Once again, Trigger manages another show filled with very jelly like key-frames that make me want to go re-watch FLCL. And much to my enjoyment, the script for this show manages some trope killing in the process. When Kanzaki Tomoyo blushes after being told her actions reflect jealousy, our MC, Andou Jurai breaks up the bland situation with a level headed response that makes Tomoyo regret reacting at all to him. Tomoyo is frickin’ adorable. The double star hairpins and hair bow help.
Getting such a streamlined package is a sin. Actually, these industry veterans are too good. They way they time the face zoom ins are great. Almost MLG level. The watery eye zoom-ins on Chifuyu destroyed my nutbladder. Kudou Mirei’s love struck sparkly eyes aimed at Andou give me 6-inch grins. And Andou’s appreciation for Tomoyo’s nickname is hilarious. All of this from a show named Inou-Batoru wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de. Yes, it has been adapted from a light novel. If you’ve made the decision to avoid LN to anime conversions at all costs, well, this is one of them.
If you need a comedy that does not take itself seriously this seasons, this appears to be it. I also have no idea how to shorten the name so it fits in WordPress’ category field.
I’m at a crossroads. Do I root for Kudou, or Sayuri? Even Tomoyo is nice too. I’ve always had a thing for red-heads. But Kudou has that silly maiden-in-love mode that makes her an interesting wrench in this massive pile of “slight feelings for Andou”.
I like wobbly reaction faces. Not enough of that kinda thing.
I would seriously die laughing if Andou x Kudou ends up being TRUE END, even after what transpired in episode 2, completely ignoring the source material. (Unless that’s what happens.)