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Days of Urashimasakatasen Episode #04 Anime Review

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What’s in the takoyaki!?
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What’s in the takoyaki!?

What They Say:
School life — it’s an experience that everyone should have, and no one should take for granted. Of course, everyone knows that the most enviable way to spend high school is as the most popular person in class. Transfer student Urata has decided that his high school debut will be brilliant, and as he reaches nervously for the door — it happens. In his way stand fellow high school students Shima, Sakata, and Senra! Are they enemies? Allies? Or something else entirely?! This heart-pounding transfer school youth story is about to begin! less

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The boys have the club set up, the club room property decorated, and are able to now have a place for themselves with lightly set goals overall. A transfer student club isn’t a bad thing as I imagine it happens more in larger metropolitan areas than in the sticks so something like this is fun and accessible when you have four guys like this. When the gang arrives this time they find that Senra has already been there cooking as he’s throwing a takoyaki party for them with octopus. That doesn’t go over well even though Senra’s thrilled by it – especially since it comes down to a competition for the one dish worth eating. Of course, there’s plenty of gags along the way and general silliness with what have and being done in chibi form means plenty of physical comedy.

In Summary:
This series continues to delight straightforward comedy that feels like what you get with a number of short-form shows. It takes the familiar, punches up the color, shrinks ‘em down, and runs with basic school-based situations and acts silly. It works, don’t get me wrong, as there are plenty of chuckles at the least here in watching the gang play out their time in the Transfer Student Club. But it’s also very simple in general and not trying to do anything unique or stretch itself at all.

Grade: C+

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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