School-Live! Review (Anime)

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Plot: “Yuki Takeya loves her school so much that she does not want to ever leave! Megurigaoka Private High School is a unique and lively place where Yuki enjoys her carefree life as a third-year high school student and member of the School Living Club. The club, consisting of the president Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature junior Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru, prides itself on making the most of life at school. However, this illusion of endless bliss is just a bubble waiting to be burst because Yuki is unable to perceive what is truly happening around her”

In a recent Loot Anime a certain item included was the first volume of the manga School-Live! In just two months I’ve become so obsessed that I’ve bought the next 6 volumes, watched the 12 episode anime and have the boxset pre-ordered. So as the obsession is fresh and the series has just been dubbed into English I thought now was as good a time to review it. At first School-Live! seems like your typical cutesy slice-of-life anime but given enough time you’ll see the tone shift and a much darker setting lying in wait.

So before reading here’s a warning, it’s hard to write a review of School-Live! without mentioning certain events that occur within the first episode. If you don’t want any spoilers you should check out the episode before continuing. After that initial twist though of course I’ll be avoiding any other major spoilers.

8
Positives
+ Entertaining well-developed story
+ Solid cast of loveable characters
+ Light-hearted fun but creepy tones keep you on edge
+ Creates a great atmosphere whether it’s light or dark
Negatives
– Some of the happy activities go on to long
– Moe style brings with it some cringe worthy fan service

To read the full article head over to NerdHub.com.

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