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    あそびあそばせ

    A show about girls who play a lot of games, all while having personality issues to deal with.

    Airs: Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Studio: Lerche

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    Hanako, an athletically proficient, yet thick-headed student with a weird fashion sense, plays a game with the American transfer student Olivia. However, their vigor irritated their classmate Kasuki who dislikes playing games since she has always been teased by her sister for being bad at them. With a turn of events, it was found out that Hanako is terrible at English. Thus, she asked her foreign classmate Olivia to help her, but Olivia, who is only born and raised in Japan with foreign parents, can't actually speak English at all! Watch over these three girls' surreal school-life comedy.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Pass on the pastimers.

    So it begins with a lot of stuff getting lost in translation there as one of the girls just is awful at English, and a transfer student has arrived from America in Olivia. The games played are rock-paper-scissors with the loser looking away and getting hit, poking around the hand with a pencil, then a compass, a thumb war, and trying to lie to the teacher about why there's water coming out of the door when the girls set up a pool inside the classroom. Pretty funny stuff there, but the segments are not all up to snuff. And the artstyle, I'll just say it brings an interesting vibe to the show. There's an awful lot of wordplay there, and it's a good thing nobody is dubbing this during the broadcast period as this is one of those shows where the jokes and stuff only make practical sense in Japanese.

    So with that, the trial period rules apply as usual. I still enjoyed it, but it most certainly could be better with the jokes and stuff considering that the artwork doesn't exactly fit in with what I had imagined.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      This is pretty much on the line, but I'd say it's on the positive side right now. I found some of the humor legitimately funny, which is really all I can ask for. But with this vignette format, most of it naturally feels pretty inconsequential and runs the risk of getting repetitive quickly. Also, while I like the visual style, the lines are really weak.
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      • #4
        Re: Episode 1

        Well, that went in a different direction than I thought it would. Instead of a CGDCT show, we get a CGDCT show, a Crazy Girls Doing Crazy Things show. I like it.
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        • #5
          Re: Episode 1

          Some funny faces and some good moments. However the girls started to blend together because they're each a variant on being mean and crude. In fact, it started getting too crude for me, so I gave up on it. I see potential in it for others, but it's definitely not for me.
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          • #6
            Episode 2

            Girls just want to have fun.

            Once again, the girls are doing crazy stuff, though they have company when it comes down to that as there's a student council candidate that totally botches the campaign speech. The girls just are dumb out of their minds, and their scores on the English test are a testament to that seeing that even though she's a foreigner, Olivia is just as bad as Kasumi. Then there's the whole makeup stuff as it was put on totally wrong to make it look like Hanako was beaten up. And then the girls play tennis with rackets that aren't designed for tennis leading to all sorts of breakdowns. Like last time, it's more over-the-top goodness here as the girls are just acting plain dumb.

            So I'll continue this show for now, but I'm not sure where things stand with this show, so I'll keep watching it for the time being.
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            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Re: Episode 2

              Okay, this is heading in the right direction nicely and easily makes the cut. Lots of funny, bizarre, sometimes surreal comedy, well-timed and with some amusing references here and there.
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