I wasn’t planning on watching an anime from last year’s line up, but I recently got a BD copy of this series I’m about to review, so I watched this one instead.
The anime I’m going to give my thoughts on was an anime that wasn’t much discussed last year, even though this series has a fun premise and concept. Last year wasn’t really a good year for anime so I can’t blame people if they never got a chance to see this.
Maybe through my review, you guys might check this one out.
The anime I’m about to share my thoughts on is Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita, or in English, Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It.
It is widely believed that science can provide rational explanations for the countless phenomena of our universe. However, there are many aspects of our existence that science has not yet found a solution to and cannot decipher with numbers. The most notorious of these is the concept of love. While it may seem impossible to apply scientific theory to such an intricate and complex emotion, a daring pair of quick-witted Saitama University scientists aim to take on the challenge.
One day the bold and beautiful Ayame Himuro outwardly declares that she is in love with Shinya Yukimura, her fellow logical and level-headed scientist. Acknowledging his own lack of experience with romance, Yukimura questions what factors constitute love in the first place and whether he is in love with Himuro or not. Both clueless in the dealings of love, the pair begin to conduct detailed experiments on one another to test the human characteristics that indicate love and discern whether they demonstrate these traits towards each other.
As Himuro and Yukimura begin their intimate analysis, can the two scientists successfully apply scientific theory, with the help of their friends, to quantify the feelings they express for one another? (MAL)
Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita was a show I didn’t expect I would enjoy actually.
As I said above, I checked this one out all because of its interesting plot, and damn, this series delivered. This anime was really funny. Everything the characters do just to prove and understand what love and feelings are in the most scientific way was really hilarious. I mean, who knew we could apply science to different romantic situations.
From their debates to the sweet moments, I really had a great time watching this anime.
Because this anime revolves around the science of love, the science aspect in this anime is quite…prominent. It’s not a bad thing…for me as I love science and most of the stuff they talked about in the anime I am already familiar with it. However, there is a chance people might find this an issue or the deal-breaker for them not to watch this anime. I can’t blame them.
Other than the interesting plot, the characters were also hilarious in their own way. Each one of the main cast had a distinct personality and they stand out in their own way that is not annoying. They also have quite good chemistry and amazing interactions with each other, which made the series more fun to watch.
My favorite out of the bunch would be Kanade. She’s the most relatable and “normal” in the group. As much as I love Yukimura and Himuro, Kanade’s reactions to everything that is happening around her is so funny, I just can’t help but like her more than others. Of course, the main duo is awesome. Their banters are always the highlights in the episodes, especially when it becomes really absurd and borderline nonsensical but still make sense in the end.
Now, for its animation, it is quite decent and modern. There is nothing special about it. The art and animation are similar to the current modern look of anime. It’s a bit bright and static, but also not painful in the eyes. In a weird way, the mediocre art and animation fit well with the anime so, in some ways, I am satisfied.
Overall, I had fun watching this anime. Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita is that type of anime you can casually watch while also learning some stuff if you paid attention to the science aspect of the anime. Yeah, the science stuff might be too much on other people, but the way it was explained in the anime was done really well so I still think this anime could be enjoyed by anyone.
Definitely a recommendation.