Three Episode Report: ANIMA YELL!

- Advertisement -

The new series Anima Yell! is another adaptation of a four panel manga but how does it stack up? Welcome to Three Episode Report. This report will judge an anime on its first three episodes to show if it gets a PASS (meaning it passed and more episodes need to be watched) or a FAIL (meaning you probably should not watch it any further).


After witnessing a cheerleading display, Kohane Hatoya, a girl who can’t stop from helping people becomes obsessed with cheering. When she enters into a high school she finds the cheerleader who inspired her Hizume Arima is there as well.

Anima Yell


Let’s get the negative out of the way by doing the anime trope drinking game. Take a swig if you have heard of this aspects of a show before. Focusing on the girls just as they enter high school. Drink. The main character is obsessed with something and drags all of her friends into her obsession. Drink. The character who knows a lot about the subject is hesitant to get back into it because of a troubled past. Drink. If you can’t tell this series isn’t exactly overflowing with original aspects to it. Its a slice of life sports anime, so don’t expect it to be the end all be all in terms of originality. Also if you can’t stand the whole “Cute girls doing cute things for the sake of cuteness” (often known as Moe) then this is definitely not the show for you.


- Advertisement -

The show does seem to know when to its pushing itself too far. The first episode has a running joke about how Kohane keeps saying “Chair” instead of “Cheer.” It gets old fast but luckily it’s confined to just the first episode. Also, despite how sugar sweet her actions are, Kohane’s behavior doesn’t get annoying. Shocking right?

Anima Yell

The show also knows what needs to be shown to keep the pacing fresh. On the third episode, just as Kohane and her friends form an association (as they don’t have enough members for a full club) they find themselves helping a classmate. This idea to help cheer on those they come across may result in some interesting plot points moving forward. The friend they end up helping is dealing with a mature and unconventional situation but they find a way to give some surprisingly good advice. Kind throws you for a loop.


This show barely manages to get a PASS. The third episode managed to just barely help it earn it. Hopefully more inspirational stories are shown in later episodes. Who knows the show may be the slice of life anime of the year. At the very least it looks to be better than Slow Start.


Review: Will Timothy Choose To Leave Faerie In BOOKS OF MAGIC #8?

With Ellie's fate unknown, Ms. Rose and Timothy need to find a way out of Faerie. But Titania's spell has taken all desire to...


This week is a conversation about the pros and cons of fandom in relationship to Game Of Thrones, War Of Realms, animated Batman:...

Comics Explained – Superman’s Son vs General Zod: Superman Unity Saga: Part 5

Superman is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938, which marked the rise of the Golden Age of Comic Books.

Captain Marvel | War of the Realms Ultimate Comic #4

Captain Marvel is no stranger to war, but the War of the Realms is pretty strange, and Carol has never faced any foe like the dreaded Frost Giants! Captain Marvel is no stranger to war, but the War of the Realms is pretty strange, and Carol has never faced any foe like the dreaded Frost…

Review: The Tragedy of Astrid Arkham in DETECTIVE COMICS #1004

The plot thickens in Detective Comics #1004, as we learn Astrid Arkham’s origins, and the root of her hatred for Batman. As the daughter of...

Marvel 101: Do You Know Spider-Man’s Arch-Nemesis Mysterio?

Master of illusions, arch nemesis of Spider-Man, Mysterio knows how to turn the tide in his favor. This week on Marvel 101, the mind-bending marauder will use his skills to make people see what he wants them to...

MEGACON 2019: A Funny, Heartfelt Q&A with Zachary Levi

Even as Megacon 2019 wound down at the Orlando Convention Center on Sunday, Zachary Levi kept the energy level high during his Q&A session. Levi,...

WAR OF THE REALMS party | Marvel’s Pull List

Dive into the War of the Realms as we talk five new Marvel comics featured on this week’s Marvel’s Pull List! In this episode, hosts Ryan Penagos, a.k.a. Agent M, and Tucker Markus break down WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE LAND OF THE GIANTS #1, WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #3, WAR…
Anthony Wendel - Anime Editor
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves nostalgic properties like Jem, The Transformers, and My Little Pony comics. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His book, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack is available on Amazon.