For the most part this is a slice of life and just follows the general daily business of the guys at the cafe so don't expect much in the way of a compelling story. There is an ongoing plot involving Sui and his family but it kind of gets introduced in the first couple of episodes and then abandoned save for minor mentions here and there until the very end. This isn't a plot driven drama so if you are looking for a story that moves, look elsewhere. Normally I would, and yet I really did have fun here.
Good food and good company; while not everything wraps up nicely this slice of life allows for things to just kind of come to a close. I get the feeling when I do a full series review of this anime I'm going to spend a lot of time saying 'but' as I point out that … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episodes 11 and 12: Bringing In The New Year
While there's not a lot of substance here, watching customer enjoy good food is kind of a pleasure in and of itself. In case we had forgotten the core business that this anime is built around, this week we're back to just watching the guys serve food and make the customers happy. The biggest drama … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 10: Happy Customers
This episode firmly splits itself into two parts which are both equally successful in achieving their purpose making for an overall satisfying viewing experience. While the first half of this episode returns its focus to the male reporter who was struggling to go into cafes solo and his attempt at starting a love life, I … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 9: Back To Romance, Food and Rivalry
What happens when you focus the entire episode on Gure, the least interesting of the group? Well, mostly a lot of eye-rolling. When this anime is good, it is very good. It is the supreme relaxer. Calmness in anime form. It is exactly what you need after a stressful day at work. When this anime … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 8: Inconsistencies Mounting
Two stories of happy customers and the relaxing bliss of this food anime from episode one returns, made more bittersweet because right now I'd rather see more of Sui's story. When you find out your friend is moving, and hates tea, there's nothing to do of course except beg the cute dessert chef to help … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 7: Back to Relaxation
While the boys clean the shop, the narrative takes us back to when Sui still worked in an office and dreamed of reopening his grandfather's restaurant. This anime is taking its time but it seems to be getting somewhere. It wasn't much of an episode really in terms of plot and even the character reveals … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 6: The Start of Sui’s Rokyhoudou
After the interesting turn taken in episode 3, this anime takes a bit of a nose dive through episodes 4 and 5 as we return to episodic events and, in the case of episode 5, events that are just weird. There might still end up being an ongoing drama in this anime, as presented in … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episodes 4 + 5: Seriously, What?
I have certain expectations for a slice of life anime and Rokuhoudou is kind of crushing all of them as it delivers some fairly compelling, if very laid back, viewing. Your thoughts? This may very well end up being my surprise hit of the season the way it is going. While the blissful relaxation is … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 3: Looks Are Clearly Deceptive
I swear this anime comes with subliminal messages because it is so incredibly relaxing to watch. What did you think of the second episode? There was an indescribably feeling (that I'm still going to try and describe) of absolute relaxation that hit me while watching this. From the slow pace of the interactions between characters, … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 2: Calming With Just a Hint of Drama