Good evening everyone!! Sorry I’m super late with today’s post. I’ve been seriously grinding away in FFXV, so yeah, that’s why I’m lagging in the content.
I hope you all are in good spirits and ready to take on the week! I kinda am, and am not. But, I did manage to squeeze in some anime in between gaming, and recorded Episode 3 for the podcast. Yes, I know Episode 2 isn’t up yet, but we’re trying to get on track with a regular schedule so please bear with us!!
The OP of the week is from Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, or it’s English title, After the Rain. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling in love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.
Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels… but just how will he react? – MAL
Title: Nostalgic Rainfall | Artist: CHiCO with HoneyWorks| Anime: After the Rain (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni)
It’s actually my favorite of the season so far. I can’t stand to miss an episode. We discuss it in our episode 3, but just to reiterate and not spoil too much from discussion, but, After the Rain is a very visually appealing anime in terms of colors and some aesthetic choices. Some of the subtle choices in framing are quite telling and can actually be read into quite a bit. But yes, I’m curious as to what this anime holds for the rest of the season, because it has my attention.
The OP is really cute and colorful, and the translated lyrics really showcase what this anime’s about. Both the OP and the ED are my favorites for the season. I think it’s rare for me to enjoy both the op/ed of a singular anime. Usually I only like one or the other. The song and the visuals really set the tone for the anime.
Anyways, what did you guys do over the weekend? I hope you all did something fun! I mean, being cooped up in my room gaming for hours on end is still fun, but I need to remind myself to get out and explore again.
Also, as a very brief reminder. Last Friday (the 26th) I announced a giveaway, so don’t forget to visit the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post to enter. You can click here. I think my questions for you guys are relatively easy to do in a couple of seconds. Your main entry (which is to name your favorite post) is probably the hardest just because you probably had to dig deep for it.
Have a great week everyone! I’m hoping to start writing regularly again. I’m starting to miss bombarding you all with the fangirl silliness and random architecture notes.
Are any of you watching After the Rain? What do you think of the show so far? Or let me know what you did over the past week! Something good happen? Or something bad, in which you need to vent? I’m all ears! So, let me know in the comments below! Till next time!