Posted by psgels on 29 June 2011 with categories: Showa Monogatari



Okay, so I know that this isn’t getting subbed and all, and the fact that it has only one cute girl and no hot guys were bound to make it ridiculously ignored, but seriously: someone sub this. I know the acting isn’t at its best, but I keep seeing more and more people who want realism in anime. This is by far the most realistic series of the season!

It’s surprising how few anime seem to focus on bad boyfriends, the only recent one that I can think of right now is Colorful. Are moe girls really that pure that they only attract guys with no personality or something? While previous episodes of this show may have been a bit overacted, this episode hit all of the right notes: it never was too dramatic, and yet it revealed that the guy that Yuuko had a crush on was both a criminal and cheating on her. It’s not like these problems resolved themselves in 50 years time in Japan, right?

This was a pretty great portrayal of the teenaged years. It had angst, but this didn’t come with the cliches that you usually see in anime and it really was about problems that anyone could have had. I really liked this conclusion to Yuuko’s arc. I imagine that the final two episodes will be about Kouhei’s brother. He’s been strangely ignored during the past few episodes.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

8 Responses

  1. AshortDeparture says:

    Ha! Your comment regarding fanservice is appreciated. XD
    But I agree with the sentiment, I don’t speak Japanese so I haven’t been able to watch the recent episodes. I imagine the awkward timing of the broadcasting and the lack of marketability makes it a rather unappealing project unfortunately…

  2. Wandering Bunny says:

    Oh god! Since you stopped talking about alien schuddle, these bearly get one comment per week!!!
    Seems like the chance of you making this popular are impossible…

  3. notintheface11 says:

    I would watch it if it were subbed. Just know that.

  4. Aegd says:

    It may be an interesting story and all that, but the setting, time period and the fact that the character design is pretty boring will keep most people from this show… me including.

    I don’t find this time period in Japan very interesting… also I’d rather watch regular dramas if I wanted a “realistic” show… the Japanese produce a shitload of regular tv-dramas… when it comes to anime i’d rather go for the spectacular and fantastic…

  5. Pafiume says:

    I’ve found four episodes subbed, and while they take a while between episodes I can’t find anything that says they’ve stopped/dropped it. So someone -is- subbing is.

  6. AlexS says:

    I really want to watch this series, but still stuck at episode 3, because of lack of subs

  7. Wandering Bunny says:

    @Aegd: The setting and time period?
    It’s basically modern day without cell-phones.
    Seriously the cultral difference between the years dosen’t seem to really affect this kind of show.
    As for boring design… I won’t go and say it’s design is exciting or anything, but really is anything out of the normal big-eyed moe-blobs, chibis and bishounen that bad for your eyes?

  8. Aegd says:

    Wandering Bunny – I’m just saying how it is. You making stupid remarks over what you “think” I watch (and missing the mark by a longshot, btw)… oh and yes.. I find the 1920-1970’s to be a increadibly boring time period… but its mostly the design, story and setting that bores me the most. Like I said before, I watch plenty of regular japanese tv dramas, I’ve seen this stuff before…

    I enjoyed Rainbow though… thats how you do a good anime in the same time period.

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