Miki Ishimoto starts the first day in her new job, fresh from graduating art school. Driven to her wit’s end after facing one too many sculptures, she’d turned her back on the fine arts, and found a job in a talent agency. Her boss informs her that she will be the manager for a new idol group and she’s very enthusiastic… until she discovers that the ‘male idols’ are literal statues.
This series definitely seems humorous enough, largely because of how ridiculous the whole idea is. The reveal was built up well, with a good balance of comedic timing and dramatic irony. With voice over legends Jun Fukuyama and Daisuke Ono in the cast, a lot of its popularity could be carried solely by the popularity of its seiyuu. The episodes are short, less than half the length of a standard episode, so they’re very easy to fit into a busy schedule and easy to keep track of. I predict that Miki’s character arc leads her to embrace the art world again, after several frustrating adventures with the Sekkou Boys.
Saint Young Men & Hetalia: Axis Powers – Outlandish comedy with the potential to explore real history and mythology.
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