Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi | First Impressions: Potential.

Igarashi Futuba’s new job would be great if her senpai, Takeda Harumi, wasn’t so incredibly annoying! Futuba hates his laugh, she hates how big he is, and she really hates that he treats her like a little kid. Just because Futuba is short and looks young doesn’t make her a kid, and just because she spends so much time with Takeda doesn’t mean she sees him as anything but an annoying senpai…or does she?!

As my quest to find a good comedy continues, I find myself watching Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi or My Senpai is Annoying. After watching the first four episodes, I will say that I think there is potential to be found. Something about Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi that really stuck out at me was that it felt very Servant x Service-esk. Now, what do I mean by that?

There are plenty of comparisons that can be drawn between both anime. For starters, they are both comedies and they are also Slice of Life anime. In both anime, we find our characters spend most of their time at work, which is in an office setting. Furthermore, the main female protagonist in both anime is tsundere. I’m someone who really enjoyed Servant X Service, so going into this anime that I felt drew some inspiration from another I liked, I thought it was going to be decent. From what I’ve watched, as I’ve mentioned there is potential and it too can be a decent comedy anime.

In terms of characters, I think we have enough personalities to add variety to the show. Which as you know is something that I think is important. The humorous scenes come from Igarashi’s crush on her senpai Takeda, which is okay there isn’t anything wrong with that. From what I’ve already watched nothing about their relationship seems forced, since Igarashi is the tsundere her reactions make up for a lot of the comedy. But also Takeda constantly teasing Igarashi, whether intentional or unintentional, also adds to the overall feel, which is something I liked too. Takeda’s character is one I like because, for starters, the dude is massive but also seems like an airhead. Despite all that, however, he’s also a gentle giant who always has the best interests of his co-workers or work in mind.

While Igarashi and Takeda are the main focus of the anime, Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi doesn’t neglect its supporting cast and that’s something else that I personally like. They genuinely feel like they’re there to support the main protagonists so that they’re not the only ones doing the heavy lifting. The relationship between Kazama and Sakurai is one I really like because you can tell that they like each other but neither one of them wants to make the first move because they’re both extremely shy. As someone who loves romance and will read anything or watch almost any romance anime. One of my all-time favourite things about relationships is when two characters know they like one another but are too shy. This makes any gesture they do for one another very cute, wholesome and will always make you smile.

As much as I enjoy watching Igarashi and Takeda, Sakurai and Kazama’s relationship is something I think is equally as important to the anime.

Now there have been aspects of the show that I didn’t like so much. For example, there have been times when an episode felt empty. Where it didn’t feel like much was going on and where the interaction between characters just wasn’t enough to make me smile or laugh. I thought a couple of situations weren’t particularly entertaining, the most recent scene being Igarashi being confined to her bed because of a fever. There’s something about fever scenes that really turn me off, maybe it’s because I’ve seen so many and anyone who has seen one has basically seen them all. But that’s neither here nor there. Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi is an anime with many personalities amongst the supporting cast, which I think could add real value to each episode.

I think it’s safe to say that Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi has left a pretty good first impression on me. However, I do believe that there is potential here. Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi could turn out to be a decent comedy, only time will tell.



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