Kimi no Iru Machi
Much like with “Gatchaman Crowds”, “Kimi no Iru Machi” is one of this season’s new series that didn’t really capture me, despite the show looking rather decent overall.
Adapted from the “君のいる町” romance manga, its author Kouji Seo also wrote “Suzuka”. Read quite a bit of “Suzuka” when it was published years ago and also watched the anime adaptation, unfortunately the “Suzuka” anime never really lived up to my expectations; causing me to ultimately give up on it.
Since the manga already spawned two OVA episodes last year, this new televised series jumps right into the middle of the manga’s story timeline, around chapter 80. With the OVA having raced through so many chapters, wonder if the anime’s pace will be similarly fast.
Animation by studio Gonzo was alright in the opening episode, though nothing stellar. The overall animation style felt rather nostalgic, compared to other current series this show feels almost retro.
Considering other series grabbed my interest much more, don’t think that I will follow the “Kimi no Iru Machi” anime, though I just might pick up the manga.