First Impressions: Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu

minakamaMeet Maiharu Hiromi, a girl who has recently moved to Kamakura Nagasaki and she loves biking to school, except that there is one small problem. She has for some reason forgotten how to ride a bike. No that’s actually wrong, she has forgotten how a bike works. But she tries her best and she almost runs over a girl from the same school named Akizuki Tomoe, who takes pity on Hiromi and decides to spend the morning before school teaching her the basics of riding a bike and it doesn’t go that well to be honest. But at the end of the episode Hiromi seems to have taken an interest in biking and she is willing to learn more.

If I could only say one thing about this first episode, it would be that the backgrounds are just gorgeous. It almost looks hand-painted. The show is also very well animated and vibrant. One thing though that might put some people off is that the show is really slow. Personally I don’t really have a problem with it, because I found that the slowness worked really well in a soothing kind of way. Now that I think of it, the show feels like Aria The Animation in that way.

Oh did I mention that Hiromi is really cute, even if she is probably the biggest airhead in the universe. So is her friend Tomoe by the way. At the end of the they all of the characters are pretty cute so far, even the teacher! I am going to keep up with this one for sure.