Ooya-san wa Shishunki!

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Ooya-san wa Shishunki!

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This is another short anime about a middle-schooler who is also a landlord of an apartment building. It is a slice-of-life comedy that includes everyone from the apartment complex. Sadly with only 6 mins of footage is hard to really review it. I find it quite funny and fast paced.

The animation is fluid and flows nicely. The colours are bright and cheerful which matches well with the style of the anime. It’s drawn in a very shojou anime, though I would say it’s not for young children due to some of the joke in the anime.

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Ooya-san wa Shishunki! also known as Landlord is in Puberty! This anime is based off of a manga of the same name. There are 12 episodes all running about 2 mins a piece, and there are 5 volumes in the manga series with more to come.

This anime series follows Maeda, a young man, who moves into his first apartment to find out his landlord is a middle school girl,Chie Satonaka. She does all of the cooking and the cleaning so she presents herself almost as a grandmotherly figure. However she struggles to fit in at school, because she does not have the same interest as a lot of her classmates.

Through the episodes Maeda and Reiko, his neighbour, try and help Chie live a normal life as a middle schooler. Doing things like teaching her how to make a bento and even buying her a kimono.

The anime is quick, fun and quirky. The series only runs about 30 mins in total, but it is time well spent. The story doesn’t really progress much but this isn’t the type of anime that people watch for the story, it’s more for the one time story lines and the jokes with in the episodes.

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CrunchyRoll Winter 2016 Lineup Part 3

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Ooya-san wa Shishunki!

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Ooya-san wa Shishunki!

This is another short anime about a middle-schooler who is also a landlord of an apartment building. It is a slice-of-life comedy that includes everyone from the apartment complex. Sadly with only 6 mins of footage is hard to really review it. I find it quite funny and fast paced.

The animation is fluid and flows nicely. The colours are bright and cheerful which matches well with the style of the anime. It’s drawn in a very shojou anime, though I would say it’s not for young children due to some of the joke in the anime.

Please Tell Me! Galko-chan

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Please Tell Me! Galko-chan

This is another funny slice-of-life anime. Again it’s fairly short, about 7.5 minutes per episode, but it’s broken down in to 30 seconds to a minute segments that focuses around one conversation. The 3 main characters are all highschool girls. They get introduced every episode right after the introduction. They show them wearing their uniform differently to depict their personalities more. The are mirrored with 3 boys who make their appearance multiple times.

Similar to the previous anime, this is not made for younger viewers due to some of the joke in the anime. All in all I like this anime.

Schwarzes Marken

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Schwarzes Marken

This anime is definitely a military, mecha, alternate universe, sci-fi anime. From the first few seconds of this anime I could only think “Please not another Attack on Titans anime.” Thankfully, it’s nothing like attack on titan except that the people of the world must defeat monsters, which in this anime are aliens that they call BETAs. The anime is very gory without being gruesome. Though there is a lot of death there isn’t any that are graphically depicted on screen, at least not yet.

The anime is set in East Germany in 1983, this is 7 years before East and West Germany came back together. The main characters are from a military mecha group called 666, or Schwarzes Marken, who are the best platoon in the military. So far it’s a good anime but I’m unsure if I’m going to keep watching.

The colours are very dark, but that fits with the anime itself. The characters are very unique, but within the first episode you can tell that there is some trouble. I have an issue with them calling PTSD PTSD because at that time it was called Shell Shock. Now since I am watching a subbed version, and I can’t speak Japanese, I don’t know if that was in the original anime or the translator didn’t know what it wa once called. The action scenes are good, and plenty of mech on monster action. So if all these things sound good to you, this may be your anime.

Sekko Boys

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Sekko Boys

This anime is odd, I must admit. It centers around a young professional who just graduated from art school and is tired of dealing with statues. She gets a job at a talent agency to deal with idol groups, thinking that she is finally going to deal with humans. The twist is that her idol group is made up of 4 stone busts. I believe this anime is suppose to be a parody of idol animes, though I don’t find it very funny. It is marketed as a comedy anime, and the saving grace is that the episodes are only 7.5 minutes long.

The animation style is also a little odd. Everything in the world is animated in the normal 2d style but the busts are drawn in a realistic style. Sadly I didn’t enjoy this anime at all.

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