First Impression: Comical Psychosomatic Medicine – Informative and Funny!

Final First Impression of the anime season!

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine

What I was expecting: Good things! I was looking forward to this anime the moment I heard about it. Plus, if it actually helps raise awareness for mental illness then that’s a good thing. Sometimes I’ll watch an anime or drama and wonder why these things are sort of shoved to the side. It is a comedy, so hopefully it doesn’t take things too lightly.

How it really was: The episode starts off with a bunch of sexy nurses, only for us to learn that the opening has nothing to do with the show. It’s only there as a service for the fans. Some fourth wall breaking there. Very nice!

It seems like the show is balancing comedy with factual information in a way that will appeal to a lot of people. There are main characters in this drama. The first is Shinnai Ryou, our resident psychologist and tsukkomi of this anime. His boke, is nurse Kangoshi Asuna. She seems overly dumb, especially since she doesn’t know what a mental disorder is even though she’s a nurse, but it works because mental illness isn’t really talked about in Japan.

The comedy elements that come from Kangoshi help keep this anime upbeat, even though you’re actually learning something. About 1 in 5 people, that includes both male and female, suffer from a mental disorder. Kangoshi brings home this fact by saying that this means that one in every group of sentai heroes suffers from a mental disorder. She suspects it’s probably the blue one, because he’s blue daba dee daba di daba dee daba di…sorry about that.

First the first episode, the good psychologist and nurse discuss ED. That’s right, they’re talking about erectile dysfunction. Kind of a sticky…ah no, I mean, a hard…er….sorry! What I meant to say is that it’s an interesting topic to bring up for the first episode. Thankfully, they showed a really funny clip to help us get in the mood for this topic. I thought that it was pretty hilarious, so I’m posting it here.

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (4)

Dad, are you alright?

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (5)

I never told you before, but I’m sick.

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (1)

With what? What kind of sickness??

Comical Psychosomatic Medicine (3)

ED!

Pffft! ED isn’t funny, but this introduction to the topic was awesome!

Overall: For a five minute anime, I sure did learn a lot about ED. There are two types to it, the physical and the psychological side, which was touched on during the show. Not only do they talk about the actual disorder, but they try to give some suggests to help as well. Even going as far as mentioning Viagra, which I never thought would be shown on an anime, but there ya go!

This show was fantastic and I can’t wait for more! I’ll definitely be recapping this.

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