Minette tries puppy-dog eyes.

Working through my backlog from the past season. It is strangely liberating to watch the deadlines for posting on this blog whiz by with nary a fare-thee-well.

I find that I'm far more likely to be favourably inclined towards an anime if it has little bits and sequences of cutesy art. These are usually signs of some sort of comedy happening, with the flailing arms and the blankly-panicking eyes and the snarking from the sidelines.

Shukufuku no Campanella is not going to be a contender for intellectual comedy, nevertheless, but at least it's fun. I admit this is a nebulous term defying easy description, but I can watch this show for the antics of the Tortilla sisters, or the bright and happy world Minette seems to live in, or the running gag of Chelsea's sense of direction (or lack thereof), or the various romantic misunderstandings Carina has over Leicester.

It's a good show to relax to. The artstyle is clean and bright and cute, and the characters are easy on the eyes. The setting is fascinating enough, with potential for exploration and elaboration, particularly with the various inventions Leicester produces which mimic modern-day devices, although I think a hedge clipper with a beam cannon might be a little further in the future than our present technology would allow.

One Response to “Shukufuku no Campanella – Waiting For A Star To Fall”
  1. Psycho says:

    For me this is the worst spring season anime. Now BD comes with extra bath ero scene using cellshaded CG to improve their sales…. actually didn't really help either.