Manga Adaptation by Dogakobo
Streaming on Crunchyroll
Kohane Hatoya is about to start high school and has yet to find something she is truly passionate about. After seeing some pretty cheerleaders performing, she decides to devote her entire life to cheerleading.
Jel’s verdict: Copy and Paste
It’s sad that we live in a world where this needs to be pointed out as a positive, but at least this wasn’t pervy or sexualized in any way? That’s probably the only good point I can come up with. Given how boring this was, I would almost prefer the cavalcade of butts from the absurdly over the top Keijo!!!!!!!! to something so slow and uninspired that it may be the cure to my chronic insomnia. I guess there is something admirable about our lead character and her desire to GANBARE! her way into cheerleading, but it’s all so straightforward and presented in a manner that we’ve seen a million times before. Cute pastel girls in a niche hobby, the activity doesn’t matter, they’re all the same.
Eagle eyed readers may notice this is my stock template for shows like this that I have used time and again, and will keep using every time they put out the exact same show. Nothing new to see here. I will give Anima Yell some slight credit for attempting to link Kohane’s desire to get into cheerleading with her desire to be helpful and supportive of everyone. It is a very positive, uplifting show and I can respect that in these dark times. Still doesn’t make it worth watching though. Final observation: Anima Yell definitely sounds like a shonen battle manga and not a cute cheerleading anime, just sayin’.
Euri’s verdict: Sorry, I didn’t actually watch this
Just wanted to point out that XAI, responsible for the ending themes to the recent animated Godzilla movies, performs an English cover of a DDR song as an insert in this episode. Enjoy the original song below, a beautiful relic from the year 2000.