Monday, February 8, 2010

Ryan Reviews: Hanamaru Kindergarten Ep 4


Welcome back to another review of Hanamaru Kindergarten! This time I will be talking about episode 4, which entails the adventure of Anzu going on a date in the kindergarten with Tsuchida and Anzu helping Yamamoto while Tsuchida is off to a relatives wedding.

Crazy toys.

Urusei Yatsura references adds credibility to EVERYTHING

This episode tops the previous episodes by making good use of character relationships and jokes which actually aren’t too stale. Hanamaru knows its audience, and it really sells these cute kids well. When I say this, I don’t mean just the character designs, but how they act around each other as well. They have a certain kinship which you might be able to relate to and a certain innocence regarding love which most should find adorable. As good as it gets though, the show isn’t brazenly hilarious or very intriguing. The show however seems to be moving from just using cliches to using them in a way that is unique to the style of the show.

The show is a very typical slice of life/moe show. It goes without saying that if you don’t think the premise and the characters are cute then this show is without a doubt not for you. Fans of the genre should check it out, but it probably wont wind up being their favorite. As for this episode in general, it’s the best one yet and each one has topped the last. I hope it continues this trend and look forward to watching the next episode. By the way, Hanamaru is still on crunchyroll.

Wish my kindergarten had a toy car that looked that nice

She's a shooting star

Anzu realizes how pretty Yamamoto-sensei is

"Go, working girl!"

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