Short Pull Series XXIX: “Love” Life

February 3rd, 2022 in Anime, Short Run Series by

It’s a drinking show. There is nothing more cuter than seeing a cute lady drink. “Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte kara” (“Love is Like a Cocktail”) tells the tales of the married Mizusawas: Sora (him) and Chisato (her).

You see, she works long and hard all day long at an office that really doesn’t appreciate her and what she has to go through for them. Since he is the stay-at-home spouse and an ex-bartender, he plies her with some libation to make the rest of the night go easy. And therein lies a problem with these tales. (Lies? Lays? I have never been able to figure that one out!)

It appears that she gets plastered easily, although I honestly cannot tell if she is a drinking lightweight or hubby makes them stronger than they need to be. I feel it is the latter, as the drinks ask for 90 ml of product, which is about 3 ounces, so she is getting a double on things. In any case, she ends up losing her inhibitions as she ‘relaxes’. No, don’t worry; there isn’t any kind of drunken spree where she strips naked and does the Hokey-Pokey on the dining table….although you feel that she might do something like that.

You are also given the recipe to make these drinks at home yourself, so make sure you have your fingers on the pause button and something to scribble down the ingredients.

Oh, the show. Well, clocking in at about three minutes, we have enough time to set up the situation, pour a drink in her, have her get flushed and then go to sleep. Or perhaps make some kind of declaration of deep love, as she feels guilty that she is the breadwinner and she cannot spend as much time with him as she would like, as she is busy, busy, busy. In any case, it’s a calming way to spend an evening as you plow through the shows. Perhaps you would like to imbibe along with her as well. Or maybe hubby is just an evil person who has his way with her when she cannot resist. It’s just a thought.

But that’s a problem with short-pull shows. If you told me that this started out like as a 4-koma, I would believe you, as it basically sets up the premise and then we have giggles a-plenty. I feel that these shows are more a chance to show off your acting chops or your writing ability or your voice-over skills, so you can get something more substantial. Well, it is a nice way to spend an evening when you don’t want to watch Montreal play hockey (What? They still haven’t gotten 10 wins?!!?)

And, as always, pull your butt in the seat and wipe the series out in a single evening, although you may discover that hubby does have a hidden agenda for his actions.


On a scale of 1 to 10:


Artwork           8 (It helps to be cute)
Plot                  7 (Just an excuse to drink)
Pacing              7 (Moves along in its time frame)
Effectiveness   7 (If you are into that)
Conclusion       7 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service      2 (A similar show would be “Okamisan”)
Bingeability     8 (Ya gotta)

Overall            7 (I feel there is an ulterior motive)

And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. That tastes good!

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