Tsukigakirei: Underrated Romance of the Season


“Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and feelings. As their final year at junior high school progresses, the group overcome their challenges to mature and become aware of changes in themselves.”

The new Spring anime season is underway now with hard-hitters like Attack on Titan Season 2 and My Hero Academia Season 2 already making their debut episode release. Mixed in with these shows is one some may overlook, Tsukigakirei or in English, As the Moon, So Beautiful.

Tsukigakirei is produced by studio feel. which is the same studio that produced My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! and directed by Seiji Kishi who directed Angel Beats! so this has all the makings of an amazing romance show.

Kotarou Azumi, a quiet boy who loves books. Just recently taken notice of Akane Mizuno.

Akane Mizuno, a track star at the middle school. She struggles with anxiety problems and carries a lucky charm around to calm her down.

Tsukigakirei boasts amazing background visuals that give it a Makoto Shinkai feel.

This show has all the attributes to make it a real dark horse this season. Amazing visuals, good music, and likable characters with a touching story. What else could you want?


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