Adapted from the popular storybooks of the same name by Yutaka Hara, Kaiketsu Zorori follows the adventures of a scheming fox named Zorori, who is determined to become the King of Mischief with his very own castle and beautiful bride. Although Zorori is notorious for his pranks and tricks, his conniving plots often backfire and end up helping his targets, and despite appearing to be villainous and immoral, he is actually caring and sentimental. Nevertheless, Zorori has the wits, intelligence, and dexterity to always find a solution out of the most hopeless of situations. Travelling with a pair of twin boar bandits, Ishishi and Noshishi, he continues on his journey to make his deceased mother proud.
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Kaiketsu Zorori, based off the children's book series by Yutaka Hara had a very fun anime, even for an older viewer like myself.
The story is fairly simple: A anthropomorphic fox named Zorori wants to become an evil king and own a castle and marry a beautiful bride to succeed the goals he said to his deceased mother. Although two boars, Zorori, and Noshishi, tag along as his servants.
It's a silly little story, but I rather liked it for the execution of it made it fun to watch in 52 episodes despite it's simplicity.
The art is actually
good, nothing much to be said about it but it has a kiddy feel to it and is well-drawn for the most part. It's use of vivid colors and simple background art just fits all in very well.
The sound effects were funny and good to say the most. Although the music, such as "Zorori March", was rather fun to sing-along to. So it was pretty fun overall.
The characters Noshishi and Ishishi may lack character development, but they do serve a purpose to get into Zorori's character depth. It wasn't the deepest, but it was fairly interesting to figure out Zorori and see some of him grow and somewhat develop 3-dimension-ally throughout the series.
The large cast of characters appear at certain times too, such as his rival Gaon, but not much to say there besides a good set-up.
I really did enjoy watching each episodes. For all the reasons listed, it just fell in place to my personal interests and had made it worth the watch . All the silliness and some good comedy made me laugh, the somewhat suspenseful parts really got me into it as well.
Kaiketsu Zorori is a hit-or-miss thing, but most likely great for children as that's what it was aimed for. For me, it was an anime for just enjoyment and relaxation for it's silly-fun story and characters. I felt it was worth my watch!