Hello again! Happy new year everyone! Well, I write it actually on the 31st, but whatever. Anyways, as I didn’t do anything previous week, I’ll just continue on with the same pattern.
This time it’s an anime I stopped watching for 2 years and came back watching it this holiday. I still remembered this anime for some reason. No idea how though. Well, I guess it’s good memory. This anime is based on a light novel series. Apparently, they mixed up the order in the first half of the anime compared to the Light Novel, but the latter half is the same. And that was everything I know of it. Let’s continue.
Kei Asai lives in the oceanside city of Sakurada—a town where the inhabitants are born with strange abilities. On the school rooftop one day, he meets Misora Haruki, an apathetic girl with the power to reset anything around her up to three days prior. While no one knows when she has reset, not even Haruki, Kei can retain everything before the reset thanks to his own ability: photographic memory. After they successfully help someone by combining their powers, they join the Service Club to aid others in their town.
However, their club becomes involved with and begins completing missions for the mysterious Administration Bureau—an organization that focuses on managing the abilities in Sakurada and manipulating the town’s events for their own ends. They may find out that there are more things at work in Sakurada than the machinations of the uncanny organization.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
The concept of this is very nice. It reminds me a bit of Toaru Majutsu no Index. Everyone has some kind of ability, but in Sakurada it is somewhat made smaller, which is not a bad idea from the author. The protagonist Kei has the ability to retain everything in his mind. Which means that he also always retains his cool and sanity and all that stuff. I think it’s an interesting ability which most people would make up to be useless, but it is good in this case. The only thing that is a bit weird is that it also nullifies Hasuki’s time reset ability. How that works, I have no idea, but sure I guess? So the concept is very well done, maybe could’ve made the people a bit more bland in character, but it’s good.
The story itself is not bad. The mystery definitely plays a big role. It’s just that, like I said, all the characters are very bland. They don’t show much emotion or anything except a few and those few are not worth mentioning as they only have a bit of emotion. The one-kind of. It’s a bit unfortunate but I guess it’s fine as the focus lies on how to solve the problems they get. It’s not always solvable which is also good to see and the process of it is interesting. The reasoning is not always the best, but most things get explained by some kind of logic. Some things get left behind, but it’s fine for me. So, steadfast plot without too many plotholes.
The characters, like I said, are bland. They have the attitudes of know-it-alls. It makes things interesting, but I don’t think that is how all people should behave then. Maybe a few are okay, but not everyone. You can understand from some characters that it’s for some people natural but for other people, it wouldn’t have been bad if they got more personality in them.
The character development is slow and episodic at the same time. Sometimes they learn, sometimes they don’t. Mostly the characters in the first half of the plot will learn episodically and in the latter half, they will learn slowly over time. Or they get to the point you finally see something bloom. It’s present, just that it’s sometimes clear and sometimes very vague on where it comes from.
The animation is good. I like the art of it. Just standard but the eys, I sooo liked the eyes of the character. Nothing much to say about that.
The theme songs were nice. Some were more likeable than others but they were good. BGM in the anime was really good in my opinion. Maybe A little bit of criticism here and there, but it was good.
In the end, I’ll give it a 7/10. I really liked the anime in some way, but not binge-watching as it sort of makes my brain tired if I want to comprehend some things. Still good, not the best one, but I wouldn’t skip it if you want more mystery-solving.
And this is it! As I have finished this, I will go ahead and eat, because I’m hungry (11:21 and still haven’t eaten anything).