story 6/10: This anime contains the daily moments of the main character being a landlord of her apartment and a student.
Characters 7/10: Chie is a young student and landlord of a building. She is very mature for her age, but she is also very cute. Maeda is one of the tenants who is hard-working, but constantly having dreams of girls. Reiko is also one of the tenants and loves to hang out with Chie.
Overall enjoyment 5/10: Easy to watch. The length of the anime is very short. When it comes to slice of life animes, I would always assume that
it would be approximately 20-30 minutes long. I also assume that there might be a romance between the two tenants.
Snowed 2 feet compacted into 1, muscles are aching from shoveling and about 1.5 shots into a glass of Ketel One. Bear with me on this review.
LOL I've had this tab open for the longest time and I didn't even realize I haven't typed a THING! JEez, not good. Maybe if I drink a little more I'll stay focused. Give me a second........... Alright, I actually sorta kinda likes this anime. There was something about the premise that made it fun but there were cracks in the facade of 'quality' that showed themselves real early.
This came in with jokes of hebephilia where the adult male
character finds himself making jokes about his attraction to a teenager. I don't care if this is the culture of jokes that Anime sometimes embraces. Just because it's a 'culture' doesn't mean I can't pop a few drinks back and say, "This culture sucks!" You know why? Because it does! These sort of jokes aren't funny because the sort of outcome that is implied would never happen, and there are no happy endings for such relationships. It's stupid, and I'm gonna stop myself before I start a drunken rant on how stupid it is and start focusing more on the story.
One long complaint up there and I still gave a 6/10. The reason being, jokes were well-placed, even if they were bad. I really think ecchi and stuff like that is boring, uninteresting, and inappropriate. But, because of some of the pacing and jokes, things at times were quite funny. However, the most comical content had nothing to do with breasts or nudity. But, the worst part is that don't remember a single joke made. In fact, the most memorable scenes were the ones I tested, like characters making jokes about their breast size or a bunch of old men in a hot tub. Makes me wonder what my buzzed mind is telling me...
I felt the animation was alright at times but I despise, not only ecchi, but the modern embrace of more artwork. It's really offputting to me and perhaps I'm getting to opinionated and not as objective as I like to be but it doesn't make this show any better, that's for sure. In fact, I think it really brings down a lot of it.
Actually, I think it brings it down a lot but that's just because the show itself was pretty mediocre and pairing that with the irritating and uninspired animation made things all the more worse. Damn, like seriously, I hate moe artwork. It's one reason why I avoid a lot of modern shows.
Granted, I don't think early 2000's animation would have improved this steaming heap.
Forgettable music and forgettable VA work. Not bad, not good. 5/10
The male lead is a hebephiliac and the so is the adult female lead. Not to mention the youngest character is so stupid I wanted to stop watching almost immediately. I just finished it out for the extra 'Completed' tag on my watch-list.
And it wasn't worth it. I almost would have preferred having this NOT be on my list. I can't say it was boring because it was somewhat enjoyable, but I can't say it's good because Ecchi and Moe stuff are 2 of the dumbest things on the planet. So, here I am giving it a 4/10.
Oh well. At least my Vodka bottle is near empty. Gives me an excuse to finish it.
((If you liked this review, feel free to check out my others! I review most manga and anime I finish!))