Rina SatouKazuhiko InoueAyana TaketatsuAkari Kageyama
How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno
Also known as: Ueno-san wa Bukiyou
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2019
Writer/director: Tomohiro Tsukimisato
Original creator: tugeneko
Actor: Aimi Tanaka, Akari Kageyama, Ayana Taketatsu, Haruka Tomatsu, Kazuhiko Inoue, Miku Ito, Nichika Omori, Rina Satou, Shiori Izawa, Yu Serizawa, Yuka Iguchi
Keywords: anime
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 12 twelve-minute episodes
Url: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=21248
Website category: Anime 2019
Review date: 20 September 2019
Ueno san wa Bukiyou
The title's a mistranslation.
BUKIYOU (adj-na,n) (1) clumsy; awkward; unskillfulness; lack of ability; (2) tactless; awkward (e.g. socially); gauche; (3) (arch) mean; cowardly; base;
Ueno's Type 2, not Type 1. She doesn't trip or drop things. Instead she'll try to make you drink her processed urine, eat her underwear and test her Pervert Detector by groping her. (It goes off whenever she puts it on her own head.)
Oh, and she does all this while screaming, ranting and gloating. She's a schoolgirl mad scientist who can probably control black holes and talks like a villain, although her schemes almost always backfire. For starters, she's capable of thinking up ideas so outrageous that they embarrass even her. She'll try to do something appalling, but start stammering and glowing bright red at the crucial moment.
She's doing all this because she's in love with a boy called Tanaka. (She's got an odd way of expressing it. Hence the title.) For the most part, he just reacts to her like a normal person, which drives her nut since she keeps assuming he'll act like a sex-crazed anime schoolboy pervert. However there are times when he's inhumanly stupid (e.g. thinking an obvious robot is the real Ueno) or dense enough to exasperate a room full of girls (e.g. assuming he's offended a girl who turned red when he said she was cute).
This isn't an ecchi anime, incidentally. It's not sexy and the character designs look like a cartoon for six-year-olds, with Ueno being a fanged goblin with intelligent hair. (When she's surprised or shocked, it'll react too.)
Is the show funny? Sometimes, yes. It's mostly just outrageous, but Ueno's manic energy is entertaining. I also liked the intelligent pet made from her tights in ep.4. (It's nervous of Tanaka and it likes grabbing on to legs.) It's cute. Besides, you've got to admire the brazen horror of Ueno's discussion and multi-stage schemes in ep.7 for tricking Tanaka into eating her knickers.