- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Seinen, Slice of Life
- Airing Date : April 2018 - June 2018
- Studios : Zexcus
Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Introduction and Story
Rokuhoudou is a traditional Japanese tea shop run by four bishounen, Gure, Sui, Tokitaka, and Tsubaki. These four are all very different, but together, they get along and are able to run Rokuhoudou serving tea and delicious Japanese foods to all of their patrons.
Surprisingly enough, Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori is a seinen slice of life anime, which really puts it on the same level as anime like Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon or Demi-chan wa Kataritai, but with an all male cast. This means there’s rather understated humor and the anime is quite relaxing to watch. Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori really falls under iyashi-kei slice of life as it just puts you at ease and helps to melt your stresses away.
The characters are all rather well designed and suit each other extremely well to create an enjoyable group that’s fun to watch. The characters complement each other and no character really stands out amongst the others, although it is clear that Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori is about Kyousui. All of these characters create a great slice of dynamic like the cast of Non Non Biyori or even Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??.
While this anime may be slice of life, that doesn’t mean there aren’t little stories being told. Each episode either features the story of a person being brought to the cafe to later become a regular, or it features the ragtag cast of characters going off to do something together like building the menu or working at a department store selling pastries. All of the stories are rather short, but it makes it feel like there’s a lot going on rather than when you watch an anime like Non Non Biyori or even Lucky Star.
One of the only real reasons why you might not enjoy Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori is because of the plot. For the most part, this is just a slice of life anime and you are not expecting there to be a plot, but for some reason, they included one that would be more dramatic if this was not a slice of life anime. In the end, this somewhat dramatic plot is not actually explored, even if it lies as an undercurrent for most of the anime. We know this is a slice of life anime, and clearly an iyashi-kei one, but we cannot stand this lack of resolution or development! You either introduce the plot and see it through to the end, or you don’t include it at all.
If you are a fan of iyashi-kei slice of life or just slice of life anime in general, we’re sure you will probably enjoy Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori like we did. If you want something with a lot more happening and real plot development, this is probably not the anime for you, but it’s all up to you to watch it. What do you think, do you agree with our opinion? Are you interested in watching Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori? Or maybe you just don’t care at all. Share all your thoughts below!