Yagate Kimi ni Naru Discussion

Discussion in 'Completed series' started by Karin, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Karin

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    Thread to discuss Fall 2018 anime adaption of Yagate Kimi ni Naru by TROYCA. Directing it is Makoto Katou (previously directed Beautiful Bones & episode directed Servant x Service ep 7 & 12), with veteran Jukki Hanada in charge of series composition (previously worked on series for Chuunibyou, Hibike! Euphonium, Love Live!, & Steins;Gate).

    Summary: Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun? (via: Seven Seas Entertainment)

    Cast:
    • Yuuki Takada as Yuu Koito
    • Minako Kotobuki as Touko Nanami
    • Ai Kayano as Sayaka Saeki
    • Konomi Kohara as Koyomi Kanou
    • Taichi Ichikawa as Seiji Maki
    Past the first episode, please hide episode-specific and story details under the spoiler tag and this is an adaption of the manga, manga discussions should be kept to the manga thread, & any manga spoilers should be clearly marked as such.

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  2. mochiko

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    Yagate Kimi ni Naru excels in it's nuanced characters. They're detailed, organic, and flawed, and on that foundation the show is constructing a relationship just as deep.
    The story has an air of being casual but you can see beneath the surface the seeds of tension and drama. I'm worried it's going to break my heart.
    (I've never used bbcode before so I hope the spoiler tag works!)

    Edit: It worked \(^▽^)/
     
  3. daysofsummer

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    It may not be heartbreaking, but it sure is pretty emotional! I think that's what's gotten so many into it, beyond the quality of the romance: it's a lowkey show that lacks any of the Okada-esque melodrama we've somewhat come to expect from these emotional affairs, and yet... it is powerful, what with the show's use of visual cues to express Yuu's complicated inner world: we stop and stare at her emotional life more than any exterior event, and that's what the show does so well. It's the most visually distinctive show this season, in my view.
     
  4. q.e.d.

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    This was such a beautiful show!
    Both the storytelling (the characters' struggles, emotions, developments, and relationships) and the visuals (and music) alone, but especially the way all of it works together felt so wonderful to me. The show made me get invested in its main characters to a for me very unusually high degree and made me feel a lot, didn't quite have tears running down my face (only two shows managed that so far) but teared up at least a bit for multiple scenes.
    I love both the main characters, with all their struggles and flaws.

    Spoilers for episode 13/the full anime:
    (It's very open-ended regarding Yuu's and Touko's relationship and especially Touko's personal struggle with her identity, so we'll sadly have to wait for a second, concluding season or read the (also still ongoing) manga, but even on its own I think this show stands as a great, emotional story, beautifully adapted.)
     

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