The history, either daily life or life stories of Sengoku warriors, is described using animals. We invite popular young actors and unique casts to voice out those Sengoku warriors while joking about them. An anime that teases Japan's history and Sengoku warriors; that's "Sengoku Choujuu Giga."
This is essentially Peeping Life parodying Sengoku era's historical figures using fictional anecdotes. The characters are represented with animal and demon caricatures using classical Japanese art which you would understand the associations if you are familiar with its history - they're not random.
It's a comedy that's a hit-or-miss depending on your taste. Since the episodes are horribly short, they either fly past you without any impression for the week or they make you burst into laughter.
I find the animation a bit lacking, but it doesn't bother me as I consider that as a bold attempt at originality. I've no complaints about the plot either
because there isn't any; just comedic anecdotes of random events that (or may not have) occurred during the era. No hard thinking involved, but viewers with a little background in the history would enjoy it better since almost every episode, as far as I know, is based on historical references. It's not an everyone's anime, that's for sure.
1. Manzai-styled comedy. The characters talk and make the point in a single scene.
2. It mostly uses famous historical references so it's not that hard to understand.
1. Too short. Easily forgettable if it misses your funny bone.
2. Animation is rather meh, although unique. It doesn't bother me, but it might to some others.
8/10 overall from me.
Recommended for Sengoku Jidai fans for quick laughs.
A 3-minute funny animals anime, with an art style based on an ancient Japanese scroll. The sketches are all of absurd, just-possibly-made-up historical incidents of the warring states period, so history otakus will find lots of references to appreciate. Nobunaga is a undersized Cuckoo, constantly terrifying much larger animals. Hideyoshi is a monkey of course, as frequently the butt of jokes as the trickster. Ieyasu Tokugawa is a plodding racoon-dog. Of course most of the warlords are out to get each other, and quite a few of them seem to be gay.
The comedy is measured, quite thoughtful and generally very enjoyable, though in a few
episodes, humour was so subtle as to be undetectable. Sketches are imaginatively bizarre, with anachronism, aliens (?), much-loved musical episodes and self-conscious narrational disclaimers. I found the simple animation and movement of the various animals quite endearing; the drawing actually shows accurate crests and armour in detail. The 'splat'-like sound effects with many movements were rather sweet as well. On occasions, too much was happening on screen at once, though, since the camera doesn't usually focus on a character, but takes in the whole 'scroll' which the animals move around on. Still, this is a must watch for history fans, and worth looking at for fans of both bizarre and imaginative comedy.