Written by Bananaowns
Images courtesy of Dream Creation
This will be a rather short review as this series is a short, but comedic anime. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying is an entertaining and heartfelt look into married life. I am Bananaowns and this is an Otaku Youth anime review.
Story and Characters
The story centers on the lives of Kaoru and her husband, Hajime. Kaoru is a hard working professional while Hajime is an otaku. The difference in their personality types creates a significant amount of comedy usually involving a variety of animation references. Hajime’s otaku ways are strange, but rather endearing. For a big fan of anime like me, these jokes usually land perfectly. I ended up watching the entire series in one sitting because it was genuinely funny. The series features a plethora of running gags that also manage to be hilarious. My favorite involves the appearance of Hajime’s rather feminine looking brother.
I also enjoyed how charming this series manages to be. At the end of the day, this show is about the everyday lives of a married couple. Some moments are more serious than others, but the emphasis is on how these characters interact to get through the tough times. It is from these glimpses of seriousness, that the audience can see how genuine the relationship between Hajime and Kaoru is. With the comedy and adorable main relationship, the story of this anime does not disappoint.
Animation and Sound
This is a rather short and comedic series. The animation is not highly detailed, but is perfect in a stylistic sense. The series is focused on comedy and the animation matches this tone. The overall animation is very bright and cheery. The characters are heavily exaggerated and stylized for an additional comedic effect. The animation fits in perfectly with the comedic tone.
As for the sound design, the series excels with its voice acting. The entire cast has a perfect awareness of comedic timing. Seriously, every character manages to be funny in a unique way. Kaoru and Hajime are especially great in the series overall. The ending song is adorable. The ending features Kaoru’s and Hajime’s voice actors singing. This is the perfect way to end each episode.
I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying is a hilarious and charming comedy that manages to impress on every level. I give this series my Bananaown’s stamp of approval. I’ll be back next week for another review and thanks for checking this one out.