First of all let's just to get this out of the way, Yojōhan Shinwa Taikei is undoubtedly one of the greatest animes I have ever seen... and I have seen a lot of them.
And here are some easy to understand bullet points as to why that is!
- Awesome voice acting!
- Awesome animation/artstyle!
- Awesome humor, often shown through the main characters perfectly timed spot-on narration and comentary!
- Awesome story that ends perfectely!
The one bad thing: first episode is a bit... difficult...
Now..... Usually, for me, when it comes to recomending anime to others, it all ends at the conclution that personal taste, your understanding of anime and so on and so forth, all factors in to much for me to be able to say anyting that will be of much worth. Sure I could say something like, hey I really think you will enjoy Aria... But that is only if you don't mind this and this and that and so on and so forth. Because, let's face it.., there are often quite a few things you have to overlook in an anime to be able to love it to it's fullest potential.
DAGA SHIKASHI!!! (BUT!!!) The Tatami galaxy is different. Why? Because I find that every single aspect of it is insanely solid. And that is.. really that. It's just a damn good anime that anyone should be able to enjoy... even people who usually don't watch anime.. And I really mean that.
So, now let's have a look at those proposedly awesome aspects of this anime. First of all, the art style and animation is just too damn good. And I can't really say much more about that. Second, the voice acting is just beyond this world in how good it is. I don't know if people who don't understand japanese all that well will be able to aprechiate it as much, but damn.. it's so good. The awesome constant narration and comentary from the main character.. Jhonnys outburst... aaahh :´D.. damn it's awesome.
And then the story, characters, pace, humor and all that good stuff is just incredible aswell.
Now, for my personal feelings for this anime. Now spoiling animes in reviews is just dumb, so I won't do that, but I will just say this about the ending. And that is how it left me, a young man who doesn't really know what to do with his life, with a warm and awesome feeling that no matter how I chose to go about doing things in my life.. it will be aweosme in one way or another.
So... you like anime? or.. anyting for that matter? you like things? watch this then.