(12ish episodes ?)
What’s it about ?
Pastoral and semi-fantastical slice-of-life-ish, I guess ?
(For the record, a manga adaptation has already started publishing, but this is the core series.)
Nonoka, our protagonist. She abruptly left this small town 7 years ago, and now she and her father are moving back in. (Her mother isn’t. It sounds like she was already sick at the time, and that’s why they went to the big town.) She has trouble remembering her former life here, which is an excuse for fragmentary flashback to be spread throughout the episode. She’s a bit miffed that Dad has her do a major part of the installation, but then he’s busy with his new job…
Noel, the bizarre cyan-haired girl who randomly shows up in her room. Nonoka doesn’t even notice her at first, and can’t recall that they met 7 years ago. She might have something to do with the weird glowing thing hanging over the town. Heck, it looks a lot like Nonoka and her friends “summoned” her somehow back then, and she’s been waiting ever since. Nonoka spends much of the episode furious at her due to a stupid misunderstanding, and then they make up. So Noel’s ready to grant her wish !
The previously-mentioned friends make short appearances in the present day. One’s utterly furious at Nonaka (and the world in general) but won’t elaborate. Another’s a natural airhead. There’s a token guy.
Scenery porn, here we come !
Oh, dear, my greatest nemesis : “healing” anime. Must. Not. Fall. Asleep. There’s something about this kind of anime that bores me to death, and this one doesn’t stray from the norm. The one-dimensional characters and slow pacing don’t help.
There’s nothing really wrong with this series ; I just don’t care about what happens to these people. So I’ll be on my way and ignore it.