With this season of anime coming to a close, it’s time for me to give my final thoughts on what I watched this season. I went over the shows I planned to watch at the start of the season in THIS POST, so feel free to give that a read if you want to know what i’ll be writing about. Just pull Cerberus off the list, and replace it with Re:Zero.
MY RATING: 7/10
I’ve actually been avoiding writing about Anne Happy, because I couldn’t figure out if I actually liked it or not. After watching the final episode of the season earlier, I feel hopeful of a second season, so I guess you could say I enjoyed it after all!
This show can be described with two words in my eyes; adorable, and strange. The characters themselves are all very lovable, and their antics lead to some solid comedy at times as well. But the premise of the show itself is what I find so strange; the girls are attending school in a “happiness” class, and each of them is unfortunate in some way or another. For example; Hanako loves animals, but they attack her (even cute fluffy ones) as soon as she tries to get near them, Botan’s poor health seems to keep her on the border of death, with even a simple handshake breaking her fragile bones, and the last one I want to mention – this one still weirds me out – Hibari is in love with a road sign. Yupp, she literally has romantic feelings for a goddamn construction sign. Besides those strange character traits, the tests in their class – and their lives in general – bring many wild situations upon them. I actually find the contrast between the cuteness of the characters, and all the horrible things that happen to them, makes the show quite fun to watch.
For my final thoughts on the show, I feel they absolutely have to make a second season at this point; they left wayyyy too many things unanswered, and i’m eager to see what these poor girls get in to next. The show was cute, made me laugh on numerous occasions, and despite how strange and confusing it can be, it held my attention for 25 minutes every week, and I always watched the next episode when it came out. If you didn’t watch Anne Happy this season, and want a show that can give you some giggles and pick up your mood, I say give ‘er a try!