Finally finished another show which I delayed for quite some time now.
Manga origin, still ongoing. Anime ran for 12eps with one OVA.
The original concept in the manga was to make the guy a girl which kind of inevitably make it a Yuri manga, but at some point, it became a co-ed main character duo. Which is why the guy had a feminine name. If it were a yuri plot, this manga would have been a whole lot better, which also helps the anime. The guy with the outfit is just awkward and cringy at times. It’s a disappointment.
Storyline was pretty unique. The setting and concept might come off as pretty generic as a first impression. The pacing can be pretty slow. 12 eps felt incredibly long. Character development were pretty mediocre, not much history explained, slow pacing yet a lot of plot cutting to squeeze more story into the timeframe. The main heroine felt very insignificant and doesn’t have a proper heroine aura, sometimes I think the Tower Witches were better in terms of character and personality. Better off making the show a full-on harem show instead, probably will bring more action to the table. Surprising, since Mizushima Tsutomu was both series composer and director, which pretty much put him under total control of the adaptation but he still did not bring a lot of magic from his previous works. The climax felt very sublime and pretty anticlimatic at the end with the extremely rushed ending. OVA is slightly different, it comes in as an extra episode unlike most OVAs were it’s just fanservice to make use feel lewd. So the OVA felt a little bit more meaningful, but, didn’t really bring much to the ending.
Animations by J.C.Staff. A pretty daring approach if you ask me and they pretty much nailed it. Their fusion of 2D and 3DCGI is probably one of the most harmonious in my anime viewing history. Color rendering and designs leans towards Majimoji Rurumo which is pleasant to see, or should I say its the other way around since Majimoji came right after this show ended. I don’t know. But yeah it’s great.
Music is great. OP by fhana and ED by my favorite Tower Witches. OST was ok. I really cannot get enough of the ED.
Cast list is pretty decent. Kobayashi Yusuke, Seto Asami, Matayoshi Ai, Noto Mamiko, Asumi Kana, Matsumoto Yuki, Taichi You, Ohara Sayaka, Hioka Natsumi, Asakura Momo, Onishi Saori, Hamasaki Nana, Izawa Shiori, Hayama Ikumi, Ozaki Mami, Shiraishi Mari, Kakuma Ai, Iida Yuuko, Sawashiro Miyuki, Kuroda Yuka, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Ishihara Mai, Shirai Yusuke, Saito Yuka, Shitaya Noriko, Kugimiya Rie, Sakurai Harumi, Kayano Ai, Kawasumi Ayako, Akutsu Kana, Natsukawa Shiina, Hirano Aya. Pretty well casted if you ask me, Kayano Ai as That type of imouto felt pretty cringy and unsuitable at times. Kawasumi Ayako as a mom can also felt a little weird. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.
Scores: TV | OVA
Story: 7/10 | 7.5/10
Recommended? I really don’t know to be honest, so I’mma just put it under the watch it at your own risk section.