Series Name: Comic Party
Now here's something completely different. Without a doubt,
I have never, EVER seen anything like Comic Party. Whether
it be an animated or live action, Comic Party is a breath
of fresh air in a form of entertainment where it seems everything
is starting to look, sound, and feel the same.
The premise behind Comic Party is our main hero, Kazuki,
getting somewhat forced into drawing comics. Not that he doesn't
have the talent, but to him and many other people in this
anime, drawing comics and the whole society' of comics
is rather looked down upon. One of the culprits in the series
is Kazuki's long time friend Mizuki. She constantly gets spooked
by Kazuki's new found hobby, especially the conventions. The
way she sees it, these conventions and drawings are taking
up too much of his time.
One of the stranger reasons that I ended up liking this series
is that while almost every character (and by almost I really
do mean almost) is quite annoying, once you get used to them
and learn about their character you can't help but enjoy their
presence. That's what makes this anime rather hard to watch
at first. All the characters are unique in this series, from
each other and from other series as well, but at the same
time they all have character flaws which make them incredibly
annoying until you get a better understanding of them. The
worst offender is a rival comic creator Emi. She is by far,
one of the most aggravating anime characters I've ever witnessed.
It's not until near the end of the series that I ended up
liking her character simply because you got to understand
her a little more. Plus, having the main group harass her
limited vocabulary added some enjoyment to seeing her on the
Overall, I was completely happy in watching Comic Party.
However, I do also believe it's a niche anime. I can see a
TON of people not liking this anime simply because of the
effort it takes to watch at first as well as its subject matter.
I was enjoying the series by the second episode, however Dan
(Gadget) realised right off the bat that it wasn't for him.
But that's the difference between an art student and a computer
science student I guess. Try it out if you think the subject
matter may apply to you.