Demi-chan wa Kataritai [Review]
“Tetsuo Takahashi is a teacher working at Shibasaki High School and specializing in the physiological studies of demi-humans. His students include Hikari Takanashi, a vampire and lover of tomato juice; Kyōko Machi, a dullahan; and Yuki Kusakabe, a Snow Women. The school also employs math teacher Sakie Satō, a succubus.” -ANN
Looking like another Monster Musume type show, I decided to give it a try! Only to find that it’s something much more innocent, heartfelt, and overall a happy feel-good type of anime! Demi-chan wa Kataritai is one I’ll love to rewatch, again and again, it’s just that great!
Typically with anime like this, the entire series is set into blocks dedicating certain episodes for each heroine, like girl 1 gets episodes 1 through 3 or something along those lines. In Demi-chan wa Kataritai there are no dedicated episodes. The girls come up to Takahashi Sensei when they run into a problem, so one episode it could be about Hikari, one after about Machi, and the next is the both of them and then back to Hikari. The story itself flows a lot better when the story isn’t proportioned out to each individual but focused on the group as a whole. This allows all the girls to be always relevant to the story and more memorable!
Artwork & Animation:
I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again! The character design is fantastic, each taking into consideration the type of demi-chan they are and also not everyone is the same type of build. Machi being a dullahan, has slightly larger arms than Hikari and Yuki so because she’s required to hold her head when moving around! Little details like that get me excited! The background sceneries are quite nice as well, there’s a nice simplicity that also implies depth, allowing the viewer to understand the setting without much detail.
The detail that goes into each demi-chan is the coolest thing in the anime. For example, did you know that dullahan potentially have black holes inside of their bodies? There’s a dimension distortion in which their necks reside which allows the transfer of food and air from their heads to their bodies! Not only is this interesting, but it also gives us a glimpse into how the demi-chan’s actually live out their lives and the troubles that they go through to live in a regular human society. Makes you understand and feel more compassionate to the character themselves. And that makes you watch the anime on a much more personal level.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
Trysail performing the OP was an excellent choice! ED is also very catchy tune! Yoko Hikasa, a veteran voice actor, really brings Sakie Satō to life with those hilarious sounds when she’s around Takahashi Sensei!!
I loved this show and hope that it comes back so that I can see more demi-chans!!
Overall: Score 10
Perfect feel good anime for veterans and newcomers. Easy to watch and super fluffy!