The reason why I decided to write about this anime is because I believe this anime should have been horror but creators didn’t consider it one.
* This is my thoughts on the anime, I haven’t read the light novels yet !
May contain spoilers
I will be stating my opinion so if you don’t agree, please be polite and comment them.
Name: Denpa-teki na kanojo
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, School
Studio: Brain’s Base
Delinquent Juu Juuzawa is a lone wolf who does not see much use in befriending people. So when a girl named Ame Ochibana claims they are linked together from their previous lives, he is highly skeptical and doesn’t want anything to do with her. Even stranger is that her fondest wish is to be his servant. Thinking that Ame must be delusional, he tries to distance himself from her. But when a classmate is murdered, Juu instead decides to keep her close, believing the strange girl to be the culprit. However, her intelligence and skill begin to prove invaluable as the two begin working together to solve the murder.
Before talking about the plot, let me be honest, I believe this anime deserves a full season. But they only made two 40 minute episodes. Between all the ecchi and Harem anime I watch every season this anime was a fresh show. If you don’t like psychological anime, this show isn’t for you. As a person who loves the psychological genre, I seriously enjoyed these two episodes! Anyways, let’s talk about the plot. This series was an ova; so each episode was about different mysterious situations. The main story is about a delinquent named Juu and a mysterious girl named Ame who approached him in a weird way. By weird I mean seriously weird. She called Juu his master and she believes she has to protect and serve him at all costs. Juu doesn’t like befriending people so he doesn’t want to do anything with her. In the first episode, we see a bunch of murders taking place. One night, one of his classmates got murdered and Juu decided to find the murderer. The second episode was about people destroying other people’s happiness to gain it themselves. I won’t spoil anything because two episodes isn’t long enough for me to talk about. What I can say is that this anime is really interesting and I seriously loved all the plot twists! That’s all well and good, but why do I believe this should classify as a horror anime? The first reason is the plot and murders happening. I didn’t include the gif of the murders because they could be a bit too hardcore. But I swear the murders and how crazy they were, weren’t any different from the horror genre animes I’ve watched.
The second reason this anime deserves to be a horror anime is its characters. Ame, one of the main characters, is a perfect example. She was very mysterious and I enjoyed every second of her screen time. At first, I didn’t really like her, but later on, I started to adore her. She is smart and has the ability to solve mysteries. She thinks fast and knows how to use her brain. Ame’s personality and characteristics make her perfect for a horror anime. Juu, another main character, got on my nerves a bit. He was one of those main characters that doesn’t do anything; but takes all the credit. He basically had no idea what’s going on and left everything to Ame. I wish he had more character development, but again two episodes isn’t enough for any major change. Even though he wasn’t that good, he could still be used as a sacrifice in a horror anime!
This anime had some amazing supportive characters, specially Ame’s friends. They were really helpful and there for her. They didn’t have enough screen time, but the moments that were focused on them we see how amazing they are. They will fit perfectly in a horror anime specially with their fighting skills and brave personality. The villains this anime had were really interesting. They were normal people who had been through a lot and as a psychological fan, I seriously enjoyed this aspect. The characters this anime had, except for Ame and her friends, were really realistic.
For a two episode ova series, the art looked stunning. I found the animation really smooth and I seriously liked how everything was animated. Character designs were amazing and the gore scenes were animated flawlessly. The gore scenes were so good that I even thought this anime is horror, but then I noticed it doesn’t have horror in its genre tag. The color pallet used in this anime was kinda bright; so that’s the only thing that’s not too fitting for a horror anime.
The voice acting was amazing; specially Ame. The OST, original sound track, were amazing as well. They fit the thriller and mysterious aspect of the anime perfectly. The episodes I watched didn’t have an opening, but they did had an ending. The ending was really relaxing and I can listen to it 24/7. It didn’t have a music video, but the music itself was just perfect!
I seriously enjoyed this anime specially for it’s plot. I wish it had more episodes! This anime is suited to be a horror anime because of the perfect plot and the characters. The color pallet should be darker to be suited for horror anime, but other than that, even the art is suited for a decent horror anime. Anyways watch this anime! This anime is really underrated and needs way more attention!!