Hmm… Boy in the introduction gets shocked, or should I say “became a witness in an extracelestial body landing”, and got injured. Someone saved him from further injuries, with him to wake-up like something happened. The next day he finds a girl wandering around his school, who has some sort of quirkiness, he meets and gets to know the girl, who later appeared out of nowhere in his daydreaming. It eventually lead to her staying in his house, and some events later revealing that the girl is an alien of sorts. Is this story familiar to you? Yes it should be, if you watched or know things about the Onegai series. The aforementioned pattern shouldn’t be surprising as some staff involved in the Onegai team is here again to bring us the Original anime, Ano Natsu de Matteru, also title-translated as “I’ll be waiting for that Summer”
It has a solid animation, despite being just a version made for the telly. Most notable is the animation of the “film effects” present in the ending sequence. It feels like the ones found in old cinemas! Opening and Ending songs are good too, and it’s definitely better than the ones in Mouretsu Pirates. Voice acting? It’s solid as well! The characters we see here are quite unique, despite one character showing signs of the stereotypical tsundere attitude and mannerisms. The art is also good. It’s somewhat reminiscent of those in Fractale and Angel Beats. Character design is also top-notch, credits to Uon Taraku, the guy who made the character designs for the Onegai series.
The purpose of a Romantic-Comedy theme/genre is very well written and presented in this anime, although it also shades of Harem-genre and fanservice. Kaito, our Main Character, is experiencing a fancy on the new transfer student-upperclassman heroine. His lines and experessions are perfect, indeed, for this series’ genre. He’s definitely experiencing love on first sight.
The main disappointment I have, or felt, is in how this episode ended. It uses a cliche-y scenario that’s almost standard in Harem shows where two other female characters discover our main character with a heroine wrapped in towel, combined with cleavage fanservice. (sarcasm)Great.(/sarcasm)
This show, therefore, is (still) a promising one but it has to be put on a five-episode probation for the fanservice and Herem-genre feel it gave on it’s PILOT episode. And oh, I couldn’t episode blog this…
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