Yawara fails

August 3rd, 2012 by Author

It’s quite good. The art is attractive and looks a bit like Patlabor OVA (on reporters, in particular), as opposed to, say, Ranma. And yet…


Oh well. It was worth a try.

P.S. It should be noted that my gag reflex is tuned wrongly too often. I never was able to finish one episode of Full Moon o Sagashite either (love the OP though). Not to put these two series at the same level at all, of course. J.P. called it “the best anime, ever, period”, Evirus pretty much agreed with him, and nobody else gave it less than “the best throat cancer anime”. Just saying that if I recoil from Yawara, it says nothing about its qualities. It’s just that the setup is not just shoujo-like, but shoujo-before-NoitaminA-redefined-it and perhaps even worse.

P.P.S. The R1 release is incomplete anyway.

P.P.P.S. On second thought, I’m bullshitting about shoujo above. Let’s just write down a generically poor hook without labeling it.

UPDATE: J.P. twittered: “i think you mixed up full moon o sagashite with mizuiro jidai for me. i thought full moon was nothing particularly special”. Duly noted!