Slice of Animated Life ~ Kimi To Boku ~ Episode 1 & 2

Topic started by Superevil225 on Nov. 14, 2011. Last post by Superevil225 2 years, 9 months ago.
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17

I'm back~ Did you miss me? We'll skip the pleasantries and just get to part where I apologize for homework and skip to the review. Today I'm gunna talk about a slice-of-life anime called You and Me, or in Japanese Kimi to Boku.

The premise, characters and over all anime on paper sounds a bit overused and not really original. The whole feel of the anime is very lazy and sleepy. Mind you I watched this at 6:30 in the morning. But the random little snippets with cats being lazy cats in between teenaged boys being lazy constitutes as a very lazy anime. Not much happened. Heck, the whole premise is based on the fact that nothing changes for these kids... since kindergarten. No joke. Which is why I decided I would review two episodes because almost nothing happens in the first episode. It really only beings to pick up around the last few minutes. While the first episode went no where, the second is actually pretty good. I have a soft spot for fluffy slice of life anime like Big Windup!, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, and Ouran Highschool Host Club. Pretty much the whole anime is adorable, happy-go-lucky, and lazy. It reminds me of lazy summer days which aren't really bad.  But I digress, the first episode was lame. The second it starts to get cute and funny.

 Those cats.... EVERYWHERE
 Those cats.... EVERYWHERE

What wasn't lazy was animation. I loved the colours and the style. The cute art makes the whole show just so adorable. Everything blends so nicely to create just a lovely sweet mood. I serious went to school this morning with the biggest smile on my face. The sound is nice, and i really have nothing bad to say about the animation or art. Everything is just way to cute and happy.

 flashbacks=adorable
 flashbacks=adorable

 

While the characters were pretty much stereotypes I didn't mind it. There's Yuki and Yuta who are really lazy and unmotivated twin who I just adore. They are so cute! We've got Kaname who's our glasses bearing serious man, and there's Shun who's a trap. I these characters are just so amazing together. I love how innocent this whole anime is. The characters are so socially awkward and so hugable! Kimi To Boku does deal with some more deeper issues than bad luck, anime club, and accidental porn. It's like Stand By Me, about how boys will be boys, but this time it's crazy adorable and there isn't a dead body at the end. I suggest to give Kimi To Boku a spin. It definitely is shojo and some might find it boring, but I urge you to watch the second episode, then make a judgment.
 
I don't really have much more to say for the anime. It's difficult to review because not a lot happens. It's not deep, but it's very enjoyable. Here's a few screen caps from episode 1 and 2 to give you a nice feel.

Screen Caps!

 

 
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

Yay! I was hoping somebody would review this anime. Great job Superevil! :D

It's just as you said, it's a "lazy" anime, with that "summer-y" feel to it. I actually really like it, even though not much drama happens. I enjoy how laid back it is, and how the characters interact with one another.

(Just wait until Chizuru Tachibana joins the group, it'll get much funnier)

This anime definitely puts a smile to my face every time I watch it, so I recommend it to anyone who just wants to watch something to relax their brain and lighten their mood.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@KuroNekoXIII: Thanks!
 I'm excited to meet him! He sounds like a hoot. XD
Thanks for checking my review out. I was worried people wouldn't read it. :P Small name series and all shojo-y. lol
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

No prob :D

LOL!

You're welcome! I was under the impression that not a lot of people would watch it and that kinda bummed me out since it really is worth watching. It is kinda shojo-y, huh? Apparently the manga was published in a shonen magazine...who woulda thought eh? XD

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@KuroNekoXIII: Kinda shojo-y. The slice of life genera is pretty much shojo orientated, so even if the target is for guys often it has more shojo hints. XD
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

Yea, true :P

Post by AURON570 (563 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I'VE MISSED YOU! *glomp* ^-^ Sorry... couldn't resist. I also did a similar blog post about episode 1. It definitely feels like a different kind of slice-of-life, with its talk about nothing changing and things staying the same, which is why I'm interested to keep watching it, I just haven't had the time lately.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@AURON570: *glomps back*
Ah! I noticed! I should've linked it in this blog. :D THERE'S STILL TIME. XD
It's actually really good, especially past episode 1 and 2. <3 WATCH IT! :D
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