Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season

Rumbling Hearts OVA

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Synonyms: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien OVA, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Haruka Route, The Eternity You Wish For OVA
Japanese: 君が望む永遠~Next Season~
English: Rumbling Hearts OVA
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2007 to Dec 19, 2008
Producers: Age
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 1486814,868 users)
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Ranked: #45002
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Popularity: #3959
Members: 28,820
Favorites: 33

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After a three-year coma due to a car accident, Haruka Suzumiya finally leaves Keyaki General Hospital. The young woman slowly gets accustomed to the outside world thanks to the warmth of her loving family and caring boyfriend Takayuki Narumi—who broke up with the girlfriend he had made during Haruka's hospitalization so that he could pursue his former love.

However, afraid to be a burden to Takayuki, Haruka suggests breaking up with him and then abandons him in a departing train. More determined than ever to start a career in picture book writing, Haruka devotes herself to studying for the university admission exam. At the same time, Takayaki tries to land a stable job despite the lasting economic depression. Although they pursue seemingly different goals, will Takayuki and Haruka be able to ultimately reunite?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takayama, Hideki
Kuribayashi, Minami
Theme Song Performance
Original Creator
Matsumoto, Kentaro
Assistant Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Next Season" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 2)

Ending Theme

1: "Next Season" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 1)
2: "Eternity" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 2-3)


Mar 31, 2009
I'm going to try and keep this as short as possible. By now you have already watched the first season and understand what the plot is, but this short series runs the "What if" situation, where Haruka gets a second chance at Takayuki. After that, everything just falls into place. For once the predictable feel of the anime is welcomed and fits perfectly. It serves for those audience members who wanted them to get back together.

Over all 10/10, still really sad though.
Jan 13, 2013
I must say I really hated the ending of the original series.. but that is just my selfishness talking.
I was happy when I saw this version of the story which has a better end , happy people, caring people, loving people.

The original had more dramatic scenes that sometimes made you cry which I is why I appreciate it
but this is very well made as well.

You can tell the difference in these endings because of the feelings expressed in them. It is always good to see such hardships in life because they remind you of what is important in your life and how you ...
Apr 6, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I think this show was really bad, compared the original. Even as a Haruka supporter, I couldn't seem to enjoy this show. It felt rushed, and idiotic, and I didn't like the animation at all - its much different from the first series (not same animators)

Somehow they just made it look plain and boring, and changed too much on the characters. The only good thing was Haruka moving on with her life, and she finally got the spotlight to show how strong she are, even if we did see some of it in the original series too.


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