edited on September 13th, 2023 at 08:44 pm
“Bokura ga Ita” aka “We Were There” is a romance anime series based on the manga of the same name by Yuki Obata. The anime was produced by the studio Artland and directed by Akitaro Daichi.
Back, when I first watched it, I’d rather go for older stuff than the newcoming ones. Just because of the waiting-time for each episode.
The story follows the life of a high school girl named Nanami Takahashi, who falls in love with a popular and mysterious boy named Yano Motoharu. The series explores their complex relationship, including the ups and downs of first love, the challenges of dealing with past traumas, and the complexities of adolescent relationships.
“Bokura ga Ita” portrays young love and relationships in a realistic way. As in delving into the complexities of relationships and explores the emotional turmoil that can arise from falling in love for the first time. It also tackles some serious issues, such as grief and loss, which adds depth to the story and the characters.
As I find griefing and loss important topics, it’s great of the series to take that into the story.
The opening theme of the anime, “Nanairo no Kaze” by Cinnamon Jelly, sets the tone for the series with its gentle melody and soft vocals. It’s a beautiful song that perfectly captures the mood of the anime.
The animation style is simple yet beautiful, with soft colors and gentle animation that perfectly captures the emotional tone of the series. The characters are well-drawn and expressive, making it easy for viewers to empathize with their emotions and struggles.
I love the humour between the characters and how the style switches depending on the situation, they’re in a kind of “chibi” style. Or sometimes you see all the features or even not that detailed.
The voice acting in is excellent, with each actor perfectly capturing the nuances of their character’s emotions and personalities. It’s a testament to the skill of the voice actors that they can convey so much emotion through their performances.
The voices are pleasant to listen to. Not like those characters which have just such a shrill voice that it’s not that nice listening to. That’s not the case here.
The beach arc is one of my favourite arcs. It covers several episodes, is a beautiful and emotional story arc that explores the complexities of Yano and Nanami‘s relationship. It’s a turning point, as the couple becomes more intimate and faces new challenges together.
I saw it exploring themes of growth, self-discovery, and finding one’s place in the world, which are relatable and inspiring.
The final episode of the anime is a beautiful and emotional conclusion to the series. It’s a satisfying ending that brings closure to the story and leaves viewers with a feeling of hope and optimism.
“Bokura ga Ita” is a touching and emotional anime that is well worth watching if you’re a fan of romance and drama. Its realistic portrayal of young love and complex relationships is sure to strike a chord with viewers and leave a lasting impression.
I enjoyed it a lot back when I watched it, still remember that. The topic around grief and loss didn’t get me as much as it does nowadays.
A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0
Have you seen the anime? Do you plan to? What do you think of it? Let me know in the commets!