Hokkaido Gals are Super Adorable Review — C

Our main character moves to Hokkaido and finds out.

I’m not sure why this show got so much hype in the circles I run in. I’ve certainly seen worse, but it was ultimately pretty forgettable. I did appreciate how the setting was slightly different (in Hokkaido) with a different type of female lead, but aside from that it was a thin veneer over the harem anime of the past. A few other things also make it better than these used to be: the main character has a clear preference for one of the girls, and the main character is close to the typical bland protagonist but has a few remaining vestiges of a personality.

It was fine.

  • Storytelling – C – Keeps it simple.
  • Voice – C – Feels generic with minor changes from the usual formula.
  • Characters – B – Pretty decent for the type of show they’re in.
  • Attention Grab – C – I finished even if I wasn’t that enthusiastic.
  • Production – C – Looks fine.
  • Overall – C

Recommendations – Bisque Doll

One thought on “Hokkaido Gals are Super Adorable Review — C

  1. It seems like it relies more on the relationships, which can feel like it doesn’t do as much except that it’s meant to be more a slow burn versus a major change every episode (which would be a few chapters, I think it’s monthly manga wise)

    Much of the series presents what is kind of just a solid piece, but we don’t get as much as we could of the larger story. The lead’s grandmother was underutilized, same with Sagiri versus Rena and Fuyuki. Not sure we ever saw the Minami patriarch, but the implication is he’s probably like Shiki anyway. The little sister could’ve been involved more.

    An ensemble cast like this can definitely suffer, which is why it’s hard to maintain that roster and rotate them into story relevant stuff, especially if it’s a harem like this. We NEver Learn had potential because it had a smaller cast (or comparable to this one), yet it incorporated everyone better. Sad we’re not meant to get any more, the ending was kind of intended to be open ended, much like the manga was if you ever get to it (spoiler, multiverse, basically it doesn’t even matter ultimately)

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