First Episode Review for: Mashiro-Iro Symphony
Summary : A brother and sister start at a school that has only just started admitting boys (that’s a common theme this season) , and with a group of new friends they face the horrors that school life can bring (such as the “help injured animals” club not having enough members)
Animation : Soft cell animation, very nicely done, a real treat for the eyes, the girls in the series are perhaps so perfectly ‘anime’ as to reinforce every stereotype a western viewer would have heard about them (indeed the eyes are so huge, other features are a mere suggestion at times)
Plot Potential: Not sure there is much, it is very slow moving as the is a lot of slow-mo head flicks, hair flicks, skirt flicks etc which tend to get in the way,
Characters: With perhaps the most ridiculous cat/pom pom thing i have ever seen, it’s a cute overload
Music: Soft tinkling piano
Reminds me of: An 80’s clamp anime with all the drama removed
Overall: Quite frankly not even the showiest western vampire series have anything on this when it comes to the world being populated only be beautiful people with long hair, but its a pleasant background to have on and reminds me strangly of having a tropical aquarium tank in the flat (yes yes i know)
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!
elior(02/12/2011 23:49:37 GMT)
oh i understend you watched only episode 1 so you dont know how this anime unpredictble heartwarming and have nice atmosphere right?
Mark Myers(03/12/2011 15:46:07 GMT)
Fair point, the reviews are here so people can keep up with that new animes that come out ( i used to have a devil of a time find out out which ones had just been released) so i often miss the point on anime that grow as the episodes progress, i will take your advise and revisit this one
Mashiro(23/12/2011 08:43:41 GMT)
Having Just watched the 12th episode, weird for a guy to admit this, but its my favourite show now.
But that’s coming from someone that has to read the subtitles.
Mark Myers(25/12/2011 23:17:03 GMT)
@mashiro its funny, an anime series can just take you like that, and suddenly your addicted to it