URAHARA

Average Rating

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (6)
3.3
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27 votes
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  • 15 out of 19 people found this review helpful:
    You will either like this, or you won't.
    Because it's amazingly surreal. It is many other things as well; Cute, fun, and sweet - But what it is primarily is surreal. It's as if someone watched "Yellow Submarine" while high, and then decided to make a tellytubbies/Devil survivor mashup that was kid-friendly.
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    This is not mahou-shoujo
    I think that this series is very polarizing. For me, it harkens back to surrealist series like FLCL, though admittedly lighter in tone. It's a very bizarre trip through a visually stunning world. I like that the characters are riffs on arch-types and that the series isn't moe or fanservice-y. Honestly, if you're ready to suspend disbelief and enjoy the oddness, this show is fun to watch from ...
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  • 8 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Fresh art style, annoying characters
    The art style is nice and fresh, but the plot is really dry and boring. Characters don't feel real and indulge in an excess of pretentious, ego-inflating dialog. If the dialog was written more realistically, and not like a jumbled mess, I may have liked this more.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I love everything about this
    Super cute artstyle, super cute characters, super cute setting, super cute storyline, super cute everything! You'll know almost as soon as you start watching if this show is for you, and if it is, you'll love it. However, if you're looking for some dark, psychological, deep anime this probably isn't for you. If you're looking for cute girls doing cute things in a cute world, click play already!
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  • 7 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderfully Weird, Weirdly Wonderful!
    So, some alien critters show up and start stealing Earth's cultural treasures, prompting three high school girls to fight back and defend their own cultural oasis, Harajuku. Oh, and they get a bit of extra help from a young (alleged) escaped alien abductee and her talking pet fried shrimp. Yes, her talking pet fried shrimp. Keeping up? Because I love this, all of it! You see, I get tired of ...
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  • Absolutely Wonderful & Absolutely Cute
    The series is absolutely wonderful and absolutely cute. I loved the series as I enjoyed watching it. This anime is about three high school girls were hailing together to fighting against aliens in Harajuku. Rito wants to make a cute art, Mari wants to be popular, and Kotoko wants to become friends with them like the others. I love these characters so much, because I adored to them. Also, I love ...
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  • Keep a 2 episode buffer
    I think that not everyone will like the art style, but I like that it is cute and fluffy. You should be able to tell if you like this by the end of the first episode.

    The first few episodes sets an expectation that there will be struggle but not defeat, it feels safe. Later that expectation is subverted, for example:
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  • Simplistic sweetness
    I feel like this series is a statement about the recent changes in Harajuku. There has even been talk of Harajuku dying, as small, eccentric shops are being closed and replaced by international chains. Various artists have already made appeals for people to continue living in the colorful and creative Harajuku spirit - even if Harajuku, as we know it, ceases to exist - and now we have an anime ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Why did Crunchyroll post this?
    Very colorful, kinda magic-girls-fight-space-monsters in freaky future Tokyo. I know that I'm not the target viewer. I'm also, not sure what crowd this series was aimed at, but I hope they got away. One important thing to mention: the mascot thingy is a sentient tempura fried shrimp. I guess the remaining fuzzy-cat-dog-rabbit-aardvark-jackalopes were copyrighted.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Weird, overstylized, but not without its merits
    While I can't say this show is in any way amazing, it's definitely heavily underrated and misunderstood. Sadly, the authors can only blame themselves for that, as the first few episodes really aren't that appealing, while all the interesting and engaging stuff shows up around the middle of the season. Urahara's horrible scores on sites like Myanimelist are both unfair and rather understandable - ...
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