Studio: J.C. Staff
Publisher: Sentai Filmworks
Distributor: Section23 Films
Release Date: April 24th, 2018
So, this journey of reviewing anime blu-rays on this site has reached a year. In that year, we’ve reviewed titles such as Join The Volleyball Team, You’ll Cry Over That Gondola, and even I Can’t Believe It’s Not LARPing!, and many more. “…” I’m sorry for coming up with such awful names for those shows… and when you apologize… YOU MUST SHOW YOUR STOMACH! … Or at least that’s what Chiya believes. Published in the US by Sentai Filmworks, Urara Meirocho is a pretty fun watch. Many thanks to Section23 for the review unit!
When girls turn fifteen, they can aspire to go to Meirocho to become Urara, fortune-tellers who live only in Meirocho. Chiya happens to be a girl with a mission: To find her mother in Meirocho. To do this, she must pass tests and study well to rank up and find her style of fortune telling. Through being called a harlot, finding out about witches, and jumping around a warehouse, Chiya and her fellow Urara-in-Training friends will find out about themselves as well as each other in this slice-of-life tale!
My personal experience with Urara Meirocho was to watch it all in one day. It’s a quaint kind of show with humble roots in its manga, but it was an easy watch. The characters are believable enough to be relatable even though they are all fortune-tellers with connections to the various gods living in Meirocho. While short in episodes (only 12 total) and the overarching storyline of Chiya and her mother remains unfinished in anime format, it was still a good series and I’d definitely watch it again sometime, especially with a friend who doesn’t mind if we pull up our shirts above the bellybutton every time someone apologizes in the show.
Overall, I absolutely adored Urara Meirocho. It was enjoyable, the disc art was pretty, the cover is cute, and the visual quality on my TV screen was awesome. For the retail price of $59.98 USD on the Sentai Filmworks store, I’d scoop this up at a reasonable sale (at the time of writing, the show is $38.99 USD). While enjoyable, only twelve episodes makes me want to bargain shop. Maybe bargain shopping is my form of fortune telling. BUY THIS GAME OR ANIME FOR THIS PRICE, AND YOU’LL HAVE GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK. … I’m sorry. *lifts shirt*
Lolinia gives Urara Meirocho a Drastik Measure of 7.0 out of 10.0 (70).
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