Thermae Romae

Thermae Romae (2012)

Lucius is a classical Roman architect who specializes in bathhouses. Upon getting fired from his architectural firm, he mulls his future in a public bath when he gets sucked through a sinkhole. Arriving in modern day Japan, he gets inspiration from a variety of Japanese bath setups and brings back designs and artifacts to ancient Rome.

Never mind that the animation is flash animated, it's a series of ten minute shorts and most of it is mundane. The bulk of the comedic value comes from watching Lucius's culture / time travel shock reactions. As far as pure gag animes go, this one isn't very clever and fails to change up its formula from episode to episode, causing it to go stale after the second segment.

kenholic rating: 3.0 / 10.0; an easy pass.