REVIEW: Shomin Sample ‘The tsun-pure in her element’ – Where old jokes thrive

Aika basks in her newfound popularity of knowing a lot about commoner culture. She also tries to connect with Reiko by asking for her help composing a text. Just as it seems that the commoner club will be disbanding because of Aika`s new status, Kimito gets trapped in the hot spring just as girls come in and he has to hold his breath until he passes out or risk being discovered. This results in Aika having to give him CPR and her classmate mistaking it for kissing. All her classmate now think she is more experienced than they are and back away from her.

The show continues to showcase outdated harem tropes. The main character gets stuck in the hot springs joke? Seen it. Characters mistaking CPR for kissing? Ancient. Any character development being reset, so they are essential the same character after a story arc? Oldest trick in the book. At this point, the series is only marginally retaining an entertainment factor.

Of course for someone who has never seen these jokes they are probably laughing at all these shenanigans. Perhaps this is why the series just is not that enjoyable. It’s more intended for the beginner Harem fan. Something to cut their teeth on as they learn to appreciate series where a guy has many women fawning over him. But for someone who has seen harem classics like Tenchi Muyo, Ai Yori Aoshi, and Love Hina there isn’t much here for you. This series is more intended for those who don’t know the harem playbook and know exactly what is going to happen next.

Shomin Sample is streaming at Funimation.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.