Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san (Thoughts and Impressions)

Derpity derp

Anoth­er series to get out of the way before I write about the cur­rent ani­me sea­son — frig­gin’ mer­maids on an acid trip, twelve min­utes each week.

There’s real­ly only one way to describe this show, and that is: insane humor.

She's smoking hot

Let’s get down to busi­ness: this ani­me is pure­ly a gag series. A very, very bizarre gag series that dives even fur­ther into the sea of bizarre with each pass­ing episode. I mean, c’mon, it’s about a school­boy being harassed by a bunch of ancient sea crea­tures and cryp­tids that walk around mod­ern day Japan, while nobody real­ly gives a shit.

It’s very hard to describe, because it’s exact­ly what makes this series so fun­ny — it has its own style of humor and it works.

I guess the *best* way to describe the humor of this series is that it does­n’t hold itself back. It does­n’t seem to stick to being one type of gag series — in fact, it’s its own type of gag series — the jokes range from being jabs at his­to­ry, to gags about myths, to plain over­ly sex­u­al… every­thing is pret­ty ran­dom, in-your-face, and unex­pect­ed. Hon­est­ly, I enjoyed every minute of being entan­gled by the pure insan­i­ty of this show.

Don't ask, just roll with it

Weird is an understatement.

The ani­ma­tion is great for an ani­me with such a short run­ning time for each episode. The art-style remind­ed me some­what of a mix between my favorites from the 90s (most­ly in terms of the eye design) and a twist­ed ver­sion of Lucky Star. Go fig­ure. It cer­tain­ly goes well with the insane humor the series goes for, and I like it.

The OP is catchy too.

Over­all, I think this is a great ani­me to enjoy when you just want to sit back and have a good laugh. It’s hilar­i­ous, and def­i­nite­ly good for cool-down peri­ods between the more seri­ous stuff.

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