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White Album 2

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 29, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #4662
Popularity: #678
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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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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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Nov 26, 2015
What in the hell can I say is wrong about this anime?
Ok to be honest, maybe a little bit.
Romance isn't easy to write or show, and this one went through the thing that replaces my heart for pumping blood through my body (from a friend). I thought a lot about this anime when I was done with it. Needless to say, the romance of the story was well written, and I applaud anyone who was involved with the making of this anime.

Time to get down to brass tacks:

Story 10/10
Alright, I end up thinking about anime a lot even after I finished it. Bad or good, read more
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Nov 22, 2015
As far as romace goes, this one pierces the feels deeply. Not that it's relatable to my circumstance or past history of relationships but because it's just a well produced work. Recommended to all who enjoy the romance/drama genre of anime. Typical high school love triangle, yet it's much more. The art, sound, and pace makes this anime into something words could never describe. It has a type of nostalgic atmosphere that really draws you to it and you feel apart of this complicated triangle. Simple enough as it is, the story isn't compelling enough to write a standard review about . Character personalities, dialogue, read more
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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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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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What do you get when two girls fall in live with the same guy? School Days is fairly similar to White Album 2 with the only major difference being that the main characters of WA2 prefers running away from their problems. But WA2 does not take it too extreme like what School Days did.  
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In both of these anime music plays a large role in the development of characters and romance. There is also plenty of drama and feels. Differences include White Album 2 being more on the serious side, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso tends to be a little less serious through its addition of comedy. 
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It's a story of romance and teenage angst.

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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