Anime Review – Danchigai
Somewhat perverted visuals with an incestuous theme and an all together very wacky cast; that is one way to describe Danchigai. But yet, nothing really bad happens on screen, much like many of these anime series that we review. It’s all innocent, all playful and all in the name of fun. Read on to find out my thoughts on these (albeit short) episodes of Danchigai.
Danchigai follows the day in the lives of a family of 4 sisters and 1 brother and the dynamics around the five of them. The main protagonist is Haruki Nanako, who is the brother in the household. He’s a gamer and a bit of a geek, but he thinks he’s cool. We think he’s cool, because he’s a geek. It seems he also likes anime and manga. The sisters in age order: Mitsuki, Yayoi, Uzuki and Satsuki.
Mitsuki, the oldest, is the mature and responsible sister who is perfect to the other sisters. Yayoi is your typical Tsundere, who is seemingly a great wrestler, on par with the headmaster from Nichijou when facing deer. Then there’s Uzuki and Satsuki, where Uzuki is the energetic and wild twin and Satsuki is the quieter of the twins.
There’s no real story to the show, it just follows in their lives. Each episode only airs for about 3 and a half minutes. The mini-stories of Danchigai stems from a four-panel manga strip, which could explain why the episodes are nice and short. If there was one question I had for this series: Where are the parents..? Why is this a common thing for anime, I seriously want to know.
As we have been doing recently with these reviews, rather than telling you how something looks, we’ll leave it up to you. The art is incredibly cute and sweet, which makes it an appealing watch, but what do you think?
The music in the credit sequences are actually some of the happiest little tunes I’ve heard. One of my personal favourites from it is an adorable little song of “arigato”. The below is actually a full video of it, but please rather than watch the full video, do go and pay to watch this sweet series. However, this was the only way I could find the aforementioned “arigato” song!
Danchigai won’t blow you out of the water with anything particularly unique to bring to the table, but it certainly will leave you charmed. It’s a short and sweet series, much like Orenchi No Furo Jijo (Read our review!) Yet, you wind up wanting more of the adorably simple series, so you end up watching the whole thing within the space of an hour, then want more. It’s still ongoing on Crunchyroll as of time of writing, so if you get a chance, I’d say if you’re looking for a short time waster, this might be the series for you.
This is the second “short anime” I’ve reviewed. Out of Orenchi and Danchigai, which would I pick? I personally put my money on Orenchi, as it’s a lot more novel than Danchigai. Don’t get me wrong, both are adorable, but Orenchi is very unique… But how about we leave it to you, the readers? Which do you think is the more amusing anime:
For a four-panel comic strip, the production values of this series is simply beautiful. I’d recommend Danchigai, if you were looking for something to pass the time. Don’t expect to be able to sink your teeth deeply into the series, as there’s not much to dig into… But then again, it seems to have a seriously devoted fanbase for the manga, it might be worth checking that out. It’s a simple series, which doesn’t try to overstretch its boundaries. Have you seen Danchigai? Will you be checking it out? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.