Midnight, almost a year ago, I was awake with a cold. That night I had watched Anitore EX! and thought to myself "Wow, maybe there are some anime short series that I can watch," So I opened up my KissAnime app and made the biggest mistake of my otaku life: watching this show.
This show is genuinely the worst anime I have ever watched. Aside from the show being animated poorly, with really cruddy CG, the characters and their designs just make no sense to me. The designs are oddly proportioned even for chibi standards and I can't even remember the character traits of any characters.
Seriously, what was the main girl like again? Nice? Annoying? I don't know, either my memory's terrible or this show just bored me to sleep. Though, those are things that usually earn a number 3 or 2 score from me. But, what gets a show a 1 from me is if it insults me. Ba La La got a one for insulting my love of the magical girl genre, Iken Sengoku insulted my intelligence, 3-Nen 4-Whatever Glass no Crap goes for three by insulting my intelligence, my love of the school life genre, and my favorite play The Miracle Worker with a horrible scene that has scarred me for life. Never watch this show! Don't watch it! Even if you think it might be funny, just don't! If you are that desprate, here are some shows to watch that are far better:
-If you like the chibi art style, watch the Chibitalia portions of Hetalia Axis Powers
-If you like CG anime, watch Luck and Logic's fight scenes
-If you like cute, brightly colored girls in school anime, watch Lucky Star, Place to Place, or Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
Look, I don't know what to tell you. This is a parody of a manga that has been running for more than forty years. If you have seen Glass Mask or read the manga, then you will laugh at this send up. If you have no familiarity with either, go forth and watch and read, because they are perfect encapsulations of classic shoujo.
There are send ups of almost every repeated character tick in the show- the white eyes when someone realizes something, Tsukikage-sensei's shocked cane drop, Maya literally eating something to learn how to act like it, etc etc.
Be prepared for some bait and
switch humor too- the show will pretend to be an episode about say, studying for exams and then it will show how characters from the 70s react to the concept of a all-you-can-drink restaurant. Once you realize that nothing serious will ever get addressed, you'll be happier.
For the people complaining, it's like you pointed to something on the menu you didn't read with a cow next to it and you are mad it turned out to be a milkshake instead of steak.
Overall, this anime does some things right for a specific audience, but a general audience will likely not find enjoyment in this anime. It is a short, slice of life anime so nearly all the problems are 'solved' (that is if they ever do get solved) almost as soon as they are written. This s personally not to my taste, especially as most of the problems are frivolous.The overarching plot comes out of nowhere, has no buildup and is solved as fast as any other problem after being introduced and felt extremely forced just in order to have something that they can call a finale.
Its comedy doesn't have much going for it (not a great selling point for a comedy anime) and there aren't any jokes I found that made me really think. I didn't find any of the jokes funny and I feel that any audience above 15 would be able to laugh at any of them. The art uses a 3D style to no avail. The art is similar to Berserk 2016 in a few ways, just replacing the dark color palette with a color palette extracted straight from a rainbow and the edgy, sharp style with more smooth, curvy design. Overall, it doesn't work for me and I feel the 3D style was just used to save time and money. . The music isn't offensive, but mediocre. Still, that seemed like the best thing from the anime. Overall, I think the comedy is to childish for a teen or above audience and the themes are too teen centered for anyone under that age to really understand, but a very specific group may find this enjoyable.