Yuu has just moved to Tokyo when he has a chance encounter with Fuuka Akitsuki (who just happens to be in the class he transfers into). She loves music but doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life.
I’m just reviewing episodes 1 and 2 together here but so far this has seemed like a fairly generic high school set-up and we’re still kind of meeting the characters and learning about them. Though it is very generic in the events that have so far occurred it is enjoyable. At times the animation is a bit off (when the characters are walking and we’re just seeing their heads and shoulders it just looks kind of strange) but mostly it is pretty enough.
Yuu works as a protagonist. He hasn’t got a lot of personality but he has enough and I loved this sequence after he butted into an argument that he should have left alone.
I think we should mail that information out to most anime protagonists. What makes it particularly funny is that he pretty much ignores his own advice almost immediately.
Fuuka is okay as a character. She’s certainly vibrant and energetic but I get the feeling she might end up annoying me if she doesn’t settle a bit. I particularly disliked that she didn’t even pay to repair his phone after she broke it. Finding the loaner phone really isn’t enough given you first crashed into him, then falsely accused him of photographing you, then broke his phone and slapped him. Anyway, after the initial violent moments she gets a bit more tolerable as a character and hopefully she will settle.
Otherwise, there’s some good music going on here and that’s about it. The story is pretty standard. We’ve had at least a half dozen panty shots, a bathroom sequence, and three sisters who seem to take any excuse to not be dressed, and none of these other than the initial panty shot which was the catalyst for Fuuka and Yuu meeting has seemed necessary.
So far, entertaining enough but not amazing. Will keep watching for now.
Fuuka is available on Crunchyroll.