After the Rain, Episode 6: The Past and the Present

Episode six of After the Rain was one of the best of the series thus far. In an episode where nothing much seems to happen, where people are mostly just walking around during the middle of summer, there's a cacophony of emotions swirling that start bringing the past into focus as it collides with the… Continue reading After the Rain, Episode 6: The Past and the Present

After the Rain, Episode 5: Take Me As I Am

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Episode five of After the Rain begins as if it's almost a throwaway episode, one in which Tachibana dreams of domestic bliss with Kondo. But it ends up being about more than that—episode five is an exploration of what it means to accept someone as they are, and how you have to push beneath the… Continue reading After the Rain, Episode 5: Take Me As I Am

First Impressions: Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)

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When a rain comes, it brings with it many things: memories from the past, encounters that wouldn't occur outside a storm, and a clean chance at a new future. The rain and nostalgia motif plays strongly in Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, a series that's taking the prize this year for most controversial material… Continue reading First Impressions: Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)