Who needs dialog when you're this cute? The beautiful (but unlucky) Momoko, the cool, collected Shibumi, and the refreshingly innocent Mayumi star in a "silent manga." No speeches, no dialog! Just pictures, sound effects, and three high school girls living their daily lives.
This is a collection of three-minutes long vignettes of a certain high school girl’s life. The gimmick is that there are no dialogues, so it’s basically pantomime. The gimmick works. That’s it.
No, really. The situations presented are far from mundane, so the plot actually keeps you engaged. The characters express more personality than 90% of the anime casts. The art and music are fine. Fun things are fun. Dixi.
(Minimum word count, smh).
The first episode is about anime thighs. I'm not into anime thighs. The first episode is weird. Fortunately, it's not indicative of the rest of the series, the following episodes are not about weird
Expecting a show which is quite literally about the characters not going through any dialogue throughout the whole show and expecting it not to be weird would be weird in itself.
This anime is about a girls "everyday life" as a high school student. I would almost want to compare this to babies speaking to each other, or more so.. not speaking with each other just kind of doing and showing things with their hands.
I usually found myself lost in what was actually going on even if it was something quite simple happening. I think the main reason for this is because of what most people
would be most used to.. Dialogue. So alright, this show tries something new that barely any other anime has tried before. So was it worth it?
Unless you're only here for the main characters thighs I'd say this is most definitely not a show for you. On the other hand if you are here for the thighs.... theeeeennnn... This probably still realistically isn't the perfect show, there are way better shows that would compliment your likes.
A generally quite basic and boring story, and in many cases things that makes no sense (the first episode most definitively).
The art generally isn't too bad, nothing spectacular either, the animation is rigid and boring but generally achieves what it needs to.
The sound in this show (though there's a good reason for it) is generally quite bad. It makes a lot of sense if you were to look at it though and that's because there's no dialogue... go figure.
It's hard to develop characters without dialogue. Basically. so a 2/10 is all I can give
Being confused at what I'm watching generally isn't the greatest way to go when trying to make someone enjoy it, I myself couldn't enjoy it that much though it did. have some scenes that weren't absolutely awful.
Overall rating 2.6/10
(I'll have to put it on 3/10 because I can't put decimals obviously)
There’s a common misconception that silent films are vacuous works with minimal insights on the human condition. But this could not be further from the truth. Done correctly, the choreography of actors ‘tells’ a story through facial expressions, symbolism, and physical actions. The absence of dialogue, ironically, allows the viewer to focus with greater intent and awareness. Thus, enabling the audience to form a connection with the character(s) that they might not otherwise understand or empathize with. Yet it is paramount that the work has a recognizable theme that the viewer can identify; otherwise, the story
becomes a senseless barrage of foolishness.
Joshikausei falls in the latter camp, unfortunately. By placing Momoko in awkward, sexually suggestive positions, the show displays a preference to arouse the viewer. Which is acceptable, if those situations lead to effective comedy. But this is not the case. Perhaps the arbitrary actions of the characters aimed to force the viewer into laughter via the preposterous nature of the situations themselves. For this to be valid, however, the writers should have exhibited a greater degree of audaciousness. No risk, no reward.
At three minutes per episode, you may think Joshikausei is worth a watch (regardless of the quality). Let me tell you something: it is not.
Before starting thanks MAL for making me watch 2 more episodes of this crap when things like this don't need 4 episodes to be "fully" appreciated to earn a review.
Studio Seven has to be the worst anime studio I have come across. I did a video review on the The Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor, Seen some episodes of Ousama Game and now this thing. Those guys should focus only in doing Hentai since they have one of the best hentai shows on this database according to the people and like that I wouldn't be watching their productions since I hate hentai.
I will be short with this
This is a carbon copy and wannabe of the Pink Panther or Tom and Jerry.
Just 3 girls that for some reason can't speak at all but only make grunt sounds in daily life situations that should be funny, but are stupid. They drag the jokes way too long and it is absurd to say way too long for a 3 minute shorts but those 3 minutes feel like an eternity. Do these guys even know how to make a joke work on silent media?
Because someone resting and focusing so damn much on her thighs, getting pooped by birds, focusing on a snack falling on someone's legs and doing these origami fights are funny. Now that I think of it this is like the Family Guy skits that make the joke way too long that they need to be.
Those voice actress had to be the luckiest girls to get paid for grunting. Heck even John Dimaggio saying "Rada Rada" as Schnitzel from Chowder constantly has more passion and feeling than these women saying "ha" "Eh" "mmmmmh" combined. The ending song is generic jpop crap.
Typical Hentai shots, again Why does Studio Seven try so hard in doing these crappy non sexual shows when they are good in hentai according to many people? And also that Mosquito animation is one of the crappiest movements of an insect I have ever seen.
Enjoyment and Overall
It is crap. Go watch the Pink Panther or Tom and Jerry if you want something funny and with non speaking characters from an animated show because this one tries to make you laugh but these shorts are worthless and will drain some of your time for no pay off.