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First Impressions – Cool Doji Danshi – Lost in Anime


It’s been fairly an odyssey ready for Cool Doji Danshi.  First the premiere had no streaming companion for nearly every week after its TV premiere – even in Japan.  In fact with no Western service streaming it, it was left to the mercy of the fansubbing Gods (and there aren’t as a lot of these are there was once) whether or not we’d get an English model.  Thankfully it did lastly stream domestically, which made raws available, and a fansub group determined to select it up (for every week not less than).

This was amongst my sleeper picks for the season, in order that delay was fairly irksome.  It’s additionally unlucky than Cool Doji Danshi is so quick – formally quarter-hour, but it surely’s simple to neglect than means 15 with commercials and such.  With a full OP and ED (a alternative I wouldn’t have made for a slot this transient) the precise episode ended up being lower than 10 minutes.  It’s not a lot time to make an actual impression, by no means thoughts a primary impression – however regardless of that, I favored what I noticed.

At this size you’d anticipate any present to be fairly breezy and light-weight, however CDD looks like it could be in any format.  It’s the story of 4 younger guys (throughout 20 I’m guessing) who in a single kind or one other undertaking a cool picture they belies the insecurities/neuroses they’re feeling inside.  The excellent news is that the sequence will air for 2 cours, which makes the choice to open by (apparently) devoting one intro episode to every character appear fairly logical.  First up is Ichikura Hayate (Kobayashi Chiaki), a 2nd-year faculty pupil who’s successfully a male dojikko (possibly that’s nonetheless simply “dojikko”?), who’s aghast with himself at each social stumble however manages to undertaking an air of indifference – a combo the native females appear to search out fairly irresistible…

Like I mentioned, it’s fairly exhausting to get a lot of a learn on this sequence in lower than ten minutes.  However I loved myself, I can say that a lot.  Cool Doji Danshi sports activities a really completed writer-director combo in Kon Chiaki and Uezu Makoto, and whereas the visuals are nothing particular the execution total is easy.  The present appears to be like so much like old-school Mind’s Base (as soon as upon a time they’d have executed this for positive) with its comfortable watercolor look.  I can’t decide to something however I definitely hope we proceed to get subbed episodes, as a result of I believe this sequence goes to finish up being a kind of low-stress weekly tonic sequence which might be simple to love.



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