While i was about to take this to the forum i decided to make this my first ever review.
This anime while being 3 min episodes is surprisingly fine.
Without being presented any story or background from the characters our minds fills in with our imagination while hearing their troubles/state of mind. If you watched many drama/romance series you know what i talk about. Amazing that in 3 min episodes they show us different age groups couples and their problems in a time in their life, that in the end it sums up a normal relationship without the over dramatic and time consuming stories like we are
used to in other animes.
From what i know this is some anime indie project created by a manga artist with somewhat inexperienced crew.
The art while minimalistic is good. The sound is fine. Background sounds fills in nicely for the lack of animation for better experience, and the music while good, felt like underused, especially in the first episodes.
I was sceptic at the beginning, but i enjoyed it for what it is and what it wanted to reach.
Overall i give it a 6/10.
So I first heard of this show 40 minutes ago when my friend asked if I wanted to watch a short cute anime, I being the bored person I am said sure. After watching Sono Toki, Kanojo wa I'd say yea the art is cute, but I was kind lost in the story at first not really understanding what was going on. My friend explained it to me for like one minute and after watching it, I thought as a whole this show was short and sweet. I enjoyed seeing the conflicts between the four girls and their partners and wanted to see what would
happen to the four protagonists at first. Though the show was interesting, it felt like lacked some proper organization just like a Webtoon comic. The ending outro at first weird hearing a girl whispering 1,2,3,4,5 weird me out but it kind had this weird charm to it that made me enjoyed hearing it at the end. In the end, I'd give Sono Toki, Kanojo wa a 6, the idea of the show was very interesting, but it feels like it needs more than 3 minutes each episode to describe a detailed story about four girls and their relationship problems in high school, college and daily life.
This is an anime about this school girl who owns a pencil and has feelings. Then the school day ends but for some reason this girl doesn't leave the classroom and the dude she has feelings towards teleports there like the cool motherfucker he is. Then they have this very short and awkward conversation during which this dude pulls a sakura blossom out of Her hair dunno what the fuck it was doing there, but basically then they start dating... That's it.
This is fantastic. I mean who the fuck wants to watch 24 episodes of some useless feelings pondering and people being too afraid go
out with each others anyway? This is how every romance story ever should play out, and exactly as long as it should be.
The episodes are 3 minutes long and I guess the same amount of time was put in the making of them. Animation is overrated, few still pictures of the classroom and cherry blossoms and that's pretty much all it has. Did it need more no it didn't. Voice acting-wise, this is probably some indie project iunno I don't care, but I would guess who ever draw and wrote this is also speaking here and that's pretty much all it needed.
That was actually the first episode all the up there^ the following ones all have new cast members, new setup, etc. But as I implied, all romances should be like the first and the next ones seen here are highly similar so smart decisions. I do kinda want to spoil the other episodes, too, because recapping the first one was actually more entertaining than watching the entire thing, but I will refrain from doing so anyway.
Overall this is quite a cute series and it looks pretty original despite not having much animation at all. As far as the romance genre goes, this is better than most things anime has to offer for the sole reason that it's short / less waste of time.
I usually to lazy to bother write any reviews. But sadly, the only review that I could find here is just from the person who've only watched 1 episode (because if standing on its own, I have to admit the 1st ep is no more than your usual cliche romance).
Rather than a "story", this series is full of stories (at least from the 3 eps that I've watched). Each episode comes with a different story. But they all have the same theme: Love & Relationship. The varying ages of the characters make it possible to explore love and relationship from different views, that's what
make this series special.
The art isn't anything grand or cute like your typical shoujo romances. But I find the art quite fits the overall mood and atmosphere they're trying to create.
The soundtracks really helped to create the mood. I especially love the whispering voices of the character's inner thoughts.
It not a series which focused in the characters development. I mean, it's only 3 minutes per episode. But in that short time in 3 minutes they're able to make us sympathize with the characters. All these characters has flaws. There's not a single "mary sue" character, which for me is a big plus point.
Overall Enjoyment: 10/10
I pretty much enjoyed it, and I'm fully aware that giving a 10 score is maybe a bit too much, and I might change my opinion later.
EDIT: I turned down the score to 8.