A Channel (Aチャンネル) is yet another four girls – high school life manga. Created according to the Gospel of Moe, each character is a “type,” not one of which is “character with a personality.” Run-chan is the protagonist and like all good moe heroines she falls asleep in class and is barely competent at anything, how adorable. Her sidekicks are well-endowed, Nadesico-type, Osaka-accent-sp……..zzzzz….oh sorry, Osaka-accent-sporting Yuuko and smart, glasses-girl Nagi. The fourth for this gaggle is First-year, extra adorably small, overprotective, yandere Tooru.
There is nothing *wrong* with the series, except that when Fanboys write stories about girls for other Fanboys they focus on all the wrong things and after a while, it just wears on one. The first big hit my interest level took was when I was supposed to believe that a 15-year-old girl wearing a skirt forgot to put underwear on. Forget to shave her legs, yes. Forget to wear underwear….I can’t do it. I cannot be that stupid. Sorry.
Then, of course, we needed a bath scene. The fact that the first extended bath scenes were in episode 2 to me very much was a calling card for a paucity of imagination.
And then came the the scene where they bemoan the fact that they wear bloomers, long after no one does any more and gosh, mostly everyone else where shorts, but you know they have to wear bloomers and which are just like underwear over the underwear and why bloomers, because you know no one wears those anymore….
And I threw up my hands and said “Done.”
Yuri comes in the form of Tooru, who has a possessive crush on Run.
Art – 4
Story – 3
Characters – cookie cutter
Yuri – 3
Service – It’s for you, fanboys. Hope you like it
Overall – 3
I think I’m done on girl’s school life as told in the Gospel of Moe. So. Very. Dull.
New house rule – when a series mentions the word underwear more than 4 times in the first 4 episodes, I’m done.