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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 9984199,841 users)
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Ranked: #26352
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Popularity: #716
Members: 252,456
Favorites: 1,135

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kawabata, Erkin
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kamoshida, Hajime
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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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
DannyTheDonkey (All reviews)
I’m not sure why I picked Just Because! But anyway it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

The series at its core is a character-centric; which mean that no matter how the characters became; whether they're reach their goals or not, it is became a part of and affecting the story. There’s no big overarching plot to draw the viewers in actually. It’s pretty much about these five Student, and how their lives will play out over the next few months. The story essentially played out by the struggling of this character facing the transition to adulthood and also the problem they get when read more
Jan 1, 2018
End (All reviews)
In all honesty, the series tried very hard to portray youth as well as romance, but it failed greatly.

I'm a romance seeker myself. I love to experience either pure vanilla or train wreck romance stories. But then again, this one is neither of those two. The pace is non-existent and they seriously don't even know what the hell is going on. Worse, it mixed up all kinds of aspects altogether, to the point that I can pretty much say a chimera was born. The potential is wasted and the current story is not even worth much. While this series is original, the premises themselves are read more
Dec 28, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
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 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 to read more
Dec 28, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more


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