What’s it about ?
Slice-of-life high-school series.
Miyamoto, clumsy and awkward long-time member of the Choir club, who has been clearly told by the club advisor there’s no way she’s performing at the next festival after the fracas she caused during the last one. So she’s going to start her own Choir club
with blackjack, and hookers. She just needs 4 more members… (And another advisor. And to somehow get through the paperwork and the bureaucracy.)
Okita, her upper-class best friend, is the obvious choice. Never mind that she’s busy with the archery club and has little regard for her own singing voice.
Sakai, the brooding loner who transferred in recently, is suggested by their homeroom teacher so that she can open up a bit. Not that she’s enthusiastic about the prospect.
I’ve got no clue why Tanaka, the lone member of the Badminton club, would want to join, but he’s bound to at some point given all the focus on him this episode. Ditto for the brand new transfer student from Austria, who learned everything about Japan from books.
Gorgeous, with impressive scenery porn, detailed background work and expressive body language animation. (Remember Hanasaku Iroha ? Same studio.)
On the one hand, it’s nice to see PA Works going back to basics after the disastrous experiment that was Another. Slice-of-life is what they’re good at. But on the other hand, this is a really generic slice-of-life high-school story that only the quality of the execution makes rise above the crop. It’s perfectly pleasant and grows on you after a while, but hardly outstanding.
But hey, this isn’t the right season to be picky ; I’ll take it.