October 07, 2010
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Title: Mitsudomoe
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Slice of Life
Rating: 7.0/10

Mitsudomoe

Summary: The 11 year old Marui triplets could not be any more different. The oldest one, Mitsuba, is sadistic and kind of mature for her age. The middle one, Futaba, is perverted and very athletic and has the strength of a full-grown man. The youngest one, Hitoha, is generally very quiet and gentle but when push comes to shove, she might just be the strongest, the most perverted and the most sadistic out of the three. The three are all in the same class, led by the newly graduated teacher Yabe Satoshi. He usually gets pushed around by the girls and, on occasion, abused but the triplets also try to lead him and the new school nurse, the clumsy Kuriyama Aiko, together. However, Yabe had no intention of dating Aiko and the methods the triplets use to accomplish their goal are highly unorthodox..

Review: Ah yes, Mitsudomoe was the dirty little secret anime over Summer 2010. It was that kind of anime that you enjoyed watching, got a good laugh, but still didn’t feel comfortable watching with anyone else because you could feel the judge beams radiating from their eyes. What made it so wrong? So strange? Well isn’t it obvious? It is a story about three sisters, sixth graders, and considered ecchi. Need I say more? The girls have already hit puberty, the boys are starting, a prime time for awkward. Looking past all the wrong, there is actually a pretty good comedy show. I laughed out loud at least once every episode. The overall story is a slice of life, so you can’t really expect more than short skits, punch line jokes, and non-continuous episodes. There were pluses and minuses obviously in the story alone. On the plus side, it was funny. I enjoyed the situations the characters were put in, and their extreme reactions. Now the negatives were the jokes were not varying. There were a lot of parts that were funny because they simply placed characters in an awkward situation (a new one each time, but still pretty similar), or misunderstanding. Where one person would be talking about a cartoon show the other would be talking about pantsu. Don’t ask me how you could mix up the two, but it happens quite frequently. Characters were alright. The typical three completely different sisters: crazy, creepy, and bitc- grumpy. Other than the perverted nature of some of the students, everyone seemed quite normal. The artwork also wasn’t that great either. I don’t like to be too harsh, but it just wasn’t my taste. Something about overly glossy red joints just didn’t feel right. And very… round. The soundtrack was also mediocre and best. I liked that they had the three sisters singing the opening song no matter how that actually sounded it was neat. The ending was fitting I suppose because it gave that “school is over, time to relax” vibe.

Final statements: Not one of those anime you watch in a group. Probably wouldn’t bring up any scenes of Mitsudomoe in any public situation to avoid being labled “that creepy anime guy,” but still funny. Even though I said some pretty bad things about almost everything (even the comedy) I still enjoyed it. I guess it is hard to explain since I’m sort of bringing this up in a public situation. Damn. I’m that creepy anime guy. Preferred watch.

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