Kyou Nukui is a first year high school student hikikomori. His hobby is making Vocaloid songs and uploading them online. One day, he receives a message from a fan asking if they could meet up with him. At the meeting place, three elementary school girls were waiting for him. The three of them want to form a band and ask for Kyou's help.
Before I say anything about this show, I just want to say that I have no problem with lolis nor lolicons. I do not mind if people are either obsessed or even attracted to lolis. It is not my place to judge someone based on their interests, nor their attractions and fetishes. With that being said, this show is a hot steaming pile of garbage, and that's putting it lightly. I cannot say that I have ever cringed at something I watched on the internet, and that is saying something considering what kind of things are out there. But this made me squirm in my
chair in discomfort at what I was watching. I will explain why in just a moment, because I need to explain why the first episode sucked.
The show starts with a high school kid who loves music and makes his own in his free time. It is also shown that he has been skipping class for an elongated period of time, and it is implied that he is wholly socially inept. Now I do have to admit that this actually was a fantastic way to give the viewer a good idea of what his character is like without having a character blatantly throw up their entire personality at the main character like some other shows do. Sadly, it is all downhill from here.
As the episode goes on, we are introduced to the show's poster moeblob girls who all follow the safe little stereotypes of tsundere loli, kuudere loli, and painfully shy loli who somehow managed to figure out that a song the protagonist made under a different name was his. And by the way the answer is yes, that is all their characters are. There is no depth to them whatsoever, and as a matter of fact there's no depth to our protagonist either. The longer the show goes on for, the more we are shown that he is a wet towel. He is a music-loving hikikomori and nothing else. Sure, he has dreams of becoming a real musician and not just someone who uses what is essentially vocaloid software on the internet. Anyway, the lolis ask him to help them put on a show and they do so, playing a generic J-pop song for him which makes him agree to help them, after which tsundere loli promises to let him touch her body.
I just have to say this: On the list of things that are not okay, that is definitely not okay. Fast forward to episode two, and we discover that she meant that the protagonist could touch her guitar. This is an omen for what is to come. I believe it was around the nine or ten minute mark when the fanservice began. I already dislike fanservice; I find it is a cheap way to gain viewer attention, and does nothing to advance the storyline and in fact hampers and delays it. But then the kuudere loli gets the brilliant idea to have the three of them dress up in sexy outfits for this high schooler. As if that did not induce enough cringe into my system, the kuudere loli attempted to show the protagonist the other two lolis panties as she proclaimed she was not wearing any.
I closed the tab at that line.
It has been a couple years since an anime has left me feeling insulted, and that was when I watched Rail Wars. That aside, I just want to close by saying this anime is so horrid. It is uninspired, unimaginative, and it is just sad to watch. It is basically just flopping on the ground hoping someone will give it attention. And I took the bait before realizing my mistake.
I do want to reiterate that I do not despise lolis, nor do I find the notion of lolicons disgusting. And frankly, if you liked this show, fine. I am okay with that. But I have to disagree with you if you think it is good. Because this show is terrible at its core and is simply borderline hentai with moeblob lolis. And if that is all you need in a show, then go ahead and watch it. But if you are like me, and you prefer shows with a deep storyline and had similar thoughts to my own before I began watching this show that there would be some kind of touching and emotional story about a high schooler who finds confidence in himself by helping three girls put on their first musical concert, then stay far away from this show. There is no substance to it, and no point in watching unless you want to see lolis get sexualized. Even then, I would not watch it. There is too much actual plot between the fanservice scenes to truly appreciate them. But then maybe this show just was not meant for me and I'm simply wasting my time writing this. Who knows? All I know is that I despise this show and want forty minutes of my life back.
3P is a fun anime with a bit of a heartfelt storyline that has been done befor but with a little different twist. The story basically revolves around a shut in who's hobby of making music gets noticed by some orphan girls who need his talent to help them in their own endeavors. What makes the story more enjoyable than the normal "kid busting out of his shell" storyline are the characters involved, especially the three young orphan girls who each have their own little quirky personalities. The jokes at times can be a little over the top, focusing on the whole pedo shtick
but if it doesn't bother you too much there are some really funny and cute moments mixed in that make ths series enjoyable.
Now imma guess some of you are wondering why i stopped the show at ep 4 and am giving it an 8. This is actually my first and maybe only review on Mal so dont hate me if this doesnt sound professional like other people.
This is going to have some spoilers to explain the main plot of ep 1-4 and also the reasons as to why i dropped it.
I started this show thinking I'd drop it in a heartbeat on ep 1. However with the first sum of minutes I was highly entertained and interested with the mc, It was later revealed that he
had anxiety so after a certain incident happened in his middle school he became a hikikomori and stayed home all day. According to him the only person he truly talks to is his little sister. At home he makes music alone but he receives a message from a fan asking if they would want to meat. The message sounded as if it was from an older gentleman but later told it was a little grade schooler asking him for help in a band with her friends. They drag him to their home and he does agree to become their manager so they try to get people in the orphanage they are at to hold a farewell party cause the place is going to be sold. That's all well and nice but the real main problem with this show is the intended audience. I'm not going to yell at all the lolicons that love this, cause I like lolis myself (not to a high degree). To put it simply these are the main points of the show:
- The setting is interesting having a high schooler that deals with anxiety.
- Not only the mc but the main girls also have their own problems with their own lives and arent making friends for some reason.
- When the show plays from the original setting it is gripping and gets you fully entertained.
- The music played in the show isnt that bad and a music geek might have fun watching.
- They keep lewding the characters when it's not needed to do so seeing as how they have quite the interesting setting.
- Each episode ends or begins with lewding the main girls.
- After a few eps the main girls actually become rather annoying.
- At this point in the story all the interesting points of the story are over now.
- The show will most likely move on just lewding all the girls now that they dont have a story to work with.
There were probably more reasons but due to it being so long I've seen an ep I cant even remember the OP or ED at all
I'm not going to continue the show based on the fact that the show can only get worse from here on out. Both the things I personally were interested in for this anime ended so I really have no reason to continue it any longer.
Anyone can go in and enjoy the show as they please, I wont see anything bad by it. I just see this show as one of the disappointments of anime that come out every now and then. *cough cough* Kotoura-san *cough cough*
I really wanted to like this series. It has a cute design, the animation is decent--not the best, but I liked it enough--and I really liked the music. There's only one thing that made me hate this enough to drop it.
A teenage hikkikomori with musical talent has accepted the task of helping three orphan girls hold a concert at the church by the end of May. A decent plot. There isn't too much going on, it's simple enough to understand what the main goal is for the series.
I don't really hate anything about this portion of the show. Again, it isn't the
best, but it's not the worst. It's decent.
I liked the design of everything! I thought the girls were very cute, though I just thought it was weird how they were the only ones dressed in such fancy/lolita clothes. Then again, they are little girls.
Animation was better than other shows I've seen this season. I would've given it a higher scoring if it was just a little more refined.
It was great. I like the kind of music they were playing in this show, though I do love most genres of music.
They made each song fit well to the scene, and I really have little to no problems, here.
This was my main problem.
The characters are textbook, and are nothing but that one trait.
You have the hikkikomori teenage boy. He doesn't leave his home often, stays in his room, refuses to go to school because of his social anxiety, and plays music as his outlet. That's the only difference he has to other characters like him.
Then there's his little sister, a tsundere that gets salty when her Onii-Chan(TM) talks to another girl and not her. Just... why? It's so overused and boring.
You have the three orphan girls.
Jun, a shy, girly, extremely high-pitched girl that will cry at the drop of a hat. Her voice is akin to nails on a chalkboard. I just couldn't like her outside of her character design.
Sora, a quiet, emotionless girl that's always sleepy. She is a mirror of Shiro from No Game No Life, personality wise. Er, her lack thereof.
And finally, Nozomi. A tsundere. That's it.
They are just bland, to me, annoying, honestly.
The fanservice was just obnoxious. I love panty shots and perverted/comedic context as much as the next guy, but I just have a problem with it when it comes to elementary school girls. That, and it was just so often, I couldn't go five minutes without some kind of fanservice!
I was really liking this show while watching episode one. I was tolerating Jun's voice, which was, at the time, the worst thing about the show so far. Then at the end, they ruined it.
I just can't get used to the fanservice, and Jun's voice just gets more and more annoying.
I might give it another chance when all 12 episodes are out, but I doubt it.