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Official: Senryuu Shoujo
Nanako Yukishiro is a girl who conveys everything she wants to say in the form of 5-7-5 syllable Senryu poetry. Eiji Busujima looks a bit scary at first but has a soft heart. Both of them are members of the school’s Literature Club. We follow their blissful everyday life where they can say everything they want with only 17 syllables at a time!
The preview pictures were showing already what I saw in the first episode: Nanako is super cute, the story is super cute. The whole concept is up my lane because who wouldn’t like a girl playing around with words… It’s a bit short, but for what it is I think this is the perfect length and will bring out how cute the series is without filling in boring parts. That’s a lot of praise for a 12-minute episode at the beginning of a season, but I have faith that this will be soothing me from beginning to end. May I point out that the heroine doesn’t talk in anything other than her 5-7-5 poems and that she just stares or smiles at the people around her if she wants to get something across? Best part in Episode 1 was when she stared at Eiji’s cheek with a creepy smile and he got that she was asking what he did that made his cheek swollen… I love it!
I recommend this if you like pure love stories and you want a short but heartwarming romance full of poems!
The first episode of Senryu Girl is short, sweet, and very wholesome. The adorable main character Nanako communicates only by writing 5-7-5 syllable poems as well as with her delightfully cute facial expressions. It’s difficult to dislike her when you see how much she appreciates all the wonderful things around her. One of those things is her new friend, Busujima, who looks scary on the outside but in reality is a huge softie. The pair make a sweet and wholesome duo, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of how Nanako sees the world. All-in-all, this is an ‘iyashi-kei’ anime that promises to brighten my day each week.
You can’t really go wrong with such a cute premise. Nanako has a hard time talking to people. She thinks a bit too much and a bit too fast and the only way to get things into perspective is by communicating in pantomime or using the Senryu poetry format, that is in 5-7-5 syllables. Her crush is Busujima-kun, an accidental senryu-loving delinquent who has a heart of gold. His menacing demeanor is not indicative of his inward kindness, and the only places he can be himself are the literature club (where, along with Nanako and the club’s president, he practices Senryu poetry) and his home (where he spends time with his little sister).
Mellow music, bright colors, smiling characters, everyday shenanigans that bend to the cute side: Senryu Girl is a short anime of 12 minutes per episode that is guaranteed to make you smile. Recommended.
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