Twins? NAH get 5 of them instead.Title : 5-toubun no Hanayome
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
At this point you probably would be asking me how I can stand several mediocre harem romcom flooded the market nowadays. Im gonna tell you that I grew on them in early 2000s to a point that my bar are much lower so most of them are enjoyable to me.
This anime is changing on the formula by adding 5 different girls who came from same family, in fact all of them are twins that have different personality & hairstyles. Our protagonist are kinda short on money, so he was tasked to teach the girls as tutor in order to get enough money for back loans. So the story are pretty much a simple story where our protagonist began to understand more about each girls and while the girl develop some romance feeling toward him.
As for story plot goes, it is pretty much carbon copy most of other harem romcom about meeting people, studying for exam, going for school trips & holiday while developing the story line. While I feel the story are feel more dramatic, the series feel lack of focus of genres as I feel flat bored while watching this. Each of girls feel like have their own quirk and something deep for their background story, in the end it feel like protagonist are just moving forward with the flow. As for anime production, i feel average especially the comedic moment feel lack of punch.
If you trust MAL, this anime is more higher than many my other recommended harem romcom. But I couldnt enjoy this as the plot feel going nowhere and it lacked of focus to put it just a bit above my threshold bar.
Alternative : Bokuben despite having lower score, is more enjoyable to me (comedy part). As this anime feel less comedy to me, im just gonna suggest a more serious similar feeling anime : Oregairu, Bunny Girl Senpai & maybe classic Nisekoi.
WHY? Just why? Title : Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation
Sakura Wars the Animation
Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mecha, Shounen
This sakura wars series was some what classic games (i think during dreamcast era) which was adapted into service-able anime. While it wasnt great, at least i remember it for trying to merge several genres with colourful casts. I dont remember the details but i do remember at least there something unique about the mecha design specifically.
Now we got a new adaptation for the game which seem like recently released for PS4. Im aware that it is quite hard to adapt video games especially the one that have long play hours and have to be cramped down into just several episodes. Despite being fully 3D anime, I dont have issue with it as long as it is interesting. First of all, the story start quite fast with whole team already assembled, this leave us with no real protagonist to root for (I believe you play as the male as main character) aside for that specific character who named sakura.
Ok, with 3D it is no brainer to just put extra effort to into battle scenes right? This anime ALSO FREAKING BUTCHER IT! While I can get into a modern steam-punkish mecha with colour design, but there is no effort explain how the mecha work nor why the enemy are attacking. It always have been enemy appear, then team grouped up and beat the enemy. Every battle scene felt low effort with colourful spell filling whole screen. Characters wise is also standard, aside i didnt see any big growth among. Worse part is because it is 3D animate, it just feel like marionette with voice over.
I love the studio, at least previous anime was good. But i dunno why was this so bad in many way. Even I rewatch the older anime i feel abit more interesting than this. I suggest just skip it all together (score is pretty low on MAL as well)
Alternative : Girl with mecha arent many, but as for squad based, probably go watch Girl Und Panzer, Strike Witches, Rinne no Lagrange & Sky Girls (yes, not many mecha girls I watched lately, all quite old anime suggestion)
EDITED : After some reading, it is explained that the anime is a continuation of PS4 game (2020) with a new storyline & a new character. That explained why some characters development are missing and they assume you already played the game. I still treat this anime as bad adaptation though.