Meet Suzuki Mika, teacher at Okitsu High School. Mika-sensei is a good teacher, but she has a small problem... literally. Although she's 27, she is only 148 cm tall, and has the face of a child. As a result, it is often difficult for Mika-sensei to get anyone to take her seriously.
Story: The description of this series sounded interesting but it is executed poorly. 'Doki Doki School Hours' is like the inbred offspring of 'Azumanga Daioh' , 'Pani Poni Dash', and 'Digi Charat'. Series begins 'in medias res' and has no real plot or drama. The pace is really hyper, and throws me off. Each episode is a series of short gags, like a 4-koma comic or something, interspersed with character profiles for scene transitions
Art: It's drawn well, but I highly dislike the extreme 'manga-ness' of it. 'Manga-ness' includes things like large Japanese text on the screen 80% of the time, displaying a character's name every scene they are in, and "profiles" of the characters appearing on screen for two seconds (Not enough time to read it, and I am a very fast reader).
Sound: The opening theme was forgettable, the ending theme was not much better, but what I really want to talk about is the LACK of sounds. Instead of having actual sound effects, the animators just write the sounds in kana on the screen. ALL THE TIME. So, instead of putting the sound of a heartbeat in when a character is nervous, there's just these HUMONGO "どきっ! どきっ! どきっ!" all over the screen. The same is done with regard to the sounds of walking, eating, laughing, etc. IT IS REALLY ANNOYING. Also instead of maybe putting some damn music in to convey the mood, the mood of the character is just written in GIANT kanji above/behind/next to them. Look, writing things like "concerned" or "serious" everywhere is okay IN A MANGA. This is just ANNOYING.
Character: The characters are actually done well. This is the thing I had no problem with. But you must be constantly reminded what character is currently on screen, usually with big flashing text at the top and bottom. ANNOYING.
Enjoyment: Like reading a manga without having time to properly look at each panel. NOT ENJOYABLE.
Overall Doki Doki School Hours is just poorly done. You just have to watch it for yourself to get a feel of how s***y this anime is.read more
Okay okay, i've only seen 3 episodes so far, so it may be a bit too early to say what i feel deep in my heart when i watch "DDSH", but as far as what i've seen, i can say that DDSH is literally "not a big deal" when it comes down to story, art and sound but hey; it is a Slice of life comedy Anime. And if you want to see epic stories, great storylines and stuff like that, you'r in the wrong Genre. I mean, if your girlfriends says, she wants to go to the cinema and you can decide the movie, you wouldn't pick "Rambo", would ya?
Anyways, the important thing for a slice of life comedy Anime is, that the characters got different personalities, so that everybody can find his favourite. DDHS is a perfect example of how it should be done:
We've got a girl, who's only attracted to girls, a boy who's only attracted to boy's, a narcissist who likes to wear girly clothes, a loli-teacher, an excited girl, a huuge fangirl, a guy who acts like an old man, a clumsy guy, a girl with a big mouth, a guy who's all into drawing manga, and a little girl who's attracted to him.
Now you can try tell me, that this Anime doesn't fill your needs. HAR! =D
Even this shows us an the world, that this anime won't get boring so fast, this could also be the weakness of this Anime. Because there are so many characters, but only 13 episodes (or 12, because in the first episode we happen to know each and every character) which could be a little bit too less airtime for every specific character.
But from what i've seen (3 episodes) i really like Doki Doki School Hours because of all the different characters and awesome slapstick moments. In points of sound and artwork it defintily isn't something to get excited about, but the slapstick, differences in personalities of the characters and the cuteness as well as the charme of this Anime "zero" this point.
So i'll give it a 10/10 so far.read more