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These are both shows that I liked, but I don’t expect to write too many posts on them. So, here’s a combined first impression?
Joshikousei no Mudazukai First Impressions
There’s really not much of a summary here. The series apparently follows Tanaka Nozomu, a fresh high school student who apparently wants to find a boyfriend. The first episode basically makes it clear that this is a hopeless task for her, as she’s not the brightest kid. Much of the episode is dedicated to her quest to nickname every student in the school, before finally landing on the nickname Baka for herself.
As a whole, I think this is a series that might have benefited from being half length. The gags are mostly fine, but I do get the sense that they’re repeated just a bit too much. For example, the homeroom teacher’s speech is funny, but he drives the point in way more than you’d expect. A viewer can only take so much cringe from the same source, right?
What I think the series does well is using the background to tell jokes. While the foreground content is somewhat dragging on, there’s usually something else going on behind it, which I think helps. For example, many of the scenes in this episode show Robo in the background solving a Rubik’s Cube. It’s clunky at first, but she’s faster every time she’s shown. Additionally, the opening ceremony pans over a hooded student before showing a potentially different hooded student wondering the grounds.
Even the subs seem to be having fun with the series. I haven’t seen the translator note joke in a while…
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikatashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai First Impressions
I have to get that title in somewhere. Anyway, it’s probably no secret that I’ve been looking forward to this series. I enjoyed reading the light novel, and I think this is a great fluff series. The series follows Dale, an adventurer who stumbles upon a lone devil girl named Latina while he’s completing a quest in the forest. Despite being a child, Latina has been branded as a criminal by the devils, so Dale decides to take care of her.
I think the culture shock aspect of the series is also pretty interesting. The fact that Latina is a devil doesn’t even become that big of a deal (though, there are some…touchy moments). The story mostly focuses on a girl who is displaced into a completely different culture, surrounded by people who speak a completely different language. It’s something I can relate to.
And while the series largely focuses on Latina adjusting to her new life, I like that the relationship goes both ways. Dale has to similarly adjust to being an adoptive father, which changes his lifestyle greatly. He…uh, definitely doesn’t just fawn over Latina all of the time. That would be overbearing, right? Right?