This is Meirochou (Labyrinth Town), the town of fortune-telling. In town, there is a fortune-telling shop called Urara, where girls aspiring to be fortune-tellers come from all over the country. Chiya, who was raised in the mountains, comes to the town with a purpose, but what is it exactly? There, she meets Kon who is always serious, Koume who loves all things western, and the shy Nono. Their fun days of living together as apprentice fortune-tellers are about to begin.
We have quite a few Slice of life anime aired this season and one of them is Urara Meirochou. A 12 episode series about a girl named Chiya arriving at the Labyrinth City in which her main objective is to find her mom who is living in the city.
The episode started off well with the introduction of the four main characters and their main purpose of why they are in Labyrinth City. With the first four episodes being aired, the girls has been adapting city quite well and are aiming to get to the first district through challenges they're facing throughout the series. As far as i could see, the series plot line is not too complex to understand as the story would continue where it left from the last episode. The addition of comedy scenes is a plus sign to encourage the viewers to see more.
The studio that handles Urara Meirochou is JC Staff, the studio famous for producing ToraDora and Little Busters series. It's been a while since they produced a series with 4 girls since 2011 which is Joshiraku. Nevertheless, still quite impressed with the animation and character design of Urara Meirochou, very cute indeed. Background designs aren't that too saturated and there aren't any animation loopholes.
P.S Koume kinda look like Nico from Love Live. +1
The OP Song is very catchy and cute at the same time, love to listen it again. The seiyuus that are voice acting the four main characters are decent and has professionalism feel in it though they are not really well known and maybe new to the seiyuu industry, however they still did their job well and could have potential in getting more roles in the future, not much of a horrible or awkward voices heard throughout the series. JC Staff is decent in choosing their seiyuus.
Will talk about the characters more once the series is over.
I've enjoyed watching this show though not many people are anticipating on it as I've would like to know how the four girls would achieve in getting the first district and of course Chiya's main objective of finding her mom. In addition with that is the slice of life and comedy genre that made me watch this show. read more
we are having quite a fair share of slice of life anime this season and this anime is also one of them.
Like any other slice of life, this anime focuses more on the character and their interactions rather than the story. The plot itself is quite simple, its about a girl chiya , who on turning 15 ,goes to meirochou (labyrinth town ) to learn the art of fortune telling. There she meets up with 3 other girls Koume , Kon and Nono . We follow their everyday lives as these girls try to achieve of their dreams of becoming fortune tellers.
The art and animation for this anime is really good. The character design and background are all done really well. As expected from the masterfull hand of J.C Staff (P.S they are one of my favorite studios)
the music ,though being nothing special, is still pretty good. the OP is relly catchy and the ED is also good.
Overall I really enjoyed this anime. If u are not a big fan slice of life ,unlike me, you might not enjoy this that much, but this anime is still worth watching. read more