Ano Natsu de Matteru 07 – Mio’s Secret, Cosplaying Kanna, and True Feelings


This weeks Ano Natsu de Matteru treated us to the beautiful spectacle of not one, but two confessions that changed the dynamics of the group considerably. Read more of this post

Ano Natsu de Matteru 06 – The Joy’s of Okinawa, and the problems it creates


This series has, so far, been an excellent look at the tangled web of relationships within this tight group of friends, and how they are altered and even complicated by the arrival of Ichika. This episode was no exception, Read more of this post

Ano Natsu de Matteru 05 – Rain To Wash Away The Tears


If the first four episodes of Ano Natsu de Matteru were the build up, introducing the characters, their relationships and feelings, then this episode marked the proper start of the emotional battle that is this series. Read more of this post

Ano Natsu de Matteru 04 – Confessions, Misunderstandings, and Ichika’s wrath


The first three episodes of Ano Natsu de Matteru largely dealt with the group dynamics within the series, focussing on the relationships within this group of friends and how they are subtly changing with the arrival of the beautiful Ichika. This week however dealt with the relationship between Kaito and Ichika in far greater depth than any of the previous episodes, and gave us some indication as to what might happen as the story unfolds.

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Ano Natsu de Matteru 03 – Kaito, Ichika and Rinon’s cup ramen


I love how Ichika's realisation is framed within a film lens.

Ano Natsu is quickly becoming a firm favourite for this season, managing to blend romance and comedy into a brilliant mix of errors, unsaid feelings and emotional turmoil, coupled with witty dialogue and excellent characters.

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