Review: Momoiro Sisters (1998) Anime | My Reviews 24 JAN 2014

momoiro sisters anime 1Murakami Momoko and Murakami Sakura are sisters living together. Momoko is a sweet, virgin high school girl while Sakura is a more… worldly office worker. While Momoko is just moving into the realm of love, relationships and sex, Sakura has more than had her fill of it – though she still remains the only unmarried one in her circle of friends. Always with advice to spare, Sakura does her best to meddle in others’ affairs, while Momoko has to be content to deal with her own new problems that keep cropping up.

Throw in a wide array of office colleagues and school friends, and Momoko and Sakura are going to have their hands full solving today’s problems and making new memories for themselves.

Aah, the pain and suffering today’s women have to endure for a happy life.

Momoiro Sisters is an entertaining series of short stories discussing matters from a woman’s point of view. The story revolves around two sisters, one attending high school and the other an office worker. The stories are based in everyday life and discuss things like weight-loss, relationships, kissing and sex.

The stories are humorous and told entirely from a woman’s perspective on things. The older sister, Sakura, is worldly, likes sex and seemingly completely not marriage material. Her younger sister, Momoko, is sweet, naive and just starting into the world of relationships. Joining these two characters is a host of other people with real problems and quirky solutions. Overall, Momoiro Sisters assembles a great cast of characters, even though it doesn’t have much time to develop them fully.

The artwork is reasonably simplistic and kept quirky to maintain the level of humour prevalent in the stories being told. The colours are bright and the characters lovable. The voices are also well suited to the characters. Interestingly enough, the music for the series borrows heavily from popular English songs. Don’t be surprised to hear songs like Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ playing in the background.

The stories interlace humour with a little bit of sweetness and it is quite enjoyable to see how things are going to work out for our two heroines. And if you don’t like a little sweetness you can always continue laughing.

A quirky little show that’s a good watch, especially if you only have a few minutes to spare.

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(Historical Note: This was written back in August 2004. Thankfully my writing has improved greatly since then.)

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