Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Junketsu no Maria

Hello all.

Manga origin. Pretty short manga. The anime uses 12 eps to cover almost the entire manga.

The storyline starts off pretty unique, at least for a few eps. Then it slowly became stagnant. Pacing is surprising slow for a cour. Character development is actually pretty decent, romance can be lacking, but it was all made up at the ending. Plot twist is pretty lacking, but it’s not predictable, it’s just that it has nearly zero plot twist. The climax can be pretty entertaining. I wish this show had more plot twists regarding the romance, because the romance in this show is surprisingly lacking even though it was one of the main focus. The ending was pretty sweet, but expected a better one. Overall, it’s not bad, but it’s not good either. Sadly, it’s not really a good time waster.

Animations by Production I.G. Surprisingly, its average. Expected a bit more. This one should get more visual treatment. Character design matched the manga, but I’m not a fan of it. Colors are vivid. Animations are decently fluid.

Music is decent. BGMs matches the Medieval theme. OP is great, ED was soothing.

Cast list is pretty legit. Kanemoto Hisako, Hanazawa Kana, Hikasa Yoko, Komatsu Mikako, Ono Kensho, Kakuma Ai, Sakurai Takahiro, Suzuki Eri, Takahashi Rie, Uchiyama Yumi, Sakurai Harumi, Ono Yuuki, Hanae Natsuki, Inoue Kikuko, Noto Mamiko. They did their jobs, voices matches the characters, nothing much to nitpick about.


Story: 7/10

Art: 8/10

Music: 8/10

VAs: 8.5/10

Recommended? I don’t know, its not a bad show, but I wouldn’t really recommend it.

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