A key visual has come alongside a stack of character profiles for “Oreshura” – which altogether, rather proficiently succeed in communicating that the series is unlikely to breach the line of basic harem.
As per earlier released synopsis and PV, this is a childhood friend themed romance – meaning one already shouldn’t look forward to much when it comes to plot as it is highly doubtful to deviate from the circle of key ingredients which make any multi-girl love story. Now the visuals may initially appear more so promising in that they’re all fancy and pastel, as colors do indeed entice quite easily – yet the overall composition and concept is not particularly as splendid.
The series presents us with an all too standard male protagonist who might as well wear a mask as his face would be quickly forgotten either way – or so one would say if he actually had a unique visage, as in this case, a mask would in fact be more memorable than this fellow’s face.
Now secondly, both the male lead, as well as his loli friend, seem fairly flat in the upper body – yet when it comes to posture, everyone is looking stiff. The lack of saturation in the palette is fine – however, the absence of contrast is not. Even if plain in structure, each character seems to have some notable contrast prevalent around their visage – although the remainder of the physique suffers in that it does not.
The bishoujo pair of blue and pink are better off than the rest, but nonetheless, the issue affects all of these characters – they recede far too much into the background as they’re missing any contrasts or complements. Subsequently, it won’t even be that the series will prove stale based on story alone – it’ll be akin to counting sheep in terms of entertainment since the characters will hardly stand out, literally almost blending into the backgrounds, if they’re to look as unrefined as seen here.
Not that there’s reason to be shocked, yet this series seems to be wobbling well in advance of its premiere.