Sketchbook episode 1 – Full Colors – Full of laughs?


Well, not quite. It’s a quieter version than a lot of “slice of life” shows/comedies (how many slices of life can one have? Har har har har). I’m not a big fan of piano music or classical music, but from I heard, the music is nice.

Mike will like this one. Makino Yui, the pianist turned seiyuu, acts and sings and plays the piano in this one.

Also, this one isn’t terribly exciting, but it sure is nice and calm. Adding some characters with interesting little quirks, especially when it comes to drawing, and well, we have another quiet little school comedy/possibly drama on our hands.

I do have to admit, I was bored for the first half. I got some chuckles but nothing impressed me much. The animation does look like in fact, purposely simplified in some scenery shots to make it look like art work with water color or painting or something, but nothing apparent.

Of course, I wasn’t super impressed with Azumanga Daioh either when I saw the first episode. But it was faster paced (if that’s even applicable) than Sketchbook. Still, the character quirkiness in this show is interesting enough.

Once again, it’s not the main character that’s the most interesting, but the others. The girl, Sora, in fact doesn’t even speak much, and have an obsession with capturing images only on sketchbooks.

The fun part about this show, is that everyone has an obsession or a quirky trait. It kind of feels like Honey and Clover (from the 1 and half episode I saw), but it’s way more serene.

No recommendation on this one since this is usually not my territory. I think Mike will write more about this one later. But give it a try if you like some quiet laughs and a peaceful school life.

Author: Ray

I'm a hardcore Anime Fan and I'm proud of it. I know so many things and I've acquired so much knowledge you wouldn't believe. But my love is anime. I've been drifting in this world for so long that I don't even know what an anchor means. I've seen so many shows that I've lost count. The only thing I'm sure of myself is that I care for the lowly and disenfranchised. I hate the rich and powerful and I love what I do, or what I can do. I like anime and I don't mind watching different types of shows. I have experience in different types of Japanese animation. I would be called an "expert" in a bizzaro world. One day, I'd like to start a revolution. I love the US, pizza, beer, sashimi, Chinese food, and steak. But I love freshly baked bread more than a well-aged steak. In reality, if I were born Japanese I'd be a real, hardcore Otaku. I love to love and I can hate strongly. I'm passionate in nature and I don't mind shedding tears. I can be reached at rayyhum777 at animediet. My Twitter is rayyhum777 at twitter.

3 thoughts on “Sketchbook episode 1 – Full Colors – Full of laughs?

  1. Sure is! Amusing enough and the characters are fun enough to keep me occupied. A quieter version of Azumanga Daioh, I hope.

  2. i (heart) the anime cause i love to draw and everything sketch but not plants and stuff more anime stuff!! and i am kinda shy not like over the top like her ^_^ hehheeh

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