Manabi Straight! 02

I’ve had my fair share of good episode beginnings, but Manabi takes this cake with this…

Manabi Straight

Seitokaicho~~ STYLE!!

Best show this season, or the best show this season? I guess it’s still too early to say that yet, considering ufotable’s reputation up to now, but Manabi Straight, if continued in their current direction would be a strong contender.

While undoubtably what make Manabi Straight stands out is it’s repertoire of loli and industrial strength cuteness, IMHO, it’s most notable feature is how pure the show is and how there’s a pervading atmosphere of the current social apathy that although subtle, but still noticable, and the muted palette of ths show is very much an intended feature. What the future holds for Manabi Straight… we will still have to wait and see…

And before I go, customary Mei shot :D.

Manabi Straight



  1. Haesslich Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    As long as no Nobue Itoh’s or Blue Giants start showing up in this series, I think we’re fine. It’s a pity it’s not subbed yet… the RAWs I’ve seen so far look hilarious.

  2. Danny Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    oh gawd i love this show! especially the OP

  3. animeguy Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    Haesslich: i agree completely

  4. ZmmCool Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

    The OP is [A Happy Life], a Ritsuko Okazaki’s song, here sung by Megumi Hayashibara.
    The ED is [Lucky&Happy], also a Ritsuko Okazaki’s song, and also sung by Megumi Hayashibara.

    Ritsuko Okazaki-sama ~ ;_; 4Ever

  5. retsgip Said,

    January 17, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

    Thanks for forcing/convincing me to watch it last night on irc otherwise I might not have. Quite enjoyable even though it’s not my typical genre.

  6. serotonin Said,

    January 23, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    geez talk about voice actress heavies getting down!

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