Just Because!

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Japanese: Just Because!
English: Just Because!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2017 to Dec 28, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: PINE JAM
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.231 (scored by 125029125,029 users)
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Ranked: #30162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #769
Members: 304,733
Favorites: 1,482

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As another school year begins drawing to a close, the third-year high school students move steadily toward the next milestone of their lives: graduation. Among them are Mio Natsume, a girl burdened with lingering feelings; Hazuki Morikawa, a member of the concert band but distant from the others; and Haruto Souma, an athlete obsessed with baseball. Meanwhile, second-year student Ena Komiya seeks to revive the photography club to its former glory, refusing to let the organization be disbanded. Though this group lacks a strong connection with one another, their lives suddenly cross paths with the arrival of a third-year transfer student.

While a transfer so close to graduation is unusual for most, it is business as usual for Eita Izumi. Due to his father's work, he has never been able to stay in one place for very long. But as luck would have it, their most recent relocation has returned Eita to his hometown for his final semester of high school. For better or worse, it also sparks the rekindling of old relationships left behind in the past.

With graduation already causing its own share of anxieties, Eita's sudden arrival brings these students' carefree days to an abrupt end. Long-forgotten memories, deeply buried emotions, and inspiring new passions—everything is brought to light in their bittersweet final semester.

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"over and over" by Nagi Yanagi

Ending Theme

"behind" by Mio Natsume (Karin Isobe), Hatsuki Morikawa (Yuna Yoshino), Ena Komiya (Lynn)


Dec 28, 2017
High school can be quite an experience for most young people these days. I remember a time during my high school years when everything seems to feel different. It’s almost like setting foot into a new world with new opportunities. Friends, activities, relationships. It’s a place beyond just about learning but for people to build a future. While it isn’t like college for career building, it definitely gives the chance for opportunities, even for relationships. For Eita Izumi, he comes back from his hometown after 4 years as he reunites with his middle school friends.

As an original anime, Just Because felt like a breath of ...
Oct 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I would like to straight away point out the fact, all that happened in 12 episodes, ending makes no sense, no development is shown leading towards the outcome of the ending.

Best girl looses, despite putting in so much effort and her character was the most developed. and we end up with the girl who liked the MC's friend and out of nowhere realizes her feelings for MC. No development is shown for ,for the MC, ending makes no sense. Bullshit.

Thats all I have to say for this anime, feel like I wasted my time watching it, komiya best girl forever.
Dec 30, 2017
(No spoilers contained in this review!)

When I first read over the synopsis for Just Because I couldn't wait to get my hands on the episodes. As a young adult not so recently out of high school myself, I wanted to torture myself by relieving the anxieties and emotions that run high during the last few months of senior year. And so as the story progressed, I couldn't help but feel disappointed in what was presented to me.

Perhaps it was my own fault for having such high hopes for the anime, but what could've been a compelling story full of heartbreak, fear for the future, and ...

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