Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2007 to Dec 26, 2007
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.531 (scored by 48527 users)
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comedy drama romance school
SynopsisFor the sake of parents' business plans, Hidaka Sana moved to Tokyo. Five years later, he has become a high school student, and returned to his hometown, Sakuranomori. He feels uneasy because the streets of his hometown and his old friend he meets again have changed a lot since five years ago. The most changed thing is his childhood friend, Yatsushiro Nanaka. She used to smile sweetly with innocent eyes, but now she has withdrawn herself and is gloomy.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Myself ; Yourself Sorezore no Overture
Other: Myself ; Yourself Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
Okay, first of all, this is one of my first reviews so bare with me and don't hesitate to message me about what i should improve about, anyways lets get started shall we?
Story- When people look at Myself; Yourself's cover, they usually get the automatic reaction that its a typical harem anime with predictable outcomes, which is not true. Of course, if you totally dislike school life - romance animes then you shouldn't bother wasting your time watching a genre you do not like. Back on topic, the story basically revolves around friendship more then relationship between opposite sex, and let me make this clear again... THIS IS NOT A HAREM!
Art- I seriously liked the artwork in Myself; Yourself, not because the girl's were fairly pretty designed but the background and the male character as well. I thought Sana's red eyes blended into his characteristic and other things that happen (Not gonna say it, if you wanna know.. you gotta watch it =] ).
Sound- Basically, I loved the OP of the series and the video for it seemed like they were meant for each other so no problem there. The ED wasn't really my style of anime music but the OP makes up for it(to me).
Character- The one thing that Myself; Yourself had that didn't really appeal to me, were some of the characters. Don't get me wrong, some of the characters i really liked. Hinako is defiantly a candidate for the most annoying character. Mainly because of the way she acts and the way she bothers Sana and Syuusuke all the time. Sorry if i offended anyone who likes her character.
Enjoyment- I personally love the genre school-life romance so therefore this a series i really enjoyed. Again this series will differ between people, you may love it or you may hate it, it all depends on what type of anime you like to watch.
Overall- Overall i really enjoyed this series and as i said before, I recommend this series to anyone who enjoys this type of school-life romance anime. read more
I've had a lot of first impressions when I see an anime. Most of them end up being what I've had predicted while a few changes my perspective.
Myself; Yorself is an example of an illusion. Seeing pictures of anime high school friends in one picture always seem to look like a typical comedy, romance, shoujo or a harem anime. That was what I thought.
To be honest, I was part of the majority who thought "Myself; Yourself" was a harem anime. I've seen Myself; Yourself a number of times in different sites but the only reaction I usually get was "oh another stupid harem anime. give me a break". It took me about a year for me to take the initiative to watch this anime only because one of my favorite Seiyuus, Ami Koshimizu, voice acted the main character. I rarely rate a Romantic-Drama "9" because I rarely see one that can execute well. You can say this anime, has more of a dramatic based genre rather than romance because of the friendship link between the characters. Every episode gives you a glimpse of the story of these characters and true enough the story does get more interesting as you go further. It made me want more and more. Soon enough, I was able to finish this anime in just 2 days (It could have been 1 day if I slept at 3 AM). Yes, the story was that interesting.
I can't deny that the art/animation I see nowadays does progress and becomes much more beautiful than the animes that were made in the late 2000s. But seeing the animes made during that year (Code Geass, School Days, ef-a tale of memories), I'm sure that the art was on par with every anime back then.
I really don't like the Opening "Song" although I love how the Opening "Animation" went (there's a difference). Although, the Ending song is much different. I actually liked the Ending song just because it reminded me of Steins; Gate (same singer) and it felt catchy.
Character development, sure flourished the whole anime series. The characters were explained very well. You can see that their lives were acted on each of the person's lives. Some secrets were revealed during the anime and it did surprise me. I can't say I don't hate a character but then seeing how these characters went by during the anime made me understand how different people can be behind the naked eye.
Knowing that I watched this 13-episode Anime within just 2 days clearly explains how I had a great time watching this anime. I don't think it's the enjoyment that led me to watch the anime in 2 days. I guess it was because I was curious to know what would be next. The anime was such a thrilling anime to watch that I was seeking for more answers from the upcoming episodes. I could have enjoyed this anime much more if only there was a different ending. To be frank, the ending was kind of laid back for me. For me, there was no spark at the ending.
Seeing how an anime can create romance in such a serious dramatic anime won me over. This anime is one of those "don't judge a book by its cover" because if you do then you will surely miss out something worth watching. read more
Both shows have similar character designs, even though the personalities in the show are very different. Also, both have themes that follow mental illness and trauma. However, School Days focuses more on romance while Myself ; Yourself seems to focus more on character relationships. There were just many times during Myself ; Yourself that reminded me of School Days, even though their plots are different.
The story kinda reminded me of School Days. The beginning seems more happy and the ends gets dark. If you understand, I would say that School Days is darker than Myself ; Yourself.
They both start out seeming like your typical anime full of drama and revolving around school but you realize that it isnt your typical anime very early into the series. Both animes have a very dark background and there are always traces of something more sinister lurking around. Both uses forshadowing very well. I personally enjoyed Myself;Yourself more then School Days though.
Both series start off as seemingly innocuous, unassuming, slightly awkward high school harem-ish romantic comedy series but spend the last few episdoes kicking the drama and insanity up to eleven and careening out of control. One gets a hold of itself and pulls together a happy ending; the other... not so much.
Similar characters, similar storyline, similar style. Both animes have similar aspects in one way or another. They both have a sort of "love-trangle" type story, and have a slightly horror-ish vibe to them with eerie scenes. Both seemignly sweet animes, then slowly getting darker and more emotional as the story goes on. You can really feel the characters emotions throughout the animes, and it's very easy to imagine yourself in their shoes. They can make you feel happy, sad, angry, and just about any other mixture of emotions, so you'll never really know what to expect with how you'll feel after you've watched them.
Really dark and sad theme.
Both are Slice of Life that tend to turn strange near the end, and the endings will leave you breatheless..
Both turn kind of dark about halfway in.
The difference is, Myself;Yourself pretty much has a happy ending, while School Days...well...doesn't.
Many moments in Myself;Yourself just reminded me of School Days.
-Both animes focuses very deeply into the story that involves love triangles and one-sided love as well as problems surrounding it.
Both start out very light hearted school based romances with lots of drama which quickly turn much more dark,and both have simlar art and have a clueless male lead(In Myself;Yourself he just isn't told what is happening but in School days he just is oblivious to everything).Differences are Myself;Yourself isn't a harem and actually has likeable charcthers.
Literally the same school, romance, drama + fxcked up twist(s) scenario.
This is bout as close as youre gonna get to School Days in an anime...
Though still not as good =
School Days is really one of a kind and will leave a void in your life if youre like me and you really enjoyed it.
Both are anime that seem to be nice and charming but have a awful twist!
Both are as thin on plot and high on melodrama, so if you liked one, chances are you'll like the other.
Both animes have a simular feel to it. As soon as I started watching Myself; Yourself it reminded me of H2O. They both have a quite simular storyline, though it's still different enough to make it original. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other one as well!
Both have around 13 episodes! lol kidding. Both have touchy romance, they don't have stupid ecchi and they're bound to leave a long-lasting impression on your mind with the good looking characters, friendship, the love and the soundtracks. If you're a fan of teh romance genre, this one's a must-watch for you.
I think that "Myself: Yourself" is quite similar to "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~". Both start with guy coming to town and meeting the girls. Also in the beginning we see ecchi on both anime. Hayami ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~") and Nanaka ("Myself: Yourself") have similar characters and changes their personalities because of fire. Voice actress of Nanaka also voiced Takuma ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~"). Both Sana ("Myself: Yourself") and Takuma have sad past before coming to the town. But in my opinion "Myself: Yourself" is a little darker than "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~", but both turn really depressing towards the end.
both anime have alot of drama and are very sad.
These are similar because they make you think, they provoke you and try to relate to you. It's very touching so I suggest them to you.
The female leads in the stories seem to be in a very similar state of mind when meeting the male leads. These two stories in particular are as if they are shoes of the same pair.
Both start out as your normal mediocre harem anime for a good amount of it... But then, in the last five episodes, all of the sudden everything gets really dark and twisted, with pasts revealed and several plot twists! No more harem fluff, just drama! However, they both have good ends though (well, barely in H2O). Oh, and the main female lead is tsundere! And has a dark past! The male lead also has a dark past in there somewhere too!
Opening Theme"Tears Infection" by KAORI
Ending Theme"Kimi to Yozora to Sakamichi to (キミと夜空と坂道と)" by Kanako Itō
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