Your favourite bishies are back in season three of this deliciously well animated series, affectionately known simply as Uta-Pri. I’ve been a fan of the series since the first season, since hey, a well animated reverse harem show is fairly rare.
The premise, for those new to the show, revolves around aspiring Composer Haruka, who wishes to write a song for her childhood hero, Hayate. Season 1 makes this come true in the form of idol group Starish, featuring six men, of which Hayate is apart of.
Season two introduces the ‘sempai’s’ of the university they’re part of, as well as the to-be seventh member of Starish, Cecil, a prince of a far away country. Each season has wrapped itself up into a neat, tidy bow, so seeing that there was in fact a third season on it’s way surprised me.
Sadly, the premier really fails itself.
It’s -boring.- Haruka walks around the campus and bumps into all the members of Starish, as well as the members of the new band (the sempais) Quartet Night. The premise of the series involves Haruka writing a new song for Quartet Night for the international show, Super Star Sports, where the opening number is a big deal. Starish decide they want a slice of the SSS pie, and endeavour to appeal to the principal for a spot. He says no – they need to understand ‘revolution’.
From the ending theme, I’m guessing this will be the title of their new song. But that’s it, that’s the first episode.
Considering it spent almost three quarters of the episode with Haruka talking to each of the 11 boys separately, it took up a good chunk of it. I’m not one for romance, so I guess that’s why I ended up zoning out more than once.
One thing is for certain, though. The animation is just as stunning as seasons one and two, and with a new feature – the dance number seems to be using 3D animation. I’m not sure about my feelings on this – it’s not super cheap, if anything, reminiscent of Sailor Moon Crystal’s use of it, though better.
Other than that, UtaPri remains eye candy, Haruka’s eyes continue to freak me out, and I suppose I’ll watch the series. But as far as blogging goes, this one is a definite no.
Out of 5,