By Robert Ramos
A couple of episodes back, I (super briefly) talked about Comical Psychosomatic Medicine on the podcast. Seeing as how I haven’t written a review in a while and am being threatened by papa bastard, I figured why not just write a quick and simple little review for you guys to read and enjoy. Ok, so you probably won’t enjoy it but at least my job will be done.Let’s get something out of the way here: CPM consists of 20 episodes, each with a runtime of about 5 minutes (including opening and closing). There is no plot, no story, no character development, NADA. What we have are two main characters, a doctor and a nurse, and their sole purpose is to educate us about psychological/mental disorders. Any disorder you can think of, they cover: erectile dysfunction, Lolita complex, sleeping disorders, depression, etc, etc.
Of course, what good is an educational anime without jokes, right? I’m talking about tons and tons of dirty, perverted jokes. Every episode is chock full of them, yet they still manage to get the educational bits out without it being weighed down. There’s also tons of puns and pop culture references which is nice. Too many dirty jokes and it just becomes dull and pointless to watch.
I wish I could elaborate on the art, but there really isn’t much to be said. Although this ONA came out in 2015, it looks dated. Characters designs are reminiscent of those from the early 2000s. It was almost like watching something from ’04 but in 1080p and with colors that pop. Again, it’s not necessarily bad, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re really tempted to check this out.
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. If you’re in the mood for something educational and always comical, definitely give this a go.
Comical Psychosomatic Medicine