Pita Ten

Pita Ten

Tee hee hee. Just finished this little heartwarming series.

It’s been quite a while since I watched this types of show, so I really took my time to finish this. Quite enjoyable and kinda helped me get over the rough times I’m experiencing now.

All the characters are really likable, even Misha-san with her devilish troublemaker thing going on. Shia is the usual perfect mother figure-esque type, with her usually providing the rest with food ( I doubt they’ll survive long without her *bentos* :p). Koboshi-chan is also quite cute too, with her playing the *tsunderekko* of the series, while both Kotaro-kun and Ten-chan are really quite great male characters, heck, I’ve said it before that not even half the people on the Bounty List will be able to match up to them, really. In fact, I’d gladly support them for a future harem master role :P.

The story is basically comedy, with a nice touching ending written in. I was gladly enjoying the antics of the gang, especially the *onsen* episode where poor Kotaro-kun got…. “washed” by Misha-san. Other nice parts are the episodes where Koboshi takes the lead, the hospital ones and the ending episodes as well :). One thing a bit lacking was character development, but it’s pretty fine for a show like Pita Ten.

As for art, it’s quite simple, yet elegant, and somehow old-school in a way, which adds to the enjoyment.Quality was quite consistant throughout, without much deviation, working out to be pretty good.

As for other factors, *seiyuu* power was very much obvious in this series, with Yukari Tamura (Nanoha, Tomari) playing Misha-san pretty well, emphasising on her uniquely nasal voice and also with the “tee hee hee” and “-su” that is Misha’s trademark and is quite stuck in my head. Rie Kugimiya (Shana, Alphonse Elric) plays Koboshi-chan nicely, Yukana (Tessa) fits in well with Shia-chan, and other high-power *seiyuu’s* in other roles, making it a joy to watch.

As for music, Pita Ten has quite a nice soundtrack that fits in perfectly, but does not really take the spotlight away from the show. The OP, sung by Funta, and ED, sung by Miyuki Sawashiro, are quite nice and fits well with the series too.

Overall, a nice show to watch, with a lot of enjoyable factors to it. Pita Ten earns a 8/10 from me.

**Rating:** 8/10

**Ups:**
- Really likable characters.
- Great, clean comedy, suitable for all ages to watch, can be quite a good series to introduce anime.
- Nicely done ending.
- *Seiyuu* power!! Look at all the great names in the cast list ;).

**Downs:**
-Not really much, just lacking in the character development parts a bit.

8 Comments

  1. Scott Said,

    March 6, 2006 @ 12:17 am

    I wiiiiiiiiiish, “Hello, wake up angel!”

    Definitely one of my favorite OPs of all times. (^_^)

    And Koge Donbo is also my favorite female manga-ka of all time. Moé anime fans have to give her a lot of credit. She pretty much coined the whole cute suffix thing, with “-su” in this anime and the various ones in “Di Gi Charat.”

    Though if you thought the ending of the anime was powerful, check out the manga.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 6, 2006 @ 12:30 am

    Hmm.. yeah, I have the manga as well, just haven’t had the time to go read it yet, planning to do it later, maybe next week or so. I’ve been terribly busy recently :P.

  3. Hung Said,

    March 6, 2006 @ 4:11 am

    Pita Ten is one of my favorite series! All the characters are just so cute! Shia is my favorite, even if she’s a bit anemic and emo.

    It really surprised me how tough little kids’ lives can get. Especially in a kid’s anime. I might have to check this one out again. Is the DVD licensed yet? I know the manga is…

  4. jason Said,

    March 6, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    >> I’ve been terribly busy recently :P.

    I still can’t believe you plowed through Eureka 7 in like a weekend.

    Hung, I don’t think it’s licensed.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 6, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

    jason, I can plow through a lot a things in a weekend ;). Only recently, I’ve been quite *busy* academically, so I’ve got not much time for anime and blogging, but at other times, I watch anime like a maniac. I do believe I’ve mentioned somewhere that anime is my main(read:only) source of entertainment.

    To make this comment more relevent to the topic though,

    @Hung: Can you classify Shia as emo? I don’t really think so.

  6. misha Said,

    June 10, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    great suu~ tee hee hee……….

  7. Maija Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 5:42 am

    I have to read the last book but so far I LOVE it!!!!!!

  8. Desirae Said,

    April 16, 2007 @ 2:45 am

    I Love pita ten soo much!!! The ending was soo good. I was upset that the book ended.

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