Hello again! The third episode of Hanamaru Kindergarten is split into two parts, and I assume the show is going to stay that way, since every single episode is like this. The first half of the show follows Anzu on a quest to win the heart of Tsuchida and beat her rival, Yamamato-sensei; who becomes the focus of the second half of the episode as they show us her ordinary routine.
The episode this week proves that it can be somewhat entertaining even if it does take from a bin of cliches. Hanamaru Kindergarten continues to play the adorable character card as its greatest strength effortlessly. While we don’t actually know much about the characters, Hanamaru Kindergarten takes a different direction and gives us a feel for each person through their little nuances. I don’t care much for the adult characters, but the children feel solid as innocent kindergartners exploring the world at their own pace. The jokes lack of effort but the naivety of the characters puts a smile on my face as they try to solve their problems.
It’s definitely the kind of show you need to be in the mood for. It’s the kind of show that’s only watchable if you’re not in the mood to think and rather just interested in watching things just happen. If you haven’t picked it up yet and are thinking about it, do it. I’ve changed my opinion and it seems like it’ll shape to be a pretty average show. Hopefully the next episode will be even better. Remember that it’s streaming on crunchyroll.