Anime Review: Agriculture Girl Special

(Originally published on Livejournal on 11/19/10)

Anime Review in a Minute:
Agriculture Girl Special

Anime Review in a Minute: What this is all about. — Watching all the anime shows so you don’t HAVE to!

tl;dr review: Super-deformed girls plant crops; giant out-of-control robot creates hot spring.

The Skinny: This is a three-minute promotional short video that was produced in support of the manga by the same name; it aired on broadcast television in October. Super-deformed girls, all short and chubby and cute, are farming a rice paddy. One develops a giant robot to help in the task of seeding the rice, but another girl grabs the joystick controller and breaks it. The robot goes bezerk, one of the drills on the end of its arm breaks off and plows into the field, creating a giant gushing hot spring. Theeeeeeeeeee end.

Assorted video captures from the episode – click on each picture for a full-sized view in a new window:

My Thoughts: First of all, this is *not* related to Agriculture Angel Baraki, which also aired recently; this is completely different.

Three minutes long — not exactly much to go on. It’s nothing more than a teaser to get you interested in checking out the manga (and, perhaps, a real anime show further down the road). In that respect, it failed. This did not pique my interest to check out the manga, and I’ll pass on any future animated versions. I suppose it’s all supposed to be funny, but I didn’t find anything amusing. Mostly, I thought it was pointless. Move along, move along, there’s nothing to see here.

For more info:
My Anime List entry:
El Video en Espanol:

The Verdict:

The tally for Fall 2010 season first episodes so far:
Passing Grade: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute, The World God Only Knows, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Psychic Detective Yakumo, Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Letter Bee Reverse, Bakuman, Otome Youkai Zakura, Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge, Kagurahime

Failing grade: MM!, Star Driver, Iron Man, Fortune Arterial, Motto To Love-ru, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Yumeiro Patissiere Professional, Tamayura, To Aru Majutsu no Index 2, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, Sora no Otoshimono Forte, Yosuga no Sora, Robin With His 100 Friends

Up Next (not necessarily in this order) — almost done!: Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu Special, You Are Umasou, Hakuouki: Hekketsu Roku, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Special, Koe de Oshigoto, Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector

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