true tears 02

true tears

Hiromi-centric episode, as she gets jealous when Shinichiro involvement with Isurugi Noe gets spread around the school. She approaches Shinichiro to ask him to introduce Noe to her, to become friends, but Noe takes the initiative and points out that Hiromi doesn’t like her.

Well, that was unexpected for a second episode, with the drama already starting. It seems that Hiromi isn’t as cold as she seems initially, and in fact, this episode hints of a past time where she was friends with Shinichiro and it seems she does harbour feelings for him, although what exactly it is, only time with tell now. Somehow, I’m really attracted to Hiromi the most now, in part mostly for her character design.

Noe herself is also pretty sharp and I’m really intrigued with her character now, with all the extraordinary things that she does, yet she seems to have a firm grip on herself and the world around her. I’m wondering who is it that she’s living with though. A brother? A relative? Seems like it’ll be revealed next week.

P.A. Works’ godly level of animation continues on, and their quality of animation already makes true tears a worthwhile watch just to get a feel of the quality. They really do pay a lot of attention to their work. I think the thing that catches my eye the most this episode is how dynamic Hiromi’s hair is animated, either free-flowing or tied in a single pigtail. While it might seem to be weird of me to notice that, but it’s the small details like this that are usually ignored the most, so I’m happy to say that this is surely a sign of P.A. Works’ dedication to quality.


  1. lulu Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

    what impresses me most in this series is probably the soundtrack.
    this is the first time i heard eufonius’s composer work on the soundtrack for an anime series, and i absolutely love it =D

    not to mention the pure awesomeness of the eufonius op and yuuki aira ed.

    the overall production quality of this show (animation and music) seems to be on par w/, if not better than, some of kyoani’s latest works. lets just hope the writing can match up (im not worried so far from what im seeing)

  2. TehShien Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    I agree that Noe became a little more interesting this episode but Aiko remains my fav for the being, even if she has got pretty little screen time so far =w=b

  3. Stripey Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    Oh yes, I noticed the hair too! The last bit when Hiromi bowed in apology, her hair slithered off like a silk scarf… beautiful animation.

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 1:36 am

    @lulu: hmm, so far, the soundtrack hasn’t been that impressive to me, but I think it’s because the visuals are too nice, I get distracted by it.

    @Stripey: Oh yeah, that part was just pure awesome, even if it’s a mundane scene.

  5. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    yeah ,I was wonderign that too. Who was that guy?

    Anyway, this series is staring to grown on me. With everything going on around Shini’chiro and those two; his dream of becoming a writer (that’s his goal right?) and now the reason behind Noe’s actions.

    I’m with this show to teh end.

  6. Kanon_fan82 Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 9:10 am

    *Sigh* looks like Shini’chiro has developed classical harem amnesia where Hiromi is concerned………why do they always use that technique????

    that aside, this is shaping up to be a great series :)……I think this will be one of the non-crap shows of the season *thumbs up*

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