Momoko Futo is an average high-school girl going about her everyday life. Though laid-back and cheerful, her life is anything but mundane as her eccentricity and clumsiness never fail to spice up her days. Her two best friends are always with her: the cute and innocent Mayumi Furui, and the calm and cool Shibumi Shibusawa. Without any spoken dialogue or narration, Joshikausei aims to recount the comedic shenanigans these girls get up to through the expressive sounds and gestures that they make. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
One of my favourite short comedy anime is Morita-san wa Mukuchi, where the extremely shy protagonist doesn’t speak a word during the whole two seasons and we can only hear her thoughts from time to time. It was a cute gimmick that fueled the lighthearted SoL comedy of that series and made me remember it despite the rather plain “cute girls doing cute things” formula – I’m sure many people would find it boring, but it was well-crafted and relaxing.
Here, the silent cast is not a gimmick. It’s a pointless hindrance that adds nothing of value to the whole setup – there are obvious places where dialogue takes place, but we don’t hear it. The gags are mostly piss-poor and don’t utilize the lack of dialogue in any interesting way. Fanservice is weird and obnoxious, with the opening episode (!) missing the mark in a particularly spectacular manner. Characters are boring cliches. Not even the visuals or the ending song are particularly appealing (and that also is very important in making these kinds of shorts memorable).
There’s nothing even remotely interesting or memorable here, and the humour doesn’t land more often than not. I’ve seen worse shows, but I’m not sure I ever saw one this pointless – truly a waste of time. You can also free Joshikausei anime watch online and free anime download.