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His and Her Circumstances 

Kareshi kanojo no jijou (original title)
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TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.




1999   1998  



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Series cast summary:
Atsuko Enomoto ...
 Yukino Miyazawa (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christopher Nicholas ...
 Soichiro Arima (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dick Rodstein ...
 Mr. Kawashima (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chihiro Suzuki ...
 Soichiro Arima (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Yukino Miyazawa (26 episodes, 1998-1999)


TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.

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28 October 1998 (USA)  »

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The director Hideaki Anno had a disagreement with the "Kare Kano" Manga author and the Gainax studio so he quit working on the anime in the last episodes. He was replaced by an another director. See more »


Tsubasa Shibahime: So, I'll be happy.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over films shot while moving through the halls of an unoccupied Japanese high school. See more »


Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »


Yume no Naka e
by Enomoto Atsuko and Suzuki Chihiro
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A shining anime
12 December 2004 | by (Croatia, Europe) – See all my reviews

After "His and her circumstances" Hideaki Anno has become one of my 2-3 favorite anime directors, and also one of my favorite directors generally. I am still a little uneasy for claiming his anime "Fushigi no Umi no Nadia" is only good, but "Shin Seiki Evangelin" is still my 2nd favorite anime. Anno just simply knows how to connect the styles of Jean-Luc Godard and Steven Spielberg: he is artistic, deep and innovative, but at the same time amusing and light, captivating also a wide audience. I can't wait to find his live action movie "Cutey Honey" somewhere on DVD!

What is "His and her" about? Well, it's a drama/comedy/romance series centering over 2 teenagers falling in love, Yukino and Arima. Yukino is a brilliant character: at home she is wearing glasses and ugly jogging suit, but at school she is COMPLETELY different. She wears contact lenses and classy school uniform to present herself as a perfect, handsome student. When Arima ( I loved his voice in English ) becomes no.1 on the list of best students and she only no.2 she get's furious! But later on they fall in love.


The directing style is brilliant. If Golden Globes and Oscars would be giving awards to anime TV series, Anno would have surely won one for this. It's truly art to make something out of nothing, and boy, some scenes here are classic. For example, the pilot episode. When Yukino is asking herself how do other people see her she is shown walking together with some girls who are praising her- and in the background the subtitles are saying: "Public approval". When Arima asks her what her favorite music is she is saying Brahms and Mozart, but her "ghost" from her face is saying the truth to the audience: rock 'n 'roll! The intercourse sequence between them in episode 18 ( which is presented in symbolic pictures like glowing spots uniting in the dark ) is pure poetry! Be sure not to miss it!

Still, as much as I love it, I have to admit that Anno failed me on 2 things. One is a minor point: the animation is a yo-yo, full of caricature design that's a little too goofy sometimes. The other one is a major point: the open ( unfinished ) ending. I am so sad that they didn't end this properly because the story was still continuing in the Manga. And I'm afraid there wont be a sequel to this. "His and her" is in my top 10 anime list. It's currently no.3. If it weren't for the awful end, it may have truly been my no.1. But still, it's story about the first love between Yukino and Arima is more beautiful than my first love ever was.

Grade: 8/10

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