The project's premise follows Kouta Hasegawa, a high school boy that loves the yellow Pom Pom Purin dog. By mere coincidence, he ends up attending the same school as Yuu Mizuno, a boy who likes the bunny My Melody. Yuu tells Kouta that there's nothing to be ashamed of for liking Sanrio's cute characters. Together, Kouta, Yuu, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryou Nishimiya, and Seiichirou Minamoto learn to accept their love of the characters instead of feeling embarrassed.
Sanrio Danshi is something that at times can touch closely to my heart. I have a lot of experience with liking something that doesn't fit with what society expects of them. Sanrio Danshi uses this as the principal conflict that drives many of the early episodes. And personally, I think it nails it. There are struggles that the characters go through that reminds me of my own experience. One of the tough issues with being different from society's expectations is dealing with that difference, a lot of times one will hide it because of the pushback they received. Sanrio Danshi is adept at being able
to show all of the different emotions and experiences that can come from this difference and liking something that is different from what one would expect. Many different ways of dealing with it, from hiding, denial, and owning it are all explored with the different reactions of the characters and how each of them acts. It reminded me a lot of my own life and some of the struggles I had with coming to terms with who I was and what I liked.
Added to that each of the characters goes through a central conflict in the show and has their own time devoted to them. While I couldn't relate to this as heavily as the former part this was still well done. Each character's issue felt believable and the different experiences that they were able to showcase believable issues that people can have in these humorous years. That said while each conflict was believable the show did have a bad habit of becoming too melodramatic with the events and sometimes going too far in how it displayed what it was showing.
Sanrio Danshi is fairly what you see is what you get. It has its strong moments, and it deals with those conflicts well but that is the center of the story. The characters are decently written but are more written with those conflicts in mind rather than as a whole. While they do have good chemistry together and do make a unit quite well I felt a lot of the non-plot based episodes were weaker in comparison. Furthermore, Pierrot has never been one to have good animation and that does still apply here. While it's not distractingly bad like with some of their other works, it still leaves a bit more to be desired. Same with the OST. Some of the same tracks are repeated too often for the same conflicts. While they may have worked at first hearing the same minimalistic track for the same expression over and over again does limit the power of it. And while Sanrio Danshi had good writing and while the conflicts were believable and relatable, the production of them was not the best and thusly they didn't have the rich power they could have.
Stilll despite production issues, it's a good show. The characters are likeable. The situations are relatable, and overall it tells a good story of friendship and bonding based off of a unique trait. So if you want to see some of that, this is a good show to give a try.
Sanrio Danshi is a pretty relaxing show with some conflict that each character eventually goes through. There is a lot of promoting of Sanrio merch and Puroland, but that's expected from an anime about Sanrio. Despite that, it had a nice message throughout the series: liking things that other people might think is not acceptable for your age is ok. I find that kind of relatable myself when I know people who think anime is for kids only, but fortunately I've found friends my age or older who appreciate anime. All the characters were quite different but they all loved a different Sanrio
characters. The story overall is a pretty simple typical school show involving boys with similar interests hanging out, so it didn't leave a big impression compared to other school shows. If you want a show that's relaxing with a bit of conflict in each episode, try this show out.
This is like a very long but cute informercial for Sanrio. That said, I appreciated the character development and wanting more. The premise is simple and direct and alot of teenagers, boys and girls can relate to - the importance of friendships. I like that they weave in the Sanrio characters into the story line, and there are tons of cute moments. I'm not a My Melody fan, but I LOVE Yuu. Artwork is done well, I can appreciate the experience. Would love to see more of it, especially at the very end they introduced 2 more characters that
there's no time to develop. Look forward to more.
When I saw that there'll be an anime that contains pretty boys and Sanrio, I was HYPED. I grew up with Sanrio characters, mostly Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll, so I was looking forward to what this anime will offer.
Sanrio Dashi may have been an informercial for Sanrio products, but that doesn't mean it can't be an enjoyable anime. I appreciate the message they gave in the first half of the anime. I can relate and understand each character's struggles when it comes to having unusual interests. While the anime did have a nice message around the first half, the anime kinda fell flat around the
second half with the 'I want to sparkle' plot. I understand with what they're going for, but it wasn't executed properly and some episodes felt blah. Another issue I had is how most of the drama was executed. The first couple of episodes' drama were decent, but things got more melodramatic as the anime progressed. Especially the episode with the blonde.
It's alright. Some character designs were decent, some don't stand out and pretty forgettable. The animation could have been better though. Some scenes were pretty awkward when they weren't fully animated.
I have no complaints. The upbeat OP and ED matches the anime pretty well. Kinda forgettable for me, but I don't think it's all that bad.
[May Contain Spoilers] Okay these characters may be either hit or miss, or just plain forgettable to others. While I did enjoy the cast, honestly, the only character that stood out to me and loved was Yuu. Seiichirou and Shunsuke were okay and liked them. Ryou really irritated me when introduced in the anime with his sour attitude and awful behavior. But he sort of grew on me around the end, and don't dislike him as much as I did. Kouta, the mc, ended up being a character I grew to dislike. Or at least not like as much as I did before.. I thought it was cruel with the way he treated his old friends, ignoring them or not really hanging out with them anymore. It was played for laughs when Kouta was ignoring one of his friends, but got old real fast and I ended up feeling sorry for them. Another thing was around Episode 11, when Kouta pushed Yuu, causing him to fall and have a cut on his cheek, which was bleeding too. I understand that Kouta was having self doubts, trying to fight his inner demons, but you cannot do that to your friends... He didn't even apologize... I really wanted to like Kouta, he's not even a bad guy, but I ended up not liking him as much as I did around the beginning.
Overall, I still enjoyed this anime despite the second half being blah and a few issues with the characters. It's kind of hard to recommend this anime, but this show does have its strong points, it just could've been much better. If you're thinking of watching this anime, then give it a try.