In a world where education is everything, if you manage to pass exams with your academic ability, you will start a successful life. However, those who fail the exams will start a cruel life. The world is capable of only developing the gifted from a young age as measured by exams – but there are some people who cannot accept the destiny they face if they are unable to pass the exam, and would do anything to pass it. This includes cheating and interfering with the exam. Thus, the examination hall has become a battlefield.
L (learning) type and C (Cheating) type students prevent each other from interfering with the exam, so that they can aim for high scores. In order to prevent the L-types from getting the high scores, C-type students battle against them. This battle also involves the examiners who do not allow cheating, making the examination hall even more chaotic!
The heated battle between Mumei, a C-type student, and Koui, an L-type, begins! Can Koui outsmart Mumei and her tricks?
Even with a short runtime (12 mins per ep) and a lack of promotion, for lovers of stupid comedies, Cheating Craft is easily an AOTS candidate in a strong season saturated with at least 5 other AOTS candidates.
China brings you a new generic shonen battle series to add to the pile of generic shonen battle series we already have in Japan. WITH EXAMS!!!
Cheating Craft takes place in a world where CHEATING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!! There are those who can learn and there are those who can cheat. Everything's fair in love, war and exams.
From pen tranquiliser guns to X-ray glasses; from making origami weapons to training an insect army, the otherworldly cheating kung fu skills elevate the premise to higher realms of fun campy silliness. JUST STUDY DAMMIT!!!
Standard colourful shonen art. Nothing to complain about.
Great work by Sakabe Go. They even have orchestral pieces to match the epicness of the show. It makes you want to buy the OST from episode 1.
Standard shonen battle characters. Hot blooded male MC- check. Rivals with colourful hair- check. Cute girl to trigger shipping wars - double check. Also nothing to complain about.
Enjoyment and Overall: 10
Cheating Craft is a show which surpasses the sum of its generic looking parts. In terms of pure enjoyment and fun, it's a perfect TEN in my books. read more
I really want to like this series...
For this first 5 or 6 episodes, this was an awesome series. I would patiently wait for the next episode each week, and although it was short with a run-time of only 12 minutes, it was fun !
It had good comedy, likable characters, an interesting concept... At that point in time, I would have rated Cheating Craft an 8 or a 9 !
But then, it began.
A plot attempt.
Watching Cheating Craft has become a chore more than a pleasure, because of its recently begun plot. For the past three episodes or so, I've just been sitting through boring garbage. I honestly have a hard time getting through one episode, I stretch out the 12 minutes into 30 by constantly pausing to go procrastinate and do something else.
The art is nice, nothing exceptional though.
So is the sound.
The characters are fun and likable.
I hope that these boring episodes are going to come to an end, I would love to love this anime.
I decided to write this review, because at this point in time there are only two reviews, of people who have only seen the first few fun episodes, and consequently have rated it generously. I can see from the total score though that this opinion is not reflected by the other anime fans who have seen this series up to its last episode (to date : the 9th episode)read more