Jul 7 2010 10:17 AM
This is a good show, the kids really loved it. Animation may be subpar but it's not so bad for a 5 minute show, plus the character designs managed to be both cute and funny.
It's a gag slice of life so the only considerable hint of a plot would be the show's premise and the truth behind Higepiyo and Gyarupiyo, which I assume is tackled at an easy pace in the manga.
In any case, the funniest episode for me and the kids would be the two dream episodes [Seeing Higepiyo's face plastered onto characters from folk tales and fairy tales was a bit freaky but still funny] while the most awesome episode would be the chick samurai episodes.
VAs for Higepiyo and Gyarupiyo did a good job. The first OP, brief and rhythmically whimsy and clanky did fit the show. The second OP was perfect lulz for me and the kids [though the kids were only singing PIYO PIYO throughout the entire OP].
Anyway it was mostly enjoyable except for some episodes on Umano and Piroshi's rivalry that doesn't showcase any food in it.
For a Kids' show I give it an 8/10. This made my visit a very fun experience. [Hopefully I managed to reel in some kids over to OUR side.]