Calaggie on Miss Barnard

December 18th, 2016 by Author

I was about post a “Miss Barnard fails” entry, when the following attracted my attention:

Sawako become more interested in reading over time but continues to be light-hearted about it, which frequently annoys the more serious Shiori. The anime’s dialogue contains some bits that sound like anecdotes you might hear from real-life bibliophiles about their reading habits or their experiences with used bookstores.

Perhaps I was too hasty dropping it. The setup was that the lead was revealed to be a gigantic poseur, who is not actually interested in either books or reading, but attempts to create an impression that she does. A flimsy foundation indeed. In addition, production values were unexpectedly poor. I watched anime like that for the plot back in the 1980s, but that was 30 years ago.