Oikawa sure gets a lot of female love ;)
Epic kiss (again), young adult existential woes and make-up hugs marks the finale of Moyashimon.
Truly a fun ride from start to finish, Moyashimon felt like a bit of Genshiken + Hachikuro dumped together with a agricultural-themed twist, totally different from my initial expectations of it being an “educational” anime.
No doubt, the bacteria took a backseat very quickly in the show, as we got absorbed in to the relationships of the cast members, but that was what made me love the show a lot. Still, that’s not to say the anime wasn’t totally ignoring the original theme, as I now know which bacteria makes sake and bread. Sometimes I swear I see some A.Orzyae on my bread.
Moyashimon was also supported by a rather strong cast, with Sayaka Ohara making her presence well felt with her role as Hasegawa. Noto-sama did a very fun role as Aoi Mutou as well. The combo of Katsuyuki Konishi and Noriaki Sugiyama was always fun to watch as the “gokiburi” brothers too.
Definitely one of the gems of last year, I’m glad to have watched and finished Moyashimon. It really had some fun and informative moments, peppered with lots of nice drama as well too. Having those cute chibi bacteria was awesome as well, and I might help myself to some goods if I ever find any on sales. Here’s to hoping for more Moyashimon this year :).
See you guys again, hopefully
In the meantime, would be awesome if someone scanlated the manga ;).