Nori Kamitsuki moved from Chiba to Gunma prefecture as he begins to attend high school. There, he has received a warning from his classmate that "No one comes back alive from Gunma," and found more negative information as he looked it up on the net. In the midst of confusion and extreme culture shock, he has gotten himself involved with Gunma's rivals, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefecture.
I truly do not have much to say about this. It was boring. It was forgettable. I can’t tell you ANY of the character’s names, their personalities, or their relations with one another. The anime was basically just one big advertisement for the prefecture of Gunma. All of the jokes revolve around cultural knowledge. It has these real life sections at the end of each episode, starring the ACTUAL mayor of Gunma. He dropped some knowledge about the prefecture. It was almost like you were just watching a professor’s lecture. I have nothing more to add about that. It’s just there. None of the jokes
hit for me and the Animation was “meh.” Since it’s just a short 3 minute anime, I don’t really think it deserves anything lower than a 3 or 4. It was bad, but there’s not enough material to really critique or flat out hate. Just enough material to call it bad and then forget you even watched it a day after you finish it.
I’ll probably forget all about it by the end of today.
This anime has 12 episodes of 3min each. I'm usually against that since it's so short no story can develop, but here is a little different since this anime is about promoting Gunma prefecture, which is not very famous (at all).
With humour the anime shows the different sides of Gunma, local food, the difference between the other prefectures of Japan, and at the end a little explanation about the episode.
As I said before, this anime is about promotion, if you love Japan and want to know more about its local culture, you'll appreciate it like I did, but if you're searching for an anime with
a complex plot, you will probably not like it.
Anyway since each episode is 3 minute long, I think you can have your own idea by watching the first one. If you like it, you'll like the other episodes, and vice versa.
The gags in this series are sometimes fairly good, with insignificant cultural features of the Gunma region played up as hugely serious business. However there are only one or two gags, on the same note, in each episode, whereas the best three-minute comedies stuff their run with rapid fire gags. There aren't any memorable characters either. The animation is indifferent, especially the walking girl in the end credits, though the giant Buddha looks rather snazzy. So does the real mayor of Gunma, who somehow found time to put an appearance in, though I don't especially feel like touristing only to Gunma now. Basically, this
is watchable for the overblown mock-horror, but one of the worst watchable shows of the season