And they didn’t reveal the srzbzns. No biggie though. OniAi may have its share of slow and uneventful episodes (especially as it neared the end) but that doesn’t mean the series was bad. It has a good voice cast (Ibuki Kido and Minori Chihara FTW), a surprisingly fitting animation quality and character design, and entertaining characters. The story may be cliche but I only watch this series for the kicks and eargasm.
I actually forgot how scary Ibuki Kido is so I’ll be adding her to my list of fresh seiyuu that caught my attention (along with Misawa Sachika, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Mikako Komatsu). And it’s not just her looks or her age but man, this chick has really good acting skills. The various expressions and emotions displayed by Akiko in this series hinted of how flexible Kido is with her roles. She can be a klutz, scream, act tsundere, flirty, almost every possible role has been prepared for her in this environment and she took the most of such an opportunity.
Hope I get to hear more eargasm from her this coming season.
And yes, Chihara Minori. I am a fan of her acting skills but I rarely encounter her donning characters under the likes of Anastasia. I never expected her deadpan nature could effectively rouse so much laughter. Second to Akiko, she definitely carried this show and made everything interesting, even when moments are going too slow. I guess this is the charm of a well-conceived character breathed life by a talented seiyuu.