This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering a new series from the Fall 2018 season. It’s my Seishun Buta Yarou Episode 01 Impressions!
Plot: The plot of this first episode is very intriguing and it sets the stage for the series really well. I will say that this is an adaptation of a Light Novel Series, but I haven’t read it. I don’t tend to enjoy the romantic comedy series, but hopefully this avoids most of the faults of those Anime. This first episode shows that it could go very well, but that could end up being just a short reprieve from another poorly done romantic comedy.
Characters: Mai and Sakuta are our main characters and they are both very interesting. Mai isn’t a terrible person and is actually incredibly likable from the get go, if a bit surprising in her choice of garb. Sakuta on the other hand is also fairly forthright in his interests with Mai, and it’s a refreshing change of pace from other romantic comedies that always have awkward love polygons for no purpose beyond making drama.
Art: The art is okay, but nothing spectacular. It’s not egregiously bad, but it’s not amazing either.
Music: I enjoyed the musical score, and the opening theme. Not much more to be said about that.
Overall: This could prove to be a delightful series if this first episode is indicative of the rest of the series.
For those who like: Romance, Supernatural, School Life, Drama.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.
This one was most definitely a pleasant surprise for the start of the season. So far its holding up so I hope it manages to maintain until the end of the season.
Agreed, I’ll be more than a bit disappointed if it doesn’t.