JK Meshi!

Title:JK Meshi!
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Notables: TOKUI Sora
Three high school girls have mastered the art of cooking simple, B-class dishes called JK meshi. The three girls — Reina, Ryouka, and Ruriko — are all classmates in their second year of high school. They often get distracted when studying for tests, and when they do, they cook JK meshi.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

26 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3103#628]
(13 episodes watched):

I guess the idea behind this short anime, which was over almost before it had began, is that after a couple jokes between three girls you get an idea about a cheap, simple but tasty dish which you might cook. Not a full recipe, just the basics. This show wasn't funny enough to be anything but a short, but it might work that way. Will the characters remain two dimensional and the dishes they cook be the real stars of the show, or will they develop and some sort of a story be told? My guess is the former. This short reminds me of Wakako-zake from last season, which was largely about food and which I soon dropped. If this one is more about the cooking than storytelling, I'll drop it as well.

Animation is simple and makes no pretense of brilliance; it's almost like paper cutouts being photographed. I wonder if it isn't fairly sophisticated computer technology which is intentionally trying to seem crude. Still, I guess the characters are likeable and amusing, so I don't mind watching this show. They've grown a surprising amount of personality for a short, probably because they do little but talk among themselves, and that is a quick way to get an idea of what they think and who they are. Although I'll never cook one of them myself, the ad hoc recipes can be interesting.

Well, I assumed that episode 13 of JK Meshi would be the end of it, but I recently stumbled across episode 24. The show was enough fun that I have downloaded the missing episodes en masse and will convert them to DVD mode and watch each of them.

Last updated Thursday, March 17 2016. Created Friday, October 09 2015.

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