Haruchika

Title:Haruchika
HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
Haruta & Chika
Haruta & Chika ハルチカ ~ハルタとチカは青春する~ (Japanese)
Overall:Unevaluated
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Notables: Animation - P.A. Works
BRIDCUTT Emi Sarah
SAITOU Soma
Haruta and Chika are members of their high school wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.
(Synopsis courtesy of ANN)

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3136#628]
(Two episodes watched):

Although I wasn't bored by it, not many things to mention here leapt to my mind as I watched episode one of Haruchika. It reminded me of Hibike! Euphonium, of course; the club advisor who once had a stellar career in music but for some reason threw it away sounded familiar as well. Perhaps the main 'mystery' here will be figuring out why that happened. Or maybe it will be figuring out who sent him an anonymous love letter in episode one (it wasn't Chika, was it?). A strange romantic triangle, involving Mr. Kusakabe, Haruka and Chika (a boy) emerges--that should be curious. The characters seemed okay, so I decided to continue watching this show, at least for the time being. In episode two the tactics that were used to persuade a talented girl to join the band seemed kind of melodramatic to me. It was obvious that we were supposed to have been moved by what was supposed to be an emotional scene near the end, but the trick Haru used to solve a mystery (and the mystery itself) seemed rather implausible to me and I couldn't get very emotional (at least not in the way the makers of this show wanted). I guess this show will be a combination of a 'let's form a band' show and a 'let's solve a mystery in each episode' show. But the mysteries seem rather dull and the characters haven't grown much either. I could see the writing on the wall and decided to abandon Haruchika.

Last updated Wednesday, February 15 2017. Created Friday, January 08 2016.

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