I want to start off by saying that I really, really want to like Teppen. Studio Drive has created a colourful, well animated show with expressive and likeable characters and the voice actors do a killer job keeping the flow of the conversation up throughout all the episodes I’ve watched. It’s an impressive production with very little empty or awkward space to throw off the pacing, just like an actual group comedy skit performance.
However, you’d think an anime about cute girls training to becoming professional comedians would be a bit… funnier?
I know that good comedy is different depending on what you find
humorous, but for me the comedy in Teppen is lukewarm at best. It’s not like the show doesn’t have the building blocks to make a hilarious show. The cast is made up of quirky girls from all different walks of life and one girl is heavily implied to be an alien which she constantly tries to protest. That’s legitimately funny. I did enjoy episode 1 and the introduction to all the different groups as well as the ridiculous house warden and I enjoyed episode 4(3) which was about one of the girls gambling on crypto, but I can’t say that I busted a gut laughing from these episodes which are on par with your average moé school life, comedy anime and it seems from this shows current MAL rating (6.27) I’m not the only one who feels this way.
I do think that maybe the shows rhythm was thrown off due to the cancellation of episode 2 thanks to some real world events, but also maybe not.
I don’t want to bash the show too hard. Like I said at the beginning, I really want to like it and I think if you’re interested then you should absolutely give Teppen a go. Humour is in the eye of the humoured, but I just watched episode 5(4) and I seriously questioned why I was still watching which for me, is a death flag for a comedy show.
Also the OP is a banger.
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English: Teppen—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing 'til You Cry
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 6.671 (scored by 46544,654 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.