Orenchi no Furo Jijou: Episode 01

“The Special Circumstances Of My Bathtub”

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It looked cute, pink, fluffy and had a merman in a bathtub. Of course I was going to check it out.

Originally a four-panel manga, this series is about a high-school boy named Tatsumi who comes across a sick and weakened Wakasa just off the banks of a river and decides to take him home with him. What starts out as an act of kindness turns into a very demanding, childish but loveable – and very pretty – merman in Tatsumi’s bathtub. This is their new life together and these are their shenanigans.

As part of the cast we’ve got Shimazaki Nobunaga as MC Tatsumi, in similar Haru-from-Free! fashion as a stoic, dark-haired teenager. Unlike Haru, though, he’s not the mermaid this time, nor does he seem to have a deep affinity for water. Still, Tatsumi seems like a sweet enough guy, if a bit of a pushover when it comes to Wakasa, who is voiced by first-timer Umehara Yuuichirou. It’s kind of exciting to see newbies, and seeing as each episode is only four minutes long, I guess it’s kind of like good experience for him. I look forward to seeing how he progresses~

Other voice actors who have yet to make an appearance are Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Hanae Natsuki and Tsuda Kenjirou, so with these experienced seiyuus, I’m sure they’ve got Yuuichirou’s back.

A cute cast and even cuter characters, I think this will be a nice wind-down show every Monday night and I’m quite content with seeing how this pans out.


5 thoughts on “Orenchi no Furo Jijou: Episode 01

  1. lol i love how you compared shimazaki’s character here and in free.. no apparent affinity for water indeed~

    kyaa can’t wait for hanae’s appearance! oh good golly i just (openly) kya-ed for hanae.. there’s no going back now, is there? <(。_。)>

  2. i liked the boy and the merman story in kono danshi (it made me cry to be honest) so when i was alerted of your review, i checked it out and i remembered that story. i like kaji yuki’s portrayal. the art was poignant. so now i’m looking forward to how orenchi’s plot is going to play out. this first episode made me giggle (i sound like a hopeless teenager hahahaha!!).

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