Short-Pull Series XXXIV: An All-Time “High”

September 29th, 2022 in Anime, General Reviews, Short Run Series by

This is a ‘nothing’ series; a show where we just see the day-to-day life of rather plain and ordinary girls, doing plain and ordinary things in their plain and ordinary life. Except it is anything but plain and ordinary. In fact, it is within the confines of these plain and ordinary things that we see marvelous and extraordinary things. And what makes “Joshi Kausei” (“High School Girls”) more than plain and ordinary is that no one ever speaks a single word!

OK, grunts and groans and moans and gasping are not words. There is not a sentence spoken, but there is a connectivity between these three ladies and how they live their lives. It kind of reminds me of “Daily Lives of High School Boys”, in that a lot of nothing happens that makes their lives entertaining.

One episode, they find an abandoned skateboard and have a rollicking good time with it, but when it is time to leave, the board remains behind, either for its owner to retrieve or for the next person to have some goofy fun with it. Like I said, in the grand scheme of things, this is a mere bagatelle, but for them, it deepens their sense of community with one another. (Don’t even ask about that splash panel; it’s better if you experience it.)

Isn’t this what life is really like? Mundane adventures in a mundane world that somehow become magical, because you do this with friends who understand and you all understand each other. It is a soft show, in that nothing horrible happens, but it is just an enjoyment to view. A genuine sense of wonderment.

The brief nature means you push this all the way through in an evening. It is certainly a lot better than trying to find Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime or even trying to catch “Endor”, OK?


On a scale of 1 to 10:

Artwork           7 (Standard for anime)
Plot                  8 (Nothing making something)
Pacing              8 (Moves along smooth but unexpectedly)
Effectiveness    8 (Good reflection of how life goes)
Conclusion       7 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service      0 (A similar show would be “Honey and Clover”)
Bingeability   10 (An absolute must)

Overall            9 (Sweet and charming)

And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. What do I see here?

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