Makimura Koutarou has made up his mind: during the summer vacation, he is going to confess his love to the seemingly unapproachable Serizawa Kaho. Yet, on the night before, he has a run-in with a strange girl - an encounter which propels him into the future. There, he learns that not only has Kaho-chan become his girlfriend, but she has also died in a tragic accident. Returning to his own time, Koutarou sets out to change the future and save his love.
So I was bored in a free period at school today and I decided to randomly go through MAL pages until I hit something vaguely interesting. I happened across a page on the producer of this and saw this...it sorta piqued my interest, so I watched it.
I am so happy I was bored enough to find this gem.
Natsuiro no Sunadokei, in my opinion, is what a romance anime should be. I really hate romance anime where the guy is a perverted idiot and the girls are stereotypes who throw their fanservice-prone-selves on him either willingly or unwillingly. Thankfully, Kou has a brain
and a heart, and it's not a harem, although there are some light complications in the love web. Obviously, they couldn't make a huge mess with only 2 episodes and an overarching plot about time travel, so I'm glad they didn't try to overdo that part.
The time travel thing is very well done--it shows itself and then doesn't overstay its welcome, letting time flow for most of the part where you would like it to. This is the kind of anime you watch if you want to feel connected to a guy or a girl in love, since it's quite easy to do both here.
The sound...well...the OP and ED songs are forgettable but the bgm is pleasant. Voices are pretty good. I must say though, this doesn't really bring down my score of it much.
The thing that I thought was great is that, like the other guy who reviewed this, it didn't feel like "just another OVA". I really felt like I didn't waste my time with this at all. In fact, I don't even wish this were longer--in a good way, of course. It didn't just leave off with a rushed ending or anything; it actually had a fulfilling end, and I won't say what happens because it rides on that, but...you'll be satisfied. I thought for a bit in the first ep that there would be some sort of plot hole problem, but I don't think so. Simply, you just have to enjoy this nice little love story.
Also, Ligene's faces are amusing. Just another reason to watch it.
Yeah~ I gave this a 10 ^^ I haven't played the game so I don't know if this OVA does it justice or not, but I enjoyed it anyway.
I've never seen anything quite like it. I will not go into what the story is about because it's in the summary up at the top, but it's very different from all those other 2-3 episode long OVAs out there. It is beautiful and different and is very well presented, even though there was only 2 episodes to work with. If it were to become a proper TV series then I'm sure it would be popular :3
particularly outstanding. Like most other short OVAs it had rather beautiful art, but it wasn't that amazing. Some of the characters could have done with a bit more detail here and there to make them pretty much perfect.
The opening song is by Nana Mizuki, and I know this is slightly biased but that automatically made me give the sound a 8/10. My score was then pushed up to a 9/10 because the OP and ED are beautiful, and I know I say this in every review, but they fit so well with the series. They really did.
Not enough character development for some of the characters. However, the main couple and Ai were filled out nicely and weren't boring standard 2D characters. They had a personality and were different from the other usual OVA characters. Nicely done development for those two, but not really for anyone else unfortunately. If there had been more episodes then I'm sure all the characters' personalities would have filled out more.
I always skim-watch through short OVAs like these because I just know they're going to be a repeat of all the others and will be boring. This one, however, is a stand-alone decent OVA. It kept me interested the entire time and I didn't keep looking at how long it had left, thinking "just hurry up and end". I was really sad when it finished and I wanted more! Absolutely loved it ♥
Well, I have in fact played through the visual novel.. So I can say I enjoyed both though I gave the Novel a 10/10
The OVA Follows as best it can the Kaho Path - It changes a few things here a few things there, and it does change the ending a bit to.
But if you take the OVA for what it is .. 2 episodes - it is well done for that. The characters are surprisingly well done for 2 episodes - as is the general plot explained surprisingly well for such a short ova. (When it was a far longer Visual novel)
And the sound track for the OVA wasn't bad either - Nothing I would go run out and buy, but nothing to scorn either , it fit the mood well , and helped the story along.
All and all I would say this OVA is worth the watch , whether or not you have gone through the visual novel- It can stand on its own and be quite enjoyable (though I recommend you go through both of course)
Wanting to watch something short and potentially entertaining, I have proceeded with this OVA and I wasn't disappointed, but not impressed by what I have seen either, in fact was exactly what I envisioned it to be, a decent romance powered by a sci-fi element, a story that doesn't aspire to be anything more than that and one that you'll likely forget within a week or two.
The summary of the story is in the synopsis already, my opinion about it furthermore is that it works well enough in order to build up the relationship between the main characters, no major flaws in executing
the premise, but no revolutionary ideas involved in the process either hence why I gave it a 6 in this department.
The animation is quite consistent for that time given and I could deem it as the highlight of the OVA, particularly the female designs are detailed and diversified according to their personalities; they even change their outfits over the course of these two episodes.
In the sound department I have no complaints or praise words either, the voice acting wasn't gritting my ears, I appreciate that they didn't offer me a hard time wearing headphones; the theme songs are as generic and forgettable as they can get, so you can skip these at ease.
As for characters, we have got a typical MC, he's the average guy who isn't precisely bland either, but just acts according to the quest he needs to fulfill: saving the girl he likes from an unfortunate future. The female cast could be described as archetypal. We have got the main love interest who is the school idol type , but in addition is humble and shy, we have got the clingy childhood friend that has got a crush on the MC and in addition we have the antisocial athletic/ tomboy type who happens to be just introverted in fact. Other characters that get mixed in there to make the story work are: a biology teacher who for some reason knows stuff about time travel, that one fodder guy who helps the protagonist on any occasion and the most essential one, the time patrol ditzy chick who accidentally triggers the entire plot.
Having covered all the sections that make for a complete review, my verdict would be: if you have seen a lot of anime , this short title won't satisfy you in any way, unless you just seek to watch something time wise that is neither bad nor particularly great. If I would've watched this years ago, when my list contained 200 titles at most, this OVA would've received an 8/10 , but for now it doesn't get past a 6/10 in my agenda.