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.read more
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
Not 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 ♥read more
This is basically Steins;Gate before S;G was a thing. It's not bad, but it really isn't too excellent. With only 2 episodes, it definitely leaves much to be desired. I understand that there really isn't much they could've done with so little space, but it's still just disappointing.
I haven't played the game, but judging from the story here, I'll assume it's at least decent. The art, sound, blah blah blah, are all pretty ok with nothing too special. The characters do act rather stupidly.
Overall, this could've been a decent series, had they made it into one, but that's not the case..
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)read more