After the Rain, Episode 8: If You Were the Servant, What Would You Do?

Retreating from the unpalatable romantic scenes that occurred in the last episode, After the Rain this week returns to the sometimes discomforting, sometimes humorous dance between Tachibana and Kondo, the latter of which continues to emphasize a point he made after giving her an amorous hug in episode 7: the two are just friends. Friendship… Read More After the Rain, Episode 8: If You Were the Servant, What Would You Do?

What Would it Take for You to Approve of After the Rain’s Romance?

One of the most controversial (and best) shows this season has been After the Rain, a seinen series examining a blossoming May-December romance between 17-year-old high school student, Akira Tachibana, and 45-year-old Masami Kondou, the manager of the restaurant at which she works. The question for a lot of viewers was similar to those for… Read More What Would it Take for You to Approve of After the Rain’s Romance?