Anime Sunday: Shomin Sample Episode 01 Impressions

Michael Blaker
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This week I’m back with a series I could barely watch through the entire episode for Anime Sunday. It’s Shomin Sample Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Kimito Kagurazaka is an ordinary high school student. One day, he is forcefully enrolled in All-Girls School Seikain where its noble female students are cut off from the rest of the world to preserve their innocence. However, this deep isolation leaves a large number of school graduates unable to cope with the outside world. To deal with this problem, the school has decided to kidnap a male commoner, Kimito, hoping that his “common man’s” influence will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the realities of life outside. Unfortunately for Kimito, the school only considered him a candidate for this project because they thought that he was a homosexual with a muscle fetish, and therefore no threat to the innocent girls’ chastity.

Plot: What I thought was going to be at least amusing was painful to watch, while the first 8 minutes were funny, the actual first meeting with a class was so painful I nearly stopped watching. It didn’t get much better as the episode went on, so I’m probably not going to keep watching the series, unless I get really bored.

Characters: Kimito is at least amusing, but the rest of the cast is pretty cringe worthy. Aika is somewhat decent, but she doesn’t make up for the rest of the cast making me gag.

Art: It fit the series to a T and that’s all I can say that was positive about it. It wasn’t Studio Deen bad, but it wasn’t far off.

Music: Like the art it was decent, and that’s about it.

Overall: Skip this unless you are really starving for a Romantic Comedy series.

For those who like: Romance, Comedy, Ridiculous Plot Hooks, Decent Art and Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or cringe-worthy cast of characters.

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