As story goes it wasnt great but it wasnt horrible either, I started watching it in English but couldnt stand the voices so switched to Japanese early on...I hardly see alien type animes (I dont know if its because they dont interest me??) so that part was new and innovating for me. I kind of have nothing to say about this series or storyline because I felt it was all too corny for my liking, in fact I was down right bored but NOT bored enough to rate it lower that 4 out of 10...
Usually animation for me is good, this being no exception. And although the art was pretty good, I didnt like certain characters (I'll save that for Characters lol). Again really nothing to say about the animation aside that it was pretty good...in fact I rated it the best out of all the categories.
Sound was fairly good, there are three pieces of music used in TUYBW (<-- didnt feel like spelling it all out.), one opening and two endings. The opening is "Metamorphose" by Yoko Takahashi which is good balance between melody and some pop (but it isnt a head banger type of song) ~ out of the entire opening however I liked the images used rather that the song itself. They were also pretty good about syncing it with the opening itself.
The first ending is "Natsuiro no Kakera" by Yoko Ishida and I have actually heard another song by her (which happens to be the Pretear OP: White Destiny); the song was catchy and it reminded me of a song I would dance to at the beach lol. The song is used throughout the majority of the anime.
The 2nd and final ending is "Kimi ni Aete" by Kawasumi Ayako & Kiyomi Ai and it is only used in the final episode, I really cant remember the song at the moment but I remember it was a cute melody perfect for a finale.
The main heroine is Hikari and the main hero is Takeru, two people I rather did not like for main characters; I actually preferred Hikari's other half: Akari. Hikari and Takeru were suckish when it came to being a couple and Hikari was mostly whinning throught the anime; I didnt like the overall balance of other characters and I felt they were sort of unesscary to the anime itself...bad choices....
(above: Left - Hikari; Right - Akari)
Overall it was good but horrible at the same time. Didnt quite enjoy it like I thought I might but whatever what's done is done... ~