Hello people. So last week I kind of forgot it was Wednesday already when I still had to write a review. No, I totally forgot and I just didn’t want to. But I’ll probably stockpile a lot of reviews (if I really persevere) today. I guess I can do about 10 today if I really feel like it.
That aside, my first thoughts before I watched this anime was that the art was nice. It’s an original anime which is slice of life is how I feel like. Well, it looks like it. I don’t have much knowledge about studios so I always leave that part aside. Furthermore, nothing to say yet. So I’m moving to the next part.
With a new school year comes a new crowd of classmates, and for their final year of junior high, aspiring writer Kotarou Azumi and track team member Akane Mizuno end up in the same class. Though initially complete strangers, a few chance encounters stir an innocent desire within their hearts. A yearning gaze, a fluttering heart—the hallmarks of young love slip into their lives as fate brings their paths to a cross.
However, though love is patient and love is kind, Kotarou and Akane discover it is not always straightforward. Despite the comfort they find in each other’s company, heartache and anxiety come hand in hand with pursuing the feelings in their hearts. With the uncertainty of how the other truly feels as well as the competing affections of those around them, the road ahead is unclear. Even so, under the shining light of a beautiful full moon, Kotarou gathers his courage to ask Akane a single question, one that forever changes their quiet relationship.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
So first of all, the art. I thought it was a bit too glimmery done which I felt make it as if their skins were super greasy. I kind of got irritated of it and couldn’t totally get used to it. The style really reminded me of Kimi no Na Wa, which isn’t particularly bad, only that it sometimes has a bit too much of a stretch towards it, but due to the half 3D art or whatever they tried, makes it a bit masked that the art looked like the movie. Anyways, the art wasn’t very bad, but I didn’t like it that much either. It’s bothering, but I can ignore it to some level only not much.
Next is the story. Very cliché I guess. There’s nothing remotely original going on if you read shoujo manga’s a lot. The romance was a bit awkward, which may be a bit more realistic, but that’s to that extent. They both have their lives, learn how to be a couple, are super shy, have some love triangles and get a little fight. It’s normal but boring. It’s cliché and it’s a normal story where an awkward shy couple is trying to get through in life. I think the most remarkable thing was that I liked the side characters more than the main cast. I also like some of the extras in the end. I won’t say the story is bad, but just a bit bland to my taste. If there was a slice of life genre in it, I could accept it, but no that’s not their purpose. Purely ‘school’ and ‘romance’. I get that people would like the anime that it’s rated that high, but for me, it wasn’t to my taste totally.
The concept with some parts was okay though. They only wanted to show this so it’s okay. But in my eyes, the anime was just a bit bland. Can’t help it and maybe I should read and watch more of those to even understand why it’s good. I admit it’s in the end only subjective speaking.
I’ll give it a 6,5/10. I don’t think it was a bad anime, just boring for me, but the extras were amusing enough and the OP and ED songs were nice.
Well, this was it for this week. I will try to stockpile, but I don’t think it’s going to work with how lazy I am and I write this an hour before the actual posting date and time. Anyways, I hope you have a nice day/evening/night/morning and see you later.