Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
So this was adapter from a visual novel, huh? It shows. I can’t begin to explain to you how incredibly vague the first episode was. It is pretty rare to see anime adaptions of visual novels do well when it comes to ratings.
The artwork, I think, is not the only issue here. I can’t understand it. Respectable companies are behind the production, so why do the characters look so strange? Their expressions are dreadful and their mouths are just the worst. In one scene one of the characters’ mouth was where he cheek should be (somewhere round the seven minute mark of the first episode).
The artwork isn’t the only thing that’s lacking. The story makes very little sense. I understand that the protagonists child hood friend wants to be more than just friends, but then they show us that accident, after that they show us another scene with her completely fine. I have no idea what is going on.
I suppose I could recommend this to people that don’t have high standards when it comes to artwork and that don’t mind a bit of mystery solving, because god knows this story requires that skill. I have very little hope for this one.
Plot Summary: The story is set one autumn at the beginning of the 21st century in the Uchihama area. Uchihama Academy is growing by leaps and bounds. With the construction of a new school building, there will be one last General Club Festival at the old building that is slated to be closed. The students vow to go all out to make this final cultural festival a success.
The Astronomy Club of the protagonist Sou Akiyama is filled with the big names on campus. Just before the festival on October 1, the club receives a request from the student executive committee to calm the uneasiness among the students. There are reports of ghost sightings, accidents, sleeping sickness, and other mysterious incidents at the old building. When Yui Furukawa, a quiet girl who transfered late into the school, appears before Sou, the gears of fate slowly begin to move.