Wow this Movie was released almost at the same time this site launched but nobody has done a review of it in 13 years. Well someone got to make it, more if I am watching the worst anime shows that this site says it has. Expect some spoilers btw.
Haru no Ashioto the Movie is bad. But there is like a weird way to say it's bad. It doesn't do anything atrocious but it is stupid, it is stupid but in a strange way.
The plot of Haru no Ashioto centers around 3 student girls that are like prodigies at the school, but one day there is
a coup d'etat in the school in which a teacher is taking control of it, dethroning the principal so it is the task of these 3 girls to get back their school.
The story as I said it is stupid. They engage in fights to get the control of the school but in the end is worthless because the teacher is telling this plan for some festival they are having. It feels like a waste of time exposing these ideas that go nowhere and that for some it could be considered a really big waste of time but at least it doesn't drag too long since it is only 20 minutes.
The characters are bland, once again these girls are your typical "we are strong with the power of friendship" and try to convey this sorta magical girl spirit with, I don't know if this is the right word to describe it, prophecy of a baseball bat that honestly I believe it was from a baseball player but it seems that it was a name they put out at random. The teacher is your unidimensional I am bad and I want power with the laugh that goes "A HA HA" you here from these kind of villains.
The art and animation are actually decent. This is based on a Visual Novel from Minori mostly known for the "EF" Series which I must say they really do have beautiful artwork but aren't as good when you play the Visual Novels. The animation has a lot of fluidity but I don't know if it is because of the videoplayer I was watching it or the movie is like that but there are times that the animation gets static for like 5 seconds and then it continues, like when the DVDs are starting to not work properly. Also sometimes the backgrounds move by themselves, no joking at all. It seems that the animators forgot that the backgrounds should be static and not move along with the characters.
Music and Voice Actors are fine. The voice actors do the job but they are not memorable. The Opening and Ending are just the typical good vibe and cutesy songs that you either enjoy or simply forget.
My conclusions on Haru no Ashioto. It is a weird experience, it doesn't do anything wrong but I feel something is lacking or that it could be done better but at the same time it doesn't need to. I don't know how to describe the feeling for this one. It is not an insult but again the purpose of existing is ok I guess.
Well thanks for taking your time in reading this review. Take care in whatever you do and see you around.