Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Anime: La Corda d'Oro aka The Golden String (2006)

Started this anime over the weekend. Cute, easy, classical music-themed anime with a likeable female protagonist and reverse-harem guys. This is another title based on a video game targeted towards female audiences with a more in-depth romance manga adaptation to boot. We sure do like these reverse-harems.

Kahoko Hino runs into a musical fairy who grants her a magic violin and persuades her to enter the school music competition. She learns the joys of music and grows closer to her competitors through her musical discovery. Will comment further once the series is complete.

*Update 8-4-10* Season 1 starts to drag a bit near the middle-to-end when Kahoko starts to question her love for the violin once the magic wears off. I think they spent a tad too many episodes around her struggle and coming to terms. Overall the ending was similar to the previous reverse-harem anime I watched, meaning female gets no one in the end but inspires all with her determination and devotion to her violin. Uh huh. Okay. Encore parts 1 & 2 were unnecessary, just more screen time with an introduction to one new character who is also inspired by Kahoko and decides to play the viola again. Uh huh. Love the animation and opening theme song so I'll bump it up to 3 out of 5 stars.

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