SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Music, Slice of Life, College, Vocaloid, Idol
First Aired: Winter 2014, 12 episodes
Summary: Super Sonico is your average 18-year-old college student with a few exceptions. In addition to classes and schoolwork she balances her budding career as a model, working at her grandmother’s restaurant, and performing as the lead guitarist in her band, First Astronomical Velocity. In case that wasn’t enough, she is a sucker for cats, adopting any stray that crosses her path. You’ll recognize Sonico by her long pink hair and signature headphones she never removes. Follow her exciting day-to-day life that could take her anywhere, from her grandmother’s restaurant to exotic Okinawa!
Super Sonico’s anime is fairly obvious to its purpose of promoting Sonico as a vocaloid, not that there’s anything wrong with that. From the first episode, you can see how they’re attempting to humanize her (ironic as that sounds). Despite that detail, it’s still a fun and easy series to watch. The episodes are light, with the best example being an entire episode dedicated to Sonico and her cats. Every episode’s end credits are unique, so be sure to watch all the way through. Not only are Super Sonico songs played through the credits, but the animation is different each episode, which sometimes borders on the bizarre.
You might enjoy this if: You’ve always wanted to get better acquainted with the daily life of a fictional Japanese singer.
You might not like it if: You are averse to fan-service. It goes without saying since this is a series starring a well-endowed vocaloid that models, but obviously, there is a fair amount of fan-service.
Note to the Viewer: Super Sonico’s character was created in 2006 for the annual Nitroplus music festival. Her popularity exploded in 2011 with the release of her first album, GALAXY ONE.
Superorbital by Super Sonico