Himouto! Umaru-chan Review

Story:
Umaru is the ever popular, much envied, “perfect” girl at school. At home, however, she’s a lazy, self-absorbed gamer otaku with a soda addiction. Her older brother really has his work cut out for him….

Violence:
There’s a lot of slapstick stuff flung around, which includes bloody noses and bruises, but nothing is taken seriously and the “injuries” are gone in the very next scene.

Language:
Besides some sh-ts and such, nothing too bad, actually.

Nudity:
This section is actually pretty clean. There’s one girl that has large breasts, but it’s not capitalized on too much, thankfully. Also, in one episode Umaru jokes about sticking some leeks in her brother’s butt to cure him from a fever. But I honestly don’t feel like it came off as sexual, nor was it meant to. I have a feeling it’s some weird “home remedy” joke over there. Not sure. In any case, it doesn’t last long, but just throwin’ it out there.

Theology/mythology:
Besides the usual going to the shine at New Years, there’s nothing to say here.

Personal impression:
This is one of those shows where I think it’s ok, but nothing at all to write home about. In fact, it’s kinda boring overall. The comedy elements are lukewarm as are the “endearing” scenes. Also, Umaru is supposedly portrayed as cute, but to me she just came off as horribly spoiled to the point of being completely obnoxious. I just felt bad for her brother (but also a hint mad at him for always enabling her).
If this show has any good points, it’d be in the fact that there’s no sick romance going on between siblings, an element I am always weary of in anime these days. Thankfully that was never an issue. However, considering how there’s no character development in this show, it’s largely pointless.
If you like slice-of-life shows, this will be a nice watch. It has some comedy, but it pretty much sticks to a chill feel overall. However, this isn’t a groundbreaking series. It’s quite plain, so don’t expect much.

Personal rating: Young adult

Episodes: 12
Languages: sub
Official rating: TV14
Genres: Comedy, slice of life
Company: Toho
Official streaming: Crunchyroll

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