Sasaki and Peeps is Cute and Wholesome

Key points for Sasaki and Peeps Review:

  • Sasaki and Peeps stands out by featuring a middle-aged protagonist, deviating from the typical teenage anime protagonist, providing a refreshing take on the isekai genre.
  • Impressively, the anime successfully develops engaging characters in both the isekai and real-world settings, creating a strong connection with the audience and showcasing well-executed character dynamics.
  • While the animations and soundtrack are deemed standard, the ending theme deserves special mention for its quality song and unique stop-motion animation, adding an extra layer of appeal to the series.

As I mentioned in my previous review, every season has a ton of isekais these days. And some isekais are above average despite not being ground-breaking. Along with The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic, Sasaki and Peeps fits perfectly in that mold as well. This anime does have an interesting take on the isekai genre but it is still mostly carried by how good the characters are and how well they are voice-acted.

So welcome to yet another review. I am doing this review right after The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic on purpose. I already gave you the reason. Of course, today we are talking about Sasaki and Peeps. I had a ton of fun watching this anime. Yes, it does have a few plot holes but again, the character work is so good that you probably won’t even notice those. So let’s just get started.

Plot

The plot offers an interesting take on isekai. First and foremost, Sasaki being a middle-aged man changed a lot of the common anime tropes. Because a lot of anime MCs are teenagers but Sasaki being older means that he has a different thought process. This really shifts what we expect an MC to do in certain situations and I think this change is quite refreshing. His being able to travel to the isekai and back to our world when he wants and trying to keep it a secret add an interesting layer to the plot as well.

Both worlds are interesting in their own right and Sasaki has to deal with different things on both sides. Despite all that though, the plot can feel a little contrived at times. I think that the introduction of “Magical Girls” was unnecessary to the plot. Sure, it may add something down the line but it’s something I personally don’t like. The magic and psychic dynamic was interesting enough on its own. The plot is full of small issues like this and they kind of take away from how good this anime is at times.

Characters

I am actually impressed by how this anime got me to care for the cast of both worlds. Of course, Sasaki is the common denominator on both sides. But the cast of both worlds remains interesting and they pair well with Sasaki. In the isekai, we have Muller and his family who are important to the plot and Muller’s whole arc is interesting. In the normal world, we have Sasaki’s colleagues like Akutsu, Shizuka, and Hoshizaki. And then, of course, we have Peeps, the person responsible for the change in Sasaki’s life. The character dynamics are really well done.

Also, the voice acting in this show is amazing. That also adds to the appeal of the characters.

Animations and Soundtracks

The animations are pretty good. Again, nothing ground-breaking but they more than get the job done. One specific thing I’d like to praise is the ending theme. Not only is the song good, the ending theme is made in stop-motion animation. That is pretty cool and something we don’t see very often. Other than that, the production is pretty standard and nothing stands out much.

Summing Up

Here are my final scores for Sasaki and Peeps:

  • Plot – 7/10
  • Characters – 9/10
  • Animations – 7/10
  • Soundtracks – 7/10
  • Enjoyment – 8/10
  • Overall – 7/10

Well, that is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!

Also, check out my thoughts on The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic here!

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