This story gives a look at the daily life of a pair or Alice twins and their older brother who has a sister complex. Them eating meals, getting into fights, playing with friends... Would you like to peek at the heart-full daily life of the cute Alices?
There is an anime series beyond that which is known to viewers. It is a series as small as its main characters, and as short as any three minute video. It is the middle ground between promotional videos and full length 24 minute episodes, between hand-drawn manga illustrations and computer animations, and it lies between the whites of one’s eyes and the screen of one’s monitor. This is a series of super deformed characters. It is an art style which we call chibi. Next stop, the Chibi Zone!
You notice there are twelve episodes, each comprising 3 minutes and 41 seconds. However,
upon viewing several episodes, you notice each episode has a 30 second opening song, followed by two minutes of actual animation and story, then a 30 second ending song, and finally 41 second of closing credits. Disappointing, I know.
For the story, you will watch the daily lives of twin sisters, Rise and Airi, and their older brother who has a sister complex. You watch their daily life occurrences include: taking care of his sick sister, cooking meals, going to festivals, wearing a maid uniform, competitions, and opening a cafe. In the end, though, it’s mostly about the older brother being surrounded by many cute girls, such as his twin sisters, the sister’s friends, and the female manager. Still, you realize it’s far too short and boring, even for the Chibi Zone.
As expected in the Chibi Zone, you realize that every character is a chibi with their classic characteristics: minimum facial details, large head with a tiny body, bright and vibrant colors, and wearing simple clothes with minimum details. The bright background designs compliments the chibi characters by appearing cheap and lacking details as well. And finally, the animations will sometimes be stiff and jerky with many shots jumping from one scene to the next in quick succession. You, of course, notice that the characters sometimes become their non-chibi forms, but disregard it as it’s very generic looking.
You hear two songs both of which are J-Pop in origin. The opening song contains many chibi characters yelling, “Say Hi!” in a upbeat, loud high-pitched voice, and the ending song contains several still shots of characters in various clothes and poses. Along with those sounds, you also hear the fine voice acting, and many random sound effects for every action the characters perform.
You will watch undeveloped, forgettable, two-dimensional characters with no background stories and little personalities talking, eating, and frolicking to the end of every episode. You realize the older brother’s only redeemable features are being kind and cooking meals, while the girls are all extremely cute and like the older brother very much. You also realize that there’s a lack of investment and attachment to these characters because the series is too short and throws them into random mundane events and situations that you could care less about.
I hope you enjoyed your time in the Chibi Zone because I didn’t. Hopefully, the Chibi Zone will return under a better anime than this one.
I still stand by what has been said 2 months back, and this proves that some studios are STILL raking in towards the short-form format, for people like us whom have some or too much to watch, and then there are the horrible, untouchable ones (like this one).
There's no story, the manga adaptation just makes the anime look trash.
The characters, unappealing as they are, they DO at least serve their purpose in the realm of imoutos and such.
The art is good, THE ONE AND ONLY good point of view, I'll give the studio responsible for this for that.
And OMG I absolutely cringe at the music,
the OST, fine as they are on their own, but it's really unbearable, just skip it entirely.
Still though, heed my warning, DO NOT touch this horrendous trash, you'll save an entire episode and a half of your time watching something you'll love instead.
Thank you for reading my review of Alice Or Alice.
Serious talk, I don't like this at all. I have a strong hatred for this anime. This is without a doubt the worst anime of this season. Get ready for a rant, this is my review of Alice Or Alice.
Let's look what happens in the first episode:
Sisters wake up.
They fuck something up.
Their brother helps them.
They say they love their brother.
That's the entirety of episode 1. If
you think I glanced over something, I didn't. The story is almost as bad as Tenshi No Drop.
I hope you like chibi characters, because 90% of this anime is filled with that. I personally don't have much of a problem with chibi characters, but it you are going to fill the anime 90% with chibi characters and 10% with actual effort it's gonna feel like little effort was put into this.
Best part about the OST? The OP and ED together is almost longer then the anime itself. Plus for me, I have to watch less then.
The brother is caring and the girls are cute. That's the whole cast.
With every second I could feel my braincells popping. It is a chore to see this anime. And no, the cuteness of the girls doesn't save one bit.
Don't watch this. Don't support this. Don't even acknowledge its existence. Fuck. This.