Ashita no Anime

Anime of Tomorrow

Kill Me Baby Ep. 1

Initial impression – not as bad as I thought it might be

Winter 2012 (12 episodes) (more info)

With an art style reminiscent of some big-name moe anime, Kill Me Baby is just asking to be compared to its predecessors.  Unfortunately, It doesn’t have the charm of Lucky Star nor does it have the quirkiness of Pani Poni Dash.  But to its credit, it goes about its humor with a level of seriousness which belies its over-stylized moe appearance.  There’s very much a sense that this anime is determined to be original.  But a niggling detail that I just can’t seem to let go of is the very abrupt and matter-of-fact way the setting and characters are introduced.  I can’t point to any negativity this creates and for the most part it fits with Kill Me Baby’s fast pace.  But all the same, I feel like I’m lacking some crucial details that may simply be nonexistent in the first place.  Maybe it will grow on me if I give it a chance, but Kill Me Baby doesn’t wow the viewer with its first episode.

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