Loads of anime have a hard time being original, espacially in the comedy genre. Hoozuki no Reitsu has been a fresh breath of air in my eyes. This is my review:
The anime is episodic and does not follow a story with a clear end goal. It revolves around the funny cast and their interactions. The consept they used with the multiple hells and meetings between their respected cheif was brilliant.
The art is just awesome. The way they incorporate old classic japenese art into the background is fantastic. The animation is good for a comedy anime and the designs are pretty unique as far as I have seen.
THis is one of the strongpoints of this serie. The opening theme keeps playing in your head, it’s hard to get rid off. Well timed sounds and music always seems to crack me up, and that is somthing Hoozuki no Reitsu does well.
I Love most of the characters. Some of them have a bit of background story based on old asian folklore. Most of the characters are pretty likeable and doesn’t turn sour and annoying. Fantastic voice acting which fits for the characters.
I’m launghing out loud every episode, that’s actually quite rare in my case. I’m having tons of fun watching it (it’s still finished at the time I’m writing this).
I have a hard time giving any comedy anime higher then 8. This anime is both unique and hilarious, but it’s not a masterpiece. That said, it is really good though.
I will post Hoozuki no Reitetsu cosplay in future, and this is Hakutaku cosplay: