First Impressions: Harukana Receive

Here Follows A Stream of Consciousness Review of Episode One: We Don’t Need Aces

  • sports anime about girl’s beach volleyball. there are so many ways this could go wrong. fingers crossed for no boob jiggle
  • butt shot. great…
    • she’s signaling to her teammate, so I’ll allow it for now
  • mildly generic art style
  • only having one or two characters in the foreground moving a a wide shot with a whole bunch of people makes them seem disconnected from their environment and it’s really distracting
  • damn she’s tall. having her stand next to someone who’s supposed to be short is a great way to illustrate that, so nice job animators
  • she seems cheerful
  • boob shot and butt shot. nice…
    • no boob jiggle though, that’s good, and they are trying to make it seem awkward/embarrassing for her cousin so I guess it’s ok
  • look!Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.29.29 PM variety in swimwear! that makes sense for the various activities she’s daydreaming about! well done!
  • turtle! and it’s a pet so we might see it a lot! yay! Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.30.38 PM
  • second year of high school means these girls are about 15? right?
  • oh good, there’s enough variation between the characters to tell them apart
  • it’s nice the girls actually seem to care about eachother
  • noisy drinkers…
  • that food looks good. it’s making me hungryScreen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.48.44 PM Drool With Me
  • and the episode ends with a game of Turtle Peek-A-Boo. adorable

All in all, this is a pretty decent anime. I’m not particularly interested in sports anime, but the characters are nice enough, even the Rival Girl Who Takes Her Sport Very Seriously. The art style is pretty, if a bit generic, the animation is nice, and I like the sound design. I might watch it again if there’s nothing else on. Also there’s a turtle! His name is Kamekichi! I love him! 4.3/5 Because Turtle

Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.50.01 PM an accurate representation of my feelings on the premise of this show

Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.51.13 PM KAMEKICHI!

Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 1.52.26 PM

Kamekichi loves you!

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