Bokura ga ita

So, I watched Bokura ga ita. I got the first episode to have a go with it and see if it was interesting. Even though very simple visually the story and characters were good enough to catch my attention. It’s a 26 episode anime and I could hardly wait to see what happened after most of the episodes ended. So I got them all and watched them almost non-stop. It’s that good.

The story presents the relation of a young couple of high schoolers, Nanami and Yano, mostly narrated from the girl’s point of view. I’m no girl but can’t help wonder if a girl that age thinks as much or is as mature as Nana appears to be. Hell, my last girlfriend was way more immature and both of us are no longer teens. It’s been a long while since I’ve seen somebody as insightful as Nanami appears to be. We can also see a progression from the reactions of an early teen to more intimate and complex dialogs as they reach 17, and sometimes one has to stop a moment and think what it’s going on. Again, the insights, the feelings, the doubts and step forward to step back, it’s a great drama.

The ending is… unexpected. Just will say that I can’t wait to get the manga to see how things unfold. The manga picks up when the anime ends but I have no idea how things may go. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it in any language other than Japanese.

I just wish I had something as motivating as anime in French. Makes me want to learn the language.

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BTW, Bokura ga ita means “we were there”.

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