Hakumei to Mikochi – Premiere First Impression (Evil Anime-tion)
Cute girls live in the woods and are tiny.
While Hakumei is cheerful, outgoing and prefers to be outside, Mikochi is more introverted and prefers to stay indoors. These differences will set the tone for their friendship. Riding on insects and birds, creating tools from the forest and living their normal lives, day to day chores can be the biggest adventure in a small world full of wonders. – ANN
CVoyage: I’ll be honest, dude. I got nothin’.
EvilBob: What, you didn’t like it?
CVoyage: I mean, it was… fine?
EvilBob: Yeah. It wasn’t bad per se, but there isn’t really much to talk about, here. It’s basically exactly what it says on the tin. A couple of three-inch roommates living in a fantastical tiny society.
CVoyage: Right. But it’s not really as captivating as, say, Mahoutsukai no Yome. It doesn’t make much of a deal out of the fantastical stuff. It really is just a slice of life. Which is certainly fine, but…
EvilBob: Doesn’t give us a lot to go on.
CVoyage: If I’m honest, I just kinda felt myself occasionally drifting off. Not to sleep or anything. My mind just started wandering to other things.
EvilBob: You mean like when the new Dagashi Kashi would premiere?
CVoyage: Yep. Which, by the way, is probably gonna be a delay-cast, instead of Simulca- wait. Y’see? Right here. We’re more interested in talking about that than we are about the thing we’re actually here to talk about. Yet I can’t say I was disappointed to have spent some time watching it. It was pretty, for certain. And the two characters are plenty likable, which does matter.
EvilBob: I think the issue is that this is something you just have to be in the mood for. You don’t just sit down and watch it. You turn this on after you’ve had a rough day or just gotten finished with an emotionally taxing series. It’s a cooldown anime.
CVoyage: Yeah, I can see that. Charming little stories with pretty visuals and cute characters, but no real plot or real character development to worry about. No real intrigue to the world they live in. It really is just there to relax while watching. Which may be why my mind wandered so much. I was already fairly relaxed when I sat down to view it. Perhaps if I watch it again in a different emotional state, it’ll be more like a breath of fresh air.
EvilBob: Well, this is probably going to be our shortest collab article yet, but… yeah. That’s all I’ve got, really. I’d say that, as long as you’re in the right mood to watch it, Hakumei to Mikochi is about as Evil as… a Killer Robot Army (8).
CVoyage: It’s basically the epitome of Easy Viewing, though with that odd caveat of something you have to be in the headspace to watch and really appreciate. Not like a bunch of other series, which are equally enjoyable whenever you decide to watch them. Still, certainly not bad. Still. If you want something a bit higher energy, maybe try his reviews of Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san.
EvilBob: So… yeah. That’s basically it.
CVoyage: Yup. Oh, but if they wanna catch this, for themselves, it streams Fridays on HIDIVE at 8:30am EST.
EvilBob: And that’s all we’ve got for you on this, people.
CVoyage: As usual, thanks for reading, folks. Keep up the awesome.
EvilBob: And keep it classy.
CVoyage: Take care.