Well first off I’m something of a firm believer of ‘don’t put fucking drama in episode one unless it’s very light’ so the picture frame shit ruffled me a little.
Course I am having trouble figuring out what could have been done otherwise, since the other friends either seem like they’d not even remember, or would cause a scene, thus drama. And 13 episodes certainly doesn’t help.
So while I don’t like it, it gets a pass for now and is welcome to justify it later, I expect later drams to have more backing to them, it’s getting no sympathy from me if it continues to drop drambombs without reason.
Other than that, ticks all the other boxes, nice atmosphere, very pretty, Naoki Hisaya, decent premise, Noel being cute as fuq etc
No no I see the AnoHana route more.
A touch of Kanon likely, dead mom and miracles and all that.
But headphones girl clearly needs a big fat dose of friendship and isn’t going to eat it easily.
Makes me think back to the Planetarian thread.
Age is just a number! I’ve connected with characters that arn’t even human, if a 13 year old comes off with views and actions I can agree with an enjoy, why would I view her any different to a male of my age?
She’s either dead or not human, that one was really clear, honestly I expected dead until she mentioned wish granting.
Open up a little then.
Naoki Hisaya only works in 7 years, it was stated to be 7 years.
But there literally is one.
That said, I do prefer a bit of balance. Even excluding Noel, 4/1 is a tad off, those are the sort of numbers you want in a shitty harem. 3/2 + Noel would have been more natural.
I can cherry pick biased shots that prove my point better too. Here’s Nonoka looking much older:
The artstyle certainly is rather soft and cutesy, which will have the effect of making them look young though.