Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to Mar 29, 2009
Producers: Seven Arcs
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.901 (scored by 9519 users)
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Mar 31, 2009
“The beginning has ended.” - White Album
A year where internet does not exist.
A year where cassette tapes still dominates in the media industry.
A year where cell phone, the size of a brick, has just emerged in the market.
A year where the story of White Album takes place.
White Album often presents viewers with these muddy views of reality. There is often no clear distinction from right or wrong, good or evil. There is, however, often grief and suffering caused by various circumstances and misunderstandings. More often than not, people simply turn their head and walk away from the show because people just do not get it. White Album is the type of show that likes to tell the story as indirectly as possible to the viewers. Little things that may seem trivial at first can come back to haunt the viewers, so make sure to pay 110% attention!
While White Album is technically a harem anime, viewers will be disappointed if they are looking for immature ecchi scenes, for instance boobie grabbing. White Album is not ecchi and/or sexually oriented, period. However, there is one well made French kissing scene in a car. The story revolves around our protagonist whose life got turned upside down when his girlfriend became a famous national idol. He was forced to distance himself from her by the music company and that is when his nightmare begins. Girls from various age groups, some he knew from the past, others he met along the way all started to barge into his life. Some wanted him to forget his girlfriend by allowing themselves as replacement. Others want to make sure the protagonist remain faithful and loyal to his girlfriend, thus they began to have plans of their own. All the while the protagonist is trying to fight temptation, worrying about his father, completing his university degree, and keeping himself sane amidst these chaos.
For a studio that is not particularly well known for high quality animation, Seven Arcs did a wonderful job in producing this series. In addition to the regular animation, often times the viewers will see characters in their caricatures (distorted or exaggerated), other times a scene may be presented with pastel-like animation. Simply put, the production crew of White Album did their job skillfully and flawlessly.
The producers also have a knack in bringing out the characters’ subtle emotions: they don’t have to say anything about their feelings, their facial expressions speak for themselves, and this series has been really good at throwing these feelings all over the place. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the show is viewers get to “read” the inner thoughts of the protagonist, rather than the traditional way of making the character goes into a long and boring monologue. These inner thoughts often reflect the ambiguity the protagonist has with his feelings and situation.
With award winning seiyu performing the OP and various insert songs in between, White Album has at least one exceptional selling point it can brag about. After all, the story does heavily center on songs, thus it is only appropriate to get the most talented seiyu to do the job. Otaku should instantly recognize names such as Nana Mizuki or Aya Hirano, both have singing capabilities rivaling the top notch professionals. But perhaps due to over emphasizing on the songs, the BGM turned out to be rather lackluster (budget problem?).
I had to do a quick re-watch of the series before mustering enough courage to write this review. In part due to its unclear way of portraying its characters and where they are heading. Please be mindful that season two, covering episode 14 to 26 will be airing in fall 2009, so don’t expect any form of closure to the story just yet. In fact, the ending was rather calm and did not do much to make viewers lust for season two until the final few scenes where things just seem to happen all at once around the protagonist. In a sense, this suit White Album just fine as most realistic/slice of life drama would have approached it in a similar fashion. read more
Sep 9, 2010
Whilte Album's story is very good, it's more deep than most harem anime. This story is very realistic for a harem anime (then again, harem itself isn't very likely to happen in real life, but still much more realistic than most others). It's much more deep and portrays how complicated a human can be. The story is played very well, the events that happened can really affect the audience emotionally. Mostly made you grief, rage, or angry, but that's the point of this series. This was not meant to be those happy-go-lucky anime in the first place. Though this is mostly the reason why this series got less than 7 (by the time of writing), most people just hate this series because they do not understand it.
Art is pretty nice, I loved the character designs. Backgrounds are well drawn. And there are times when the art changes to beautifully drawn pastel color animation. Character's thoughts are written in texts on the screen so people can see what is actually going on inside the said person's thoughts.
Sound is also another plus. Nice VA, there are no annoying voice in this series. Songs are also good, most of the songs has lyrics that actually connects with the story itself. I find that these songs are also affecting me emotionally while listening (reading the karaokes' actually). I wasn't really a fan of Nana Mizuki or Hirano Aya but overall I really liked the songs here.
Characters are where many people find this show to be terrible. I disagree, characters are the strong point of this series. Most characters are flawed, either they do things irrationally or some other flaws. Which is what makes many people hate this. Though I say, that makes them more "human". We see characters who do things that we wholly disagree. People bash on the characters. But really, are you sure you won't do the same when presented with the same situations? White Album is a series that really shows how complicated, weak, foolish, and irrational human beings and human relationships can be. Humans are not perfect beings who always manages to do the right thing 99% of the time. When being pressured, burdened, presented with many problems, most human will do foolish things even if they know themselves that it is wrong. And this aspect is really portrayed very well here.
I really enjoyed the series, even if at times I feel angry or mad at some characters, I can't never bring myself to hate them, since I know that I myself might do the same when given the same situation.
I've said that I dropped many harem anime, the main reason is because most of those are filled with stupid, mindless fanservices that really bores me to death. Fortunately, that kind of thing doesn't exist here. There is a few hot kissing scenes, but they are not mindless or played only for comedic effect, they actually contribute to the story and character developments.
Overall, this is really underrated series. An deep, complicated, relatively realistic romance harem story that really brings out the human flaws in characters to the best. Though for some people, this is not their cup of tea, which is why it's rated low.
Flaws are inevitable in human, that's precisely why we have the backspace key on our keyboard. read more
Jul 4, 2009
The story is all about the life of the two main characters whom separated from each other on the cause of the one of them has become the idol.
What is the conflict of the story?
The protagonist was difficult to contact his girlfriend whom has became the idol. Many circumstances among the other characters who has became his ideal person or what he called "goddess" or "every day(the person who has been worth for him)" person.
What is the point of the story?
The protagonist has been told that he's a hindrance for his girlfriend's future, that she has been more popular. One of the characters had to plan that the protagonist to be pulled off not to contact the heroine. So much circumstances that lead them to sadness and pain.
So I say that, White Album has a relation to our real world on what is all about when the person you know has become popular. The story begins on childhood and discussing their dreams of what to be. There others that happens like this then ended happily, but this is different of what I thought or you thought that it might this happen really to us. Leaving us unknown to others when they obtain power to do everything, but not everyone is cold-hearted. They were unknown truth that doesn't imagine to us that the person we entrusted had doing far; like cheating, making affairs. And there's much circumstances that make people misunderstood and making excuses. The episodes were like it written on the diary, making qoutes on what is in our minds that we want to write in daily life. But it's a good anime, that has a good lesson for us who has or who hasn't related on this life before. For it has contain dramatic scenes and real-life like story. And it's worth that it's shown in anime. read more
Mar 30, 2009
Now I haven't played the game or anything on which I can base a claim on it being a good adaptation, but from an uninformed view on it, they handled the whole story in a pretty good way.
Elements from harem anime are still present, but they added a whole lot of realism to the whole thing as well in their situations and how they lived and reacted through it.
The whole season was just chock full of raw emotion from the first episode onwards, and seriously answers most of those "what if" questions about situations one would usually imagine about. I guess a good way to summarize the whole thing is "It's so messed up, it's awesome!", but that wouldn't really seem right I guess. That said, the last sequences and then words left at the end of the final episode really emphasized on that whole idea though.
The story's not over yet, as the second half of the show gets aired on October this year (2009). I'm looking forward to it already, as I'm hopelessly reeled in with this mess they're in right now. Hopefully things get better later on, but I'm liking the story as it is right now.
I highly recommend this anime to anyone else who likes a more realistic/slice of life approach on the harem romance genre.
- The artwork was very nice for the most part of the series, as it usually changes from time to time according to the situation, switching from pastel drawing animation to sometimes childlike caricatures of the characters, then switching back to the normal animation style.
You do notice sometimes that in the normal animation scenes, the characters' appearances tend to vary from their other appearances on some episodes, but this can be attributed I guess to how constantly shifting their artwork is.
- All the musical pieces sung in the series by Nana Mizuki and Aya Hirano were masterfully presented and performed, from the opening song ("Shinai" by Nana Mizuki) to the various insert songs they had throughout the series.
The background music they used for most of the show were very apt for whatever situation was being presented, and the ending song ("Maiochiru Yuki no Youni" by Suara) kept the whole feel of the show going even though it already ended.
- Surprisingly, even for a 13-episode series, most of the characters, including most of the minor ones, were very well rounded and had very defined roles. This is even more surprising considering how the story isn't done yet, so they still more room to make these characters grow even more.
- Unlike most harem romance anime, White Album is very sparse and reserved on the humor front, as mostly the story is focused on conflicts with handling different types of relationships with people, especially when there is romance involved, and also on the typical weakness or strength of what one's will can be.
Because of this, there are considered by some as some "dead" scenes in the show where there are mostly serious conversations going on. This in turn, may make this show not that enjoyable for anyone looking for a lighthearted romance show.
Aug 2, 2009
I will not go into detail of this anime but I will go into the mindset of why I think this anime is so damned good. The story takes place in 1986. Ironic enough, Maison Ikkoku also took place in the 80's. In additon, both protagonists are looking for part-time jobs and are both going to college. There are similarities but also big differences.
In "White Album", the protagonist, Fujii Touya already has a girlfriend and she wants to be an idol. He supports her and in the first episode it shows how MUCH he does love her and care for her and how much he wants to spend time with her. They have little texts while they talk (as if so you would know what they are thinking) which gave me a great reminder of Kare Kano (His and her circumstances) which was added in incredibly well.
The last thing I will mention is Ogata, Rina. She reminded me of Sheryl Nome from Macross Fronter and had the same strength and comfort as her and at the same time was as "interesting" as the 'galactic nymph'.
I gave this anime a 9 because the story kept me into it and once I got done with the first episode I wanted to know how they went along with their daily lives. I usually try to anticipate what is going to happen in most anime that I watch, and thankfully, I was unable to.
I give this anime an overall 9. read more
May 4, 2009
White Album is a true life story about what it means to be a guy in the real world. In fact, a lot of people will say that this anime is fake and that there is no way that, how many were there, three, no, SIX girls would want to jump the bones of Joe Average, but you know what?? It's real, kids! In fact, it helps a lot when said loser in question is a big tool. Girls like that stuff. What success that the main character of this anime is a big douchebag.
So the story is about a guy (I don't remember his name, whatever, that wasn't important) who has a pretty girlfriend and just because he doesn't get to see her everyday, he decides to make use of all the other girls who are crushing on him. Instead of rubbing one out every night or just breaking up with the vapid, ignorant foolish girlfriend (who is a singer), he decides to scam on her body guard, on her co-worker, on their mutual school friends, and on a girl he is tutoring.
This is probably the most realistic drama/romance storyline I've ever seen because you know what, kiddies? People love to cheat. What's even better about this story is that everyone knows that Touya (right, that's his name!) has no backbone and they KNOW he has a girlfriend, and yet they all lure him into sticky situations. Damn, poor Yuki! People who she trusted go on to stab her so hard in the back. It is so fabulous to see these girls watch Yuki in the face and feel vague amounts of guilt about it. Hardcore. And Touya, the lucky bastard, knows she is that much of a insecure loser to stick with him even if he does decide to cheat on her or not.
Art is pretty good, though they kept sticking in these stupid watercolour bullshit in the middle of thing. It was pretty distracting and I don't know why they even bothered to do it. And the music was all right EXCEPT when anyone sang. Good God, no wonder Yuki and what's-her-face are mediocre celebrities--their music sucks.
What brought this whole anime down was TOUYA. Oh unfabulous heavens, was he such a pitiful snivelling LOSER. I swear, he cried more than the girls did!! Instead of just growing some balls and dumping his girlfriend who he doesn't even see and just settling on one of the girls he sees all the time and clearly wants, he keeps on dating Yuki and doing awful crap to her. Hell, he took time out of his day to go give a present to a chick who secretly hates his girlfriend and doesn't take the SAME TIME to see his actual girlfriend? Can you be more of a wang, Touya??
Yuki is a moron. Leave it at that. Any other girl would know that when you catch your man giving other girls presents, when he doesn't pick up his phone, when you're calling him in the middle of night and he's not answering (most likely because he's sucking the face of one of your "friends"), then he probably isn't that into you. But no. Idiot.
Then all the other girls are whores. No kidding. They disregard Yuki, they ignore the fact that weak willed Touya has a limp dick and would hump them like a dog in heat, and they come up with all sorts of schemes to break the two of them up. But what makes them interesting characters is that they pretend so well to be innocent. In fact, they disguise their cunning bitchery by second-guessing what they're doing, but the fact is they still end up ruining people's lives because each one is a selfish succubus that wants Touya. Why, who knows, because he cries like a bitch over everything.
White Album has an amazingly real story about shitty people messing up each others' lives. Man, what a wonderful thing to witness. read more
Feb 26, 2011
Pra falar a verdade eu nunca joguei a Novel (nem me interessei), por isso não posso fazer comparações entre o jogo e o anime então vou analisar apenas o anime.
É muito chato você ter uma pessoa amada que ama você mas que vive ocupada e ainda ter problemas de se comunicar com ela pela ausência de celulares, de msn, skype, orkut e afins (algo que não existia no ano de 1986), é nessa situação que o protagonista Toya Fuji vive. Toya é um universitário que namora Yuki Morikawa mas ela é muito ocupada com a profissão, ela quer ser uma idol que nem Rina Ogata e por isso ela se junta a Ogata Productions cujo o presidente é a pessoa que lançou Rina Ogata, o irmão mais velho dela Eiji Ogata.
O anime aborda o dia-dia "excitante" de Toya e seus amigos, os muitos encontros e desencontros do casal sempre deixando bem claro como o Toya sofre por não poder estar sempre com a Yuki e ela lutando pra ser aceita no mercado musical e aí que temos os secundários que cercam cada um.
Para fazer companhia para o solitário Toya existe sua senpai Misaki Sawakura (que só serve pra dar problemas ao Toya e sua amizade com Akira Nanase e ainda é louca pra dar pra ele), Haruka Kawashima (da mesma idade que o Toya, assim como a Misaki só serve pra dar problema e também quer dar pro Toya) e Akira Nanase (amigo de Toya que é louco pela Misaki e sabe que ela gosta do Toya), detalhe: são amigos da Yuki mas as garotas querem roubar o namorado dela.
Para fazer companhia para Yuki existe a empresária Yayoi Shinozuka que considera o Toya um incomodo para carreira da Yuki e por isso faz o possível para separar os dois (é a maior vaca do anime); e a criatura que dá gosto de assistir o anime Rina Ogata. Rina é uma das protagonistas e é o apoio de Yuki na carreira de idol, com sua personalidade forte (diferente de todas as garotas da série) e jeito elegante faz o possível pra unir o casal mesmo estando atraída pelo Toya; e pra encerrar o núcleo Yuki temos o misterioso irmão da Rina que possui planos para a Yuki e para realizá-los ele está disposto a tudo, até passar por cima da própria irmã.
Analisando os personagens, entre o indeciso Toya, a ingênua Yuki, as causadoras de problemas Haruka e Misaki, o apagado Akira, o misterioso Eiji e vaca Yayoi, a unica personagem que se salva e realmente prende a atenção da pessoa é a Rina e é ela que salva o anime.
Analisando os aspectos técnicos do anime, a animação não é lá essas coisas, se for comparar com outra obra do estúdio (por exemplo Nanoha) deixa muito a desejar e em alguns momentos os personagens são feios. A trilha sonora é Jazz que te ajuda a situar no ano de 1986, a abertura nem se fala, Shin Ai cantada pela Nana Mizuki é uma música muito linda, uma excelente balada que joga um clima melancólico para o anime (que tenta ser realista), a unica crítica que eu poderia fazer séria ao encerramento que não tem nada a ver com o clima do anime.
A unica coisa que fazia não me arrepender de assistir White Album era a Rina fora isso, nada me prendia a ele. Pra começar, as atitudes do Toya faz com que muita gente queira matar ele e Yuki é ingênua demais, os outros personagens só aparecem ou pra atrapalhar o casal ou pra mostrar que o anime tem mais personagens.
White Album não chega a ser horrível mas sofre pela falta de personagens interessantes e pela falta de acontecimentos que não estejam relacionados aos dois (esse ultimo aspecto será corrigido na próxima temporada).
Obs: não citei a Mana Mizuki por que ela não afeta o desenvolvimento do anime, eu considero ela uma encheção de linguiça. read more
Aug 11, 2009
Before I start writting about story or about another think I'd like to say this isn't an anime which would make you happy.I think it's the same reason why people's score this low.An anime can't be decided about if it's make you feel relieve or happy.An anime made for emotion not just the good ones even feeling for bad ones.So what about if it's make you feel bad?isn't this anime make you feel bad in a great and amazing way...
The story is about the relationships of Fujii Touya and the Morikawa Yuki and her surroundings.I can't say this is much of a love story but I can say it would be carved into your heart's deepest part with a pain(which I seek in a anime if I watch a love story I'd like to feel a little sorrowful(a little maso don't you think ^^;))).
I'm the type who doesn't want to talk about something which has a diffrent opinion on every people.It's the same in the art part in my opinion I loved the art but I won't say anything u would love cuz everyone has own tastes.
This part is a little dissapointing but I could say they play the right song in right place it isn't something like Clannad A.S.(where the people want to kill who made the songs :D)
I can't say I didn't impressed about how the character's personallity was designed but I can say It is a little bit difficult to met alike persons in the reality(not all of characters just 1 or 2)
If u would mean if a drama anime's enjoyment it was much more than enjoyment but if u look it emotionally this anime is a DRAMA anime so I'm begging to people who is not like drama anime to NOT watch it.because when they watch it they won't like it then anime's reputation would be even worser.
It's a great drama anime and even if I didn't cried that much it carved in my deep thoughts read more
Jul 17, 2009
This story is about the trials of a couple deeply involved where the heroine(Morikawa Yuki) is a rising star and the hero(Fujii Touya) is a college student rejected by his father. As they both are faced with dealing with the change of their relationship they both try and keep contact with each other as she slowly rises to stardom. The story is especially intriguing due to the fact that the story reeled me in from the start with its sombre atmosphere and environment of Touya's life while being separated from Yuki. The story also keeps you interested throughout without the inserts of pointless fillers thus leaves you hooked after every episode.
The musical score of the opening is absolutely amazing for I personally am a fan for orchestrated music. But regardless the opening and inserts as well as the ending adds emphasis on what the general mood of the story is. With that being said the music sets and maintains a proper mood for each situation in the story which is an absolute must for a drama/romance (cant have the music ruin the mood of the story right?).
The characters are each very unique and its hard to classify any of the characters as a certain stereotype which brings me to like this anime further. The additional fact that this isnt a harem even though there are a lot of female characters "attracted to Touya" makes me like this anime even further and this is because these characters are vital and the relationships between Touya and some of the characters changes other characters who may not be directly related to Touya in any way.
Thus with that being said, whatever that may happen in the story, it was breath taking (if i could exaggerate a little here) and was definitely a complete joy to watch, HOWEVER one thing i did wish for when I finished would have to be a better ending to top off an amazing anime, but one minor flaw wont change the overall success of White Album.
Feb 21, 2009
The first thing you have to put in mind when watching this series is that the setting is 1986, when handphones were still not that common, and national idols still existed.
The story starts out very nicely, with very well-done introductions of the characters. We have the main guy who is dating the supposedly main girl, who is doing her best to be an artist. That's where everything goes down in an avalanche. It's a very plain romance drama with very little comedy and it drags along like a log. Just watching it makes you become impatient and tick.
The art is quite well done, in the sense that it is very casual, and it uses light colors very well, hence the characters fit into the sceneries brilliantly. the animation is not particularly well done, but there are no mistakes.
I expected better tunes, and more songs since it's supposed to be about music too. The OP ED is just alright.. and the bgms are fine, but they hardly compliment the anime much. it leaves a lot of room for improvement.
As the story drags along, the characters drag along as well. The main character is okay at the beginning, but as the episodes past, we see him becoming more and more pitiful and useless. He's indecisive, and very passive(how do you expect to keep an idol as a girlfriend like that??). For the other characters, they hardly ever develop, and all you'll learn about them is their past. Just one thing.. thanks to the main girl's voice, you'll melt like a butter. ^^
Sometimes, you'll find yourself smiling, and very rarely, open your eyes big in surprise at the plot twists.. but that's all. after each episode, you find yourself empty, and the next episode is just not as anticipating as the last.
As a harem anime, this one has really failed in many aspects. It leaves a lot of expectations in disappointment and is really no more than another plain anime. Don't watch this unless you have a lot of time to waste. read more
Apr 6, 2009
1986; the year this show was set in, and coincidentally also the year I was born in. These are my type of show, senien romances; no ecchi, no fanservice, drama packed and a slow maturing storyline. The story is about our main protagonist Toya who dates an upcoming idol star, as he has to deal with the obstacles, he has to face while dating a rising pop star; throw in a bunch of girls for distraction and that's our plot. But unlike most harems, this isn't for kids. As mentioned above, this is no panty flashing show.
The storyline was pretty interesting. I felt the relationship with our main protagonist believable. Aya Hirano was a great in voicing Yuki, and throughout the show it was interesting to see how Toya had to deal with his relationship with Yuki, as well as the other girls. Despite Toya doing things he shouldn't (wont spoil it). I never hated and felt disgusted for the guy. Sometimes I might have felt frustrated, but his feelings were pretty understandable and in a way, I could relate too, though from my point of view there wasn't a clear distinction between right and wrong in what he did.
So what did I learn about the year I was born? Well, I appreciate a mobile phone, even more now. The amount of missed calls in this show is slightly frustrating, but understandable. Mobile phones in that year were bricks, and cost quite a lot. Even answering machines were expensive! Though despite the show being set in the mid 80s, it looked anything but. The show looked great, apart from a few scenes where it's obvious they cut corners. The music was great, and overall it was a pretty enjoyable show. I liked all the characters and really don't have a preference, despite all the female characters involved. One thing I do hate about this show though, is the damn Hiatus. Not sure why they they're airing the next half in autumn when they could have show all 26 episodes. No matter, it's something to look forward to. Overall a very good show. read more
Jan 13, 2009
The story itself seems rather dull at first thought but you quickly learn there is much more then meets the eye. The animation is out of this world in that at times your consufed as to if your watching a TV show or a Movie in how seemless and beautiful the charachers move about their enviroment and how detailed and realistic the backgrounds are. The Music is very nice and helps develope the mood insted of ruin it and fits wonderfully.
Overall its a beautiful peice of art and will be enjoyable to a more mature and patent audience. This show has some wonderful potential and I hope you enjoy it for what it is. read more
Dec 1, 2012
Our main character (Touya) is in a relationship with an up and coming pop singer Yuki Morikawa, For me the story is showing how tough it can be for a relationship if both are busy, Yuki is always busy being in the "Media" as she is now trying to become a famous singer, and Touya is going to college + doing 2 part time jobs.
Setting of 1986 is fantastic, every little detail is spot on, and this MAKES the series for me, In our times (2012+) we can Phone each other direct, back then they couldn't do that, Only phone their respective homes/houses, you can talk to them over the internet, another thing you cannot do in 1986.
This creates a problem that today could be less so, How do you build a relationship and maintain it if both people are very busy?
As this was a "Harem" game adaption, we get treated to MANY characters, One by the end of the S1 & 2 you will get attached to the characters, Each one have their own unique traits.
Classical music and overall the soundtrack for this series is Sublime, Is rather fitting of the whole style of this Anime.
Voices are perfect too, Even down to the sub characters, Suit the style of character they are on the whole, and did enjoy Aya Hirano's Yuki's performance amongst many.
I LOVED the setting/style/characters and even the story, But was not a massive fan of the main character, lost my caring factor for him during this season, Which may of affected parts in this series, But in a nutshell, its one of the most unique Romance/Harem i've seen, its classy too and hard to describe, but when you go into a new anime series, this has a Awe about it, I really enjoyed this season/series, and would say if you like any of the recommended them watch this you WON'T regret it, you will watch them back to back, that's the sign of a good series.
Oct 8, 2013
Everyone has written everything that can be said about this show already. So if you can tough out the first bit of the show the later episodes make up for the awful slow start.
Aug 29, 2013
You should watch this with an open mind and you should have complete control of your rage. If you can watch this, I think you're ready for SCHOOL DAYS.
You are dropped off in the middle of nowhere, all you know is your name and you are waiting for some hint of back story. You get none. This will continue until the last few episodes of the second season.
People who would like to try it, should have patience. The story is great. Just wait and see. The story has some School Days elements in it (one of the heroines is like Kotonoha without the violence.) Also, the setting of the story is really something refreshing for me and it adds more to the plot.
Please do watch it if you have the chance or if you want something different. read more