With the exception of the occasional Studio Ghibli film, it’s been many years since I’ve watched anime, or Japanese animation. Over the weekend, I was introduced to a few series that are currently tearing up the airwaves over in the Land of the Rising Sun. Most did not appeal to me, as I am over ridiculous hair, elegant gothic lolitas, panty thieves, multi-episode training montages, and eyes the size of Jupiter. However, there was one show that piqued my interest: Wakako-zake. I binge watched every available episode, and I thought it would be worth sharing with our Monster gang.
Why do I recommend this show when (I’m pretty sure) no one here is an anime fan? Well, let’s look at the croosh deets (sorry).
- The premise: A show about a girl in her mid-twenties that escapes the tribulations of single adult life by enjoying the simple pleasures of food and alcohol.
- An interesting art style
- The perfect 80’s working girl sitcom opening theme.
- Each episode is 2 minutes long, i.e. 4 cat videos. An entire season is shorter than one episode of Modern Family.
Here are a few episodes to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.
I’ve been on this site long enough to believe that I know what most of you like, and I think you may find this series to be a pleasant diversion. If I’m wrong, feel free to cut me in half with your ridiculously sized sword.