Anime of Tomorrow
A-Channel (last thoughts)
Final impression – moe comedy at its finest 10/10
Run the spaz, Yuko the beauty, Nagi the nerd, and Touru the attitude. Combine them to make a four high school girl mix-up of misadventures and hilarity.
I know the moe sub-genre is not well received by everyone. But if you are one of those people who avoids moe like the plague, I really encourage you to set aside your prejudices and give A-Channel a good-natured chance to tickle your funny bone and work its charm on your heart. There are so many moments in A-Channel that I think a lot of people can relate to, especially our desires to acquire the best attributes of our friends. In this way, there are also some good life lessons to receive as well. In the end, we all need to remember to be ourselves, celebrate our differences, and simply enjoy each other’s company.
The first anime most people think of when you mention the word “moe,” is usually going to be Lucky Star. Other titles you’re likely to hear will include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, K-ON!, Working!! and Ichigo Marshmallow but those have a bit more than just moe going for them. During the history of this sub-genre, there have been many more downs than ups, but A-Channel has made its legacy proud and really set the bar high for future moe anime. It’s also worth mentioning A-Channel’s great opening and ending tracks as well as the theme songs that accompany each episode to add a little extra to the experience. A fresh art style, a varied cast with an amazingly constructed web of relationships between the four girls has resulted in what is the best comedy anime so far for the year of 2011.