Maesetsu! Opening Act

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: まえせつ!
English: Maesetsu! Opening Act
German: Maesetsu! Opening Act
French: Maesetsu! Opening Act
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2020 to Dec 27, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.771 (scored by 24632,463 users)
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Ranked: #95242
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Popularity: #5393
Members: 10,019
Favorites: 7

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The anime centers on four girls at the full bloom of their youth, working hard to achieve their dreams as they struggle valiantly. In Japanese entertainment, Maesetsu! refers to an introductory talk or explanation addressed to the audience before the broadcast of television programs, usually performed by assistant directors and particularly comedians in variety or comedy shows.

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Nobuta, Yuu
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Machida, Touko
Script, Series Composition
Oozora, Naomi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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1: "Sign (サイン)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura) (eps 1)
2: "Pipipi Happy (ピッピッピハッピー)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura) (eps 2-)

Ending Theme

"Ikagawashii Viking (いかがわしいバイキング)" by Fubuki Kitakaze (Aguri Oonishi), Mafuyu Kogarashi (Naomi Oozora), Rin Araya (Hirome Igarashi), Nayuta Asougi (Sakura Nakamura)

Dec 27, 2020
dlxuniuniu (All reviews)
In 2007 a new era of CGDCT (Cute girls doing cute things) began with “Lucky☆Star”. One of the best studios of all time was involved in this work: Kyoto Animation. 13 years later, Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ try to create something similar with "Maesetsu! Opening Act", but unfortunately this work does not quite create the "WOW" effect. Why am I comparing these two? You will see more about this below.

Have you ever heard of the Japanese word “Owarai”? Before I came into contact with this anime, this term didn't mean anything to me either. Owarai is a traditional Japanese comedy duo who perform in front read more
Dec 27, 2020
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Comedy is subjective.

What does stand-up comedy mean? According to Britannica: It is comedy that generally is delivered by a solo performer speaking directly to the audience in some semblance of a spontaneous manner.

However, this business practice is very different in Japan. Owarai geinin, or two-man comedians as they are referred to, is a very lucrative business, and by no doubt very popular in its own homeland. I remember having used to watch Owarai geinin in many variety shows through Japanese-imported programs over the years, and the insanity of referencing as much content as they can really helps add to the hilarity vibe, not to mention read more
Dec 27, 2020
ESER10 (All reviews)
I'll keep this shorter than I usually would (partly because I didn't actually plan to write a review for this) and just get to the point. The premise of this show is girls doing comedy, and trying to make it to the big stage. With that being said, you may be expecting absolute comedy gold to come out of this, but unfortunately, that won't come. I assume that would disappoint many, so it's best that you know that you would be as well if that's what you were expecting. In reality, this is more of a slice of life (the cute girls doing cute things read more
Dec 28, 2020
Efemey (All reviews)
The proposal of this anime is interesting, but something quite foreign to us, since I doubt that there are many people who enjoy Japanese humor/Japanese comedians in this part of the world, and this is the main argument of this anime. While it's not a work on the same level as Lucky Star, it's not a bad anime, since Yoshimizu Kagami doesn't create bad works. Also I noted that the director in charge of this anime is the same as Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, High School Fleet and who has worked for other anime such as Endro~ and Toji no Miko, in fact he directed read more


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