Tuesday, 23 August 2011

はるのあしおと The Movie - 桜鈴奪還 / Haru no Ashioto The Movie: Ourin Dakkan / Spring’s Footsteps: Recapture Ourin

This silly little piece of moé frivolity was apparently based on an H-game, and given that although it calls itself a ‘movie’ yet is only 20 minutes long and dispenses with more or less everything that could be called exposition, it’s one for the fans.

But anyone familiar with archetypes in anime will instantly understand the cuteness factor of the girls here, and the charm of the broad slapstick comedy. Three girls rebel against their vice-principal, who has taken over their school and likes to laugh like a villainess. Little girlies fighting usually brings in a bit of a fanbase, especially when done in a cutesy way.

No brains, no originality and with low-budget animation from Asahi Productions, it’s just a fun little diversion for fans of the game, but for something to make you smile for twenty minutes, you can’t do much better.

(Slightly expanded from impressions, 8.9.08)

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