Friday, June 29, 2018

ANIME REVIEW: Ojisan and Marshmallow

Ojisan and Marshmallow is a series of short 2-3 minute clips  about two office workers, a tall overweight man who loves  marshmallows and the woman who loves him. It's cute and sweet
as she uses all sorts of marshmallow tactics to show him her feelings and get him to reciprocate while fending off any other suiters. She's quite aggressive and assertive, but in a playful way, however (SPOILER) he mistakes this for her teasing him because "how could someone like her ever like someone like him" (awwwwwwww heart heart so cute!).

It's basically a gag show, but a cute one, and one about adults which also makes it refreshing. It's pretty endearing and I like that it also presents someone overweight as lovable. If only we could get a show where instead of an overweight man being lovable (which we've seen in several US sitcoms) we would get a skinny man and an overweight woman in the leads further diversifying the body type representation in media.

That being said, no one show can solve all the social justice ills, and this is a pretty cute little show. Watching all the episodes back to back on crunchyroll only took about 40 minutes total, so it's not a big commitment, but worth your time. I give this show a 7/10 "Recommended" rating. Now when will they make a show about someone obsessed with gummy bears?


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