Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn't have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him. Hikari's bitterness and trust issues lead him to say pretty harsh things to Iroha, but she never dismisses him as creepy. After a while, it starts to look like Iroha may become his first real-life, 3D girlfriend! Will he be able to handle it?
Typically, a show scored under 7 is garbage. Therefore, it is surprising that this is getting such a poor score.
Don't get me wrong, it's not groundbreaking anime but I saw many shows over 7.5 that are definitely worse than this one. I feel like the MAL score is slowly becoming irrelevant.
I typically can't handle shoujo anime (the pace is so slow, I feel like dying) but there's just enough mystery in the story to keep you interested. The character interactions are indeed awkward and cringey but considering the setting it makes perfect sense.
From the setup, it looks like it's supposed to be a drama more
than a rom-com but it has comedic elements. It's a little bit odd that it portrays any other male character (other than the mc and his friend) as being complete assholes, but it doesn't affect your enjoyment.
Watching 3D Kanojo feels like standing in the middle of no man's land where two parties are trying to bomb the living shit out of each others with cliches and cringe. By two parties, I mean our two main characters. It's so over the top, it is actually quite entertaining to watch.
The writer keeps throwing romance cliches in such a tempo it can only be called an impressive work. Our main girl is full of opposites. At the same time, she is a whore and an innocent treasure. A strong badass and a crying little girl. It's never certain if what she says is honest
or a lie. I view this is a parody towards generic shoujo leads whose behavior makes no sense whatsoever. The lead guy on the other hand is at the same time a loser otaku and an ideal boyfriend.
Because of the ridiculously fast pacing, and the girls constant lies, it's quite hard to get into these characters and call this a good romance. None of it has been made seriously after all, but it does a decent job as a comedy, though it looks like the series will be getting old soon. I can recommend this to folks who have the tendency to hate romances because 3D Kanojo quite well captures all the things that are wrong with them.
This show is a bit fast when it comes to the story but I don't feel it was rushed or anything that leads to poor product nor confusion to the viewer. The story itself wasn't unique but nonetheless it still entertaining to watch. It just a story about an anime otaku and a girl which I can't explain what personality she had without using offensive words so let us leave it like that, I let you discover it...
The Art has no any diffirence, or what I can say, it wasn't unique nor new. The Animation was fine, smooth as always. Background also has nothing to
offer what I mean is, it just your normal anime background with buildings,people,etc.
The Sound also had no diffirence. Just your typical romance/school anime. Music wasn't that good but wasn't that bad either. The Voice Acting also had no difference, just your typical anime voice actors.
The Characters, well there were only few currently but nonetheless they are developed, they are relatable at some point but not as a whole. The Main Protagonist, Tsutsui, your typical anime otaku character. What I mean your typical anime otaku character was the anime character who is socially akward, had no friends (but this time had one) and hated by others because of his likings. Next is our Female Protagonist, Igarashi. She is a person that everyone hates because of her personality. She tell lies (Mostly),use words that kind of offended someone and mostly, she is a play girl. Now we are done talking about the Main Characters, lets talk about those Supporting Characters. First on our list was itou, a friend and the only friend of Tsutsui. He is also an anime otaku (judging he is the only friend of Tsutsui) and a person who wears cat ears which is in a daily basis. To school, to public places, where ever he went. You go there? Wait, I'll put this first! And now, last on our list is Ishino. I can't tell any about her but the only thing I know was she is nice but also kind of a mean person. You can say, a Tsundere (for my opinion).
And thats pretty much it... Right now, I'm enjoying watching this show. And knowing myself, once I like it, it will no longer change. So you can say that this review will be the same even though I'm done watching this show.
Overall, its worth your time watching this. Even its your typical romance/school genre, you won't get bored nor get disappointed. I recommend it to those who want to look for a new anime with those genre I just mentioned :D
It is often said by many that anime is gradually getting worse. As much as I want to deny this, I can't help but reluctantly agree. Over the past few seasons, there had been such a lack of originality and overuse of cliches that besides the occasional 'a place farther than the universe', I'm wondering if anime is even trying anymore. Lets take a look at '3D girlfriend', which, as much as I wanted to like it, I can't help but getting annoyed by how cliche it is.
Plot (4/10): The story to this show is extremely mediocre and predictable. A boy who is an otaku
and often bullied meets a girl, the girl changed his initial opinion of 3d girlfriends (whatever that means), falls in love, starts dating, bla bla bla. Basically its 'the world god only knows' except its a whole less original and consists of a single relationship. This may not have been a bad thing except the execution is laughably poor. None of the otaku subplot is explored in a meaningful
way at all, which makes me wonder why the show even made the mc an otaku in the first place. The romance is very bad, with poor chemistry between the characters and is badly paced. I mean, come on! They meet and even started dating on the same day? How does that work?
Character (3/10): Besides the plot, the characters in this show are very unoriginal as well. The main character, tsutsui, I feel is probably one of the blandest shojo leads I've seen. Not only does he lack any personality whatsoever, but he is also horribly inconsistent. He
gets angry for no particular reason and is then showed to be placid in the next scene. I suppose this show wants to characterize him as a socially awkward type of guy, but if it is, it does a very terrible job at it. Next up, we have the female protagonist, Igarashi, who, while still being better than Tsutsui, is still very boring. The third character, Itou Yuuto, is hardly worth mentioning since the only bit of development he got is as a plot device for being the mc's best friend.
Animation and Sound (5/10): While not being bad, the technical aspects of this show aren't very good either. The character designs are mediocre, with Tsutsui being the typical high school boy with glasses, which was copied from at least 50 other anime with basically the same design and Igarashi looks like the typical shojo lead with wavy hair. The music in the opening is pretty bad in my opinion although for voice acting, I do like Igarashi's voice a lot so I'll keep this category above a 4.
Overall (4/10): Overall, this show so far is pretty bad. I might watch a few more episodes to see if it gets better but I'll put it on-hold for now.
In these opening weeks of the Spring 2018 anime season, Steins;Gate 0 starts off as the by far highest rated anime, although Megalo Box is the new heavy hitter if we look past sequels. This and more in the opening edition of The Seasonal Quarterly.