Re-Kan (“Sixth Sense”)

(12ish episodes ?)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a 4-panel comedy manga series about a girl who can see and interact with ghosts.

Characters

Amami, our main character, has always been able to interact with ghosts, and knows all the one haunting the neighbourhood. (She can also talk with cats.) They can be a bit annoying at times, always demanding her attention, but they’re mostly benign and sometimes even helpful. Amami is genial enough to have gotten used to it.

Inoue, one of her new highschool classmates, is our actual point-of-view character for this episode. She claims not to be believe in ghosts, and is thus quite irritated by Amami’s behaviour… but the truth is that she’s got a weak sixth sense and can thus sometimes see the ghosts a bit if she squints. That doesn’t sit well with her, and she spends most of the episode in denial.

Most of Amami’s other classmates have gotten used to her quirks rather quickly (although some of her stories still give them cold sweat once in a while).

Production Values

From some of the people that gave us Survival Game Club ! It’s decently animated, although the computer-painted backgrounds give it a weirdly empty and almost SHAFT-lite atmosphere. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The fanservice levels are almost surprisingly low.

Overall Impression

Inoue, shut up. Seriously, the show would be far more enjoyable without your outbursts ; the quirky ghosts, their interactions with Amami, and your classmates’ reactions are fun enough not to need you shouting all the time. Just calm down, please ? It’s obvious you’re in denial over your own abilities, and the sooner you accept it the better.

The next-episode preview promises that next week will focus on another classmate besides Inoue, and I breathe in relief ; I wouldn’t bother with a second episode otherwise. As it is, it’s the show’s last chance to convince me to keep watching.

via [In Which I Review] New anime, Spring 2015.

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Jhiday

I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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