Kazuya Kagami never goes anywhere without the precious "Sakura Obi" his mother gave him. One day a beautiful, kimono-clad girl named Kiriha appeared before him. Kiriha naturally began to live with Kazuya in his room. Then there's Chisato, Kazuya's childhood friend with glasses and a ponytail, who meddles in his affairs. Soon there's also an overprotective older sister who seems to want to take baths with him. Jumble in a huge-chested priestess, a good-looking sorceress named Kokuyoura, beautiful women, and hot girls, and Kazuya's happy, embarrassing, confusing life begins…
I don't usually make reviews for generic anime... like yeah, usually generic anime are quite bad, but this is quite different for some reason. there are generic anime that for some reason ends being quite better than your average generic anime. but why Tsugumomo? what does tsugumomo do better than others? at least SLIGHTLY better?
Aside from the generic setting of school and your typical beta male of harems, I dare to say that the "power source" of this anime is quite unique, or at least I haven't seen overpowered blankets of cleansing as something you could fight with. I don't know how to
refer to the "evil" source of weird things happening around Kazuya. so I'll refer them as some sort of evil "youkai" or just evil spirits, poltergeist whatever. evil spirits that takes possession over objects, dark feelings, etc etc etc. and it manifests into whatever it possessed and takes control of it. there is an order of "Tsugumomo" users (or cleansers) they fight against evil spirits to cleanse them, also they can fight against other users, using... crystal dicks?
so you will see a 50/50 of Kazuya and her Obi cleansing evil spirits and having ecchi scenes, some of them are EXPLICIT as fuck, and yeah, for a show like this to be even MORE explicit than animes like Highschool DxD or Testament of Devil Sister, at least for me, this is a good thing to do rather than making sex jokes that ends on extreme blushing, but Tsugumomo does it on another level, it might not be shown visually (otherwise this would be a Hentai) yet I'm 100% sure of what I saw on a certain episode
Nothing really special, the Art is okay, there are some good looking action scenes (like the final fight) gladly you will spot some derpy faces in order to make some memes as reactions (I.E Kiriha Bursting of laughter face)
Blue Satanya singing the "Flan Song", Kazuya being a crybaby, Kazuya having boners, these are some "features" of the sound department (all hail blue Satanya Flan Song)
That aside the Soundtrack is OK, nothing really outstanding, but good enough to sound on fights or comedic scenes
Generic Cast... yes but what does make Kazuya better than your average generic males on this kind of anime? take an example of the asshole Masamune of Eromanga-sensei, they aren't ashamed of how ero their light novels are, but he can't fucking decide which girl to choose, and we have Kazuya, who got laid by his entire harem on a explicit way. also he BREAKS the "I won't use you because I'll hurt you" or "I'm unable to do something if it ends hurting someone" cliché events that ends on the MC losing a fight.
I also like how this anime goes wild when it comes to ecchi/romance/explicit scenes, like, you won't get a cliché interruption on something like a kiss (in this case, something more explicit) if you see that "something" happened, it actually happened
I don't usually enjoy generic anime, but Tsugumomo does something about it, its funny, and when it goes wild, it manages to take me by surprise, specially when it comes to those explicit things I've been talking about. also all these stuff of Obi vs evil spirits is quite interesting overall, I'm not saying that this anime innovates something, but it does stuff that others generic anime don't (like for example why Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry succeeded more than Asterisk)
a good catch if you want some comedy and "dirty time" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) a wrong catch if you are looking for something different
Warning if you don't love pudding you will love it if you don't ur ganna die
From the word
Meaning an object that turned into a real person by certain exposure of love and feelings
So why do you want to watch it
To be honest it's not that great but it's cool if you want to have joking anime
Plus it has ecchi scenes for those who want fan service anime
So it's actually cool so I recommend it to people who wants soft pace romance and action
Lets start with a brief summary
So one day a student named Kazuya lost his mother
and only left with his beautiful sister and his father. The only remnants of his mother left was a cherry blossom obi kind of like a kimono.
While he was at school he saw a weird thing it was a wig stuff that looked creepy
Then it attacked him then when it attacked him something from his backpack came out
It was surprisingly the obi it had thread like hands and stuff
It defended young kazuya and fought the wig monster she defeated it ofc
After the battle he went home with this mysterious obi that turned to life
He talked to her and her name was Kiriha
No choice he let her stay at his home anyway she was an obi so it was just ok
They sleep together take bath together so there you have some fan servicing
His life starts wielded out now
He met goddesses
fought other tsukomogami
Trained his ass so he can be bad ass
And most of all got a nice harem
How did I think about the show
As I said to be honest it's soft romance and action
It was not greatest or as good as the other anime in spring season
But it was ok recommend for those who like anime that is not much interesting
One more thing you will encounter pudding songs and much more weird stuff
Tsugumomo, an adaptation from the homonymous Manga, which got a discrete amount of success. A simple story seasoned with basic yet entertaining characters, some clever ideas and a fun variety of situations. No Breakout whatsoever, but a fun experience overall
The Story is generic and it doesn't have anything interesting to offer, but it has some really clever ideas and good episodes, especially during the parts of the Malison Cleansiment, with interesting twists and ,just a little bit though, a serious tone and sense of resentment of the main character, who questions if he's really the good guy, but it's not explored enough though,
and that's a colossal shame because it could have been an amusing mix of comedy and seriousness, even if the result may have been silly. The comedy is funny at times but the Ecchi kind of ruins everything:Ecchi, if used in a clever way or if dosed correctly is humorous, but here it's just too much, it feels forced, out of place and puts the overall tone of the story into childish territory, becoming almost a teenage guy wet dream(Maybe i exaggerated a bit) and damaging the characters that the show is trying to establish
The characters are bland and have little to no development, even though in some episodes are surprisingly well-written and with amusing lines and, well, character; this hurts the show even more, it could have been so much better if they stayed on that path, without trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator and if they tried taking some risks. The best part is hands down the banter, the interactions between characters, that on their own would have the same personality as my bedside table.When they're together, they're actually fun, hilarious and entartaining: the relationship between Kazuya and Kiriha, despite being a bit clichè, is fun and has the biggest progress of them all:on their own they're nothing, but together they feel like partners, they feel like friends;same for Kiriha and Kukuri, which are believable rivals\friends when they're together, but alone they seem like different characters.If only the show focused more on the individual, not even much, just 1 episode, even 2 at maximum
The Music is weird: the opening is catchy, fast, energetic and perfect for the Show,the OST are strangely flooded with a Naruto vibe, they're not bad, but they're repeated too much and they get tiring really fast, they're not the best pieces, but they're somewhat enjoyable nevertheless. The music shines in the action battles, this shows how they were made for action scenes, and those scenes alone. It's a ity they did not want to go any further, the soundtrack had potential
Animation and Direction 7.25
The Animation is pretty good, rocksolid for the most part of the anime. Some of the CGI used it's pretty remarkable and pretty, but, like the music, they could have done more with the expression of the characters, the lack of detail of some drawings, and,well, increase the value overall, not just being pretty and flashy in action scenes.The direction is solid, good cuts, good corners, the action is easy to see and recognize and some the frames are pretty amazing, especially during battles.
Despite the Overflowing of the Ecchi, the bland characters and the basic story, i'm just a normal guy after all, and i enjoyed almost every episode, i found the comedy pretty good at times and a nice ride overall. For one episode a week, they've always been 20 minutes of mere rest and some laughs. I loved the characters interactions and the action was enjoyable
So this was Tsugumomo, nothing fancy, nothing too special, just a 12 episodes fun ride, with some sull moments, and other very good ones, some interesting ideas, some forceful comedy and questionable situations. See the recurrence?Tsugumomo is part good, part bad, it has some really clever topics, but they're overshadowed by childish comedy and a really poor character development. Despite all of this, i'm hopeful for a future second season, especially if the staff learns from their mistakes and take that amusing route that they've shown in some episodes. Thanks for reading this review, May Our Sweet and Merciful Madoka be with you and let's hope for improvement, or Kiriha-san will probably punch our balls and eat all of our pudding(#SAVETHEPUDDING)
I'd say the Tsugmomo is a great example of a simple concept with simple characters that didn't become boring to watch. It could've been better, but it's at least enjoyable.
The whole story can pretty much be summed up by: Kazuya goes after someone he thinks is acting strange, gets into a tight spot, his obi from his mom turns into Kirihara, she saves him from the trouble the amosogi (a supernatural item that takes form due to someone's deep desires, and the rest becomes a bunch of episodes of him either helping other people out with their amosogi problems, and or solving
some his own insecurity issues and overcoming foes like Kukrui and Sunao (towards the end). Despite it being sch a simple story, it is actually quite entertaining and pretty interesting. It can be a lot better, but it's good the way it is and it may even stand out due to the bizarre craziness it displays at times. I'll give a 7.
The art is kind of the same way. It's rather a bit plain, but it;s still good and it doesn't detract from what's on screen. It work's well to give the show the type of vibe it should have. It's not a show that needs vibrant art and it would actually take away from the old time feel of it due to the use of more ancient forms of supernatural stuff. It couldn't hurt to make the art a little bit vibrant though. I'm giving another 7.
Now, my rating for the sound won't quite match one of myanimelist's ratings. I'm actually quite fond of the opening theme, METAMORISER, and the ending theme, I4U. The opening is a bit catchy while being silly at the same time, but I really like the tune overall and it gives you a nice laugh before the episode dives into into its content more. The ending theme is more serious and actually leaves a feeling of satisfaction after an episode is done because it changes the silly tone of some episodes into a more relaxing music piece that lets you know the show is serious at times even though it's simple. I'll give the sound a 7.5 since I'm quite fond of the theme songs, but the background music is just good; not amazing, very good, or whatever;just good. I feel like an outright 7 wouldn't show my fondness for the theme songs, but an 8 would be giving too much credit to the background music.
Honestly, the characters are another case of they're just good. Kazuya is a main main character that does have a pretty strong sense of responsibility, while not having many other notable features. KIriha is quite tsunderish, but she came off as a minor tsundere to me at least, and she was a really fun character that brought a bit of laughter for me.. The other character were pretty unremarkable, but they were also fun to watch. I'm sure the characters should only get a 5 in many people's opinion, but I'll give a 7 because I usually only give the character part a 5 if I don't find them fun to watch on screen.
My enjoyment, is another in between score, earning a 7.5. It was just simple fun for most of it that didn't draw me in as much as other shows, but it became quite a bit more entertaining around the half-way or around the last third; I don't remember exactly what episode helped bring up my enjoyment score. Overall, it's a good watch even though it's simple and it can easily bring you a good amount of enjoyment.