Miki Takekasa is an introverted high schooler who does not socialize with her classmates. However, she wants to know what "fun" really is, waiting for someone who could help her understand its true meaning. One day after school, she crosses paths with her classmate Aya Takayashiki, who takes her on a little adventure. Miki discovers wonders she had never seen before, opening a way to change her withdrawn life.
On their way home, Miki and Aya see their class representative Midori Oono entering Saikoro Club, a store specializing in board games. After trying out a German board game, Miki soon understands the kind of fun she had been looking for: playing various games after school along with the friends and acquaintances she makes from her newfound pleasure.
Underrated Gem of the season. Wholesome, the anime.
Houkago Saikoro Dice club is not an anime that will blow you away in terms of quality, plot, direction, etc. However, what it excels at is being a very relaxing and enjoyable time, which is why it earns a 10 from me. I base my ratings on my overall enjoyment of a series, I don't care about super complex things that you may see in other reviews. Now that that's out the way, let's get into explaining the series.
Dice club starts off with Aya having recently moved to Kyoto and looking for new friends, she ends up encountering
Miki, the MC of the series, who although a Kyoto native has struggled to make friends and connections. The two of them end of becoming friends and bonding, while out one day, they stop by a game shop to check out the contents of the store, due to this they become friends with Midori, the class rep and fall in love with the art of board games.
Each episode follows the group as they hang out, go through school and find out about new board games. That's basically the plot so far, and while it may not seem like much, what I find really interesting and why this got a 10 from me, is the fact that i can learn about so many new games and hobbies through this series. I actually have got into playing shogi and cards as a result and as someone who has suffered through depression myself, enjoying a nice relaxing anime is such a cool change of pace.
The art is gorgeous and really bright, music is well done, character designs are great, a lot better than the manga and overall I really enjoy the series. Think of this series as the senko san of this season, not much in the way of actual plot, but it's moe fluff, and if you ask me, we can all use a bit more of that these days.
Surprised this isn't higher than it is. While sure it's not an 8, a 9, or a 10. But it's certainly a 7 in my books. A simple concept of board games can be real interesting.
Again, it could be just tastes. But this is a lot better than the rating it is given. The characters are rather cute with how their portrayed and look. With relatable characteristics you see in every day life honestly, that aren't annoying in any stretch that could ruin the experience. As it doesn't here. From shy and timid, to one that is energetic and so on. Great characters overall.
also has a great way of how the story is told through playing these games, and how the characters develop through playing these games together. It's a real heart warming feeling and I love it.
The games themselves shown in the show are rather interesting too! I'd love to play them myself! From just a simple fun card game, to a simple board game that honestly looks a world of fun. I'd honestly play them with my friends and family if I could haha. After all, who doesn't love a good board game.
The art of the characters and games is very pleasant and well done. It's a great looking anime. From the detail on character looks, to the covers of the games themselves. To even the pieces in the games. It's well done.
Should you watch it? I'd say yes. While the concept of playing board games might not sound interesting. But it's the way it's done that is really enjoyable. I'm very interested in seeing how it progresses further.
This anime is absolutely disappointing. I will agree that it's wholesome, but the story and characters are boring. I just couldn't watch anymore of this boring, disappointing show.
My main problem is the characters. Mainly Miki is my problem though. She's just so... pathetic. She's always feeling sorry for herself and then there's the overused flashbacks of when she was bullied. Her whole character is that she was friendless and bullied in the past. Then there's Aya, who's main characteristics is that she's energetic and friendly which is so overused. Finally, there's Midori (I think that's her name) who has the stereotypical class representative personality.
really am disappointed. I expected so much more out of this show and I was kinda excited for it when it was announced as a seasonal anime for the Fall season. I was hyped for a nice, wholesome anime but I was given a boring, tasteless disappointment.
Welcome to my review of Houkago Saikoro Club! This review contains minor spoilers!!
Miki are a very shy and insecure girl who rather keep to herself! Sadly she got bullied in her early years. And later in high school she rejected invitations on social activities with her classmates. And because of her odd behaviour, and that she try to close herself in!! Avoiding places where people are gathering and are unwilling to take part of the world outside, I think she may suffer from a mild form of autism!!
Aya on the other-hand are a very enthusiastic social and positive young lady! She have recently moved
to Kyoto where this tale take place!!, A mighty grand city!! Once capital of Japan!! Know for its beautiful and breathtaking cherry blossom! And the imperial palace garden!!
One day when Miki are walking home from school.! Taking her safe route that usually are people free!!But this day it's not!! Aya are ridding on her bicycle ,The brakes stops workings and to avoid to crash right in to Miki she goes right in to the lake!! After some talking they venture together to see more of Kyoto!!
After some unexpected event and getting lost! Miki react like people with mild type of autism often do, when they are put in those kinds of unexpected situations. She panics and start crying!! Aya understands what is going on and most importantly she understand what Miki needs!! And because of that they bond and Miki gets her first real friend, and with Aya at her side, Miki feels safe, and together they face more of the outside world! And stumble in to a board game shop where their class representative Midori works.After playing some game with the owner a new window are open up for Miki,. And now she wants to take part of the social activity of playing board-games with her new friends!!
This anime revolves around this high school board game club! A lot of different games will be introduced ,And the cute girls will hang out and play them together!!! But this anime are so much more! The board games are just a setting!! It's more about getting friends and understand each other!! But mostly about Miki! And Her growing in to a more secured person that don't isolate herself! And Aya are very protective and will not allow any more type of ill behaviour against Miki!!! Later on more girls will join in!!
The animations are not the best but still doing it's job . Love the warm vibrant colours and the animation makes me feel comfortable and relax!And works well with the females but the males sticks out and the cute style making them look weird and very ill-fitting!!
And now to the big problem! All the males in this? What?? Wait a minute!! All males? Isn't this a cute """"GIRLS"""" doing cute things show??? Well I thought so first!! But obviously not!!
One support male is ok! The bigger and scarier a male look in a cute girl show, the nicer and more well-behaved he is!! But then It hits me in the face , A weird-looking male steps in and declares hes love for one of the girls? Excuse me??? That doesn't belong in a cute GIRL show!! But he get turned down, and one time it's not that bad I guess!
But then more males arrived!!This have turned in to a heterosexual romance!! Noting wrong with that, but then it should be tagged as a heterosexual romance! So I can keep away from it!!!
The problem just continuous and escalates like a zombie outbreak!! They are everywhere!! And trying to mount MY females in front of me!!! Are you fucking kidding me!! No way in hell!! I have extremely high demands on pureness when it comes to shows like this! And males should tread lightly!! I watching my girls like a crazed hawk!! And the only type of love I allow, Is pure lesbian love!!
Cute Girls Doing Cute Things is a wonderful concept! one of my favourite genres! And I have high standards on those kind shows. And I'm not going to sit and watch when my girls gets defiled by males! If you have no problem with that,, This may be something for you . But for my taste this is the lowest form of trash that exist in anime!!