Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Ep 16-22 Final Impressions

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As the gust of warm spring air starts to blow from the south, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso finally comes to its conclusion. Every piece is it’s in place, every character is in a crisis, and we finally get to see it all play out in these final episodes. Now, you may be wondering, why did I decided to cram all of these episodes into one post. Well there are two reasons: One, I suck at time management, and I figured it would be better to not waste your time with two posts that would probably only be a few days apart, and two, there wouldn’t be a lot to talk about otherwise. That being said, how did I like this closing arc for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso? Well, I can safely say that the final three episodes were absolutely stunning, and really should be watched by all. The others, eh, not so much. Continue reading

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Ep 12-15 Impressions

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Last season Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was my favorite show. I loved it’s characters, animation, direction, actually pretty much everything about it to be honest. Basically Shigatsu hits a very sweet spot for me and my tastes, but if I’m going to be at least a decent critic, I’ll have to admit that so far this second cour has not been as good as the first. Oh don’t get me wrong, I still adore this show, and quality wise Shigatsu is a standout title; but the pace has been dragging a bit, and it feels like they don’t have enough material for this last half. That being said, there are plenty of things to gush about, so I just wanted to get that predisposed bile out of the way.

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Ep 8-11 Impressions

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Wow, we’re here already!? After all the tears, drama, and beautiful animation, we’ve officially made it half way through Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. So how is the show? Well it’s still extremely enjoyable, giving a nice book end and thematic closure to the first half, while opening up more possibilities for the future. It’s smart, heartfelt, and I hope I can express my multi-faceted feelings for this show in this post. So anyways, on with the show! Continue reading

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Ep 3-7 Impressions

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After writing my first post about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I didn’t really know what to expect from the series’ upcoming episodes. There were still twenty episodes ahead of me, and while those two episodes were some top of the heap stuff, there was no guarantee that the quality would remain consistent. And in many ways I still hold that fear! I fear that this wonderful ride of gorgeous character writing, animation, and music will crash and burn under its ambition; but if there’s one thing that these newest episodes have proven to me, it’s that I won’t have to worry about that just yet. Luckily for me Shigatsu is still extremely compelling, and I’m enjoying it more than ever! Continue reading

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Ep 1-2 Impressions

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Everything is monotone for Kousei Arima, a former piano prodigy who three years ago suffered a mental breakdown during a concert due to his abusive Mother’s death, rendering him unable to hear the piano. He now lives a mostly flaccid life, working part time jobs and hanging out with his two best friends Watari and Tsubaki. Tsubaki wants Kousei’s life to light up again, so in a desperate attempt to get him to be more active she decides to arrange a double date between Kousei, Watari, herself, and her classmate friend Kaori who plays the violin. Kousei opposes the meet up, but begrudgingly accepts, and as he meets Kaori under the blooming sakura trees, his life begins for the better. Continue reading