For the second installment of my Winter 2018 preview, I picked three manga adaptations that will begin airing on Friday, January 12th and that I plan on watching. Watching one episode almost every day of the week is probably going to turn out impossible, when school and work get rough, but I will try.
Let’s get into this! This time I’ll be looking at the sources, synopsis and promotional materials of Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, Takunomi. and Hakumei to Mikochi.
恋は雨上がりのように | Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.
Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels… but just how will he react?
Once again I read the first chapter of the manga. The synopsis above gives a pretty good summary of the story. Now I can’t say I’m a fan of love stories, but there is more to this one. 先ず [まず, mazu, first of all] there’s the environment – a family restaurant. I liked Working!! (and Working’!! and Working!!!), plus I’ve done (perhaps more than) my fair share of work in this industry. Which brings me to the second aspect, that is the realness, meaning faithfulness to reality. Matters like the “office” being in the break room or the less than flattering depictions of the workers bring back memories.
20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to Tokyo due to a change of career. She decided to live in a woman-only share house “Stella House Haruno” with people of different age and occupations. It’s always fun when there’s delicious alcohol and meal!!
This is the “women drinking at home” anime. It’s also adapted from a manga, but I haven’t read even a chapter. Nevertheless, what am I expecting from this? A healing, relaxing anime with working women and beer and snacks. It’s only 15-minutes per episode too.
ハクメイとミコチ | Hakumei to Mikochi
Nine centimeters tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.
Why? Because it looks cute!
As you can see, it’s originally a manga. Once again I read the first chapter. It’s a cute story of two woodfolk of completely different personalities, which as always creates a nice dynamic. The story is simple, yet heartwarming.
From the PV it seems that the art style will be the same, which is wonderful.
And that’s it for today.
See you on Sunday!