What They Say:
Danchigai focuses on the life of Haruki Nakano and his four sisters, all of whom live together in the same apartment complex. The only boy of five siblings, Haruki lives with his older sister Mutsuki, difficult younger sister Yayoi, and mischievous twins Uzuki and Satsuki.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Danchigai’s use of fanservice is certainly something that’s a lot of fun and they’ve mostly managed to not overdo things when it comes to the twins. Which is appreciated here as they go off for swim lessons at the pool at the start. That gets the elder sisters trying out their swimwear after they leave though, which leads to some awkward moments for poor Haruki when he gets home. Not just from what he sees but how Yayoi reacts in her very outgoing and violent way. She’s fun with all of this though and does her best to ensure that he comes with them for some swimming. Which is not what one would expect but so pushes so many fanservice buttons just at the thought of it that I’d imagine a few bloody noses among the viewers. It gets played cutely at first and then just enjoys the weirdness of it. And it works well when you consider the family bond too, bringing some very pleasant smiles.
Danchigai deals with the fun of summer with the older siblings here as they figure out a way to enjoy some of the water without being able to go to the pool itself. Thankfully we don’t get anything awkward when it comes to the twins and that’s a huge plus for me here. The other trio really do have a fun time with it – and pay for it in the end, making it a light and silly romp that made me smile. It hits the right fanservice buttons without going too far and sliding in enough low level laughs to be able to grin and enjoy it.
Streamed By: Crunchyroll
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