Never underestimate the power of marshmallows. Especially when it comes to igniting a passionate office romance with an older man! Ojisan to Marshmallow follows the efforts of office lady Iori Wakabayashi and her consistent efforts to lure her much older colleague Habahiro Hige into a romantic relationship. At 24, Wakabayashi is young and beautiful... and attracted to an old, overweight man? Her friends don't understand her preferences.
Hige's strong addiction to marshmallows is well known, and Wakabayashi does not hesitate to use them to her advantage, getting her and Hige into many compromising positions and situations. Unfortunately for Wakabayashi, Hige never seems to notice her many attempts at seduction. When will Hige finally notice her strong desire for romance?
Even though these episodes may be "marshallow" sized, every second of each episode is packed with hilarity, suggestive innuendos, misunderstandings, workplace sexual harrassment and a genuine feeling of heart.
Hige-san is an overweight office worker for a "web-related company" (actual name of it, no joke) and he has an obsession for marshmallows, a trait which is further examined in episode 4. He works along Wakabayashi-kun, a 24 year old female office worker who has a similar obsession with marshmallows, AND Hige-san.
Wakabayashi is attracted to Hige and orchestrates several situations in which they can get closer. The punchline is, Hige-san is a very introverted and polite older man, completely oblivious to Wakabayashi's advances, which creates many hilarious misunderstandings and eventually boils down to the two of them consuming bags of marshmallows.
The side characters are few and kinda forgetful. Wakabayashi's two female work friends turn up in a few episodes and say a few things without really leaving an impact, and Wakabayashi's brother has only just come into the series recently. But without a doubt, the stand out character in this series so far (apart from the main characters) is the Section Chief. He is hilarious and becomes completely content with the misunderstandings taking place. But you'll find out more about that when you watch the show.
UPDATE: A new challenger for Hige-san's affection approaches! Hijinks ensue! And she has a Kansai accent! Kawaii!
This is such a sweet and innocent story, and at only 3 minutes a piece, they are delightful to binge with only a short amount of time.
I look forward to seeing how this show progresses.read more
Fat man enjoys eating marshmallows for 12 episodes, does that sound like fun?
Show sucks, main character is just some boring old fat dude who only thinks about eating and the female character spends every episode trying to seduce him with marshmallows.
Shit is not funny, to make matters even worse at the end of every episode you are treated to 3DPD footage of two women feeding another fat dude marshmallows, guys eats like a slob and he tries to eat them with a timer or some shit.
Animation is basic 3 minute short quality so don't expect anything.
There is also some other girl who appears later on who wants the fat man's seed but you find out later she is a slut.
I have no clue who this anime is made for, middle aged fat men I guess.read more
It lives up to it's title in the fact that it is cute and fluffy. Not much story, but the characters are fun. Episodes are short, and who new all the possible innuendos that could come from just eating a bag of marshmallows?
The only thing I do not like about this anime is the little weird live-action marshmallow recipe thing that's at the end of each episode. It does not add anything to the anime as a whole and it's rather annoying. However, since it's at the end of the episode it's very easy to avoid.
Overall, I give this anime an 8 because while it has me laughing throughout every episode, it's not an anime that I am just dying to watch week to week. read more
We all love unique animes! They give us a new kind of excitement, joy and unexpected plots, and Ojisan to Marshmallow is one of them. I mean, who else write stories where marshmallows are at the center of almost every events?
Hige-san is a large office man who has an obsession with marshmallows to the point that seeing one could be enough to make him distracted and excited. Little does he know that the office lady named Wakabayashi also has an obsession... with HIM.
Wakabayashi uses the marshmallows to get closer to Hige-san and try to form a relationship together. She may even try to seduce him with them. Altough he always take the bait, he gets excited over the marshmallows instead of her, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings! Soon, other side characters will get involved, making this anime more interesting and funny every new episode.
Ojisan to Marshmallow is a straight comedy/slice of life anime which is why it doesn't have an actual story so far. It's also around 3 minutes long each episode and that's a little disappointing. But don't let that hinder you from getting a good laugh from it! It's a perfect anime at times when you're feeling a bit down or when you're bored. It cheers you up quickly and you'll have a big smile after it ends.
It's also educational! It teaches you all about marshmallows and at the end of each episode, there will be a short video of ways to cook marshmallows named "Factory senpai and kouhai's 20seconds Super Marshmallow cooking"! So why not try to cook marshmallows too with them?
I had second thoughts about Ojisan to Marshmallow and probably many of you thinks the same right now, but I don't think you should judge it just because of the length, characters and genre.
It's such a hilarious but innocent story and I recommend this to all of you.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to wait until next episode arrives!read more
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