True Tears (TV) review

July 14, 2008

Anime: True Tears

Japanese Title: True Tears

Number of Episodes: 13

Episodes Watched: 13

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, School-life, Harem

Age Rating: Teen 13+

Brief Plot Information:

“Shinichiro is a student living in what would be a dream come true for most high school boys, but for him is mostly a frustration. A well liked girl in school named Hiromi has lived in his house for a year along with his family. Her father was a close friend of the family, and when he died they immediately took her in. She is popular and well liked, always smiles, is talented in sports- but Shinichiro knows there must be tears inside her. Having an artistic tendency, he makes watercolours of her and thinks about wishing to ease her tears. Yet he cannot bring up the nerve to talk to her even in his own home. She, too, is quiet and withdrawn in their house, quite unlike at school. Shinichiro is also distracted by teasing from his friend Nobuse for watching Hiromi from afar, a curse of bad luck from a strange girl named Noe, and being forced to perform Muhiga dancing. By helping Noe he hopes to ease his own problems, yet he seems to have difficulty helping himself.” Source: Anime News Network

The Likes of this anime:

I had found this anime to be quite enjoyable as with most animes of this type of genre. The animation was great and I felt that the attention to detail was really well done. Throughout each episode there was a good amount of every type of feeling. What I mean by this is that the emotions the characters were feeling I would start to feel their emotions. In fact a couple times I almost wanted to cry. Another thing I like and enjoyed with this anime is that I felt the entire story flowed from one episode to the next. Sometimes (just like other enjoyable animes) I would get irritated or impatient after an episode because of the fact that the episode would end right in the middle of a really good part. Then I would have to wait to watch the next episode.

The dislikes of this anime:

I must say that there really isn’t too much that I didn’t likes about this anime. There may have been a few parts that I found to be irritating but that really doesn’t mean I disliked them. In actuality I felt that the anime ended too soon, at least in my opinion. I think that there could have been a bit more to the ending that how it ended in episode 13. But I won’t good in to detail on that just because I think you should watch this series and see for yourselves.

My Rating: 99/100

I will probably post an additional review for this anime in the near future with a bit more. For example I think will add different categories pertaining to my rating in graphics/animation, story, fun factor, and originality. But this may differ, because I really haven’t decided yet on how to go about it.

More Links:

True Tears official websites

TVアニメ「true tears」公式サイト (website in Japanese)

Bandai Visual

Here is another teaser True Tears image for you all…XD

Sorry I can’t remember where I had found these images but I had found them somewhere on the Internet so I don’t own any of the above images. They’re just for promotional use

Thanks for reading

I first posted this blog post on my old blog here: https://ru-kunsanimediscussions.blogspot.com/2008/07/true-tears-tv-review.html

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