Fruit Tart misses the mark for a number of reasons. The most prominent is that the show leans heavily on “yuri” humor as a source of comedy. Except… it’s not funny. The punchline is always “ew, you can’t really like girls” or some deviation of that never succeeded in making me laugh. In fact, I don’t think I laughed more than a handful of times throughout my watch, which isn’t good for a series that’s explicitly a comedy.
In the end, I suppose that’s the power of the slice-of-life genre, as well as the appeal of simple, but enjoyable anime. Let’s Make a Mug Too isn’t particularly beautiful: there were a few moments that made me gasp, but for the most part, it has pretty average animation and art, though it’s all done really well, if you catch my drift. I’ll also say that honestly, Let’s Make a Mug Too has fairly generic background music, though the OP and ED go hard, and definitely make you want to go throw clay. I still frequently catch myself humming Tobira o Aketara (Open the Door), which is sung by the Pottery Quartet, because it’s such an earworm of a do-it-yourself song.
I’ll be frank: I think this episode will probably divide fans. I won’t say how exactly because I don’t know and I don’t Maesetsu! Opening Act most likely isn’t remembered outside of its Fall 2020 debut. In fact, you might have read this review, googled “Maesetsu!” after, and found out that yes, this show is only two seasons old. It wasn’t even a flash in the pan, and probably slid completely under the radar for most viewers. It’s a shame, because Maesetsu! is perfect light-hearted anime fodder, offering up a stress-free show that’s just about a quartet of young women who want to do something that makes them genuinely happy.
In Sleepy Princess episode 12, seasonal viewers get a wonderful finale episode that showcases everything good about the series.
In Sleepy Princess episode 11, viewers get a pretty solid, but not exceptional, second to last episode ahead of Sleepy Princess’ finale.
In Sleepy Princess episode 10, viewers get a change of place as Syalis, Twilight and a few of the Ten Elder leave the castle for the city of Endopolis.
In this episode, we have Mercedez, an anime/manga reviewer and transcriptionist, talk with us about this season of anime! We discuss what anime we’ve been watching, our favorites from this season, and more! Sorry, this episode is so long but we hope you enjoy it!
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In Sleepy Princess episode 9, Demon King Twilight ups the comedy by insisting on a hostage training camp to get Syalis to act less pampered.
In Sleepy Princess episode 8, viewers are treated to a slower, more filler-centric episode that’s more filler fluff than plotty stuff, but still enjoyable.