3D Kanojo: Real Girl: My waning interest in constructed conflict

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MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/anime/36793/3D_Kanojo__Real_Girl

While watching this third episode of 3D Kanojo, I realised just how much I hate constructed conflict. What do I mean by that?

Well, constructed conflict, to me, is when the story suddenly plugs in a certain thing out of nowhere to generate issues for the characters and therefore get a plot going. It’s the most prominent in TV dramas, especially Korean ones, with their use of accidents, cancer/other disease that kills, and sudden revelation of blood relations. These have little to no warning and only serve to create conflict between the characters, and I can already see it happening in 3D Kanojo.

Now, I’m sure I’m not being a good critic here, but it feels weird that the male MC would accept the female MC, recognise his feelings for her, begins to love her, then suddenly remembers a phase in his life which caused him to not like being touched. It just feels dumb to me that he would suddenly have issues with his own relationship at that specific point, especially since they have almost steadied their relationship.

This thought just put me off and overall, after the fun first episode the series seems to have killed its entertainment value. I’m just not entertained by it. Therefore, I’m dropping it.

 

Final rating: 7/10
Verdict: “I was completely fine up till now, though…”

 

First impressions: 3D Kanojo: Real Girl

Welcome! The train of first impressions posts is about to start! First up, we have 3D Kanojo: Real Girl.

And as of this post, I will now try to renovate the format in which I write these posts a bit in order to not rely on “categories” and “ratings” so much. Hope you enjoy the writing, and if you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to tell me.

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MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/anime/36793/3D_Kanojo__Real_Girl

3D Kanoko. It’s…interesting so far. A premise that seems to be on the clash of 2D waifus vs 3D girls, but so far has not really touched on it yet as of the first episode.

The synopsis as well as the title made me think that it would be an anime that is focusing on the ideal girlfriends(waifus) against the real girlfriends(“3D girls”). However, I suppose that’s not true now.

The first thing that left a big impression on me from this episode would have to be, well, how different the show was compared to my expectations. This series seems to be focusing on romance between an otaku and…a girl or sorts.

The reason why I can’t really explain is that there seems to be some backgrounds to the both of them that are not exactly explained yet, and I would like to see more. Throughout the episode, I was intrigued by their interactions with each other as well as with other people, as it seems that there is more behind the scenes than just what’s on the surface. The story definitely has potential, and the romance between the 2 MCs is pretty nice too.

That aside, the art and animations qualities is pretty good too. It’s not that great, but it’s consistent and it’s good. I’m not really into the character designs this time, as it all seems…typical? Not sure.

The music and sounds section had nothing notable. It’s not good, not bad, just OK. Could use some work here.

Other notable things from this anime would be how relatable it is as well as the few “modern” phrases that was said. The school setting feels real and the resentment towards the MCs makes sense. As for the “modern” phrases, such as “fugly” and “wizard” provided great moments when they are said. Quality comedy.

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Ouch…apply cold water to burnt area.

 

In conclusion, so far, 3D Kanojo has been a pretty good watch, and I would like to see how future episodes turn out. Perhaps it might turn into a good love story, or perhaps it might become a train wreck? Whichever it becomes, hopefully I am not disappointed by the end.

First impressions rating: 7/10
Most impressive part: “Who are these fugly girls?”


The next anime on the first impressions train is…Persona 5 the Animation. Please break the convention that anime with “the Animation” tagged behind is not that good.