Fuuka [7/10]

 “Yuu Haruna just moved into town and loves to use Twitter. Out on his way to buy dinner, he bumps into a mysterious girl, Fuuka Akitsuki, who breaks his phone thinking he was trying to take a picture of her panties. How will his new life change now?” -MAL News
Got roped into this one by a friend and I could’ve gone through the season without it (Sorry Jeremy!).
The story starts of with the cliché scenario, transfer student is accused of taking pervy pictures of the heroine and then they end up in the same class. The story does pick up the pace when Fuuka decides to start a band with Yuu. Everything is all well and good until Koyuki-chan enters the scene and this is when things start getting out of control. Throughout the show the characters make a lot of irrational decision which make the story get a little hectic. You have to ask, why would they do this or that? The characters’ actions are so illogical that it was physically painful to continue watching it week after week.
Artwork & Animation:
It’s great to see some 2D concert performances in Fuuka, lately a lot of anime that deal with music tend to go straight to 3D animation for more fluid and nice looking performances, but 2D animation tends to make the audience feel more connected to the story. Along with nice character designs and the scenery art work, it’s one of the things that make this anime stand out.
Visual speaking I enjoyed the characters, but after watching the entire anime, and witnessing their thoughts and actions, I didn’t like them at all. The exceptions are HedgeHog the band, and even then the reappearance of the singer and bassist were pointless besides the reunion of the band. No reason on why they left nor why they returned! Fuuka, our hot-headed stubborn heroine, makes impulse decision but forget that her decision making also determines everyone else’s future. Ignorant and selfish she makes awful decision because of her own emotions and that bugged me throughout the entire show. Other characters that bugged me were Yuu, Koyuki, and Nachi.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
If you were to ask me why you should even consider watching Fuuka at all, I’d say it would be for the music. The music that the band performs, as well as Koyuki, are all phenomenal!
To be frank, it’s was hard to continue on with show to the very end, I got behind on the anime because I kept putting it off week after week. I’ll definitely be purchasing the band songs once they become available though!
Overall: score 7
Despite having very ignorant characters, but the show carries itself well with it’s good art and great music. But the story is filled with pointless drama, and awful decision making on the character’s part, which could be a turn off for those who haven’t seen the show.

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