Part three of my winter wrap is here, complete with rampaging children, drunk advertisements, overly self-conscious high school students, and shogi that doesn’t focus enough on shogi.
This week on Kaiseki Anime Podcast, we talk about the brats of the Winter 2018 season, beginning with Mitsuboshi Colors and moving on to Skilled-Teaser Takagi-san. Be it the open spaces of Ueno Park or the middle school classroom, no place is safe from their non-stop antics.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:36 Mitsuboshi Colors
- 10:12 Skilled Teaser Takagi-san
- 18:05 Outro
If there’s one show making me laugh more than I would have thought possible this season, it’s Mitsuboshi Colors, a series about three kids romping around their neighborhood in a style reminiscent of The Little Rascals. There are plenty of other anime this winter full of silly moments, but Mitsuboshi Colors thrives off of our laughter and promises to do so for the coming weeks. Watching Yui, Sat-chan, and Kotoha interact with each other and other members of their community is a little bit like witnessing a tornado—everyone and everything they pass gets swept up in their energy. It’s easy to overlook the fact that these are grade school kids who are almost completely unsupervised in their play and show no hesitation in wandering the city. We see a mom, a shopkeeper, and a police officer, but none of them impose any particular restrictions on the girls’ freedom to explore. These self-proclaimed “keepers of the peace” will make you worry and cringe, but there’s also a high chance you’ll find yourself laughing uncontrollably every episode and looking forward to more.
Winter season is finally here and I’m sorry to say that, contrary to my expectations a couple months ago, my watch list is once again far too big. There were the predictable few I knew would catch my interest, and then there were the unknowns, the shows that caught me from the first week and convinced me to stick it out for the long run. Hit the jump to see which shows I’ll be following in the coming months (hint: they involve a lot of warm layers)!
- Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
- Dagashi Kashi Season 2
- DARLING in the FRANXX
- School Babysitters
- Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
- Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
- After the Rain
- Maerchen Maedchen
- How to Keep a Mummy
- Mitsuboshi Colors
- Overlord II
- Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles
- The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
- Sanrio Boys
- Slow Start
- A Place Further than the Universe
- Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko
- Violet Evergarden
- Laid-Back Camp