First Impressions: D-Fragments

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I love comedy.  I’m quick to laugh and this show has the absurd slapstick comedy I have come to expect from anime.  That said, I’m not ignorant to the idea that this is indeed yet another club show with tropes and archetype characters.

dfrag1Kenji Kazama is the leader of a small gang of delinquents.  While he wants to become the biggest troublemaker of his new school, that might be harder than he thinks.  When he rushes to stop a fire in a nearby clubroom, he founds himself in the presence of a group of girls that are far more trouble making than himself.

This show doesn’t seem to bring anything new to the table.  Going into this, I’m quickly reminded of Going Home Club. However that does not stop me from laughing as the absurdity still has its old and new jokes added in.  The girls fancy themselves sorcerers and throw dirt, splash bottles of water, and even threaten to start fireworks in order to keep Kenji from ratting them out.

The club is centered around the creation of games.  So the imaginations of the girls come quickly to the forefront.  We have most of the standard archetypes: a tsundere blonde loli, a super strong oujo, a genki, and a lazy sensei.  The main protagonist naturally falls into the retort character pointing out all  of the absurdities happening.  Each of these characters play off each other well and they honestly feel like they enjoy one another.  Nothing feels forced or overdone.

dfrag2Speaking on animation and artwork, this show is standard.  It seems to have a normal budget and it looks as if they have taken the time to make sure it is used to its potential.  Some characters are given a little more love than others, but still decent.

All in all, if you love comedy then I suspect you will enjoy this show.  As I pointed out, it does not seem like it’s bringing anything new to the table, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be bad.  As of yet there does not seem to be any fanservice, just clean fun

NOT BAD, BUT NOT GREAT..

NOT BAD, BUT NOT GREAT..

FIRST IMPRESSION VERDICT: 

Fun, Nothing New

Goods:

  • Fun Concept
  • Great character chemistry

Fears:

  • Running out of steam and starts relying on killing jokes
  • Random shift to sexual comedy

First Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

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Co-Founder of OtakuSpirit.com and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. Chris has been a fan of anime for over 20 years. Once amassing a huge collection of DVDs during the DVD boom, he's consumed hundreds of shows and isn't looking to stop any time soon.