Shiina Aki is constantly being treated like a girl due to his feminine looks so he decides to move to Tokyo to attend middle school in an attempt to change himself.
However, what awaits him in his new home, Sunohara-sou, is the kind-hearted caretaker, Sunohara Ayaka. Along with the three female members of Aki's new middle school's student council, Yukimoto Yuzu, Yamanashi Sumire, and Kazami Yuri.
And so begins Aki's new life in Tokyo living with four girls.
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My initial criticism on this was super harsh, on it being a trash anime that tries to capitalize on the shouta-gal cliché (got burned out by the ludicrous Hajimete no Gal). Oh, how dreadfully wrong I was.
Now that this series has ended, I'm glad that I was able to get a good amount of enjoyment, so much so that this shall go into my Summer seasonal guilty pleasure.
Sunoharasou no Kanrinin-san is at heart, a 4-koma manga to anime adaptation, so don't go in and expect some plot holes or some insane storyline. It is also
another slew of SoL (or Slice of Life) genre-themed anime, what that means is to just sit back, relax and enjoy what this has to offer. That's it.
4-koma adaptations are a boon a bain, because for this kind of series to work, the script and series composition has to be done properly like a progressing storyboard. Fortunately, welcome in the veteran Fumihiko Shimo (Jun Maeda-quality anime like Air, Clannad, Kanon; Kokoro Connect and few notables), so at least this series has some competency, and he does a great job at that.
Speaking of the characters, there are aplenty, aside from our shouta MC (Aki Shiina) and the gal MC (Ayaka Sunohara, which Aki always addresses her as Caretaker). For once I thought that this anime has some great character design, that is merely done to address the shouta-gal experience between Shiina and Ayaka, but that's not all! The "Student Council's" top brass also resides in the dorm, bringing us the sister-centric Yuzu, the playful Nana (Ayaka's sister), the calm and composed Yuri and the sis-con Sumire, who blemishes at the sight of Yuzu.
The aesthetics is where both Shiina and Ayaka stand out, with Shiina's boy-at-heart feminine posture, shorts and the oh-so-shy personality a temptation and Ayaka's large-breasted motherly figure, with her apron and caring behaviour that resembles the sibling (Onee-san) trait a lot.
Silver Link is back to direct the SoL genre again, after a few certain hits or misses, this IMO is a sleeper hit. For some reason (even in the PV), the studio opted for light coloured pastels on the overall aesthetics, and I pretty much got since this is meant to be a light-hearted series to begin with. Moreover, the animation looks clean and concise, so sasuga Silver Link, you've done a good job.
And oh how I love the music, especially the OP that is done by the one and only Megumi Nakajima, that's a super-catchy one if you so wish to desire. The ED is OK by my tastes though, decent but not bad either. The BGM is the same story, in the sense of placements and such, like it was made as gradual follow-ups to those light-hearted obscene stuff that are the irritations of certain characters and such. All this is thanks to underrated music composer Ruka Kawada, for her works which include Winter 2018's Gakuen Babysitters and works like "Is The Order A Rabbit?" and such.
I know from certain people that they don't care the shouta-con generic caricature, and just like the failure of last season's Tachibanakan Triangle (which has some similarities but many differences), another passing of mediocrity. Only the minority who cares enough for this anime will be pleasantly surprised and (like me) will get good vibes from this. I can't honestly recommend this anime if you don't care about the acceptance rates I just mentioned throughout this review, but it's honestly a good pass of time to spend on.
The series follows Aki Shiina, a shy boy whose feminine looks often cause him to be mistaken for a girl. As he is about to enroll in Tanamachi school, he moves into the lodging house Sunohara-sou in Tokyo, run by the motherly caretaker Ayaka Sunohara, whom he forms a crush on. The other residents of Sunohara-sou are three girls from the Tanamachi student council: Yuzu Yukimoto, Sumire Yamanashi, and Yuri Kazami. Although he moved to Tokyo because he was being teased for his feminine looks and wanted to reaffirm his identity as a man, he keeps being mistaken for a girl, and Ayaka
and the girls frequently tease him and make him wear women's clothes.
from the story itself, this series is more attached to the element of kinship than its own romance, but what makes this series interesting is how the main character's behavior in his daily life from waking up to sleeping, in this series also has a comedy that tickles the stomach.
in terms of depiction, it might be good enough, especially the color selection is very influential on the quality of the video produced by a good color combination. It also supports the development of the series this time, so I don't want much to say good if I think.
now I will discuss the voice part. I think the filler of Sunohara's voice is good enough and cute. This makes Sunohara's character has many fans, not just good sound, but from the character design itself, it is pretty good for opening and ending song. I think it's good
Aki Shiina is a shy boy who moves into Sunohara-sou and forms a crush on Ayaka. He is voiced by Eri Kitamura.
Ayaka Sunohara is the motherly proprietor of Sunohara-sou, who treats Aki like a child. She is voiced by Rina Sato
Nana Sunohara is Ayaka's younger sister, and a gyaru. She is voiced by Ayane Sakura.
Yuzu Yukimoto is the student council president, and is an assertive girl who wears a plush chicklet-topped hair loop on her head out of insecurity over her height. She is voiced by Natsumi Takamori.
Sumire Yamanashi is the student council vice-president, a tall girl who has a crush on Yuzu. She is voiced by Asami Seto.
Yuri Kazami is the student council secretary and Yuzu's childhood friend, who wants to dress Aki in women's clothing because of his feminine looks. She is voiced by Yume Miyamoto.
Nishiki Yatsuho is the propietor of a liquor store, and a close friend of Ayaka. She is voiced by Shizuka Ito
Matsuri Shiina is Aki's doting older sister. She is voiced by Ai Kayano.
Maiko Osonoi is one of Nana's schoolmates, and is a cheerful girl interested in younger men. She is voiced by Megumi Nakajima.
Mea Uchifuji is one of Nana's schoolmates, and is described as a "perverted" girl interested in younger men. She is voiced by
honestly, at the time of the premiere of this series I have been looking forward to how the story goes and the nets, I have read this series manga even further so I already know how the story goes but from yesterday's broadcast I found many series scenes this time that didn't exist in manga. Therefore I thought I was bored to see this series but after a while I finally decided to continue the series this time to finish, so I assume that even though I have read this series of manga I have never felt bored.
First let me say that this show is appealing to the fetishes known as "shotacon" and "Onee-san". (Older sister)
That is older women (usually busty) who are attracted to younger boys.
If you are not down with the fetish then its quite likely you won't enjoy this show nearly as much as I did.
Oh it is so so good.
Not the strong suit of this show, but that's because it is a episodic comedy. Shiina Aki, a young boy who has always been treated like a girl, moves from the countryside to a Tokyo dormitory so he can have a fresh start in middle school. The dormitory
known as Sunohara-sou is run by Ayaka Sunohara, a tall, busty, kind, older-sister-type character. All the residents of the dorm besides Aki also happen to be cute girls. They all have very large boobs except for one who is totally flat. Basically it's just 12 very cute and very funny episodes of antics.
Really pretty cute. Every character is incredibly moe and soft in design. Ayaka is the definition of a perfect Onee-san. There is just about something for everyone. All the characters are very unique and easily recognized.
The background art is fairly standard, nothing stands out.
The OP theme is super-duper cute and catchy. It fits the show perfectly and is a pleasure to watch at the beginning of every episode.
The ED theme is pretty nice. It's a nice and wholesome way to wind down from a crazy episode.
The BG music does not stand out at all. Most pieces are really quiet and forgettable. It's basically just a bunch of soft, chilled piano pieces. It's fine.
It was really tough for me to pick a favorite character in this series because they are all just so much fun.
If you know anything about Onee-san archetypes, you know Ayaka. Honestly she is a very simple character. Some might even say that she is cookie cutter basic. Ayaka's simplicity does not take a single thing away from this show. It's great to see her interact with the tenants of the dormitory. She is truly the ideal older-sister that all Onee-san loves have been wishing for.
A young boy who has always been treated like a girl. Mostly due to his somewhat abusive older sister. Aki really is quite feminine. He moves to Tokyo because he wants to become a man. Almost every joke in the show revolves around Aki, the main character. We see a small but sure amount of growth in Aki throughout the show, but mostly we see him getting teased by older girls.
Other dorm members: Yuzu, Yuri, Sumire-
Mostly 1 dimensional characters that exist to set up jokes. However, nobody is watching this show to see outstanding character development. They're all hilarious in their own rights. Sumire probably being my favorite never ceases to make me laugh.
Yes, I appreciate the whole "shotacon" thing. I can't even say why but it's great. We're all very jealous of Aki's newfound harem. Even if you can't appreciate shotacon, nobody can deny that this show can be hilarious. Anybody who has a taste for ecchi humor will get a real kick out of this show. It's all so simple and a tad cliche, but I PROMISE its SUPER CUTE and SUPER FUNNY. I don't care about the poor ratings on this show. I absolutely will defend this show till my death.
Unfortunately for me laughs and nosebleeds are not the sole thing that contribute to a shows rating. What Sunohara-sou lack in depth and storytelling, it makes up with for it with great comedic writing and timing. (and cute characters)
I will never forget my first shotacon show.
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I just give it full mark because I truly think Sunoharasou no Kanrinin-san is an outstanding anime in every aspect. However, noted that it's clearly a fetish-based anime. Therefore the scores really depends on how much you love Oneesan-Shota or Gal-Shota actions and fan-services.
If you like them, this really cute anime will be no doubt an outstanding anime for you. If not, it's probably not an anime for you.
"Oneesan/Gal X Shota" had been a really big genre in the world of doujin and illustration. We have seen flashes of it in Minami-ke, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
and Oshiete! Galko-chan, but they aren't the main focus of the show. There is Kanokon, but the concept in general was rarely explored in the anime world.
And here comes Sunoharasou no Kanrinin-san.
It's adapted from a 4-Koma manga, which means it's going to be a Slice of Life anime. Don't expect any extraordinary plot and plot twist, but it'll give you a very relaxing experience. There is also a lot of fan-services, which is also great.
One of the problem for 4-Koma adaptation is that, pacing would be weird if it's not done probably. But it's not a problem in Sunoharasou no Kanrinin-san, as Shimo Fumihiko, one of the best Series Composition ever, is doing the job.
As mentioned, it's a SoL anime where character development is not necessary. So the biggest question lays in the character designs.
As one of the pioneer for this sub-genre in anime, the character design doesn't need to be extraordinary. In fact, it has to be as basic and typical as possible to set a tone for future anime to work on.
Aki's feminine looking, shy personality and shorts make him the perfect shota.
Kanrinin-san's motherly breast, apron and affectionate behaviour make her the perfect Oneesan. Therefore, the character design of Suroharasou no Kanrinin-san is literally perfect.
The soundtrack is by Kawada Ruka, an experienced composer for SoL anime, and the it is great this time also. The op and ed are great, and they fit the anime. Voice actors are excellent.
Silver Link is one of the more experienced and competent studio in handling harem or SoL adaptations. The use of colour is light and lines are soft, which fit the adorable, motherly, peaceful atmosphere of the show. Animation is looking fluid so far, hopefully they can keep it up.
This is one of those very good anime that is not made for everyone. People who aren't their target audience may find it boring, or I've seen some people calling it "trash" because they don't need it. But I need this, and it's exactly what I want so perfect anime 10/10.