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(Four episodes watched):|
Wild animation, modest humor, and a strange lack of character development were things that struck me while watching the first episode of Himawari!. I understood Hayato-sensei's motivation for coming to this strange town, but everyone else seemed to remain a cardboard character at this point. Also, there's something odd about Himawari's voice--it could be poor voice acting, but it could also be just different. Time will tell. Having watched some additional episodes, my current impression of Himawari is of a quite modest show, which, having to compete with a flood of neat series during the fall 2006 season, is just barely worth the time that must be devoted to view it. This might be more disappointing if, as I said, I didn't have so many other shows waiting to be watched. I'm confident that Himawari! will only turn out to be worth a Watch. If Ninja comedy is your thing, try Ninin ga Shinobuden and/or Kage Kara Mamoru!.
Last updated Wednesday, November 08 2006. Created Monday, October 30 2006.
Episode 5 is now available from Mendo. This is a very light hearted and comedic high school romance story. Fun fluff, very enjoyable, but nothing worth mentioning. |
* 1 - I`ll Protect My Master - Himawari arrives at the Ninja School and meets Hayato-sensi
* 2 - By All Means, You Cannot Fall In Love – Shikimi-san meets a cute young man from the boys ninja school and has feelings for him.
* 3 - I Won´t Fess Up Even If It Costs Me My Life – It is time for the annual mechanical man-robot battle between the Girls and Boys schools, but why is Hayato-sensi in charge of the girls team?
* 4 - Stealing Is A Shinobi´s Disgrace - Hayato-sensi breaks one to the principle’s robotic toys and struggles to find a way to repair the device.
* 5 – Episode 5 – A new transfer student set her sights on Hayato-sensi and Himawari finds herself in a battle over Valentines Day chocolates.
Last updated Saturday, October 28 2006. Created Monday, May 29 2006.
|Official Japanese Series Web Site||http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/himawari/|