Hinako Note #01 — Pica Chew

March 17th, 2017

Who has a stealth bomber bath toy?

This is an upcoming Spring show that had an early broadcast on NicoNico.


And it is atrocious, but that really doesn't come as a huge surprise since the director here spent a long time bouncing between garbage near pornography (see: Cosprayers project) and straight up pornography. It's compounded by being based on a 4-panel comic, so every joke is a breathy girl making a face or doing something slightly unusual, and then having a character announce that. And I cannot understate how painful it is to listen to these mental invalids prattle insipidly on. I don't know what's wrong with these voice actors. Maybe the director told them all to talk like their sinuses were clogged by an elephant. Nasally, breathy, shrill obnoxiousness all around.

But anyway, the content, and what content it is. No wait, I said that wrong. What is the content? Girl shows up. Meets a couple other girls. Wanders around. The end. There's no story here, and the depth of the characters can only be measured in picometers, so that leaves what? The humor? Yeah, right. The protagonist is confused and birds land on her head. The joke is then some passerbys go "Look, that girl is confused and birds landed on her head. That's so cute." But if you think that's the end of the joke, you're wrong. You see, she used to pretend to be a scarecrow, which is why birds perch on her. Such precociousness. Get ready for that joke at least another half dozen times this episode alone. The height of the humor is that one of the girls eats paper. That's it. That's her whole thing. And yet, it seems like comic genius compared to "girl who likes to dress like a maid, but is not a maid." Richard Pryor, eat your heart out.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Jessica says:

    Oh god. I didn’t expect much from Hinako Note, but that sounds really bad. Really, really unbearable-to-watch bad. The art is pretty, but from the sounds of it, I think I’ll drop it at one episode, just to do my initial impressions post. OTL Were there at least any good jokes with Kuina? That was the only character who sounded interesting to me.

    • Aroduc says:

      The book eating thing was… I guess the closest thing to approaching a chuckle, but after that, she basically only existed to provide exposition/introduction to the other characters.

  • jgoi says:

    Can’t be asssd to give a damn about moe unless it has

    1. Tons of ecchi
    2. /Is Nichijou

  • onlyoldfagswillgetthis says:

    >Who has a stealth bomber bath toy?
    Akarin bath toy?