A Town Where You Live

Alt title: Kimi no Iru Machi

TV (12 eps)
3.317 out of 5 from 3,099 votes
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A Town Where You Live

How far would you go for true love? All his friends said he was just being ''stupid'' and ''delusional,'' but Haruto just couldn't give up on her: Yuzuki, the girl that showed up on his doorstep one day, stole his heart the next, and then left just as abruptly as she arrived. With the faint hope of rekindling the romance they'd shared, Haruto decides to pursue her, moving away from the rural outskirts of Hiroshima to the big city of Tokyo. However, soon after arriving, he learns that Yuzuki has seemingly moved on and has a new boyfriend. No matter how hard Haruto tries, she refuses to see him and won't tell him the reason why she left him. He could move on, as many have urged him to, but is that truly what Yuzuki wants? He could try winning her back - after all, he's already moved to the town where she lives - but how much farther will he need to go?

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Episode 1

Pursuit

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Episode 2

When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

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Episode 3

Suddenly, a Kiss Outta Nowhere

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Episode 4

Greeting

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Episode 5

Declaration of War

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Episode 6

My True Feelings

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Episode 8

On the Night of Our Reunion

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Episode 9

Is it a Date?

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Episode 10

Beautiful Flowers

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Episode 11

Confession

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Episode 12

A Town Where You Live

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Elven
7.5

If I could rename this anime, I would rename it to „Tenohira o kao ni ateru ni junbi“, which means „Prepare to facepalm“. Yes, I have never facepalmed as much as in this anime. And that is not enough, there were plenty of episodes, where I facepalmed more than once in single episode.  Now that is something unique. So, preparation word for you: if you are going to watch it, prepare yourself for facepalm. Just in case, put something soft on your desk, as you might deskpalm and that might actually hurt. Story Now this is something, what was one of those: so fantastic idea, that creator must be genius or opposite; so bad that I simply have no description. To make it more confusing, I will answer it, it is both, what I mentioned. Story is so stupid, but at the same time so original. It makes you think things, what you might never think, during any other animes. It is really hard to explain, but once you have watched it, you will understand. Story is about country dude, who falls in love with girl. That girl, whose name is Yuzuki, actually lives in Tokyo, but since her hating sister pretty muck kicks her out, she searches way, to live on. She does find that dude, whose name is Haruto, and falls in love with her. While that dude loves another girl, Yuzuki tries to help that dude with his love.  Obviously what happens is obvious: she loves him and he falls in love her, thus he forgets about his childhood love and wants to go out with Yuzuki. If you think that’s the whole story, then no. Worst happens: Yuzuki leaves Haruto countless of times and Haruto tries to get her attention, with huge failure. The funny part is, both still love each other. So, when Yuzuki bitches and says “We can’t meet anymore”, with very emotional voice, Haruto finds new cool girlfriend, who actually cares about him. Now if you think that’s end, of course not. Almost like destiny, Haruto meets Yuzuki again and well, rest should be obvious. I simply cannot tell whole story, as it would be spoiling everything. When I did watch it, I thought one thing: “How much more drama can be in one anime?” If I would describe this anime with another anime, I would say one title, with small modification: “School Days, with no murders” Story receives 8/10, because it was different, but not that good, that it would receive more. Animation Yuck, awful. Seriously, I haven’t seen that bad animation for a while. Oh, before you start arguing, let me fix that part first: by awful, I don’t mean graphical part. Graphic was more than okay, but the exact: animation. I don’t know how many times, there were points, where characters talked, but their mouths didn’t move. Please, at least do the basic, make the mouth move. How hard is that? I understood who talked, but it was so disturbing. Secondly, there were too many motionless moments, where picture was still and absolutely nothing moved. It almost made feel; like it was done with hurry or creators were lazy. I mean, even naruto/one piece fillers have more animation, then this whole series. It cannot receive more then 5/10. Animation was poor, but credit goes to visual pictures, some of them did look very good. PS: The intro kissing was really strange and weird for me. Made Yuzuki look like B*atch, simply because of content... Sound If I think about sound, first thing what I remember is intro. Its music was rather good, while everything else wasn’t anything special, but nothing bad either. Well, most of the anime was without music, but they did put enough effort into background sounds. Since the story took place in countryside, we did hear a good countryside noise. You know, the typical one, which is rather easy to find, if you google a bit. The amount of background music was rather poor thought. They did have some instrumental music at important parts, but if I am correct, they had total of music (including intro and outro) around 5, which is ridiculously small amount. But well, regardless of that, they did rather good job, what they did use. I didn’t really miss soundtrack, as I was facepalming too much anyway. Thus, since it doesn’t have anything amazing, but nothing bad either, I give it 7/10. Characters If there was something good in that anime, it is that category. Every single character was developed so well. I mean, they all had unique traits, personalities. Who were for countryside, had accent, what actually was from that area. Some of them were cheerful, some of them were cool-type, everything felt well from that part. If we think about the main characters, I must say that both of them were rather idiots, in their own way. I guess idiots do recognise each other. But both of them had also rather charming part of personality. I mean, Haruto never made up his mind. While he looked like cool character, he made so many idiotic choices, that when new episode released, first few comments were how idiot he was. I would even say that he was similar to Makoto from school days, except he didn’t think about sex and how many girlfriends he could have. But a lot of hate was around him. And at the same time Yuzuki wasn’t better. He did have one excuse at one point, but after that excuse was eliminates, he yet again was a huge idiot and did something, what made me faceflippingpalm (don’t ask how I did that). So basically, characters were so unique that it deserves 10/10. Creators really accomplished on putting us hate the main characters. Overall Now, I did give a lot negative critism, even after all of that, it is still anime, what is worth of watching. It is simply very unique, interesting and entertaining. All the bad actually gives you back with laugher and facepalms. How many times I have said facepalm already? So, by all means, if you like drama, want to be entertained and love love-stories; it might be just for you! Total score: 7,5 / 10.

Precursor
8

This anime, this anime, this anime. It makes me worry sometimes. Enough of that, this anime is really really emotional and is a great watch. Sorry for the lack of tags that this site hasn't updated on, but if I were to label it. : Slice of Life, Romance, DramaThe story. I might be giving it a little too much credit, but I feel it deserves this 9/10 rating. This anime starts off a little confusing, but the back-story is explained as you go. This anime starts off with a male lead desperately trying to find the girl he loves. Turns out, this girl already has someone else on her mind. So because of him getting rejected, he stays in Tokyo, after moving from Hiroshima, despite all the difficulties trying to get his shit together. After he finds out about all the drama of his girlfriend leaving for another, he finds one himself. Soon, both of the leads meet conflicting feelings as they try to clean the mess they created. Boom. It was a great story, but with the background information they gave the anime audience, I feel that many will disagree with me, a manga reader.Animation... Oh boy, it was not very appealing. Standard. Standard. Standard, is all I have to say. There was not very many appealing animations. The talking was awkward. The mouths only move up and down when talking, so don't expect much masterpiece animation out of this, but what you can expect, is good visuals. That's why my ranking of the animation is higher popular view, I felt that the art made up for the animation, allowing me to give it a 7/10 The sound? I felt that the character voicing was above average. Nothing was wrong with it, but in fact, the voices sounded very nice. I loved the main character's accent and the way some of the manga characters sounded. And the opening song was quite fun. I liked the way it sounded but there are sometimes where the soundtrack doesn't fit the situation as strong. So, 8/10 Characters. I felt they were really strong, and easily likeable. All of the characters, I didn't find any to despise, but I did find a lot to like. And the main leads also showed a lot of character development in the story, as I expected. In the midst of the drama, the way the characters were portrayed, I couldn't bring myself to like his current girlfriend more, or the one he chased more. In my defense, I loved them both, and although the chased one isn't popular as she should be, that can be changed with a little reading from the manga. 10/10This anime is well worth the watch. I'd definitely recommend those who love the genre of this anime to watch this. It was a good try, and the MANGA is a must read. If you can, or if you're willing to watch this, I'd read the manga, about the 1st 79.5 chapters to find the connection between leads more deep.  Thanks for listening to my 2nd review, please point out anything I can improve on, and I hope you like the anime!

Dionkeykong
2

Has it ever happened to you? Sitting down to write something but you can't really seem to organize your thoughts? I have no clue whatsoever as to how to approach this one.. This anime to me is as strange as the vast universe we live in and i certainly don't mean that in a good way, as you may have gathered by my rating. At first i thought there was something wrong with my neuron system, maybe my brain's wiring wasn't allowing me to enjoy this piece of art in a way that would.....Touch my soul or me strings or some other slang romance enthusiasts like to use every other sentence. So i went to the hospital and had a doctor check me...The results were terrifying...I was in the terminal stages of bullshit intolerance and i've been told that this is an incurable disease but it won't affect my day to day interactions with people or animals for that matter. I left the hospital devastated, i had no fags, no money to buy some and i had parked my car 2 blocks away from the damn hospital. So as i was walking i tried to come in terms with this new disease of mine, tried to embrace it..So i thought to myself that all is not lost, i shall beat this fucker in the ass and be a normal kid again..I came back home, poured a drink and went to google, my old pal who knows everything about everyone, and suggested i should try a shock therapy..That sounded dangerous and to be honest i like a bit of danger. I'm not what you'd call and andrenaline junkie but i quite fancy the idea of chemicals causing my reptilian brain to go berserk. Of course this being a shock therapy wasn't a piece of cake..More like a piece of concrete falling from a 3 story building and hitting you on the head leaving you for absolutely dead. And this is where A Town Where You Live comes in...From the very first episode it attacks your senses like aids attacks your immune system and if you don't know what aids does to you, why don't ya ask Freddie Mercury how that went? Well you can't cause he's dead but anyway. And the first wave of attack comes in the form of animation..From the very first seconds the animation was like a night out at Vegas with a tablet full of acid. You are still able to see things but you see in waves of blurriness and with no sense of real focus...And of course hallucinations are a nice touch as well. What i want to say is that the animation is close to atrocious and weirdly colored and blurry and it gave me eyes herpes. The characters themselves are well drawn don't get me wrong but everything else is not good, at the very best it's basic. I'm not sure if it was a copy issue or anything of that sort but it seemed wayward to me. The second wave comes in the form of the characters and the story hitting you in turns for maximum impact, maximum amounts of vomit and massive internal injuries. The story goes like this, once upon a time there was a boy named Haruto and lived with his parents in the countryside..One fateful day a girl named Yuzuki came to live with them..No it's not like that you idiots get your mind out of the gutter..She was the daughter of a friend of Haruto's father or something like that..Anyway Haruto is plain and simple an annoying twat. He treats her like crap and for no obvious reason other than him being an asshole. Sure one can make the case that Yuzu is a klutz and a helpless case who can't do anything on her own, from walking in a straight line to breathing without the help of a special committee. So Haru has to help her with everything..Keyword here being "help"...Simply put he is one of those guys who go after broken people so he can fix them in the hopes of them not leaving him.....So one thing leads to another and they ended up together? I'm still not sure on the details but that's what happens..She then leaves for Tokyo and after some time of long distance relationshiping she found someone else. Is anyone here surprised? Nope? Well hear this and be amazed at the idiocy that this anime has to offer...Haru being a creep and a stalker among other things decided to MOVE TO TOKYO to find her...Got that? From that point on some insanily stupid stuff happen and Haru jumps from girl to girl while always being in love with Yuzu and still being an obnoxious fuck with no moral restriction whatsoever.......Other characters you say? Well yeah silly there are other characters..His hot sister being one and Yuzu's redhead hot sister as well..Oh yeah there was another one who went by the name of Kazama and he, He was a damn likable character. He was an aquaintance of Haru's sister and they became friends..And guess what? They killed him off...But before they did that they had to make him the 3rd wheel and the one Yuzu dated while in Tokyo. So animation that can kill life organisms 2 galaxies away, a story made possible by an angry teenager on drugs and characters that are as believable and relatable as Spongebob..Music and VA was....There.. Now i know this review wasn't as long or as full of details as you'd expect but i simply cannot put every single thing that is wrong with this anime cause the servers of the internet would explode..Do you want that? But then again i'll give this anime the pro of being at least a bit realistic..I mean people are shit and they do shitty things and they use each other to get what they want and they fuck you in the proccess..That's an unwritten rule of human relations. On that front it did well, mind you that's not saying much since most times it ditches realism for downright idiocy but at least it tried and i'm a nice guy! I can't and won't reccomend this to anyone, even to people that i hate with a burning passion. But then again there are people out there with little to no sense so don't blame me, blame the world we live in and the society like everyone seems to do these days.

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