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Kashimashi started as a yuri manga by Akahori Satoru, the same writer behind the generic Bakuretsu Hunters. He was also one of the writers for Kyatto Ninden Teyandee , which was pretty decent. In , the manga got adapted into a twelve episode anime, and a follow up one episode OVA, by Studio Hibari, the same studio behind the mediocre Venus Versus Virus. Keep in mind, I will be covering both the series and OVA.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a Star to Fall (Official Video)
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Despite Yuri being a well known genre among anime fans, it is hard to find many actual yuri anime series. Sure there are plenty of fanservice series featuring women, but they are generally not the same thing although they are certainly good too.
Some well known examples include Yuru Yuri and Strawberry Panic , but in this review, I plan to tackle a slightly lesser known one. So the question is: is this series is any good, or if it is not worth meeting? To get the technical stuff out of the way first, the art style is pretty good. The characters are well drawn and the animation is effective. It is not overly impressive in a technical sense, but artistically it is pretty good.
The voice acting in the English dub was fairly decent. There were a few instances where it sounded strange but it was still decent enough. Unfortunately, I was unable to hear the Japanese dub so I am unable to comment on it here.
Now that we got this stuff out of the, it is time to touch on what most are here for; the story. The story begins when our main character Hazumu Osaragi, tries to confess his feelings to a girl he has a crush on. Unfortunately, he ends up being rejected by Yasuna the girl he tried confessing to which causes him to become depressed.
He ends up climbing to the top of a hill when an alien spacecraft lands on him and kills him well that escalated quickly. Male Hazumu also has a suspicious lack of eyes in every scene he is in. Surprisingly, the whole sudden sex change is not the focus of this series. In fact, Hazumu has practically no difficulty adjusting in the slightest. Granted Hazumu was never particularly boyish personality wise.
In fact, it is very possible to come to the conclusion that Hazumu was transgender via some subtext if one observes closely. The actual story of the series was based on a love triangle between Hazumu and her two friends, Tomari and Yasuna.
As such, it is a series that relies very heavily on how likable our characters are and how much you care about the romance aspect.
Thankfully, our characters are likable for the most part. In fact, Tomari tended to be the more tomboyish of the two and she promised to always protect him. Her reason for falling in love with Hazumu was that there was the oh-so typical childhood marriage promise between the two of them when they were both very young.
She also tends to have some light tsundere tendencies. Our other love interest is Yasuna, the girl that Hazumu had his sights on before the accident that turned him into a girl.
Yasuna is, basically, the typical, shrinking violet , shy moe girl. She ends up revealing that the reason she rejected Hazumu was that she has a condition where she is unable to distinguish men from each other. She is however, able to see Hazumu and is worried that she will lose that ability over time if she gets too close to him this is mainly because she actually could see men earlier in her life but ended up losing said ability. Now that Hazumu has become a girl, she no longer has to worry about that and feels it is safe to be with her.
While Asuta had a place in the first few episodes, his role gets reduced to butt monkey status in later episodes. Hell at one point, they refuse to invite him to a day at the aquarium, and he outright protests towards them refusing to reschedule it so they can make room for him. Hazumu, the nicest and most caring character in the series, shows no sign of remorse in abandoning her best friend and demonstrates a clear lack of care.
That is not even going into the typical tsundere beating he gets from Tomari. None of these gags are funny in the least and they simply taint our characters if you bother to look into the subtext a bit. However, the major issue I had with the series was that it just had a massive drop in quality during the second half of episode 10, and during the entirety of episode eleven.
Prior to that point, the series was a bit slow paced, but it lent itself well to the nature of the series and it was very cute and pleasant to watch.
However, episodes 10 and 11 devolve into a bunch of drama based off of jealousy and forced drama that happens by contrived coincidence. Two otherwise good characters, get flanderized into being passive and jealous over someone who out right stated that she did not want a relationship if she had to choose one, and Hazumu is guilt tripped into choosing one that the plot outright demands she choose.
Even worse is that this episode has the gall to lecture Hazumu as if she was in the wrong for waiting when it was the immature actions of these other two characters that caused all these problems to begin with! The eleventh episode of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl is by far the worst episode I have seen in an anime series I otherwise enjoyed, and it served no purpose other than to taint the entire series in my eyes.
Episodes 12 and 13, thankfully, manage to become far more pleasant to watch and bring a satisfying conclusion to the series. Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl was an enjoyable series to watch. While it may not appeal to those who prefer a more tense or exciting series, it serves as one that can be very cute and relaxing. However, I am very tempted to say to stop watching after episode nine. The tenth and eleventh episodes end up almost feeling like a good friend of yours turned out to be a huge jerk and stopped caring about you.
This normally would not be a problem had it not been for the fact that this series is driven based on its characters. As such, it makes these two episodes very frustrating, unpleasant, and incredibly jarring. However one cannot just skip these episodes because it would end up being awkward to go from episode 9 to twelve while missing the events from the previous two.
Yet it would feel too weird to stop at episode 9 considering that it is not set up to be a conclusion. On the plus side, you get to see Hazumu wearing this in the final episode. Despite the jarring nature of the aforementioned episodes, I can still recommend this series to any fans of cute romance anime and yuri.
I can at least say straight out that this series is enjoyable to watch for nine episodes, and that some may not be as bothered by episodes ten and eleven as I was. So overall, Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl gets my approval. Toggle navigation. Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs.
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The episodes were directed by Nobuaki Nakanishi , and animated by the Japanese animation studio Studio Hibari. In episode ten, the anime starts to deviate from the manga and after that, the storyline in the anime has no connection with the manga. The main plot in the anime is the drama that relates from the three female main characters of Hazumu Osaragi, Yasuna Kamiizumi, and Tomari Kurusu, and their romantic struggles in a love triangle. Yasuna and Tomari vie for Hazumu's affections while Hazumu is initially unable to choose between them. The televised series aired on the TV Tokyo Japanese television network between January 11, and March 29, comprising twelve main episodes. The staff that produced the television series also produced the OVA. This episode is set four months after the events of the anime series during the Christmas season. The episodes were licensed by Media Blasters in November The first DVD went on sale on June 12, and contained the first five episodes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Despite Yuri being a well known genre among anime fans, it is hard to find many actual yuri anime series. Sure there are plenty of fanservice series featuring women, but they are generally not the same thing although they are certainly good too. Some well known examples include Yuru Yuri and Strawberry Panic , but in this review, I plan to tackle a slightly lesser known one. So the question is: is this series is any good, or if it is not worth meeting? To get the technical stuff out of the way first, the art style is pretty good.
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The episodes were directed by Nobuaki Nakanishi , and animated by the Japanese animation studio Studio Hibari. The series was based on the manga version of the same name, and closely followed the original story from the first two manga volumes through the first nine episodes, though with some differences. In episode ten, the anime starts to deviate from the manga and after that, the storyline in the anime has no connection with the manga. The main plot in the anime is the drama that relates from the three female main characters of Hazumu Osaragi, Yasuna Kamiizumi, and Tomari Kurusu, and their romantic struggles in a love triangle. Yasuna and Tomari vie for Hazumu's affections while Hazumu is initially unable to choose between them.