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「遠くから君を見てる」 (Touku kara Kimi wo Miteru)
“Watching You From Afar”

This show seriously hurts me in all the right ways. It’s like I’m literally re-watching all the things I did back in high school.

General Impressions

Boy, do I remember when constantly texting the girl you liked was a thing. Before having any means of reliable transportation, it was like you got to be with them as you attempted to navigate that thin line of showing them just enough attention to make them realize you cared without going overboard and seeming needy. Except, when things got too serious, you then started to worry about what the other person was thinking as well as whether or not your words were misunderstood somehow. Which then led to that awkward moment where you start second guessing yourself and send texts that you totally regret sending moments after hitting the send button. God, just thinking about those moments where I was rolling around on my bed when things were going good and bad is triggering this awkward sense of embarrassment that I haven’t felt in a long time.

Moving on to the next skit, it was actually really scary just how well the situation matched up to something I’ve also done. Abandoning your close friend of the opposite gender because of this and that, developing a crush on someone else and being obvious about it, and then getting chewed out when the close friend admits that they really liked you the whole time but didn’t do anything about it because of whatever crazy scenario they imagined was something I never thought I’d see addressed in an anime. But lo and behold, Tsurezure Children somehow hits the mark and tackles that exact situation all the way to the point where I’ll actually get to see what happens afterwards (assuming a terrible fallout doesn’t occur after).

Finally, can we talk about just how adorable Kamine is? As someone who also over thinks and can play a certain situation out in my head a lot further than it could ever go in reality, I was deathly afraid that Gouda was going to actually break up with her. Luckily, that straightforward personality of his can work in either direction and we instead got to see a disgustingly adorable moment that almost made me shed a few tears of happiness.

With another episode down, I can’t wait to see where things go from here on out. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) it looks like next week’s episode is going to focus on some guys who’ve had their hearts broken. Hopefully it doesn’t end up being a giant pity fest (except in reality I can totally get behind an episode like that too).

See you then!

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August 2, 2017 at 12:51 am
  • August 2, 2017 at 12:59 amBakapooru

    I’ve found most of the stories predictable, but I still find myself enjoying this show tremendously. I guess I like predictable things…

  • August 2, 2017 at 1:47 amAngelus

    They keep on with the different scenarios, each one just as inventive as the ones before and yet still with a totally true-to-life feeling. Are the writers going around the staff and asking them about their experiences or something?

    That third preview pic really reminds me of Asano Inio’s On-tan for some reason!

    • August 2, 2017 at 5:39 amGladius

      The writers aren’t writing this anime, per se. There’s a manga from which this show takes its material, with the same name

    • August 2, 2017 at 6:04 amKaineng

      And to add on, the writers don’t “go around the staff and ask” because the author wrote the web comic from fan suggestions, which explains how true-to-life this show is.

    • August 2, 2017 at 7:08 amAngelus

      Oh well, serves me right as a filthy secondary for not knowing that.

      • August 2, 2017 at 6:20 pmKaineng

        Sorry for making you feel bad, but I was surprised how real the stories are when I (very desperately) found out for myself who wrote the story. After reading a volume of the manga it’s good to know the animation follows mostly to the original work.

  • August 2, 2017 at 6:11 amKaineng

    God, I love this show. Contrary to you Takaii this is the show where it’s all the things I WISHED I DID in school. Argh, my head hurts.

    And seriously, I’ve grown to like Kamine a lot ever since the first time she appeared in the show (and it’s voiced by Ogura Yui and the ending theme song is adorable haha), but it still don’t quite feel him when I re-watched it from Gouda’s perspective. Maybe it’s just me.

    Lastly, can’t help but make the GIFs haha (someone teach me how to post images here)

  • August 2, 2017 at 10:57 amKoji

    I can’t normally stomach shows that get me embarassed… but these stories all seem so absolutely genuine that I can’t help watching while intensely reliving awful adolescent memories.

  • August 2, 2017 at 3:03 pmVelvet Scarlantina

    Wow… These are some of the things I did and I wished I had did back in secondary school…

  • August 3, 2017 at 10:03 pmPetit

    Can’t relate.

    In my high school, everyone were zombies that had their sex drive taken right out of them due to overwork.
    Everyone was on like five hours of sleep a day.
    Romance? Crushes? Lolz, that was for sixth and seventh graders only.

    • August 4, 2017 at 7:40 pmlunascha

      Dang, what high school did you go to? High school is where you can actually experience young romance~ lol jk :3

  • August 4, 2017 at 7:41 pmlunascha

    I totally agree with everyone here. The stories and the feelings are so realistic.. Like texting your crush? lol