Moved a bit slow for my tastes and I like slowmoving stories that build with a payoff. Theres no real payoff here for one of our couples. While the opening of the series leads you to believe there will be many characters and couples theres really only four main characters/two couples. One couples romance is fun to watch and the others is a bit slow without being intriguing. I dont mind a slow burn but it felt really aimless until halfway through the series when things start actually moving in a direction for both couples. The supporting characters get a few minutes of airtime but their storylines are opened up without any real end. Several of their storylines left me wondering what was going to happen with them it felt like sloppy storytelling. And for a series titled Konbini Kareshi I kept wondering why the school was more of a focal point than the convenience store. Far more scenes take place at the school than at the convenience store which makes me wonder why the title is so misleading. I was really surprised at how cruddy the animation was in this I guess I shouldnt be surprised Studio Pierrot takes shortcuts look at Narutos action scenes but its like they put all their junior animators on this and didnt review anything. Theres a scene where Misakis legs/pants are drawn so poorly in episode 12 that it looks like someone forgot to actually do the outline properly it looks like a sketch. You cant tell if shes wearing hot pants her legs are malformed or she has on pants. She has on pants. Every characters motion is odd too there was nothing smooth about it and every time someone would run or play a sport it was jarring. I also didnt care for the character design. I found the eyes on the boys odd the design was fine for the women but for the male characters each closeup of their face just reminded me how much I disliked the character designs. The color palettes in each and every frame are pleasing but backgrounds and scenery lack life and detail. The fun couple are the only saving grace of this series. The poorly paced story combined with the subpar animation really spoiled it for me Ill be avoiding Studio Pierrot from now on unless they manage to get their shit together and/or animate a manga or story I really love.
50 /100
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