What’s your type?
|Nope. I still haven’t learned not to blog comedy shows. …Or actually, I’m only really here to cover first impressions since everyone else
The setting seems typical enough. A guy joins a club that he doesn’t really want to join because the members push him into it to keep the club from being disbanded. …Or at least, the plot here would be typical if the club members weren’t so violent. Ah, the irony of having the delinquent (…if he really is a delinquent; we haven’t seen him do much) be at the mercy of a HanaKana character. Er, kind of. Kenji seems to have a somewhat high immunity to
the fire element moe. There was still the feel-good part where he joined because the members wholeheartedly rescued him from a rather stupid death (or at least a rather stupid injury), so it’s not like he was totally forced into it. Plus, it doesn’t look like he’ll be running away anymore either.
The female characters all seem pretty violent (and a bit weird). Obviously, the ones featured predominantly in the episode were Chitose and Roka, but Minami and Sakura had no problems taking out Kenji’s friends. It’s interesting how Chitose is the student council president, considering how shady the game creation club seems to be. Of course, with the vice president being a masochist with questionable friends, maybe this school is just weird overall.
How did the comedy portion fare? Well, the “type” joke went on the entire episode, but it never really exhausted itself. Maybe it will if they keep it up like they have, but as far as the first episode went, it was pretty amusing. HanaKana’s character switch from the “fire” type to “darkness” was constantly amusing. Yes, this looks like the kind of show that takes absurd characters and runs with them. The entire club looks like a piece of work, but even Kenji’s friends fit in with this too. Kenji is the most normal out of all of them (even among his friends), but obviously, he’s supposed to be since he’s the straight man for the show. His tsukkomi remarks seem funny more often than not, so he’s doing a good job at his role. This anime doesn’t require any sort of deep thinking, and it’s rather amusing without it. …Plus you’d probably just get a headache trying to rationalize anything in here.
There wasn’t anything special about the animation or OST that I noticed in this episode, but there was nothing horrible either. The acting wasn’t bad at all (Fukuyama was great). I wasn’t too fond of the ED -which seems like it will be the show’s OP, though I could be wrong-, but that might just be me.
Judging from what I’ve seen around the net, most people can agree that this anime is entertaining. I actually read the first chapter or so of the manga about a year or so ago and dropped it, since it just didn’t interest me. …And then the anime came around, and it’s funnier somehow. Maybe it’s the voice acting adding to the comedic timing or something, but were I didn’t get much out of the manga, I enjoyed the anime. …Or maybe my taste in comedy has drastically changed since in a short period of time. Oh well, long story short, D-Frag! ‘s opening episode went well and while there’s not a whole lot to talk about yet, it looks like it will be a pretty interesting anime.