Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?
- Nanami and Koito are looking for a doki doki heartwarming love.
- Popular lovely senpai [senior] falls for younger kawaii Kōhai [junior].
- Senpai needs attention, and younger kind Kōhai is the one who comforts her.
- Bloom Into You approaches drama while keeping a distance from complexity and stupid annoying regular fails.
- Both Koito and Nanami are looking for a love confession moment that'd make their hearts melt like they have never felt before!
That's basically the story.
- It's a highschool Shoujo Ai romance with usual situations that involve school love story: working together in the Student Council, preparing some events together, walking home together..
Of course it's not that simple, there's some kind of drama being revealed by the time, however it's not irritating or stupid so far. It's just some needed character and love development.
- Although Koito-Kōhai is younger than Nanami-senpai, but in this sweet romance relationship, the girl you expect to be in control and domination [of relationship] is letting her guards down and is in need of attention,
while the girl you expect to be the stalker-like who suffers and tries hard to reach senpai's heart is actually the one who's needed and who's in control of this sweet heartwarming story!
- Kōhai holds senpai's hands, senpai's blushing.. I would expect the opposite, and this is why this anime triggered me!
- It feels lighthearted so far, and hopefully it keeps like that til the end.
- Sweet colorful art style that feels like a Shoujo Ai romance indeed:
Character design is beautiful, and the city, the school, the train, the people, the green trees leaves flying around with the camera moving swiftly and then slowly, the details, the sceneries.. everything is beautiful and so colorful to the point that my eyes are glowing and my heart is racing!
I'd like to say it again: colors make love story even more sweet and heartwarming!
- Beautiful music:
Piano playing in the background and the camera moving smoothly with the flying leaves under golden sun rays, while Koito is patting her senior Nanami and giving her some sweet hugs!
So art and music make a great combination, and music is actually beautiful not sad, thank God!
- Voice acting is very well done:
Switch off lights of your room, wear your headphones and feel Koito and Nanami voices finding their way smoothly into your heart as if you were with them in the same room!
- Everything about music and voice acting finds itself smoothly into my heart, and that's what I need when I watch romance.
- Honest and not honest Koito Yuu [the little Kōhai], and lovely blushing Nanami Touko [the senpai].
- Koito was introduced as a different character than usual characters in romance shows, she seemed to be honest about her feelings. She tells senpai about her feelings whether they're negative or positive.
But when love grows in her, she begins to change.
In both cases, she's not making awkward situations because of hesitation. Whether she acts honestly or not, she's trying to find true love that will find its way into her heart.
- What makes Nanami Touko senpai adorable and cute?
She's like the ideal main girl at school, everybody knows her, everybody wants to be her boyfriend/girlfriend, she's most likely confident and she's almost best girl in everything.
But despite all of that, imagine such unattainable girl is like a cute little puppy who demands petting!
However, she won't be like that with anyone but Koito.. she's now in love,
Her heart is like doki doki when she's with Koito, and of course her beloved Koito is so kind that she would give her what she needs!
- It would be an understatement if I say that's everything about Koito Yuu and Nanami Touko or if I say their characters are that simple!
In fact there's more about them, for example Touko looks confident but she's actually not, and Yuu sometimes says I don't when she actually does!
If I explain more, I will spoil the whole thing for you, so I hope this much will help you understand the characters to decide if you're gonna watch this anime.
- Saeki Sayaka is Nanami's best friend, she has that role to play and you can just imagine what does it mean to be best friend.
- We also get to meet boy characters, one of them seems really interesting.. specially his curiosity!
I'm fine with that as long as it doesn't involve in the main plot. Bloom Into You seems really cautious when approaching dangerous drama courses!
* Enjoyment and Overall:
It's a sweet heartwarming colorful romance story with a bit of lighthearted drama to the point that doesn't ruin your enjoyment at all.
No depression or stupid drama so far.
Im pretty sure there are some of us here who always wanted to fall in love, but could never seem to find the 'spark' it needs to actually fall into one. Then you see people around you start to get into relationship while you feel insecure as in why you cant feel quite the same as the others. And here I present you Yagate Kimi Ni Naru, aka Bloom Into You. This show personally hits me home, it is a very well written story that relates to me to a point I cant describe so easily just with words, and for those out there with
any similar experiences, wait no more, stop reading this review and just head on watching this anime already. Otherwise, this is still a really good shoujo ai that is heartwarming and just a great romance show overall.
Story / Character -10-
This story unfolds as it shows Yuu who has always loved reading shoujo ai mangas, dreaming of the day when she might actually fall in love with someone and have a heart racing relationship, however in reality she doesnt feel anything remotely close to it. As she enters high school, she incidentally saw her senpai, Touko who rejected a male student's confession. Having realized that there might be someone out here who is the same with her, knowing that Touko might be the one who can relate to how she feels, she tried to approach her to as for her opinion. However, things didnt go to plan, what Yuu got instead was a confession from Touko herself. The premise of the story basically revolves around this two cast, and with the supporting cast adding more to the story and helping the story to develop. A very simple plot that is very much likable and very well written one at it, pretty much what you will expect out of a shoujo ai but with unique dialogues and monologues that makes it stand out from the others.
Troyca has done a really, and I MEAN REALLY good job on this adaptation. The character designs are basically spot on from the manga, animations are really fluid and whats the most praiseworthy parts are the camera angle, which is seriously superb. Nothing really to complain about tbh, it is an eye candy that everyone can appreciate.
Voice acting wise it is top notch, having read the manga prior to this anime I didnt thought that the voice acting can actually bring the characters to life, and they sound very suitable for how they look. Soundtrack on the other hand are very good as well, I personally really like the Ending of this show as it is sang by our two main protagonist, and it has a catchy vibe to it.
Bloom Into You is a must watch IMHO, even if you arent really into the romance genre. The way the story unfolds to how the characters each feel is truly unique and has an indescribable lovely feeling to it. You cant seem to know whats going to happen next (albeit predictable to some extend) and theres always a turn that you might not see coming your way. Aside from the well written main characters, the supporting cast really contributes to the show, their back stories add up to the fullness of the story and hence why I rated it as a 9. As a manga reader of this story, I can boldly say that this anime has a great potential with the source material it has been provided. If you are down for a feel trip, or if you want something that can hit you home, this anime will surely Bloom Into You. Give it a go, and you might find yourself falling in love with it.
Loving someone can be
a slow, intimate connection.
As unexpected the confession
may be, hidden in discretion
As true to love this
story may be, it's definitely slow
and uneventful. Will Koito grow
into bloom? I don't know --
but I'll watch.
Because these emotions are
in all of us, waiting to grasp desperately
the person we love inseparably;
but we don't, because we watch worriedly:
for we don't want them to go.
It's true to heart, its
true to soul. I care much for Koito,
for Nanami, together by the rainbow,
slowly sparking, the duo below
to loving embrace.
Bloom Into You is slowly unraveling to be a very touching, intimate and very real story of a relationship. I think
the best thing to consider of what exists currently is that it tones down a lot of melodrama that would generalize or dumb-down the significance of the relationship very well. The plot seems uneventful but it's time dedicated to emotionally build these characters, and that's where you really get the feel for Koito and Nanami.
If you're looking for a well-written, well-directed story in general, I would not hesitate to suggest this at all. It's great so far, and looking to be greater going forwards.
This anime has a very beautiful art style with some solid animation, in addition the music is placed well in key moments as well as both the OP and ED being beautiful
The plot is simplistic and very basic, however it's executed very well and the characters are all likeable and feel realistic. Also, I love how the shoujo ai/yuri romance is portrayed; covering most of their emotions rather than lust as in other shows of this Genre.
The anime is all-round solid and I've enjoyed the majority of my time watching it; there could be some tweaks made
here and there but all in all, it's an enjoyable experience for any shoujo ai or romance fans!