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White Album 2

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.071 (scored by 22178 users)
Ranked: #4372
Popularity: #768
Members: 44,184
Favorites: 849
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: White Album 2: Yuki ga Tsumugu Senritsu, White Album 2
Other: White Album
Side story: White Album 2 Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Kitahara, Haruki
Kitahara, Haruki
Main
Mizushima, Takahiro
Japanese
Mizushima, Takahiro
Ogiso, Setsuna
Ogiso, Setsuna
Main
Yonezawa, Madoka
Japanese
Yonezawa, Madoka
Touma, Kazusa
Touma, Kazusa
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Hayasaka, Chikashi
Hayasaka, Chikashi
Supporting
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Noriaki

Staff

Ando, Masaomi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yonezawa, Madoka
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Tsuda, Akari
Theme Song Performance



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Jan 8, 2014
ZeroReq011
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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Feb 25, 2015
HaXXspetten
Two's a plenty, three's a crowd. Or so the saying goes.

People like to say friendship lasts forever. They want to believe that things will never change between themselves and the ones closest to their hearts during their teenage years. However when multiple men and women grow close enough to each other there eventually comes a point where life-changing decisions must be made. And if your social circuit happens to consist of one man and two women... then odds are that someone is going to have to be left out.

White Album 2 is a rare anime in the sense that it is a story about actual read more
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Jan 16, 2014
Silent_Scream
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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Dec 28, 2013
opernlied
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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Recommendations

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.
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.
Series the contain love triangle relationship between the male lead and main female characters. The two shows are strikingly similar in their mature portrayal of relationship development. Characters make decisions in a realistic way, even though these decisions may seem despicable and may end up hurting other people.
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.
White Album 2 and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien portray love-triangle relationship between the male lead and the 2 female leads, in a mature and realistic manner. The episodes are packed with drama, that increases in intensity as the plot progresses.
Well-known students unlikely to interact come together with their specific talents and ideals to create something that will serve as a milestone in their lives as youths. The cast of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata strive to collectively create an eroge whereas the characters of White Album 2 unite to form a band. However, drama becomes more prominent as the series progresses when the heroines fall in love with the protagonist. The main character can only choose one to become his lover, which will break the hearts of the others and threaten the stability of the project everyone holds dear.

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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