Castle Town Dandelion (Joukamachi no Dandelion)

(12 episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a 4-panel gag manga. Wait, the author’s named “Ayumu Kasuga” ? Osaka is drawing manga now ? Well, that might explain the weird premise.


The series focuses on the Sakurada family, whom beyond Mom and Dad are composed of 9 siblings of various ages. All of them have different superpowers.

Also, Dad is the king of the country. But he insisted on having his family live a “normal” life, so they all live in the suburbs, and attend normal schools in the neighbourhood. Sure, there are tons of bodyguards trying to stay inconspicuous, but it seems to work out.

Aoi, the quiet eldest daughter, is about to graduate high school, so Dad has decided it’s time to settle on a heir to the Crown. Through a televised popularity contest in the whole kingdom, of course ! And so each of the kids will be assigned points in a series of trials.

Akane, our teenage protagonist, could do without that. She already didn’t like the attention of the thousands of security cameras observing the neighbourhood, and the attention is only going to get worse. It doesn’t help that her own power, weight control (which she mostly uses as a form of telekinesis and flight) means she must be very cautious to avoid underskirt shots.

As for the other siblings, they don’t get to be much more than one-note so far.

Production Values

Decent, and the camera refrains from doing any actual panty shots of Akane. You have my thanks, show.

Overall Impression

Well, it’s a quirky comedy with a bizarre premise that somehow completely fails to catch my attention. Maybe it’s the haphazard pacing ? Or maybe it’s just me getting a bit tired ?

Anyway, I won’t be watching any more of this, despite there being nothing really wrong about it. I just have to draw the line somewhere.

Source: [In Which I Review] New anime, Summer 2015 – Page 5

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