Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom | Anime Review
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this with every review I’ve done with the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Series. It isn’t for everyone. Not everyone is going to enjoy the lighthearted humour, the jokes, or the characters. If you didn’t find the anime interesting when the first season aired way back in the Spring of 2014, then chances are you haven’t seen seasons following. At its core, season three of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Dubbed ‘Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom is more or less a continuation of the previous two seasons. We have the same cast of female characters managing a café called the “Rabbit House.”
As the third installment to Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, it follows the same genres as its predecessors, Slice of Life and Comedy. As is typical with all Slice of Life anime, there is little to no story being told, and character development is minimal. As this is now the third season, if you’ve been following this anime, you’ll notice our characters’ evolution from season one to season three.
Since Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom lacks in the overall story; it makes up for it regarding animation, character design and the variety of personalities at play. The abundance of vibrant colours always ensured that the characters and the scenes they were in popped and made sure that you appreciated the work done to the scene as it played before you. Each episode was always bright, and often the colours used during a particular scene reflected the mood of that scene. For example, there were countless moments throughout the anime where our characters (main or supporting) were reminiscing. The scene that accompanied the moment, with splashes of colour and beautiful visuals, was at times jaw-dropping. Granted, all this is coming from a biased person when it comes to the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Series. So my view on everything is a little more exaggerated.
It was always fascinating that you could have so many characters with opposite personalities work well together over a twelve-episode period. Typically we do not see anime able to execute this feat particularly well, you’re bound to have characters that clash, and if everyone is in the same place at the same time, it’ll always be a mess. I have never been a fan of those types of anime, which is unfortunate because it’s more prominent in Slice of Life, Comedy anime. However, anime that can accomplish this well with relative ease will always be a good watch. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? does exceptionally well with this. This anime has shown time and time again its ability to incorporate differing personalities into a theme that works.
This is Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom‘s secret formula. At its core, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom is a straightforward show. Each episode has a beginning, middle, and end. There isn’t anything special about each episode that makes you crave more. The anime’s lighthearted humour and the different personalities are what make the episode. Every character is used differently, episode by episode. You will never get the same type of reaction or response from a character day-in and day-out. Nor will you get the same combination of characters opening/setting the mood of the episode. Each character had their episode suited their personality and suited the other character they are paired with. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom used the connection and past experiences our characters have built over the episodes and seasons to present us with something simple, a genuine experience where all our characters, supporting and the main cast, are having fun and are enjoying the moment.
There will always be a character that you will like, even if it’s just one character from the anime. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom does exceptionally well at making their characters likeable, which is always essential. If you like the characters, it makes each episode, regardless of length *that* much more bearable and more entertaining.
To summarize, yes, I am incredibly biased when it comes to the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Series. I enjoyed the anime and the series as a whole. I don’t want this to be the last season because I appreciate all the characters and what they bring to the table, but you never know in the world of anime. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom, however, shouldn’t be too high up there on your ‘to-watch’ list. It’s a series that is to be watched whenever you have nothing better to do, the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Series is exceptional at filling the downtime or the boredom you may feel on any given day.
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