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Name: Midori no Hibi (Midori Days)
Licensed in US: Yes
Series Length: 13 episodes at 24 minutes each
Type Watched: Fansubbed
Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Date Written: April 18, 2005

Sawamura Seiji is known as Mad Dog by many people and is said to have the ďDevilís Right HandĒ. However, this delinquent isnít what everyone thinks he is. Being dumped many times by many girls because of his reputation, all he really wanted was a girlfriend. However, what he got wasnít exactly what he had in mind.

 Kasugano Midori has always had a crush on Seiji, knowing that seiji was a much kinder person than what everyone thought. Unfortunately, being very shy and timid, she could never tell Seiji her feelings for him. Now, hereís where the unexpected happens. One day, Seiji wakes up to have Midori as his right hand!

 Ok, donít stop right there. Itís not what you think more than likely. This was actually a very humorous and unique anime that I will probably end up watching a few more times. The story may seem weird, but it is something original, which doesnít happen to this extent very often. Also, it isnít some major etchi ďfan-serviceĒ, even though it has a little etchie.

Storyline Comments

The whole story is basically about Seiji and his life with Midori as his right hand. You would think that the goal of the story would be to return Midori to normal, but Midori throughout the story has a strong desire to stay as Seijiís hand. This means that there really isnít much of a global goal in the story, but if you can get past that you should have no problem enjoying Midori no Hibi (Midori Days). Also, when Midori becomes Seijiís right hand, she almost completely loses her timidness and expresses her feelings to Seiji in the first episode. Midori, being in love with Seiji the whole time, causes a lot of interesting conflicts and events that I will leave for you to find out.

Graphics

Unfortunately, Midori no Hibi (Midori Days) lacks a little in the character design department. Itís not that the characters arenít unique and interesting, itís that a lot of times certain features on the characters arenít drawn that great. Also, the shading of the characters wasnít always that great either. Sometimes the shadows were done very nicely, and sometimes they werenít. However, that was really the only thing that bugged me about character design. Donítí get me wrong, the graphics are still above average. Also, the scenery and everything else is wonderful and makes up for the few flaws in the character department. Remember though, looking at the screenshots is always the best way to get a good view on the graphic quality.

Sound

Character voices, sound affects, and background music are all very good and there really isnít much I can criticize about them. The background music pretty much always suits the current event in the series. Also, I want to say that the background music is also great and that the OST is worth getting a hold of.

 Midori no Hibi (Midori Days) is a great anime, being a short, original series that is sure to entertain you. Also, if you heard that it was an etchi anime, it is, but to an extent. There really isnít that much etchi in it, and if there was I may have gotten a little sick of it. One last thing I would like to say, is that the ending doesnít turn out completely how you would think it would. In a way it was sort of disappointing, but it really wasnít a bad endingÖjust an ending that made me think how it would have been if it turned out the way I thought it would. Anyways, I will end my review by saying that Midori no Hibi is a definite buy.


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