Hackadoll currently airs on DAISUKI and Crunchyroll Friday nights at 11:30 EDT. Each episode runs 7 minutes, 50 seconds. The series is based off of an app and is set to last 13 episodes.
This article was originally published on 10/11/2015 but was edited on 11/08/2015 to include new information.
Hackadoll is an energetic, bright new series from Studio Trigger, and does a fair job of parodying internet searches.
The premise is simple. Hackadolls are supposed to act as a personal enhancement and entertainment device for humans. They exist in a far future, where we are technologically advanced, but most humans are barely inclined to do more than mundane jobs. A good Hackadoll will search the internet based off of what she scans from you, and based on your personality and interests, find you books and all types of self-help to help you advance to the next level in your life.
.... Unfortunately, the three pictured are defective.
Threatened with being dismantled for scrap, Hackadolls 1, 2 and 3 bounce from person to person, trying to be helpful. But in each short episode, they manage to screw up in funny and well drawn ways. The chemistry between the trio can be felt even without a visual, as all three are voiced by members of the voice-actress unit, Wake Up, Girls! The personal entertainment AI and main navigator HackaDoll #1 is played by Miyu Takagi, Anime expert HackaDoll #2 is played by Kaya Okuno and the lazy Otaku of the trio HackaDoll #3, is voiced by Nanami Yamashita.
HackaDoll 0: #0 is the tough, no-nonsense leader of the HackaDolls with white hair. She is frequently annoyed by the repeat failures of the younger HackaDolls, and has no problem beating each one senseless.
HackaDoll 4: Newcomer HackaDoll 4 is energetic and reckless. The green haired troublemaker has strong electric powers, and does a better job of advancing people..... but always stops short of finishing the job
HackaDoll 1: The main HackaDoll with blonde locks is energetic, eager to please and is almost as reckless as #4. She usually jumps into any job given, but rarely listens long enough for directions.
HackaDoll 2: The pink haired HackaDoll is very shy, and usually more cautious than the others. Most of the jokes revolve around her giant breasts.
HackaDoll 3: Lazy and always sleepy is HackaDoll 3, who is also a major otaku and huge manga reader. Originally planned to be a girl, episode 6 reveals #3 to actually be a boy, when a glitch temporarily changes his gender.
The series has a goofy humor to it, the type where you turn off your brain and just let the animations entertain you. The costumes are sexy, but still very tasteful, which is reflective of the fact that the Hackadolls are forbidden from doing anything sexual to their human. The show is based off of an app by DeNA, which has a snazzy ad that shows off the animation style for the first episode:
Though (spoiler alert) the actual episode does not end as well for the Hackadolls.
Accompanying the happy-go-lucky feel of the show, is a soundtrack that is easy on the ears. Episode 2 features a track with 90's R&B influences, and each episode ends in a catchy CGI dance done in MikuMikuDance.
Hackadoll is a campy, enjoyable romp, and is sure to be a hit this Fall.
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