17 years-old high school student Akira Tachibana is a girl who barely expresses herself. However, she has a secret crush on the manager of the family restaurant where she works as part-time waitress, a 45 years-old man named Masami Kondo.
Dany Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)
Unlike other romance anime that usually focuses on teens, After the Rain focused on a relationship between a high school girl and a 45 years-old widower. While some the viewers definitely will find the premise unappealing, After the Rain‘s first episode is actually beautifully constructed. While there is age difference, and Masami is really described as a useless old man, it is easy to understand Akira’s point of view. Some of the visual gags also help this anime to feel lighthearted. The big age difference between two leads is definitely not everybody cup-of-tea, but the first episode successfully makes Akira’s one-sided crush feels cute and romantic.
In the end, love is an universal feeling. Anyone could fall in love with their best friend, an online avatar, or even someone who actually hurts them before. In After the Rain, Akira Tachibana chooses to falls in love with an older man who could have been her dad, and the staff at WIT Studio respects her by executing the first episode in the best way as they can. Interested? this anime is a must watch.
Facts and Figures
|Alternate Title||Koi wa Ameagari no You ni|
|Source material||Manga by Jun Mayuzuki|
|Casts||Emi Miyajima as Haruka Kyan|
Haruka Fukuhara as Yui Nishida
Hiroaki Hirata as Masami Kondo
Sayumi Watabe as Akira Tachibana
|Director||Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brother)|
|Scenario||Deko Akao (Flying Witch)|
|Character Design||Yuka Yamashita (Kimi no Todoke)|
|Opening Song||“Nostalgic Rainfall” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks|
|Ending Song||“Ref:rain” by Aimer|
|Broadcast Date||11 January 2018 (1555 GMT, 2255 WIT) , 12 January 2018 (0055 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
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