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Miss Monochrome The Animation – 01

「#01 FALL」

LIDEN FILMS, with Aiura and Senyuu. behind them, have a reasonably good track record when it comes to adapting short anime. In fact, as they are one of the few who actually make short anime of such quality, they are slowly becoming a recognized studio which fills a certain niche–short (properly animated) comedies.

Miss Monochrome is no real exception to their trend–it has that air of randomness and absurdity that has pervaded their past two works. Despite being an advertisement of Horie Yui’s creation of Miss Monochrome, it brings some absurd surprises that exceed what was sure majority contempt and fairly low expectations.

Now, this show isn’t breaking any barriers, but it does give us the kind of flavor we come to expect from LINDEN. The random Roomba as a servant, the sudden loss of a fortune because of a sudden about-face of one of the first characters introduced, and of course the wordplay on ‘manager’, all of it gives current short comedy fans what they’ve been getting (wait did I just summarize the plot?) these past few seasons and keeps people on their toes.

If you’ve lowered your expectations of this show close to the ground, but have a slight curiosity to watch, I’d give today’s episode a try. Though it’s no Senyuu., and while the voice acting and animation aren’t anything of wow quality, the unpredictability of where this show is going, if you’re looking for another production from LINDEN, then check this out–this short series isn’t so bad for what it is.

 

ED Sequence

ED: 「ポーカフェイス」 (Poker Face) by Miss Monochrome

October 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm
26 comments »
  • October 1, 2013 at 9:08 pmL002

    shortest anime ever in Randomc history.

    • October 1, 2013 at 10:21 pmSortedeVaras

      Well really what more is there to say?

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:09 pmCOOLGUY

    More moe and loli, shit. NEXT!!!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:10 pmDigitalFowl

    It’s no Teekyu either, which has also done a decent job not constantly being a ‘LOL, RANDUM XD’ show.

    Miss Monochrome isn’t groundbreaking or amazing, but it’s also not unwatchable. I’ll give it enother episode or two and see if it’s going to get funny or stay as plain looking as her name implies.

    …I need to stop with the jokes.

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm†sooɹɔ†

    No screen cap for this!?
    :(

    • October 1, 2013 at 10:02 pmTheMoondoggie

      *the chestplate looks like closed eyes

      Can’t… unsee… need… Brain Bleach….

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:49 pmstarss

    Welcome to the Fall season, everybody!

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:03 pmIslidox

    Robotic Horie voice – HNNNNNNNGH~

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:15 pmMelz

    Lol at the cute genki girl stealing all of Monochrome’s money!

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:39 pmZen

    Well, a good 5 minute time killer to watch over breakfast or something, I suppose…

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:01 pmAnomaly

    It’s better if Horie just gave her voicebank to crypton media for the birth of a new vocaloid.

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:13 pmGuardian Enzo

    Zani, as left-handed compliments go “It’s no Senyuu” is right up there with the best. ;-)

  • October 2, 2013 at 1:14 ambrajt

    Still don’t know if I’ll ever dare to watch the next episode, but I don’t regret trying that out. I think the show would be even better if the jokes were a bit more absurd.

  • October 2, 2013 at 2:33 amHammerheadcruiser

    just watched the first episode and it was…mildly entertaining I guess.

  • October 2, 2013 at 3:51 amZephyr

    19.3 BILLION YEN!

    • October 2, 2013 at 9:18 amZanibas

      THAT’S ALMOST TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS!

      What is this, an Austin Powers movie!?

    • October 3, 2013 at 8:49 amVaan

      Think of all the Eroges you can buy! ¥_¥

  • October 2, 2013 at 6:20 amTechim

    You know, after attending Danny Choo’s Culture Japan Convention in Penang, Malaysia, I recently started having an interest in figurines, figmas, nendoroids, vocaloids, etc..
    That concert-like ED sequence gets a thumbs up for cementing my interest to watch this series till its end. :3

    Hmm, with Miss Monochrome’s non-angry personality & that robot vacuum, was anyone reminded of Hanekawa Tsubasa from Monogatari? I know I was.

    Btw, this link here should be Miss Monochrome’s debut appearance at a concert, that led to the creation of this anime..
    http://bit.ly/19kzZwh
    Poster is the legit KingRecords, so its a good vid :)

  • October 2, 2013 at 6:45 amPrimeHector

    I was laughing when it said that she disappeared.

  • October 2, 2013 at 10:02 amAiras

    Is it me or Horie Yui voice seems a little bit robotic?

    • October 2, 2013 at 10:07 am†sooɹɔ†

      It’s because it is her voice. It’s just that her voice is turned into Vocaloid.

      • October 2, 2013 at 11:17 pmBenigmatica

        That reminds me when Hocchan performed the PapaKiki Ending “Coloring”. She sounds like a vocaloid.

        And that last screencap, isn’t that her previous work before becoming a voice actress?

  • October 2, 2013 at 10:53 amJason Isenberg

    Damn that ending! This show needs to be more than 4 minutes though because I’m enjoying it :(

  • October 2, 2013 at 12:23 pmSol

    Meh. Give me more Higepiyo instead of some moe seiyu promotional vid.

  • October 2, 2013 at 11:40 pmtsukioniisan

    Kinda reminds me of REC for some reason.

  • October 3, 2013 at 10:28 amSkattack

    Does Horie have a thing for Roombas? First with Hankekawa and now this.