This kind of video should not be graded in the same way most professional anime should. It feels more like a student piece to me. A good student piece, but not something that can stand next to most high budget anime on this site.
You can tell they were really trying. But the problem is that the story is too short, and too rushed. We know that the couple loves each other, but we don't know why. We don't know why they can't be together. We don't know any details behind the pressure they feel. Nothing. So it's very hard to relate to either character at all.
The designs of these characters are really good. Plus the sakura tree looks amazing. But the animation is so limited that you can't appreciate it. They animate the characters like they're puppets. So they don't look like they are actually moving. Again, feels a lot like a student piece.
The music is very soothing. But the voice acting is very spotty. Some of the actors do a decent job. But there are a few voices that were devoid of motion. Very disappointing.
Practically non-existent. I hardly know anything about either of the 2 characters. I know one is a princess, and embarrassed with her appearance. And the another is polite. But besides that I know nothing.
If I came in expecting a student piece it would have gotten much higher. But I came in expecting a parable like story, with focus on the characters and the problems they faced. I got neither. The music was nice, and the designs were good. But everything else fell flat.
If you like amateur animations, you may like this. But if you are looking for anime, this isn't a good fit. I'm not completely sure why this is even listed on MAL. If something like this could get onto MAL then I feel like any nico uploader could make something and technically get it listed here. read more