Medicine Head and Mobster Daddies: Hinatmatsuri eps. 1-4 Review

Hi everybody!  I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on Thor: Ragnarok for MC Tuesday.  How are you doing?  I am tired.  My knee was hurting yesterday so I decided to take some pain meds (I have bursitis which is knee arthritis.  I brought it over from the Army).  My knee feels better but the pain meds left me feeling groggy.  I slept terribly and remain a little tired.  That’s why I do not like pain meds.  It’s almost worth it to endure pain than deal with medicine-head for an entire day.  They need to legalize marijuana and get rid of these terrible meds.  But, that’s just my opinion.

Enough about that, let’s talk about Hinamatsuri.  The show is based on a manga by Masao Otake.  Here is a little bit about that show.

Forced Adoption

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Yoshifumi Nitta is a single gangster who minds is own business, collecting expensive vases.  One evening an egg with a face teleports into his apartment.  Nitta seems unbothered by this phenomenon that would scare the hell out of anyone else.  It turns out that egg face is Hina, a telekinetic, powerful little girl who turns Nitta’s world upside down, literally and figuratively.  The show revolves around Nitta and Hina’s relationship and how it impacts the lives of those that know them.  This includes Anzu, another egg face sent to kill Hina, and Hina’s classmate Hitomi, who winds up working as a bartender.

Slice of an Unusual Life

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I’m not a huge fan of slice-of-life anime, but this one is an exception.  There are a couple of elements that make this an easy and lovely watch.  First, the little girls are cute.  Watching Hina, Anzu, and Hitomi adjusting to their new realities is endearing.  Second, I like seeing how Nitta cares for this little girl but tries so hard appear indifferent.  Third, it’s a slice of life with a bit of a sci-fi twist.  Sure, Hina goes to school, but she can also destroy whole buildings with her mind.

Why I Would Stop Watching

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The reason I’m not a big fan of slice-of-life is that I get bored.  I need some sort of action, killing, or intrigue to keep me interested.  Even though I’m enjoying Hinamatsuri at the moment, that may not always be the case.  But, the show has some things that may keep me watching.  For example, the first action sequence at the beginning of the first episode leaves me with questions.  What does the girl in the opening have to do with Hina?  I may stick around to find out.

Overall

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Overall, this show is one of my favorites of the spring season.  It is simple, cute, and heart-warming.  We are only four episodes deep at this point, so that may change as the season continues.  It’s not a show I can binge watch, but it certainly is enjoyable episode by episode.

Wrapping it up

Well, that’s it for Hinamatsuri. I probably will not post this Sunday.  But, you never know.  Next Thursday will be my thoughts on Batman Ninja.  Until then, I will see you on MC Tuesday in  Wakanda with Black Panther.  Find me on social media!

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