So, hey, Sakura Trick! How do I like it so far? Not very much. Well, visually, I like it. (I will allow you a moment or two to get your “hurr hurr hurrs” out of the way.) The colors and general framing of shots and such are nice. I often find my attention wandering when I watch this series, but then it will pull out something like this that makes me pay attention again. So from a general art direction standpoint, my time spent has been generally worthwhile.
The other stuff? Mostly boring to me. There are little dramas, solved mostly in polite ways. Nice for the characters — they seem, at the very least, happy in their relationships — but not all that engaging for me, nor do I find the characters in and of themselves all that interesting. Methinks I’m just getting too old for this. (I say this, of course, knowing full well that my favorite anime last year involved flying piranha and cyborg Nazis.) That’s not a total dealbreaker, of course. If you will allow me to bring in a different sort of series, Working!! is a show where I don’t care much about the romantic foibles of the cast, but the general interactions so amusing — and the drama in relatively sparing supply — that it’s something I can ignore easily.
With Sakura Trick, though, I don’t find most of the comedy stuff all that funny or endearing. There’s one moment I really enjoyed: the first kiss between Haruka and Yuu, which starts off as this idealized thing, but then becomes awkward because neither is all that experienced with the art of the kiss. That awkwardness presents them as they are — two kids exploring these newish feelings — and it’s amusing and charming. I’ve also chucked a bit at Haruka’s various lewd fantasies, mostly because they are so silly. But that’s about it. The general hanging around doing school life things humor gets no reaction from me because I am a grumpy grump. Neither does the cuteness, sadly. I was too busy awwing over the dog in this week’s Silver Spoon. What an adorable pup!
Mostly I agree with what Day writes, though Day also comments on some things that I am in no way qualified to evaluate!
Anyway, enough of that nonsense. We all know the real reason you’re all here: stupid poems! I have decided to stick with haikus, because I am a simple man, and they are simple to understand. (Please ignore that I botched the first two haikus last week.) My commenting system will also be changed up a bit this week: If you want to comment on anything I wrote about in regular ol’ prose, then you may also comment in prose. Anything outside of that range is subject to haiku. No exceptions! If you change topics in the middle of your comment and talk about other things, then you must also switch to haiku form.
Two girls enter and
No girls leave. Winner, you ask?
Too tongue tied to tell.
Just say that it is
Classic Greek literature.
Get the animal
Correct. This is a hedgehog!
That’s what Sonic Sez.
Is this show boron?
Helium anime, so
As much as you zinc.