A poignant story about an eccentric girl leading a buckled under pianist back to music that has a very strong start, starts moving in circles for a while in the middle (it would’ve probably done better as 13 episode show without those extra characters), and then ends with a damn nuclear bang.
|Attractive character designs||The plot starts going around in circles when Kaori is absent for the most of the second half|
|Beautiful, effective background music||There should have been more co-op performances with Kaori|
|Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters (especially Kaori)||Romance doesn’t go as far as it could have|
|Tasteful, well-written romance||Not the most groundbreaking or original of stories|
|Captivating plot, especially during the first half|
|A strong ending|