“Youth” Nijiiro Days Review and Recommendations

“Then, may I request that we hold hands?”

Living ones life through their school years can be fun, dramatic, sad and joyful, where Nijiiro Days embodies all those feelings and emotions into a nice 2 cour season of anime to enjoy. The main aspects of the anime revolve around 8 different characters, 4 guys and their 4 girl counterparts. With this it was easy to see which pairings would occur and the focus of those pairings in their journey throughout their high school lives.

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It’s fun and something simple to watch. That’s the easiest way too put it, at times its a bit dramatic and at times it was very heartwarming, the way everything is designed from telling different perspectives of characters to characters wearing their emotions on the sleeves made the show quite enjoyable to watch. It makes you want to cheer for them, in all kinds of aspects, and the different circumstances in which the characters are placed in (e.g. sports festival, beach day etc.) allows for a variety of moments that tug at your heart strings.With the main focus being the relationship between characters and how then those interactions would affect others was nice to see.

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The episodes provided ran at half the time as to usual anime episodes. That being said, it didn’t take away the depth of the characters and their development. Doing this in a way, created a package like anime, where from the music to the bright and soft color animations it provided a bundle of enjoyment that was both pleasant on the eyes, heart and brain.

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Anna Best Girl!

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OP/ED: Having a 2 cour season resulted in having 2 OPs and 2 EDs, all in which provided a lot of energy in their song choice and theme. With all the animations being quite colorful, it practically matched the series in a whole which was nice to see.The choice of having Sonar Pocket sing both OPs created nice consistency, and the seiyuu of the male characters singing the ED made it all better.

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Nijiiro Days Was it Good?

For an anime that had half the time of usual anime episodes,  it basically was a full burst of everything that a good school life anime could offer. From the relationships between characters to the events that facilitated them, the whole story flowed really well and its production was great. With that being said, it had its dramatic moments and its comedic moments like experiencing youth should and that resulted in a superb anime overall.

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Recommendations: At its heart this is a school life anime, which follows the relationships between characters very well, thus I recommend the following:

  • Kimi to Boku
  • Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
  • Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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