Sep 25, 2020
AdolZeppeli (All reviews)
It's been 2 years since 3D Kanojo: Real Girl happened. Why does that matter you ask? well you see, 3D Kanojo was really irritating back when it first aired, depicting certain social topics in a very infuriating way to the point of being very disrespectful: From a bad depiction of a socially akward person to manipulative romance, terrible "friends" and parents, stupid misunderstandings and what not. That anime tried to tell a tale of a socially awkward person and failed at it horribly, what does this have to do with Uzaki-chan wa asobitai? well, they're pretty similar, not just in the way the characters are portrayed, but in the way that both are very irritating, and out of those two, Uzaki-chan gets the cherry on the top for being the most infuriating piece of media I've watched in my life. Up to this day I don't get why I do this to myself, I guess it's a masochist sport, but sometimes I feel like I have to contribute with a different view of something that is often overlooked, that way maybe I can help others decide whether or not something is worth their time talking about the things they might dislike.

This anime starts like your usual harmless Slice of Life RomCom, it starts from Uzaki's PoV as she greets her senpai Sakurai, cheering for a successful year in college. Time goes on and Uzaki notices that Sakurai spends his time alone, doing the things he likes in the space everyone respects. Out of curiosity, she then, decides to try to enter in Sakurai's life the next year by teasing him. On paper there's nothing wrong with this, it's like Teasing Master Takagi-san, but with college students and lewd stuff, however, the way this anime attempts to create a romcom is what went wrong. This anime manipulates the viewer into thinking that the way Uzaki treats Sakurai is cute, which, is not the case. Let's view it in Sakurai's shoes instead, Sakurai is minding his own business, enjoying life the way he wants, and then, suddenly, a girl comes in and starts bothering him and starts asking questions like "why are you always alone? do you not have friends or anything", then, proceeds to mock him due to the way he spends his time and proceeds to be a bitch about it. Is it really that hard to understand when people wants AND enjoys to be by themselves? No, instead, This show crams Uzaki into Sakurai's life like if he was a freak of nature which personality should be fixed, forcing their relationship. Still not convinced? let's twist the story this way, let's say that Uzaki is a boy, and Sakurai is the girl. What would your reaction be if Uzaki were the boy teasing the girl instead? Gross and creepy right? Most people ALWAYS side with the girl and of course, people will sympathize more with Uzaki cuz she's a girl and it's cute when girls want to ̶H̶a̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ stalk a guy, no matter if the guy wants her or not. See the problem now? Uzaki is an annoying girl, that is clingy and pushy towards a boy that just want to mind his own business, is it too hard to respect that? I know, Sakurai's dumb ass could have just rejected her, he does show his annoyance, but he does nothing with it, which, is one of the things that bothered me the most and shouldn't be ignored. This anime also spams you with exhaustive "jokes" with Uzaki's awful smug face like: "HAHAHAHA, OMG YOU'RE SUCH A LONER, COME ON, YOU'VE GOTTA LIVE SEMPAI" "OMG THAT'S SO VERY LONER OF YOU, TO BE EXPECTED OF YOU SEMPAI" Yadda yadda yadda.

The way this anime depicts introverts as freaks of nature that should be forced to "live" the way everyone else "lives" their life just because introverts are simply not "living it" is extremely irritating. As an introvert myself, I love to spend time alone and that's not a bad thing, being overwhelmed with attention is not good, it's stressful. Also, enjoying time alone doesn't mean that introverts don't like to interact with others, in fact, I do like it when I hang out with my friends, but they understand when I don't want to hang out. People shouldn't be afraid of saying "no" to others, those who respect your decision are true friends, those who don't aren't worth your time. Now, I understand that the young Japanese population is very shy and need an incentive to open themselves to others, but there's a difference between giving a small push and straight up force your way into their lives. I highly doubt ANYONE would like it if someone they're not interested in, forces their way in and overwhelms their life by being extremely annoying, pushy and clingy, the last thing they'll achieve is to be a part of their lives. This anime forces their relationship a lot, everyone ships them as if they were meant to be with each other, Sakurai's "friends" constantly mock him for "not taking the initiative" and teases him into thinking he's an idiot for not going a step further with Uzaki. This honestly pisses me off to immeasurable amounts.

Ecchi on this anime is dumb, repetitive, exhausting and irritating. Most of the jokes consists of shaming Sakurai in public with very suggestive scenes and dialogues. To create drama IN PUBLIC of things that can be misunderstood is uncalled for, Sakurai's dignity as a citizen could have been compromised just as Tsutsui from 3D Kanojo, but since everything is a joke on this anime it doesn't even matter and Sakurai has no other choice but to accept it. Misunderstandings on romance anime can be fun depending on the context and the characters, but this anime goes beyond stupidity with them, we're talking about freaking adults here, not horny highschool students, how does Uzaki's mom think that Sakurai wants to grope her breasts without considering the fact that she has a cat on her lap? Not just that, Uzaki's breasts are big enough to satisfy him, I could have taken it if Uzaki's breast were medium size, but no, they had to create a dumb misunderstanding that shouldn't have happened if these characters had common sense, but they don't. This anime is unfunny and most of the jokes are exhausted to the point of being unbearable, if someone is able to endure "OMG HAHAHA YOU'RE SUCH A LONER SEMPAI" more than 10 times, good for them, but this is a bit too much, the more I hear her screechy voice with that awful smug face, the more unbearable it gets.

Animation quality is not great, it serves it purpose just fine, but nothing memorable, there was this fireworks episode that could have been really endearing if Uzaki weren't such an annoying girl, but all the emotional weight is thrown to the gutter thanks to her. Talking about her, the sound department is deplorable, Uzaki's VA did a great job at being exceedingly annoying, most of the times the characters are screaming and that is not nice to anyone's ears, not a single music was memorable, the OP is annoying and the ED... is just there I guess.

Man, I'm tired...

I'm tired of how rom/coms are portrayed nowadays.

I'm tired of screechy, clingy, annoying anime girls.

I'm tired of stalker girls seen as cute in anime media.

I'm tired of forced anime relationships with 0 chemistry.

I'm tired of stupid misunderstandings.

I'm tired of illogical ecchi scenes

I'm tired of anime portrayal of "friends"

When will be the day where we see a new Rom/Com that isn't just a stupid waifu wars or waifu pandering garbage with no substance at all?