I can sum up this this entire anime in one sentence: A small group of friends were once against dating however, in the end they expressed their feelings and were all paired up.
This anime looks amazing! You can see just how much detail went into making every background scream out passion and dedication… Y-Y why didn’t that get put into the characters! The human eye can express emotions as well as being a tool for seeing things (so many dead eyes stares).
Another problem that I found was that everyone tended to talk in the same straightforward tone with no deviation for emotional expression (excluding Touko’s younger sister Hina).
*In short: non of these characters actually sound like normal humans most of the time.*
Do you want to know what really bugged me: Why were Kakeru’s parents divorced? O_0 The two seem to get along like a house on fire (it honestly comes off as forced conflict). The only reason I could come up with was maybe he didn’t like moving around constantly and wanted a home to settle down in however, if I take that information on bored Kakeru’s mother doesn’t care if he gets a stable education she just wants him in her possession (he is nothing more then a prize).
Do I think this anime is bad? T-o no.
I feel that this anime was more about expressing the journeys these characters are going though as people then actual telling a story the traditional way (they needed less dialog and more expression).
*In the end this anime is just average.*