Posted by psgels on 7 October 2007 with categories: Anime Reviews


The past Spring- and Summer-season came with many unique and original series. Okay, so this wasn’t one of them, but at least it’s worth watching, as it’s one of the very few dating-series that I’ve actually found watchable. It’s nothing special, but it’s a great choice if you need something to relax to. The entire series consists out of bright colours with lots of sparkles and it’s combined with quiet tunes, to create an almost modern fairy-tale like mood.

Seriously, I didn’t really expect anything when I started this, but I had some extra time so I stuck with it. To my surprise, the thing that really made this anime watchable was the love-relationship between the two main characters. It’s cheesy, it’s not exactly original, though it is very sweet and cute. The side-characters also avoid introducing useless love-triangles, and actually end up supporting the couple, which turns out very nicely after a few episodes.

But yeah, any attempt on a serious storyline backfires horribly for this series. I know it’s a nice attempt and all, but the plot twists are just so incredibly shallow, convenient and predictable that it becomes annoying. One example is how the main female character can cast spells nobody in ten years managed to conjure, just because her mother was talented, and there are more of these kinds of jarring plot-twists. You also need to watch out for the female lead for another reason: she’s either incredibly cute, or incredibly whiny and obnoxious, which is exceptionally jarring in the first half of this series.

So, yeah, this is nowhere near an excellent series that’ll blow you away. Dating-sim and hentai-game-adaptations have never really been known for their depth. It is, however, not the failure I originally thought this would be, and a nice enough relaxing series.

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  1. Avatar Firechick says:

    I saw this and I actually really liked it, though it’s not in my top 3 anime anymore (it got kicked out by Amuri in Star Ocean, which hit me more than anything I’ve ever seen). It is, however, in my top 20 anime (I only posted a top 6, but I plan to extend it soon). I do love how cute it is. Yeah, it is a bit cheesy, but it’s nice, relaxing and watchable. Then again, I usually don’t notice any cheese anyway, and when I do, I usually just brush it off. Though I do, however, put Sumomo in a high place in my list of favorite anime characters because she reminds me of myself a little.

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