Ranked #483

White Album 2

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: White Album2, WA2
Japanese: ホワイトアルバム2

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

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Ranked: #4832
Popularity: #659
Members: 67,406
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Synopsis

Fall, when graduation is only half a year away.

Haruki Kitahara, the final member of the light music club that dissolved, plays his guitar by the window after school in preparation for the school festival. It was the one and only adventure of a good student who spent two diligent years on his studies.

But when a flowing piano melody and a voice as a clear as bell harmonize with his guitar… He goes from being alone, to being two, then three in the light music club, as the semester he dreamed of, no, hoped for, began.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Touma, Kazusa
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Nabatame, Hitomi
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Nabatame, Hitomi
Ogiso, Setsuna
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Yonezawa, Madoka
Japanese
Yonezawa, Madoka
Kitahara, Haruki
Kitahara, Haruki
Main
Mizushima, Takahiro
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Mizushima, Takahiro
Iizuka, Takeya
Iizuka, Takeya
Supporting
Terashima, Takuma
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Terashima, Takuma

Staff

Ando, Masaomi
Ando, Masaomi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yonezawa, Madoka
Yonezawa, Madoka
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Uehara, Rena
Uehara, Rena
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(3/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 White Album
White Album (WHITE ALBUM)
Oct 6, 2013
2 Piano and Guitar, Side by Side
Tonariawase no Piano to Guitar (隣り合わせのピアノとギター)
Oct 13, 2013
3 The Light Music Club, Together Again
Keiongaku Doukoukai, Saikessei (軽音楽同好会, 再結成)
Oct 20, 2013

Opening Theme

"Todokanai Koi '13' (届かない 恋 '13')" by Rena Uehara

Ending Theme

#1: "White Album (ホワイトアルバム)" by Madoka Yonezawa (ep 1)
#2: "closing '13" by Uehara Rena (ep 2)
#3: "Sayonara no Koto (さよならのこと)" by Rena Uehara (eps 3-6, 8-10)
#4: "After All ~Tsuzuru Omoi~ '13 (After All ~綴る想い~ '13)" by Rena Uehara (ep 11)
#5: "Twinkle Snow '13" by Akari Tsuda (ep 12)
#6: "Todokanai Koi (届かない恋)" by Madoka Yonezawa (ep 13)



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ZeroReq011
Jan 8, 2014
Music Room 2. It's the most unassuming of the three that populate Houjou High. Music Room 3 in the building across has the benefit of being bigger and newer, and the adjacent Music Room 1's been sectioned for everyone save those enlisted in the musical curriculum. Nevertheless, it's where Haruki Kitahara spends his time practicing “White Album” by Yuki Morikawa on his guitar. And out of nowhere, from the adjacent room, from the rooftop, a sound has him spellbound. A piano so soothing, a voice so transfixing, plays, sings to the song's melody. And here is where the story of White Album 2 takes off, read more
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opernlied
Dec 28, 2013
Visual novel adaptations have always had a notorious reputation in anime communities. Whether it be issues with pacing, narration, or some nonlinear route structure, these adaptations suffer from a variety of heated complaints from fans of the original source material, sometimes even as to have their very existence denied.

Thankfully, White Album 2 is not one of those adaptations.

Adapted from the ~introductory chapter~ segment of the bestselling Leaf visual novel of the same name, White Album 2 (henceforth referred to as “WA2”) manages to retain a lot of the strengths of the source material while approaching it in a different, but appropriate, fashion. It is important read more
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Stark700
Dec 28, 2013
White Album 2 is one of those series many people tend to overlook these days because for a variety of obvious reasons. Some of them might be prior experience with other “White Album” franchise anime that left with mediocre impressions. Then, there’s also a belief that anime series based off of visual novel tends to be the inferior brand. Finally, maybe it could just be the synopsis or premise of the show. It looks simple, tends to be simple, and it is simple. But what you might be surprised at is that White Album 2 is not what it appears to be. Rather than going read more
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Silent_Scream
Jan 16, 2014
Have you ever fallen in love?

I did. I still am.

White Album 2 is set after 10 years of the events that occurred in the original White Album. Despite the title being White Album 2, the story isn't a sequel but is pretty much a standalone or what you could say an alternate setting which has minimal relevance to its predecessor. The only apparent connection are the songs which were sung in the first anime and the people who wrote them, and that it is set in the same world. In simple words, you don't need to watch the first anime to understand this and read more
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Both have shown to be more realistic than having standard archetypes for both protagonist and heroines.

Both also deliver a very compelling story with strong music.

In differences, True Tears looks more stronger in terms of animation and coloring, but White Album 2 seems to have the stronger soundtrack. However, it is based around music at first, so having weak music would've been a huge negative.

If one wants compelling, yet dramatic love stories, these are definitely good together.  
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