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Sparrow’s Hotel Episode #02 Anime Review

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Sparrow's Hotel Episode 2
Sparrow’s Hotel Episode 2
Sayuri’s work skills are certainly not what you’ll find on most resumes.

What They Say:
The series revolves around Sayuri Satō, the new front desk worker at the Sparrow’s Hotel — “the closest hotel to Heaven.” Her special features are her large breasts and her skills of assassination. She takes down people who cause trouble in the business hotel with those skills, but she is in fact very unskilled when talking to the male hotel manager, and often bites her tongue.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The opening episode of Sparrow’s Hotel was one that did not impress that much, though it had some cute moments along the way as we were introduced to the core cast and situation. The focus on Sayiru is amusing since she’s quite the flighty young woman in a way, but she has so many skills when it comes to the fact that she worked as an assassin before signing on to the hotel. We get to see how she’s performing in the present a bit, especially with how she saves the manager from a near accident, but we also get to see her interview from before with the manager and see how she’s so blunt about how varied skills. This episode also brings in the managers older brother, Shiokawa, who works as the business manager there, and he adds a certain kind of villainy to things with the way he comes across.

In Summary:
The second episode doesn’t win me over more than the first, but the pacing is better here and it seems a bit less frantic than what we got the first time around, which is a big plus. The series has some good potential for comedy and I do like that they slowed things down here in order to let us get to know the characters – as best as you can in a short form series – without resorting to all sorts of antics in which to do it. Introducing another character is a bit dicey, but Sayuri continues to dominate here and I like the idea of the show overall, even if the execution still feels like it’s stumbling to find its groove.

Grade: C

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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