Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?
When I first saw the image for this anime, I thought "Hey, it looks pretty cool. Kind of cheesy-looking, but still kind of cool." Read the bio, got a little more excited. However, all signs turned from cool to "meh" within the first episode. This anime isn't really anything special, to be honest. There really isn't that interesting of a plot, no hook or gimmick to reel you in. The... read more
Rainy Cocoa isn't something to get obsessed over. It's not something where you count down the days and hours 'til the next installment. It's not unlike a real cafe -- you can drop in for a short time, semi-regularly if you choose. You can develop a familiarity with the comings and goings of the regulars there even if you forget their names or what they did last week. You aren't really meant to extend your... read more
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