The story centers on Nayu, a middle school girl who shocks her schoolmates on the first day of school by wearing black lace panties. She likes this kind of underwear, and she tries to "spread the word on the merits of [these kinds of] underwear" via an underwear club with her schoolmates, who are worried about their bodies' development and which underwear to choose.
I originally watched this show because the synopsis for it seemed absolutely ridiculous, but surprisingly enough it was good for a lot more than just cheap laughs. After reading other people's opinion on it, it made me very sad how few people really understand this anime.
The target audience is in fact not horny young men attracted to 2D girls. It isn't even ecchi. It is targeted to everyone with an open mind.
The message this show is trying to get across is that underwear is a lot more than just eye-candy for men.
It portrays painfully well what the state of the world is for underwear and how people can't shake off the belief that it is something shameful, something to hide and talk about only in secrecy -- which is a pity, because, as this show proves, there is a lot to be said there, and the designs are worth admiring.
While the anime is lacking in visuals, sound and unique characters (except Nayu), many of the problems it deals with no anime to my knowledge has dealt with before.read more
When i listed this anime and saw what it was about i tought this was going to be a dumb anime and i would get bored from it, but to my surprise this anime was good and unique on its own way and even if it's about underwear they don't exploit that to make it a fan service anime, even though there are funny situations involving that.
Follow Nayu a girl that is seen with bad eyes because she loves underwear, she wants to design underwear but people around thinks she is a pervet and the mean girls started rumors years back that she is a slut, she meets this girls Haruka and Yako that were curious about her, and because she loves underwears, she starts to touch Haruka's breast but for the underwear and they start to become friends.
[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
The art style was ok, the animation was good, nothing special nor smooth but it was good.
It was ok, appropiated for the scenes, the voice acting was good.
One of the good points fo this anime is the characters, they were really well made, they were interesting and enjoyable, Nayu being the most interesting of the cast, they all have their own problems and they will help eachother to overcome the problems they have.
It really was a good anime, it was different from what i saw, you should take a break from any anime with action, adventures etc. to see this one, you may leran more about underwear (lol) and maybe you will shed a tear in one certain episode.read more
By now, every regular MAL visitor is pretty much used to all sorts of anime, be it action, drama, romance, or something light-hearted and silly. There is one thing a lot of them have in common, though: They can be rather naughty from time to time. To see an anime that takes the subject of showing off cleavage and underwear without trying to lean towards the 'ecchi' side is rather courageous. It didn't exactly succeed in staying innocent and all, but it did bring us a silly yet heart-warming story featuring characters with each their own personality, a loose yet fitting storyline and some fairly decent art.
"Chuu Bra!!" is really an anime targeted towards a female audience. It's light-hearted, silly and involves girls talking about their undergarments. For guys, this might take a turn to the pervy, but it's not all that bad. It did add in some subtle elements to prevent leaning towards a female-only audience too much by including a guy's perspective, and some rather "interesting" scenes which to be honest didn't exactly have to be in there, but they were a fun extra bit.
The story involves a girl named Nayu Hayama, a middle schooler with an obsession for female underwear. After accidentally tripping during the opening ceremony and revealing some rather interesting panties, rumors stated some wrong things about her, but this didn't stop her from making some good friends and starting a "society" (club-like, but not a club) that researches underwear for girls who are not sure what kind they should be wearing. The whole society is pretty much the main plot element that keeps the story together, as the main characters always meet up during events and such, which improves their overall character development. The society includes our main character, two of her female friends (Yako and Haruka), and a guy who can't look at underwear for a second without feeling embarassed (Hiroki). Later on, another girl joins in (the typical rich-type girl who looks tough and all, but is actually kind and stuff) named Kiyono. All the club really does is converse about underwear and the likes, but as in anime like K-On, it tends to lead to different everyday conversations. The rest is pretty standard school stuff, and event planning and such, similar to before said anime.
Granted, the story seems a bit bland, but it's the whole "talking about underwear as if it's the most normal thing in the world" that makes the anime interesting. Normally, you'd expect it to go all ecchi and stuff when it comes to that, and it does have its moment from time to time, but it's surprisingly innocent as a whole. For the 12 episodes that it has, it's really nicely executed, and you can say it "provides fan-service without it feeling like fan-service". It simply doesn't feel naughty or anything, it's just fun to watch.
The art and sound are basic. It's a shame the show itself got a very poor BD release, resulting in artefacts and poor upscaling. However, the art as a whole isn't that bad, but it's nothing special either. It's similar to anime like "Love Lab" and "K-On", which still makes it entertaining. Same goes for the sound, it being nothing special, but not bad either, and both the art and sound add to the overall silly atmosphere this anime has. It really fits well with the character builds, and I wouldn't have seen it drawn in any other way.
In conclusion, this anime is a unique experience. Even though it's categorized as both "Comedy" and "Ecchi", it doesn't exactly feel like the latter should be marked, but it's understandable. Granted, the underwear bits (which there are a lot of) can be pleasing to the male eye and mind (or female depending on what you're into), but it's certainly not the main goal of the anime. Not only does it educate girls by learning them about proper underwear, it brings it in a way that both males and females can enjoy it without feeling awkward. The characters in overall are a lot of fun to watch, each sharing their own traits and having their own personality. Although character development is difficult with only 12 episodes, I think they did a pretty decent job at it. I would probably re-watch this with friends and have a laugh, too. It's quite a fun little anime, and although not exactly memorable, it does leave kind of an impression on you. I certainly would recommend giving this a try, either if you're into comedy or if you simply want to check out the "fan-service". Either way, it's a fun little show to watch inbetween. Something I never would've thought I would say about an anime mostly featuring women's underwear. At least, without having certain thoughts about it, if you know what I mean. read more
The moment I watched the first episode of this anime, the only thing I could say was "What the f*ck...?".
This is an anime that deals about ...
elementary school girls ...
that are into experimenting/flashing/watching/wearing all kinds of...
That's the only theme in this anime. Around that, they've built a tiny little story that consists of destilled 100% pure nonsense.
As it's so ridicously and pathetically puny, I decided to just explain it to you.
There's a girl, who has been - hold on, this sounds retarded - trained by her *grandmother* in "the way of the underwear". Indeed. She's some kind of underwear-guru. Oh, and her brother (I think he is, could be her dad though) works in the underwear design industry. It's in the family. *sigh*
Anyways, at her new school she meets two normal girls that she succeeds in getting interested in underwear and they found a f*cking UNDERWEAR CLUB.
As expected, yuri and ecchi scenes all over the place, while using mediocre artwork. Sound is the usual J-Pop and is about the best thing about this anime at all, yet still only just above-average. Character designs are awful and you won't get to enjoy any funny scene because you're still baffled from the bullshit people say in this anime every 5 seconds. Overall, it's just a weak, cheap anime.
The only reason I'm still watching this is because I'm convinced that if I can sit through an entire season of this bullshit, I'm able to withstand anything. And I'm having a hard time, believe me.read more