Dominate female characters are always fun. The first episode of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was very interesting.
I love me a good dominate character, simply because they’re outright cool. Shikimori is Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san‘s dominate character and you know what? I can dig that for sure. Shikimori definitely give me Hori vibes for sure. Shikimori is someone insanely popular and attractive. She’s someone who has a tough exterior, but also has a massive soft spot for their significant other. Then we have her counterpart in Izumi who has inheritably bad unluck. As a result, we have a duo where, Shikimori constantly has to protect Izumi from his bad luck while Izumi simply goes about his business praising and complimenting her because Shikimori is cute and is always protecting him. Personally, I find that to be a very interesting dynamic. I wonder how it’ll play out as the episodes continue to come out.
The biggest thing that caught my attention were the characters eyes. That’ll be the first and only thing you’ll be drawn to first (well for me that was the case). As you’d expect from an anime, they come in a variety of vibrant colours but weirdly enough, the eyes of the characters seem to look almost fuzzy. Let me explain.
Normally (??), the eyes of anime characters are very defined, what I mean by that is that the outline of them is very sharp. They have what I call a ‘hard border’ where the colour of the eye stays within its confines. The way the characters eyes are in Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san, almost like faze out around the border. It’s really strange and was definitely something that kept my attention. Just thought I’d share that.
All in all, I thought the first episode of Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san was a fairly good one. That being said, I thought the first episode felt like one with many mood swings. We kept flip flopping on what emotion was being shown at any given time and it was a little jarring to say the least. But besides that, I thought the first episode was fairly good. I’m looking forward to what comes next.