Information "Iroe Genma is a third-year high school student often referred to as "Elder Sister" despite her short height. This troublemaking teenager is the president of her school's Model Club, which is dedicated to building plastic models of various objects and structures, such as cars, boats, and even robots.
Joined by her two underclassmen, the violent Hazuki "Okappa" Okamoto and the rational Makina "Makimaki" Sakamaki, the small group aims to carry out their club duties but are often sidetracked by a myriad of distractions. From battles between club members to lessons on how to confess to your crush, these three schoolgirls get caught up in all sorts of wacky, and downright outrageous situations!" - MyAnimeList
"Plastic Nee-san is a 12-episode ONA produced by Barnum Studio and TYO Animations that aired from May 16, 2011 to July 26, 2012. The series is based on the manga series of the same name drawn by Cha Kurii that was published in Young Gangan since September 2009. The first five episodes were originally released online, then later on DVD and Blu-ray Disc along with the rest." - Wikipedia
Review The biggest laughs I remember having was watching Gintama and Nichijou. They are the kind of comedy that is straightforward and easily amusing, so it might not be the cup of tea for someone seeking a more "highbrow" kind of comedy. They are hyperbolic and very loud, as in they practically shout at the audience "Look at me! I'm doing something stupid and ridiculous!" I remember comparisons linking surprise with our laughter, and that's probably the best analogy for these kinds of comedy - it surprises you into laughter. And it works for me, too effectively, in fact, that I'm literally addicted to it. My viewing of Plastic Nee-san is the result of feeding that addiction.
Lasting two minutes per episode (making it altogether a 24 minutes series), Plastic Nee-san features the familiar slice-of-life plot of cute girls passing their time doing pointless and often ridiculous things, sometimes resulting in extreme hilarity. The comedy can be vulgar, inappropriate and often exaggerated.
Because of the continuous escalation from one two minute skit to the next, that continuous build-up of comedy at the beginning builds an expectation of things becoming even more funnier in the next episode. Unfortunately, after the first few episodes, the momentum gradually died down when the weaker episodes arrive (like Beauty-tic), leaving me yearning for that return to over-the-top ridiculousness that got me laughing so hard in the first place. Thankfully, things do pick up again in one of the last episodes with Resolution-tic - and boy, does it pick up alright.
Amidst the craziness that is these girls' everyday lives, you'll come to meet some interesting side characters too. There's "Beautiful Person", a vain girl who's convinced she's prettier than the main characters (she's not). Kuniki is the highlight of "Resolution-tic" and is seemingly your typical masculine shounen hero at first glance. Finally, there's also Uno & Sada, a pair of cute twins who seemed like perfectly innocent freshmen. As per usual with comedies like this, appearance always deceives.
Of course, the main stars are our comedy trio, the idiot (Iroe the blond), the violent girl (Hazuki the brunette), and the only sane woman (Makina the redhead). Probably the most impressive feat the show has pulled is that in the span of 24 minutes, you'll come to learn the personality of these characters - and that's more than I can say for many anime.
If you enjoy humor that makes you go "WTF did I just watch?!" as you burst out laughing, and if you have 26 minutes to spare (including the OP and the ED), then definitely check this one out as I guarantee you won't regret the experience. It's only a shame that it's so short, as I wouldn't mind seeing a full-length series like Nichijou.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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