This anime is a story about a boy who falls in love with a girl on a poster. The boy was constantly bullied by his classmates and teachers, and was feeling lonely when he came across a poster with a girl on it. He takes the poster, pastes onto the wall of his room, and names her Lunn. He then begins to treat the poster as if she were his girlfriend. However, when the bullies learn about his feelings towards the poster, the bullying worsens and event unfold which lead the boy to consider suicide. Fortunately, the poster talks him out of it, and the boy embarks on a quest to find the real girl that the poster is based on. While the story is nothing extrordenary, it is fairly well paced (for an OVA) and enjoyable.
The animation is alright. It's not that great, but it's not terrible either. One must also take into account that this OVA came out in 1985, so of course the animation is going to be a bit dated.
The music is pretty good. While it's nothing extrordenary, it is quite pleasant and fits whats happening.
The main character is relatable, though he does have moments where he's kind of a jerk. On the other hand, he does go through a bit of character development. Lunn is nice and kind and does her best to help the main character out (though there is only so much she can do since she's only a poster). Most of the supporting and minor characters are a-holes and jerks, though.
While nothing special, this is a decent 80's OVA that is something nice to watch when you are wanting to watch something short.
Tezuka Osamu, aka the Walt Disney of the anime world has created many well-known stories fit for children like kimba the white lion, astro boy etc and the vast amount stories never got made into an anime. But this story, Lunn wa Kaze no Naka was lucky enough and got one. However this was not popular and never really got into the limelight…not that the story was something too special to begin with.
It follows the story of a Toyoda, a high school boy who has no friends and is made fun of even by the teacher. He utterly despises his life and is about to commit suicide when suddenly he finds a coffee poster which has a really pretty girl on it and (MAYBE at this point Toyoda has lost it or the poster just happens to be magical) he starts talking with it and the poster TALKS BACK! Eventually they become good friends and what Toyoda lacks in real life makes up with the poster… I MEAN HE FINDS A FRIEND IN THE LIFELESS AND NOT WHAT YOU THINK YOU PERVERT. Life starts getting better for him as his poster guides him through life and he soon becomes immune to the school bullying and sets on journey to find this coffee girl on the poster.
Then stuff happens. Well this is a pretty plain story but how it’s presented is where the charm of the anime lies. Sure it does not have a complex plot with some super powered guy leading the MC or the MC is super cool guy or anything…in fact he never becomes popular and stays the way he is, but this narration demonstrations a life of a person who is at the swords end with his life and this show shows it rather nicely. Sure there are anime that might do better but this anime for the time it came out is really good one to watch and pass your time. Nothing at the peak of perfection or anything, don’t get your hopes up thinking it’s an unseen gem.
Animation and background:-
There are only 2 main character. Lunn and Toyoda and both of them have a plain look and not something different and backgrounds are at best OK, but looking back at the time it came out and what other things anime industry had to offer in terms of animation Lunn has a quite a nice look! There is enough fluidity and there are not many repeating frames set on loop. In short it’s nice.
Voice acting is good too and there is not much of a sound track to speak of but the one sound track it does have is a good one and has a nostalgic feel to it.
Not something great but a sad and sweet story which is at least worth a watch. The only thing you have to keep in mind is it’s a really simple premise with really simple story and characters which just happens to be executed well enough to make for a decent enough watch.
As there is no synopsis for the show i may as well give my own :D
Lunn wa Kaze no Naka is all about a young boy who when walking under an overpass becomes transfixed on a poster of a young girl advertising coffee, after staring at it for a bit the poster begins to talk, he then rips the poster off the wall and takes it home.
Well that's the entire plot and that's about all you get out of it really, he starts talking to the poster, having rage fits, trying to kill himself and looking for the girl in the poster.
Overall it's not bad, not offensive, just not great either.
Reviewed as part of DAMC