When Morisaki Yuuta ran into a girl in the school hallway that day, he had no idea his life would change forever. As a member of the photography club and a fledgling to the world of women, Yuuta's life has been turned upside down by the entrance of not one, but several women into his life! From old friends to new acquaintances, it will be tough figuring out who to choose!
It is based on the latest installment of the True Love Story series of dating sims.
I'll just start by saying this anime really isn't worth your time. It's only 3 episodes though, so you might sit through it just for the sake of seeing what a truly mediocre anime looks like. Or maybe just to add another number to your list.
The plot was pretty weak. Actually, I don't even know what the plot was. This was basically just a short scenario with the typical boy meets girl setup, boy and girl have feelings for each other, followed by boy remembering that he promised to marry girl when they were 5 (or thereabout. and for some reason it's always the guy
that forgets, whereas the girl always remembers). I understand that promises are important and all in Japanese culture (actually, where aren't they? ), but there are some promises you just don't bother keeping because they're so frivolous (and we all know that children aren't half as psychologically developed as many anime make them out to be). And at that, such minor things that happened at that young of an age would probably be soon forgotten anyways, rather than used years later to try and get a girl who is out of your league (in this case, the characters were all average enough that it doesn't actually apply here, where it often does in typical harems with better visuals. +1 point for being somewhat realistic by using some of the most average characters I've ever seen).
I used to think of Happiness! as a stereotypical generic anime, but I enjoyed it a little. This, however, is much more generic. Nothing about this anime was really done right, or particularly wrong for that matter, it just didn't do much of anything. There wasn't really a point. It's a love story that's not really heartwarming or dramatic. It's boring.
Visually, it's also generic. At first I attributed this to age, since I assumed it was pretty old (like early 90s or before). You know what they say about assumptions though. But anyways, I was wrong. There's no excuse for the bland visuals, given that this was actually produced in 2003. You're sure to find countless others produced around that time that actually have respectable visuals and animation. Which brings me to the next point: this anime had mediocre animation too. Generally, it wasn't really an issue (it's not like there was much animation going on anyways), but there were parts where the animators were just plain lazy. From the looks of this anime, the production budget was probably so low that they weren't getting paid enough to motivate them to work in the first place. So I'll excuse the bad animation out of pity for the overworked and underpaid animators that had to waste their time on this one.
Now for the characters, the part I pay the most attention to by far in an anime. Short story shorter: they were flat. In fact, I've probably drawn on paper with more dimension. The emotions were also poorly done and didn't feel natural. This was probably mostly due to the voice acting, which wasn't particularly bad, but wasn't particularly good either. Just bland. There was the girl from the library though. She was hitting on him like it was nobody's business (I don't even know why she was there. It was totally random). Who does that? But that automatically made her the most dynamic character (not that that's saying much. it's pretty sad when a random insert character has more personality than the important ones).
Because of my previously mentioned assumption that the show was kind of old (I don't generally bother to look at the date before watching something), I had given the sound some undeserved leeway. It's poor. None of the music was even slightly memorable. Have you ever watched an old VHS and noticed the sound is a little distorted? That's exactly what this sounds like.
Enjoyment wasn't present. They could have at least attempted some cheap humor (there were a couple chances where it could have been easily done. This anime still wouldn't have earned more than a 5 from me that way, but it still would have been an improvement). Needless to say, I'm glad it was only 3 episodes.
I don't think I used the word generic enough times in this review to qualify my opinion of this anime.
When Morisaki Yuuta ran into a girl in the school hallway that day, he had no idea his life would change forever. As a member of the photography club and a fledgling to the world of women, Yuuto's life has been turned upside down by the entrance of not one, but several women into his life! From old friends to new acquaintances, it will be tough figuring out who to choose!
If you liked Rumbling hearts or romantic anime than your love this..
It's pretty mediocre, but a lovestory (with happy end) nonetheless. So if you are into romance, you might as well give it a shot.
There is no real plot to it; Girl likes boy since childhood, but he forgot about her, and basically she's waiting all the time for him to remember without any courage to do something about it.
The thing that really irritated me was that even though it only has 3 episodes, it tries to throw a whole bunch of side characters in your face. The first 2 episodes mainly consist of the MC getting to know a bunch of different girls, which have
absolutely no impact on the story itself. For a short OVA series, that felt pretty useless. You might as well just watch the last episode.
This also makes the romance itself look pretty shallow, even for such a short series, as there is neither development nor much backstory for the main characters.