Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Sketch
First Aired: Spring 2009, 10 short-form episodes
Summary: Peeping Life is a collection of animated rotoscoped skits by popular Japanese comics. The voice actors are presented with the setting and ad lib the scene. Imagine the crazy conversation that’s bound to happen when two gals where the same outfit to a party!
Peeping Life gives insight to Japanese humor and what makes them laugh. Since each episode is a standalone scene with different voice actors, you get a variety of humor and hilarity. It’s not really the “haha” kind of funny, more the relatable situation type. It’s the kind of show where you’re watching and thinking, “I’ve been there. How awkward was that”. I especially like the Vending Machine episode and how it made me reminisce about the wonder machines in Japan. I absolutely love the variety of Japan’s vending machines and how easy they are to find. You can get a piping hot can of coffee to warm you up on a cool day or an ice-cold beer after a long day of exploration. Anyways, the animation in Peeping Life is the strange CG stuff that looks funny. The backgrounds are basic as can be. It works though, as the focus is clearly on the characters and their conversations.
You might enjoy this if: You want a quick look into Japanese society, from their humor to how they handle daily situations.
You might not like it if: You don’t want to watch an anime that solely consists of two characters having a conversation in the same room.
Note to the Viewer: If you’re way into Peeping Life, a wackier version titled “Peeping Life TV: Season 1??” came out in 2015.
Peeping Life Episode One – Fiddle Faddle Couple
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