Hein (fub) wrote,

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Finished series: Kanamemo

We've finished watching Kanamemo. My first episode review is here.

Kana's grandmother dies and she finds herself without a home. She manages to score a job working as a newspaper delivery girl in a branch staffed exclusively with girls. And then it putters on and on and on, posing as a coming-of-age story while it toils around being absolutely unremarkable and mediocre. There's nothing there that we haven't seen before -- and we've seen it been done better. There is absolutely no character development, the 'jokes' get used, re-used, stabbed, resurrected and then re-re-used. Kana's voice is so squeaky that only dogs can hear it.

There is one memorable episode (the one with the Obon festival) because of a couple of scenes lasting perhaps five minutes. All the other stuff is bland and rehashed. That's not to say that it's bad, but the whole thing left me strangely emotionless. Halfway through the second episode, I guess I just stopped caring and we got through the series through sheer inertia.

I'll give it a 5, because it's a rip-off of a rip-off that's so bland it doesn't leave any after-taste.
Tags: anime, full review

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