SHINY CHEEKS AND BOOB PUNCHES!
~What’s this? Hoshi’s writing about cutsie girls in school uniforms?! You can tell the ending of the Bakuman anime has brought drastic changes to me! Okay, I’m kidding. If you checked out the latest manga digest, I gave some love to the darling A Channel, so here I am for the anime adaption!
We open up with the cute Run-chan talking to her male friends when suddenly a short-haired girl, Tooru, wielding a bat, steps right in the middle, swinging the bat to get rid of the boys.
No, Tooru is no delinquent; she’s just protecting the air-headed Run, who always manages to get herself in a bit of trouble. The two have been good friends for a long time but with Run being a year older, poor Tooru can’t see her as often as she’d like. It’s what got her to apply to her same high school back in her last year of middle school. On the day she finds out she makes it in, she decides to go to Run’s house where she awkwardly meets Yuuko. Thus begins a rocky relationship between the two…
We follow the girls on the rest of their school day, from Run falling asleep in class, to lunchtime conversation consisting of eating birds and a sizzling meat ring tone, to Run almost falling out a window, to trying to cut a hard candy in half, to Tooru merely sniffing out an empty bag of candy.
All the while though, Tooru can’t help but feel a bit left out, especially since she can’t take the same classes as them. Run reassures her though, telling her not to worry and that nothing has changed between them.
In the end, we will always come back to Tooru protecting Run from the invasion of the male species.~
Aaaand, because I can’t fit all the screencaps I want into the summery, it’s time for Bonus Pics!
Tooru used BOOB PUNCH!
ALL HAIL KOREAN BARBEQUE
Its happened to everyone…
I LOVE THIS FACE, OKAY?
End thoughts: The most obvious first thing I’m going to say is that the animation is GORGEOUS. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS. I took 162 screencaps alone before being forced to cut down to 72, and finally to 34. The OP animation was brilliant as well. It was really unique, and even though I found the OP song a little too slow, I still managed to enjoy it. The song is just too catchy.
And now for the semi-harsh criticism I must deliver, despite how much my heart doesn’t want me to because I’ve been such a big supporter for this show. The story unfortunately feels reaaaaaally slowwwwwww. I couldn’t but be on the edge of my chair waiting for something more to come out, but nothing really did. There’s so many slow movement shots, and everything is just…so casual. The jokes are also dragged out too far for my taste. I’m assuming that since this is the first episode, they wanted to show their daily routines and what not, so I’m desperately hoping it gets a bit more faster paced in the coming episodes.
I said this before on the manga post, but A Channel doesn’t really have that pound-the-desk hilarious comedy, more like a few giggles then intense laughter. Mainly because Run is the one bringing in the comedy with her…air-headed-ness. My favorite bit has to be when they find out Run-chan’s ring tone is sizzling meat. I actually busted out laughing when I read it in the manga for some reason. And of course, Tooru’s BOOB PUNCHES are pretty funny as well. Poor Yuuko, seriously. All in all, it’s a very light, refreshing show! I can definitely feel the Spring atmosphere, and it’s not because of the cherry blossoms, heh.
I will stick by my girls! No matter how boring this show may hopefully not get, I will be here cheering this show on.~
Run’s up to something again, while it looks Yuuko is getting attacked by…Wii remotes? Tooru’s torturing Yuuko as always and Nagi’s got some sexy hair! Let’s see what else these girls bring us! Until next week then~