Tsurezure Children [Review]
“Young love—it takes many unique and fascinating forms that flourish as children begin to mature into adults. From being unable to confess to not knowing what real love actually feels like, various obstacles can arise when learning about romantic attraction for the first time. But underneath all that, young love is something truly beautiful to behold, leading to brand new experiences for those young and in love.” -ANN
Tsurezure Children is one of those shows that brings you back to your “first love in high school” days and the trials and tribulations that come along with it. Love comes in a variety of forms, whether that’s admiration for someone talent, looks, kindness, or even their tolerance for your own personality. Tsurezure Children explores the love stories of several characters and how each reaches their own special conclusion of love. While there isn’t an overarching story, its appeal comes from character interaction and the growth of each individual character.
Artwork & Animation:
The artwork and the animation aren’t the most spectacular thing you’ve ever seen, but simplicity helps emphasizes the dialogue and body language of the characters. Allowing for a more engaging and relatable character, who are the stars of the show.
I could an entire essay on the characters and their growth individually, but I’ll keep this section as short and sweet as much as I can! As I mentioned in the story section, each couple goes through love in their own unique way, which makes this show so appealing, because love isn’t just “love at first sight” or “they are my fated soulmate”. Love comes in many forms and that’s important to get across.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
The soundtrack is mainly comprised of piano and string leads and accompanied by a varied of instruments. Much like the art, its simple and the versatility of piano and strings allow for both happy uplifting songs and slower and emotional pieces.
While I did enjoy the funny love shenanigans that occurred throughout the show, because these are only 12-minute episodes, the dialogue felt very fast. Honestly, the show would’ve been much more successful had it been 24-minutes episodes allowing some breathing room between lines to allow the audience to take in the emotions that were being displayed on the screen.
With a great take on love and it’s many forms, Tzuresure Children is an innocent show that is all about youth. The simple art and soundtrack compliment the intricate character development creating a fun-filled show that will have you falling in love all over again!
Best Girl: Minagawa Yuki
Yuki is the most down earth character from the show, in my opinion, also her habit to tease Jun in any way possible is the cutest thing ever.
Honorable Mention: Sasahara Satsuki
Ok I’m not gonna lie, Sasahara’s confession got me right in the feels and I couldn’t help tearing up a bit….so yeah…