First Look: Mayoi Neko Overrun!

Title: Mayoi Neko Overrun!
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Mayoi Neko Overrun

Summary: The story revolves around Takumi Tsuzuki, a boy who lives with his older “sister” Otome, although the two have no blood ties between them. Otome manages a run-down confectionary store called Stray Cats. One day, Otome picks up a mysterious beautiful girl off the streets. (ANN)

First Look: Mayoi Neko Overrun at first seems like a very typical, ecchi, cat-girl fanboy anime. It caught me a little off guard when actual drama and romance occurred. I had very low expectations from the first two episodes, thinking that it would just be perverted comedy, but I’m really glad I stuck with it. The characters are stereotypical for a harem anime: protagonist is a young male that flusters at any romantic situation, the tsundere childhood friend, the mysterious new (cute) girl, and the perverted loser friend. I can’t quite putĀ  my finger on why I like this anime, it seems very predictable, and I can’t connect with any of the characters. The art style is very standard as well. There seems to be quite a few evening scenes, creating a romantic mood with soft colors. I’m hoping that the anime keeps away from school scenes, because I can honestly say I’m tired of seeing standard scenarios. As I said before, this is a stereotypical romance comedy so I don’t have too much hope on anything jaw-dropping. With only 12 episodes, I expect an open-ended conclusion, and there probably wont be a second season due to the plot summary. The soundtrack is a little annoying for my tastes. The whole cute cat feels overused.

Final statements: Despite saying how stereotypical this anime is I will still keep it on watch. Again, I don’t understand why I like this anime. It could possibly be that I had such low expectations for it in the first place that what it gave me in comparison is watchable. Until the final review, I wont suggest this to anyone who is looking for a solid story and character development. However, if you are bored and want to pick up a quick romance comedy by all means check out Mayoi Neko Overrun.

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