Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight – 03

After holding an inter school dodge ball tournament, Manabi tires to meet with the other Student Council members of other schools and starts doubting herself when she sees how serious and organized they are.

Impressions:

I still absolutely adore this anime. Some have said that it isn’t really going anywhere or crap like that. I don’t see what they’re talking about. This show is great and I enjoy watching every bit of it. I don’t have to drag myself though watching it. This show does exactly what its supposed to which is be not only cute and enjoyable to watch, but the characters it presents are so interesting the way they interact, it really makes for things to be a bit more then just an enjoyable show. It has a lot of potential and it’s not just a bunch of cute drawings. The show has a better underline plot and setting of how these characters interact that make it spectacular. This is one of the few shows that I look forward to watching, not necessarily only one I like, but I can’t wait to see more of this. People tend to over analyze things a bit too much. This show is just fun and enjoyable to watch, that’s all that really matters. It doesn’t matter if the quality of the expressions dropped a tiny bit or some of the characters are a bit clichéd. So what? It doesn’t matter as long as its fun to watch the show, which to me at least it is.

The one thing that surprised me the most about this episode was how much Manabi didn’t seem to act the way she normally did. How she is normally super energetic and eccentric, she seemed to really doubt herself in this episode, which was surprising. I wouldn’t want her to always be like that, a lot of the charm of this show came from her character acting that way; however I think it’s great that they show that because it shows there is actual depth to the characters. They aren’t necessarily tsundere in this case, and they aren’t super simplistic, it showed that she could be swayed and has self doubt which really makes this show more promising.

I also really loved how they did the idea thing at the end. The canvas being filled was a really interesting way to show that point. I was mostly surprised just because it was a rather abstract way of showing something happening, which hadn’t been necessarily the focus that the show had kept, but I think it showed the idea wonderfully and added things that were a bit more interesting. Overall the visuals in this show are very unique I think. The character designs, facial expressions, and the way they get across many points. It may not be the best, but it’s unique and it’s definitely winning me over.

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