Sep 9, 2019
orangeskull (All reviews)
Kunoichi Joshikousei Otonashi-san has a somewhat interesting (if not overdone) premise, but it doesn't really take that premise anywhere interesting. The characters are, at their best, flat, and at their worst, offensive caricatures. One of the characters is most noted for his tendency to refer to women in their 30s as trash. It's even more disappointing that the female character in her 30s that he refers to still has feelings for him despite his obvious sexism. Another character is an empty caricature for stereotyping Americans. I'm okay with my country being occasionally mocked (we do some silly things, after all), but open caricatures of Americans aren't any less offensive than caricatures of Japanese people.

The art isn't anything special. It is good enough to be able to tell what is going on in the panels, but it is a bit simplistic.

My biggest criticism of this series is simply that it isn't that funny. There are cute moments here and there and moments that are vaguely funny, but none were ever funny enough to make me laugh out loud. Much of the humor is very repetitive and it gets old fast (about half the jokes have to do with the Otonashi constantly eating). I went in thinking that this might be something like Ninja Shinobu-san no Junjou, but it doesn't have the humor or the charm to compare.