Upon waking up this morning i decided to add a new series to my list of shows to review, after careful deliberation so I decided upon Ano Natsu de Matteru and took a look at episodes 1 and 2. As far as first impressions go i suppose i can give it an A, maybe its just because i had just woken up and the light comical nature of it suit my mood perfectly, or it really was that good, im really not sure, all I know is that I liked it. What else is that it didn’t take much out of me, there were no intricate plot twists that i had to wrap my mind over or super actiony scenes which got me pumped up, it left me with a sort of mushishi afterfeel.
Over the two episodes this is what i got from it, the story more or less revolves around Kaito Kirishima a first year at high school and Ichika Takatsuki an alien whose spaceship crash landed on earth injuring him in the process, As she is not used to life on earth she often seems to act weird and is continuously correcting herself. Due to her having nowhere to stay Kaito invites her to stay at his house and she meets his sister who agrees to let her to stay as long as she wishes.
Unfortunately, due to the injury caused by the crashlanding Kaito suffers from some sort of skin mutation (top image) which supposedly can only be cured/reversed by being embraced by Ichika (cant say we didn’t see that coming).
Along with their friends to combat the potentially boringness of summer they decide to shoot a movie with Kaito as the director (as he owns the camera), we also see from episode one that Kaito has a pretty huge crush on Ichika (alien girl), but of course there exists a rival love interest as an old friend Kanna Tanigawa has a crush on him and in return isn’t too happy about the appearance of Ichika. Saito seems to somewhat acknowledge that she likes him but, doesn’t change the fact that he is after Ichika. Typical love triange? Half yes and half no, well.. i cant yet say for sure because it seems like there might be some underlying twist but by episode 4, as I see how things progresses ill give my opinion on that particular topic, for now i gotta go so ill be cutting this short and wrapping up.
First Impression grade. 8/10. The animation is awesome and the story is light and well just perfect if you need something light to pass the time. If you have time, pick it up, its sure to be one of the better of this seasons anime series.