Coming This Fall: Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan

This next show is a little… odd. No, this isn’t mistaken-for-gay-with-muscle-fetish odd, but it’s pretty weird nonetheless. What show? Well, the shortform comedy, seinen, super power show Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan of course. But most surprising is that it might not suck.

Hakone Body 1

The synopsis is: “Hakone is a hot spring spirit who descended to a spa resort on Earth. However, with her long slumber, she looks like a little girl on the outside.The high school boy Tōya stumbles across her at a hot spring and ends up joining Hakone in retrieving her original powers.” (Source)

Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan will be animated by Asahi Production (Orenchi no Furo JijoSugar Bunnies), directed by Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto), and adapted from Daisuke Yui‘s (Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan) manga.

Hakone Body 3

Ok, I actually lied. Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan doesn’t have much of a chance of being a ‘great’ show. But I’m still going to give it a shot for a few reasons.

The first being that in comparison to some other shows, this has a higher chance of faring better. The second is that Seinen tag. The last time we had a seinen shortform comedy, it was pretty great.

Because of that I feel like I need to at least give it a chance. It’s a seinen for something, right? It’ll be good, right? It won’t suck, right? Right?

Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan will begin airing October 4th, 2015, for the Fall 2015 season.

GJ Corban
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