Jingai-san no Yome – Anime Preview
Synopsis: Hinowa Tomari, a completely ordinary high school boy, is summoned by his homeroom teacher one day and informed that he’s been selected to become the wife of a mysterious creature called Kanenogi. Despite their uncertainty, the new couple registers their marriage… and starts a surprisingly happy new life together?! And thus the sugary-sweet married life of the soft, fluffy Jingai-san and the ordinary high school boy begins! (Official Crunchyroll synopsis.)
1st Episode Review (Warning: Minor Spoilers to Follow):
Short-form anime can be difficult to judge based off just one episode, particularly series that clock in at under 5 minutes. It’s not a lot to go on. But Jingai takes this to the extreme. While the episode clocks in at 3 Minutes, there’s only one minute of actual story content! Jingai doesn’t even finish it’s set up. We meet Hinowa Tomari, our average high school boy who’ll come to be wed to the mysterious creature. But the episode doesn’t even finish depicting the first sentence from the official synopsis above. By episode’s end he’s merely summoned to the school office. From there the episode enters a full on opening credits sequence, one as if for a proper twenty-three minute anime. This eats the rest of the run time away.
Besides noting the ho-hum animation, as is common with so many short-form anime, there’s little else to go on. We don’t get any real jokes, despite this being billed as a comedy, or even finish the set up as I mentioned above. Part of me wonders, due to the lengthy credits sequence, if this is a 1 episode OVA that’s been cut into 12 episodes. Either way I can’t recommend this, but I’ll be keeping an eye on the series to see where it ultimately does go. Even if it does turn out to be worth a look, this will probably be an anime that demands a binge watch rather than week to week.
Jingai-san no Yome is available for streaming via Crunchyroll.