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20 February 2006 @ 08:29 pm
Binchou-tan: First episode review.  
This contains "plot" spoilers, so beware.

Binchou-tan is a tiny girl living in an old house in the mountains. One day, she wakes up, starts meal preparations, goes out to get more ingredients, goes home, fixes her meal, eats it, and goes to sleep. The end.

I should point out that this is a 12-minute episode, but the pace was so slow, that it felt like a full 25-minute episode.

I should also point out that "Binchou-tan" is cute and does everything with gratuitous cuteness, and rides on a duck's back on the way to go get her ingredients.

The pace makes "Kokoro Library" look like... "Hellsing"? Naw, the difference is not that extreme. How about "To Heart"? :) I found the pace and the soft music very relaxing, and it might do the work of a dose of melatonin to help you get to sleep.

I will be watching more of this series. *yaaaawn*
Current Mood: calmcalm
Dächdach on February 20th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds very Milk-chan-ish, but without the attitude.

Sorry I was a no-show at Gallifrey. I meant to go, but I stayed up late Saturday night and didn't feel like getting out of bed on Sunday. Not sick, just lazy.
ashi: arrrr!ashi on February 21st, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
Well, it's not like I never go down south. San Diego March 2-5...
Hein: Bishoujo squad!fub on February 21st, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
But what is with the coal on her head? What's that all about!?

We did check out the second episode too, which has a similar plot. At least, that was what we thought when we woke up from our coma. ;)
ashi: Karinashi on February 21st, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
From the AnimeLito fansub:

Translator's Note: Binchoutan is a charcoal that is useful for many different things. Here, Binchou-tan affixes a piece of binchoutan charcoal to her head, so her name is a play on words.

It still seems a bit odd to me.

I wonder who the target audience is on this one...
Hein: Counting (Shuffle)fub on February 22nd, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
I wonder who the target audience is on this one...
Overly stressed young adult males? They'll slip into a relaxing coma and wake refreshed!
Jilljill_mbs on February 21st, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
So, this girl doesn't have worlds inside her and doesn't keep swallowing her boyfriend and elephants at carnivals? :)
ashi: pirate kitty!ashi on February 21st, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Not as far as I can tell. There is only one Guu...