Chisato Mizusawa is a reserved but excellent and pretty assistant manager in her company. She has a secret that only her husband Sora knows, which is that she likes drinking alcohol, and she can become very cute when she is drunk! Even tonight, she gets relaxed (with the phrase "Shifuku~") and drunk with the cocktail Sora makes♥. It's a "Yoidere (Drunken Dere)" cocktail comedy of Japan's closest husband and wife.
With all the anime this seasonal sparking debates and deep thoughts, I wanted something to watch that would make me feel relaxed. Browsing through the shows I landed upon this one, and what I saw for 40 minutes, did not disappoint me.
While others will disagree with me, I genuinely feel that Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara is one gem of an anime. A sweet take on the everyday life of a couple will make any depressed or grumpy guy happy.
Chistao is a working woman in a company. Pretty, reserved and excellent in her work. Sora, her husband, works in a bar. The anime deals
with Chi-chan being welcomed or treated to a drink by her husband everyday, and the cuteness that un-follows thereafter.
There's not much to think, not much to debate while watching the anime. Just kick back and relax as you see a cute couple still enjoying their days. It's an overall enjoying package and honestly for a 3 minute short with 13 episodes a critical part by part analysis seems foolish.
Chi-chan and Sora are really couple goals. Chisato is for sure my waifu of the season. Her drunk face, her serious face and her face filled with the love for her husband are too damn cute. If only there were cute girls like that in real life(deep sighs of regret).
Rather than reading the many review, go watch it. You will not be disappointed unless you have made up your mind to hate it.
P.S. About the many alcoholic recipes given in the anime, I tried to make a few. It was hard and didn't taste right. Something is best left with the professionals I guess.
Love is Like a Cocktail (AKA: Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara) represents everything that’s I hate about the romance genre. Maybe you’ll have more patience for it, but I’m a pretty cynical person by nature so I struggled to not look at it spitefully.
The worst issues that plague this show:
1. A man gives woman alcohol for the first time, now she’s an alcoholic. (Great influence! Why not marry him!?!)
2. She marries him to have a personal bartender. (a Hilariously misguided example of romance.)
3. Guy buys his wife with alcohol. (There’s more to love than just substance!)
4. She becomes drunk very easily and throws
herself at him. (Wow nice life lessons!)
5. A "romance" starring adults is written with all the seriousness you'd expect of Umaru-chan.
(If you wanted to make a goofy romance, then alcohol-fueled relationships was not a good choice. It could have easily been a drama if they didn't approach a careful subject like alcoholism with so little care for the gentle subject.)
You can’t teach an audience that a relationship works that way. Love doesn’t and shouldn’t work like that. Alcohol doesn't work like that! When you’re making an anime (watched mostly by kids or young adults) then it’d probably be a good idea to consider your audience.
On top of this show’s agregious issues it also fails to provide a decent watching experience. Despite being only 3 minutes long it is incredibly repetitive, each episode has the same sequence of events and it isn't funny or entertaining. The show has a simple but kind-hearted intentions that just don't come across at all. It wants to be cute and heartwarming but instead it borders on insulting.
Every episode a stressed-out businesswoman, Chisato, is comforted by her husband, Sora, with alcohol and/or food he prepares himself. Chisato and Sora have no chemistry, other than she likes the drinks that he makes and he likes feeding her. There is no spark between them. I wouldn't even believe that they were married if there wasn't an obligatory backstory episode.
Love is Like a Cocktail is just a cooking show (and not a very good one at that) with a seemingly obligatory romance tacked on. Look no further than their undercooked relationship, there's no chemistry!
Their relationship is platonic at best, toxic at worse. No one should take their relationship seriously. This isn't what healthy romance looks like, it's poison and could never exist this happily in real life. Sure, if there were other qualities that Chisato and Sora loved each other for I could see it being more believable. But there are none. The show does not develop them past, a cute tired woman who likes alcohol, and a bartender who likes cute woman.
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken this is not.
Story 2/10 What story? +1 for a generously brief length.
Art 6/10 Fine. The food and drinks look… edible I guess?
Sound 6/10 Nice ed. The voice acting is ok.
Character 1/10 +1 for the lemon.
Enjoyment 2/10 The lemon was pretty funny.
It's bad. Not just for short-form anime. It fails because it doesn't try to create a convincing romance or realistic characters, instead it just forces overbearing cuteness onto you. Maybe cute lady drinking alcohol is all you need for 3 minutes, but there should be something more.
Perhaps you are more tolerant to disposable entertainment and problematic relationship dynamics than I am, but for me 3 minutes a week is far too long to waste on this drivel.
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara or Love is like a Cocktail is a great anime short about a couple in which the husband is a bartender Masaki Shiraishi voiced by Kenji Akabane that gives her wife Chisato Mizusawa voiced by Eri Kitamura alcohol to soothe her worries away...with a lemon mascot showing us how to make these delicious concoctions.
If that sounded like LA thinks it sounded to you all and LA KNOWS SOME OF YOU WILL...STOP, it's not like that.
If anything between Masaki and Chisato it's the cocktails that brought them together and we even get shown
this during a backstory about how they met.
The "beergasm" if anything is VERY similar to Shokugeki no Souma's foodgasms and with Eri Kitamura's brilliantly done drunk vocals and her great accenting makes the beergasms all the more to look forward to.
The animation done by Creators in Pack did decent enough with this short by showing off some detailed animations on the cocktails as well as the decent enough character designs to make them all distinguishable. Even then, the lemon mascot (that shows up a lot) though he's expected character design for a mascot isn't that bad either. Either way the animation is pretty good if only because of the detailed cocktails.
The voice acting....well LA already said it but Eri Kitamura is MVP in this anime short if only because of her great transitioning between strict and focused office lady accenting to delightful drunk.
Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara is FAR from being a horrible anime short, it's just merely a relationship of a husband and wife with alcohol involved and how they help each other from the worst or best of times and the alcohol in question is NOT brought up in a bad light and THAT is quite something even for an anime short.
So if you wanna see Eri Kitamura beergasm then Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara has your order.
What's the best thing after a stressful day at work? Unwinding with a bit of alcohol of course!
That's basically the gist of this little short called Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara. It's all about married couple Sora and Chisato enjoying their couple life by having Chi-chan get drunk.
It's a three minute short so you shouldn't expect much in the way of story, though the anime did surprise me by having, of all things, a two episode arc detailing the couple's first encounter. That was a nice touch the show decide to put at the end to give a bit more closure and also as
a chance to have more cute moments with the two.
The entire show is built around these cute moments. Nothing really matters aside from these. Well, maybe aside from the drink recipe you're shown in every episode. If you feel like it you could probably make these drinks on your own since they're really simple, I however haven't tried it.
What else is there to say, really? The animation is below average, being mostly very still. The music may as well be non-existent and as mentioned above there's really no story to speak of.
What you see is what you get: a lovely, perfect couple and some drinks which make Chi-chan go all red and adorable.
I recommend watching this once a day, or once a week since it could get old watching what is essentially the same few story beats over and over again.
If you do decide to give this anime a try you'll find a relaxing three minute show that will make you wish you had a wife like Chi-chan or a husband like Sora and maybe also a cold drink in hand.