A Centaur’s Life Episode 2

This show is a bit of an interesting case. Nice art, an interesting world, and creative characters, it has so much going for it. But with bad timing, poorly written lines, and a shallow plot that doesn’t take advantage of what it could possibly be, the show feels like it’s missing on so much potential that it could have had. This was a bit of a nagging feeling I had during the first episode, but it’s grown more pronounced now in the 2nd episode, with unnecessary pauses in between lines, and unfitting music cropping up at seeming random times.

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In this episode, Nozomi discovers that Hime had been featured in a fashion magazine. This prompts one of their classmates to blackmail Nozomi into being her personal dress-up-doll, as working jobs is not permitted by their school, as she threatens to expose Hime. Then, it’s suddenly winter, with the girls looking back on a spring activity when they all went to visit a mermaid school. It really felt like this was only there to show a lot of girls in swimsuits, to be honest. And to throw in even more teasing of Nozomi about her flat chest. Poor girl. It ends with a short scene between two characters we don’t even know, talking about the troubles that mermaids have living in the world.

In the first episode of this show, I was quite hopeful that it would turn out to be good, but it seems that I may have been mistaken. There are just so many small problems, with no outstanding redeeming qualities to speak of. I will try to keep watching, but as my schedule gets busier, this will probably be one of the first shows I end up dropping, unless it improves drastically. Please let me know your thoughts about this show.


A Centaur’s Life airs on Sundays, and can be watched on Crunchyroll.

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