I haven’t done a segment piece in a long time. I recently finished the second season of “Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!” and was looking for something to watch.
While I was browsing Crunchyroll, something caught my eye. The odd title, sure. But also, the beautiful animation of “Is The Order a Rabbit?” was stunning enough that I went ahead and started watching.
Sure enough, the first episode was full of enough mystery and intrigue that I watched the entire season in two sittings.
The basis of the anime is simple: five girls become friends through their work as waitresses for cafes. It all starts when Cocoa moves in with Chino to pay for accommodations while she’s at school there. She then becomes friends with Chino, Lize (and also pronounced Rize, but they used Lize in the first half of the season), and eventually becomes friends with other servers from different cafes like Chiya and Syaro (called Sharo in the first half of the season).
It’s really cute (sometimes I think too cute) and simple. Sometimes, too simple.
All the girls are named after coffee drinks too, so I thought that was an interesting little tidbit.
The anime is based off of the manga by Koi, and is a Seinen manga. The manga was first published and is still serialized in Manga Time Kirara Max since 2011. It’s been separated into five different volumes, the latest of which was published just a few months ago in August, 2016.
There is also a second season, which just popped up. I literally just finished the anime this morning.
The only complaint I have is that there is no clear explanation as to why (EXTREME SPOILER ALERT)
Chino’s grandfather’s spirit is possessing their pet Angora rabbit, Tippy in the first place. It’s hinted at that Cocoa somehow put a spell on him, but there’s nothing explained further in the first season. Perhaps season two will hold answers to this question.
Watch the anime on Crunchyroll!