Sunday, January 11, 2009

[New January 2009] White Album

Genres: Drama / Love Story
I've watched: 1 episode
Art style: Retro

Summary: Story of one guy and lots of girls around him...

First impression score: 82 ~ I can already see some entangled fates

Recognized Voice Talent: Aya Hirano (平野) as Yuki Morikawa. Her voice is very easily recognized. Ever since the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, she become one of my favorite voice Actress. Her other well known roles are Reira from Nana, and Misa from Death Note.

Personal comments: I'm not sure exactly what, but something about this anime reminds me about True Tears. The art style is a bit more retro than I like, but I guess they're trying to stay true with the game since it came out in the late 90's and the popular art style back then is somewhat retro by now.

White Album
was originally published as a visual novel by Leaf, who is also the creator for To Heart series. Though To Heart are considered by many to be a classic for love story animes, I was not entirely impressed by it, even less for To Heart 2. I've heard that White Album is a very good and addictive game, but that usually doesn't automatically mean it'll be a good story material for an anime. Though I wasn't impressed by To Heart, I still liked the story. Entangled fates are usually good story material to bring out the richest emotion. If it's done well, it could make you love, make you hate, make you laugh, and make you cry.

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