I am not completely sure what direction Ano natsu de Matteru is going plot-wise but episode 3 and 4 were still a lot of fun to watch. What the series needs is some type of conflict that has yet to occur thus far in the series. What happened to the characters plan to make a movie? It seems to have fallen apart already. At the end of episode 4, summer is about to start. Ano Natsu de Matteru is translated as “Waiting in the Summer,” I suspect that if this anime is going to have a plot, it will take place during the summer break.
I have come to the conclusion that both Kai and Ichika are extremely dumb. There is no way around the fact that they are completely clueless about everything going on around them. We will start with Kai. How does he not know Ichika is an alien? It is painstakingly obvious. First of all she has a 12-inch tall, pink alien creature and not once does Kai ever question its existence. Kai has some type of alien disease, which keeps flaring up. Ichika uses her lips to cure the disease but Kai acts dumb and takes it as a sign of her liking him. He is also completely clueless about Kanna’s feeling for him. Kai has been stuck in his own little world for the past few episodes and hopefully he will realize this soon. Ichika has been paranoid the past few episodes. She thought for a while that Kai knew her secret, that she is an alien. She is oblivious to the fact that Kai has the major hotts for her.
(Why is there a highschool of the dead reference, they aren’t even the same studio)
This dumb love triangle between Kai, Ichika and Kanna is what the past 2 episodes have consisted of and Tetsuro, Mio and Remon have really taken a back seat as characters. They have been spending their time following around the more “important” characters. The series has really yet to give them enough time to develop. They are interesting and somewhat unique characters. Remon is insane, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she was an alien herself. I want to know more about her, screw Kai and Ichika. Mio has a crush on Tetsuro but they show has barely touched on this. Ano natsu de Matteru is turning into a romance anime but they are developing this relationship, which should be considered an important part of the series.
(poor little alien)
I am sorry I have so little to write about. The past 2 episodes have really been spent on the romantic aspects of the series. I hope the following episodes will give me more material to write about. I still have high hopes for this series and I expect some interesting things to happen now that the series is in the summer season.
Thank you for reading.
Sincerely your Xana
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