Is The Order A Rabbit? – 20 Question Anime Review

What’s the show? Is The Order A Rabbit?

Huh? I didn’t order anything? No, that’s the name of the show.

Oh, okay, one of those anime show names that makes more sense in Japanese is it? Mmm, I doubt it. Pretty sure it means exactly the same in Japanese.

Right. So what’s it about? *Whispering* Ask me what time it is…

What, why? Ugh, fine whatever ‘what time is it?’ Time for another instalment of ‘cute girls doing cute things!’

Oh good, well what cute things are these girls doing? Running a café!

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Well I do admit that does sounds cute… wait they don’t serve rabbit at this café, do they? No! Of course not, just lovingly prepared coffee and the usual accompaniments!

Then what’s the rabbit thing about in the title? The café that our protagonist Cocoa works in is called ‘Rabbit House’ and is run by the too adorable for words Chino!

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This review isn’t going to devolve into you ‘squee-ing’ over cute girls again is it? So kawaii!!!

Dear god, we’re losing him already, err, um… so what else is the show about? Hmm, oh. Well it’s a slice of life anime, so not much!

That sounds like a negative. Then you obviously don’t watch enough slice of life! Cocoa and Chino are joined at ‘Rabbit House’ by Rize, gun wielding, army brat and all around best girl. There’s two competing cafes, where their other friends work, artsy Chiya who works at a more traditional Japanese looking coffee house and hard-working Syaro who works at an almost maid café.

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Oh, so there’s like rivalries between the different café’s that strain their friendships and adds some drama to the proceedings? Nope!

Ah… hmm. So what is there about this show that we can talk about? Tippy-desu!

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What… what is that? It’s Tippy! He’s a rabbit!

Ah, err, okay, sure. And he talks.

Not even surprised. And also he’s Chino’s grandfather.

Okay now you lost me. It’s true! He interjects occasionally to comment on Chino’s running of the café and laments the fact that he’s no longer human and is now a very fluffy rabbit!

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And how is, well how everything of all that? You mean, how did Chino’s grandfather ‘die’ and become reincarnated as a rabbit? Your guess is as good as mine, they don’t explain it and haven’t even come close to in season two either. But does it really matter? I mean look how cute they all look!

Well this review went nowhere fast… You want a review? Fine! ‘Is The Order A Rabbit?’ is a show whose audience can precisely be quantified by looking at a picture of the main characters, if you went ‘dawww!’ you’re the target audience and this is probably the show for you. If you didn’t well then let’s face it your probably too busy watching 800 episodes of Naruto to even notice this kind of show even exists. It’s a character driven comedy, driven by characters whose comedy comes from their cuteness. It’s seldom laugh out loud funny but it’s warm and genuine and sweet and beyond criticism for someone who eats this kind of stuff up. So excuse me for just wanting to bask in something happy and nice instead of the unrelenting darkness that is the rest of the world!

I… uh, I’m sorry. Final score? Is The Order A Rabbit? I’ll order seconds, thanks. 92 out of 100.

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20 comments

  1. This is a very cool way of doing reviews! I saw your comment over on Irina’s blog saying you don’t get a lot of likes, so I started getting curious. But this is really fun. Trust me when I say you are going to be getting more like (and obviously followers…duhhh) very soon. This is a really fun style and cool way of doing reviews: not to mention highly original. Looking forward to reading more posts from you.
    And a 92 out of 100 score for this one? That’s pretty high indeed. Haven’t seen it (not quite sure if it’s for me honestly) but might check this one out at some point (when I get through my way too big backlog of anime) 😊

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    1. When it comes down to my scores it’s more about what the show does right as opposed to what it does wrong. If it is what it is and doesn’t set a foot wrong from its intended path its hard not to give it a high score, I don’t expect Godfather like storytelling from a cute slice of life anime and if it fulfils what I expected it to do (and exceeds it in some cases) I have no qualms scoring a show as highly as critically acclaimed shows like Steins;Gate.

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      1. Totally agree with you 😊 I’m more than happy when a series does a lot of things right, instead of, for instance not being original. As long as the series entertains and is fun to watch, it gets a good score from me 😊😊
        And not every series needs to have a Godfather like story for me either. Sometimes it’s just nice to have a fun series to relax too😊

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      1. You know, I was a bit bummed that it was shortened, but I think it kind of works. I found the first season to be okay, but this season has been a lot better for me.

        It’s an interesting contrast to Gin no Guardian, which was a originally a short anime that got a full length deal for this season. When it was a short, it was easier to forgive things, but now that it’s a full length I’m wondering why I’m still watching lol.

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      2. I know what you mean, being shorter the show feels more focused, like it doesn’t have the time to dally in the descriptive explanations of whatever dagashi the episode is showcasing and instead be meaningful throughout.

        I’ve not heard of Gin no Guardian but I’ll check it out!

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  2. Reblogged this on Raistlin0903 and commented:
    Do you like anime? Of course you do! Do you like blogs about anime? Well duh! Today over on Irina’s blog (yes you already know her of course, so bear with me here) I came across Cactus Matt who has a very original way of doing reviews. It’s a pretty new blog, so it might be that you haven’t yet seen it. But it’s one you definitely want to check out. So that’s why I’m reblogging one of their post in order for you to discover this highly entertaining and fun blog. Go ahead: check it out, leave a like over there and go and follow! It’s well worth it, as you will soon see! 😊

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  3. “Is The Order A Rabbit?” is definitely a great anime. You’ve reminded me that I need to finish it! o:

    I came here on Raistlin’s recommendation and as he mentioned, you have a really unique way of reviewing – I really like it! You don’t need to worry about not getting likes/follows, I’m sure. You’ll be getting loads before long.~

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