Synopsis

Kuzu no Honkai follows the love story of two broken hearts, Hanabi and Mugi. Unrequited by their respective crush, they could only find comfort in each other, a place to grieve. A loveless relationship.  Could they find solace in this toxic relationship? Or is it?

Comment

Its use of flashbacks and, especially, voice-over narration is overwhelming. Both are used to inform the personalities of the two main characters, as well as to change the dynamic point of each scene. Yes, every scene serves to further reveal or develop Hanabi’s and Mugi’s personalities in a subtle and meaningful way. The flashbacks also serve to enhance the tension as it slowly reaches the present point. Although, there are comedic moments that seem to ruin the serious, eerie nuance. Not as much because they are comedic moments, but because the drawing revert into comical-funny-way. A really worth-shot series in a long-run.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title Scum’s Wish
Original Work manga of the same name by Mengo Yokoyari
Cast
Chika Anzai as Hanabi Yasuraoka
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mugi Awaya
Aki Toyosaki as Akane Minagawa
Haruka Tomatsu as Sanae Ebato
Kenji Nojima as Narumi Kanai
Shiori Izawa as Noriko Kamomebata
Director Masaomi Ando (School Live!, Gintama, Fairy Tail)
Series Composition Makoto Uesu (Assassination Classrom (both seasons), The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
Character Design Keiko Kurosawa (Assassination Classrom (both seasons), Carnival Pantasm, Code Geas: Akito the Exiled
Opening Theme “Uso no Hibana” by 96neko
Ending Theme “Heikousen (平行線)” by Sayuri
Studio Lerche
Official Site http://www.kuzunohonkai.com/
Twitter @kuzunohonkai_tv

Trailer and Screenshots

© Mengo Yokoyari/Square Enix, “Kuzu no Honkai” Production Committee
© Mengo Yokoyari/Square Enix, “Kuzu no Honkai” Production Committee
© Mengo Yokoyari/Square Enix, “Kuzu no Honkai” Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta

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