Mitsuki Ikuta works for the Houchiku Corporation, making movies. To all who know her, she is perceived as being a very infantile woman, still wearing childish fashions. A fan of the detective movie genre, she suddenly finds herself chosen to be the main producer of a new film—but it's a "hero movie" (a genre generally considered childish). Determined to succeed, regardless, she takes on the job.
Smash Hit definitely isn't one of the better animes I've seen. If you enjoy endless panty shots and a background plot to go with them, then this show is for you. However, if you're looking for the next great comedy to send you rolling off your chair with laughter or for an epic drama that keeps you on the edge, it'd be best for you to look elsewhere.
The storyline, although it had a good idea behind it, didn't come across as intriguing. Things just seemed to trod along at a slow pace. Even when something did happen, Ikuta would simply beg her way out of the problem. The story had potential, but it wasn't implemented in an interesting, or even important way. It often seemed as if the print on the underwear each female character was wearing was more important than the production. There were parts where they tried to focus on following the dream, and doing their very best, but even then they had a skirt just waiting to be up-turned afterwards either by a stray breeze, bending over, or the neighbor kid.
The artwork was decent/average. It wasn't beautiful, but it wasn't bad. A lot of the characters were a bit generic-looking, though, with nothing really memorable about them.
The sound was okay. The music was bland, and sometimes seemed out of place. One or two sound effects didn't quite match up with the animation, but they were close enough that it didn't disrupt the show.
Most of the characters lacked any real depth. Of course, Smash Hit is also a pretty short-running anime, so that's not too surprising. They did have quite a bit of character development behind the main character, Ikuta, though (even if all of it revolved around one thing).
Personally, I didn't gain very much from watching this, and Smash Hit was pretty boring to me. Even though it's labeled as a comedy, there weren't that many jokes or humorous scenes, other than the ones involving ladies' underwear (which were repeated in every episode, usually more than once -- even running gags need to be spaced farther apart to retain the funny). While watching it, I often felt like the makers of this anime hadn't put their full efforts in to making it worth watching for anyone other than the ecchi crowd. (Seriously, this show had more ecchi shots than Otoboku.)
If you like looking up girls' skirts, go ahead and watch this, but Smash Hit is certainly not a smash hit. Should you still be interested in watching it for reasons other than ecchi, then I guess you should go for it, since the series isn't long enough to make you feel like you've wasted any of your life if you don't enjoy it.
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