Sakamoto Desu Ga? Anime Review
Haven’t you heard I’m Sakamoto? is centered around the coolest freshman on the block. Sakamoto is popular, good looking, kind, and everything everyone wants to be. He has the attention of all the girls and boys at his high school. Although he is put into strange situations during his first-year, he always manages to face them with elegance and perfection.
Plot of Sakamoto Desu Ga?
Sakamoto Desu Ga? does not have a particular plot apart from displaying the unique qualities of a one-man show. Every episode is divided into two segments or more, exploring different short stories involving Sakamoto. Normally the stories involve his classmates attempting to achieve something, and Sakamoto shows up to brighten up the day, making it an episodic comedy.
Characters of Sakamoto Desu Ga?
Simply put, Sakamoto’s character is pretty unrealistic. The things he comes up with may seem feasible, but his speed and accuracy make it improbable to carry out in the real world. At times he may be naive, but somehow everything works out in the end. Since he’s just too cool for everyone else, Sakamoto doesn’t really have any character development. The whole point of the show comes down to see how Sakamoto might escape his current predicament in his own glamorous way.
As for the supporting cast, the characters are divided into three categories. There are girls in the class that fawn over Sakamoto and support everything he does. Then there are the gangsters that try to slip Sakamoto up, but fail to do so and end up being jealous or even friendly towards him. Lastly, there’s one friend that Sakamoto makes, named Kubota. He is always on Sakamoto’s side, and Sakamoto always takes care of his friend although it may not seem like it. But even so there is always the blatant difference between everyone else and Sakamoto. They’re far more bland, and plainly put, uncool. As long as Sakamoto helps them however, they’re able to learn a bit more about how they should act and develop better relationships.
Art of Sakamoto Desu Ga?
The character designs in Sakamoto Desu Ga? are actually very clean and nice to look at. Although plain in nature compared to Sakamoto, every other supporting character has their own distinctive look and style. Whenever Sakamoto enters, there’s a multitude of twinkling sounds, signaling his presence. The music, jazzy and suave, perfectly fits the theme of the show. Even the opening, COOLEST, by CustomiZ, was specifically made for Sakamoto.
Overall of Sakamoto Desu Ga?
All in all, I thought Sakamoto Desu Ga? was just alright. I found the humor to be entertaining for the first few episodes, but in later episodes I found the build up to the humor to take a while and wasn’t quite convinced with the comedic punchline. I liked how the situations in Sakamoto were simple, and how it has the ability to take it in an interesting and amusing way that keeps the audience wondering: what will Sakamoto do next?