All of creation suffers, young ones. Only in accepting our own mortality can we make a difference. Only in bearing the burden of our failures can we find the strength to go on. Only in detachment from glory, or honour, or jealousy... from life itself can we hope to spare others from grief.
We are Doom Eagles. And we are dead already.
Konbini Kareshi (Convenience Store Boyfriends)
– another show with so bad ratings 6.25. Sure looks nice to me. It sure looks
like a mix of Romance & Slice of Life… (my initial view)
Slice of Life (no romance?)
is a mix of Romance with School and a bit of Slice of Life. I must say, first of
all, that the title is rather silly. It
makes no purpose. Okay they meet sometimes near Convenience Store and there are some scenes inside it. But to call
that is like calling the anime Park Boyfriends or School Love Boyfriends or
Kindergarden Wayward Boyfriends…
is very simple. There’s this guy (Mishima) who loves a girl (Mihashi) but he
can’t confess. At the same time we
follow another guy (Honda) that loves
(Mashihi) – So many names alike… Interesting in the credits there are at
least two more guys and two more gals and they are rarely seen. Probably the
anime couldn’t cover them all - or maybe a second season would dwelt on it.
Unfortunally unless I am very badly mistaken this will not get a second season.
On MAL it has a rating beneath 7 but who knows..
episode is one month and so we jump around throughout a year. I Think it could
have it’s benefits but also it has it’s hindrances – they are rather slow to
make something of it. Some middle episodes we are focus on Honda and how he
fell in love with Mashishi and how she fell for him. Many problems arrive since
she is the epitome of hard working student with no time left in her schedule.
In the latter episodes we learn that Mihashi has problems of the earth and we
learn more about the love of Mishima to Mihashi. It seems when they were in the
kindergarden Mashihi gave him a book and he felt in love with her. With that
book (Mermaid tale) he focus on swimming. Well fast forward and he always look
up at Mihashi but it seems she has a
heart condition like her sister had and she died. The last two episodes we
follow them as she tries to first deal with love and second amassing courage to
make the operation.
is nothing spectacular or anything that will make you cry or even yearn for
more. I Think this slow motion anime focus on love and the interaction between
characters. Don’t expect anything more
or else. I enjoy romances and this was one of those animes I was eagerly
waiting each week. They transmitted a
sense of peace and everlasting love (as most animes do). They always have love since
ever and never doubt and so on… princess and price fairy-tale love.
Watch it if
you like romance animes but don’t expect anything that make you think it’s one
of your favorite but you won’t be disappointed. It's a nice easy going 12 episodes anime.
The Ending (No spoilers): It's somewhat close. Probably benefit from a second season but to me the story of those characters is done.
Story (Plot) 6
Art / Animation 6
World Building 6
Character Building 8