I expected this ending to be much more sadder with Saki having to leave, especially with the way they were setting it up the last couple of episodes. But it didn't really turn out that way. I guess they did a nice job transitioning it to end on a happier note, with the 4 of them wishing to be best friends forever. That sure was heartwarming to see.
This show was seriously underrated and I liked it a lot. It would have been awesome to see more of this and watch their situation after Saki had moved; but yeh its probably not happening. Ahhh I sure am going to miss watching these 4 girls do their things every week. Oh and the songs in this anime were fantastic.
Decent, but I expected more emotions when Saki left, it turns out it was one of those everyone-is-happy endings. I found this quite lame.
I guess there won't be a second season since they could barely animate this season with their budget.
Overall 7/10, it was entertaining.
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I might be a little biased caused by nostalgic feelings but this show about friendship- eternal friendship- really touched me, made me smile but also tear up every so often. In the end I can think about it while smiling and that's what such an anime should be able to achieve.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. - Albert Einstein
I guess my prediction of their grandeur debut as idols to end the summer was a little out of reach, even as a miracle. Saki really summed up my thoughts on this episode well - that it's not a memory if it never ends. It seems like Rin's mom knew about the rock and I'm guessing her and the others used to wish on it once upon a time as well.
Overall this had a splendid mix of hilarity, drama, and slice of life moments. Natsuiro did a good job at portraying and building the sense of a strong bond between Yuka, Rin, Saki, and Natsumi. Their interactions just seemed a bit more grounded and down to Earth, like what I'd expect from a group of close friends. It felt more personal that way. The biggest theme I'd say I took away from this is to use the time I have for the most precious things to me, since farewells and goodbyes are inevitable. This series had an especially profound impact on me considering I moved in my second year of middle school as well and left behind a company of good friends that I would constantly spend night and day around.
7.5/10, a solid slice of life that I could both enjoy and relate to, even on a bittersweet note.