Animation: Weak
Depth: Bad
Design: Weak
Characters: Weak
Story: Bad

Type: OVA   (2 episodes)

Vintage: 1996


» romance
» education
» it's a trap!
Verdict: Reviews @ Archen's Anime Page


Summary: >

A group of cute girls out of high school... and they're all starting to think about the same thing... marriage. It seems like a simple concept, but as the girls have already learned, getting the right guy isn't so easy. "Marriage" is an in depth look at the activity, still slightly more popular than divorce.

Thoughts: >

It seems like a cute idea right? (I guess.) Girls get together and figure out how to enslave find that special someone to spend the rest of their days with. But is that a plot? Not really, which is why it's a mystery why Marriage treats it as one. It doesn't go anywhere, nor does it have any direction. Oddball super-deformed sequences explain marrage statistics, which only makes it more confusing what this is trying to do. The show is painfully dull, which overshadows the small amount of romance and cuteness it has.

Who is this title aimed at? Women? I have a hard time believing that any woman so desperately seeking a man simply to enslave him would be interested in this title. Is it aimed at men? I guess this must be a cultural thing, but personally I would think that watching an anime that is nothing but a bunch of women seeking marriage (not a MAN, but marriage TO a man), is somewhat terrifying to men.

Japan has a hell of a lot of hot women. Even so, Japan is currently having a population crisis. The birth rate isn't self sustaining (fertility rate 1.25) so the country is heading towards a population crash. Looking at the statistical weirdness of "Marriage", I can only conclude this is some misguided attempt by the Japanese government to get people to reproduce - even anime crazed otaku who normally remove themselves from the gene pool by never finding a partner. I can't think of any other reason for this sort of title. Why this would be imported to North America? There is a bigger mystery.

Screen Caps: >

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