While I do not cover heterosexual romance anime nowadays, sometimes, there are some that catch my eye once in a while. Of course, there is one that intrigued me for obvious reasons since it’s a love story between two nerds/geeks. Yes, it’s Rikei Ga Koi Ni Ochita No De Shoumei Shite Mita, which focuses on two computer scientists trying to prove their love for each other.
While it’s been a while since I watched a romantic comedy involving a male lead. Of course, in recent lead, there is a trend that the female romantic interest harasses or bullies the male lead. Yep, I think this is becoming a trend with Takagi-san and Uzaki-chan ha Asobitai in the last few years.
Of course, Nanashi, a well-known Pixiv artist who mostly create pornographic works eventually worked on a web comic titled Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (lit. Don’t bully me, Miss Nagatoro), which is his first clean work. This is the first series that started this trend. While their sweet side exists, the big difference is that instead of the romantic interest being angry or embarrassed when they are in an awkward situation like a tsundere, they tease, insult, or toy with their emotions. With that in mind, is Nagatoro-san, the start of this trend of romantic comedy genre shows any good?
In this episode, we will be reviewing Fragtime, a original video animation.
This is an audio version of our post, originally titled, Fragtime – Original Animation Review, published on January 27, 2021. If you have any comments, leave a reply in the original post.
This podcast uses the following songs:
Night In Venice by Kevin MacLeod
Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license ¶
In the late 2010s, it seems that more yuri-genre shows are being adapted into anime. In 2018, we had Citrus, Happy Sugar Life, Asago to Kase-san, and Yagate Kimi ni Naru. To continue that trend, in 2019, Fragtime is another hour-long original animation adaptation of a two volume yuri-genre manga with some science fiction elements mixed into it.
Of course, this show had production problems, but for not the reasons you think. While show made it to theaters, after a few weeks, Tear Studio disappeared as they went bankrupt. Therefore, people who worked on the production didn’t get paid. While this original animation eventually made it onto Blu-ray and DVD. You might be wondering, was the wait worth it?
Now that Adachi finally shared how she feels to Shimamura, it’s obvious that Adachi wants to do something over spring break. Yes, staying over her house.
Everyone is wondering, what happened to Adachi before that faithful moment from last time? We finally have the answer.
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