Thermae Romae Review — B

A roman architect travels through the drains of bath into the future to Japan, where he learns advanced bathing techniques from the “flat-faced slaves.”

This actually turned out pretty well. If they’d tried to extend it any longer, I would have tired of the premise. But with the equivalent of three full length episodes, the show managed to keep my attention with new ideas and keep the show fresh.

The animation consists of cardboard cutouts moving around, but who cares. It was funny while it lasted.

  • Storytelling – A – Funny and witty.
  • Voice – A – Undeniably unique.
  • Characters – C – Simply vehicles for the jokes.
  • Attention Grab – B – Too short to lose interest.
  • Production – B – Terrible animation, excellent music.
  • Overall – B

Recommendations – Detroit Metal City, Yakitatte Japan

6 thoughts on “Thermae Romae Review — B

  1. Lo-lo-loved this mini show. You’re right, though, about the length being just right. I really look forward to posting my own thoughts about it when I get a sec.
    I about die laughing when he popped up at the bathroom appliance store and confused the poor sales girl.

  2. I enjoyed the first episode, but a bunch of naked old guys isn’t something I look forward to. I’m surprised that it’s over already, I still have to do my post on first impressions for the season.

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