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Sparrow’s Hotel Episode #04 Anime Review

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Sparrow's Hotel Episode 4
Sparrow’s Hotel Episode 4
When a spy settles into the hotel, everyone is on the defensive.

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)
While the show may be stationary since it revolves around the hotel, it is a situation where all sorts of people can wander into it and that brings a good bit of variety. Such is the arrival of a young woman named Yuu Kojou, a spy that’s come to check out the place and what Sayuri is all about. She’a a comical young woman from the start because she has a child-like sense of fun about being a spy and she works over the staff pretty well in trying to see how they all are and what they react to. Of course, Sayuri is the one who goes over the top in reactions, but she’s also able to discern what Yuu is from almost the start based on intent, which is fun to watch

In Summary:
The gags are quick and simple this time around as we get someone coming in to spy on the hotel and its staff. The show manages the three minute run time rather well here as it again has a busy feeling to it but doesn’t come across as rushed or frantic, like it did in the opening episode. The focus on Yuu helps a bit since it eases the pressure on the Sayuri character, but Sayuri has some good things going on here as do the others as Yuu tests them in different ways. It’s not high concept in the slightest but it’s proving to be a fairly fun show the more it moves on and settles into itself.

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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