Natsuyuki Rendevous - First Impressions

Topic started by UsachanMaN on July 8, 2012. Last post by UsachanMaN 1 year, 3 months ago.
Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

EDIT: Lol I just noticed I'm missing the "z" in "Rendezvous" in the title of the blog lol (....silent letters....*sigh*)

Hello everybody! :D

Well, ever since Bigheart711 posted the trailer for the anime Natsuyuki Rendezvous, I’ve been eagerly waiting for it to be released! Now that the first episode came out, I wanted to share my thoughts about it with you all!

Plot Summary

So basically the story revolves around a young man, Hazuki Ryuusuke, who has fallen for a local florist named Shimao Rokko. He then starts working as a part-timer at her shop just to get close to her. Just when things were starting to work out for him, he runs into a man living with her. Later, Hazuki learns that the man is actually Rokka’s deceased husband that only he can see.

Will Hazuki’s relationship with Rokka progress? And how will he deal with her clingy ghost husband?

Thoughts

· Loved it!

· If you guys read my posts about seiyuus, you’d know that I have an insane obsession with Yuuichi Nakamura. Since he voices Hazuki, I knew I wouldn’t pass the chance to watch the anime

· There is pleasant humor and sarcasm

*Just floatin' 'round aimlessly*
*Just floatin' 'round aimlessly*

· The anime feels real (besides the hovering ghost part…lol). Themes such as death, marriage, love, moving on, etc; are all realistic feelings, situations and occurrences that happen in all of our lives.

Similarities to other anime:

· This anime is more mature, targeting young adults (i.e. work-life, marriage, etc)

· Has the same feel as “Usagi Drop”, “Honey and Clover”, in level of maturity.

· Similar to the anime “Anohana”, since they both have a ghost that only one character can see, and deals with the “moving on” theme.

· Hazuki’s narration reminds me of Okazaki’s narration in Clannad

Interesting Points:

· The opening and ending themes are very pleasant and calming

· The animation and the vibrant flower colors are really nice

· The ending theme sounds a lot like Bleach’s Re:Pray theme, by Aimer (as well).

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If you guys are in to anime that feel realistic, dramatic, humorous, but still has serious and depressing themes, I encourage you guys to pick up this series!

UsachanMan over and out! :D

Post by takashichea (8,978 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I need to get out of my comfort zone. I'll try the first episode tomorrow! BigHeart711's trailer had me interested in it, too.

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@takashichea: Thanks for checking the blog out!!! XD I still dont know how this anime will turn out, but judging from the first episode, I think its pretty good!

Post by Sonata (35,016 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@UsachanMaN: Nice review one of many titles I have to check out!XD
Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Sonata: Aw thanks Son!! XDD I get the feeling you'll like this one! :D

Post by AURON570 (535 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Sounds like da bomb, can't wait to check it out for myself. :D

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@AURON570: Awesome! :D

Post by shels (217 posts) See mini bio Level 19

I wasn't sure if i should check this out, the previews i saw earlier didn't click with me, but this first episode was pretty solid stuff, probably the only new series i 'm going to follow weekly

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@shels said:

I wasn't sure if i should check this out, the previews i saw earlier didn't click with me, but this first episode was pretty solid stuff, probably the only new series i 'm going to follow weekly

Agreed, the first episode was very well done in my opinion. Hopefully it continues to be as good or even better! :D

Post by takashichea (8,978 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@UsachanMaN:

I tried the show, and it got me hooked halfway when the ghost husband appear. I didn't like the main character at first until he finally made a move on her.

My favorite quote

One of these days, I'm going to steal your wife. (Hazuki Ryuusuke to Rokka's dead husband)

One of these days, I'm going to steal your wife.
One of these days, I'm going to steal your wife.

You should do some weekly coverage on this anime if you have time. We need more people in this community especially with the new summer anime series.

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@takashichea: Yea Atsushi's appearance is what made things more interesting imo :D

LOL! :D Nice choice!! :D

My favorite quote would be:

Hazuki: Um, I mean, Shimao-san...what are you?

Atsushi: Me? I'm....I don't know.This is the first time someone's acknowledged my existence.

Lol the jumpy music in the background and how passive and straight-faced Atsushi is made it priceless!! :DD

I'll try to continue to blog about this series, but I wont make any promises since my summer is quite busy DX I'll try though!! :D

Post by lepetandpebbles (6 posts) See mini bio Level 9

This looks like an awesome anime! I i am gonna check it out, thanks for the great review!

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@lepetandpebbles: Thanks for your comment! This was my first impression of the anime. Although it didnt quite go in the direction I hoped it would, I still think it is worth watching :)

Post by sickVisionz (4,153 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@UsachanMaN: Did you end up liking it? I thought it was good overall but I felt it languished in the fairy tale bits for far too long. Everything I disliked about it took place in that part and if not for that (or at least if it didn't last so frickin long), this would have gotten a vote from me in the 2012 Top Series poll.

Post by Supreme Marvel (4,967 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I watched the first episode a while back. Didn't watch any more.

Post by UsachanMaN (4,511 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@sickVisionz: Well I think it was ok, but the only thing that I didnt like were the fairy tale parts as you said...I think they spent too much time on it which I feel should have been spent on developing the actual plot and character stories. Other than that, I think it was good overall.

@Supreme Marvel: if you are interested, you should give it a try :)

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