Cloverworks managed to put up one hell of a show that feel blew up far more than they thought it would.
Or maybe they put all their eggs in Marin’s basket knowing how nice the manga was to begin with.
This is really overdue and it makes even less sense that I have so little to even say about it to warrant the tardiness of this.
Man, when was the last time I got to talk about seasonal anime like this? It’s good to be back especially when I have something I want to say. Although, truth be told, I just felt that it would be wrong of me to not talk about since I did watch it until the end. The actual reason I wanted to talk about this right now was because I watched some new Spring shows and wanted to talk about them right the hell now and Bisque Doll is standing in my way.
And even more truth be told, I don’t have much to say about it but when Clover Works putts in the effort, they really nailed it. These are the guys who made that awful Persona 5 animation and handled the FGO Babylon anime, two series I’ve talked about before and the sheer amount of quality in Bisque Doll is staggering.
I also feel weird being the only person who refers to it as Bisque Doll and not its localized title which I’m not too fond of. Anyways, I already said there’s little to say because the adaptation is fairly spot on. I thought the visuals were wonderful and the mannersisms were captured perfectly by the voice work. Apparently Gojou’s voice actor was challenged to actually make Shizuku’s outfit because he’s into that like Gojou is so I appreciated how even there, it feels appropriate.
I have gleaned from some other people who liked the show that they were a bit turned off from the gratuitous fanservice girl Marin is shown off as but I think they should have gotten the commitment to her being the show girl when her first cosplay was of an eroge heroine. Oh well, nature of the beast. I was personally concerned with how they were running out of episodes to fully “show off” all the outfits previewed in the OP and wouldn’t you know it, they got through them at a decent pace. They even ended things off with “that” scene at the love hotel but still had the time to end the adaptation properly with a more heartwarming and less horny note.
I think what really charmed me to this adaptation was how sweet the ED was, definitely had me thinking and coming back to the series to see it over and over. Coming back to finish this short recap off, it’s a bit weird seeing how quickly Marin and the series phased out of mind in favor of the newer brand of memes like with how people immediately jumped on Spy x Family. Clover Works seems to have pulled out a ton of their stops to make the series as gorgeous as it did and despite the previous sentence, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ever got a Season 2. I mean, if fucking Kanojo Okarishimasu can get one, this should be able to too. I should go see if the manga advanced anywhere at all.