This morning Richard Eisenbeis posted his Best Anime of Spring 2015 poll and now that about half a day has passed I decided to check in on the results so for. Less a true best of poll and more a popularity contest it still serves as a great barometer on what shows people are watching this season. Looking over the votes I noticed one show in particular that far too many people must not be watching, Etotama. For some ungodly reason this absolute gem of a show is in 28th place, sandwiched between Otaku Teacher and Gunslinger Stratos, two shows that I happily stopped watching a few weeks ago.
What makes Etotama so good you ask? Answer: Nya-tan. Nya-tan is our supernatural feline MC that is seeking to become a member of the Chinese Zodiac and she is probably the biggest asshole of the season. She is petty and narcissistic, just like all cats ever, and has a complete lack of respect for the fourth wall, the combination is perfect.
To be honest, I was on the fence about Etotama for the first three episodes, it was funny and entertaining, but I was not really sure what Shirogumi Inc. was trying to do. This all changed with episode four and has continued into episode five which I would argue is the series best episode so far.
Etotama is well animated with some of the best 3D, that is supposed to look like 2D, animation I have seen. It is funnier, by far, than Otaku Teacher and it has substantially better action than Gunslinger Stratos. Seriously, check it out.