Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.
There's a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole.
There's a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday.
A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...
Tl;dr This is a very enjoyable show even if you don't like music genre and is definitely worth watching.
In my case it was like came for story stayed for music and visuals although that doesn't mean story is bad or anything. Carole and Tuesday is a story about two girls named after the title of this anime living on Mars after it has been colonised(elon musk heavy breathing) and finding their way into music industry. First few episode start off very good with girls trying to sync their chords, looking for ways to gain popularity(via Instagram coz probably they are sponsoring this show) and gaining
attention of allies and people gradually. Also another main thing(enemy? maybe...) in the story is A.I. Most of the music is being made by A.I. (which doesn't seem way too far in future to me).
Story and Characters:
I think you know what story is about by now and in case of characters besides Carole and Tuesday there is a another Main-ish character with significant screen time(presumably) being Angela who is shown to be fighting her way against A.I. and a glasses dude who is all in for all AI no human future. Tuesday is shown as a timid and shy girl and Carole as a tomboy. Supporting characters also are quite entertaining. Gus being a drunkard who starts to get back on track after seeing the raw talent of these girls and Roddy being idgaf but i take the opportunity if it comes person and trying to mutually benefit by investing in Carole and tuesday.
This is the main reason why I like(almost love) this anime. Animations are on point. Cities,trains, stage designs are all look awesome. Music is marvellous. Every song up until now(highly likely later on too) including op and ed was in English and oh man they were awesome. Even the non vocal songs like Ertegun's DJ is ear pleasing to listen to. This amazing music combined with great stage design makes every performance to look forward to( there's 1 performance of carole and tuesday per episode on avg. but there are other people performing too and their songs feel awesome as well. )
This is a must watch even if you're like me and know nothing about music you'll definitely enjoy it.
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Carole & Tuesday is an anime where a pair of misunderstood girls try to spread their music and excel in the music industry.
While the audiovisual section is very good, the series (so far) does not reach much by 2 major problems, that is predictable and its tone so "Light".
The first chapter does a good job leaving you clear the personalities and background of the protagonists, as well as this futuristic environment where they live, these aspects are presented to the viewer without resorting to boring spoken exhibition. But what follows in the series is quite predictable,
actions or conveniences that will lead them to be known and fulfill their dream.
Being predictable is not bad if you have interesting characters or if the series explores some topic and this is my problem with this series, it's very meh in that sense with our protagonists.
The protagonists are Carole & Tuesday
Carole is a daring city girl and Tuesday a shy girl from a wealthy family, they like music and ... that's all I can say.
Yes, both are charismatic and have a good background but nothing more, both have basic personalities and never explore their transfondos or their motivations.
They don't differ much from the typical girls who want to be the best at something or fulfill their dream. Their encounter although it feels natural, the way in which their friendship is forged, No. The girls know each other recently and they are already very good friends even though there was not much interaction between them, besides their chemistry between these 2 or that of all the other characters (except Angela) falls into the category of the generic.
In Nana, the chemistry between the protagonists is created more naturally by a meeting in the train where they talked for a long time due to boredom and still do not become friends.
In Ashita no Joe the chemistry of the characters grows little by little and takes several chapters so we see a lot of interaction and the chemistry feels more natural thanks to this, one really feels the rivalry and friendship between the characters.
Ashita no Joe >> Nana > Carole & Tuesday
The tone is very "Light", there are difficulties in the series but never to the point where I felt some kind of tension. There is no strong conflict, the protagonist don't lose anything or risk anything to achieve the objective.
At least I can say that the drama is justified and it is not exaggerated.
In chapter 6 the girls learn how difficult it is to be on stage and that they are still new, it was emotional and plausible, although the message is lost a bit when you see that an idiot is more praised than them (The series could have been explored how some artists receive fame that they do not deserve with this character, it's a pity) plus they receive a pat on the shoulder of a singer that they admire a lot (Seriously, this anime must do a better job in which the story does not feel predictable).
This does not apply to Angela, the defiant and confident girl who must be a great singer because of her situation in which she lives. Unlike the protagonists, she suffers to achieve her goal and has a little internal conflict. At the moment the arc of development of this character has not reached more so this is all I can say.
Gus is the one who trains the characters to achieve their goal and achieve glory in an industry where he failed, that's all, is not much different from the rest of the characters with this archetype and sometimes his actions feel useless but at least he is having a little development. I hope you do something good with this character later as with Nanbu (Megalo box).
Roddy is also your typical boy who helps the protagonists and represents the male audience. Although, frankly, this character has sacrificed more than Carole and Tuesday together.
About the rest of the characters, I have nothing to say.
That's it for now, I'll be editing this review as the anime progresses and I really hope they do not put some stupid romance between the protagonists.
Carole & Tuesday es un anime donde un par de chicas incomprendidas intentan esparcir su música y sobresalir en la industria musical. Si bien el apartado audiovisual es muy bueno, la serie (hasta ahora) no llega a mucho por 2 grandes problemas, que es predecible y su tono tan "Light". Pero vayamos por partes
El primer capítulo hace un buen trabajo dejándote en claro las personalidades y trasfondo de las protagonistas, así como este ambiente futurista donde viven, estos aspectos son presentados al espectador sin recurrir a aburrida exposición hablada. Pero lo que sigue en la serie es bastante predecible, acciones o conveniencias que las llevarán a ser conocidas y cumplir su sueño.
Ser predecible no es malo si tienes personajes interesantes o si la serie explore algún tema y este es mi problema con esta serie, es muy meh en ese sentido con nuestras protagonistas.
Las protagonistas son Carole & Tuesday
Carole es una chica atrevida de ciudad y Tuesday una chica tímida de una familia adinerada, les gusta la música y.... eso es todo lo que puedo decir.
Sí, son carismáticas y poseen un buen transfondo pero nada más, ambas tienen personalidades básicas y nunca se explora sus transfondos ni sus motivaciones.
No se diferencian mucho de las típicas chicas que quieren ser las mejores en algo o cumplir su sueño. Su encuentro si bien se siente natural, la forma en la que se forja su amistad No. Las tipas se conocen de hace poco y ya son muy buenas amigas a pesar de que casi no hubo mucha interacción entre ambas, además su química entre estas 2 o la de todos los demás personajes (menos Angela) cae en categoría de lo genérico.
En Nana, la química entre las protagonista se crea de forma más natural mediante un encuentro en el tren donde hablaron por mucho tiempo debido al aburrimiento y aún así no se hacen amigas cercanas ni nada.
En Ashita no Joe la química de los personajes crece poco a poco y toma varios capítulos por lo que vemos mucha interacción y la química se siente más natural gracias a esto, uno realmente siente la rivalidad y amistad entre los personajes.
Ashita no Joe >> Nana > Carole & Tuesday
El tono es muy "Light", hay dificultades en la serie pero nunca al punto en el que yo sintiera algún tipo de tensión. No hay ningún conflicto fuerte, las protas no pierden algo ni arriesgan nada para lograr el objetivo.
Al menos puedo decir que el drama está justificado y no es exagerado. En el cap 6 las chicas aprenden lo difícil que es estar en el escenario y que aún son novatas, fue emotivo y plausible, aunque el mensaje se pierde un poco cuando ves que un idiota es más alabado que ellas (La serie bien pudo explorar el como algunos artistas reciben fama que no merecen con este personaje, es una pena) además de que reciben una palmada en el hombro de una cantante que ellas admiran mucho (En serio, este anime debe hacer que la historia parezca menos predecible).
Angela, la chica desafiante y confiada la cual debe ser una gran cantante debido a su situación en la que vive, sí sufre para lograr su objetivo y posee un poco de conflicto interno. De momento el arco de desarrollo de este personaje no ha llegado a más por lo que esto es todo lo que puedo decir.
Gus es el tipo que entrena a los personajes para lograr su objetivo y volver a alcanzar la gloria en una industria donde falló, nada más, tampoco se aleja mucho de su arquetipo básico y a veces sus acciones se sienten inútiles pero por lo menos está teniendo un pequeño desarrollo. Espero que obtenga una resolución similar a Nanbu de Megalo box.
Roddy también es tu típico chico que ayuda a las protas y representa a la audiencia masculina. Aunque, francamente, él ha sacrificado más que las 2 protagonistas juntas.
Sobre el resto de personajes, no tengo nada que decir.
Eso es todo por ahora, iré editando esta reseña conforme avance el anime y realmente espero que no metan algún estúpido romance entre las protagonistas.
An original work by the famous animation studio Bones (MHA, FMA, Mob Psycho 100, Noragami ...) that we greatly appreciate. This is something very surprising considering the genre of Carole & Tuesday since usually Bones often adapts us actions, shonen works. So what’s the value of this new work out of nowhere?
First of all the story begins with the introduction of our main protagonists Carole & Tuesday, Carole is a girl who lives alone in town, looking for a stable job, while Tuesday lives out of the city in a very rich family. Tuesday runs away from home, to go to town and meets by
chance Carole playing the piano on a bridge, she herself a guitarist, they associate with each other (in a futuristic era, with AI who replace singers) it is from here that the story really begins.
A rather stimulating plot I think, it is distinguished by a beautiful animation and chara-design, music even more beautiful, and very good VA that gives us attachment to our two characters.
We find the will to touch people with the music of Your Lie in April, and apparently a future rival who will surely be on the way to our duet.
I do not have any information on what's next, but from what I've seen from these first episodes, I guess I can only expect quality for all future episodes, in any case I hope this will be the case.
I'm more of an action/adventure/fantasy/magic/shonen person. The only musical anime I have watched are Your Lie in April and Fuuka. So this is coming from someone who goes for great animation and plot with less emphases on the music aspect....
IMO this anime is a mix of music arts , good animation, and story development. So far I really like the development speed and a sly mixture of music from current or past generations. This anime has a different future concept that gives it a fun quirky side. The character development is really nice and gives a good taste of each individual's background and why they
are who they are today. The anime is really captivating and isn't too in your face.
Final thought: worth watching the first 3 episodes and if you aren't itching for the next then this isn't for you. Better than Fuuka, but not quite up to Your Lie in April... the quirkiness makes it close though