Tuesday, October 12, 2010

[New October 2010] Otome Youkai Zakuro

Japanese title: おとめ妖怪 ざくろ
Info: http://www.otome-zakuro.jp/index.html
Watch online:
Drama / Fantasy / Comedy?
I've watched: 1 episode

In a alternate reality Japan, where human and youkai co-exists, Kei is assigned to a department to work with youkai. The problem is, he is extremely afraid of youkai.

Voice Talent: Mai Nakahara (
中原麻衣) as Zakuro. Her voice doesn't really have any distinct characteristics, but the charming passion in her voice can definitely be felt in the role she's playing just as her role as Nora in Spice and Wolf or Nagisa in Clannad or Mai in Mai-HiME.

First impression score: 91 ~ Pretty and Interesting

Personal comments: I vaguely remember a couple years ago, there was an anime with similar setting--alternate reality with youkais. But I was not very fond of it. This, however, has a very interesting opening episode. It's a light drama with some light comedy that are mixed just right. On top of that, perhaps just a person preference, I think the art work is very very pretty. So overall, this winning package earns my first above 90 initial impression rating for the season.


yoekix said...

promising, but to fast development.

mirol said...

true.. the flow seems to moving quite fast.. hoping that this anime will not end up like ichiban ushirou no daimao that can be better if the flow of story is made slower..