Mar 1, 2012
Please don't pay too much attention to the score I have given this. This review is designed to explain what the anime is about so you can decide for yourself whether you will like it or not; it is not for me to blindly label it as either good or bad based on personal values which you will likely disagree with.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why this anime is given the "game" genre. Let's make this clear: there is no mahjong shown in this series. If you are considering watching it for that, don't bother.(EDIT: The 'game' genre tag has been removed as
So what exactly are you getting from watching these?
As the title says, this is a picture drama. This means that there is very little animation - it is just a series of separate pictures which can last for anything up to about 2 minutes, with voices and sound effects telling the story.
One of the consequences of this is that you should only watch it if you can recognise the voices of the characters, or else you may find yourself not knowing who is talking some of the time. Anyone who has seen Saki fairly recently should do fine though.
Brief summaries of each episode can (at the time of writing) be found in the "more info" tab along the top. As you can probably tell from that, the episodes do not follow on from each other. You can watch whatever ones you want, in whatever order you want.
Each episode is a separate story giving insights into the history of certain characters, or what they do in their spare time. This is, therefore, really more of a slice of life anime than a game one, or, rather, an assortment of slice of life stories put together under a single title.
I hope I succeeded in overcoming the distinct lack of information currently on this page, and helped you to decide whether or not you want to watch this anime.
Reviewer’s Rating: 6
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