Natsuiro Kiseki Episode 2

So in this week’s episode, the rock activates again. Was a bit more interesting than that first episode was. I was curious about how this show was planning on handling the rock. I guess they’ll spend a lot of the time figuring out how the rock works, but the main point is that the wishing thing is going to be a constantly present factor. I guess it might make things entertaining…I just hope they don’t overdo it. Pretty comical stuff after the rock forced Natsumi and Saki together, though.

Based on what I’ve seen so far, I can’t figure out the consistency for the rock’s power. At first, I thought that all four had to make the wish for it to happen, but Yuka and Rinko seem to have made it work. Maybe it’s something that all four of them have to just want? Or maybe just whoever’s at the rock can do it? And how does the wish wear off? So confused…Wonder when we’ll find out for sure. The conflict with Saki seems to have been resolved quickly…guess that means the cast is assembled? Wonder how that kid who’s friends with Natsumi’s brother is going to factor into everything, since he saw everyone flying and all. That’s gotta be important. Next week looks to be more experimentation with the rock. Let’s see where it goes. Still so many questions…

Natsuiro Kiseki Episode 1

So like most things, I went into this show with absolutely no idea what to expect. So I had no idea that bit where the girls start flying would be coming. I really don’t know what the direction of this show is supposed to be. I went in expecting a normal slice-of-life with just random episodes of school life. But the show immediately introduces drama in the form of Mizukoshi Saki transferring and attempting to break ties with everyone else before leaving. Is there actually a plot going on in the background?

As for the characters, Aizawa Natsumi seems to play the role of main character, Saki seems to be the more serious one, Hanaki Yuka seems to be the cheerful optimist, and Tamaki Rinko seems to be the more silent and shy one. Was I just nuts, or did Yuka and Rinko just seem like side characters? The show seemed to focus only on Saki and Natsumi. As for the music, I thought the opening sounded decent, but the vocals seemed a bit off. Maybe the harmony wasn’t quite right? I’m not sure whether it was an insert song or the ending, but the song that was playing when the girls were flying sounded a lot better. I’m curious about where this show will go, so I’ll keep watching.