Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and feelings. As their final year at junior high school progresses, the group overcome their challenges to mature and become aware of changes in themselves.
An anime about the pure, innocent, and slow-pacing love of the adolescence page in our lives that we can relate to. This show can bring back nostalgia about how dumbfounded we had been when we experienced love in the middle school.
The art style is very unique with the watercolor palette and will be very distinguishable at the first episode. It’s fitting in the general feel of the show, which is like the reminiscent of our youth days. There’s a lot of great sceneries which somewhat akin to what Makoto Shinkai’s produced in his works.
The soundtracks help a lot in creating the atmosphere of the
scene and are noteworthy. The OP is beautiful yet exciting, the same goes to the ED and insert songs (though both are calmer). All in all, the sounds are working in concert with the art to create a delightful duo for our senses.
Both of the main characters seem like dandere because of how shy they are except with the ones they’re close to. This helps create heartwarming awkward moments between the two of them. Other supporting characters also show interesting premise for future episodes.
The slow-paced nature of this show may turn away some people off, but actually it’s the strong point. It also occasionally surprises us with the sudden increment of development in the story. This anime might be a hidden gem in this season or maybe this year because of how down-to-earth it is and it might refreshes our not-so-pure self with something as innocent as this.
EDIT: Although I still stand by everything I said before, as the story advances, I want to say more, namely I really want to emphasize that this show is truly beautiful and special, it's real and honest and not cluttered with any needless tropes or background noise. Their feelings and circumstances are extremely believable and everything is treated in a very gentle manner. And up to now I have loved every single episode I have seen.
I wouldn't normally follow a story about middle-schoolers, however I am not sorry I started watching this. It delivers an overall sweet and considerate story, and is the only decent
romance anime that this season has to offer us.
The story is very down to earth, boy meets girl, they gradually get closer. Although the pacing of the anime seems slow (in terms of how the scenes are constructed), I would say that (at least by shoujo standards) things are actually evolving pretty quickly. I like the story because it feels authentic and earnest and because the characters inner life plays a big role. In this age of lolis, anything human and real is to be appreciated.
The art and animation are of perfectly good quality by modern standards, nothing spectacular, but I feel that lots of attention to detail was invested.
The characters portray what you would expect from a (no frills) 14-year old. They are discovering the world, dealing with their emotions, interests, desires... they are also quite sweet and shy :)
I personally am enjoying this series more and more, I find it sincere and refreshing and feel swept into the characters' emotions. If you like this genre of anime, I encourage people to give it a try, the first two or three episodes should convince you.
Watching slow developing relationships can be hard to watch at times. But a series like this, where characters slowly gain feelings for eachother, is something like a refreshment for me. Usually romance anime’s take place in a high school or the likes of that. However, this is in a middle school setting, where the characters are just a bit more immature and doesn’t grasp the term of love as much as high school characters. So this story is like the cute-sy chemistry between 2 middle school students. Watching love bloom one step at a time, can be a beautiful thing.
The setting is simple, the story
is simple. Just your normal school setting with characters slowly gaining feelings for one another. That’s it right? That’s exactly it. However, the way the process of love works here in this anime just clicks for me. The character interactions seem so human for me. Considering they’re only middle school students and it’ll take time for their feelings to fully come into fruition.
Basically the series is about the Main characters slowly maturing, developing feelings, and facing challenges along the way.
I also like this series because it really reminds me of my middle school years. The settings and situations in the anime are close to identical to how my middle school like went. Thus it was an interesting nostalgic journey back to the past.
That’s really it, isn't one of those high school romances with an intense amount of drama and stuff. It’s simplistic. A series where you can lay back and watch the love between characters come into light. While they go along their long journey ahead, experiencing new things.
An original romance series made by studio feel. Expected something beautiful and simple, which is what I got. So far feel hasn't disappointed me so far. I hope it continues to focus on the relationship of the 2 characters and how they grow up and develops in maturity.
Can I also mention how nice the art looks. Now I know many might disagree, however the unique are style with the way it shines just resonates with my taste.
Also, the ost. The most fits so well and it’s honestly one of the most beautiful ost’s I’ve heard this season. Nao is definitely doing an amazing job with the OP and ED.
The characters are what you would expect from middle school students. It will take a while, but they’re awkward and shy to one another, but talks perfectly fine onLINE or texting one another. This awkwardness is as I hope to be developed into a beautiful relationship between the 2 characters. A cute interaction is what I want in this series. The way their chemistry just works, is a pretty sight to see.
It’s kinda hard I know to handle some of these characters, because of their social awkwardness. But they’re middle school students handling their first love. It’s a given how awkward they’ll be. But the beauty of the slow process makes it all the better.
I’m glad we a nice slice of life romance anime this season. It’s promising and I hope it gets better throughout the episodes.
As far as this anime is aired, four episodes currently, I am really enjoying it.
This anime is "just" a normal and common slice of life, school, romance anime, but the way it is made is just pure awesomeness. The characters are lovable and the setting is really good. The voices are really calm and fascinating...it just feels good to hear them talk. The anime is really calm and that is one of the reasons why it is so good. You can feel the characters, and everything seems realistic. I highly recommend this anime for school/romance anime fans.
Right now the hype for the next episode
In this spring season this is definitely one of the upper anime
But be prepared for moments that make you think "OMG, this is so accurate" and a lot of sighs by the main character xD