Enmusubi no Youko-chan Episode 1 [Quick Look]

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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4 Responses

  1. Wanderer says:

    …There isn’t a source material to read. This is a Chinese anime that’s being remade as a Japanese anime. And it does start out rough: even the original version didn’t get many fans in the beginning. It took it some time to get its feet under it, but once the main plot really got going it actually became quite good. This one episode went through 2.5 of the original Chinese episodes (they were non-standard length), so we should hopefully get through things quicker.

    Also also, the protagonist isn’t 30 years old. He was lying so he could appear on the matchmaking show. He’s in his late teens. (They changed his name for this adaptation, and it’s screwing with me. At least Susu is still the same.)

    I’m not trying to say you should cover it: I realize that doing so would be a pain until it starts becoming more coherent. But my personal experience is that, if you’re willing to keep watching it, you’ll end up enjoying what you see.

    • Eva says:

      (Made the adjustment from read to watch, thanks!)

      Wasn’t it based off a Chinese Webcomic/manga though? That’s how I first heard of it, unless it’s actually the other way around.

      Good to know that he’s not 30 years old (because that would’ve been super weird), but eh, hard to grasp it’s a joke among the chaos :\ Would you say the originals were this chaotic within the first few episodes?

      That being said, I’ll take your advice and be cautiously optimistic, I’ll see how next few episodes are, but regardless it is unlikely I will cover it unless it redeems itself in a big way in Ep 2 or 3 since I’m already committed to Touken Ranbu, and possibly Ballroom.

      • Wanderer says:

        As far as I know the animated form predates any printed works for this series, however I will admit to not exactly being tapped into the various communities regarding Chinese media, so it is possible I am mistaken. It has always been referred to as a donghua everywhere I’ve seen, however, which is the term for Chinese animation.
        They made some slight additions and scene modifications, but on a whole this matches very closely to the original version. Looking back and comparing them, a lot of them are practically identical aside from perhaps a slight graphical upgrade (and a language change, and renaming of several characters…) So yeah, the chaos matches it just about perfectly.

        At this pace… hmm… episode 3 should start getting into better content. That’s episode 6 by the original count. Although we probably won’t get all the way through it in episode 3, which is a shame… Anyway, this series always has an element of that chaos, but the writing gets stronger and the characters more compelling later on. Especially once we get past the beginning story with the Sand Foxes and into the story surrounding the protagonist and Susu.

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