Nanatsuiro Drops

Title:Nanatsuiro Drops
ななついろ★ドロップス (Japanese)
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Notables: GOTO Mai
NOJIMA Hirofumi
Haru Tsuwabuki is a normal student, though not very social. One day he bumps in a student, Sumomo Akihime, and makes her cry. As an apology he ends up joining the gardening club that Sumomo belongs to. Later during his initiation he is given a drink by the advisor, but then he bumps into a strange guy with dog ears, switching his drink with the odd guy's by mistake. Taking a drink turns him into a stuffed animal. The advisor tells him that the only way to return to normal is to find the "Chosen Girl" and let her catch the Seven Stardrops. This girl is Sumomo, who agrees to help him, though she's not allowed to know the stuffed animal's true identity.

(Synopsis courtesy of Anime News Network)
12 episodes
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Rent Forbin [series:1635#1573]
Analysis : All Fansubs watched

  • Drama : Med/High
  • Comedy : Low/Med
  • Action : Low
  • SciFi : High
  • Ecchi : None (Except for 1 episode #5)
This is a Romance show with a Magical Girl Twist. As Stretch says, she doesn't transform into her costume, it's just clothes. (Though she seems to be able to change into it instantly). Sumomo is a girl in love with a boy, and a boy who doesn't know he is in love with a girl. That's it. A very simple plot. With talking dolls, dogs, and flying spoons. Hehe.

Now saying all that, #5 was a pure cheesecake episode. All the girls naked in a hot spring with only a stuffed animal as a witness (Guess who). Innocent but still defintely was made for the boys.

Now with Episode 9 we are reminded that there is a REASON behind Haru's transformations as the power of a secret. Oooo DRAMA!

10/10 - Now that this show is over it definitely one of the more enjoyable little dittys. It is really about a guy and a girl. The magic part is incidental and isn't really used for the last 2 episodes. This is how a Dating sim should be done.

Last updated Wednesday, October 10 2007. Created Monday, September 03 2007.
Rent Stretch [series:1635#628]
(All episodes watched):

I went into Nanatsuiro Drops fearing that it would be another generic magical girl show, but was pleasantly surprised at the odd and silly twist it had to it. No absurd transformation into a skimpy costume for main female character Sumomo (her costume is perfectly real and was made by her mother), rather the main male character finds himself somehow transformed into a stuffed animal! The method used to send Tsuwabuki to his "chosen girl" in episode one especially cracked me up. I assumed that the competition between Sumomo and Nona-chan to collect "Stardrops" would be the main plotline, but fortunately a far more ambitious and pleasing story of romance took it's place. I was pleasantly surprised by the strange twist near the end which threatens to cancel out everything that has develped between Tsuwabuki and Sumomo--just weird enough to be entracing and believable. This show is quite kawaii from the start, and sometimes goes into SD uber-kawaii mode, which reminded me of another favorite of mine, Final Approach--I read on another website that both shows do have the same Director, which I found encouraging. There was little fanservice, instead this show has a heartwarming tone to it. The plot is clearly well thought-out and it was clear that it was going somewhere; I was surprised how skillfully every element of this series came together. There's a web of secret identities which one must keep track of; like, he-knows-her-secret-identity-but-she-doesn't-know-his; they-both-know-hers, etcetera. I guess this is not so much a parody of Magical Girl shows, as I first thought, but rather a highly original one with a unique twist--maybe doing such a good job on such a show is so uncommon that it seems like a parody of all the others! Rather than finding this to be unexceptional, I remained interested and amused to the end (I made a habit of watching each episode twice). Yes, if I were to summarize this series with a single word, that word would be "Heartwarming". It's not often that a show does such a skillful job of leaving the viewer feeling good at the end.

A heartwarmingly cute magical girl show, (and surprisingly well written one), suitable for all ages.

Last updated Tuesday, October 23 2007. Created Friday, July 06 2007.

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