“Himouto Umaru-Chan”! Anime Review: THE DARK HORSE/HAMSTER/HIMOUTO OF 2015!

☆Writer: Richard K. Moe

Himouto-Umaru Chan Promotional Art ☆
Umaru Doma and Nana Ebina Eating Some Sweets ♥
Umaru Transforming From Outside Umaru to Inside Umaru

Umaru Doma is a beautiful, intelligent, elegant, kind, and mysterious high school girl. People all around her adore and praise her. But Umaru’s brother Tahei knows another Umaru that people do not. When Umaru arrives home she becomes a lazy, messy, childish, mini Umaru. This Umaru loves to nag Tahei for things, eat junk food, play video games, read manga, watch anime and lounging around.

☆ Character Song Art: Umaru Doma, Nana Ebina. Kirie Motoba, Sylphinford Tachibana
Behind the Anime:
Sylphinford Comparing Test Scores with Umaru, Kirie Staring, and is that ME in the Back? (I Wish)

Original Story – Sankaku Head (Creator of Himouto Umaru-Chan)

Animation Production – Doga Koba (Yuruyuri, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, GJ-Bu, Plastic Memories)

Director – Masahiko Ohta (Yuruyuri, Love Lab, Sabagebu, Kotoura-san)

Writer – Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri, Kantai Collection, Sabagebu, No Game No Life, Re-Kan)

Character Design – Aya Takano (Polar Bear’s Café) 

Umaru Throwing Snacks into Taihei’s Cart ☆


Pros +

Kirie reacting like I would at Umaru’s Smile ♥
  • Original Story that is Enjoyable, Funny, Eccentric, Adorable, and Lovable. ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Very Colorful and Alive.  ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Every Single Character is Lovable and Great. Although Cliche, they feel different as well.  ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Creative Directing Choices. Great Camera Shots. Fitting Music for Scenes. ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Although Chapters were not adapted in chronological order. Doga Koba pulled it off. ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Filling in some gaps of the story that wasn’t filled in the Manga ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Characters interaction with the environment was different and original at times.  ♥♥♥♥♥

Cons –

Umaru Crying because Taihei won’t Buy her “Jump” ☆
  • Some Episodes that were supposed to be about certain characters did not completely do that.  xxxxx
  • Many Episodes end very briefly without any fulfillment at the end of the Episode. xxxxx
  • Animation starts to drop at times and looks a bit awkward. xxxxx
  • The shows ending was very unsatisfying and felt almost like any other Episode. xxxxx 


Umaru Trying to Save Her Ice Cream from Falling. ♥

☆ 8.5/10!  I don’t like it. I love it!

Final Comments

I was a fan of Himouto Umaru-Chan back when it was just a Manga and not many people knew about it. Especially America. I never believed or thought it would get an Anime adaption. It surprised me like crazy! But not as much as it did when everyone started to talk about it. Himouto Umaru-Chan is the DARK HORSE/HAMSTER/HIMOUTO of the Summer, no, the 2015 Anime line-up. I didn’t think many would love it this much. The Anime adaption gives life to the black and white Manga panels. I’m hella gonna buy this when it comes to America. I loved Himouto Umaru-Chan as a Manga and I love it even more as an Anime. Watch it! It’s funny, fun, lovable, awesome, and just “AHHHHHHHHH”! Season 2 i’ll be waiting for you. But please try to improve a little bit. You’re great but now become even greater. One last thing. Umaru is my GIRLFRIEND! I LOVE HER! NO, ACTUALLY MY WIFE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I LOVE YOU UMARU! I ♥♥ YOU! And everyone else. Haha. –Richard K. Moe

Watch the P.V. for Himouto Umaru-Chan here! It’s awesome! UMARU FOREVER! ♥

All Gif’s are not mine. They are owned by the creator. Click the text under Gif for link. – Richard K. Moe

4 thoughts on ““Himouto Umaru-Chan”! Anime Review: THE DARK HORSE/HAMSTER/HIMOUTO OF 2015!

    1. Yes! It’s friggin awesome! I’m glad you found out about it! Haha, what a way to find out about it. Yeah, man! Me too! Fingers crossed! Waiting for the Manga to explain that new girl character!


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