Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.: After Thoughts
I just finished watching the last installment of the Honeyworks anime franchise, and I really had a great time watching it.
I know I took quite a long time to watch this, my “plan to watch” list is kinda uuuhhhh messed up right now so I can’t really say I’m following the list. LOL. Oh btw..the list is also getting longer, so…RIP me. Hahahaha.
Here’s my thoughts about this series:
Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 cm Datta.
As their time in high school draws to a close, Miou and Haruki, along with their friends in the art and movie clubs, have just one year left to face their hidden feelings and the daunting task of deciding their future careers. The two might always be only an arm’s reach away, but as Haruki chases his dream of becoming a professional movie director and Miou struggles with choosing a path for herself, they’ll learn just how hard it is to get past those last 10 centimeters.
This series definitely made my day.
As the last instalment of the Honeyworks series, I kinda had some high hopes for this and thank you Lord this anime surpassed them. I really enjoyed watching this series. To be honest, I even liked this series over the 2 movies. Its that good.
One of the edge of this anime over its predecessors was the fact that this anime is a mini-series and not a movie. It had alot of time to flesh out the main characters more, letting us know and understand who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. The story didn’t disappoint, it actually surprised me with its content. I expected that this mini-series would be like the previous movies, but damn I was wrong. Its still had those light-hearted moments and they were definitely fluffy, but they sure dropped some drama when you least expected. At first, I find their problems to be like a plot device to make the characters be closer but that thought got debunked the more I watch the series. The way the characters face their problems were so immature but at the same time, it felt natural. We were all immature, just like them, during our adolescence after all. Though I do want to point out that I’m a bit disappointed with how they resolved all thoughts problems. It was too fast for me, but I do understand though. Silly me. Moving on.
I already love the characters since the previous movie and I love them more now. Miou & Haruki are definitely best couple. Both of them being too opposite of each other, they still connected and compliment. I can’t stop my feels watching there scenes together. Though I admit, it was frustrating seeing them not becoming a couple, it makes me think that they are trolling us viewers or something. Uuugggghhh. Miou sure is both complex and a simple character. She is shy and has low self-esteem. What made her complex was her way of thinking or the way she perceives, its too negative. She blames herself and she puts herself down. I am happy she’s able to overcome it, though it was abit to sudden. It would be nice if we could see how she overcome this trait of hers. Haruki, on the other hand, is fun and bright kind of guy. He always get the attention of everyone and is very likeable. I really like that the writers of this story made him crumble and become a mess. Showing his vulnerable side made him more human and very relatable. I like that.
The other characters were still likeable as ever, though I’m abit disappointed we didn’t get enough Akari & Souta moments. I wanted to see more of them. I’m totally okay with Natsuki & Yuu cuz there’s already a freakin’ movie about the two. Uuugghhhh…Honeyworks why!?!? Why can’t you give me an Akari x Souta centered anime?!?!?!? They deserved it you know.
For the art & animation, its totally different from the previous movies. The color scheme of this mini-series is a bit more toned down and not as bright as the predecessors. Infairness though, the character design was consistent. I’m abit disappoint with the animation. Its not consistent all through out the series. There were some shots that was really good, while I also found some….uuuuhhhh not so good moments too. But overall, the art & animation holds up, especially during the important scenes of the story.
I really really like the music and sound all through out the mini-series. The OP song was bright and fun to listen to. I did find the ED a bit bland, I can’t help but skip over it. The last ED song though. THAT WAS GOOD. It was totally my jam. I couldn’t stop smiling listening to it. The overall soundtrack through out the mini-series didn’t disappoint too. Every music piece was on point to the scenes shown, it added alot more impact to the story. I love it.
Overall, this mini-series definitely exceeded all my expectations. This is by far my favorite out of all the Honeyworks animes. I really enjoyed watching it and it definitely gave me alot of feels, both joyful and heartaches.
I definitely recommend this to people who likes romance animes and are fans of the Honeyworks. You know what, anyone could watch this. Its bright, lighthearted and it also had some drama elements to it. Everyone would enjoy watching this one.
Anyway, that is all.
Thanks for reading!!