Ai Mai Mii is good when it comes to if you just want to watch a show of 2-3 minute skits that are pretty funny at times.
I like the ludicrous nature of the show, it's just a car with no breaks.
It's got that 3 high school girls comedy thing going if you don't like that overused premise don't worry too much because it's just used as a background setting and really isn't a focus.
I also like the art style a whole lot, especially when it has it's off-model moments.
To conclude it's a good 'time waister' even if that is a short amount of time.
(honestly the show feels a lot shorter than that with it's fast pacing)
The "manga" club is back at it again with their comedy induced insanity to bring us a third season of Ai Mai Mi. Nothing in this anime happens for a specific reason, things kind of just happen and we watch as the girls and everything around them make the most random, nonsensical decisions possible; and it's glorious.
What makes Ai Mai Mi so great is the sheer randomness of it all, you have no clue what the heck is gonna happen each episode because nothing is done with a method or conscious decision in mind, things just happen at random for the sake of comedy.
Now, this can be a risky move whilst making an anime, or any piece of media for that matter, if done wrong; this type of comedy can ruin the show completely, especially for a show like Ai Mai Mi which relies solely on its gags and randomness, luckily for us, Ai Mai Mi gets it right.
Ai Mai Mi is an anime consisting of 3-4 minute long comedy skits the whole way through, it doesn't really have a continuous story, just a bunch of standalone episodes with the occasional two parter here and there.
The art isn't that good; everything is crudely drawn and character animations swing around in weird and mysterious ways, but this works because of the type of show Ai Mai Mi is and even enhances the comedy at some points. The animation may look like a child animated it, and that they half-assed it, but you can't really say that as a negative because it's obviously intentional, and I quite like it to be honest, it looks raw and watching the artstyle go from decent to Naruto vs Pain levels of quality is amusing to say the least. But, it has gotten much better in this season, the animation is still crude but it's much smoother than what was seen in the previous two seasons.
The opening theme is really catchy and starts each episode off by putting you in a good mood for watching the show. And the characters. The characters are what make this show so great, great characters can either make or break any piece of media. You can have the best premise ever but it's all ruined if you don't know how to write up nice and likable characters to enhance it. Ai Mai Mi has characters that enhance the overall quality of the show, each character is lively and full of personality, plus their random actions are what make the show so great in the first place.
Whether you want to watch Ai Mai Mi or not is up to your tastes, if you aren't a fan of gag comedy or sheer randomness, then this show is not for you. But it is a really short show, so you can watch the first 2 or so episodes and decide for yourself whether or not you like the style of it. Personally I think this show is a comedic masterpiece and does deserve to be watched by more people, as it is pretty underrated anyway.
Have a good day, and I hope you make the right decision...
I don't hate this show far from it. It's made me laugh pretty hard but not because of jokes but because of the animation. Depicting your punchline through visual humor and comedic timing is way more impressive than written humor especially in a visual medium. It's animation is frantic too but in a Trigger-esque charming kind of way. But that's kind of where my praises end. It's pretty dumb and shallow. A confusing and barely focused plot without anything resembling logic or sense. And while it's clearly a short escape show that doesn't intend to focus on that, that doesn't mean I can't knock it
for that. I would have liked a little bit more... something. But it's a silly, irreverent 3 minutes of stupid that I look forward to each week but that's all it'll ever be. Unless it's secretly genius and is building up an insane story and everything will make sense in the end. In that case I guess I'll have to never write a review for a show I think I've figured out this early on ever again.