Follows the "indecipherable" daily life of the short and quiet Reina Aharen and Raidou who sits next to her in class. Aharen is not so good at gauging the distance between people (or personal boundaries), and Raidou initially sensed some distance between the two of them. Then one day, when Raidou picked up the eraser that Aharen had dropped, the distance between them suddenly became uncomfortably close.
A simple and effective cute comedy is reallly all it is. story: a diminutive female with awful communication skills meets the average joe they hit it off and do relatively mundane things. while the premise and plot are basic, Aharen and Raido are so fun that its difficult to be bored while watching. it never overstretches its boundaries to get too sappy or serious it plays the hand its dealt and its played well animation: its a small studio from what im guessing so i cant knock the animation heavily. their is some CGI thrown in i think unnecessarily but again not rlly important sound: good voice acting servicable music characters: despite the premise being relatively bland the characters keep it fun. Raidou and Aharens antics are just so silly they just do random slice of life things, the running gags never feel stiff or annoying and they pretty much just do whatever and its interesting. Side characters all contribute without being in the way of the romance which is always nice solid watch i am on my hands and knees waitin for a second season
Felix Film’s 2022 High School romcom was one of the surprise hits of the year with its gentle slice-of-life charming audiences. Raido is in his first year of High School and admits that he struggles to make friends. To rectify this, he makes multiple attempts to befriend the diminutive Reina Aharen who sits next to him in homeroom. At first he thinks she is cold-shouldering him but soon realises things are more complicated. Aharen has a track record of being over-friendly in middle school so she was holding back in getting too close to others. She also speaks so quietly that people struggle to hear here. Raido makes the supreme effort to hear here and understand exactly what some her eccentric behaviour means. Early on the audience might think that this resembles “Komi Can’t Communicate” but it quickly diverges from that path in the first few episodes. If anything, despite a strong start in episode one, it descends quickly into short-episode slapstick and visual humour. We had doubts that many would stay the course with this if this had continued. Thankfully the show does reward those who voted to stay with it. Despite a poor early showing the story picks up a lot half way through. The couple in the story become fast friends and are always close. By ‘close’ we mean physically very close as that helps Raido to hear whatever Aharen is saying. They build a small circle of friends around them and every (increasingly funny) episode builds-in new characters involving various family members and some younger children they meet in the park. Even some of the teachers get roped into that action with one in particular who takes enormous joy in observing the young couple’s relationship to the point at which she gets a nose-bleed. The story wraps up nicely in the end with a dramatic sequence in which one of Aharen’s more obsessive female friends, Mitsuki Oshiro, challenges Raido to a duel after she mistakenly believes that he has broken Aharen’s heart. The ending is excruciatingly happy with the misunderstandings are all sorted out and the friendship group coming together to share the young couple’s happiness. This is a feel-good story with a cherry on top. An utter joy to watch, extremely funny and immensely fun. Make time for it.
Satisfying Conclusion?✔️Emotional?❌Actual Romance?❓ (revealing whether or not would lead to spoilers for a couple episodes so u just gotta watch it)Actual Comedy?✔️ (especially in early episodes)Fanservice/Nudity?❌Recommend?✔️ (if u like Uzaki-chan wants to hang out/My senpai is annoying vibes)What is this anime?Follows 2 students in high school who sit next to eachother. They each have trouble making friends,are usually expressionless, and each have their own social problems. This depicts daily life of their friendship.Did I enjoy it?The show was about what I expected when I went into it. A light-hearted friendship between two eccentrics. However it went above and beyond. There were several times in the first few episodes where it made me laugh out loud. The comedy dies down past that, with the occasional exception. There's no unnecessary drama, which was appreciated. The characters were all likeable. They each have personalities that made it entertaining to watch how they react to our two MC's. The conclusion surprised me in that they were actually able to make a "stopping point" where I felt the story could end. Yet, of course there's more that can be shown in their relationship if another season was given the greenlight.
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