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Aiura Episode #02 Anime Review

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Aiura Episode 2
Aiura Episode 2
Nothing starts a friendship like adding Kong to the end of someone’s name.

What They Say:
They don’t always see eye-to-eye, but that just makes these high school girls’ daily lives more fun. “Their lives happen when nothing is happening” in this anime based on the lackadaisical four-panel manga. *This story features high school girls, but there’s not much romance, and comedy has its place. Don’t expect too much extravagance.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
After a pretty charming first episode, both in execution and animation, the second episode of Aiura essentially gets to do more of the same, which is a good thing. With the girls having met in brief before school started, they’re now getting to know each other a bit more as Ayuko is unable to get to her shoe storage box and the others are only too happy to help, especially since Saki is quite tall and it’s easy to get them open, though Kanaka does her best to help as well. The more formal meeting now in school has them also playing with names a bit after introductions, but mostly because Kanaka is kind of amusing with how she wants to manipulate the names into something big, even though they could be a bit insulting.

In Summary:
While there’s this sense that the show really needs a lot more time per episode, I can’t help but feel that if we got that, it’d be something less special in a way. With the series giving us a bit of a full length episode overall, these smaller snapshots, done so well in terms of look and pacing, can be far more engaging and will allow it to keep that special feeling. The girls come together in the same class in this episode and we get to see their general natures a bit more and some of the humor that will be employed, making for some good fun to be had over the course of the series. Though it’s short, it’s definitely fun and enjoyable to watch.

Grade: B

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70″ LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

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