It’s the third year of middle school. Kotarou Azumi, the president of a literature club who aspires to become a novelist, and Akane Mizuno, a member of the school track team, met in the same class together for the first time. They’re put in charge of the equipments for the sports festival, and gradually grows closer via LINE. How will Kotarou and Akane deal with their feelings?


If you still feel heartbroken after watching Scum’s Wish, then Tsukigakirei can be a remedy. The premise is simple, but Tsukigakirei nails it. The awkwardness between the two main leads are conveyed very well. The dialogues are minimal, but their body language, gestures, and facial expressions showed how they communicate: shy, timid, and innocent. The visuals looked simple but lovely, using soft colors to make it humbler. The lively athmosphere of their middle school makes Tsukigakirei feels realistic and down to earth.

If you’re looking for a romance anime which focused on drama and complicated relationship, Tsukigakirei definitely isn’t for you. An Indonesian writer, Tere Liye, once said “A true love is always simple”. Tsukigakirei is an anime which describes love as a simple, innocent, and honest relationship. If you are looking for a romance anime with sweet, simple love story like One Week Friends or Tamako Love Story, Tsukigakirei is definitely for you.

Facts and Figures

Source material Original work
Casts Atsushi Tamaru as Takumi Hira
Chiwa Saito as Saori Mizuno
Eishin Fudemura as Roman Yamashina
Haruka Chisuga as Miu Imazu
Haruka Shiraishi as Aoi Takizawa
Honoka Inoue as Sakura Tanaka
Kazuo Oka as Ryūnosuke Azumi
Kentarō Kumagai as Tsubasa Kaneko
Kikuko Inoue as Junko Azumi
Konomi Kohara as Akane Mizuno
Makoto Kaneko as Daichi Ogasawara
Manaka Ishimi as Aira Miyamoto
Mark Ishii as Yasuhito Inaba
Misono Suzuki as Setsuko Satō
Mitsuo Iwata as Hiroshi Mizuno
Mutsuki Iwanaka as Daisuke Tachibana
Nao Tōyama as Ryōko Sonoda
Rie Murakawa as Chinatsu Nishio
Ryōko Maekawa as Ayane Mizuno
Shōya Chiba as Kotarō Azumi
Yūya Hirose as Shō Nagahara
Director Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Assassination Classroom)
Scenario Yuuko Kakihara (Aikatsu Stars!)
Character Design Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom)
Opening Song “Imakoko” by Nao Tōyama
Ending Song Tsuki ga Kirei” by Nao Tōyama
Studio Feel
Official Site
Twitter @tsukigakirei_tv
Broadcast Date 6 April 2017 (1500 GMT, 2200 WIT), 7 April 2017 (0000 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© 2017 Tsuki ga Kirei Production Commitee
© 2017 Tsuki ga Kirei Production Commitee
© 2017 Tsuki ga Kirei Production Commitee
© 2017 Tsuki ga Kirei Production Commitee

The Indonesian Anime Times| by Dany Muhammad

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