Get Outta Town!
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shounen
- Airing Date : April 2019 – June 2019
- Producers : Creators in Pack, Saetta
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki: Introduction and Story
"There's no place like home." Something we often hear but completely brush off until a certain something draws us back to our roots. It could be the weather, food, an accent, or even a fashion trend. From this, we bring up points to declare why where we’re from is the best, rep yo city!
We are introduced to a second-year high school student named Jin Kaito. Hailing from Toyko, things are very different when he moves to Aichi. While exploring the town, Jin bumps into a peculiar girl, Monaka Yatogame, who is as cute as a cat, but fierce like a lion. She approaches Jin and spouts out something. Monaka's heavy Nagoya dialect is an unfamiliar sound to Jin's ears, and his fascination for learning about his new town grows even more.
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki captures the life of Jin, Monaka, and others in the school’s photography club, where they share pictures and learn interesting facts about Nagoya.
1. Short and Sweet
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki is a series that shares a very simple story accompanied by minimal animation and a short character list. With these components, this anime lacks a lot of details. However, this is a common trait when each episode in a series runs about 3.5 minutes long. Get to the point, short and sweet, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki shows a few daily events of the photography club that are noteworthy and intriguing.
2. Cute but Psycho!
Of course, no anime is complete without a cute girl doing cute things, and Monaka Yatogame is the gal! She acts like a cat and is adorable when she's angry, so it's hard not to like her character. Monaka is the hype girl for Nagoya because anything and everything she says about her town are all good things.
1. Exaggerated Distinctions
The food, karaoke booths, school uniforms, and cost of goods and services are a few things that show how Aichi differs from Tokyo. Although the writers want viewers to get the differences, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki takes this to the next level. It no longer shares a subtle differentiation, but really throws it in your face. This becomes the vibe of the episodes after watching a few rounds.
2. Would You Stop That?
If you are expecting something super spectacular, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki is not a series that'll jump out at you. There are many other anime that give off the same vibe, highlighting other cities to compare to Tokyo. Even though writers want the world to know that Japan in its entirety is not like Tokyo, it isn’t necessary to put a disclaimer at the beginning of every episode. We know Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki is sharing all things awesome about Nagoya, so don’t waste precious episode time putting this obvious detail in.
So friends, what do you guys think? Is Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki worth giving a try or totally one to skip? We at Honey’s highly recommend you watch this anime if you really enjoy a slice-of-life and comedic story that features students. Let us know what you all think by leaving your suggestions and comments! Thanks, and see ya!