Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Days)

(25ish 13-minute episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a shojo romance manga series. Interestingly, it seems to follow the point of view of the boys.

Characters

Natsuki, our protagonist, is your standard highschool student, of the nice guy (bordering on Nice Guy) mold. He has three friends (Tomoya, Keiichi & Tsuyoshi) who mostly spend time being a jerk to him, each in slightly different fashion. (The credits suggest that they’ll each get their own arc and love interest in further episodes.)

Kobayakawa is a girl who he keeps running into and he’s fallen in love with. There’s no sign whatsoever she’s into him ; indeed, there are hints she’s having a tryst with the math teacher (also Keiichi’s older brother), although that could all be a misunderstanding.

Production Values

Perfectly okay ; especially the attention to body language and facial expressions to build the mystery about Kobayakawa.

Overall Impression

This turned out to be a lot of fun. The half-episodes help keep proceedings tight and and to the point, the cast have good chemistry, and the gags flow well enough.

It’s not like there’s a flurry of non-harem romantic comedies this season, so there’s a good chance I’m going to stick with this one. It’s fun.

Source: [In Which I Review] New anime, Winter 2016 – Page 4

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I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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