The "Colors" are three cute little girls who hang out together and say they're protecting the peace of their city. They have lots of fun together, doing stuff like playing games, solving puzzles, and going to the zoo. This anime follows their largely happy daily life.
Finally, an anime show that is funny and not the sci-fi over the top action ones. the story is simple. 3 kids having their fun in the city. with interesting characters such as Saito, grandpa, and nonoka.
Aand thankfully they didn't lewd any of the characters. if they did I would've dropped it from the get-go. each episode is heartwarming and filled with childish jokes. these kinds of shows are rare.
this show nails the childish side of kids. always energetic and not worried about the adults. they have their own world and they explore it in each episode.
the voice actors deserve their own praise.
sat chan, Yui and kotoha have a very convincing kid voice. not the loli squeaky voice, a proper one.
then there is the artwork. it was really like non non biyori and turns out it is the same studio that made non non biyori. which is awesome.
whom should I kill to have more animes like this....
Watching this anime, you can't help but feel a surge of nostalgia. Even if your childhood was nothing like theirs running around the city, you still feel as if you're a kid following their adventures. I could feel myself getting younger by the second while watching these episodes, and I'm not even old.
The story is basically nonexistant, but that's common for a slice of life like this. You don't really need an intricate plot to enjoy the shenanigans of these girls.
The art is nothing particularly special, but it does a good job at setting the mood with its vibrant coloring.
The sound is high level production
quality as usual, nothing out of the ordinary.
Now for the characters, I was truly impressed by how well the came out. Originally I thought it was gonna be some type of harem with the security guard based on clips I saw but it's not at all. The lolis are never lewded, which is a fresh change of pace. The three girls have very distinct personalities, even the side characters are not your typical boring tropes.
This anime is a wholesome, childish romp around town with your friends, and the most important thing is that it's funny as hell. Occasionally one of the girls will blurt out something in that savage childlike way that they don't realize that it's rude, it's a refreshingly different type of humor than you usually see nowadays. You can't help but smile the whole way through.
I made this early review because I feel this anime is clearly underappreciated in MAL, as it only had 7.18 rating by 2070 members at the time this review is writen. So, I encourage anyone who have not watch this gem to just try watching the 1st episode, i am sure you will want more.
Story: The story is about 3 cute girls having adventure around their city. They create Colors team with the purpose to protect their city. They play game, solve detective case, tease cop, or just take a nap together in their hideout. Well, the story may not seem that special, but the
way the girls carry out the story is what make it so special.
Characters: Here is the part that shine the most from this anime. Well, you may have seen a lot of "cute girls doing cute things" anime, but what make this anime become different is the 3 girls characters are acting like a real life girls in their age, which is around 9-10 years old. They are all act so naive, simple, and just having fun, but still have their own interesting personality.
Kotoha is the blue haired girls that always play her portable game console whenever wherever. She has a long hair and always wore hat which change in each occasion. Her personality is kinda twisted, as she always act like detective or spy, and sadistic to her friends sacchan. But she is overall still a kind little girl, and kinda act as a brain in their team. She is probably the best girl of this season for me, as i really love her attitude which always so cute and full of surprise, for example when the group found a locked safe and her friends hope it contains treasure or jewel, but she hope it contains human pinky or ear.
Sacchan is the yellow haired girls who is so hyperactive and act on impulse. She is the one who like doing mischievous act, and act as a push for her team to do something. One time she tease a random guy in akihabara asking his game console or she will scream.
Yui is the brown haired girls who the girls choose as their leader. She is little bit shy, and the one who really acts as a normal little girls in their age. She cried when the cop scold them, threaten them with Grenade launcher, and when she is told that the only way nature can be saved is by wiping out mankind. She act as a stopper in their team from doing something excessive. And she is probably the kindest girls in the world.
Art and Sound: well, i never decide to like or give score to an anime based on art and sound. But for me the art of Mitsuboshi Colors is really amazing, they display the background kinda like in real Ueno Prefecture, the place and stuff that exist in the anime also exist in real life, such as the panda box, the police office, the bakery, etc. The characters animation is kinda similar to anime Strawberry Marshmallow but with overall improvement.
For the sound, I think it is also pretty good, with its overall cheerfulness theme. The OP and ED song is really amazing with the 3 girls VA as the singer, especially I really like the opening song as i rewind it so many times til i am bored.
Enjoyment: yeah, this is the anime with full of enjoyment. Just watching the girls having fun adventure, made me forget my real life problem and reminiscing my childhood. And watching the girl cuteness somehow made me want to make my own. Jk.
Overall this is anime with a lot of cuteness and fun, no drama, and no excessive characters emotion plot which is usually happen and ruin other cute girls doing cute things anime. Oh, and for bonus this anime is also full of high quality meme material.
As I watched this series, I can't help but think of something along the lines of "Powerpuff Girls" the literal Japanese anime version of it, because that's what this series show in its own glory. And not to mention, ANOTHER SOL ANIME (oh boy, too much is never enough) and letting us rekindle our hideous but fun childhood days!
So the premise of the show? A group of girls known as Colors hanging around together and saving the day as per doing mundane but noteworthy things such as playing games, solving puzzles and having ridiculous thinking that only kids would think about. So as mentioned, think
of Powerpuff Girls as if dumbed down to kid status and having none of the care of grown-ups, just having fun, saving the day and protecting the peace of their town.
So right off the bat, let's intro our Colors MCs!
Kotoha (Buttercup type) who is always glued to her games (that's a 3DS drawing peeps) and always looking dull but then at times, manage to pull out a joke from time to time.
Sacchan (or Sat-chan) (Blossom type) is always bubbly and energetic about everything under the sun, always finding that ray of fun and whatever the hell's she gotta put up with coz man that's one sweet kid!
Yui (Bubbles type) always goes along with the idiosyncrasies of the Colors group, that tries at times to make puns but then always get thrown off at one side, but nonetheless, an essential to the Colors team.
Not forgetting the policeman Saitou (Mojo Jojo type) that the Colors always get a hell of a "whacking" for, that the Colors' goal to save the day depends on Saitou's inability to comprehend the things that kids do back in the day, while getting a good "beating" to him.
Overall, the characters themselves aren't interesting, but their interaction with the rest of the people in the town is what makes my heart flutter at when we were kids and we didn't have a hoo-hah care in the world.
As for the art and animation, it's clear that Silver Link didn't put a lot of budget, knowing that this series wouldn't be a cash cow for them, so still shots galore, and they come with preparedness in mind. But I do still think it's a good job with what was offered so far, no over-stylized nor standout graphics, just good ol' animation that's worth a passable grade in their books.
The music evokes most of the passions of being kids when at times we don't feel like it. Both OP and ED present lush voices sung by the show's CVs (another budget problem), and though they're honestly not what I can call great, but it gets the job done.
So, with this SOL, does it get a pass? Certainly not, but I do like my childhood so maybe I'm biased. Nonetheless, it's not a must watch, but it's certainly better watching this on the backlog (or just ignore it altogether). I do enjoy and got some laughs out of this series, so hoping this review can do a wee bit justice.