Short impressions for a short show.
This series was on my sleeper list, but that was before I realized it was going to be a 5-minute anime. I’ve enjoyed some short form series a lot, but developing strong characters is basically an impossibility in this format, and this premise – gag manga or not – seems an odd fit for it.
The premiere is fine, for what it is. We two sets of older sister/younger brother siblings, the first being Chiko and Chika Shinmoto (Yamamoto Nozomi, Ohsaka Ryouta) and the second Mako and Mao Saitou (Kayano Ai, Ishikawa Kaitou). The sisters are third-year high-schoolers, the brothers second-years. Each has their own quirks, but things fly by so fast that I have a hard time remembering which quirk belongs to which kid. Chiko is certainly an otome but denies it, and wonders why she isn’t more popular like Mako. Mao seems interested in being paid to laze around and do nothing. But apart from that it’s all a blur.
I could see this turning out to be an amusing trifle, but no more than that. I like the character designs and the cast is obviously strong, and there’s some comedic potential in the slice-of-life approach. But with this amount of time to work with, nothing is going to be developed beyond a superficial level. If they become available I’ll watch the next few episodes to see how things progress.