Thursday 19 September 2013

A-Channel Episodes 1-12

A-Channel Episodes 1-12 Directed by Manabu Ono, Produced by Studio Gokumi

Tooru passes her entrance exams to enter a new school but when she goes to the house of her childhood friend, Run, she has an awkward first encounter with Run’s new friends. Thus begins a new daily life for Tooru.

Based on a 4-panel comic that’s currently running in a seinen (men’s) comic anthology, A-Channel suffers from the same problems many of the titles in its genre suffer from: relatively little character development and virtually zero plot to speak of even by comedy entertainment’s standards. The show has the occasional serious moment but they are few and far between. The show is also largely forgettable; for the most part it falls into the realm of disposable entertainment.

 A-Channel has a few positive points: for fans of yuri there’s enough content here to ease the boredom. The show is also largely unobjectionable,  though there are a few moments uncomfortable moments. There’s a direct to dvd show called A-Channel + Smile though it presently available legally in North America to my knowledge. In conclusion A-Channel may be a decent show to stave off boredom though frankly there’s much better content available.

Rating: 6/10

A-Channel is currently streaming on the Anime Network and is available on home video in North America from Sentai Filmworks.

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