If you get a chance to watch this series of anime, I highly suggest it.
High school student Tomoyo Okazaki feels jaded as his relationship with his father has been rocky. His mother is dead. And lastly, Tomoyo really doesn't want to stay in school, and is branded as a delinquent.
On his way to school one day he runs into an odd girl who catches his attention as she practices lines from a play. The girl turns out to be Nagisa Furakawa, a second year senior who is repeating the courses because of a severe illness that leaves her bed-ridden for large amounts of time.
The anime is story-driven, so it lacks the testosterone of other anime like Dragon Ball, and yet it's not at all a Shojo. It's REALLY good and made me cry when I saw several different episodes.
The interesting thing about the series is that it's really about change and progression of people; how they become scarred, heal, and grow. sure, there's a touch of supernatural influence with segments from the "World that Has Ended" and Fuko Ibuki is a bit.. well.. unusual..
But really, take the time to watch it. While the ending is somewhat open, and a few alternate episodes are confusing, it's overall a good, solid story.
7 years, 4 months ago
01 Sep 2011 05:16 CEST