Welcome to the Tsugumomo review! We are focusing on the anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Hamada's manga series of the same name. It's a short 12 episodes produced by Studio Zero-G and directed by Ryōichi Kuraya.
Tsugumomo revolves around the adventures of Kazuya Kagami, a young kid, and Kiriha, a good but naughty Tsugumomo, who either get into trouble or solve cases that involves amasogi (a bad type of Tsugumomo) that curse people in the process of fulfilling their wish.
To clear up some jargon, a Tsugumomo is an object that gains a soul after many years and gain the ability to transform.
The anime acts like a pretty old fashioned harem show in the 1990's despite being based on a 2007 manga series. The story for this short series can be a bit strange in progression. It does monster of the week with amasogi being the monster then halfway, it goes into Kazuya's character as he doesn't want to fight due to seeing how devastating and deadly amasogi can be to humans. It then leads into a fight with a girl that gets him out of his blues.
Unlike light novel and visual novel based harems that follow a series of story arcs revolving around the love interests in a harem, this show doesn't do that. Yet, it still retains the harem as there are a lot of girls and most don't really show or admit it. The unusual thing is the harem show focuses on the male character rather than the girls as most harem shows tend to profit and milk fan service on focusing on the girls.
Since everyone has a difference tolerance level of fan service, I'll list them as I always do for my reviews because it is more helpful in that manner.
lolis and them being humiliated by an older woman who loves lolis
nudity and lots of skinship - the longest one I seen and oddly enough, the only censorship, nipples. (nipples do appear in the manga and anime's BD/DVDs)
panty shots but they don't zoom it on it or emphasize it. For example, a girl attacks Kazuya and her skirt keeps flipping through these fast scenes.
Besides the fan service and story, the anime has a lot of action with fight scenes in case you don't like the 90's humor that milks running gags and Kiriha hitting Kazuya in the groin a lot of times. The animation is decent as the studio isn't high in budget compared to like One-Punch Man and the likes.
Overall, I can only recommend Tsugumomo to folks who like harems or used to ecchi since there are fans who abhor generic run of the mill harem series or too much fan service.
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