Note: This review is part of the XII Days of Redemption reviewing event. This is for Day IV and contains no spoilers. This also covers both seasons of the following show at hand.
"Is The Order a Rabbit?" is a slice-of-life comedy and moé series that has a 24 episode total about a baker and rabbit fan that moved into a new town to live with a barista that happens to house a angola rabbit on her head and make friends with other gals whom happen to run other shops and cafés. From there on, the misadventures commence as they start working (or loafing in Cocoa's case).
Storyline Considering that this is one of the infamous "cute girls doing cute things" anime series as well, this show doesn't have much of a plot at all, but instead, only some episodes connect with each other aside of the first few episodes where characters are introduced. The episodic format ends up working well through both seasons, alongside most of the events contained and while none of them were dreadfully boring, there are some that are outstanding like season one's Christmas episode and Mocha's episodes from season two to name just a few. Season two does have more of an end result than season one, but season two concludes far more beautifully.
Characters The meat and potatoes of this show, or rather yet, the coffee and doughnuts in this case. Pretty much the whole cast likable as long as they weren't very minor characters (because there's not much on them anyways). Cocoa and Chino are some of the best ones alongside Mocha, Chiya and even Tippy, whom was the cutest of the animals of the show. Although Aoyama is also a great character, some viewers may have problems with her moments as a pervert despite them being not as bad as other female pervs in anime (in fact, she was one of, if not, the least offensive of them). The least of them was Sharo, but she grew on me in a quick amount of time within season one and fast enough for her to be considered as another of the good characters.
Pros and Cons The art style for this show is a masterpiece for the detail on almost every character, even outside of moé fan standards and the animation is excellent on the most part with only a few questionable animation scenes like one part of season two's camping episode. While not for everyone, the music is very well done, including the background music for both seasons. The opening and ending themes of season two are the best of the themes between both seasons. The comedy in this show has way more hits than misses and it also becomes a great part of the show in general, even with the slice-of-life fare. The entire setting of this show is amazing, especially with the cafés about.
Those that aren't into moé art styles or slice-of-life fare will have serious problems with this show and while the mild fanservice isn't often present, it may be quite uncomfortable for some viewers. However, those that are just in this for the comedy instead of the cuteness or chillout factor will most likely have fun with this show instead.
Final Verdict This brews up and serves a 10/10 overall and is honestly my ace when it comes to the slice-of-life and moé genres in general. For those looking for such fare, or just want to chill out with a funny show, you most likely won't go wrong with "Is The Order a Rabbit" at all. For this show to steamroll my previous favorite moé show one hundred times over, the score that was given was well deserved.
Current Situation: I wanted another excuse to use Enterprise as an avatar again.
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.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
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.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT