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Days: 86.6
Mean Score: 7.57
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Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season
Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season
10 hours ago
Watching 13/25 · Scored -
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom
Jun 18, 2:54 PM
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Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season
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Spy x Family
Spy x Family
Jun 17, 11:30 AM
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Blue Period
Blue Period
Mar 14, 12:34 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Chi no Wadachi
Chi no Wadachi
Jun 2, 2020 10:46 AM
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Hydrolik_Ito Feb 19, 6:21 AM
Konnichiwa

I watched your video on After the Rain. I do agree with the majority of what you said, but I want to highlight some very important details. I can see you gave this show a 9/10 while I gave it a 7.7/10

What made me watch this show was exactly the fact that this was supposed to be a romance between a middle aged man & a highschool girl. Unlike many others who were reluctant to watch it because of that. I found it interesting & I was looking forward to see how things would play out. I came for a romance. By Ep 7, I wasn't so sure anymore but I had hope he would develop romantic feelings & they would get together, watching more I knew deep down it wasn't going to happen but I wanted it to. In the end, it didn't.

The show had three options:

1) He would confess his feelings for her & they would get together
2) That would not happen but instead Tachibana would acknowledge that her love for him wasn't genuine, it isn't possible for them to date because Kondou's life would be negatively effected & accept that she was glad to meet him since they helped each other grow- she would end up doing her rehab & getting back to track and he would start writing again.
3) The same as option two, except she wouldn't go back to track but instead find a new passion for books & writing.

The show chose to go with a version of option 2). Of course I was disappointed & a little mad. But in the end I chose to judge the anime for what it is. In truth, the change of the story direction was natural & didn't feel forced or messed up. However, since the creators chose option 2) they at the very least owe us good execution, but it wasn't good enough. Reasons:

- When they both came to their final decisions to get back into their passions of writing & running, it happened at the very end & was quite rushed. ESPECIALLY for Tachibana, through the whole show she acted so indifferent towards the issue (including her conflict with Haruka) & was hardly giving it any of her attention, she always had a poker face, she hardly showed emotion towards the issue. She only decided to do rehabilitation & go back to track in the second half of the last episode for god's sake!

And for Kondou, we needed to see more of his writing/literature works & dive deeper into it, but again the show didn't do that.

- We didn't get to see her do rehabilitation/her journey towards recovery & run again, not even an epilogue!

- Kondou's family issues weren't explored, except for a five minute explanation at some point. It would have been much better if they gave his son & ex-wife more screen time.

- There is no good reason for them not to get together. It wasn't convincing enough. The reason for this is because, we could kind of see that Kondou had feelings for her & she NEVER acknowledged in WHY she shouldn't be in a relationship with him/ it was just a crush she had. Or, that she won't try to pursue him anymore. NONE of that happened.

- Option 1) would have been much more fitting as we know that her feelings for him can't just be reduced to a crush. Not only that, but the fact that she would have been the best person for Kondou to be in a relationship with. The reason why he got divorced was because he was neglecting his family as a result of his passion for writing. But he failed to realize that Tachibana was the perfect match for him because she IS THE ONE who made him go back to writing & she would be more than glad to read his work & support him (as she told him). Moreover, this could have been further development for Kondou, for him to acknowledge that his age shouldn't stop him from getting into a relationship with her. This was a great opportunity which the creators missed.

Also, I really hate how the show decide to go the safe way instead of the bold way & clearly for no convincing reasons.
People have said that they are glad the show became more than just romance, something deeper, which I assume you also believe. But why couldn't be both romance AND discovering themselves? why one or the other?

- Option 3) would have been a good idea along with option 1). Because as I mentioned above, she hardly showed concern for the whole track & field dilemma, so it seemed more like she didn't care. Including being indifferent toward Haruka's breakdown. We could see she started to have an interest in literature but again it wasn't explored. It would have made her more of an interesting character & added more to her.

Other issues with the show:
- Tachibana is a decent character & I like her straightforwardness, it's very refreshing. However, she didn't have much to her character or life. Her dilemma regarding the track & filed is also really cliché & overdone.

There are other flaws, but they are more specific so I don't feel the need to mention them here & also since I don't want to make this too long.
1kirby2kirby Jan 26, 7:22 AM
Happy birthday! Have a good one
Awesomezme Jun 25, 2020 5:34 AM
Yep, it was a long time. I saw it while looking for explanations of the ending but thank you again! I see, hope you see it again, I like how real it can become unlike some animes where student and adult end up together. Well just wanted to thank you again and looking forward to more of your analysis!(=´∇`=)
Awesomezme Jun 24, 2020 7:57 PM
Hi! Just finished reading your After the Rain analysis (I just finished the anime just now and skipped to the end of the manga)
I like how you explained that not all endings can be like a fairytale and some can be vague. I really like how the manga ended. :)
Keep up the good work!
rallis16 Jan 24, 2020 7:02 AM
Happy Birthday!
xShinigami3125 Jan 26, 2019 5:33 AM
Happy Birthday
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xXenesthis Nov 4, 2018 2:58 PM
thank you very much for accepting my friend request ^^
TrainLucifer Feb 5, 2018 11:28 AM
Well I found you randomly and I was like "this person seems nice should I send him a friend request? hmmm... yolo" XD
TrainLucifer Feb 5, 2018 8:55 AM
Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Sebisu_chan Nov 13, 2017 7:13 PM
I just had the chance to travel, i saw it in theater. Unfortunately the bluray version is still without release date, same for the online release. Just wait, it'll show up practically everywhere in a few months eventually.
hayami6364 Jan 26, 2017 5:29 PM
You're welcome ^^
hayami6364 Jan 26, 2017 8:15 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Kamikochi Nov 20, 2016 7:01 PM
Well, I admit you're not totally wrong, those new outfits aren't that terrible and I even find them nice too in a way, but what I don't understand is the reason why they changed them for this short movie. I tried to seek for informations about it, but didn't find anything (maybe you know something ?). That's the only point which is confusing me, actually ... I can't forgive them for throwing away Ene's blue jacket for this white pajamas-like pullover ! XD
However, I like a lot this new chara-design too, I find it better than Shaft's (even if I like that one too) and closer to the LN's illustrations since Sidu was in charge of it for the movie.


Seto looks kind of like weird with his questionable (?) pants and I actually really hate Momo's new hair (like wtf why pigtails, that is Ene's look ಠ_ಠ).

I'm TOTALLY agree with you on this point, especially about Momo's new hairstyle ! That's exactly the kind of changes I can't understand, like, when was that a good idea in the first place ?!

That's right, I heard about it and I want to stay optimistic too, but I can't help being afraid of the result since Kagerou Project seems not to fit well to animation ... ^^'
Well, we'll see !

Same here ! But I discovered KagePro about two years ago. I started with MekakuCity Actors, didn't clearly understand the story at first (no wonder lol) but I loved the characters so much that I wished to learn more about this universe and that's how I became a huge fan. Unfortunatelly, people around me don't know well about KagePro or aren't as into it as I am, so that's quite difficult for me to find someone to talk with on the topic. But that's when MAL is useful ! :)
I'm currently reading the 5th novel, I buy them with Yen Press !

Well, still afraid, but as a faithful fan, I'm really excited too at the end ! The more KagePro will spread, the more we, fans, will be satisfied !

Yeah, I'm listening to it almost every day, I love it quite a lot and I can't wait to see the movie, even if I complain about it ! XD
Kamikochi Nov 20, 2016 4:01 PM
Well, I'm not sure if I should be hyped or not, especially when I see what they did to the character's outfits in the Kagerou Daze : In a Day's short movie (whyyyyyyy ... ? *cries in French*). But I'm still curious to see this new show because it's KagePro (lol). I hope it will be at least better than MekakuCity Actors, even if I enjoyed watching this one too. Wait and see !

I like Giga-P's songs a lot, too !
I also can't help thinking about Ene from Artificial Enemy when I'm listening to it, the lyrics are quite similar !

Thanks for this song recommendation, it's been a while since I last heard one of Giga-P's song (too busy to seek for new ones, unfortunately ><)