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 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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