Anime Sunday: Real Girl Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with another Spring 2018 series. It’s my Real Girl Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: High school student Tsutsui Hikaru is shunned by his classmates for his otaku behavior. One day, as he was sentenced for pool cleaning duty for being late, and is paired with the beautiful but reputed troublemaker Higurashi Iroha…

Plot: The plot is okay, and I’ve covered this series before in a past column way back when my Saturday columns were known as Shoujo Saturday. It’s nothing much different than the first chapter of the series so if you read that you won’t see anything new.

Characters: The cast is okay, although there are some really cringeworthy moments. However that’s more due to the nature of the series, rather than any character faults in particular,

Music: The music’s okay, but nothing special.

Art: The animation is at least well done, but again it’s nothing spectacular either.

Overall: A decent adaptation, and great intro to the series, but it’s nothing spectacular either.

For those who like: Romance, Slice of Life, School Life, Drama, Teenage Angst, Good Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Shoujo Saturday: 3D Kanojo by Nanami Mao



This week for Shoujo Saturday I’m covering a series I read a while back. It’s 3D Kanojo by Nanami Mao!

Plot Synopsis: Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn’t have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him.

Plot: The plot is cliche’d but well done. I won’t spoil things as the way their relationship develops is pretty good.

Character: Hikari actually annoys me sometimes, because he’s just either being willfully stubborn or being an idiot. Iroha is a much better lead than Hikari and the rest of the cast is pretty good, especially Hikari’s best friend who’s name escapes me at the moment.

Art: The art is great, and feels unique to me although it’s probably not all that unique.

Overall: If you want a good romance series, try this out.

For those who like: Romance, Drama, Slice of Life series.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.