Every day, a young girl wearing a mask stands by the beach and sings a nostalgic melody. After experiencing two sudden heart-wrenching partings when she was only a child, Nino Arisugawa has been singing her songs to the ocean, bound by a promise made with her two childhood friends—her first love, Momo Sakaki, and a boy who composed music, Kanade "Yuzu" Yuzuhira. Having never met each other, the boys both individually promised that if Nino was ever separated from them, her voice would be the beacon to reunite them once again.
After six long years, destiny has finally placed Nino, Momo, and Yuzu in the same high school. However, the passage of time has changed many things in their lives—while Nino relentlessly attempts to fulfill her childhood promise with the boys, Yuzu's feelings for her from the past resurface, and Momo goes to great lengths to prevent a reunion with Nino. Through music, will they be able to mend their friendship and overcome all the feelings involved in this complicated love triangle?
When it comes to music anime, the sound department should aim to the top, specially if it goes around a Band. also let them sing original songs that aren't the OP just like Fuuka did most of the time in that anime (and that's why It failed so hard) if a music anime has more than 2 Original songs within 4 episodes means that it is actually good. I won't say that this anime tops legendary anime like Beck, but it is still good so far (there might be spoilers so...)
Story 7/10: the story goes around a Girl that is known by the name of
"Alice" which is a fan of the group "In NO hurry", she happened to sing a lot when she was a kid (even tho she sings LALALALA XD, I find this quite good since I remember on music classes that you have to "tune" yourself on different tones before singing)
Her backstory goes around when she was a Kid and had a childhood friend as a neighbor, they used to sing "twinkle twinkle little star", yet Life is a douche and they got separated because fuck her life. the impact of being separated from him caused her a lot of pain (this girl has the worst luck when it comes to romance interest) after getting to know another kid that liked music and writes songs on the sand she started singing more, yet, Life is again a douche and separates her from him. that concludes what we know so far about her past.
telling more would just ruin the experience of the anime, I just told what I thought would be important for you to know. yet the show is good enough to hook me in.
Art 7/10: not a fan of Shoujo art, but it is quite good, I do spot some CG scenes but well, they don't really suck so i'm okay with it (Nodame Cantabile did the same with their symphonic Orchestra and that anime was pretty good) over all the animation is doing a good job
Sound 9/10: As I said above, a Music anime is to fail if they don't develop the sound department in a good way (k-on had some cool music, but it disappointed because of motherfucking tea spam, and Fuuka didn't even cared for music) Fukumenkei Noise does have more than 2 original songs that aren't the OP or ED, and it actually shows the work of the composer on their songs, not only technical, but emotional.
Liking the voice acting and the OST overall, I hope that this show delivers more original music into it as the story progresses.
Character 7/10: a Slight difference between this and Fuuka, is that this anime is a "reverse" love triangle, and it actually works! because on Fuuka you could tell who was going to lose because of how evident and cliché the events were. this time I'm not sure who would win, yet, is the less thing I'm caring for, because this show actually cares for music and does a good job on it, specially when its developing the characters with the music. (at least we don't have beta males that can't watch a Pantsu shot because they are full red, freaking out and doing stupid decisions).
other thing that this anime does well on their characters, is that they have reasons to fail rather than being horny and depressed because senpai didn't notice me. we have illness, motivation, dedication and love as some factors that can flip the table if shit were about to happen, and that's true, me as someone that likes to write some stories, if I'm not that motivated, I tend to lose myself while writing and becomes hard to carry out my ideas (this totally doesn't have a thing to do with my grammar XD).
Enjoyment 8/10: so far so good, I don't find myself hating a character or the anime itself. Liking the music, Liking the characters, Liking the development... you should already know what does this means.
Overall 7,6/10: so far, if I had to recommend this, I would certainly recommend it, at least is quite better than other "music" anime where nothing really happens or the plot goes over something that isn't really relevant. if you like Shoujo and Music, certainly you will like this.
Watch it if you are
- capable of enduring teenage melodrama without any rhyme or reason (pun intended)
- looking for punishment for your recently commited homicide or child rape
DO NOT watch it if
- your hearing is at least somewhat functional
- you ever wonder what kind of school allows kids to just vansih for weeks to live out their breathtakingly inane traumas that come with incredibly lacking love triangles
- you still want to believe in the goodness of music
My personal opnion:
A music anime where the lead somehow fails to hit every single note in every single song, completely ignores the bpm most of the time and is still considered to be a godsent singing wonder is beyond dreadful. And even if you had complete tone-deafness or the goodwill towards anime temporarily impaired your hearing, you'd still be left with the painfully generic, gloomy teenage romance plot between two flavors of generic tsundere boys: the adorably irate pipsqueak (the M for the yaoi fanfiction) and the sexy serial killer that blushes (the S for the yaoi fanfiction) and the subject of their passive-aggressive uncaring-caring: a walking-talking migraine stuck in a girl's body.
Though, to be fair, this entire series is pretty much a migraine in animated form...
So in short:
- uninspired and grating story
- constant melodrama
- tiring and annoying characters
- music comprised solely of off-beat, false notes
- not entertaining even in an ironic way
This anime is simply an unpleasant experience that takes a lot out of you with every second spent watching it.
I really love this anime, first time i saw this anime I remembered NANA ( sweet memories)..so, all the people says ''is the same like fuuka but better'' ''this anime did the thing what fuuka never did in one only episode''
One point fuuka is a shonen and ecchi (yep, ecchi), Fukumenkei noise is Shoujo... with the 5 episodes i have seen of fukumenkei noise i can say this is master piece in terms of shoujo.. maybe the animation isn't the better than other but think this anime could be better with ''moe animation'' animation is fine.. but the story and the character and
music for me, is so fucking good, the VO of nino is so good, you know is Hayami Saori. isn't boring to see this anime is so recommended.. this anime have potencial the manga was very popular in her time.. and maybe 12 episodes will be very short but i'll be happy with all the songs of In No Hurry..