I for one have never tried mochi, but after watching a bit of KyoAni’s latest I’m more curious then ever. Of course it certainly helps that there’s a dash of slice of life and a pinch of romance, but the main course of this first episode was probably bird. Dera Mochimazzi was something I never expected from a slice of life show from KyoAni but it certainly opens up this show for many possibilities.
Honestly, I have to say I’ve never seen such a faster switch between genres. One moment I was watching a show about three friends, one of which who lives in a shopping district as a Mochi Makers daughter, and the next she’s all the sudden trailed by this fabulous max bird whose probably a bit to puffed up for his own good.
It was a surprise, along with Daisuke Ono, my favorite male voice actor, playing an extremely feminine florist (girly boy or girl with a deep voice, any guesses?) and what about that ending. Other then that vague plot thread about finding a bride for the prince this show could go so many ways. Its about everything and nothing all at once. Usually though that’s what the makers of K-on are best at. This first episode may have not had me grinning quite like the first episode of K-On but the force is with this one.
First we’ve got Tamako, our charming and somewhat airy lead, whose searching for a long lost song while at the same working her butt off at her family’s mochi store. Then we have the rival family’s son, Mochizou, who’s got a thing for Tamako (cutest potential couple of the year). Lastly we have the bird himself and the thing that ties them all together, Mochi.
- that ending song though, I must have listened to it fifty times already. I guess one more time won’t hurt then.