Are you a socially awkward otaku who doesn’t understand why mean 3D ladies don’t want your very eligible d? Sick and tired of the Real Girls and 2D waifus are all you need in your laifu? Then oh boy, do I have the perfect anime for you because I sure as hell don’t want it.
3D Kanojo: Real Girl is a painful experience. A lazily shat out romcom that uses cliches and plot contrivances as a crutch to hobble its way through twelve agonizing episodes. Proudly it presents insultingly stereotypical characters that are anything but three dimensional.
All you need to do is gaze
upon this glorious shitfest and it becomes abundantly clear what the show’s main issue is: it’s fucking hideous. The art is a disaster; backgrounds are a mess of fuzzy colors, there’s very little animation, and in an attempt to stay on model the characters hardly change their expressions. All the show has going for its visuals are the character designs, and even those are just the same faces mediocrely drawn and in worsening quality as the show progresses.
The love interest, Iroha, has one expression for the majority of the show, pouty sad girl, the main character Tsutsui is more expressive which also means more frequently off model. From time to time you’ll see characters slide across the frame on motion tweens with no animation whatsoever, making it seem like they go to a school for ghosts. And that's the closest the show came to making me laugh.
Stiff character animation is partly to blame for the lazy comedy, but also the directing is so slowly paced that even if the dialogue was good (which it isn’t) there wouldn’t be much to enjoy. Awkward doesn't even begin to describe how the dialogue feels, it's clumsy in a way that’s too unnatural to be believable and too poorly timed to hit with any impact. Sharing some of the blame is the monotonous elevator music that adds nothing but a headache to any scene it's present in.
The moment the opening song starts playing I feel like I’m about to have a stroke, the level of cringiness in the visuals with the depressed singing voice. The singer sounds so downtrodden like he’s about to end his life, I instinctively zip straight over to the mute button so I don’t have to contemplate the void while watching 3D fucking Kanojo. The rest of the soundtrack gives me the sensation of my brain slowly swelling from the aneurysm the droning music gives me. Repetitive looping of the same song with only two piano keys during dramatic scenes, slowly putting more pressure on my skull until I relieve it by turning the volume off. Do you like the sound of printers on repeat? Well, check out the sick beats on these action scenes because these swooshes and boops will knock your socks off. This exceeds all bounds of low budgeting, it’s just plain and simply lazily made.
3D Kanojo falls flat on its face as a comedy, but there’s still room for resonant drama (spoiler alert it’s a cringy disaster too). A story about two emotionally damaged people sorting through their feelings together is an alluring premise, and with a better writer, it could have been good. It’s not fundamentally flawed, it’s just terribly executed. The characterization relies heavily on cliches, and the character-driven story uses only contrivances to progress. Rarely does a development in the characters feel deserved; the story is divided by misunderstandings, a third party drives a rift in the lead pairing, then the conflict is resolved by the end of the chapter rinse and repeat. 3D Kanojo is barely competent because it relies heavily on this formulaic cheap method of telling its story. Even so, a character-driven story is only as good as it's characters allow it, but they're trash too.
Tsutsui begins the show as the standard archetypal boy who hates real girls because people look down on him for liking anime… That’s not much of a motivation, but the series had room to flesh him out more. And nothing came from it; he remains a mostly oblivious idiot for the entire series. His only ‘character development’ comes from cheap contrivances that lead him into trouble with his girlfriend then eventually the issues resolve themselves. Instead of subverting the mountain of stereotypes it chooses the cheapest route and gratifies his misogyny by making all of the girls comically cruel to Tsutsui, with the supporting character Ishino to represent the mob of angry cardboard cutouts. Her only excuse for hanging around Tsutsui and his girlfriend is that she’s his childhood friend, yet it doesn’t seem like she has a good reason to be there at all.
Ishino constantly verbally and physically abuses Tsutsui to an absurd degree, and of course she repeatedly asks out the boy who accused Tsutsui of being a pedophile. But don’t worry guys he said he was sorry so now he’s allowed to be in their friend group and even go on camping trips with them all (yes this is actually the direction the plot takes). I’m not sure what I was missing here, but how can someone go from actively trying to ruin a person's life to being ol’ pals in the next goddamn episode? It’s a suitably moronic resolution for that tire fire of an arc, but let’s leave it at that because we have more shit to cover and I’d rather not open that can of worms.
Later on in the series, a stereotypical nerdy girl appears to serve as another case of the trope Not Like Other Girls. And of course, she's not allowed to just be an archetype because whenever Tsutsui sees her he accidentally comes onto her, making her fall in love with him. Tsutsui’s obliviousness defies all logic, no human is this much of a bumbling moron. Sadly this is 3D Kanojo and there is no room for logic with all these cliches stuffed in. Of course there is a plotline dedicated to this misunderstanding and the rift it causes between Iroha and Tsutsui. Lazily written misunderstandings fuel most (if not all) of the drama in this series. You’ll always know how to easily resolve a situation episodes before the characters do, it's frustrating and quickly becomes painful to watch unironically.
Before Tsutsui and Iroha started dating, he sees the Real Girl herself crying alone in public, then proceeds to creepily follow her as she runs errands. Eventually, a shop clerk accuses Iroha of stealing, then he takes it as his chance to take off his hood and emerge from the shadows to defend her. Oh, drool… what a hero, this actually impresses her. That’s what their relationship is built on, him being a creepy stalker and she is not like other girls for various shallow reasons. At this point (the first episode) the show has divided itself from reality, the main character is no longer relatable and all of the playing into stereotypes the show has done goes nowhere, there is no subversion. The author of Real Hurl genuinely believes that otaku are creeps and the key to a girls heart is stalking her until she like you back, it’s hilariously stupid and borderline gross.
Anyone who has worked in retail can tell you if you ever accuse a customer of stealing you will lose your job. The whole scene is stupidly contrived to justify Tsutsui stalking Iroha moments ago. It’s all so she can say to him “wow you are actually a nice guy I should date stalkers more often!” This is exactly why 3D Kanojo doesn’t even work as least cute passive entertainment! It fails at being both a comedy and a drama and is not even enjoyable as passive entertainment.
I have enjoyed plenty of cutesy shoujos regardless of trashy writing, Kiss Him Not Me was pretty funny despite the stupid fat joke it was predicated on. There is no part of Real Girl that I found remotely cute or appealing. The main relationship is so codependent yet there’s no actual commentary on codependency. Even though she is the title Real Girl, Iroha has literally no agency in the story. Despite being this tough girl archetype she has so little characterization of her own. She’s pulled around in the story, never allowed to guide its direction. And Tsutsui’s isn’t always the one to drag her around. They even throw in the lowest common denominator "not blood-related" brother to tear her and Tsutsui apart in the final misunderstanding fueled chapter. There was even some 100% necessary incestual rOmAnTic TeNsiON that I can barely recall because at this far into the series my mind was shutting itself down to protect my sanity.
Other than the codependency, the main relationship is downright creepy, but the show seems content with calling it cute. I had expected at least some discussion about how the main character literally stalks, takes pictures of, and fantasizes about his girlfriend typically while she’s asleep in the same room as him on multiple occasions (the author’s fetish hmmm??). But oh no, he’s an otaku so that kind of cute behavior is normal right?
NO! This kind of awful stereotype is so moronic that it’s actually offensive. I take back what I said earlier, otakus deserve better than being portrayed like this; watch something, anything else. 3D Kanojo is not just a bad show, it's bad for us. It’s very clear that the author of Real Girl had no idea what otakus are actually like, and she wrote the main character based on a demographic she does not know firsthand. He’s an otaku because we’re told he is, he likes some trashy mahou shoujo anime because we’re told it’s good and therefore he’s an otaku, he hates women because we’re told so, he’s a socially inept dimwit because characters have to explain his emotions constantly.
Tsutsui is so barebones and carelessly written that constantly we’re stumbling into these unanswered questions like; why does he like her, what caused him to hate women, what does he even like about anime??
[Story: 2/10] Contrived and idiotic beyond belief.
[Character: 1/10] Cliched, archetypal, thoroughly unlikable.
[Art: 2/10] A messy disaster, lacking animation.
[Sound: 3/10] Repetitive and uninspired.
[Enjoyment: 1/10] Comparable to being lobotomized.
[Final Score: 2/10]
3D Kanojo is so mind-numbingly stupid it defies universal logic, I can feel my IQ rapidly decreasing even at this moment just for contemplating the hamfisted story. But not only is it intellectually insulting, it's downright offensive to anyone who dares to try and relate to these grotesquely portrayed stereotypical characters.
To top it off, the final episode closes on a non-ending halfway into the incest arc with a sequel already in the works. I can hear the mangaka laughing at me all the way from Japan because I hoped I could damn this to the void forever. Well, 3D Kanojo can fucking take the last laugh because I sure as hell am not going to waste any more brain cells on this nightmare.
Please note this review is intended for those that have finished watching 3D Kanojo Real Girl and while care has been taken to minimise story related spoilers there may still be spoilers within character analysis. You have been warned.
An unlikely romance between an Otaku and a popular but broken girl that awakens their heart to the feelings that they have been hiding from
Based off a popular manga of the same name 3D Kanojo real girl better known as Real girl is a romantic comedy anime that gives us the opportunity to look at what will happen if a high school boy shunned by
his fellow classmates for being an otaku was to encounter the beautiful but badly reputed troublemaker Iroha and end up receiving a most unexpected answer to a question that he asked merely as a joke. The first episode of the series made quite the impression on me because of its unique premise of paring an otaku with limited social skills with a popular and beautiful girl that would usually be out of his reach and was interesting enough that I kept it on my watch list and I'm glad that I did.
Taking place in a modern-day Japan the overall story of 3D Kanojo girl follows the life of Hikari Tsutsui a high school student that while kind-hearted and decent is shunned by his fellow classmates for being an otaku and his encounter with the beautiful but ill-reputed high school girl Iroha Igaraishi and the surprising romantic relationship that they both embark on thanks to a daring question and a most unexpected answer. As Hikari and Iroha embark on their most unexpected relationship both must learn to break out of the shells that they have hidden behind all their lives and learn that to find what true love is they must first learn to accept the strengths and flaws of both their personalities and overcome the barriers that isolation in society have created in their lives.
Hikari Tsutsui played by new voice actor Teppei Uenishi is one of the main characters of the series and is the main protagonist of the series. A high school student and an anime and game otaku Hikari is a quiet, cynical and blunt person by nature that while intelligent and responsible is someone that is shunned by his fellow classmates due to his interests. As a result of this, in the beginning, Hikari was an anti-social person that was overly negative and preferred to stay detached from interaction with his fellow classmates with is sole friendship within the class being with his fellow otaku Itou. As a result of being shunned by his fellow classmates, in the beginning, Hikari had a hatred of real-life girls and relationships with them and limited the interactions that he had with them preferring instead the animated ones that he sees in anime and manga. While a kind and considerate person by nature as a result of being shunned by his fellow classmates Hikari, in the beginning, was a low-key person and preferred to remain in the background where he can avoid any trouble that comes his way.
As the series goes on Hikari’s personality gradually starts to change as a result of not just meeting Iroha but also many people that he befriends along the way. Though shunning and viewing romantic relationships with real girls as being nothing but trouble as the series progresses this view of Hikari gradually changes. While nervous about romantic relationships but at the same time curious about them Hikari’s desire to understand them was let down by the fact that he had no experience with it and more importantly had trouble reading the atmosphere and understand a girl’s feelings. However, as Hikari interacts more with Iroha instead of retreating back to his world Hikari gradually becomes braver and more willing to bond with and befriend other people that would have been outside his circle of friends at the beginning showing his determination to change himself and match Iroha. In line with Hikari’s new found desire to bond with and befriend others is his new-found interest in knowing the affairs of others especially Iroha and his new friends and try to solve the problems that they are bothered with to the best of his ability. While still nervous to a degree and having trouble putting his thoughts into words Hikari gradually learns how to get on with real people and as their bonds deepen show them the care and kindness that had been hidden behind his walls. While often frustrated by his inability to read the mood and his lack of experience in love Hikari does not let that stop him and tries hard to not just improve his own personality but also learn more about what love is showing how much he values the relationship he has with Iroha and how much he wants to improve as a person so as to match her. As the series goes on and as Hikari’s relationship with Iroha and his friendships with his friends improve it can be seen that while happy that his life is improving Hikari is somewhat constrained with the fear that perhaps one day all of this can change and that one day he might lose everything that he has gained by meeting Iroha and his friends. But until that day comes Hikari will make the best of the situation.
Iroha Igarashi voiced by veteran seiyuu singer Yu Serizawa of Twin Stars Exorcist fame is one of the main characters of the series and is the main heroine of the series. A beautiful and popular high school girl that attends the same school as Hikari Iroha is a kind, quiet and polite person by nature that’s also responsible and dutiful. Unlike most girls though Iroha despite having many classmates that want to know her is someone that seemingly prefers the solitude of being alone and as a result, she like Hikari lacks many female friends her age. While a quiet person that tries to stay away from trouble it can be seen however that Iroha is someone that dislikes seeing people get bullied and indeed is someone that respects bravery and determination which is best shown in her first interactions with Hikari. At the beginning of the series, Iroha and Hikari had a very unexpected encounter with one another that would later have much impact on their lives. Unlike the rest of the students that Iroha had met until that point, Hikari was unlike anyone that she had ever met before. While socially awkward in their interactions and having interests in topics that are unknown to her Hikari’s bravery in confessing to her and his determination to stay out of trouble was something that really touched her. While finding Hikari’s interests to be unique Iroha unlike the rest of the student body did not look down on Hikari and instead treated him with due kindness something that puts her in good stead in Hikari’s eyes and contributed greatly to his development as a character. While respecting Hikari’s determination to stay out of trouble it can be seen that Iroha dislikes seeing Hikari and her friends be bullied and will try to find a way to hit back at the bullies to deal with them when she can.
As the series goes on Iroha’s personality gradually starts to change as she slowly opens up to Hikari and her new-found friends. While a polite, reserved and quiet girl that seems sure of herself on the surface beneath this it can be seen that Iroha actually is a very fragile person at heart. While certainly having more experience than Hikari in matters of love Iroha due to her looks has had to deal with confessions to her on a daily basis which created not just a large amount of stress for her but also an ill-reputed reputation among her schoolmates. As a result, this created within her mind a very negative image of what a proper serious romantic relationship should be like as most people that confessed to her cannot express a reason for why they liked her beyond her looks and thus creating a belief that people only care about her looks and not anything else. As a result of this Iroha while positive and cheerful on the surface is someone that is noted to be very good at creating masks that she wears to hide her true feelings from others something that was necessary in her life until she met Hikari and made new friends. To Iroha while Hikari is unlike any other boy that she has met before they have many issues that they share that enable them to bond easily with one another. The most prominent of these is the isolation that both feel in school and the lack of trust that they have for their fellow classmates due to their past experiences. While both Iroha and Hikari found it very hard to trust each other at first due to Hikari’s kindness to others and Iroha’s struggles to reveal her true feelings as the series goes on and both learn about what true love is this feeling of distrust gradually vanishes as for the first time in her life Iroha is able to place her trust in someone other than herself. While the relationship between Iroha and Hikari may have started off randomly as they interact with each other and learn more about each other Iroha starts to see and understand the true problems in Hikari’s personality but rather ignoring them as most people would start to instead encourage him to be more confident and proactive showing not just her love for him but also in the faith that she has that like her Hikari would be able to overcome the barriers that he has built to protect himself from an unfriendly society. The character of Iroha I felt was an interesting one that was both well designed and developed with her gradual awakening of her true self and of finding someone that will appreciate everything that she has and not just her looks being the best aspects of her character. I felt that her seiyuu Yu Serizawa really did an excellent job at portraying the character of Iroha.
In terms of animation, I felt that both the school and the areas that the cast visited during the series were both well designed and animated. The character designs for the cast I felt were also well designed and I also liked the designs of the uniforms that the cast wore as they attended school. The character of Ezomichi which is an anime character from one of Hikari’s favourite shows I felt was interesting as his discussions with it matched well with his desire to find a common ground in society and I felt that her actions in the series which was larger than her role in the manga helped greatly in providing advice to Hikari for the many trials that he had to overcome in the series. In terms of music, I felt that the series OST did a great job of conveying the various moods and feelings that the cast felt as their relationships with each other developed. In particular, I really liked the series opening and ending themes which for the series was Daiji na Koto by Quruli and Hide the Blue by Bish with the former being able to create a sense of calmness while the latter being able to convey a sense of anticipation for the next episode. In terms of voice acting for the series overall, I felt that the series voice cast did an excellent job at portraying their assigned characters. In particular, I felt that Teppei Uenishi, Yu Serizawa and Reina Ueda who portrayed the characters of Hikari, Iroha, and Sumie did an excellent job at portraying their assigned characters. The supporting cast for the series while not featured in this review I felt also did a great job supporting the overall story with Minami Tsuda, Shouta Aoi, Takuma Terashima and Sayaka Kanda doing an excellent job at portraying the characters of Arisa Ishino, Yuto Ito, Mitsuya Takanashi and Ezomichi respectively.
In overall 3D Kanojo girl was an anime that I really enjoyed watching with its main strengths being its unique premise, strong story, excellent characters, excellent voice acting and its integration of various but related themes into the story. While the premise of having an average guy falling in love with one of the schools most popular girls is itself not unusual within the anime world I felt that the unique premise that the series introduced to the concept made it sound even more interesting than the base concept something that definitely caught my interest. Within Japan, the term Otaku is a derogatory term unique to Japan that is used to label people that have obsessive interests in aspects of Japanese popular culture such as anime and manga. The negative nature that this term conveys means that people often look down on otaku and view them with suspicion and often causing distances to form between them and the person in question. Having the main character as an otaku that falls in love with a girl I felt was an interesting premise exactly because the lack of knowledge on basic human to human interactions is something that’s unknown to most otaku and seeing Hikari not only try to confront this overwhelming wall that stands between him and Iroha but make it work was something that really resonated with me.
The overall story for the series I felt was one of its main strong points with its focus naturally being the relationship between Hikari and Iroha after their first meeting. True to most otaku Hikari, in the beginning, was someone that adored the world of anime and manga and as a result, bore a distinct dislike of human girls and interactions with humans that don’t share his passion which combined with his lack of social skills made him an outcast within the class that he was part off. Until Hikari met Iroha his life had always been stable and revolved around anime and his passion for it and being able to share his passion with like-minded friends like Itou. But the fortunate encounter between Hikari and Iroha resulted in the birth of not just the unlikeliest of romantic relationships between them but also created within Hikari a desire to change his personality and for the first time in his life embrace the world that he had for so long been ignoring and as a result learn what it actually means to be a human being. While the relationship between Hikari and Iroha is anything but smooth sailing seeing them both work so hard to overcome the many challenges both physical and mental that laid in their path as they try to understand each other’s personalities was something that I thought the story handled really well. But understanding comes in many forms especially when related to love and being able to bond and connect with your other half on an emotional level is just as important a fact that I thought the story dealt with relatively well in showing the secret insecurities that both Iroha and Hikari confronted and eventually overcome as their relationship developed and blossomed. While the development of Iroha and Hikari via their relationship was, of course, the main focus of the story with it comes a secondary aspect that’s just as important as the main one which is how the rest of the school and their classmates and later friends view them. With few exceptions, most of their classmates viewed the couple with scorn not understanding why and how Iroha ended up as a couple with someone like Hikari. But as their relationship develops and Hikari and Iroha’s hearts start to gradually open as they overcome challenges this sense of hatred gradually starts to vanish as for the first time they can see that both are trying hard to overcome the many things that were holding them back. Watching the opinions and attitudes of the supporting cast of the series change as they bore witness to Hikari’s evolution as a character and seeing them gradually realise their error and become friends with him instead of hating him was something that I really enjoyed seeing because it meant that Hikari’s attempts to improve himself had succeeded.
Overall 3D Kanojo girl was a series that I really enjoyed watching with its unique premise, story and character development being its best points. The gradual understanding between Iroha and Hikari of the fact that love is not just about physical attraction but also an emotional attachment to the person that you love was something that I really enjoyed seeing and makes you realise just how deep your love for someone can be. As a final score, I would say that 3D Kanojo girl deserves a final score of 10/10.
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.
There were two-romcom anime that were airing from the spring 18 season. 3D Kanojo Real Girl and Wotaku love is hard for an okatu. However compare to Takagi San which was more a tease feast instead of a romcom both 3D Kanojo Real Girl Kanojo and Wotaku love is hard for an okatu were actually romcom that uses the character, drama, comedy and narrative to the fullest. However only one of the two romcom anime from the spring 18 season was good and that was Wotaku love is hard for an okatu. What Wotaku love is hard for an okatu has over 3D Kanojo Real
Girl is that one the characters were likable, two that show was well paced and three the romance was actually great and believable. As much I want to go into more detail of why Wotaku is a better romcom anime than 3D Girl Kanojo stay tune for my review for Wotaku love is hard for an okatu. In that review I will go into more detail of why I love, Wotaku love is hard for an okatu while I hate this 3D Girl Kanojo which speaking of 3D Girl Kanojo is no contest not only one of the worst anime of 2018 bit is also one of the worst romcoms I have ever seen period.
So what went wrong with this show?
Your soon gonna find out.
Hello everyone this is Shawn aka PhantomKurata and welcome to my review of 3D Kanojo Real Girl and with that said let’s begin
The story follows a generic okatu high school student named Hikaru Tsutsui who is shunned by his classmates for his otaku behavior. One day he gets set to do pool cleaning duty for being late along with a beautiful but reputed troublemaker Iroha Higurashi who is also considered an outsider by other students. At first reluctant to even talk to Iroha, Hikari is able to overcome his insecurity and defend her from bullies. In yet another pool-cleaning task, they decide to start a relationship. The catch? Iroha is due to change schools at the end of the year.
The story is awful.
Am not kidding this is one of the worst romance stories I have ever seen period.
For starters this show does a horrendous job at portraying the okatu culture. Unlike Wotaku love is hard for an okatu where the show portrays the okatu culture in a more realistic way that is grounded and believable this show this show literally took all of that and throw it out the window in favor being comical and unrealistic. For example in one episode Mitsuya sees Hikaru helping his sister then Mitsuya tells his sister to scream in order for the police to catch him as well branding Hikaru as a lolicon for days. Okay I understand if you don’t like the person as the well the hobby that he does but you didn’t really have to out of your way to humiliate him in public like that so he can be a easy target for the police.
People don’t behave like this and that event alone really shows how bad the character interactions are which I get to talk about now.
Episode 1 alone is the worst first episode I have ever seen a romcom. Instead of having the two main characters slowly learning about each other the show decides to start off with a very contrived pool scene where they both of them fall into the pool. After that the show decided to have an awkward conversation by having our female lead Iroha ask Tsutsui that he is a virgin and Tsutsui replies honestly. The whole conversation feels forced and unnatural as both characters talk at each other instead of allowed a character they sentence plus nothing from that conversation was remotely interesting and because of these reasons alone the show did a horrendous job at establishing theses characters.
To add insult to injury all of this shit happened in the first episode where both of these characters met for the first time. I would have been okay with this if that happened in later episodes where at that point the two main characters started to understand but having that scene happened in very first of the series really shows how poorly directed and written this series is.
The single worst thing about the show is that the show itself at times literally forgets that it was a romcom anime as it the show at times devolves into a shitty slice of life anime with a poor portyal of otaku culture which completely kills all the potenal romcom thanks to its stiff character interactions and relationships.
Overall the story in 3D Kanojo Real Girl is awful.
If you the story was bad enough guess what? The character are even worse.
Tsutsui is just your boring and unlikable okatu freak who is hard to relate to thanks to his stiff character interactions.
Iroha is just your typical easy going girl who jealous a lot. While I liked Iroha more than Tsutsui in terms of personality I still thought she was a pretty mediocre character at best.
The rest of the cast are just throwaway romcom characters that we all seen before as they only to exist to create drama and conflict to the narrative.
Overall the characters were just plan terrible.
Like with the story and characters the visuals are shit.
The character designs for 3D Kanojo Real Girl are very uninspired as they look like they were done in 1 hour without a second thought.
The animation is below average it constaints of shotty camera angles, still frame and overall weak animation.
3D Kanojo has very forgettable soundtrack overall. The same can apply to the shows opening theme however the ending theme was kinda decent.
The voice acting in the show is pretty decent overall and all the Seiyuus did a fair job on each role.
Overall the soundtrack is pretty mediocre at best.
This show is a dumpster of a romcom anime that deserves to be burned and forgotten. The story is badly written to the absolute core, the character are all unlikable idiots, mixed with a forgettable ost, weak production values and poor story directing. If you want to watch a good romcom anime from go watch Wotaku love is hard for an okatu instead of this train-wreck.
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.
After the second episode of this anime I was expecting this anime to be better than that atrocious first episode. What I got in exchange was a shitty romcom with misleading topics and very infuriating characters... Can't believe that this is getting a second season when a lot of good shows out there are left without a sequel. So lets get into details. (There might be spoilers)
The "story" centers around Tsutsui who is an Otaku who only has one friend (A very shitty friend I must say). well, at least that's what this anime tries to portray on him. He has
not contact with any humans with the exception of his neko best friend, he spends his spare time watching a mahou shoujo anime and that's pretty much his situation. I don't know what this anime tried to portray, the life of a very bullied kid or a wannabe "Otaku", because I'm sure as hell that this isn't the life of an Otaku, but of a socially awkward person who happens to like a Mahou Shoujo anime, I can relate to Tsutsui's situation here and thats why I felt so insulted while watching this anime.
One day Tsutsui meets the most inconsistent bitch in town and for some reason she falls for him (I barely remember what was the actual reason, what I can recall is that the first episode was a clusterfuck of events) and this is where the trainwreck begins. The rest of the anime is spent in misunderstandings and shitloads of melodrama of the lowest quality possible: Tsutsui "Fucks up", Igarashi gets mad because why not, his "friends" scold him saying that he is a terrible boyfriend, Tsutsui has an existencial crisis, his Mahou shoujo Waifu conforts him and encourages him, Tsutsui Apologizes, Igarashi blushes and accepts apologize, repeat. This not only gets old, its infurating because the reasons Tsutsui "fucks up" aren't such a big deal to be even mad for. Oh!, and lets not forget the plot device that is never touched again: Igarashi supposedly needs to leave town after 6 months and only God knows why... Is Igarashi going to die? never mind that, because that's left unanswered. (although I suspect that's the case)
Characters in this anime are atrocious, some of them acts as "comic relief" but dear God, this "comic relief" isn't even cringey, it's insulting and infuriating!, how I'm supposed to laugh at a "mother" who makes fun of his son and also doesn't support him when he is a suspected child molester? She doesn't even seem to care about his son situation on high school. This is not funny, its sad and infuriating, Tsutsui doesn't even deserve to have such a terrible mother, neither he deserves such shitty friends that are only there at the good times, because whenever Tsutsui "fucks up" they shine for their disappearance, or even worse, they act cold against him and insult him, he doesn't even deserve to have such an inconsistent bitch as a girlfriend, I swear, Igarashi must have reached the top 10 worst anime girlfriends in anime history.
The animation isn't that bad but not great either, there are a lot of terrible shots where characters has deformed faces, it also fails on portraying events. And the sound... Thanks God I'm not going to hear their voices ever again.
Now I don't know if this is based on a real story and I don't really care about that, but dear God, this is a terrible depiction of what love is and what friendship is, its also terrible at describing the life of an Otaku, whoever make this totally missed the point of it. Go watch something like "Welcome to the NHK" which is miles beyond what this anime tried to achieve.
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.
This anime popped up on kissanime before I had a chance to even look at it's score from MAL. From what I've seen so far I've been surprised that such a cliched and typical plot could produce such a quality anime.
The qualities of this anime does not lie in an amazing plot, or even perfect and picturesque artwork. Its strength lies in the characters and the style in which the plot is presented. While the plot may be cliched, you're made to feel like you've never seen an anime like it before. Other reviewers have claimed that it is full of cringe cliches, however, the
way the relationship is explored is what varies it from other shoujo romance animes.
It's hard to explain how I feel about this anime. It's like having constant butterflies, in the sense that I can't predict what's going to happen next. Perhaps 'what's' was the wrong word, I feel like I can't predict how the next scene is going to occur. Anyways, I'm not gonna give a full review because the show isn't over and I feel like the characters is the only thing you really need to worry about review. That's because the whole show and what makes it good is the uniqueness and earnestness (not sure if this is a word) of the characters.
Characters- 10: It's hard to explain why I love the two main characters so much. Everything about them feels both real and unique. While they both have typical anime traits, they represent real problems facing actual people. The male main clearly has social anxiety, and self esteem issues which are cleverly woven into the plot and with his relationship with the female main. The female main character has a much deeper and harder to read psychological profile. She is both forward and reserved, both a liar and a wholesome girl. The studio have alluded to reasons why she is the way she is, but they have smartly kept their hand hidden with that information. This uneasiness adds to the feeling of butterflies mentioned before, they use a combination of lowkey foreshadowing, and her personality and behavior itself to make you feel like something bad is going to happen. You feel like you know already, but it makes me want to watch it even more. Yet the uneasy feeling never fades. The foreshadowing such as her 'lying' about a terminal illness or her parents not being there when Tsuntsun visits/stalks her just makes it impossible for me to takes my eyes away from this show. I could write so very much more on just these characters, however, I'll save it for a full review if ya'll want to see it.
I am only writing this because it bothers me when someone's hard work is misunderstood or misrepresented.
I want readers of my review to understand that while the overall story/plot of the anime is mostly unremarkable and hardly creative, the characters themselves and how they drove their own actions is what made this worth a watch.
Real Girl is no masterpiece, but for those of us who enjoy a few romcoms out there, some slice of life shows, this one is definitely in my opinion, not the worst out there at the very least. In fact, all it took for me was to wait out
until after the opening theme. The first bit right before the opening of the first episode had me rolling my eyes, but by the time I got half way through the episode, I was already ready to continue to the next one.
The thing I like most about the two main characters in particular is that although they start off based on a sort of cliche, the story launches itself from there by way of much deeper character development. I even believe that the title of this anime is slightly misleading, as the anime itself doesn't truly put nearly as much emphasis on "2D vs 3D" as I originally expected. These characters felt relatable and were most definitely deeper and more emotionally thought out than their initial cliche summaries. Not everyone enjoys a simple light hearted romcom (although I admit this one had me crying more than laughing), but for those who do, it is worth the watch. Thank you.
I wouldn't normally write a review but with all the hate that this show is getting I felt I had to write something... Im not going to go into telling you what this anime is about since you can literally flick back to the main page and read the bio so Im just going to jump right into how I feel about this anime... (FYI score is fully based on entertainment)
I have never really been in a significant relationship myself... Partly because the idea doesn't appeal to me, I feel as though there is nothing someone of the opposite sex can offer me while in
a relationship that I can't get outside of one minus the hassle of going out with someone (of course this could just be me being narrow minded since I haven't been in one) (btw the other half of the reason I havent been in a relationship is because Im just too much of a c**t) so I have no way to say how accurately this anime portrays a socially awkward couple, but even still I want to say just how entertaining this show was... But first, lets look at some of the reasons people might try and avoid this.
Was it repetitive? Yes
Did some of the characters make me want to pull my hair out at times? Yes
Did they shove comedy into some areas it just didn't belong? I think so.
Did it follow almost every cliche romance anime hardships known to man? You already know it.
Best of luck to you all from here on out, this is the unedited stuff coming up and my brain works like a gamer with an apm over 500 (in other words so much crap is going on you start to wonder if everything is even relevant or following a logical order)... Back on track though I think the main reason I liked this anime so much was because of how lighthearted it was (and I dont just mean that in the sense of the humour used), it was relaxing to watch. I binged this thing from 10-4am and when I finally shut my laptop last night and checked the time while setting my alarm I realised just how long I had stayed up watching this... Im not overly craving a second season, I wouldn't rant about it as being one of the best anime I have ever watched. But the fact that I could kill 6 hours without even realising it, I could have a good laugh and I could get that stupid grin on my face like a 5 year old who has just been told by his parents they will buy him icecream later then I think that is a good anime.
Anyway in summary, I thought the anime was laid back, chill, fun to watch, interesting and kind of refreshing (Maybe because I wouldnt normally watch stuff like this idk) and if you have a few hours to spare I would certainly say you should give it a go, I mean you have nothing to loose, what you see at the start is what you get. If you don't like the first 3 episodes then I guess your relationship with this anime wasn't meant to be...........................................................................
3D Kanojo: A series with potential that sinned from shallow
After watching the 12 episodes of 3D Kanojo I had that bittersweet flavor of an anime that touched interesting topics, but did not develop them correctly.
In my first impressions I commented how I liked that this series fought against the cliches and showed a fresh approach to a story that we have seen more than once in the anime; However, its execution did not end up being as solid as it would have liked, and in the end it did not know how to develop the themes it played.
Of course, in defense of the anime I
have to say that these problems come from the original material, because the manga, created by Mao Nanami, was not able to provide a credible view of the stories it told. Especially towards the end where it was noticed that the series was forced to end.
Obviously, with this disadvantage, it was not an easy job that had Deko Akao at the time of making the scripts of the series; However, I think he lost a great opportunity to polish the plot and develop all the arcs much better.
And it is that in each of the arcs it became clear that the rhythm was not adequate and that many times time was lost thinking about things that did not need it, and then resolving conflicts in a hurry.
This is very clear when Iroha's brother is introduced. In fact, considering that it is very likely that the staff knew that this series had the second season almost from the beginning, I would have preferred that this character would not appear yet.
I think those episodes could have been used to tell arcs much better like Hikaru being charged as lolicon, or the whole issue related to Sumie (which is one of the best arcs in the series)
In favor of 3D Kanojo I must say that it dared to tell its story from an atypical point of departure and that it was not afraid to explore the possibilities offered by having established the main couple from the moment we go.
In fact, the chemistry between Iroha and Hikaru was one of the strong points; In addition, on many occasions, the series managed to escape stereotypes and easy exits every time it presented conflicts. However, not being able to present these conflicts with an adequate rhythm and progression, in the end they lacked impact.
At no time was it felt that the main couple was in danger and this ended up causing those problems to pass without pain or glory. At this point I want to clarify that it is not mandatory to make the couple run the risk of breaking up to maintain an interesting plot. Series like Horimiya or, more recently, Wotakoi are convincing proofs of it; however, when the series wants to take that course, it has to do so by betting everything.
The development of the plot, of the antagonists and of the conflict itself has to have an adequate rhythm so that the audience can get involved. 3D Kanojo was never able to achieve this and it was largely because of how quickly everything was solved or to use bad characters in the role of villains (with bad characters I mean poorly created)
Mitsuya as an antagonist was a joke because his arc was resolved in two seconds (almost literally) and Chika barely had time to do anything because his mere introduction this season was a mistake given the little space he had to develop his character. Only the arc of Sumie managed to shine a little although a lot of potential was also wasted with this plot.
In the end, despite everything, I will give the staff the benefit of the doubt and hopefully for the second season improve these details and give us a memorable outcome. Especially because the best arcs of the manga will come, although they were not developed in the best way, it could be polished in their adaptation to the anime. By the way, MANGA SPOILERS INCOMING.
But before the spoilers I think it is necessary to highlight that 3D Kanojo did something that is very rare to see in the current anime; during the post-credit scene they took the opportunity to announce the second season of the series. How many times have we seen something like this? At least it is curious and shows that the studio has faith in the project (It is true that the announcement had already been made via Twitter one day before the final episode was broadcasted, but it is still curious)
Now, about that second season I must say that arcs like the relationship between Yuuto and Sumie, the first time of Iroha and Hikaru; and the operation of Iroha deserve to be rewritten so that its plot has more development. Especially so that their outcomes are not abrupt as in the original work. It is a great challenge, but it is perfectly achievable.
Regarding the technical section, Hoods Entertainment did not use too much budget in this series. The animation is regular with terrible moments, the soundtrack is generic and the direction was not to launch rockets. Only the design of characters is remarkable because it must be recognized that they improved a lot the manga designs.
In short, a daring series that sought to escape stereotypes of the genre, but that never found the rhythm and proper development in the conflicts presented, subtracting impact to all. Let's see if the second season bounce it back.
The series had to give much more, but a bad development in its arcs prevented it from having a much greater impact.
Unfortunately this is a bad one. It's not actually telling a consistent story, it's just a series of teen love problems each fitted into the frame of an episode. The show at random picks clichés to ignore and embrace never to actually address them. They create tension out of thin air and simply drop it after a set amount of time having that conflict. For that purposes they don't shy away from abusing serious and extreme topics for minor conflict.
Character consistency is barely existent as both MCs will just randomly express the sentiment and emotions needed at this point of time in the episode.
Since none of the characters has anything qualifying as virsually unique to itself the art style comes off as underwhelmingly generic.
I dropped this show twice. The first time half way into the first episode the second time after the fourth. It's moronic and steretypic and if you think you might be the target audience of this, you should feel a little insulted.
Don't bother. With Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii there is currently an infinitely better Romance about Otaku running so nobody has to settle for this.
Some spoilers ahead. Doesn't matter anyway, cause you won't need to watch this show. Oh, but there's also a major Your Lie in April spoiler. Now let's get down to it,
It's absolutely appalling.
Flat characters. Stupid development. Trying to make MC looks like some saintly dude when he's just a m*****f*cking pussy of a human being.
The anime is a clusterfuck of cliches and cringe. They copied almost the annoying cliches of annoying anime, they also copied from good anime, but they did it no justice. I decided to drop after episode 4, but since I was bored I decided to watch eps 5, and KAZAMM!
Another cringey cliche and makes-no-sense development. Now I shall reveal to you what those cliches and rip-offs are.
One: the main heroine has some illness that's gonna kill her. Why? How is this necessary to the plot? Well, it may be necessary to character development, but I do not feel it whatsoever. Your Lie in April handled this excellently, but 3D Kanojo fucks up everything. For 3D Kanojo, it's just there for the drama and the sad ending or a cliche twist at the end. Fucking predictable.
Two: I don't need to mention it since it's obvious, but this thing's "romance" is just like Hajimete no Gal. An otaku with a Gyaru. But the thing is, at the very least, the MC in Hajimete no gal is somewhat likable (compares to this guy in 3D Kanojo, the dude is like superman).
Three: it tries to make the MC sounds cool, but it just ends up making MC looks like a weakass bitch, the kind that always get NTR'ed.
Four: Now in episode 5, for whatever reason, they had the same shitty writing as Hajimete no Gal, and what's worst is it's the shittiest part of Hajimete no Gal that is done here in 3D Kanojo. Don't the producers look at other anime's reviews and fan comments to learn to make better anime? Just like in Hajimete no Gal, the gyaru girlfriend gets annoyed and leaves the MC because the MC feels inferior to hot dudes that hit on the gyaru and voices his feeling to the gyaru.
Conclusion: I do not see how this anime gonna turn into anything good. I have seen bad anime before, but after 3 episodes I will watch them to the end, but this, when I see a new episode comes out, I say to myself "Yeah, dude, I know you're bored. But that thing will just waste your time. Go find other anime." This is the first anime that makes me say that!
To put it in perspective, I am a very loose score giver (you can check my profile the mean score is above 8), and I give this show 1!!!
Believe me when the description of anime starts with "____ is an otaku" I typically run away, but on a whim I decided to give this a shot and look at this for what it is.
The story is not very compelling, it is a cliche Messiah complex story where some beautiful girl saves a loser from his life, and he learns to function as a normal individual. What this anime does with this; however, is why it is above par.
The pacing is great, rather than waiting 12-24 episodes for a love connection dopamine hit the anime zigs and zags with peaks and lows,
the ability to connect to the story comes from the strong female lead who is unique in her own right. The character is a liar, who sees the good in people, shes also an outcast, and very honest, however none of this is done as a selling point, her tag line wouldn't be Iroha the liar, these are all just facets of the personality the author has crafted for her without over accentuating elements to make it seem like some kind of caricature. She feels real, like an attainable idolization of a modern woman. What I don't like in media is this idiotic completely inhuman moral compass where a character will freak out at another character for lying to them, it's completely unrealistic, people lie constantly and daily, it is a necessary action. Demonizing it to the point where it becomes a major plot advancement is idiotic. Morality is relative, even personal morality depends on the context and the nuance that is why it is possible to be both a liar and an honest person at the same time which is what the author took advantage of.
Above all she is understanding and forgiving to the main character, putting up with his floundering without backing down thus far.
The male lead is less interesting but still a well written character his thoughts really reflect that of an autistic guy with no friends. The way he acts and the way he talks is not a cliche woops my hand slipped on your tit anime, it's more of a guy who is completely lost in human interactions and has no idea how to emote or act. He speaks some funny lines and has moments of redemption, but ultimately his 180 turns in between episodes are exhausting, they go from making so much progress as a couple to him batting her hand away.
Overall it's enjoyable and I don't think people are giving it a fair chance because of the cliched premise.
What happens when we get a THOT like Iroha Igarashi with an Otaku loser like Hikaru Tsutsui? well we can expect that a THOT like Iroha would have belittle a loser like Tsutsui, but in this anime/manga that didn't happen, since the THOT Iroha isn't such a bad girl after al, in fact she quite the opposite of what THOT should be and Tsutui was is loser who was soooo lucky that he still has some trust issues with her where he at 1st tries to distance himself from that THOT, but ends up being with her. Now enough of the spoilers, what we
actually have here was somewhat of a RomCom, tha somehow doesn't feel like one, cu'z the whole plot of the story was more of how the relationship of the the two underwent from a lot of challenges form Tsutui getting a knuckle sandwich from a lotta hot guys including the THOT's oniichan who has some siscon on his THOT Imouto, were the loser otaku is a subject of jealousy, to a girl rightful for that loser otaku who came in on a wrong timing to the THOT's own insecurity of losing her loser otaku boyfriend. Strywise, is was good, but on the character level the otaku loser ia very much irritating, when he flip flops from having trust issues with his THOT girlfriend to be too insecure about himself of deserving such THOT girlfriend, that he never taken the advantage of banging her when it was petty obvious that he only needs to ask . Also, the plot mentions about that THOT who would leave after six months, now on that part, that is where it falls short of what could be a good dramatic scenario where Hood Entertainment and the anime director never took advantage of , instead they decide to just go for a happy ever after ending that has made this a bit of a bore. so what gives about me rating this anime?
Story-Fair 6: The story plot starts out too fast.
Art-Decent 4: There is that usual knee high stockings with Iroha, but none of that onsen , panty and bikini services.
Sound-Fair 6: Not a lot of emotions on that THOT's voice. But good opening theme.
Character- Poor 3: Since that loser otaku keeps flip flopping of whether or not he should be with that THOT and his insecurities was pretty much getting on my nerves, when he could have banged her already.
Enjoyment- Good 7: this is the part were I can say "Not Bad."
Overall-Decent 4: Since you'd guys would be better off watching the live actions where it doesn't imitate the anime as a whole and also, it can be classified as true rom com, thai however is not bad, that thing was that the director never used up the part where the THOT would leave after 6 months....so again watch the live action, if you want the real romcom of this series , it would be more worth it that this anime.
In a word this was "Disappointing".
When I first saw the manga was going to get an anime, I was elated and as a fan of the original I was anticipating it. I already knew how good the plot was so even when after the first episode it started to get bad, I decided to not judge it until the end. As the series proceeded forward it got blander and more disappointing. But I will write this review without being biased on the manga so you can expect an opinion solely on the anime.
A socially awkward stereotypical otaku ends up going out with the
most beautiful girl in school. Turns out both the MCs are bad at communicating and so they really make you frustrated throughout the series with heaps of misunderstanding. But anyway ignoring my personal feelings, this whole relationship helps our otaku guy to interact with "real" people more and well yeah, in a clichéd way, get friends aside from his virtual life.
As far as the depth of the story goes, that the anime showed. this was it. Nothing deep, nothing that would essentially make it interesting. So a stereotypical romance with elements like school, rivals, friends, siblings, gossip etc
HERE IT IS, THE MOST CONCERNING PART OF THE SHOW! SO yeah ts an anime, with anime art. It has anime people in it that move in a weird way, and have different faces in different circumstances, in different scenes. The character movements were stiff as hell, some positions don't make sense. The overall show tbvh was ruined thanks to the art and how it was animated.
It didn't stand out much but there were some BG sounds that didn't fit the mood and made no sense to me. But the sound tracks in an anime for me needs to stand out and in this case it didn't.
Let me just say, I do not even know Ito's first name.
I didn't enjoy it much. A part of that could be because I was expecting a lot from this. The manga has so MUCH MORE to offer that were not included mostly because it only has 12 episodes. But even when that is considered I think a MUCH better job could've been done here. The story was basically incomplete like any other rom-com and it was uninteresting. I could honestly say I only liked the first episode and then it went down stream.
My advice: Please read the manga if the plot seems interesting to you. Otherwise, NO, I would not really recommend this one.
I made review back then. At first, it was good, but, as the series progress, it's getting predictable and not enjoyable to watch. I was even thinking of dropping this one but consider nothing doing so as I already reach the end...
The plot or the story is good if you ask me but the characters and some scenes ruin it. The story goes around on an anime otaku and a girl which is beautiful but have a bad reputation when it comes to having a relationship. Also, as I finish watching the last episode, it felt unfinished. The 12th episode is showing us that there's
more to the story.
The art was decent but it started to drop its quality in later episodes, mostly on the last 2 episodes. They become more static and get even chubbier or wider or simply put, rushed. I don't if my eyes have a problem but that's what I see...
The sound is decent. But not as good as the other shows I watched. But hey, atleast I don't hate it nor like it.
For the characters, welp, as I mentioned earlier, they ruined the plot. The characters becoming cringy as the shows progress. For the first 4 episodes, the characters looks good but as it goes on, they get worst. I think, the only characters that had a good personality where the supporting characters which are Arisa and Mitsuya.
And for enjoyment, welp, it starts to drop from 9 to 6. The ending is really the one that ruin it. Mix it with other things that also ruin the show. And suprise suprise! It has incest on it. Wow! I would like the show if it's main plot was incest but no, it suddenly came out of nowhere. That's why I started to not enjoy watching it.
Overall, this show has a good beginning but a terrible presentation and ending. The ending could be a good one but unfortunately, they add a scene which question's you why you have watch such thing. My last words will be, watch at your own risk.
From the same studio that helped work on the fail attempt called "Jiggly Jiggly Heaven" -- ah, sorry, "Marchen Madchen", from the same studio that brings to us hentai, we have this emotion-focused show that at episode 6 already fails with the animation completely, not like it went already downhill from episode 2 on. I could draw better.
So, we have our classic lonely otaku protagonist that goes and just so casually acts like a normie and finds a girl. So original. This show is as smart as 'him and her' that do not think before doing anything then the "she" gets in fights
with him, like "B.... please!", the MC already has no idea what life is about!
Good things about the show: Decent sounds, but I don't mean footsteps. They even failed there, music that is missing but they have a good ending, that is respectable. Yea, that is much you can take from this show. The good part of the show is only at the start, the emotions.
Things I hate about this show: Footsteps. -- y cani nutt heer u? --
Sounds are bad, most of the times lacking, missing and there's no music.
Art sucks. After all, it's a H-Studio.
Typical characters and interactions.
The show stops making sense after third episode, or even during the middle of third.
Emotions are not on point like I previously stated after episode 1. You start wondering you really would feel "like that" - poorly animated.
I enjoyed like the first 2 episodes because I could relate to myself when I 14-15 years, but seriously what the *heck* they are 17-18 years OLD, like wtf those apes don't have common sense?! - Indeed - ain't smart.
Stupid use of flashbacks, even so they are poorly presented and give you no emotions or way to react.
Life is too short to spend it eating *crap* content.
Time to drop it, I think.
Go watch something good. "Old, Classic" - Your 16 Year Old Ogii-chan.
[* *] - Please use a synonym I am not allowed to use.
When I first picked this up I was expecting to drop it after one episode. The premise of basically having an incel somehow get into a relationship with a really pretty girl seemed kind of shallow. But I was entirely wrong and this is easily one of my favorite high school romance series. The plot is simple but engaging, and the artwork is admittedly mediocre. But the thing that makes this anime shine out above other romance anime is the characters. Every single character is relatable, human, deep, and nuanced. The authors did an incredible job of keeping
true to the characters in every situation, and in not subverting their personalities for convenience or plot motion. Even the characters I wasn't supposed to like ended up being really dear to me, because I can just feel the authenticity behind their dialogue. I sort of expected a series that felt like it had been written by an otaku incel, but it feels more like the author is really familiar with the motivations and inhibitions of human beings in general.
That said, this anime didn't get a 10. It might get a 9 on a rewatch, but overall this was pretty precisely what it wanted to be and no more. It's hard to put into words what I mean, but the writers had a lot of room to work within with the characters and they didn't keep their plot at the same level of awesomeness as their characters. Of course, it's meant to be that way, so it's hard to fault the authors for that.
I'd recommend this anime for anyone who likes character-driven Slice of Life anime. It really is a diamond in the rough and I wish more people would give it a chance. Super excited for the second season.
I picked up 3D Kanojo: Real Girl for two reasons. First because it was gonna receive a continuation on the winter season of 2019 and second because it looked like a nice little romance anime about the development of the relationship between a socially-awkward otaku boy and a supposed bad girl. But what I got was one of the most poorly executed shows I have seen so far.
Narrative: 2/10 (Horrible)
The story itself isn't bad but the way in which it is told is very unenjoyable with a lot of unnecessary and, honestly, pretty stupid elements that fail to convey almost anything substantial.
Characters: 2/10 (Horrible)
character is uninteresting or annoying, the worst offender being the main protagonist Tsutsui who is one of the most infuriating and moronic nerd like characters I have seen.
Visuals: 2/10 (Horrible)
This anime's animation is comically bad with some of most stiff and inexpressive movements and expressions i have ever seen.
This show only doesn't get a 1/10 in this category because the character designs aren't awful.
Audio: 3/10 (Very Bad)
Generic OST with one of the worst opening themes I have heard.
The ending theme is just as generic as the OST.
It also has awful voice acting.
Enjoyment: 1/10 (Appalling)
I simply didn't enjoy this "thing".
The only times I felt any enjoyment while watching Real Girl were when the occasional sweet moments happened and while I was laughing at the sheer incompetence of this show.