Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Akihabara, Otaku
First Aired: Winter 2019, 12 episodes
Summary: Otaku culture has declined over the years. The Rabbit Shed Shop used to be an eclectic store to find anything and everything anime. Due to the declined culture, the shop focuses on selling coffee. The cause of the decline is somewhat mysterious but can be linked malicious virus. It’s up to the heroine employees to help people remember various anime and bring Otaku culture back to Akihabara!
Pastel Memories is full of a colorful cast of characters that work at the Rabbit Shed Shop. It’s difficult to memorize them all because of the overwhelming number. Each episode begins with an unusual circumstance taking place in Akihabara that the gals must investigate. The gals are transported into another dimension with the intent of destroying the virus that’s infecting the other world. At the end of each episode they find Maya, the antagonistic villain that travels world to world, spreading the virus. Each episode is formulaic, so if you like one, you’ll like them all!
You might enjoy this if: You like the “Monster of the Week” episode format, where is episode features a monster that the heroes will inevitably destroy by the end.
You might not like it if: You are averse to fan service. The most blatant example is the ending credits of each episode. It is a slap in the face with fan service.
Note to the Viewer: Pastel Memories began as a video game for Android and iOS. It is a role-playing game developed by FuRyu in 2017.
Pastel Memories Opening – Believe in Sky