A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet. (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)

(12 episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a mystery light novel series.

Characters

Sakurako is a woman obsessed with bones. It comes from family, but she’s taken it to a whole new level, taking a hobby of digging them out wherever it takes her fancy. She’s certainly affluent enough to do it just about all the time. She has no people skill ; but what she lacks in common sense she makes up for with a very keen detective mind (especially if the mysteries involve skeletons). But while she’s delightful to see barge in and annoy people, she’s saddled with…

Shoutarou, a generic high school dude. Who’s not so much boring as an complete buzzkill. His only purpose is to be annoyed or creeped out when Sakurako does interesting stuff. Well, that and presumably as an audience-standin figure, but he’s such an ass about disabling the heroine that I end up rensenting him being there. There’s no explanation whatsoever for why the two of them hang out together (it’s a story left for later), and there’s a relative lack of chemistry between them. Heck, they don’t seem to be romantically involved at all… Which, given the age difference, I’m thankful for at least.

Production Values

Very, very pretty, with tons of scenery porn. TROYCA are a very new studio (their only other series of note is the co-production of Aldnoah.Zero), but they certainly aren’t lacking budget here.

Overall Impression

Oh, dear. I love mystery shows, and Sakurako’s excentricities are a lot of fun to watch. So why partner her with the worst Watson figure ever ? I get that some degree of contrast between them is required, but he’s so persistently annoying that he nearly entirely kills the show for me by his lonesome.

I’m giving this a second episode against my better judgement because of the genre, but it’d better shape up soon.

Source: [In Which I Review] New anime, Fall 2015 – Page 4

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