Behold the power of the hamster!

One thing about picking anime for my TBW most of them were short… If I would have had a G in my name I might have put Gintama, I’m watching it, but there probably wouldn’t have be a post about it for ten years.

I gave the anime Himouto! Umaru-chan another shot. I started watching it last fall and I didn’t want to watch a spoiled main character for 12 episodes. In the end I watched a spoiled main character for 12 episodes…

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In honor of watching this anime I decided to destroy my stomach (sorry no cola). My dog Casanova is modeling the food that would be my demise. I hope my food selection would make Umaru proud.

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There are some really interesting things about Umaru I guess you can say- good for her for being honest with herself about her lazy habits. I mean I want to sit and eat chips and watch anime all day. Maybe I didn’t like her as much because I’m jealous of her life style. It is also funny in ways that anime can only be funny. We accept the fact that she shrinks when she gets home turning into a little creature with a hamster hoodie from the beautiful put together image she shows at school.

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I can’t help but feel sorry for her brother, but in the end he does give into her demands so I guess he can be blamed for his own trouble. He is a really kind generous character and she take advantage of it, I think that is what ruined a bit of my enjoyment. Am I taking this comedy too seriously? Probably, but we all have the things that just hit us the wrong why even if they are supposed to be funny.

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In the end I didn’t hate watching it and she did have moments where you could see that she did care for her brother. I think all I wanted was to see her appreciate what he does for her. She did try to help him cook and she even went as far as to agree to eat vegetables that weren’t hidden in her hamburger steak… Now that is progress!

I again do see a bit of myself in her…

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I mean I do have books to read, but when the internet is down life gets scary…

All in all it was a pretty fun watch. I think it is for different tastes and it has some really cute and funny moments if you can get over the fact of her brother sacrificing everything so she can have what she wants.

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Pretty cute huh? And who doesn’t want to snuggle up in a hoodie and roll around?

Happy Watching!

Author: kimchisama

Anime for the soul.

13 thoughts on “Behold the power of the hamster!”

  1. I would agree with this, while also pointing out that U-chan goes through some striking maturing and character development in the second season, available on Amazon Prime.

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  2. Umaru would certainly approve of your snacks. I don’t like spoiled brats so I thought this series would test my patience. As it went along it won me over though. Some of the support characters are rather likable. The scene when the modem got drenched made me laugh. I too struggle to cope when the internet is down. So much of my entertainment requires net access.

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