This is one of the few shows I'm enjoying this season. All the characters are super likable despite the tiny amount of screen time each party gets. The art is great which doesn't really matter in this kind of show in my opinion but its a never a negative. It's just super satisfying to watch. If you are sick of romance or harem shows not ever going anywhere, crack open a cold one and let you soul be sated by some great conclusions with great lovable characters.
Each set is somewhat repetitive,
"I like you"
"There's no way they actually like me"
but the characters are all very
different and just seeing them interact makes you happy for some reason. The comedy is surprisingly well done as well which just adds to the great emotional swings they throw at you.
“I love you” is perhaps one of the most complex combination of words in the human language. It holds a special meaning for people of any age and for teenagers, that’s no overstatement. Tsurezure Children takes the idea of romance and brings it out like skits of human stories. It’s a definitely a series that I found charming and doesn’t even to be full length to show that.
As a fan of the manga, I originally had mixed expectations for this adaptation. The manga has over 140 chapters and ongoing. Each chapter is only a few pages long and it would feel like the show may
have some difficultly to transform this into anime form. However, the first few episodes easily convinced me that this anime has what it takes to set the bar for a rom-com. At its core, Tsurezure Children is about relationships of young people. There is quite a diverse range of characters and some of the couples really stand out compared to others. What really made me appreciate the show is how smooth the story flowed with the characters. Despite just being half length, it doesn’t waste time to showcase character pairings. It mixes character drama, humor, realism, and romance altogether.
The show has a very colorful cast with all sort of characters. It has childhood friends, a tsundere, a delinquent, dominant guys, class representatives, stoic girl, drama club leaders, club members, etc. It’s like bringing together all the gimmicks you remember from high school days and stick them together. Of course, this invites all sorts of personalities into the show as well. What I find highly entertaining about the couple pairings is that all of them can be relatable. Think of your days when you were in school and the times when you had a crush on someone. If you look at the show from the characters’ perspective, it can feel like you’re there with them. And to be honest, I think that’s what makes this series really fun to watch. Romance is a very complex theme that has no real answer. Love is a very powerful emotion and this show explores that in many ways. Expect to hear confessions often and this show is not afraid to pull the trigger often between pairings.
Despite all the drama, the show is actually very lighthearted and comedy plays a big role to entertain the viewers. It’s very gimmicky with characters showing attraction towards each other in their pairings. Rather than forcing humor down viewers’ throats, it comes out very naturally. Individually, the characters themselves also stand out. For example, “love master” Shinchi Katori plays the role of an advisor and often gives advice related to love. Masafumi Akagi has a dominant personality and gets involved with Ryouko Kaji for his own personal reasons. Ayaka Kamine is the typical shy girl that can easily be found in most rom-coms. Her relationship with Gouda is one of the most normal ones you’ll probably notice. Kana has the role of a tsundere as she often does things that can be easily misunderstood. Chizuru Takano is the stoic girl that’s hard to notice. Saki Kanda, a member of the soft tennis club, is a normal girl with a relationship that began from a misunderstanding. The list goes on but the point is that all these characters has personalities that you’d expect to encounter at school. In one way or another, the show will easily get viewers to care about them because of their personalities.
Now I will admit, this show does lack a bit when it comes to storytelling. A lot of the same things happen in many episodes that can feel all over the place. Furthermore, the show feels very open when it comes to the character pairings and sometimes, it takes steps back with relationship development. Of course, this show isn’t for anyone. It has emotional drama but most of it is lighthearted comedy rather than melodrama that you may see in shoujo anime. Despite that, it’s engaging enough to keep the audience interested about the characters. It’s charming, clever, and seeks the make memories that will give viewers something to talk about.
While it doesn’t have the most impressive visuals for an anime adaptation, the show is still able to capture the essence of its themes. It’s simplistic enough to bring out character expressions and often times, it’s contagiously entertaining to watch with characters’ body language. It took me a little while to accept the art style of the show as at first, it felt lackluster. However, the more I watched, the more I realized how fitting the visuals are. It’s faithful to the manga and make the most of what it is.
Tsurezure Children’s soundtrack also plays an important role despite being overlooked. As a show with light comedy, it often is able to match the momentum of those special moments. On occasion, those moments feels like time itself stops and the OST brings out the feel of it. Theme songs is well choreographed with j-pop themes and catchy to hear. Character voices really carries the show together as it amplifies the personalities to make them credible.
This anime succeeds as an adaptation and is a terrific picture. It’s appealing and filled with personality that can easily get viewers into the mood. It’s hysterically humorous not by just its comedy aspects but by how every character pairing brings the most out from each other. While the storytelling occasionally holds the show back, it doesn’t cause its destruction because plot isn’t what this is anime is about. Rather, it takes these character relationships and makes it as whimsical as it can be. Looking for something to take mind off of and enjoy comfortably? Tsurezure Children is your answer and it doesn’t even need to be a full length show to prove it.
Tsurezure children represents an interesting pattern that no anime did before, instead of havinga main character, and the story around him/her, you have tons of pairs, and all of them are "main characters".
Some of them get together early, some later, some don't at all, you have so many options to see, that's why it's unique.
If you like one pair, it sucks when you know you'll barely see them, as there are many more pairs, but if you dislike a pair, you know you won't be seeing them much.
Overall I enjoyed Tsurezure children. I think the strongest point of it
was the interesting and huge cast of characters. Instead of the usual "dense MC", "Tsundere" and such tropes, you have more complex characters, each with his or her own tricks.
The only problem is that it didnt have enough time to really cover up much, if I choose one pair and take all the time together, they barely have even one full length (24min) episode. And Tsurezure Children's episodes are only 12 minutes. While it was interesting seeing many pairs, at some point I felt like I want to just erase a few pairs so I can focus on the ones I love.
Some pairs just stopped existing, and I wish I could've seen my favorite pairs instead of the pairs that stole screen time. Each minute is important.
I RECOMMEND it, it's also half the time of a normal one cour series, so it shouldnt take much time to watch, 9/10
I'll keep this brief since this anime is not only a short but also rather straightforward in nature.
Tsurezure Children is a very simplistic anime on paper, but also a very satisfying and surprisingly original depiction of romance. For something with merely 12-minute episodes, it's hard to find many anime better than this with similar time span.
Tsurezure Children is almost like the antithesis of the stereotypical romance anime. Instead of having a boy and a girl clumsily dancing around each other throughout the whole anime only to get a kiss and/or a confession in the very last episode at best, in Tsurezure Children all the couples
are already established from the beginning in some way... and there are a lot of couples. So many I almost lost count of them.
Essentially it is an anime depicting various types of young couples with very different personalities in order to see how they interact and flirt with each other. It's very cute but a lot of the time also quite funny to watch. But perhaps its biggest strength is that despite how many different couples there are and how little screen time each of them has individually as a whole, they all feel extremely believable. It is easy to understand the different characters' thought processes without them feeling forced or rushed, making it feel like a very realistic anime overall. As a result, the end goal of Tsurezure Children is not to “hook up with your crush somehow” like it is in most romance anime, but rather just to portray different types of clumsy and innocent first-time relationships. It's surprising just how much of a rarity that is in anime really.
Overall, Tsurezure Children is a very enjoyable and genuinely refreshing romcom, and especially considering its short episode lengths it is most certainly worth spending the time on watching. And I also think the fact that a mere short managed to become one of the most popular anime of the season is by itself a testament to its success.
Romance is a universal theme in the lives of many people. It’s something almost everyone must face at some point in their adolescence, whether they choose go through with it or not. How would you confess? How much do you love someone? How do you hide your crushes? What forms a successful romance? Are you shy or do you prefer to be flamboyant about it? In what ways, do you communicate with those you care about? Watch these questions and more be answered in Tsurezure Children, a playful set of comedic shorts all centered around one thing, the struggles of young love and budding relationships.
episode is only 12 minutes long, about half the length of your average anime episode, and in these shorts, there is usually 4 different stories about the hardships and struggles of young love. With 12 episodes, there are 48 different scenarios around one general subject. You might think this results in playing the same joke repeatedly but surprisingly, no. Almost every 3-minute story has its own subject matter relating to the general base to show that yes, love and early relationships are rarely handled the same way for anyone. These shorts can be about anything from awkward text misunderstandings, the aftermath of on-the-spot confessions, trying to help a friend talk to a girl, trying to say how much you like someone in a unique way, escaping the friend zone and many more. While not all of these shorts were comedy gold, and a few were kind of annoying, a majority them did get me to chuckle while watching, due to some of the character quirks and very unexpected outcome in a few more. The plots in general feel written for this format, to have a beginning, middle and end for every one and in doing that, the writing is really solid, even if the characters sometimes fail to distinguish as well as the plots.
The show features a decently handled cast of those in their adolescence, with about 5-6 character pairs and two main recurring ones in every vignette. For the most part, characterization is pretty basic, with many of the plots being defined by how much a character is feeling love anxiety for another, but there are a few exceptions. The inquisitive Akagi and the incredibly flamboyant Shinichi were standouts for their more eccentric nature going beyond the simple idea of love anxiety. Props to their voice actors for making their personalities come alive. Everyone else is generally fine. They seem to act like typical teenagers with the whole “anime reaction shot” gimmicks, but are less memorable for their characters and moreso for the stories they are a part of, and towards how the animation conveys their feelings. At the same time, this is another credit to the short format of the series: that no one character overstays their welcome. If it ever gets close, you’ll shift to another pair for the comedy to continue.
As far as presentation goes, it’s generally pretty light. The animation by the have-yet-to-make a mark Studio Gokumi isn’t standout, with very typical designs, colored hair, typical scene composition and face structure (with exception to Takao Yamane’s frog face), as well as the school setting. At most, it’s functional, but I won’t go too hard on it given what it wants to convey is with writing and not visual spectacle, and that it does, along with the voice acting, help in playfully exaggerating the nervous and the flamboyant personalities. In terms of music, it’s also generally typical. The OP is a basic pop tune that isn’t too memorable or exciting, background music is generally fine, but I must give credit for the handling of the ED. It is fashioned like a typical climax moment song in most romantic dramas, but the usage makes it more special than that. Rather than it having separate visuals once the plot resolves, it plays as the last scene of the episode plays out. The expressively dramatic song both helps the romantic resolutions made in each episode’s last short, and also serves to oxymoron if the scene is bombastic and silly. It’s a nice touch that makes certain scenes funnier than they would be otherwise when sending off the episodes at the end.
In a season remembered less than fondly by horny psycho gambling nonsense, the most boring and derivative Fate entry yet, and the insipid lewdness of Hajimete no Gal, this was a bright bulb. Not the most original or creatively animated series, but for shorts, they were very charming and pleasant. I would recommend the series if you want a nice sweet time passer that reminds you what your teenage love life was like. Next time I’ll be covering the season’s biggest critical darling Made in Abyss. See you all then.
Don't we all hate it when we have to wait for 12+ episodes to see one character confess? almost all anime with Harem or Shoujo genre do that stuff and it gets really annoying and repetitive after a while, Tsurezure children is the complete opposite of that, the anime is divided into short stories with different characters in each story and the stories are all about characters confessing their love and what happens after that.
I'm not really a fan when it comes to romance anime because most of them feel forced to me but this one is very good when it comes to that, specially
because of how good the characters are written ( aside from that one blonde guy ) and the variety of romantic relationships and how different the interactions are with every story being unique and intriguing.
With every episode being around 12 minutes long, the series doesn't feel heavy or it makes you feel like it's a chore watching one episode, i think it being only that long makes it better for the one watching and it is very enjoyable.
Overall rating : 8/10.
I would recommend it.
On a side note : I cannot change the number of episodes I have watched so even thought it says 4 episodes, I have finished it.
Young love and relationships are important for many reasons. They teach us many things. Trust, honesty and respect as well as learning how to adapt your life to another human being. But love and even young love has two sides of a coin. If you learn about trust, you are gonna learn about lies that hurt which is equally if not more important than having a happy relationship during school years. Hurting teaches us to cope with the pain from some you thought could never hurt you, cope with disappointment in someone you didn't think would lie to you.
However, this anime seems to focus on
those very generic relationships in anime that a veteran Romance anime viewer will know by heart. It doesn't show genuine interactions between young boy and girlfriends, I've never liked how it misleads us into believing that, this is how it actually plays out.
What I want is simple. Show me everything, show me a couple that does prevail through school and into the next step. Show me those who just slide from each other as time passes, show those who break up in a big way and those who prevail and rise above all the hardships they face. It's not difficult to flip a coin and show us everything. But as it stands it's just a sample of oversimplified shorts between generics which you can go a miss without feeling bad.
ever wondered what happens when teens fall in love. this show goes over all the angles and the aftermaths of the characters actions. the first episode goes over what happens when our characters confess their feelings and each episode after reflects on foregoing relationships among other topics and its all done in a fun way. the best comedy of the plethora of them this season for me.
the art is really glossy and kinda moe. it adds to the comedic effect without needing to worry about backgrounds and other aspects. the art by itself could do it all.
the sound is fine. rememberable I don't know but
I don't mind it each episode.
the characters are the show. if you dont like the characters and their reaction even though the show covering all aspects there might be something wrong with you. you have to like at least one of them. watch for just one story line if you like.
overall. this show is worth a watch. 10/10. the characters are fun even the character you might find normally annoying will get you interested and the characters are all that is important to this show.
"Painfully relatable," that is the only way I can think of to describe this show.
The first time I told a girl I liked her, I stalled for an entire year despite literally everyone, including her, knowing the entire time, and finally could only finally do it via a stupid text. The first time I was about to kiss her, I remembered a dumb joke and burst out laughing, not just killing the mood, but mutilating the corpse too. The first time I told her I loved her, it took 30 minutes just to get the words out and only managed to when she said she
had to leave. Basically, I'm a loser, but you know what? I can laugh about it now, and I hope that I'm laughing with all the characters in this show when they fail just as hard as I did, and often even harder.
Tsurezure Children is about a bunch of high school kids going through their first relationships. Despite having a pretty large cast and a pretty short run time, it manages to flesh out each and every major character by giving them all this thing called personality. Each couple is in basically the same situation at the beginning of the series, and the show uses the differently personalities to drive each character in vastly different directions. By making the personalities the driving force of each story, and by using such blatant juxtaposition, the show makes you think of the characters as people, not just characters right off the bat. This is especially enforced by the framing of each story as just a snapshot into their lives rather than everything that's going on with them, we can even see them sometimes in the background of other people's snapshots. Because there's such a variety of personalities though, it manages to cover a pretty ridiculous amount of ground, from someone being in denial about their very first crush, to their first time trying to have sex. If you've ever been awkward before, you will relate to someone in this cast, probably several of them.
At first, when I take a look at the anime, I was like ''Ohh.. It's another high school romance anime that we always anticapte of...'', but..
The uniqueness of how they made the story into seperate ones, simply, each character has a romantic story that most of us loved.
High school itself in anime can be sometimes applied in real life or 'based' on. The way this anime puts the comedic side, along with the comedic and hilarious humor makes the anime a worth it to watch this Summer 2017 and I am so glad I'v watched this anime up to the ending...
I will not say
anything about the story because its basically obvious that when writing a story, an intro, rising, climax, falling and resolution is a MUST.
But Tsurezure children offers us a 12-minute per episode show that shows various of plots in 1 episode. Kinda confusing but.. It's anime. I personally loved how they put the romance and humor in balance on every plot.
I judge art not that much to be honest. If the art is pleasing enough for my eyes, it will be worth it until the end. The art on this anime is an extravagant one. The effects, the blush on the romance scenes, the short effects on joke scenes. All intimidating and gorgeous. Though I get the feeling, on my opinion that this art is only 9/10 due to the fact the feeling of lacking can be there sometimes.
Opening is good.. Not that much my taste though what makes the sound 8/10 is that before the anime ends, the song plays already, making the sound more fitting to the side of romance.
We are introduced by so many characters on the spot! That is actually a huge problem, but when you watch like 2 or 3 more episodes, this problem fades away like a bird flies away at a distance. All because of the anime's great character development. We get to know their traits more and more, along their reaction to one another.
I'm not a fan of romance that much but when you consider a romantic anime that is enjoyable, its sides of humor can be considered also along with some plot twists and intense ones. Tsurezure offers us alot of them and its surprising that a 12-minute only anime can give so much that you can scream because of the romance, or laugh because of its cliched scenes and all.
Overall... 8/10 will be my rating since the story is not that much, I can say that its purpose of the story really lived up to the heights of a normal human like me.
One of the most heartwarming and cutest shows I've seen in a while. All romance fans should immediately watch.
Since the show is adapted from a 4-koma manga, its storytelling structure is composed of mini-skits rather than a full, linear episode. There are multiple "couples" in the show, as the main picture shows, and every episode has about 4 of these mini-skits where it rotates through each couple.
The tone is extremely light-hearted, so don't expect much drama, but you'll get to see the struggles each couple faces. There are almost no drawn-out conflicts; most problems get resolved during or the episode after.
is endearingly innocent, and obviously highly idealized, but that's why we watch romance in the first place right. Overall just an extremely cute show to watch and give you some hope in love again.
Nowadays, the vast majority of romance anime tend to follow a straight path with a somewhat predictable development. Tsurezure Children does not. It´s fresh, dynamic and full of characters that, above all else, feel and act like real people.
One of the selling points of this show is definetely the voice acting, which is amazing and outshines a lot of 24 min, and even 24 episode, anime in this regard.
Another great point of this series is
how the interactions between the kids feel real and natural, in a way that makes it really easy for the audience either to connect with these characters or to simply cheer for them.
In spite of all the positive aspects after-mentioned, the art can be considered lackluster as it feels like it doesn´t match the level of the rest of its qualities.
After all is said and done, Tsurezure Children is one of the jewels of this season which is also pocket-sized.
(This review has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)
Love makes the world a better place.
Such love can be for anyone or anything. A close family member. A good friend. A favorite pet. A passion in life. A meal on the table. Without love, we as people wouldn’t be able to enjoy each other and the things we have. So, it’s worth it to appreciate such a wonderful feeling.
Of course, we cannot forget about the most direct, unique love of them all: romance with a partner. That special someone in his or her life that nobody could ever replace in a million years. Tsurezure
Children features such bonds basically a million times over, creating an anime that makes it easy for the audience to love back in turn.
Tsuzure Children sets itself up with the short format for its content. Its episodes run for just about thirteen minutes total, so it doesn’t have too much time to work with. However, it really only has one concept on its mind: love.
Indeed, this anime loves love. Thus, like an unending buffet of Valentine’s Day cupcakes, the anime fills the audience with romantic goodness in bite-size chunks that neither overstuff nor overbear. The sweet frosting promises cuteness as the characters react with full blushes and jubilation. The fluffy cake houses their lovey-dovey exchanges, ranging anywhere from playful teasing to passionate kissing. And the decorative wrapper that holds the dessert together carries comedy as “The Love Master” shares his knowledge, as a little sister attempts to stop potential progress, and as the occasional joke fills the space between those love-centric moments.
These vignettes are scrumptious. But, when the local bakery displays them all at once in its front window, the larger picture surfaces: Tsurezure Children highlights how romance comes in many different shapes and sizes. One couple is just starting the whole dating scene. One couple experiences hardship that tests their relationship. One couple seems completely unlikely (from the guy’s own point of view at any rate). In other words, those cupcakes are made up of the same common ingredients, yet their final taste tastes unlike each other.
Simultaneously, the cupcakes look different as well – and that’s the same for the couples. Their behaviors and feelings differ among them, creating dynamics that permit new ways for the anime to showcase what love does and means. Some joke around to avoid that initial awkwardness. Some miscommunicate their meaningful intentions. Some contemplate seriously what such a relationship entails. So, much like romance, the love that blossoms within such a concept also varies in shape and size.
With such constant variety, Tsurezure Children remains rather entertaining as it flits back and forth between every cupcake. While certain pairings do receive more screen time than others, and the audience will most likely have their own favorites, it isn’t too much of a stretch to deem this show as having “something for everybody.”
Moreover, this “something” does not just stay put with the status quo. Quite often, their small plotlines involve tangible progress for their romance and their love, turning a bunch of comedy asides into worthwhile moments for the multiple characters involved.
Altogether, these well-made, tasty, and varied cupcakes earn a three-star Michelin rating.
ART & ANIMATION
Just as Tsurezure Children showcases tons of variety in the romance and love between the couples, it also does the same with the many designs of its characters.
The colors and shading for their looks come from a bunch of areas on the rainbow that not only give them vibrant looks but also make it easier to tell them apart from one another. Plus, different depictions for their eyes, clothes, hair, and builds give them even more uniqueness amongst one another.
These character designs clearly take precedence within the show. After all, with the numerous couples and the focus on interactions, their depictions become the most important part for the visuals (and subsequently the romance).
Nevertheless, the anime incorporates other stylistic choices that drive its content. Lots of cute and funny reactions for the characters. Imaginative scenarios. A semi-infrequent all-black background. In short, the anime does what it can to spice up its presentation.
Otherwise, the visuals coast along without doing too much. Movement remains at least serviceable. Background artistry does not stand out. The occasional hiccup in character proportions is noticeable but not egregious. And the cinematography is at least there in some form.
Again, the designs matter most, so these middling aspects of the art and the animation do not impact the show a whole lot. However, they do keep it from reaching that highest level when it comes to a critical sense.
To sell those story cupcakes from earlier, people are needed to man the cash register and guide people throughout the store. For Tsurezure Children, those people are its characters, and they do a very good job.
At roughly seven main couples, the anime does have its hands full. However, it manages to juggle them well if only because they each have their own personalities. That sounds like a no-brainer when it comes to writing believable characters, but, when fourteen (and then some) different ones exist at the same time here, and the show itself only has so much time in which to involve them, their ability to feel like their own person is not so easy to accomplish.
Thankfully, Tsurezure Children achieves such an outcome, crafting characters that have personal quirks, actions, and motivations that give them a foothold of their own to stand on throughout the season. For example, Jun is a very serious person who does not rush into a situation (let alone a relationship) without careful thought. Chizuru is quiet and kind but a bit too naïve when it comes to love. Yamane is ugly (according to himself), and he greatly appreciates his friendship with his buddy Motoyama. Ayaka is actually a lot needier than at first believed.
More importantly, though, these characters grow from the romance and the love that the share between each other. Take Kyouko. Akagi influences her enough to become a better person all around. She stops smoking. She values herself more. She pursues her studies in earnest. Chiaki is another strong example. He puts aside his silliness to declare what he cares about most: Kana and their relationship. Simply put, he comes to understand that she means more to him than any kiss ever could.
While the characters and their dynamics keep those cupcakes flying off the shelves, Tsurezure Children unfortunately loses a few employees along the way. Kanda and Takase do not see a proper resolution to the awkward confession and tension built between them. Also, the show seemingly forgets about the set of characters from or related to the astronomy club for no real reason.
Despite these tiny mishaps, the cast still differentiate themselves throughout the season, and their romances allow them to grow in tangible ways. A set of positives that make their efforts in the bakery worthwhile.
MUSIC & SOUND
Much like the artistry, Tsurezure Children puts the most care for its audio into the characters with very solid voice acting for each of them. While nearly every role strikes at cuteness or fun, without a doubt the best performance comes out of Haruka Tomatsu as Hotaru.
She only has a couple of scenes, but her introductory one turns into something arguably memorable. Different pitches, emotions, and noises in the span of almost three minutes demonstrate her skill and boost the execution of the anime.
Beyond the VA performances, the music rests comfortably in the passable category. The opening track “Aimai Moko” is a nice little song whose acoustic guitar, chimes, eventual violins, and cheerful tone follow the anime’s own lighthearted feel.
Similarly, the ending track “Dear” leads the audience out of each episode with a gentle pull as a slow vocal delivery and soft piano keys ring out in the background. And the rest of the original soundtrack goes for daintier instrumentation for both its comedic and dramatic segments, giving the show’s scenes a stronger foundation to stand upon.
In total, the OP, the ED, and the OST are collectively one of the weaker parts of the show, but the VA performances rise above its average brethren. Ensuring that the audio quality of Tsurezure Children does not fall into anywhere unfavorable.
Romance is my jam, and this anime was jam packed with romance. So, naturally, I quite liked it.
Each couple brought something new to the table that got me smiling on my face and giddy in my soul. Ryouko and Akagi had a lot of maturity as they bullied and quarreled with each other. Kana and Chiaki synchronized their antics and worked hard to push their relationship forward. Ayaka and Takeru shared their thoughts and wants openly to deepen their connection.
And that’s not even half of them. Kanda and Takase overjoyed while texting. Chizuru trying to come to terms with her feelings for Sugawara as he tried to make his for her known. Motoyama supporting Chiyo and Yamane like a true bro. And Yuki teasing Jun constantly as Hotaru tried to interfere. Essentially, I was rooting for every couple’s success, and I was laughing with happiness while doing so.
I also really appreciated the kindhearted atmosphere. Yes, tiny conflicts popped up on a rare basis, but the content made sure to take on a positive spin as much as it could. I didn’t have to worry about anything mean going down, and it was obvious that, if any problems did arise, they would inevitably correct themselves in the best way possible. This atmosphere, combined with the fun couples and their awesome romances, made this show a super-fun experience.
Tsurezure Children is a short anime with a lot to offer. The focus on love for its story and its characters create many a heartfelt, comedic moment for the audience to like. And the audiovisual design, while not too impressive, has its spare shining qualities as well. This concluding description is just one of the million ways in which to give this project praise.
Story: Great, an unending buffet of yummy Valentine’s Day cupcakes
Art & Animation: Good, the different, colorful character designs take precedence over the interesting stylistic choices and other passable aspects of the visual presentation
Characters: Good, the members of this very large cast have distinct representations even with the short runtime, and their romances allow them to grow for the better, but focus on specific ones is lost along the way
Music & Sound: Fine, some nice VA performances carry the audio forward as the OP, the ED, and the OST watch from the sidelines
Enjoyment: Great, jam packed with romantic goodness
I typically review romance anime and that ain't stopping here.
This anime was pure romance and will be judged mainly on that subject (there was a little comedy sprinkled on top like a light garnish).
Let's get to the nitty-gritty:
In short, I loved this anime, and loved the manga even more.
There are so many things to love about this anime if you are a fan of romance, which you should be.
In any romance anime there are things you do not like about the characters or the story. In Toradora, as with many anime it takes the main characters forever to realize and express their true
feelings (although tbh that was great, like how good is Toradora?).
But typically, the characters in romance anime can be infuriating in the way they approach their feelings. What Tsurezure children does well is that it does not leave you to perish with a sinking ship that is a painfully slow romantic development.
Allow me to elaborate because so far this review sucks. I promise it might get better.
There are such a wide variety of characters in Tsurezure Children that you are bound to find ones you like. Although for me it was the case that I liked almost all of them, but BECAUSE the cast is so large I was bound to find ones I did not like.
If you are someone who likes quick development in a relationship, there's a couple for you.
If you prefer a long, drawn out development with lots of slip ups and painful misunderstandings, there's a couple for you.
If you like the loli-esque shy girl who underestimates how kawaii she is but slowly gains the confidence to address the feelings she has about a boy in her class, there's a couple for you.
If you like the loudmouth tsundere who really just wants to tell the boy she cares about how she feels but can't bring herself to do it in a way that isn't off-putting, there's a couple for you.
If, for some reason you like the nerdy kid who refuses to believe any girl will ever love him and freaks THE FUCK OUT whenever he talks to anyone of the opposite gender, unfortunately there's a couple for you.
The point is, the major variety seen in Tsurezure children is what makes it so damn great. There's something for everyone to enjoy. But it doesn't get a 10 from me because there is also something for everyone to hate.
Was watching this while each episode came out each week. I ended up forgetting about it and just now finished it.
But this was a fun show that has some pretty awesome moments in it. Such as one of the characters sister being messed around with by the girlfriend.
While i do enjoy this and it's fun . The issue i have with it is two things.
1. The story doesn't have an actual ending for a lot of the characters. Such as the Student Council President and the Delinquent and more.
2. While it isn't really bad. It can be annoying how its not just one
story in a row. We get one story chopped up into pieces over multiple episodes. This can be alright but for me i just wish we could watch all of one duo's story with it not being over the span of 12 episodes.
The show also has in my opinion two of the greatest couples in anime of 2017
AkagixRyouko and TakanoxTakurou
I really love these two groups. I would honestly love to see AkagixRyouko have their own story. They are really good on screen and funny. The other Duo is also pretty good. I don't know if they could do their own story by them self.
Don't have time for long story arcs just to get to the romance? You can watch this slice-of-life romantic comedy!
"But wait!", you exclaim, "what if I don't have time for any plot or developed characters?"
Then do I have the show for you! Step right up and watch the diabetes-inducing romance show of the season! All of the sugary doki-doki moments without having to sit through any plot, filler, or even followable segues! Heck, you don't even have to sit through a 24-minute episode. That's right, we've now condensed everything you try to squeeze out of a fall season slice-of-life into a single 144-minute
Always hated that off-chance you find a show and just don't like the main pairing? Tsuredure's got you covered with over 8 romantic pairings for the price of one! No more hoping-in-vain that the show goes back to the characters YOU like; here there are so many characters you can pick and choose! No ships left behind, folks!
In a matter of moments you can vicariously enjoy all the kawaii, doki-doki romance you've always wanted as you follow over a half-dozen pairings? What more could you ask for?!
Tsurezure Children is one of the first anime's I've watched. I didn't think I'd like it when I first heard of it, but after the first episode I was hooked.
Tsurezure Children is about different couples at the same school. There are aorund 9 couples and every episode is only 12 minutes long, so they show 3 or 4 couples each episode.
That kind of bugged me, tbh. Some couples got a lot (and I mean A LOT) of screen time, while other couples only appear once or twice throughout the entire series. Because of that, I couldn't really get into some of the relationships.
However, I really
liked how none of the couples (or characters for that matter) were the same. Yet all of them were shipable. That made up for the screen time-thingy.
This anime is really enjoyable and I ended up falling in love with it.
When I say drama I don't think as a hard to handle drama. Everything about it is cute and innocence.Easy to watch and relaxing.
Episodes are to short for serious plot and for that in mind anime is created perfectly.This isn't something to remember in few years but when you do remember, you will remember feeling of joy.For those who love: love and comedy, you can find your self in this anime.Anime is short and involved with few main character, plot doesn't become deep enough and for that I can see why someone wouldn't like this show.Personally,for this genre, I like more complex and deep plot
but even that doesn't stop me for liking this anime.
One person after finish this show wrote:
Been enduring shits since first episode
but now I have enough....
THIS BRING ME THE FEEL OF LONELINESS TO A WHOLE NEW LVL!!! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
Every each one of the student are couples, and love is in the air
unique romance, and so much romantic vibes
Especially when they cheer each other...
NO BODY CHEERED AT ME IN SPORT FESTIVAL!! ( ͡°; ͜/// ͡;°)
and im here just watching daily anime at the corner of my room :'D
Yea that kind of anime xD
Love,laugh and various of different characters will put you in younger days when everything was so simple and give you a answer and reminder what could happen if you know what other half thinks of you.
Short episodes,not enough deep plot,no backstory.Nothing serious
"12 minutes per ep and focusing on 4 different couples every ep? How in the world would that work?" That was my first thought before I started the show, and here we are 12 episodes later and I've become a self-inflicted diabetic BECAUSE OH MY GOD THIS SHOW IS TOO FLUFFY. (But with a tinge of angst too ;))
You'd think with so many characters and relationships and stories to tell with such limited time, how would they accomplish it? Won't it get all choppy and messy? Won't you feel detached from the characters? Well for me at least, I gladly answer no to the
previous two questions. Tsurezure Children does a spectacular job of being a romance anime, and it does the audience a favour by shaving off all the unnecessary roundabouts and extra boring tidbits and surges straight to the good juicy moments of romance and fluff that we all came for. I guarantee anyone in the single squad will think "man, I want to fall in love" at least a couple times throughout indulging this show, it is that powerful.
What one might see as the show's possible biggest downfall of too many relationships, was crafted out to be the show's greatest strength, and that is the explorations of how silly adolescent relationships functions, their different dynamics and how people with different personalities are matched together and henceforth their cute interactions with each other. It really is a breath of fresh air and makes you want to root for them. There is no drama, no tragedy, none of that sad shit, just tons and tons of sugar and everything sweet. That's not to say its one-dimensional, because the show isn't short of heartwarming scenes that reached out to me emotionally.
But my intention here isn't to put in on a pedestal and market it as some masterpiece, because it really isn't, hence my rating of only 8/10. One of the issues I have with it (that really isn't its fault in the first place per se) but WHY IS IT ONLY 12 MINUTES LONG AND ONLY 12 EPISODES IN THIS SEASON??? So for fear of it only being a season long without a sequel, and given its current far from completion state, I can only give it such a score.
But nonetheless, I enjoyed myself very much and got a better glimpse of having a high school romance, something that I don't have and probably won't have xD
High school romances are often the most delicate things. The fragility of youth is complimented by equally fragile yet pure relationships that're formed when two people discover feel their pulse quicken when being near the people they want to spend time with.
Story: Tsurezure Children follows a rotating cast of characters where each of its twelve minute long episode is split into three parts, each part focusing on a different couple or in some cases, successive parts that focus on the same pair. With it, the show gives off a sense of progress as each couple grows closer to each other and gives the viewer a
variety of stories varying from those that lead up to the typical confession scene in most romance shows, or show us the rockiness or steadiness of different relationships given the two parties involved. As a result, the show is quite varied and despite the flipflop, feels like it has more to it due to the progressive feeling of the show.
The one downside for the story however is how a good number of the couples really don't get that much screentime. More than half of all of the featured couples in this show are barely given any attention, so it becomes awkward to watch when you're following one couple and their story for the past two weeks, but all of a sudden, these people who haven't gotten any mention since episode two show up and suddenly get a bit to themselves. The imbalance is quite clear towards the end of the series, and it's a bit of a disappointment cause some of my more favorite couples are those that didn't get much attention at all.
+ Varied show with a sense of progress
- Heavy imbalance with the presentation of some couples
Characters: Honestly there is no way you're gonna remember the characters. At least a majority of them. More than anything, the show sets them up in such a way that should you forget their names, the interactions with their partner are recognizable enough for you to remember which couple is being featured at a given time, something that was quite common for me because the later episodes pretty much focused on only two to three of the total eight or so couples in this series.
The imbalance with the stories becomes painfully clear when Gouda and Kamine or Kana and Chiaki become the only centerpieces the show is willing to focus on. (Maybe Sugawara and Takano too.) I remember those names specifically because the show liked to focus on their story so much that they completely disregarded the astronomy girl or even the couple who had the first scene in the whole series without batting an eye. Indeed while some of the lesser stories got enough attention to fulfill some kind of small saga, and others are larger in detail and require more time for an overarching story, I can't help but shake the feeling that things could've turned out better with better screentime balance.
+ Large cast of still recognizable characters
- Imbalance becomes painfully clear later on in the series (I only remember about half of the couples' names by heart.)
Art: Produced by Studio Gokumi, Tsurezure Children bears a simple style with bold and easy colors complimented by the cartoonish nature of the character designs. While the art quality itself isn't that amazing, it's the character designs that's the art's selling point.
Every character is defined in both hair color and hair design. Personally I think this is a really good way of distinguishing a large cast because during the switch to a different story, the couples's hair color ends up becoming the main indicator for the audience as to who we're focusing on since pretty much everyone has a different style or color to their hair, making us think "Oh, this couple" rather than struggling to remember their names and what quirk they have.
+ Simple yet bold artstyle
+ Different hair colors makes couple distinguishing easy (Probably overthinking it, but it's my theory.)
Sound: Performed by Inori Minase, the show's OP "Aimai Moko" is a cheerful and happy song that despite sounding good, isn't really all that memorable if I may be honest. There's nothing about it that screams memorable and honestly wasn't a song that appeared in my radar. The rest of the soundtrack I feel is the same way so there's really nothing special to note here.
Personal Enjoyment: Despite the imbalance, Tsurezure Children was a fun watch. It had all of the elements of a bunch of different romance anime without cluttering itself because the show always focused on only one story at a time. I admit I was mildly annoyed by how the show only just told the story of two of the existing couples. Especially because there were so many others who were just as deserving of that screentime but didn't get the time of day to really show a lot of progress.
Did I like this anime?
More specifically, I like Hanakana's character, Minagawa. Her and Furuya were my favorite couple out of the lot and I'm so sad that they didn't get more screentime. It was fucking gold and I wanted more. Why didn't you give us more?!
What didn't I like about this anime?
Honestly, Gouda and Kamine's relationship is...boring. Or at least the show made it boring. Every time they came on, it was the exact same thing with not much progression to move things along. Puppy love is cute and all, but if you're not gonna do much with it, you might as well give the screentime to a couple who needs it.
Would I recommend this anime?
If you want something cute, Tsurezure Children is a really good fit. It fits along a broad spectrum of different romance stories and packs them all in a neat little series that works surprisingly well despite having eight or so different stories happening at once. Indeed the imbalance is annoying and your favorite couple might not get the time of day, but the show is still fun and enjoyable to watch, so I would recommend it.