Sing "Yesterday" for Me

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  1. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Apr 11, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019
  2. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Apr 11, 2019
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  3. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Apr 12, 2019
    This could be AOTY material. I desperately want this to succeed because it could be romance done right and hit the feels of those who felt listless and all them adult emotions and shit.
  4. Franconator

    Franconator Well-Known Member

    I thought this was a joke at first, but I checked out the summary and... yeah. Yeah, same.
  5. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Apr 13, 2019
    The mark of a dedicated shitposter is that every post they make looks like a shitpost.
  6. msxtodoroki

    msxtodoroki New Member

    I saw pet crow and stopped reading ...
  7. BurntJelly

    BurntJelly Well-Known Member

    Well, that got complicated...

    Glasses version = better.

    Slowburn, but it's not bad.
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  8. hinatahonoka

    hinatahonoka Member

    how can I describe this... it kinda has the same vibe as true tears? But I think it's too early. Gonna follow the three episodes rule to make a good judgment but I don't think it's that bad
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  9. hinatahonoka

    hinatahonoka Member

    I don't know if I'm being mean but I don't think that something like that should keep you from watching an anime... You should give it a chance although I know I'm not the right person to tell you what to do... take it as piece of advice :).
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  10. Bennyvy

    Bennyvy Member

    I literally thought the thread was about some song by the Beatles...

    So I decided watch it.
    This was some enjoyable slice of life so far, you got the drama, you got the love triangle shizzle and.. a crowgirl...
    It got my interest, I will certainly watch the next episode.
  11. interregnum

    interregnum Well-Known Member

    Of the new shows I was interested in, this season, I was looking forward to this one the most.

    And, after one episode...

    I mean, we've got the listless failure (check!) who feels utterly disillusioned with everything (check!), the unrequited love-interest (check!) who's clearly only unrequited because her own issues prevent her from admitting her own feelings (check!), and the juuuuust this side of manic-pixie-dream-girl (check!) stumbling outta her own trauma to be the soul mate the MC thought he'd never find (check!).

    It's like they've made this show just for me.

    And it's not just that it hit so many of the ol' interregnum buttons, either. It was a solidly executed setup, too, telling us who everyone is and what they're like simply, clearly, and without needing to rely on a big narration-based exposition dump (though, it did use that trick a little bit, as well). And, if you'll allow me a what is surely a very subjective note: gosh that animation style felt satisfying.

    As always, there's a 100 different ways this could go horribly wrong and break my heart, but...for an opening episode, we seem pretty well set for success.


    Definitely a structural similarity, in terms of the (presumed) love triangle. I mean, I defaulted to thinking of A Town Where You Live, for some reason, but yes, True Tears is a good comparison.

    Let's hope things end a little better, with this one.

    Does...this show take place in the '90s?

    The cassette tape and Walkman, CRT television in the MC's apartment, chorded push-button phone also in the MC's apartment...not a cell phone to be seen anywhere.

    I couldn't see any dates that had a year on it, when I went back to check.'s apparently the middle of February, if the "alumni reunion" invitation is to be trusted.
  12. RogueLynx

    RogueLynx Well-Known Member

    Columbo gif gets a like
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  13. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Episode 1:

    It's well presented. The music is lovely, the art style is expressive and animation isn't bad.

    Which is why it's a shame that's it's all wasted on a pretentious indie rom-com. It strains credibility that not just one, but two different women would be attracted to this mewling waste of skin. The internal monologues of the main character just make me roll my eyes. He's a puffed up twat for someone so listless. If only he could redirect all the effort he puts into justifying his pathetic lifestyle he'd probably be a millionaire. Fuck this sad little shart of a human being. People like him are charming only to the young or naive.

    The manic pixie dream girl sure is annoying. She's sad too. She's just as pathetic as the main character. She's also just as willing as he is to ramble on about it for what feels like hours at a time. Her only virtue is her pet crow is cute.

    I can smell all the dumb misunderstandings that are going to be the life blood of this anime. For all the talking these characters do they don't ever say much and it's never what needs to be said.

    Ugh, bottom line is this probably better than most love triangle shows, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
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  14. Franconator

    Franconator Well-Known Member

    Episode 1:

    The pilot is just typical sad boy slice of life shenanigans, so it's nothing harmless yet. Crow Girl is annoying, Konbini Bro is giving me Welcome to the NHK flashbacks, and Teacher Lady is... well, she's just there. The art style's nice and comfy, though. I'm not sure how I feel about the story setting up Crow Girl with Konbini Bro, but I'm sticking around to see how this all pans out.

    Fuck me, that's why I felt something was off the whole time I was watching this.
  15. sepandy

    sepandy New Member

    I was getting the same vibe half way through the episode. Hopeless guy with younger questionably invested girl.
  16. interregnum

    interregnum Well-Known Member

    Okay, hang on a second--lemme just...


    [pauses DVD]

    One is his college crush who probably had a crush on him the whole time, and the other is a girl who is feeling the exact same listlessness and loneliness that he is. And they both have images of him from prior to now that color their perceptions of him, heavily influencing if not overriding whatever objective judgment could be made about who/how he is presently. I think it makes perfect sense that they'd both be interested in him.

    Because, to some not insignificant degree, their interest isn't about him but about themselves.

    Color me "young or naive," but I'm willing to bet this isn't going to be a show that uses misunderstandings as its main method of filling time. After all, the biggest and most obvious one got shoved out of the way twice, in this episode.

    Doesn't mean it won't turn into an archetypal mess, in the next couple of weeks, but I'm not getting those goofy or melodramatic vibes that would usually indicate invocation of a romance's #1 contrivance.

    I mean, I'll grant ya pretentious, but not goofy or melodramatic.
  17. Mitch1713

    Mitch1713 New Member

    ive seen hundreds of romance anime and i can tell this is going to be a good anime.
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  18. MrLolo

    MrLolo Member

    Posted by MrLolo on Apr 5, 2020
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  19. MrLolo

    MrLolo Member

    Posted by MrLolo on Apr 5, 2020
    Yayy, anime that doesn't revolve around admiration of prestige, nobility, wealth, or excess!
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  20. Ailly

    Ailly Well-Known Member

    Posted by Ailly on Apr 6, 2020
    I meeeeeaaaaan... I'm not offended by it. Sure, it's eye-roll inducing at times, but then again, even though I like to think that I've outgrown that stage of my life, there's something... cathartic about seeing it play out on screen? 20-year old college me would be all over this thing, man. Not gonna lie, current me didn't really care for this first episode, but I can see some potential of it being something that's at least somewhat enjoyable.
    Absolutely hate the manic pixie dreamgirl trope though, didn't even know that was still a thing.
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