Kautz was looking for a job and suddenly he gets hired by an armor shop. But it's not your run of the mill armor shop, it's an adult armor shop. An ecchi comedy showing the shopkeeper side of selling sexy battle armor.
To be honest, LA picked up Otona no Bouguya-san because Nao Touyama was in it...wait LA already done this bit before.
Otona no Bouguya-san is an anime short focusing on a skimpy armor shop taking the mickey out of the old adage from the classic RPG's where "the less you wear the more powerful you are" and Otona no Bouguya-san takes this concept and runs with it...as far as it's 18bit movements takes itself.
Otona no Bouguya-san's basic premise is of an armor shop where Kautz voiced by Mark Ishii unexpectedly gets a job at, along with a shopkeeper obsessed with selling sexy battle armour by the
name of Narden voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and his assistant Lilietta voiced by Nao Touyama, armour ecchi hijinks ensues.
For the most part the anime short is an ecchi comedy through and through with many ecchi incidents involving Kautz, Lilietta and Frealica voiced by Mikako Komatsu a frequent visitor of the shop. But Otona no Bouguya-san utilizes many of the classic RPG tropes to it's comedy and merges it with it's ecchi comedy, mainly getting Kautz to have constant nosebleeds as he gets charmed by Lilietta (it's super effective!), getting Liletta and Frealica into loose battle armour, Narden's backstory as how he became obsessed with sexy armour and heck...dealing with a loli demon lord at the end...wait what the hell.
Otona no Bouguya-san's animation done by Imagica Lab uses the 18bit homages to classic RPG's (akin to Final Fantasy V graphic on the GBA) right down to getting the characters into sprites which Otona no Bouguya-san uses often along with visual novel stills and the classic textbox dialogue just adding to the homages to the 18bit era. Otona no Bouguya-san feels bloody cheap in terms of animation even at 3 minutes a pop every episode but those quick paced homages to the classic RPG style and jokes lightens LA's anger towards it oddly enough.
In terms of voice acting, Mark Ishii and Takahiro Sakurai as Kautz and Narden did a decent job, but just like how LA got attracted into this anime short...yeah Nao Touyama and Mikako Komatsu by an extent were the MVP's this anime short....by default however. Good minimal casting with Nao Touyama at the helm.
Otona no Bouguya-san pays homages and parodies the classic 18bit RPG's within a premise of a skimpy battle armour shop where the main cast essentially fluffs around with ecchi harem hijinks but as little substance this anime short has, LA can't hate it, the intentional aesthetics to the classic 18bit era can't get LA to hate this anime short. It's oddly both a nostalgic parody trip and something of a guilty pleasure anime for LA.
Otona no Bouguya-san is what happens when KonoSuba and Bikini Warriors had a love child and somehow owned an armour shop with ALL the implications that it brings...good and bad.
It's a nonsensical, short fan-service filled comedy that can give you a few laughs here and there in only a couple of minutes. Obviously not anything to write home about, but it certainly is worth watching if you're just looking for something stupidly funny to fill in the gaps of your day.
The series is episodic, so don't look for any compelling storyline here. The art and sound are low budget, but fair enough. I've seen a couple of 20+ minute anime that are animated worse than this. The characters fit into your standard tropes, but it's wholesome and anyone watching this series isn't going to
take it seriously in the first place anyways. Overall, it's just a nice little, laid-back short series for you to get a few chuckles here and there. Not for everyone, but it's not bad.
I really like these type of short 4-minute episodes. They're a quick watch, and quite enjoyable as well. The story is set in a video game/anime setting where the main character, Kautz is suddenly hired by an experienced bikini armor shop owner and armorsmith, Narden. Along with him is his attractive apprentice, Liletta who follows along with her boss's eccentric ways of thought and action. And you get the idea what happens next: The MC falls in love with her and continuously fails to get her attention. From there, it contains sects of humorous scenes from the characters that just
put a smile on your face and maybe make you break a laugh. Something I also really love are the funny video game references, like how the MC faints due to being charmed by the beautiful Liletta and her arousing bikini armor and how his "happiness hitpoints have been exceeded".
There is no true story and is mostly a slice of life anime w/ some fanservice which makes me conclude so far a 6 for the show. A concise, nice show to relax to if you need a break from watching some long 25 minute episodes.