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: 7.241 (scored by 116073116,073 users)
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Ranked: #28242
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Popularity: #748
Members: 280,294
Favorites: 1,309

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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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Oogami, Yuuma
Kobayashi, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director


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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
Senior year of high school is like a train station.

Pick a train to decide your future. You can't say for sure what lies at your destination, but you know for certain it will take you away from your school and the friends you made there. This is the theme that Just Because puts forward with its story of seniors deciding their futures and many train station scenes. However, it does not have the intimacy necessary for these themes to be believable.

Slice of life shows live or die on how intimate they are. And no, I do not mean romance. I mean the show's connection ...
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 ...
Jun 22, 2019
It's an excellent anime, with interesting characters and amazing storyline. Involves multiple love triangles and deals with real feelings of high school children. It's probably one of the best slice of life anime I've watched so far and definitely deserves a 10!

The development of the personalities of various characters and how an event is shown from multiple viewpoints is a lot like what happens everyday. Misunderstandings, confessions, unrequited love, liking someone, finding your place in the world; that is all portrayed in the series.

I've watched it twice, and even the second time round it had an effect on me!

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