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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.
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Series cast summary:
Atsuko Enomoto Atsuko Enomoto ...  Yukino Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Megan Hollingshead ...  Kano Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Christopher Nicholas Christopher Nicholas ...  Soichiro Arima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Dick Rodstein Dick Rodstein ...  Mr. Kawashima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ...  Soichiro Arima 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Veronica Taylor ...  Yukino Miyazawa 26 episodes, 1998-1999
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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.

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Official Sites:

Gainax | Hakusensha

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre elle et lui See more »

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Gainax, J.C. Staff, SoftX See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The production of the series ran concurrently with the production of the manga so closely that when the production staff of the series caught up with the current events of the manga, they had to fill episodes with more and more recap filler in order to give the manga more time to develop. See more »

Quotes

Asaba Hideaki: Hey, I'll go to together.
Yukino Miyazawa: No!
[Subtitle: definitely "NO"]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD release has an alternate scene of episode 18 when Yukino and Arima are having intercourse. The Japanese version features some tasteful stills of them. The American release by Right Stuf only features a blank screen. See more »

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

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Kaze Hiita Yoru
by Yuki Watanabe & Maria Yamamoto
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This one really affected me
9 February 2007 | by refresh_daemonSee all my reviews

This is a good, dare I say great, example of animation. Yes, it has some flaws and they are similar to the flaws that Neon Genesis Evangelion suffered--primarily, a bit of repetitiveness and an ending to the series that leaves a lot of loose ends untied.

Surprisingly, I didn't really mind that the end didn't wrap up the story lines, but I can see how it might annoy most viewers. It introduces a cyclical overtheme to the series (and I guess it makes you want to read the comic books to get the rest of the story).

I didn't like the repetitiveness. The series is bogged down with three episodes that are (for the most part) recaps of the series up until that point. That's three out of twenty-six. Furthermore, most shows open up with a recap eliminating the need for the larger recaps, as the opening recap sums up the series pretty well (and much more quickly than the show-long recaps). Also, there are multiple (three, I think) times where a monologue about the state of Japan in the 1990's appears, followed by a recap. It was fine the first time, but the following two times--at full length--was a little too much.

Other than that, the show is excellent. The characters are well drawn out and complex and the plot lines are believable. The art is fantastic and often changes genres and modes but still maintains a consistency. When the show is funny, it's hilarious and when it's serious, it's often moving. The introspective nature of the characters are a plus too. Although normally it's not that good to listen to the inner monologues of the characters, sometimes, such as in The Wonder Years and also in this show and Evangelion, it really adds to the depth of the characters.

This is a series that really affected me and in a good way. It almost always left a smile on my face (the exceptions being those aforementioned recap episodes). This show and Cowboy Bebop are now my favorite anime series. Highly recommended. 10/10.


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