Sunday, February 3, 2008

Midori Days

Full Title: Midori Days
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Episodes: 13
Uploaded By: Penad8
My Age Rating: MA (Mild Language, Nudity, Adult Situations)

True love is a difficult thing to find for most men, not to mention guys with reputations as ruthless bullies, and Seiji Sawamura is no exception. Seiji is the tough guy in his high school. He is known throughout the town as the boy with the Demon Right Hand, and he lives his life beating the crap out of his enemies one second and then being rejected by girls (out of fear of him) the next. A fact that has him depressed and wondering if he'll spend the rest of his life with only his right hand to... um... well, "love" him. This apparently doesn't change when one day, as he's in his room moping about his single life, his right hand miraculously changes into a tiny girl who calls herself Midori. Furthermore, Midori confesses that she has loved Seiji for a long time (three years) and wants to be his girlfriend... (craziness ensues)

This story is... bizarre to say the least. I know what you're thinking, it's going to be filled with indecent, raunchy jokes, but truthfully, there aren't many in here as most of the humor comes from Seiji trying to keep Midori a secret. There is a surprising amount of nudity, however. One hot tub episode has a topless girl front and center of the screen for a good long time (just a warning.) Although the storyline is good, some details that more anal anime viewers may like to know are left out. There is no real clear explanation as to why the main catalyst to the events ever happened in the first place besides the fact that Midori wanted it to, and the insanely small number of people that end up knowing about Midori is also a bit unbelievable as she's right out in the open many times. If you can suspend your disbelief though, you'll probably like at least some of Midori Days.

This anime is fairly appealing to the eye. Fast movement, though rare, is handled smoothly, and the characters voices are very well performed. Some episodes (6 and 7 in particular) may annoy you, but most of them are very well written. In the end, though, this is a romance story, and the ending is a bit predictable (right down to the setting) for any experienced anime viewer. The opening is a pleasant watch, and the credits, set to a slow contemplative song, are also nice. Because there are shameless nude scenes present, I would not recommend this anime to everyone, but overall, this fresh new spin on a romance series is quite appealing... actually, the best word to describe the show would have to be "cute".My Rating: 7.0/10 (Very Good)

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