Natsuyuki Rendezvous [First Impressions]
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Notable Seiyuu(s): Nakamura Yuuichi, Fukuyama Jun, Ohara Sayaka, Touma Yumi
OP: “Mune Kyun-kei no Ballad” by Yūya Matsushita
ED: “Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Natsuyuki Fuyuhana~” by Aimer
Summary: A young man with poor eyesight named Hazuki works part-time in a flower shop and falls hard for the shop-owner Rokka. But what happens when he discovers that residing in her apartment is the spirit of the man she can never forget?
I’m quite late on this, but ever since Natsuyuki Rendezvous aired I was finding it difficult to put my emotions into words. The word beautiful is an understatement. The watercolors help add a light-hearted feel to the atmosphere, creating a warm and pure setting for the cast. Because of that, the voice acting was truly brilliant in Natsuyuki because you could really feel the emotions each character displayed (even as subtle as it may seem); creating a sense of realism and life in the individual characters.
Not only that, the flow between each scene was more than befitting – whether we were given a vibrant and colourful atmosphere or a gloomy and lonely atmosphere, the staff behind Natsuyuki Rendzevous knows how to transition between each scene while continuing to make it feel like reality. I know I’m being really blunt right now but Natsuyuki really made me lost for words because of the staff’s brilliant effort in evoking realism not just in the characters but the settings our characters are in. There’s no way you’d want to knock this off without giving it a try folks.