Hello there! As always, my review is quite short so if you hate reading long reviews with countless paragraphs and sentences, you're welcome!
I love watching SoL anime and I was hyped for Just Because!. But the first episode was very bad, slow and boring. Still that shouldn't make you drop it, the anime becomes sadder as episodes go by.
I started watching this anime, because the moment I'm writing this, I am in my senior year of high school (or 12th grade). I wanted to get the same feels a high school student experiences when taking an entrance exam and focusing on his/her studies.
There are several
scenes with studying/worrying about the future, but still this is mostly a romantic anime. The main problem is which of the girls will the MC choose and as you may know, this started a war in the fandom. (People were either #TeamKomiya or #TeamNatsumi)
Still, Komiya and Natsumi have both their flaws and disadvantages.
Komiya is a girl that loves taking pictures, but she often gets in trouble for taking pictures of strangers. She is outgoing, but also very nosy. As for Natsumi she likes studying, but she gets salty and jealous sometimes.
One of the best scenes was when Puta (a cat) sent a message with its paw. I think everyone needs a cat like that to text their crush...
I give this anime a 8/10, the animation is great, the Opening and Ending are so melancholic (I love them both), but the story is not that great. I expected something else besides romantic drama. Also, if a Dub comes out, watch that. The subtitles are pretty messed up. I am still thankful for the one that translated this anime, but they could have done a much better job, smh.
A much better version of this is called Tsuki ga Kirei, and I suggest you watch that first (if you haven't)