Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom | First Impressions
So what was my first impressions on the anime, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom? Well, I think the answer is very clear, it was a great first impression. It’s probably because I am severally biased towards the anime, that I will admit but with good reason. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom is not an anime for everyone, at its core, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom is a slice of life, it’s comedy is very lighthearted and subtle. The main source of it’s comedy coming from the characters and their various reactions and personality types.
The second season of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? is everything I expected. A continuation of the wonderful lighthearted moments, and returning cast members. For a slice of life and comedy, the character development is very minimal but impactful. What I mean by that is whenever there is character growth, regardless of how minimal it may be, you’re able to notice it. An example of this is Chino, in the first season, she’s rather timid, and shy. Now she’s slowly starting to break that, in the most recent episode you see Chino starting to take charge, and is starting to make decisions on her own. Not to mention, I am also pretty sure that she’s grown because she looks taller now, I may actually be tripping but to me it seems like she’s drown, literally.
The characters and the various personalities we have in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom, is what makes this anime work. The difference the characters make in ensuring that this anime isn’t some typical boring slice of life is quite significant. Each character has their own distinct personality, there will never be two characters that feel ‘the same’, each one feels different. You’d think having all these different personality types would make the anime hard to enjoy because there could be many personalities that do not mix well together. Often times, you’d be right, however, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom is the exception to that rule. I do not know how the studio does it but each character from Chino, Kokoa, Rize, Sharo to Chiya work extremely well together. There are many contrasting personalities in this group, however, each episode, some how, some way they find a way to make everything work. Each character in that respect is likeable and each one can be your favourite.
I also feel like this anime does an excellent job at utilizing its supporting cast. All of which have their own personalities and add another element to an already very colour and bright anime.
The episodes have been perfectly designed to make one character from our main group the ‘centerpiece’. Each character gets their time in the spotlight and I like that a lot. It means we’ll always get something new, and we’ll learn something new from the ‘lead character’ for that episodes, something we didn’t already know or haven’t yet experienced. Furthermore, each episode there is always something new happening. We never stay on one topic for more than two episodes and even then the effective utilization of the characters throughout each episode makes full use of the 24 minute episode. You’ll rarely experience any boring part, or unentertaining parts. No, you’ll get full entertainment throughout the entirety of the episode and then they’ll hit you with a nice ‘feel’s good’ and sentimental moment at the end of the episode because why not? I love that.
Yes I am bias, so without a doubt, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom has made a wonderful first impression on me. It’s everything I expected the second season of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? to be and more.
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