Mashiroiro Symphony — First Impression

If Kimi to Boku and Tamayura were boring, Mashiroiro was downright pain-inducing. Let’s just make a list of what we had in this episode:

  • Siscon / brocon
  • Girl that always gets lost (and is not Izumi: then it wouldn’t be an issue)
  • “Dependable” male lead who finds said lost girl by running around randomly
  • Scratch that: TWO girls who always get lost (and are not Izumi)
  • Sparkle sounds and breezy hair when girls smiles
  • Walking in naked on a bath
  • Bath with cute imouto
  • Parents who are never home
  • Girl who makes male lead breakfast and lunch
  • Pervert male friend
  • Male going to all girls school
  • Meidos
  • Meidos who instantly fall in love with male lead for no apparent reason
  • Weird mascot animal
  • Dere-dere —> tsun tsun
  • Daughter of the principal

Gah. But really, this is all beside the point. The reason Mashiroiro fails so miserably is that I couldn’t care less about the characters. The male lead is a soulless stand-in for the viewer, and the females are defined by a single trait and hair color. This first episode may have been even worse than Hoshizora’s. Dropped with prejudice.

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14 thoughts on “Mashiroiro Symphony — First Impression

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of tropes laid out for the first episode.

    And remember: If it’s even a tad worse than Yosuga no Sora, any eroge adaptation ain’t worth buying.

  2. Yeah, this is about 100x worse than Hoshizora, given it is 100x more boring and with a tsundere lead.

    I like VN adapts like True Tears and H2O, but the more recent ones seem a lot less interesting and more generic. Dropped…

    1. They can be good when done right, but it’s pretty rare, at least among the romance focused VNs. Higurashi was awesome (although technically it’s a “sound” novel or something), True Tears was excellent, and so was Stein’s; Gate.

      1. Yeah. I might not call True Tears or SG excellent, but they were pretty good. There’s also Nanoha series.

  3. There’s also the opening monologue, which shows this is a very deep and philosophical series. With symbolism!!!

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