Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san [Review]
- Studios: Doga Kobo
- Source: Web manga
- Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Romance
- Synopsis: “The everyday life of Nakano, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, is suddenly intruded upon by the fox, Senko-san (800-year-old little girl). Whether it be cooking or cleaning, she’ll heal his exhaustion with her tender care.” -Myanimelist
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san is what would expect from a traditional slice-of-life. But there’s a magic about it that makes it better than the rest. The tranquility that is Senko-san creates this airy atmosphere of turning back the time and being a child once more: to be spoiled by your parents, or lay around and play games all day, or to have a home-cooked meal. But while this great atmosphere that the show sets up is nice, it also hints at a much larger overarching element focuses purely on the relationship between Seiko-san and Nakano which lacks the attention it deserved,
Artwork & Animation:
Though simple, the art is relaxing and fluid. A lot of attention was brought to the food and activities that Senko-san and Nakano took part of in each episode. Once again focusing on that airiness that the story exudes. Though overall, it could’ve done a bit better with the art.
With a small cast, it was easy to get to know each of the characters. The development focused more on Nakano and Senko-san and leaves the characters out there for interpretation. With that said there’s still a good amount of development for the entirety of the cast.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
The music is nothing short of magical. The soundtrack hits the sweet spot between traditional Japanese music and modern orchestral pieces. It has a playfulness and magical atmosphere that embodies what the show is all about: relaxation and youthfulness. One of the best soundtracks I’ve heard in a long time.
I enjoyed the mofumofu *ahem* Senko-san and how peaceful the entire show was. It was an easy watch in-between the story-driven shows that I’m watching.
While there are certain story elements that weren’t emphasized enough and a simple art style throughout, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san still manages to be a great show. Through its tranquil soundtrack and peaceful setting, Senko-san is an easy-going show that will have you thinking back to the good old days.
Best Girl: Senko-san
I mean, if you’ve seen the show, you’ll know exactly why Senko-san won this one. While the rest of the girls are also great in their own way, it’s Senko-san’s care and attention that wins it all.
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