Bouida Haruto, a hardcore otaku with no interest in 3D (real) women, once appreciated figures from afar, accepting that "if you get into them, there's no turning back." However, when Nona, a character he loved from an anime called "Girls→Planetary Investigation" had a figure of her released, he ended up purchasing it. And then that night, the figure of Nona somehow came to life, and a couple-like lifestyle between man and toy began.
Choukadou Girl 1/6, was just the most adorable show, spring 2019. The story is around protagonist Bouida Haruto, and the would be harem of Ainime and Game figurines that mystically come to life. A pseudo Thumbellina/Toystory hybrid with a dash of harem. Amazing Stranger is a very slow starter and the episodes are short, but if you stick with it, a little baby plot will emerge to carry you down a river of adorableness, and you will dock in
a port of satisfied viewership.
Not the best art for an anime in 2019, but the girls(figurines) are drawn in a very adorable art style, and I think it will have influence on the anime community. The scenery is pretty repetitive and borrowed and its borderline a one room anime. Art [7/10]
The audio was just the best, and the OP and ED are quite catchy. The voice actress for leading lady Nona was on point, from moments of sarcasm to masking reality shattering discoveries with a giggle. Her performance paired with the adorable art style creates a must watch anime in my opinion. The final product might not make it into your top 20 favorites, but definitely give it a go. Sound [8/10]
The characters make this short little show such a treasure. A lot of trope action, but in 1/6 scale. It really takes the old barn and throws a new coat of paint on it. The fact this anime took such cliche scenarios and made them feel so fresh is a wondrous thing to me. Characters gets a [9/10]
I enjoyed this show, and wish they would have cranked out 22 minute episodes. We often get lost in the hustle and bustle of thought provoking action packed shows, and a nice little fairy tale like this is great to reset the pallet. Enjoyed [10/10]
Quoting a statement I read concerning Amazing Stranger, and I feel it truly summarizes this show, Ahem,
Chō Kadō Gāru 1/6 or Over Drive Girl 1/6 an animated series taken from a manga created by a certain Oyster ( Whoever he is), frankly what I see was nothing more than a poor Japanize version of "Toy Stories" except that this was more for them Herbivores guys of Japan who also happens to be in the otaku business, when I say "Herbivores' that's a Jap's term for a single guy who either was a loser in life or jaz nothing interested in anythibg and jaz wanna live the life he wants. Anywayz, in this anime we see Haruto
Bōida fall in that category, a retard herbivore otaku, whose kind of girls he like were those can be found in anime or in games, and here is where Nona a hot chick in a jazzed up red space outfit come into the guy's life except she is 1/6th of the size of a normal human, and not only that as the episode progress we see newer girls coming into the guy's life like Belenore from the older version of the game world, Subaru Amanohara the martial girl from somewhere, Rū Hitoma the tank girl and Rindō and the genie Kusabi, all were purchase from some store owned by another equally retard otaku guy that has some beef with Haruto, by the name of Seijirō Kanmuri, whom I like to hate...Jaz unlike "Toy Story" there isn't a character around here that I like , in fact the story plot of this rely on the guy's relationship with female action figures that have a life of their own and that was what studio Studio A-Cat does was just to keep our focuse on those action figures which also include the Black Nona and another Nona whose attire was white. Also, the series (both the anime and manga) basically promotes a kinda of attitude that them real life Herbivores in Japan does where it's ok to live in a fantasy world, where it's just you and your fetishes , cu'z them girls in their 1/6th of their sizes and engages a kind of romance with a loser guy like Haruto was jaz damn stupid for the creator, Oyster and for the studio exec to choose this to have an anime adaptation. Frankly, in terms of watching this show one would feel like going in there to smack that retard loser Haruto in the face and burn up those moving dolls into ashes. TBH I have no doubt that this Oyster dude himself is jaz one of those loser herbivore with a fetish of that of the character Haruto, so, here were my rating for this anime:
Story-Poor 3: The plot was just your usual harem based anime.
Art-Good 7: That was for Nona's attire.
Sound- Good 7: That was for the opening theme.
Character- Poor 3: Jaz a retard otaku herbivore, who enjoys being at home, with his games and his moving figurines, that you would wanna give him a smack in face.
Enjoyment-Poor 3: Cu'z the drama and romance were forced and the comedy was just too lame
Overall- Pathetic 1: Cu'z generally speaking this was just like putting salt on the wound, where basically it adds more pain to Japan's dwindling population thanks to the mindset of this manga / anime original creator called "Oyster" for making such a dorky work.
The most underrated anime this season, a really enjoyable lighthearted comedy.
I have no idea why this show is actually so low-rated. It's honestly one of the best shows airing right now. I actually feel sad if you miss out on this masterpiece. Which doesn't make sense because this show is all about otaku life and something I thought most anime fans would be able to relate to: figures and merchandise! A real diamond in the rough, this show is better than any of the other trash comedies airing right now. In these times where the anime industry is dominated with isekai plots and shounen giants,
really good lighthearted shows are hard to find, they're all mostly highschool slice of life. This is a breath of fresh air and the best comedy airing this season.
Its biggest flaw is also its greatest strength. The show heavily relies on 3D CGI in its animation, and god forbid anything 3D should be rated anything decent. I really liked the 3D CGI because the characters are figures, they're supposed to look mechanical. And honestly who even cares if they used 3D CGI if it looks good. But I guess some people aren't willing to take a chance on anything that's different.
This is the show I look forward to watching the most which isn't a continuing season. I only wish it was longer. Probably another reason it isn't as popular is that it's only 12 minutes per episode. Although there have been some 12 minute-length anime which have done well in the past like tsurezure children, or even now, isekai quartet, people will tend to watch these shows less because of its length and it's unfortunate since it's a really good show.
Story - 7
A complete ripoff of toy story, just kidding haha. But it's a comedy so don't take it too seriously. I think people who watch comedies for the story are like people who fish in the desert. Whatever floats your boat.
Art - 7
Heavily uses 3D CGI but if you can get past that, animation is pretty fluid. Character designs are really nice as well for the figures, I can imagine myself buying them if they actually release figures for this show haha.
Sound - 7
Not amazing but also not bad. They make use of 8-bit music in some scenes where characters from RPG's appear which is nostalgic for some people who've played those games. I think it's nice they add those little fine touches here and there.
Character - 9
NONA A BEST! FIGHT ME!
Enjoyment - 10
I'm really enjoying this show so far. It's really moe. Maybe I like it more because I'm also a hobbyist. I find it fun to build and collect figures so I can relate more to this show. But the show is more of a comedy so really anyone should be able to enjoy it.
Overall - 8
A really underrated show and I hope it gets more popularity. Especially because I really really really want to buy a Nona figure haha
Choukadou Girl 1/6 (Amazing Stranger) Is about an Otaku named Bouida Haruto who discovers that his anime figures can move and talk. The show isn't really story heavy and it doesn't take itself too seriously. Its somewhat enjoyable, but it could of focused on the story a bit more. It has a decent sense of humor and in some instances, pretty relatable moments throughout the show. Overall, its not bad, but it fails to make itself standout amongst the crowd during its aired season.
The main character Bouida Haruto is a hardcore otaku, he is especially a big fan of Nona, a
space explorer character from an anime he watches. His character is relatable to a degree but i feel as though he's too hardcore of an Otaku.
The plot is hardly there but it hangs on by a thread. There's always a character that comes out of nowhere and ends up wanting to fight existing characters but then become friends later on and basically form a harem, which doesn't make any sense at all.