3D Kanojo: Real Girl falls into a couple of pretty obvious traps that prevent this anime from ever rising above being fairly ordinary and actually make it pretty painful to watch at times. And I'm not talking about the characters themselves, though many viewers did seem to find Tsutsui pretty hard to take early in the series as he is a fairly unlikable protagonist (kind of the point though).
There are some stories that when they finished they leave you wanting more because they were just that good. This is not one of those stories. Wow. So the brother shows up, rips the broken glasses off the face of the guy he assaulted, has them fixed but then essentially demands that said guy breaks … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 12: Is That It?
Well, Tsutsui is finding out this week that just because you want someone to be happy doesn't mean you can achieve it. Right before he gets punched in the face. I'm going to complain about something that doesn't normally come up in my reviews, and that is the number of slightly off-model shots this episode … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 11: Reality Is Not A Rom-Com
I think we need a word that means to confess to someone while rejecting someone else. A portmanteau could be conjection or rejessing, though neither one seems quite like it would catch on. Then again, let's hope this kind of scene doesn't catch on. Other than making up new words, I don't have much to … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 10: Is Confessing To One Girl While Rejecting Another Considered To Be In Poor Taste?
Let's have the random girl who came midway along confess because there isn't already enough drama in the mix. This anime is sure stretching this current miscommunication crisis for maximum mileage. You know, rather than these two sitting around thinking they are both at fault and having stilted conversations that don't address the problem but … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 9: We Can’t Reconcile Yet, There Are Too Many Episodes To Go
I'm going to ignore that this anime has descended further into teen melodrama and focus in stead on the fact that 3D Kanojo: Real Girl has taken a step far away from reality by having the girl seething with jealousy over first aid. And it wasn't even mouth to mouth resuscitation for once. Last week … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 8: Writers, Please Understand No One Mistakes First Aid For Romance
Anything that may have been different or interesting about this anime seems to be getting levelled out by the inevitability of teen romance plot mechanics. Let's pair up everyone and go camping together. Whee. It's an ongoing annoyance I have with romance stories where not just the main couple, but everyone who interacts with them, … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 7: The Ants Go Marching Two By Two
One conflict quickly brushed over by the protagonist ignoring it, and another one lunged into. Despite the implausibility of plot, I'm still enjoying this anime though I fear it might be starting to just become a melodrama that is going to bore me by the end. Episode 5: The rumours have spread thick and fast … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episodes 5 + 6: The Miscommunication Ploy
This anime isn't exactly caring about the plausibility of its conflict and yet manages a decent enough episode for the characters. What did you think? One of the weakest links in this anime so far has been Tsutsui as the protagonist given he's been pretty unlikable despite some reasonably relatable character traits. Episode 4 goes … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 4: Dark Times
Despite the missteps, this anime has something that makes it oddly interesting to watch. What did you think of episode 3? It is quite clear that Tsutsui isn't the ideal male protagonist. He isn't even a particularly likeable or sympathetic geek character. Yet for all his faults, there's something kind of interesting about watching such … Continue reading 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 3: The Outsider’s Perspective