Living for the Day After Tomorrow

Alt title: Asatte no Houkou

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2006
3.493 out of 5 from 1,736 votes
Rank #6,039

Karada is an elementary school student who acts mature for her age, and asks that people treat her like an adult. While praying at a wishing stone (negai ishi), she meets an older girl named Shouko. Shouko had moved to this small town to start a new life, but the same day she meets Karada, she encounters her brother, Hiro. Tension builds as Shouko and Hiro reflect on their past relationship while sending Karada home alone, and by the end of the day, both Shouko and Karada end up at the wishing stone hoping for change. Karada wishes to become an adult, while Shouko wishes for things to go back as they were in the past. That night under the bright moon, the wishing stone grants their wish, and an unbelievable transformation occurs: Shouko becomes a child and Karada becomes an adult. Now the two girls must struggle with their new bodies while finding a way to return back to what they once were.

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This review was pulled of the forums from a club I used to run, that is the reason for the different format.Overall: 5.5 For the most part I found the show enjoyable... it was a, to me, light watch that wasn't too heavy on drama. The ending was sweet but too short and a little anti-climactic. Story/Plot: 5 Pretty typical story and plot, nothing I hadn't seen before. Nothing that I didn't expect or stood out in my mind. Most everything that happened you weren't surprised by or left going "wtf?". Perfect viewing I guess on a 50+ hr sleep deprivation stretch :P Character/Char Development: 4 Characters were pretty drab to be honest, when they weren't being completely oblivious to each other they were being completely oblivious with themselves. Things didn't change for the better until the last 2 or 3 episodes where they seemed to come to a group wide realization of "wow I'm an idiot". So the character development pretty much didn't exist until the end of the show and a couple of the characters went kicking and screaming... almost literally. Sounds/Music: 5 Again, nothing special as far as I can tell... I wasn't paying too much attention to this one though because I don't much listen to the sounds and music from shows of this nature. I guess I can say it didn't annoy me and that was good. Artwork/Design: 9 The show's one saving grace, I loved the artwork which was very detailed and heavy on the realism and diversity. With so many scenic views they shot it seemed this was the creators main focus of the show half the time and just didn't really pay attention to the rest. In any case I thought it was wonderfully drawn and designed.

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