After watching a couple of old animes from my PTW list, I recently went back to my recent on-hold list and continue watching some shows. One of those animes on the list was a show from late last year that I never got a chance to finish.
That anime was Anima Yell.
Synopsis: The anime centers on Kohane Hatoya, a young woman who loves to be helpful to others. After she moves from middle school to high school, she becomes fascinated with cheerleading, and she starts a cheerleading club at her high school. Joining Kohane in her cheerleading activities is the experienced Hizume and Kohane’s childhood friend Uki.
Last year, around the time this anime aired, I was in and out of depression and high anxiety because I was about to take my board exam. I tried to keep myself sane by at least watch something I could enjoy, even for few days and this anime really helped a lot.
I always have a soft spot for cute girls anime, and this anime is no exception. Anima Yell is an anime about cheerleading, cute girls and highschool. Yes, definitely my jam.
Even with its positive impact to my life, I cannot not talk about my real take about this series.
The premise is quite simple and generic but still. The story was in some ways, episodic, and it flowed well. I guess its problem lies in their comedic timing and jokes, some seemed force and others took me awhile to get the joke. Lol. Still, this show never failed to make me smile.
The characters were really likeable. All of them main girls were really cute and had distinct yet cliched personalities. But it was their interactions that made them all shine. The relationship between the cast was quite strong and solid. Even the supporting characters were not bland and played their part really well.
The overall art was still cute., though generic. The character designs were too typical to a point it reminded me of old cute girls animes. The animation wasn’t amazing, it was just okay. The colors were a bit bland, but the contrasts of colors helped a lot.
Pretty much like what I mentioned above, there’s nothing special to this anime. The characters were cute, the animation was also really cute and the overall plot oozes cuteness. Everything is cute, no doubt.
This is both its strong point and its weakness.
The cuteness of this show definitely made me like this series, but its lack of originality got me bored after few episodes. Hence, me finishing this piece months after I started watching it. I mean, rather than watching this because I “want” to, I finished this because “needed” to. And that is sad. Still, the message and purpose of the anime were delivered so its okay.
Overall, this anime was okay, but enjoyable. The cheerleading was definitely its main unique weapon in enticing viewers, but its performance was too generic for it to be awesome.
Would I recommend this? Not to everyone but to people who likes this kind of anime.
I guess that is it.
This has been Will Sirius, and thanks for reading!