Ichigo Mashimaro Encore Anime

May 5th, 2009

Chika and her friends are back and even sillier things than ever before are happening in Ichigo Mashimaro Encore.

Much of what is animated in Encore is from the 6th volume of the manga. If you have read and enjoyed these chapters, you are likely to enjoy them again as animation.

If you don’t care that Miu’s antics can make demons in hell laugh, then you probably won’t care so much. And if you don’t care that Nobue is not their friend, but their gang boss, or that Miu and Chika’s friendship is almost alien in it’s intense weirdness, then, again, you probably don’t want to watch this anime.

But if you are a member of the Miu Fan Club, if you like the idea that Miu and Chika’s relationship surpasses words and has moved on to bizarre ASCII art, if you like the idea that Chika and Miu make a stellar comedy team then you too, will enjoy Encore.

Yuri is low, with one “are we lesbians” gag but despite that, yes, I still think the Miu is a EPL-in training. Call it a gaydar thing. :-)


Art – 7
Story – 8, sometimes 9
Characters – 8
Yuri – 2
Service – 3

Overall – 8

If the world is a good place, someone will license the OVAs and this Encore series and put them out in a box set.

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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    how many ovas are for this one? i want to watch’em now X3

  2. There are 2 out so far.

  3. ajshepherd says:

    But how could you not mention Ana Coppola – custom black edition…?

    Highly enjoyable, although I think the second one in particular had this very wistful feeling to it.

    But yes, hopefully someone will release this and the previous OVAs, and did the original series ever get ‘rescued’ after the fall of Geneon? If not, in a good world that would happen too!

  4. ashi says:

    Yay, encore! I will gladly watch (and buy, given the chance) more Ichigo Mashimaro. :)

  5. Yep – I’m a fan of Miu-chan! Ichigo Mashimaro is just so unbelievably hilarious?! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the OVAs so far and would definitely buy them first thing if someone would do an official release! Ichigo Mashimaro all the way!

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