The comedy anime centers on five girls and one cat all living as housemates in Nakano, Tokyo: the three Himote sisters (Tokiyo, Kinami, and Kokoro) whose family manages the "Himote House," Kokoro's classmates Tae and Minamo, and the cat Enishi. The girls live their daily lives trying to figure out ways to be popular, and they (and the cat) all possess a mysterious secret power...
So, Himote House, I call it "the most underrated anime of the autumn 2018 anime season"
This anime is complete shit, but lets wait for a second here, is it really shit? You look at it, and you see something completely new, a 3D animated SLICE OF LIFE. Who the fuck thought of that idea? Why would you ever make slife of life into 3D, especially when the animation is made by a single person. The first 3 episodes just show, it should'nt have been. But, this Comedy slice of life gets a lot better then you look at how bad the animation is.
the animation is shit and doesn't fit at all. However, thats where the anime shines
The animation is LAUGHABLY bad and honestly it makes it a must watch. The opening is one of the funniest things I have ever seen and the talking animations are just, holy shit.
Quick plot summary, 5 girls move together and have different powers, cause why not? As of the 3rd episode they havent done much else than talk about their love lives and try to open up a sealed glass. Some of the best from the voice actors is the ad-lib at the end of each episodes, it is completely non-sensical, but it is certaintly great.
This anime is a 4-fun anime, it looks like the producers and voice actors had a lot of fun making it and it wouldnt surprise me if they are laughing their asses off from watching it and just thought "lets just air this" because yes, it is definetly worth a watch to see how 3D animation shouldn't be handled, but it is still an enjoyable watch because of the laughably bad animation.
One episode in and this anime has utterly baffled me. I watched it upon being advised *not* to watch it by a friend, just to prove them wrong. As an aficionado of "shows so bad they are good," I figured, could it really be that bad?
Boy, did I find a hidden treasure here! The animation is nearly all-CGI, with eyes that are soulless and unchanging. The mouths move just enough to let you know they are mouths and not gaping wounds in the character faces.
The audio is the kind used for childrens' shows, with CONSTANT dialogue and cartoon sound effects, almost never giving a moment's
pause to ponder the implications of what you just saw. This may be even more grating than the animation to some.
With all that obvious bad out of the way...the good are the hilariously unique characters. The main character, Tae Hongou, is an effervescent and carefree woman, nonplussed by the peculiar personalities of those around her. She serves a solid combination role of both being the audience surrogate, as well as the driving force for the story itself.
The ensemble of other characters should offer a few familiar tropes, but mixed in with a new zany factor of "powers" and the aforementioned personalities that is sure to lead to fun!
And that's just the first episode! Episode two and three have taken things to whole other levels, and the show has consistently improved from episode one!
All in all, I can't wait to see how much further this madness continues, and I can do nothing less but recommend it to other masochists. Cheers!
I'm writing this review because I feel that most of the hate towards this show is from people who may have missed the point. This isn't some cutesy, slice of life, girls-doing-cute-thing show, this is pure absurdist humour that doesn't remotely take itself seriously.
I'm going to be honest with you, halfway through the first episode I was ready to drop it faster than you can say 'what the f**k it this crap'. It felt like a cheap, rushed knock off of the previously mentioned genres. I spent six or so minutes wondering what the hell I had sat down to watch and then it hit
me. That's the point. It's a ridiculous, manic and over the top version of those shows.
Yeah the art style isn't great but the voice acting is good and the OP is enjoyable. I particularly like the little skit they have at the end of each episode that doesn't feel scripted, more like seiyuus were just having fun improvising.
Is it an amazing show? No, not really. But it is a short, fun dose of silliness.
"CG Anime! Oh noes!!" (lol i'm not that good at sarcasm)
Okay, sure, we still prefer our good 'ol 2D beauties but let's not judge here, alright?
And besides, at least it's a full-on CG anime... and not a crappy-2D-that-suddenly-gets-a-crappy-out-of-place-CG
Also, I'm a girl that watches RWBY (speaking, it has a new season *cries* so many anime, so little timeeee), therefore I'm more open-handed and accepting when it comes to this style of animation.
So yeah, Himote House... it's about the lives of 5 girls (and a talking cat) living within the same dormitory which Tae-chan, a newcomer in the household, straight-out named it
Himote House, because why not?
I watched the first episode and in the early first half of the episode I was like "Oh, just another girl that arrives in a dorm where she meets new friends" then the latter half of the episode happened and my face went "WTF am I watching?! Why did you show each other's panties? You just met today!!" "Powers, what? WTF, ENERGY BEAM! Oh, a talking cat! How nice! WTF you just did a KAGEBUNSHIN NO JUTSU!!"
And then I went ahead and watched all available episodes...
...aand yah know, despite all its weirdness (which is exemplified by the animation style and a sprinkle of magical influence), it's a pretty chill show that shows the daily lives of 5 people and their interactions and antics.
To be honest, it's very refreshing and I'm glad of the decision of making it full CG because it fits the chill, nonchalant 'i-don't-give-a-crap' atmosphere that Himote House has (heck, the opening song fits this anime so well <3)
They have an episodic format where they:
- talk about a certain topic during the day
- they apply/test out whatever the heck they learned 'till sun goes down
- night comes, and they do a "queen of the *insert random thing*" and they each take turns of doing the thing. (ex. queen of metal voice, each character holds out their phone and sing as raspy as possible, then the most hilarious one wins, i guess, since they don't really announce the winner because we only see them laugh and the animation fades out into their house and into the night sky, then cue the ED song... which is only instrumental but still nice to listen to.)
And by following this format, Himote House created a chill, yet amusing, show that is easily watchable (its only 12 minutes long per episode).
So yeah! Give this show some slack and enjoy what it offers! At least watch the first two episodes and you'll see what I mean by "chill, yet amusing".