I actually don’t remember what I was thinking when I first started watching Polar Bear’s Cafe some forty or so weeks ago. There must have been something that caught my eye. Was it the talking animals or perhaps the tasty cafe food? Well, whatever it was I’m glad I stayed.
You know what Polar Bear’s Cafe reminds me of? A comedy centered Aria. I think it’s because I go in expecting to smile and it has never let me down. It’s got great characters (llama is pure genius, I bow before the llama over lord), a humor that hits me right in the funny bone (in a good way), and it’s even got a dash of Romance. What more could I need in the spiritual successor of my favorite anime ever?
The one thing that I’m hoping happens as Polar Bear’s Cafe winds down is some serious character development. Aria had it in spades during its final season, which caused me to not only care for the characters more, it was what caused me to ball my eyes out during the final episodes. It was watching these characters grow and achieve their goals that made Aria so brilliant. I want to see Llama get the recognition he deserves, I want Penguin and Handa to get their girl, I want Wolf to have success in his new job and I want Polar Bear to be there for all of his patrons and friends just like he always has.
- Seriously, bow down now.