Chio’s School Road / Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, School, Constant Obstacles
First Aired: Summer 2018, 12 episodes
Summary: Chio Miyamo is a first-year high school student that cannot have a normal experience when walking to Samejima Private Academy each morning. She has no desire for crazy adventures, but they seem to find her every day on her way to school. It might be due to her late nights playing video games, resulting in her tardiness leaving the house, but it might also be due to her extremely strange luck. One day she gets caught up with a motorcycle gang, while another day she is stuck in an aggressive game of Kabaddi. What’s Kabaddi? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Chio’s School Road is a lot of fun. Each episode is standard length, but split into two or three mini episodes, each presenting a difficult morning of Chio attempting to get to school on time, despite the constant roadblocks. The animation and soundtrack are nothing special, but the quirky characters the wacky situations that Chio finds herself in kept me watching all the way to the end.
You might enjoy this if: You want a quick laugh the can be digested in ten minutes or less. It is fun to sit and watch one episode and then move on for the day. You don’t have to watch the whole series in one sitting.
You might not like it if: You want a progressive storyline with character development and season-arching stories. With Chio, what you see is what you get.
Note to the Viewer: Chio’s School Road is produced by diomedéa, a studio founded in 2005 that has come out with a lot of hit anime.
Chio’s School Road Opening – Danger in my School Road
AMV – Bad Girls by alex alex