JANUARY’S ANIME RECOMMENDATION – Princess Jellyfish Review

I’m a bit late with this, but here it is! Last month, I put up a poll for Josei anime reccomendations, and this one came in first. So, without further ado, here’s my review of Princess Jellyfish!

PLOT

Kurashita Tsukimi loves jellyfish to the point of obsession, which is why she can’t bear to see a jellyfish being mistreated in a local pet store. When the socially awkward Tsukimi fails to speak up for the jellyfish, a beautiful woman steps in, sparking the beginning of an extremely unlikely friendship.

Tsukimi and her nerdy friends (who are also her roommates) are swept off their feet by this newcomer in their lives. She’s everything they’re not: effortlessly stylish, incredibly confident, and a part of a social circle the girls only dream of joining. She might also not be quite what she seems to be…

With the help of her new friend, Tsukimi becomes confident enough to take on the world, protect her home from destruction, and attempt to achieve her life-long dream of becoming a designer. This little Kuragehime is on her way to becoming a queen.

No issues with the plot. I loved how it was mostly focused on developing Tsukimi as a person and helping her achieve her dreams.

 

CHARACTERS

I LOVED how the main character wasn’t just some generic shoujo/josei heroine. Watching Tsukimi deal with everyday life reminded me of myself. A LOT. All off the members of the Sisterhood kept me laughing throughout the whole anime. Honestly, there wasn’t a character that I didn’t like.

Favorite Character:

Kuranosuke Koibuchi

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Although I loved everyone, Kuranosuke captivated me at first sight. His different personalities and styles really made my day. And when he started having feelings for Tsukimi, his denial and jealousy was soooo cute! Overall, he’s a really solid character. Plus, he looks fabulous in drag.

WRITING

AWESOME. I do wish that we got a better ending though.

GRAPHICS/ART STYLE

Ehhhhh. There were quite a few moments where the graphics looked kind of odd to me. Compared to the cover art, the actual animation was a huge dissapointment.

However, the facial expressions definitely deserve an A+.

MOE

I felt like Tsukimi was a cute little catterpillar who needed to be nurtured and guided so she could turn into a butterfly.

ORIGINALITY

Unlike most anime, the herione wasn’t drop dead beautiful. Plus, the whole jellyfish this was definitely unique.

FANSERVICE

I don’t remember seeing much fanservice.

OST

Loved the opening and the ending themes! I feel like both really captured the awkwardness and ridiculous humor of the anime.

 

BISHIES

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Kuranosuke was beautiful at all times.

HUMOR

OH MY GOSH. This anime had me rolling on the floor in laughter. The situations Tsukimi gets herself into are a certified recipe for laughter.

FEELS

I wanted Tsukimi and Kuranosuke to kiss SOOOO bad. As a result, seeing her with his brother pissed me off quite a bit.

UGH, AND THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN TSUKIMI AND KURANOSUKE.

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PURE BADASSERY

Kuranosuke’s absolute diva-ness was totally badass.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I’m really glad that you guys reccommended this to me. Hand me the manga, because I need more!

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This was a great anime to binge-watch and snort at. Honestly, I died of laughter while watching it. So if you’re looking for a ridiculous slice-of-life show that will make you laugh, Princess Jellyfish is a must-watch.

If you liked January’s Monthly Recommendation Review, check out the poll in my sidebar and vote on this month’s anime!

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NOVEMBER’S ANIME RECOMMENDATION – Ben-To Review

Last month, I posted a poll to figure out which food-themed anime I should watch and review. The anime that received the most votes was Ben-to. As promised, here’s a review of November’s anime recommendation.

PLOT

While innocently reaching for some half-priced bento, Yo Sato finds himself beaten up on the floor of a supermarket. He soon learns that getting half-priced bento is an all-out brawl between students. Yo is invited to the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club by one of the top fighters, Sen Yarizui, in order to train to compete in these battles.

I had little to no issues with the plot of this anime. In fact, I found it to be quite unique and interesting! This whole premise of teenagers fighting over half-priced food was too realistic. I felt like I could actually relate! At first, I thought this was going to be some generic harem anime about food, but I was definitely in for a surprise.

The anime itself was so interesting to me, I finished it in half a day! I also really liked the hidden meaning behind the whole “fighting over bento” thing.

CHARACTERS

The characters in this show were downright ruthless. Almost everyone knew how to fight, and boy did they fight!

I didn’t really like the twin sisters, though. They were too cocky and aggressive for me.

Favorite Character:

Satou Yo
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Although his looks were kind of bland, Sato’s character more than made up for it. He was silly most of the time, but when he finally got the hang of the bento routine, he turned into a beast. Plus, I really loved how he embraced his perverted side and brought lots of humor to the show.

WRITING

Pretty neat writing. I liked how the writers explained why the teens fight for half-priced bento and the real meaning behind it.

GRAPHICS/ART STYLE

Meh, the at didn’t really impress me much.

MOE

It was the food. The food definitely sparked some feelings of strong affection from me.

ORIGINALITY

Teenage students engaging in an all-out gang war over food? That’s as original as it gets.

OST

Ookamitachi no Yoru – LIVE for LIFE

BISHIES

Sato was kinda cute, but other than that, there weren’t any guys that caught my attention.

HUMOR

The funniest part of this show is facing the reality of what’s going on here. These teenagers have started gangs and a making a huge spectacle. And what are they fighting for? FOOD. HALF PRICED FUCKING FOOD.

Sato was pretty hilarious too.

FEELS

I felt major annoyance and disliking directed towards the twins.

PURE BADASSERY

Each character in this anime was a complete badass in their own way.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This has got to be the most pointless and ridiculous anime I’ve ever seen. But for some reason…..

I LOVED IT.

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Seriously, it’s a great show to watch if you’re in the mood for a good laugh and some delicious-looking food. It’s definitely one of my favorites now.

I was kinda bummed that the anime didn’t have more episodes, but I guess I’ll just have to read the light novel!

For those of you that voted for this one, thanks so much! I really enjoyed it.

If you liked November’s Monthly Recommendation Review, feel free to check out the poll in my sidebar and vote on this month’s anime!