As story goes, the writing for this show isn't abysmal, but it's not incredible. The characters aren't one-dimensional by any stretch, but this is the major problem with the show: each episode reads as a very heavy-handed product placement for the episodes featured alcohol. Brand names and glowing recommendations go hand in hand, and the native advertising present isn't subtle enough to not be irritating. As for art and sound, I can't say that they are anything out of the ordinary or spectacular. The OP takes artistic liberties with underwater alcohol physics, but that's in the interest of cementing each character to their preferred drink.
The story is a basic slice of life show, but the vast majority of each episode is focusing on giving as much background information on the drink of the week.
If this show breaks suddenly from its formula of beating you over the head with product placement, I would recommend it as a comfy, quiet show. Until then, the advertising is just too much.
Outstanding animation/art quality, and an impressive character design. Your learn many things about each character allowing fans to find out more about their "favourite" character.
The sound quality along with the opening and closing music suits the animation style perfectly. The story is fun and enticing, and hooks the watcher to the show. The episodes are quite short compared to other shows, but i believe this allows more time to be invested into making the show better; as each episode isn't dragged out.
Overall I'd highly recommend this anime, the story isn't very complicated allowing people new to the anime community to even enjoy it,
but the art style, character building, animation quality and sound quality is also impressive enough for anime "veterans" to appreciate too. This has become my new favourite show of 2018.
Takunomi follows the same formula as Dagashi Kashi, it's an anime more focused on products rather than an actually story. However, this anime is far from being entertaining as Dagashi.
Being a short SoL anime animation and art is your standard bland, not bad or good. Sound is underwhelming and almost forgettable. That brings us to the characters, who are cute are pleasant to watch while they live their comfy lives, but are extremely dull when the products are shown, the products themselves are all alcohol related with the background stories being rather boring as well. Unlike Dagashi, an anime about selling candies, Takunomi doesn't have
the over-the-top characters and entertaining jokes intertwined with their product placements, instead the anime itself is pretty average with almost funny gags.
I'll honestly admit, as bland as this show goes, it is decently entertaining to know the character interactions are always centered around having alcohol, as in different types while giving teaching lessons about them. Unfortunately, it also bores me to tears sometimes.
A trope of women in different age groups and occupations, lamenting over their work conditions and then pouring them over alcohol. And yup, that's the summary, just great. Thankfully this series are 12-min episodes otherwise the boredom sets in really quick.
The 4-lady crew:
Energetic Michiru Amatsuki whose new interest is drinking beer and resting on top of the problems of the cast.
Sisters Makoto (younger) and
Nao (older) Kiriyama, having a strange relationship that thankfully ties in with the premise.
Kae Midorikawa the housekeeper who's also tied down with work, and becomes obsessive with alcohol.
Overall, a short but decently rounded cast.
I used to remember when Production IMS always make shows of fan favorites worse (in this case, Sora no Otoshimono: Eternal My Mster), but in all essence, their shows (Masou Gauek HxH, Testament of Sister New Devil) are decent shows, and this is no different. Bland character designs, bland artwork with animation to boot, it's clear that this is meant to be a relaxing series so the amount of budget is just right for the series itself.
Not even the music does the series saving grace. The OST is fine for what it is, it's not great but it does explicitly show the series aesthetics to a T, and it does that well on its own.
Should you watch Takunomi.? Not a must, but if you need a relaxing 12-min series, there are others that showcase better works out there, but don't pass this by but rather give it a shot.