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Stark700



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:11 am Reply with quote

Just Because! (TV)

Genres: Romance
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For a group of high school seniors, a chance reunion with a transfer student will change the course of their final year. Eita Izumi has come back to his hometown after four years and encounters some unlikely acquaintances: Haruto Soma, Eita’s childhood friend; Ena Komiya, the photography student who witnesses Eita and Haruto's reunion; Mio Natsume, whose feelings for her middle school crush still linger; and Hazuki Morikawa, a girl who seems uninterested in romantic relationships. When the paths of these five cross, their fates turn in a way none of them could have seen coming.


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A new original Fall 2017 anime title. First episode premieres today.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm Reply with quote
Episode 1

For some reason when I saw the promotional art for this series, with just a very basic description, I could feel something drawing me, and coincidientally finding out that this will be one of the few series produced by PINE JAM, that did last season's Gamers.

Honestly, I was a little surprised to find this a very methodical and slow slice of life, along the lines of Tsuki ga Kirei. But I find myself more interested than that series, and I think it partially comes down to where this is taking place, towards the end of seniors in High school. It kind of made me think of that feeling towards the end of high school, and the art so far feels like it has this fitting style.

Who knows what this will be like going forward, but my interest is kept.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:29 am Reply with quote
Reposted from the preview guide thread for posterity:

I tend to like things where the central conceit is either nonobvious and you have to figure it out as you go, or it's just kind of nebulous anyway. Because to me that discovery, the sense that you have to play the game to figure out why you're playing the game, is something that I really enjoy. Probably because it's kind of realistic: one's life doesn't really have a 'central conceit'. And for that to be true for the characters give a lot of room for them to be realistic in a way that's less common in fiction.

I really liked the intro to Just Because; I really liked how the animation was rugged but very subtle. And I also liked the 'about to graduate high school' setting, making me remember that period of my life as well. It was long enough ago that I don't really think about it that much, and since present-day me knows what came after, it was a little hard to remember what not knowing was like. I remember being ready to try something new and move on, but it was a little weird to be leaving the environment and the people I'd been around for a significant fraction of my life up to that point.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:11 am Reply with quote
Don't know if it is relevant, but I am actually having the 10 year reunion for my high school next month, so the end of high school is on my mind. And probably especially not relivant as this is not really the place to do life blog like things, but I kind of just today got another kind of milestone in being employed today.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:26 am Reply with quote
Episode 2

Oh boy, I'm already having trouble telling the girls apart, since they all seem to have red hair (and a weird shade of red at that). I'm not sure I understand what happened this episode.

Ok, Haruto likes Hazuki, who maybe likes him but for some reason thinks he likes...Mio? Who probably likes Eita but acts like she doesn't, same with Eita liking her. I don't know what Yoriko has to do with it besides being Hazuki's friend, but she seems to keep cockblocking everyone in or out of sight.

So did Haruto text Hazuki or the whole group? Or more to the point, did she text her thanks to the whole group? I don't know how to tell the difference, so I thought he'd grab the opportunity to just reply to her text, not send out a mass invite.

And Yoriko's avatar looks obscene. I had to really zoom in before I could tell it was, I think, her sitting on a red railing and taking a picture of her knees and feet with a V sign?

How long I stick with this will come down to whether i love Haruto (he's the only character I like so far, but I already adore him) more than I hate the paparazzi pig. Every time she's on screen I start fantasizing about hammering a pike through her camera lens and nailing her head to the wall.

Episode 3

And PP is really testing my patience. Somebody please body slam her in front of an oncoming train. If not for how adorable Haruto is, there would be no 4. He really should hook up with Yoriko, since she's the only other character in this who doesn't seem to be clinically depressed (or possessed by a pig demon). The two could bond over their mutual love for Hazuki.
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