This week the focus is on introducing the rest of the cast and they do this by having endless deliveries of stock to be sold prior to a holiday period. For those who enjoy the idea of watching staff running around trying to stock book-shelves it works quite well however there isn’t a lot else going on. The over-reactions of the characters certainly help carry this sequence but as it lasts for the majority of the episode you have to wonder if they weren’t driving the only real ‘joke’ into the ground.
That said, this anime is also informative about the different genres and about the other materials that sometimes come out with books as well as release dates so there is a little bit of insight buried under the absurd masks each of the characters is wearing (and no, I refuse to ask why).
Despite that, this episode is pleasant enough eleven minutes, though it does bring back fears of perhaps being crushed to death under a pile of books at some point (a legitimate fear that people who own too many books genuinely have). This remains watchable though not exceptional and I’m thinking that’s probably where we’re going to remain for the rest of the season.
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5 thoughts on “Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Episode 2: Too Many Books In The Book Store”
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Some enjoyable moments but like you said nothing too special.
I think this one is going to be fine for some low key relaxing entertainment but I’ll probably struggle to find much new to say about it if it continues the way it has. I may end up not doing a weekly write up if that becomes the case.
I think this is a series that I’m going to bingewatch as soon as it’s completed. I have to say even though it sounds like it isn’t the best show ever made: the premise is pretty unique😊
I’m curious as to what they’ll do next to keep this interesting but so far, while I haven’t found it as funny as some people seem to have, I’m still pretty interested in just watching the goings on in the bookshop. Fortunately it is a short form anime though. I think twenty minute episodes might be pushing it a little.